17 Best Belize Resorts of 2021

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Modified: August 5, 2021

by Seraph Sun

Beach in Belize
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Off the coast of northeastern Central America, there is a beautiful yet underrated country brimming with natural beauty and rich cultural history. Belize is the root of the Mayan Civilization and it has grown into a hidden paradise that everyone should put on their tour bucket list. It may have started out as a civilization filled with rock formations, temples, and jungles but it has now evolved to a place of adventure and relaxation. Countless luxurious Belize resorts are available to give you the best home during your Belizean getaway. And if you don’t know what to do in Belize yet, make sure to find out other things to do in Belize to complete your best trip ever. 

 

(Take note that prices per night depend on the season and are subject to change without prior notice)

1. Belizean Dreams Resort

Beach view from the villa porch at Belizean Dreams Resort

Photo from Belizean Dreams Resort Official Website

Address: Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District, Hopkins, Belize

Price: Starts at US$185 per night

 

The Belizean Dreams Resort is an all-inclusive resort filled with relaxing amenities and customized adventure tours. This boutique resort has only nine villas for an intimate stay. The tropical paradise ambiance is complete with the special island fusion cuisine offered by its on-site restaurant. Located along the southern coast of Belize, it is also one of the best Belize resorts for scuba diving. There, you can take diving courses or go diving tours amongst the reefs or whale sharks. Otherwise, for some inland options, get up close to monkeys, toucans, and jaguars in their river tours, or go on a waterfall hiking tour to the 1,000ft Antelope Falls.

2. Chaa Creek

Two tourists lounging in Chaa Creek's pool facing the jungle

Photo from Chaa Creek Booking.com Page

Address: 77 Burns Avenue, PO Box 53 San Ignacio, Belize

Price: Starts at US$500 per night

 

The Lodge at Chaa Creek in San Ignacio is an eco-friendly jungle resort that donates a part of its room revenue to community projects. The resort will surely pull you into nature because of its charming lodgings surrounded by tropical gardens filled with wildflowers and palm trees. From the relaxing suites with jacuzzi and cozy cottages perfect for families to large villas complete with a butler and personal chefs, there is an accommodation for every type of guest. 

 

With a 400-acre nature reserve surrounding the resort, there are a plethora of activities to lose yourself in, from horse riding to canoeing. And if you’re interested in learning more about the local life, partake in the San Ignacio market tour and sample all the local goodies. Those looking for an adventure should try out their zip lining, snorkeling, or caving tours. 

3. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort poolside

Photo from Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort Official Website

Address: Sittee River Road, Hopkins Village, Stann Creek, Belize

Price: Starts at US$480 per night

 

The Hamanasi resort is located between the Maya Mountains and the Caribbean, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds, Belize’s rainforest and its ocean. Bringing tropical vibes with their central American folk-inspired rooms, they provide you the choice of facing the ocean or the forest with their beachfront suites and private treehouses. Outside the resort, you can either go for jungle tours or head to the ocean. If you choose to explore the jungle, you can’t miss checking out the world’s only jaguar preserve. On the other hand, dive lovers will be thrilled by the myriad of sea adventures including night diving. However, do note that this eco-friendly luxury resort allows only reef-safe sunscreens to protect the reefs. 

4. Victoria House Resort & Spa

Victoria House Resort & Spa pool area lit up at dusk

Photo from Victoria House Resort & Spa Booking.com Page

Address: Ambergris Caye, 22 Coconut Dr, San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts at US$210 per night

 

The Victoria House Resort & Spa will bring the Caribbean island life to a whole new level with its award winning accommodations. If you’re into an uncrowded resort, this Victoria House will offer 42 rooms each filled with local Belizean elements such as high quality handcrafted furniture. Once you step outside your suite, a variety of spa services are ready to fulfill your needs. Their signature relaxation massage with the coco body polish is a must try. Customized spa packages are also available to cater to your personal needs. This resort not only offers a vacation full of relaxation, it also allows you to fully explore Belize with their diverse recreational activities. You can choose from horse riding to exploring the Mayan ruins, or even dive deep into the Belize Barrier Reef or the Great Blue Hole.

5. Turtle Inn Belize

View of one of Turtle Inn's poolside cottages

Photo from Turtle Inn Official Website

Address: Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize

Price: Starts at US$390 per night

 

The Turtle Inn is a boutique resort in the Placencia Village. Thatched cottages filled with handcrafted Balinese furniture awaits you along with traditional full body massages in the open-air resort spa. The resort creates a seamless blend of tradition and modern with its traditional style cottages opening to two gorgeous infinity outdoor pools. As one of the beachside Belize resorts, their speciality is scuba diving tours with a dive shop selling all sorts of diving equipment for the avid diver. They also offer diving tours led by certified dive instructors. Other specialized experiences include an island-hopping sailing trip and a comprehensive 10-day Central America safari package.

6. Thatch Caye Resort

Staircase leading to the cabanas at Thatch Caye Resort

Photo from Thatch Caye Resort Booking.com Page

Address: North Road, 00000 Hopkins, Belize

Price: Starts at US$210 per night

 

This private island resort accommodates guests who wish to have a more intimate and crowd-free trip because they only accommodate 30 guests in their overwater bungalows and cabanas. The Thatch Caye Resort is filled with hammocks under tropical palm trees. You also enjoy their massage services by the sea while sipping on fruity drinks and cocktails from an overwater bar.

 

The on-site restaurant serves an array of Belizean cuisine, with ingredients all freshly sourced from the resort’s own farm. With a focus on disconnecting from urban life and reconnecting with oneself, the resort also offers many wellness activities, including a yoga-centric package. This award-winning resort is also an eco-friendly one because they prohibit single-use plastics and utilize solar energy in their facilities. A portion of each accommodation is donated to local projects that help save the environment. 

 7. The Placencia, a Muy’Ono Resort

Swimming pool and beachfront at The Placencia Resort

Photo from The Placencia, a Muy’Ono Resort Booking.com Page

Address: North Maya Beach, Placencia, 1111 Maya Beach, Belize

Price: Starts at US$ 150 per night

 

The Placencia Resort is another environmentally friendly resort in Belize which uses sustainable power sources and donates a part of its room revenue to local charities. The eco-friendly resort has many room types available to your liking. But for the ultimate luxury, stay in their beautiful villas for a complete home experience. This resort is also home to one of Belize’s largest swimming pools, complete with a swim-up bar for the ultimate poolside indulgence. And with three on-site restaurants including the pool bar, you can enjoy a wide variety of incredible gourmet food with ingredients taken from their own farm. Week-long activities await in this resort-like with the island escape, jungle, and diving tour packages that include waterfall swimming, ziplining, day and night hiking, and fishing. 

8. Coco Plum Island Resort

View of Coco Plum Caye Resort's dock with Overwater Villa

Photo from Coco Plum Caye Resort Official Website

Address: Coco Plum Caye, Dandriga, Dangriga, Belize

*For Rates, visit https://www.cocoplumcay.com/ to request a quote

 

This romantic resort located on Coco Plum Island is among the best adults-only all-inclusive Belize resorts. Set on the pristine white sand beach surrounded by the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, it is a perfect place for couples who want some alone time. The Coco Plum Island Resort’s romance package is perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, or any special occasion. Have a romantic dining experience and cocktail party at the Coco Plum bar and restaurant alongside a candlelit dinner on the beachfront.  Adventurous couples will have a good time with snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and boat rides. Or else, learn more about Belizean culture by exploring the ancient Mayan ruins. 

9. Turneffe Island Resort

Room at Turneffe Island Resort

Photo from Turneffe Island Resort Booking.com Page

Address: Turneffe Atoll, 77002 Turneffe, Belize

Price: Starts at US$ 3,090 for a 3-night package

 

The Turneffe Island Resort is located just off the coast of Belize. Its island exclusivity gives an intimate and quiet vacation for those who want to rest and relax. The island is 14-acres, perfect for an exclusive family vacation with an all-inclusive experience. All rooms are designed to look like a surfer’s home surrounded by tall palm trees which can accommodate one to six guests.  Since the whole resort is dominated by the Caribbean ocean, there are three main activities this island has to offer. Spend the afternoon going fishing with the guidance of the resort staff. Scuba diving and snorkeling will never be out of the picture especially in the majestic Blue Hole and Caribbean sea. 

10. Cayo Espanto Private Island

Aerial view of the villa at Cayo Espanto Private Island

Photo from Cayo Espanto Private Island Official Website

Address: Cayo Espanto Private Island Vacation Resort, San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts at US$1,800 per night

 

The breathtaking private island of Cayo Espanto is an all-inclusive resort in Belize where you can enjoy both land and water activities. All accommodations here are seafront villas that will make you feel like home especially with the plunge pool and twin lounge chairs by the dock. For extra relaxation, enjoy the luxury spa services at the comfort of your villa. Also expect a surreal dining experience brought by master culinary artists who are ready to prepare your customized dishes from the daily menu. Every epicurean dish is made from fresh and tropical ingredients. This award-winning resort also offers the best diving, boating, fishing, and cultural tour activities. If you want to sail across the Caribbean sea and see more islands, they also offer private cruises.

11. Coco Beach Resort

View of the resort property at Coco Beach Resort

Photo from Coco Beach Resort Booking.com Page

Address: 3.5 Miles North Ambergris Caye, 00000 San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts at US$ 255 – $500 depending on suite

 

The Coco Beach Resort located in Ambergris Caye Island is one of the most luxurious Belize resorts. Stay in the best rooms, suites, or villas all leading to two large free-form saltwater pools and a terrace allowing you to see the panoramic Caribbean sea. Their pools feature a swim-up bar, a waterslide, and a jacuzzi, for you to play and relax whenever you want. You can also enjoy the resort spa services in the privacy of your own room or by the sea, and engage in their fitness classes. Outside of the resort awaits different water activities fit for a water sport junkie such as scuba diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding, jet skiing. 

12. Blackbird Caye Resort

View of the Blackbird Caye Resort cabanas from the beach

Photo from Blackbird Caye Resort Official Website

Address: 3 Eyre Street Belize City, Belize

Price: Starts at US$430 per night

 

The BlackBird Caye Resort is one of the best Belize dive resorts perfect for deep sea exploration and marine life discovery. Their diving program and trips are organized by the PADI Five Star. Besides being close to the famous Great Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye, there are over 70 other dive sites to choose from, so you will never get bored scuba diving in the area. You can also enjoy paddling through the clear blue waters, swimming with the tropical fish through snorkeling, and once you’re back to the island, explore the mangrove jungles, making sure to look out for all the different migratory birds. After an exhilarating dive, you can rest in either oceanfront cabanas or modern villas, all featuring a private porch and hammock.

13. Hopkins Bay Resort 

Swimming pool at the Hopkins Bay Resort 

Photo by Hopkins Bay Belize a Muy’Ono Resort Booking.com Page

Address: North Road, Hopkins, Belize

Price: Starts at US$200 per night

 

The Hopkins Bay Resort provides the perfect beach view in every room complete with a king bed and gorgeous vaulted ceilings. Staying in this resort is perfect when you want to explore Hopkins which is not only the top cultural destination in all of Belize but has also earned its reputation as the friendliest village in Belize. This resort is considered one of the best family resorts in Belize especially with fun-filled complimentary activities that include paddle boarding, cycling, and beach games. There is even a customized family package tour if you’re looking to explore the area. Other packages include fly fishing and scuba diving.

14. Portofino Beach Resort

Interior room view of Portofino Beach Resort

Photo from Portofino Beach Resort Official Website

Address: 6 miles North, San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts at US$200 per night

 

On the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye lies the Portofino Beach Resort, perfect for a private and peaceful beach trip. This Belize resort has 17 Caribbean-designed rooms with stunning beachfront views from the porch. But if you’re looking for more adventurous activities, you can always go for a dive in the Great Blue Hole or the Belize Barrier Reef. There are also inland trips for you to traverse through caves and trek through historical ruins. When the day is about to end, you can dine in at the restaurant’s treehouse restaurant or even at the comfort of your own room with the room service. Then, indulge in their signature margarita at their beach bar. 

15. Las Terrazas Belize 

Aerial view of Las Terrazas Resort Belize

Photo from Las Terrazas Resort & Residences Booking.com Page

Address: 3.5 miles North of San Pedro, San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts from US$ 275 per night

 

The Las Terrazas Belize is one of the best Belize resorts in San Pedro because it truly executes the luxurious lifestyle. Every suite has an element of tranquility with its handcrafted Belizean furniture complete with necessary appliances and free Wi-Fi. Swim in the outdoor infinity pool and party by the poolside bar with a glass of handcrafted cocktail. Then, dine in their on-site restaurant to get a taste of Caribbean cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. You also wouldn’t want to miss out on the luxurious “Island and Inland” vacation special which includes a 60-minute Swedish massage, a four-course meal on the sunset cruise, and customized private tours where there are an array of activities from horseback riding to sailing. 

16. Grand Caribe Belize

Lounge area near the beach at Grand Caribe Belize

Photo from Grand Caribe Belize Booking.com Page

Address: 2 Miles North of Town, San Pedro, Belize, 00000 San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts at US$179 per night

 

Located right along the Belize Barrier Reef, the Grand Caribe Resort has an 800-feet long white sand beach, a pier with a lounging deck, and six swimming pools. They offer rooms with open verandas facing the sea or beach walkouts for a seamless room to beach experience. There are two on-site restaurants, with the rooftop restaurant as its star attraction, being Ambergris Caye’s only rooftop restaurant. This family-friendly resort in Belize also has a grocery store as well as a medical clinic. Aside from its great amenities, this island beach resort also has on-site tours ready to fulfill your adventurous heart. The main tours include exciting tours in search of crocodiles to adrenaline-packed activities like scuba diving. There is even a helicopter tour package that will give you a breathtaking aerial view tour of the Great Blue Hole. 

17. Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton

Aerial view of the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton

Photo from Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton Booking.com Page

Address: Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Belize

Price: Starts at US$175 per night

 

The Mahogany Bay Resort offers a luxurious experience which is located in the popular Ambergris Caye. Each suite varies in size and fit to accommodate around two to six guests. Numerous amenities such as the spa, fitness gym, and meeting rooms are ready to serve every customer. They also offer a 24-hour room service and a business center is perfect for any company meeting. This luxury resort is also home to Ambergris Caye’s only private beach club which offers you an outdoor BBQ experience. On top of that, it also has many restaurants giving you a whole array of cuisine to choose from. From Caribbean delights to Japanese fine dining, you will be spoilt for choice. There are also multiple bars all around the hotel resort. If you are living the high life then the Mahogany Bay Resort is the perfect place. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Belize? 

Belize is located in Eastern Central America, south of Mexico, and southwest of Guatemala. The Caribbean is located east of this country.

2. Is Belize safe for tourists?

The Belize resorts and hotels are safe in Belize, however when touring around beware of pickpockets as Belize is a low-income country and poverty is widespread. You just have to be extra cautious of your surroundings. 

3. What is the best part of Belize to stay in?

It actually depends on what you’re looking for during your trip. If you want to immerse in the culture and interact with the locals then it is best to stay in Belize City. You may stay in San Ignacio if you want to visit the Mayan ruins. The Caye Caulker is located near the Belize Barrier Reef, so if you’re up for a Scuba diving adventure it’s best to stay there. If you want a quiet day but a lively nightlife San Pedro is for you. 

4. What is the best time of the year to go to Belize?

The best time to visit Belize is within the months of December to April because it is the country’s dry season. 

5. Does Belize have a hurricane season? 

The rainy season occurs every June to November, while the hurricane season occurs in August, September, and October. 

6. What languages are spoken in Belize?

The official language of Belize is English and Spanish which are both widely spoken. The locals also speak Creole, Mayan, and Garifuna. 

7. How long can I stay in Belize? 

Belizean Immigration Offices allows a 30-day visitors permit issued upon arrival but if you wish to extend you can may visit their website: https://immigration.gov.bz/

8. What is the transportation available in Belize?

Most of the Belize resorts and hotels provide car services and water taxis.

 

Live Out Your Unique Paradise In These Belize Resorts 

Every resort in Belize is just as breathtaking as the white sand beaches and clear blue Caribbean sea. You’ll live in the lap of luxury with their accommodating staff and luxurious suites and amenities. And each resort has unique tour packages and recreational activities that will surely suit every traveler. The location of the Belize resorts are all hidden paradises that you wouldn’t want to leave. You would not want to miss one beat of the ultimate Belize trip. Enjoy touring the former Mayan civilization, dive into the Caribbean sea, and take a rest in your temporary home.