Hotels in Belize
Hotels in Belize are available at nearly every price point, some offering up rustic rural charm, others lavish and bursting with amenities. At the Cayo Espanto in San Pedro, you can rent beach houses on a small private island; amenities are luxurious and your privacy is guaranteed, but you'll still be in close proximity to the natural beauty of the Caribbean coast. Don't miss out on the world-class dinning or rejuvenating spa treatments offered in the privacy of your own villa.
Another one of our favorites: The Turtle Inn, located in Placencia Village in the Stann Creek district, is home to the world's most luxurious beach shacks. Each private cottage is furnished with beautiful Balinese furniture and naturally cooled by the sea breeze. Two infinity swimming pools are available when you need a break from saltwater swimming.
If you're looking for a hotel in Belize City, check out the Princess Hotel and Casino. The hotel has over a hundred rooms and suites, and all guests have access to Wi-Fi and premium cable services, as well as an outdoor pool and fitness facility.
In the case of Azul's private villas, the old adage “you get what you pay for” is certainly applicable. The steep fee paid per night to rent one of two 3,000-square-foot Ambergris Caye beach villas promises a range of amenities.
Near the tip of Ambergris Cay, a 25-mile-long island off the northeastern coast of Belize, Xanadu Island Resort is set along a gorgeous stretch of white sand.
It was film director Francis Ford Coppola who put Belize on the jet-setter’s map almost two decades ago, when he transformed his 70-acre family retreat in the country’s western mountains into Blancaneaux Lodge.
Set just down the road from the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich and the Guatemalan border, Ka’ana—Mayan for “heavenly place”—opened in 2007 as the first luxury resort in Western Belize.
Located on the Southwater Caye islet, Blue Marlin Lodge offers tropically decorated cottages, seaside cabins, and guest apartments.
The huts at the oceanfront property on the eastern side of the Caye have a cheery orange-and-red palette. Each has its own roof terrace for taking in those amazing Caribbean views.
The Belize Barrier Reef stretches out next to the isiand this resort calls home, Ambergris Caye, making Portofino a popular destination for vacationing divers and snorkelers.
Eight cottages set on the prettiest stretch of sand on the island. Entertainment here is of your own making—bring a book and settle back with a cold Belikin beer.
Playing multiple roles as hotel, preserve, and farm, this 12-room location is located on Belize's southern coast, near Punta Gorda.
Laid-back Ambergris Cay is just a 20-minute flight from gritty Belize City, but a world apart. The beaches are powdery white, shopping barefoot is encouraged, and the pace is languorous, thanks to the island’s car-free roads (locals walk, use electric golf carts, or ride bikes).
Bought sight unseen by a California doctor in 1972, the site of El Pescador enjoys some covetable sandy shores on Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize.
Belize discovered Chris Crowell, instead of vice versa, as the resort’s founder was drawn to the country after passing through in the late 1970’s.
“Barefoot elegance” is the self-described vibe of this plantation-style 42-room hotel, set on an island one mile from the world's second-largest barrier reef.
While St. George’s Caye Resort has the exclusivity of an island resort, it is also ideally located close to the Belize International Airport (transfers are complimentary).