Top 10 Best Beach Resorts in Belize
Belize is one of the last unspoiled places on the planet and is rapidly growing in popularity as a must-visit destination in the Caribbean and Central America.
In the last few weeks, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and Conde Nast Traveler selected Belize as eco-destination travelers should visit in 2019.
With its white sandy beaches, lush rainforests, numerous ancient Maya cities and close proximity to the world’s second largest barrier reef, Belize is the ultimate travel destination.
Take a look at our expert top picks for the best beach resorts in Belize.
Belize Beach Resort#1
Chabil Mar, Maya for “Beautiful Sea”, is The Guest Exclusive Resort of Placencia, Belize. A boutique resort of 19 Villas and a Honeymoon Suite, Chabil Mar is situated on 400 feet of gorgeous oceanfront and a stroll along the beach to Placencia Village, the closest full-service resort to the Village, where our guests can partake of the Village restaurants, shops, and nightlife at their leisure.
At Chabil Mar each villa on this lushly landscaped property is uniquely designed and furnished, appointed with original artwork, and feature excellent views of the Caribbean from personal verandas. In addition, two infinity beach-side pools, nestled in lush tropical gardens, grace the property.
Belize Beach Resort#2
Victoria House is an award-winning luxury resort located on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, in the Western Caribbean and is one of the most luxurious places you’ll ever want to stroll around barefoot. The 42 room resort spans ten acres of white sand beaches and lush tropical gardens. Whether you choose to bask in the warm Caribbean sun, fish, dive, snorkel or visit an ancient Mayan ruin, Victoria House is the place to stay for your Vacation, Honeymoon or Destination Wedding.
Over the years, Victoria House Belize Resort has received award recognition from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Johansens and Trip Advisor. Victoria House is also a member of Andrew Harper and the Signature Travel Network.
Belize Beach Resort#3
Nestled 3.5 miles north of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye is a haven for romance, barefoot luxury, relaxation, and adventure known as Coco Beach Resort.
This 4-star luxury beach resort offers the utmost in beachfront relaxation, including two large free-form swimming pools, swim-up pool bar, Jacuzzi and waterslide. Coco Beach has some of the best accommodations on Ambergris Caye. To suit every guest’s needs, Coco Beach Resort offers a wide range of accommodations from hotel rooms that sleep two to sea view penthouse suites that sleep six. Daily Housekeeping is provided with all accommodations.
Belize Beach Resort#4
Dreaming of utter seclusion and a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Make your dream a reality at Coco Plum Island Resort. Dotted with beach beds, lounge chairs, and swaying hammocks, this Belize all-inclusive beach resort is the perfect place to cast your worries away. They’ve thought of just about everything to make your Belize beach vacation as easy and seamless as possible.
Belize Beach Resort#5
Turtle Inn is a true labor of love. Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. Turning disaster into triumph, the Coppolas led a two-year reclamation project that has created a magnificent luxury hotel in Belize that consistently ranks among the best in Central and South America.
This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Luxury Belize resort dwellings are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and are naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes.
Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for your daily enjoyment.
Belize Beach Resort#6
Laru Beya is located in the Placencia Peninsula and takes its name from the Garifuna phrase for “on the beach”. The resort features room service, a private beach area, and an outdoor swimming pool. Activities like snorkeling, diving, and fishing can be arranged at the resort and guests can also use the resort as a base to explore Maya archeological sites, caves, and wildlife in Southern Belize.
Guest rooms highlight Placencia’s culture with artwork and furniture produced by local artisans. Prepare meals or future awards-show speeches in the full kitchen of a one- or two-bedroom suite, or head to The Quarter Deck to feast on local seafood and tropical fruits in an open-air thatch dining room.
You’ll find more restaurants and nightlife in Placencia, just a 10-minute drive down the peninsula.
Belize Beach Resort#7
As one of the newest luxury properties on the island of Ambergris Caye, Las Terrazas is a Preferred Boutique Resort and the only member of Preferred Hotel Group in Belize. Located just 3.5 miles north of San Pedro, Las Terrazas Resort invites you to experience exceptional, spacious townhome-style accommodations and gracious hospitality at their oceanfront retreat.
Situated on one of the most beautiful and secluded private beaches, their Ambergris Caye resort is an exhilarating tropical playground where you can discover Belize; “Mother Nature’s best-kept secret.” Experience world-class attractions from diving and snorkeling, the lavish Serenity Spa and Wellness Center, fishing, zip lining, and cave tubing, Mayan Ruins, or snoozing on the beach. How best to relax is entirely up to you.
Belize Beach Resort#8
Set on a secluded stretch of natural white-sand beach facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica offers a choice of 26 intimate villas, including 25 single casitas and 1 two-bedroom villa. Vibrantly colored and exotic with thatched roofs, their villas are uniquely decorated with hints of Central American motifs and original art collected from around the world.
The villas are spacious, privately located from each other and include Matachica’s distinctive features of large traditional mosaic bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private patios with hammocks, Matouk & Frette linens with feather duvets, bathrobes and daily maid service. All rooms have private safes.
Belize Beach Resort#9
Belizean Dreams is an intimate, locally owned and managed all-inclusive beach resort nestled on the coast of Hopkins Village, in southern Belize. Accommodations and packages are tailored to providing vacations to discerning travelers who crave relaxation, romance, and adventure. They are dedicated to facilitating all kinds of vacation experiences.
Travelers can choose from several packages: Belize Jungle & Beach Package, Romance or Honeymoon Package, Inland & Island Package, Just-Chillin’ Package, and the Ultimate Diving Package.
Belize Beach Resort#10
Opened in 2003, the stellar reputation of The Placencia Hotel & Residences (http://www.theplacencia.com) has now gained further accolades and notoriety. While already an impressive resort and property, the addition of the new Casino at the Placencia has added a new dimension to the stay and play resort.
Sure, you can still spend your holiday lounging on the beach, patronizing the spa and eating gourmet food, but the addition of Belize’s new casino gaming’s epicenter makes The Placencia the one-stop, must-visit destination in the region. Offering a full range of gaming, you can enjoy the excitement of the casino action and then relax by the beautiful, swim up bar and watch the activity at the new mega-yacht marina. Whether swimming, snorkeling, fishing or planning your future trip to the upcoming golf course, there is something for everyone, every hour of every day. the 24/7 playground in paradise.
Belize Beach Resort#11
The Cove is one of the most beautiful and luxurious accommodations on the Ambergris Caye. A collection of eight secluded, luxurious seafront villas each elegantly decorated with its own unique style and décor. Enjoy, not only, your very own private in-bath jacuzzi, but also the chance to rise to the sounds of the ocean lapping against the shoreline, and stepping out from your master suite directly into a bevy of cascading pools just footsteps away from your bedroom door.
Each of these spacious villas is meticulously decorated and feature fully equipped gourmet kitchens, private verandahs overlooking the Caribbean, king size beds, 52″ HD Flat screen TVs, iPod™ docking stations, DVD players, and an assortment of books, games, and DVDs for you to enjoy. Private, spacious luxury is at the forefront of the tastefully adorned villas each providing all the necessities, comforts, and conveniences of home. These three bedroom villas are well suited for large family groups or couples traveling together who are seeking an intimate, secluded and elegant holiday home for extended vacations or special occasions. One and two bedroom options are also available.
If you visit Belize, please note:
Quick Overview of Belize
Belize is a rewarding, authentic destination for travelers in search of unique, intimate experiences in a Caribbean/Central American getaway.
A Belize vacation will stir your soul, expand your mind and change your life.
Serenely situated in one of the last unspoiled places on earth, you can easily tour Belize’s rainforests, dive the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef or explore mystical Maya temple cities – all during the same adventure.
The multitude of experiences offered by this compact paradise refreshes travelers of all kinds. A single day can take you cross-country through temple tours to marina-side martinis overlooking turquoise water. Belize is renowned for both its preserved ancient treasures as well as its welcoming residents – often referred to as the country’s greatest natural resource.
An enduring commitment to the preservation of Belizean lands and waters inspires a genuine and intimate connection with Belize. Wherever you come from, you are welcome to take part in extraordinary escapades without ever feeling like a stranger.
Every journey promises opportunities to capture every moment and let the senses come alive. For generations, the English-speaking people of Belize have demonstrated a cultural commitment to preserve the country’s one-of-a-kind charms.
Through a convergence of natural wonder, delightful people, savory food and rare adventures, you can truly be one with Belize.
Belize, previously British Honduras, lies on the East coast of Central America and in the heart of the Caribbean Basin. It is bordered by Mexico to the North, Guatemala to the West and South, and the Caribbean Sea to the East.
Geographically Belize is located between 15° 52′ 9″ and 18° 29′ 55″ North Latitude, and 87° 28″ and 89° 13′ 67″ West Longitude with an area of 8,866 sq. miles including 266 sq. miles of islands. The cayes or islands, the offshore atolls, and the barrier reef are the main attractions to Belize.
The barrier reef, which is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, is 185 miles long. The cayes and atolls provide a great opportunity for SCUBA diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking, and also serve as a habitat for both nesting birds and turtles. In the central part of Belize, the land is higher.
It is between 1,500 and 3,680 feet above sea level in the Mountain Pine Ridge Area and the Maya Mountains.
Breathtaking waterfalls, historic Mayan cities, and majestic mountains are but a few of the attractions that can be enjoyed in this area.
The climate is subtropical, with a brisk prevailing wind from the Caribbean Sea. The country has an annual mean temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity is nicely tempered by the Sea breezes. The variation in weather further emphasizes the interesting difference in elevation, geology, plant and animal life. Summer high temperatures, are normally around 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter lows have rarely gone below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, even at night.
Normally, the rainy season is usually between June and November and the dry season is between February and May. Usually, the weather becomes cooler at the end of October and this lasts up until February. Average humidity is 85 percent. Annual rainfall ranges from 50 inches in the North to 170 inches in the South.
The population of approximately 360,000 people consists of a mixture of Creoles, Garifunas, Mestizos, Mayas, Caucasians, Mennonites, Lebanese, Chinese, and East Indians. Belize has gained a widespread reputation for its friendly people.
English is the official language of Belize, Spanish is the second language and Creole is the commonly used dialect you will hear spoken throughout the country.
The Belize Dollar (BZ$) has a fixed rate of exchange of BZ$2 to US$1. Most hotels, resorts, restaurants, and tour operators will accept U.S. currency, traveler’s checks, or credit cards.
Time observed year round is GMT-6, which is the same as United States Central Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Belize. Learn about Belize, from beaches, food and one-of-a-kind destinations throughout our site.
When you are ready to become one with Belize, visit the Belize Vacation Planner to start mapping out the most memorable vacation you will ever take.