With two pandemic-shrouded wedding seasons come and gone, there are those clinging onto the hope of a honeymoon redemption. According to TheKnot.com, Belize’s honeymoon season spans from January to February, giving ample time to plan for a perfect couple’s getaway. This is the time when Belize’s weather is at its coolest, with snuggle-inducing 60–70 Fahrenheit degree temperatures and no rain in sight. If you’re planning on taking your honeymoon during this time but would still like to keep it low-key, here are three best under-the-radar spots in Belize.
Nothing screams romance like a private island getaway. Ranguana Caye is located off the coast of Placencia, a nifty two-acre island with only 6 cabanas. The rustic-chic Muy’Ono Resort is perfect for couples looking for ultimate privacy at the heart of paradise. You’ve got the beach, the sun, the sand and — depending on the time of the year — sea turtle hatchlings in the flesh! What more do you need for a honeymoon? The resort arranges your arrival from nearby Placencia and packages can include all meals, experiences and more.
What the southernmost town of Belize lacks in popularity it makes up for in eco-luxury. The five-hour drive from the international airport may seem daunting, but the journey to the town is worth every winding curve with mountainous scenery. Here, your perfect honeymoon option is the award-winning Copal Tree Lodge, an eco-lodge known for its pioneering agrotourism – and extremely romantic rooms. One of the suites even offers an outdoor standalone tub, a perfect excuse to wind down with your plus one after a day hiking in Toledo’s jungles. Not many travelers may have the time to make it down to Punta Gorda, but this ensures transcendent seclusion unlike anywhere else, ideal for you and your partner to reconnect with nature – and each other.
Belizean’s favorite forest reserve is a favorite of cultured travelers, too. Still, not many know the trove of resorts that lie within the rainforests of Mountain Pine Ridge. Within the 100,000-plus acre reserve sits the decadent Gaia River Lodge, a resort so needed in a time of social distance and rejuvenation that it begs to be experienced. The region’s spotty wifi may work in you and your partner’s favor to nudge you to fully enjoy the resort’s on-site waterfall, surrounding jungle and luxurious amenities.
Many star-crossed lovers jump at the chance to indulge in Belize’s famous islands, like San Pedro and Caye Caulker, for their honeymoon potential. These destinations earned their notoriety in the romance department, but it’s good to venture out of the tried and true and be pleasantly surprised when you take a chance on a new place. However, these are often the ones that end up exceeding your expectations.