Belize

Tips and Articles in Belize

Leonardo DiCaprio is a lot of things—actor, environmentalist, ultimate man of leisure—and now he’s looking to add one more: eco-resort hotelier.  In 2005, he was just another celebrity purchasing a personal island to add to his growing roster of p...
My first night at Belcampo Lodge is punctuated by what sounds like Ozzy Osbourne being strangled in the pitch dark. The cottage is suspended in a dense canopy of hanging vines and gumbo-limbo trees, providing natural privacy, so I’ve traded my bed...
There’s no escaping it: after a day hoofing it around Paris from Montmartre to Montparnasse; off-roading in a bare-bones Land Rover on safari in Botswana; or attacking moguls in Vail, CO, the day’s activities are bound to haunt you. One of the old...
Sustainability “People want to create spaces that tell their story,” Global Vision Awards jury member David Gensler says. “They want to be direct and inspiring in a complicated world.” These four winners embrace the idea that building and operati...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
Pam and John Solomon spent the first years of their marriage “running, running, running” in New York City before relocating to the relaxed fishing village of Placencia, Belize. There, they combined their passion for food and drink, and opened Ru...
When it comes to Christmas presents, my parents believe that cash is always in good taste. Parents being parents, last year they amended their generous $1,500 gift with a Santa clause: Use the money for a family vacation during spring break. To sw...
Sometimes you find that a road less traveled holds true to Robert Frost's promise: it does make all the difference. Other times, you discover that the road is less traveled because it's a bad road. Belize, a tiny country with a ribbon of beaches r...
A young man wearing a batik sarong and a white shirt with a mandarin collar greets me at Turtle Inn's entrance and leads me across a wooden footbridge that spans a koi-filled pond. Ornamental urns and sculptures of fish and stone turtles are hidde...
Top 10 Hotels: Overall 1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 100.002. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cedar Mountains, South Africa 99.173. The Goring, London 98.684. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya 98.614. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserv...
Teach basic English and computer classes to children living in the remote mountain village of San Pedro de Casta, north of Lima. Those with carpentry skills can help with community housing repairs and build simple Lorena stoves. When the workday e...
Finally, guidebooks that take eco-tourism seriously. John Muir Publications debuts its new Adventures in Nature series this month with guides on Belize and Guatemala ($18.95 each). The books are as indispensable for first-time visitors as they are...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Nighttime Adventures. It’s 10 p.m. on the banks of the Macal River, a whitewater stream in the mountains of Belize, and Carlos Quiterio has a rhyme to tell: “Black and yellow, kill the fellow; yellow and black...
ST. THOMAS Hotel 1829Though it's only steps from Charlotte Amalie's cruise-port chaos, this gem of a hotel is miles away in spirit. Built for the bride of a 19th-century French sea captain, Hotel 1829 is a confection of Moroccan tile, terraces swi...
BEACH WHERE: Grand Cayman WHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one formal, ...