Since lockdown began, many have missed travel and the exquisiteness of an escape. But as we come out of the bleak winter and look ahead to the spring and summer, there are plenty of reasons for cautious optimism to travel again. Vaccines are on the rise and countries, including Belize, have implemented policies around travelling safely. Of course, Covid-19 has reshaped travel for good. However, there are many opportunities to safely escape this summer. And, this one is particularly epic. Muy’ono Resorts have now launched their summer sale, offering guests 40% off stays.
Available for bookings made by March 23, the epic offer allows guests to curate bespoke stays and experiences for travel up to December 16, 2021. And with the largest collection of independent resorts in Belize, the hardest choice, you’ll have to make is which resort (or resorts) to choose.
From jungle lodges to private islands, here is our round-up of each. (Although after reading this, we may have made your summer travel decision and where to stay just a little tougher).
Nestled in the center of vibrant Placencia Village and a stone’s throw away from the emerald Caribbean waters, Brisa Oceano is a newly constructed condominium style resort. Designed to meet the highest standards in luxury and comfort, Following from your exquisitely furnished suite, walk barefoot right onto the sugar-textured beach of the Placencia Peninsula.
The Placencia Resort is situated on the beautiful Maya Beach, making it perfectly poised as a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort for both jungle and offshore adventures. And after a day of exploring the stunning Belize Barrier Reef, Maya Mountains or simply pool-side lounging, live in luxury with one, two, or three bedroom accommodations.
Call 7.5-acre private island your own off the coast of Dangriga with Royal Belize, a private island resort. Found along the second largest coral reef in the world, this resort uniquely caters to one party at a time in its five luxury suites. In fact, your own island manager, private chef, housekeeping, concierge, and boat captain are ready to customize your island experience.
Venture off the coast of Dangriga to enjoy the best of barefoot casual with Thatch Caye, a private island resort. However, every guest gets the all-inclusive package, including breathtaking views with a rustic Belizean feel and the necessities (like air-conditioning). Immerse yourself completely in your surroundings; the island is limited to 30 guests at a time, so prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Marvel at the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of Southern Belize’s Toledo District in all seventeen suites of Copal Tree Lodge. Altogether, indulge in a truly farm-to-table experience in rainforest paradise with two swimming pools, spa, farm-to-table restaurant, rum distillery, organic coffee and sugar farms, and so much more.
Based on the banks of the Macal River in San Ignacio, Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is surrounded by 100 acres of lush tropical forest for a truly renewing resort experience. Above all, discover on-site wonders like incredible wildlife and birding alongside its Botanic Garden; some of the best culture and adventure experiences are just nearby. Altogether, this eco-lodge provides an intimate jungle setting for families, couples, and groups looking for an active vacation.
Hopkins Bay is ideally situated at the edge of Belize on the Caribbean Sea, in the cozy fishing village of Hopkins. Each of its 18 beach houses offers all the comforts of home with the amenities of a resort; plus, easy beachside access to the best ocean adventures. Besides its two pools, concierge desk, beach bar, and oceanside restaurant, discover the best of coastal Belize.
At Ranguana Caye Cabanas, experience the rustic island escape of your dreams against stunning views of the Caribbean Sea’s aqua expanse. Cruise out from the coastal village of Placencia to the postcard-perfect 2-acre private island with three island cabanas and start your castaway adventure. Although what the cabanas lack in luxury, they make up for in charm and location. Rent by the entire island or single cabana, all the while with an oceanfront balcony and all the basic necessities for island life.
Travel with Ease
What happens if we have to quarantine? Is the resort taking appropriate COVID safe measures? And what if we have to postpone our trip? Understandably, these are all questions we now think of before travelling. Undoubtedly, Muy’Ono Resorts have not only thought of them too, but also provide solutions for each. Firstly, all the properties Gold Standard Certified. In addition, each offers on-site testing for anyone departing back to a country that requires a negative test result to re-enter. Finally, on the unlikely case that a guest tests positive for COVID-19, each property offers complimentary stays up to 14 days to international guests.