The Unique Charms of Belize’s Itz’ana and Ka’ana Resorts

by Larry Waight

Sophisticated travelers who have trouble reconciling the terms “charm” and “extravagance” have probably never heard about Belize’s Itz’ana and Ka’ana Resorts. At these sister properties, those concepts coexist much to the delight of guests who often find that choosing between the two is hard! To help you make a decision, here’s a tantalizing glimpse of both Belize resorts that exude charm and luxury.

Luxurious Boho Chic: Find It at Itz’ana

Love the boho lifestyle? Then, Itz’ana could be the sanctuary you’ve been dreaming about! Everything about this Placencia resort, situated between rolling mountains in the distance and the Caribbean shoreline,  will enchant you. Amenities you expect from a world-class resort are all included–from the outdoor pool that overlooks the sea to pristine beaches resplendent with palm trees.


You’ll love everything about your accommodation. They’ve been meticulously designed for relaxation and pleasure. Plus, the magnificent Great House, with its British colonial architecture, is ideal for socializing with resort guests. Arrange for spa treatments within your suite or villa, browse the Shop at Itz’ana for everything from resort wear and art to locally produced skincare items. Take classes on the yoga deck as ocean waves take your mind to a sacred place.


Worried that these posh amenities will turn you into a sloth? Don’t give it a thought. Take advantage of the marina, complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, and boat rentals. If staying active is your goal, wait until you read their mind-blowing adventure and experiences menus.  It gets better, though. Grab a current special and you could save money, too.  Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? You’ve found it here.

Authentic Belize: Find It at Ka’ana Resort

If you’ve already spent more time near the Caribbean Sea than you care to admit and you’re curious about how it feels to luxuriate in natural splendor – surrounded by a wondrous rainforest – then this “heavenly place” in romantic San Ignacio will spoil you for all future Caribbean destinations. Frequent guests find Ka’ana to be the essence of cultural and eco-friendly warmth. You’re invited to frequent the sunbathing terrace and lush pool set inside a jungle landscape: an especially delightful experience at the end of fun-filled days.


Avail yourself of spa services that are both traditional and based on ancient Mayan healing and restorative practices. They come complete with a Kombucha tea at the end. Maintain your passion for Yoga by participating in sessions offered either onsite or on the grounds of nearby Mayan temples. And where else will you be asked if you would prefer private Yoga classes? Further, you’ll admire Ka’ana’s commitment to eco-tourism which also benefits the local community.

Image via Ka’ana Resort

Ka’ana’s adventures and experiences never disappoint, which is why there’s a dedicated tour desk offering options that are so diverse, you would need a longer stay to see everything! Expect to be impressed when you browse the list.  Further, grab specials that could save you enough money for that extended vacation. Ready for paradise Belize style? You’ve found Eden.

Can’t choose? You Don’t Have to!


It can be hard to choose between these lush sanctuaries. It’s like looking at your two children and proclaiming a favorite! Impossible! Instead, ask about a combination stay that will give you a taste of both worlds. The concierge at Itz’ana can make that happen. As can the concierge at Ka’ana. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy the last days of summer’s glory, including the absence of crowds. And who can say no to those specials?

Photos courtesy of Itz’ana and Ka’ana resorts. 

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