This Ambergris Caye Resort Is The Perfect Playground For A Summer Day-cation

by Gisselle Hernandez

Ambergris Caye has rarely seen a lull in activity this summer. From lively lobster fests to epic beach lounging at Secret Beach, the party island knows how to make a spectacle of the season. Still, while strolling on the beach and exploring the island on foot is all well and good, we all know the embodiment of summer involves pools, cocktails, and all-day dining. And where before you could only access all three by being hotel guests at state-of-the-art resorts, Alaia Belize has made it possible with its new resort day passes


The Marriott-branded hotel is a little over a year old but has already heralded itself as the luxe island on Ambergris Caye. Non-hotel guests can now wallow in that luxury without staying the night. Alaia now gladly welcomes daytrippers with three different tiers of resort passes that allow you to spend a day in absolute paradise. 

What makes Alaia Belize your summer playground

There’s summer vacationing, then there’s summer vacationing at Alaia. With three restaurants, four bars, and three pools it’s hard to find yourself bored at this Shangri-La. The resort also boats San Pedro’s first-ever suspended adults-only rooftop pool. The space is as dreamy as it sounds, revealing 360-degree jaw-dropping views of the island. Below, a stunning ribbon of Caribbean shoreline stretches before the Caribbean Sea.

It is also a mere 600 yards from the world’s second-largest barrier reef, which guests can explore on a snorkeling or diving trip straight from the resort dock. All of this is at your disposal when you and your family opt for one of the three types of day passes available at Alaia. 

The Resort Passes

You can take your pick from three different types of daycation passes (though infants are free.) The best part is you can book them online! Below you’ll find what each one entails. 

Day Pass: Starts at $65USD for adults and children

  • Outdoor pool
  • Adults-only rooftop pool
  • Lounge chairs (first come, first serve)
  • Poolside food and drink service from Vista Rooftop Bar and Lounge and Resort Pool Bar
  • Additional food and beverages available from Beach Bar, Piano Bar, Sea Salt, The Deck, and Alaia Coffee Bar
  • Beach access (chairs first come, first serve)
  • Towel service
  • Fitness center
  • Watersport rentals available for an extra fee
  • 10% discount on spa services and treatments (view spa menu)
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Complimentary self-parking
Small Cabana: Starts at $280USD 

  • Located at the resort pool deck (not directly poolside)
  • Day Passes for up to 2 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Shaded cabana with curtains and lounge chair seating
  • Dedicated server
  • $150 food and beverage credit
Premium Cabana: Starts at $330USD 

  • Located poolside
  • Day Passes for up to 2 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Shaded poolside cabana with curtains and lounge chair seating
  • Dedicated server
  • $200 food and beverage credit

You can book your day passes here

One day at Alaia is enough to have you fall head-over-heels for this Ambergris Caye resort, so we wouldn’t blame you if you wished to extend your stay. The accommodations are as loft as its amenities – you can check available bookings here

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