Drink, Dine and Savor at Alaia Belize: Marriott’s Debut Hotel in Ambergris Caye

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Owner and developer Andrew Ashcroft, in partnership with Autograph Collection Hotels, opened the highly anticipated boutique resort Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The resort spans over 20+ acres as the first in San Pedro Town to sit on more than 1,000 feet of beachfront access, hosting 155-unit complexes as the first true four-diamond resort on Ambergris Caye. Additionally, the eco-luxury development is the first-ever Marriott International property in Belize, decreed to the high-quality standards and dynamic marks of the Autograph Collection in order to carry the trademarked brand. Within, the resort offers seven indoor and outdoor restaurants on-site with modern sensibilities infused into each restaurant and bar.  


Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef. Image via Alaia Belize

With tourism accounting for ~45% of Belize’s GDP, the country’s once-vibrant hospitality industry shows signs of revival. New flights are arriving in June from COPA Airlines, cruise operations are expected to resume in August, and the new debut of Marriot’s debut hotel is a milestone for the Caribbean.

Sea Salt Restaurant

Savor simple, fresh dishes prepared with a modern flair. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus change seasonally and include a variety of daily specials. Given indoor air-conditioned seating, Sea Salt Restaurant is expected to officially open once in-country COVID restrictions allow.

Beach Bar

This is the place for live music and a true “toes-in-the-sand” experience with beach cocktails and warm ocean breezes.

Vista Rooftop Pool & Lounge

Set at the highest point and suspended overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Vista Rooftop Pool & Lounge is a destination by itself. Featuring an infinity-edged pool and glass wall, this swimming oasis offers jaw-dropping sunrise to sunset views. This adults-only amenity features Asian-inspired cuisine to complement a selection of rosés, infusions, and cocktails that are set to give your Instagram followers something to talk about.

The Deck

Casual seaside dining for lunch or dinner with an island vibe, The Deck features seaside fare, live music, and a true “toes in the sand” experience.

Terrace Swim-Up Bar

Featuring a full-service swim-up bar, the Terrace Pool Bar offers service to guests enjoying the pool or taking advantage of the beach cabanas.

Alaia Café Bar

Visiting the Resort Café in the morning hours yields small pastries, cappuccinos, and juices. In the evening, the café transforms to a craft cocktail bar with live entertainment.

Piano Bar

The Piano Bar serves craft cocktails and a unique selection of Sushi & Tapas to tantalize the palate along with live entertainment to soothe the soul.

Alaia Wine Club

The Wine Club is one of our most distinguished private dining spaces, with surrounding views of a curated wine cellar collection. Seating can range from 8 to 10 guests with residential-style chairs. You also have the ability to combine the Wine Club with a signature dining experience at “Sea Salt” for a pre-dinner walkaround reception.

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