In Belize, many hotels are gearing up for the reopening of the international airport, slated for August 15. With many closed since mid-March, resorts are now cautiously and gradually reopening to prepare for the arrival of international guests. Below, you’ll find a shortlist of those preparing to welcome international visitors once again, in line with Belize’s Enhanced Hotel & Restaurant Guidelines. As they work to become Gold Standard Certified with full-service amenities, here are a few properties along with their opening dates.
Editor’s Note: Belize will reopen its international airport on October 1, 2020. Learn more about the current travel advisory for Belize here.
Reopening August 2020
If you’re looking for an unforgettably tropical getaway in Ambergris Caye, look no further than Ramon’s Village Resort! Hidden within a tropical garden on the property, this beachfront and scuba diving resort offers breathless views of the Belize Barrier Reef just steps away from your palm-thatched cabana. Ramon’s Village Resort as everything you’ll need to enjoy an authentic Belize vacation!
Wondering where to stay in Belize? Grand Caribe Belize truly has a place for everyone. From spacious Caribbean-themed, Belize family resort condos, to luxurious beachfront walkouts or our cozy studios, you’ll find the perfect place to stay—all with outstanding beach and pool access. Featuring 800 feet of beachfront along the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef, Grand Caribe offers spectacular views and easy access to water activities or simply lounging by the shore. Two restaurants, including the island’s only rooftop bar, an on-site market, and a swim-up pool bar are all available on Grand Caribe’s beachside property.
With nearly a mile of private shoreline and a limited number of guests at any time, Ray Caye Island Resort is easy to play, explore, and relax in the Belize island lifestyle any way you want. Ray Caye is located 18 miles east of Placencia and is especially suited for a secluded and romantic honeymoon vacation. Come celebrate the art of island living with a year-round climate of sunshine, warm breezes, and clear Caribbean waters.
Blue Marlin Lodge is a locally-owned island resort atop Belize’s Barrier Reef with all-inclusive diving, snorkeling, and fly-fishing adventures at your doorsteps. As a choice off-the-beaten-path destination hosting a few guests at a time, you can relax in nature and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Enjoy South Water Caye with Blue Marlin Beach Resort starting August 26.
The Ellysian – Placencia
“Where modern chic meets local charm.” In the heart of Placencia Village lies The Ellysian, a boutique, and luxury beachfront hotel. Enjoy the serenity and the splendors of a modern stay, starting August. The resort is currently open with staycation specials.
Looking for a place to stay in Belize City? As one of the most recognized names in the Belize Hotel Industry, Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza is the ideal place to stay in Belize City. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from both the International Airport and the local Belize City Municipal Airport, the hotel is well known for its commitment to high-quality service plus an extensive array of amenities.
Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina is the ideal place to work hard, play harder. The hotel offers a business center to keep you productive, and of course, many onsite activities for you to enjoy and relax. Brew a cup of coffee in the morning, enjoy uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea, and let Radisson handle the rest.
With the largest collection of independent resorts in Belize, Muy’Ono Resorts has it all; from beach resorts to jungle lodges to private islands. Alongside a commitment to the local community, environment, people, and culture, each of their eight Belize resorts offers a different, yet unique, experience. The current reopening plan for these properties is:
- The Placencia – August 15th, currently open for local tourism
- Hopkins Bay – August 15th, currently open for local tourism on weekends
- Thatch Caye – August 15th
- Royal Belize – August 15th
- Ranguana Caye – August 15th
- Copal Tree Lodge – September 12th
- Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge – October 31st
- Blue Horizon Lodge – TBD after Grand Reopening
- Brisa Oceano – TBD but currently open for local tourism
Rivers are magical, and one property in Belize that gives you the chance to simply enjoy their beauty is the Mystic River Resort. Located 7 miles from the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, Mystic River gives you the chance to explore all the Cayo District has to offer and return to the incredible serene wilderness at the end of the day. And, the beauty of the Macal River.
Reopening September 2020
Victoria House Resort & Spa is an intimate and luxurious resort and is absolutely perfect for couples looking to just get away from it all, or a place to spend that perfect honeymoon. With the gorgeous beaches just outside your door, it’s no wonder many of our guests say that the best part of their trip was, quite simply, the relaxation. Victoria House is located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. They are opening on September 18, 2020.
Enjoy the best of southern comforts with Sirenian Bay, a luxury beachfront resort facing the beachfront of Seine Bight outside Placencia. Choose between one of three luxury villas or a comfortably lush bungalow before exploring the rest of the property, including Inky’s 19th Hole, a mini-golf course with a full bar and restaurant! Sirenian Bay reopens on September 1.
Reopening October 2020
Offering exceptional service since 1976, San Ignacio Resort Hotel in Western Belize’s only full-service, luxury accommodation in the heart of town. Conveniently located just minutes away from the bustle of San Ignacio’s Burns Avenue and Farmers Market, escape urban hustle on their lush grounds, with plenty of on-site activities to discover!
Reopening November 2020
Planning on vacationing at La Isla Bonita? Try Sunbreeze Belize SunBreeze Hotel, a perfect place to stay in Ambergris Caye to enjoy the San Pedro Sun and ocean breeze! SunBreeze Hotel offers spacious and comfortable seafront accommodations and an array of amenities. Here, enjoy their onsite Dive Center, Restaurant and Bar, Massage Studio, Sun deck pool and gazebo, and much more!
If you’ve decided on visiting San Pedro, let SunBreeze Suites be your choice! This beachfront resort with 21 Ocean Front Suites can be found in the heart of town, within a half-mile of the Belize Barrier Reef. Each suite’s private balcony offers sweeping views of the crystalline Caribbean Sea with a laid-back ambiance to match.
Perched atop of the magnificent Five-Sisters Waterfalls in Belize in famed Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Gaia Riverlodge will fulfill its promise to reconnect you to your adventurous and truest being by disconnecting you from everything else. Fall asleep to the sounds of a majestic waterfall, and wake up to the beauty of Belize’s jungle. Gaia Riverlodge will have you feeling vibrant and connected to the reality of nature more than ever before!
A short taxi ride by speedboat from San Pedro’s bustling city life brings you to Matachica Resort, one of the most relaxed resorts on island time in Ambergris Caye. Here, a dreamy digital detox reduces your adult-only vacation to just the essentials in Belize. That is a thatched cottage, the glistening Caribbean Sea, and the delicately-pale Belizean beach.
Tucked away in the ethereal Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve lies Blancaneaux Lodge, a member of the Family Coppola Hideaways. This luxury hideaway resort offers 20 cabanas overlooking the reserve, making it a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. A nearby waterfall from Privassion Creek tumbles into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy – Belize’s simple pleasures.
Inspiration comes alive at Ka’ana Resort, a luxe outpost where wandering spirits roam free. Nestled deep in the tropical jungles of the Cayo District, this boutique resort is an oasis of style and culture. Although, its modern amenities and personalized service are guaranteed to please well-seasoned adventurers alike. The name itself – translating to “Heavenly Place” – says it all!
We’re daydreaming of Southern Belize’s Itz’ana Resort where the reef meets the rainforest, and life meets luxury. Named after the Mayan god of day and night, Itz’ana evokes the absolute best of jungle and beach. From its carefully-curated cultural designs to its culinary adventures available on-site, and beyond.
Luxury and unspoiled beauty on a white-sandy beach is what you can find at! Turtle Inn houses a number of cottages, villas, and pavilions for you to choose from. Besides, the seafront villa is the most popular as it is just a couple of steps away from the beach. Besides, accommodations are naturally cooled with the sea breeze. Inside, Balinese style decor gives each stay at Turtle Inn such an exotic, relaxing feel right on the Placencia Peninsula!
The private island escape of your dreams awaits at Coral Caye! Sheltered behind the world-famous Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a completely private island; yours alone for a romantic, restorative or adventurous getaway. However, just 25-minutes from Placencia takes you to this Coppola Hideaway’s coral-sand shore. Within, eco-conscious but decadent cabanas honor the once-fishing camp’s natural, local flavor.
A contemporary Full-Service Luxury boutique beach resort. The Guest Exclusive Resort on the Placencia Peninsula, exceptionally located on the beach, the closest full-service resort to Placencia Village. An All-Villa resort, infused with local art, Belizean hardwoods, and décor, graced by an exquisite landscape of flora and fauna, inspired by the natural beauty of Belize.
12 years of award-winning service hotel, their passion for Belize cuisine, brought to you at Café Mar, “Restaurant at the Sea”, by Chef Daniel, and our enthusiasm for creating tailor-made authentic Belize vacations.
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