CCL’s 10 Most Romantic Resorts to Stay in Belize

by Khaila Gentle

Romance looks different to everyone. Usually, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world. As long as you’re with that special someone, any vacation can count as a romantic one. Nevertheless, there are some places that go the extra mile when it comes to ensuring that couples can enjoy truly romantic stays. Quite often, it involves an enchanting mix of gorgeous scenery, intimate offerings like massages and dinner, memorable activities, and idyllic accommodations.

In Belize, things are no different. Here, there are a handful of resorts that guarantee memorable and charming escapes, no matter what type of traveler you are. And so, regardless of what a romantic Caribbean sojourn might look like to you, here are some of our picks for the most romantic resorts to stay in Belize.

1 – Coco Plum Island Resort

Location: 9 miles off the coast of Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Ideal for: An idyllic escape

Photo by Coco Plum Island Resort

Described by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the dreamiest all-inclusive resorts for a relaxing honeymoon, Coco Plum Island Resort has been serving up romance (and winning awards for it) for years now.

Located off the coast of Dangriga Town, this adults-only resort boasts a laid back atmosphere and panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean sea. Whether you’re honeymooning or celebrating an anniversary, enjoy sixteen acres of pristine and intimate paradise.

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2 – Chabil Mar Villas

Location: Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek District
Ideal for: seaside luxury & destination weddings

There’s a reason lovebirds flock to Chabil Mar Villas to tie the knot. The name Chabil Mar is Maya for “Beautiful Sea” and the views at this private Placencia resort are quintessentially that. Plus, if soft white sands and sparkling sea aren’t enough to sway you, their luxurious accommodations surely will.

Villas sit adorned with locally made art and decor. And the al fresco restaurant, Cafe Mar, serves up delectable eats regardless of where you choose to dine – whether it’s under the stars at the pier or on your personal veranda. The best part? Chabil Mar is guest-exclusive, meaning you’ll get to enjoy an uninterrupted and private escape on the Placencia peninsula.

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3 – Turtle Inn Resort

Location: Placencia Village, Stann Creek District
Ideal for: movie buffs

Sofia ‘s Beach House at Turtle Inn

Turtle Inn is one of two resorts in Belize owned by famed movie director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Bram Stoker’s Dracula). Located between the villages of Seine Bight and Placencia, this famed hideaway was designed with privacy in mind.

Carefully designed, spacious cabanas leave guests feeling like they’ve traveled to Bali (though with a fraction of the flight time). Each is equipped with a screened porch, luxurious bathroom, outdoor shower, and more. Meanwhile, ultramodern amenities ensure that every need is attended to. Though, when you’re relaxing in a paradise like Turtle Inn, you won’t be in need of much.

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4 – Chan Chich Lodge

Location: Gallon Jug Estate, Orange Walk District
Ideal for: Adventure & close encounters with nature

Photo courtesy Chan Chich Lodge

Hidden Away amidst 30,000 acres of rainforest, Chan Chich Lodge is the ultimate green getaway. It sits surrounded by the tri-national Maya Forest (“La Selva Maya”), the largest contiguous forest north of the Amazon basin. Here, sprawling natural landscapes make for one of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the Americas. Enjoy late night safaris that grant the chance to spot jaguars, nocturnal birds, deer, and more. And during the day, listen for the enchanting cries of the black Howler Monkey.

After a day of kayaking, bird-watching, horseback riding, or all around exploring, retreat to your garden cottage. Each thatched roof cottage was locally crafted and inspired by traditional Maya architecture, paying homage to the unearthed Maya plaza that the lodge sits upon.

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5 – Sirenian Bay Resort

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Location: Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek District
Ideal for: Honeymooning

In addition to being a fine wedding destination, Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas offers incomparable romantic services and activities for honeymooners visiting Belize. Their Turtle Villa and Dolphin Bungalow especially were designed with newlyweds in mind.

From being wined and dined by the sea to trekking through lush tropical jungles together, couples that stay at this beachside resort in Placencia are treated to memorable experiences like none other. Enjoy room massages, dinner and a nightcap, picturesque sunset walks together, and more at Sirenian Bay.

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6 – Thatch Caye, A Muy’Ono Resort

Location: 9 miles off the coast of Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Ideal for: A private island escape

Photo by Dylan Rose Photography

This private island paradise is where adventure and romance come together. Thatch Caye offers something for every couple. That includes those seeking the ultimate offshore explorations and those hoping for tranquil relaxation. Here, guests fall in love with Belize just as much as they fall more in love with each other.

With just fifteen dwellings, Thatch Caye ensures guests get the private vacation that they need. Choose from overwater bungalows reminiscent of the Maldives or oceanfront cabanas offering spacious stays and seaside views. Ditch all real world distractions and focus on relaxing alongside your soulmate when you stay at this Muy’Ono Resort.

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7 – The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Location: San Ignacio Town, Cayo District
Ideal for: The nature-loving couple

Tree Top Villas at Chaa Creek

Set in the adventurer’s playground of Belize, the sprawling Cayo district, Chaa Creek is an ideal base of operations for any couple seeking inland thrills. Offering comforting and luxurious stays after a day out in nature, this eco-lodge is a private haven. In fact, it sits on 400 acres of private reserve and is bordered by the winding Macal River. Onsite activities include a butterfly farm visit, sunset canoeing, hands-on culinary experiences, and night tours. The lodge, however, also offers an array of off-site tours including trips to the nearby Maya sites and caves of the Cayo district.

One of Travel + Leisure’s best all-inclusive resorts in Belize, Chaa Creek offers the choice of staying in a villa, cottage, or romantic treetop suite. Regardless of the choice of accommodation, though, guests get to enjoy amenities like a spa, private plunge pools, stables, and more.

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8 – The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge (The Belize Collection)

Location: Hummingbird Highway, Cayo District
Ideal for: scenic luxury

If a romantic rainforest retreat is more suited to your tastes than an offshore jaunt then consider a luxurious eco-lodge near Belize’s most iconic mountain range.

The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge rests in the foothills of the Maya Mountains and comes with spectacular views fit for picnics, stargazing, and simply unwinding. Meanwhile, its luxe yet earthy suites, all adorned with art, provide the perfect resting place after a day of exploration.

Here, you’ll find yourself flanked on one side by 10,000 acres of protected reserve and on the other by a winding river.

You’ll also be treated to expansive views of green valleys and rolling hills. Jungle hiking trails, suspension bridges, gazebo hikes, and even a ceremonial cave await the adventurous couple that chooses to connect with nature together at the Sleeping Giant Lodge.

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9 – Itz’ana Resort & Residences

Location: Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek District
Ideal for: magical moments

Itz’ana is known for exuding an air of “wayward whimsy”. Magical moments abound at this Placencia, Belize resort.

From dinner under the stars to walks along one of Belize’s longest stretches of white sand beach, the options for curating a perfect romantic getaway are near endless.

There’s plenty to explore both on and off the property. And if you’re hoping to simply enjoy a peaceful escape with your favorite person, then that’s more than possible, too.

Beautiful rooms and suites are spacious and not to mention thoughtfully designed. Accommodations range from private luxury beach villas to seaview suites. Their deluxe rooms, especially, are an oasis for solace seekers.

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10 – Sunbreeze Suites

Location: Ambergris Caye
Ideal for: a quintessential beach vacation

Photo by Duarte Dellarole

For the person seeking the ultimate beach getaway alongside their special someone, Sunbreeze Suites is located in the heart of Belize’s most popular island. With the beach just mere footsteps away, it doesn’t take much for you to be able to have sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin. Spacious oceanfront suites boast private balconies that offer sweeping views of the sea and the reef.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the vibrant nightlife, explore the cerulean sea, or laze around on the beach, Sunbreeze does not disappoint.

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Featured Photo by Coco Plum Island Resort

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