These Belize Resorts Were Recently Hailed as Some of the Best Family-Friendly Stays

by Khaila Gentle

As far as family-friendly resorts go, Belize is home to a myriad of choices, no matter your travel tastes. That diversity in options was recently on full display when New York-based, parenting magazine New York Family highlighted several Belize resorts, each with their own draws. From a private island to a private reserve surrounded by pine forests, here are some Belize resorts perfect for your next multi-gen vacation, as highlighted in New York Family.

1. Almond Beach Resort 

Location: Hopkins Village

Almond Beach Resort at Jaguar Reef. Photo by the Belize Collection

Almond Beach Resort, a part of the Belize Collection of resorts, has a wide range of accommodation types to choose from. That includes everything from intimate casitas on the beach, perfect for couples, to sprawling multi-bedroom suites, which are great for families.

Similar: A Chic Beachfront Escape at Almond Beach Resort in Hopkins

“Like my kids, they’re big on barefoot living,” writes New York Family contributor Jeannine Cintron. And with Southern Belize being home to some of the prettiest beaches in the country, it’s quite easy to see why!

2. Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge

Location: Mountain Pine Ridge 

With plenty of hiking trails and beautiful hidden waterfalls, Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge is the ideal stay for an active and adventurous family. The Lodge, set inside a vast reserve teeming with beautiful flora and fauna, is eco-luxury at its finest. With hiking trails ranging in difficulty from challenging to kid-friendly, everyone in the group will be able to tap into their inner explorer.

Similar: Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge is a Nature Lover’s Paradise

3. San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Location: San Ignacio Town

Photo by San Ignacio Resort Hotel / Monica Gallardo Photography

The “only jungle in town” can be found inside laidback San Ignacio. But with plenty of lush greenery right on site, this luxury resort can feel worlds away. That’s especially the case when embarking on fun family-friendly tours like early morning birdwatching and Critters of the Night walks.

4. Ray Caye Island Resort

Location: 17 miles east of the Placencia Peninsula

Photo Credit: Ray Caye Island Resort/ Kaejon Misuraca

Far-flung, and undeniably idyllic, Ray Caye is the perfect family-friendly resort for those craving relaxation and offshore adventure. “With nearly a mile of private shoreline and a limited number of guests at any time,” notes Cintron. “This resort offers the Island experience without any interruptions.

Here, families can enjoy everything from 3-course dinners at the onsite Lionfish grill to hobie cat sailing and deep sea fishing.

Featured Photo courtesy of Hidden Valley Wilderness Lodge. This article was adapted from Belize With Kids: A Family-Friendly Guide to Belize. Read the original article, and the full list of resorts, here.  

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