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.
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.
Popular with honeymooners, this adults-only resort spans 300 acres of tropical jungle, bordered by 1,300 feet of private, palm-lined beach.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Located on 22 acres of Belize beach property, Robert’s Grove Beach Resort offers vista rooms, villas, and even private islands. Each room boasts details like handcrafted furniture, woven rugs, and antiques.
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).
What makes Turtle Inn, a collection of 17 cottages, eight villas, and six restaurants and bars stand out among Francis Ford Coppola’s small collection of Latin American properties?
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.