The year 2020, by no stretch of the imagination, was a year full of challenges. However, a handful of resorts pushed through the downtime in the travel industry for an opportunity to return better than ever. As we look towards recovery, we’re shining a spotlight on resorts in Placencia, Belize that revamped, renovated and reopened as nothing less than impressive. If this year was any indication to carpe diem, travelers can also take that as a sign to stop putting off aspirational travel that may never happen. So when you are ready to return to Belize, indulge in the latest additions of these three reopened resorts in Placencia, Belize.
When Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas in Placencia reopened on November 1, guests could enjoy their 12 recently-finished bungalows with a newly all-inclusive experience. Meanwhile, the resort introduced a new add-on service to its always private by nature beachside villas; now indulgent with a personal chef service or all-inclusive meal add-on option. The resort’s owner, Brian Montgomery, says surviving during their temporary closure also meant investing. Sirenian will also launch a new wine room for tastings and intimate private dinners for up to four persons, alongside an expansion to their Inky’s Restaurant. But don’t be mistaken, Sirenian won’t stop there; guests can look forward to finishing touches on a fitness center and yoga studio, conference center, and rooftop martini bar. Plus, more on the horizon.
Opening directly to the Placencia shoreside, the Beach Villas of Itz’ana Resort is nothing short of a tropical haven. As one of their most coveted accommodation, these villas at Itz’ana are meticulously designed to be in harmony with nature; it’s living spaces flows indoors and out for effortless entertaining. Stunning views await at every turn, alongside its oceanfront master bedroom, dual plunge pools, and an interior garden. Trust us, this home away from home is unlike any other. Now – their newest additions are available for bookings with the added perk of getting the 3rd night free. Besides, an entire 2,875 square feet of air conditioned luxury await; that is, for when you need to find refuge from the sun. With unobstructed views of the sea, end the day with a cocktail at dusk from your villa’s upper deck. Then, do it all over again the next day.
To round out the end of 2020, Naia Resort and Spa introduced their newest addition: Solvei, a luxurious five-bedroom, three-story beach house outfitted with every amenity to think of. Besides unobstructed 360-degree views that spill out into the Caribbean Sea—fitting for a villa meaning “path of the sun” in Danish—Solvei also includes a full-time concierge. This ultimate beach house is complete with five bedrooms that sleeps up to fifteen alongside a private pool, plenty of deck space, and even an elevator.