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.
What to Expect: While this three-acre, palm-covered island 11 miles from mainland Belize attracts hard-core anglers seeking tarpon, bonefish, yellowtail, barracuda, and king mackerel, it also pulls in visitors who just want to swing in a hammock, read mystery novels, play darts,
Located on the Southwater Caye islet, Blue Marlin Lodge offers tropically decorated cottages, seaside cabins, and guest apartments.
Just three miles from San Pedro, the secluded Cayo Espanto private island resort has seven villas, each with private beach access and a personal houseman.
With 1,000 acres of private jungle reserve and a warm mineral spa, Maruba Resort Jungle Spa offers comfortable guestrooms, each uniquely decorated in “tribal chic” and filled with fresh hibiscus flowers.
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.
At Black Rock Lodge [www.blackrocklodge.com], an eco-resort in the Cayo District of Belize, guides lead two-hour, after-dark hikes in search of creatures that only come out at night.
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.
What to Expect: With only seven luxury villas, 12 smaller casita suites, and a maximum of 50 guests at the 250-acre resort, visitors will find plenty of privacy on the island’s more than two miles of soft sand beaches.
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.
At the fothills of the Maya Mountains, this 365-acre jungle “eco-resort” sits on banks of the Macal River. Mick and Lucy Fleming opened the location in 1981 with an emphasis on providing a comfortable experience while cooperating with nature.
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.
Playing multiple roles as hotel, preserve, and farm, this 12-room location is located on Belize's southern coast, near Punta Gorda.
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.
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).