Take The Vacation You Deserve In Southern Belize At Umaya Resort & Adventures  

by Larry Waight

With the havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last couple of years, you undoubtedly deserve a vacation. While there are so many places you can go, we can go out on a limb and say relaxing beachside on vacation in beautiful Belize may be exactly what you’re looking for. Go on the trip you deserve at Umaya Resort & Adventures.

What Is Umaya?

Umaya Resort & Adventures is a blissful resort located on the north end of the breathtaking Placencia Peninsula on Belize’s southeastern coast, right on Maya Beach. With the Caribbean Sea on one side, the Placencia Lagoon on the other, and the Maya Mountains providing the backdrop, you will be surrounded by natural beauty – effortlessly.

Until recently, Umaya was known as the Belize Ocean Club before it was rebranded by the owners to better reflect the Maya cultural influence of the region. With a renewed commitment to providing guests with a connection to Belize’s pristine natural beauty, its cultural history, and the local community, Umaya Resort & Adventures is ready to welcome back guests for the experience of a lifetime under The Belize Collection

Sustainability is paramount to Umaya. Free-range chickens and an organic garden provide some of the resort’s food on-site, with most other ingredients brought in from local Belizean farmers. Local woods and decor have been used to not only make the resort more sustainable but also to support the local community. Rainfall showers have been installed in the rooms as well.

Luxury Beachfront Accommodations

If golden sand beaches, warm sunlight, and tropical blue waters are what you’re looking for, Umaya Resort & Adventures is where you can find all of that and more. With the Placencia Lagoon on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, all rooms come with beautiful waterfront vistas. You can choose between 1- and 2-bedroom suites on either the bay or the beach, with penthouses also available. All rooms are spacious and come equipped with private balconies, perfect to relax and soak in the scenery. You can also spend as much time on the beach as you’d like, and there’s a spa located on the property for when you need a true refresh.

On-Site Restaurante Laguna

The on-site restaurant at the resort, Restaurante Laguna, strives to put a new twist on Belizean cuisine by combining traditional offerings with new developments from the present. The full-service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can stop by at any time of the day.

During your stay at the resort, be sure to stop by to experience a celebration of Belizean culinary tradition in a relaxing environment with gorgeous lagoon views.

If You Want Adventure

Umaya. Image via Duarte Dellarole

While having a relaxing vacation on the beach is amazing, some people want a little more adventure and Belize is the perfect place for it. Offshore, you can explore various parts of the Belize Barrier Reef, a national environmental treasure of Belize. The resort’s dive shop can set you up for any dive or snorkeling trip you want to take. Look for manatees in the Placencia Lagoon or whale sharks at the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve – the choice is up to you.

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Manatee spotting at Monkey River. © Duarte Dellarole

Inland, you can discover an entirely different world with the rustic rainforest. Look for wildlife along the Monkey River or journey to ancient Maya ruins hidden in the jungle. Be sure to visit the nearby Maya Ceremonial Cave at The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge, available for limited use to guests of Umaya and partner resorts of The Belize Collection.

Vacation Packages

Umaya Resort & Adventures offers a handful of vacation packages to give you an easy, pre-planned trip full of highlights. For the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure, choose The Perfect Balance: Adventure & Relaxation Package. This gives you a three-night stay at Umaya to enjoy a relaxing time at the sea and another three-night stay at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge to experience Belize’s jungles.

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Couples will be interested in the Romance on the Beach Package, which includes four nights in a 1-bedroom beachfront room and daily breakfasts. Experience the most romantic vacation imaginable by going on a sunset cruise, having a romantic beach dinner, and taking a half-day chocolate tour, all for just the two of you.

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The Silk Cayes in Southern Belize. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

If your whole family could use a vacation, the Caribbean Family Vacation Package is what you’re looking for. It includes a four-night stay at the resort, breakfasts, and dinners, tours to Monkey River, and snorkeling in the Silk Cayes for four. At Umaya Resort & Adventures, the vacation you deserve is waiting just for you.

All images courtesy Umaya/The Belize Collection unless captioned otherwise.

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