Hit the Reset Button When You Stay at This Luxe Placencia, Belize Resort

by Khaila Gentle

Belize’s Placencia Peninsula is renowned for a peaceful and quiet atmosphere that makes days on its pristine beaches all the more enjoyable. For persons seeking to refresh and hit the reset button, that might come as glorious news. With soft sands and twisting palm trees, Placencia invites visitors to leave their perturbations behind as they stroll barefoot along the country’s longest stretch of coastline.  And at Naïa Resort and Spa, that invitation is practically irresistible. Nestled inside the private 224-acre CocoPlum Community, this luxe Belize resort beckons to world-weary travelers, promising complete immersion in seclusion, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Placencia, Belize: Tranquil and Unhurried

The water’s edge at Naia Resort & Spa in Placencia. Image by Will Moreno Photography

Barefoot Perfect: two words often used to describe the small village of Placencia and the 18 miles of beach running along its coast. With a laid-back atmosphere and welcoming residents, it’s much more than just the perfect base for offshore and inland adventures. Quaint restaurants with sandy floors populate the central road. And along the Placencia sidewalk, once named the world’s narrowest main street, colorful wooden buildings line both sides. Meanwhile, just a few steps away, the white sand beach sits beside the gentle Caribbean sea.

Treat Yourself to Luxurious Relaxation

Photo by Leah Flores Photography

Seeking balance and experiences that will rejuvenate you, mind, body, and soul this new year? You’re not alone. Treat yourself to a luxurious escape that will allow you to hit reset after de-stressing. Recently launched bespoke travel website Farm to Wellness Retreats last year listed Naïa Resort & Spa as one of five best locations for a wellness getaway. And it’s fairly easy to understand why. With 19 acres of tropical landscapes, secluded beach houses, and exceptional spa experiences, a stay at Naïa is truly luxe relaxation fully realized.


…a place where your closest neighbor may be a diving pelican, lumbering manatee or hundred-year-old
mango tree…

-Naïa Resort and Spa

Whether you choose to unwind with a book by your own personal plunge pool, nourish your body with Belizean cuisine from the signature 1981 Restaurant, or connect with nature on an adventure tour, you’re sure to leave Belize feeling like you’ve just gotten a new lease on life.

Hit the Reset Button at Naïa’s World-Class Spa

Photo by Leah Flores Photography

Naïa Resort is home to the hidden sanctuary that is its luxury spa, sought after by travelers from all over – including the occasional celebrity. Perched over lily-pad covered lagoons, the spa allows guests to enjoy their own personal escape. Facials, massages, body wraps, and more abound, accompanied by a wide array of locally sourced beauty products.

Spread over six acres, Naïa Spa boasts five over-the-water individual treatment suites. Plus, couples can enjoy their own private island suite. It also features a fully equipped Fitness Center, a Yoga and Movement Studio, and a waterside spa cafe.


The spa is both inspired by and surrounded by nature. As such, it is the ultimate embodiment of the resort’s simple but fitting tagline: Escape to Naïa.

Here, guests get to do whatever they need to hit reset: from quiet contemplation to taking a dip in the spa’s pool. When you stay at Naïa, barefoot luxury and rejuvenative experiences are in no short supply.

All Images Courtesy Naïa Resort and Spa

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