These 4 Belize Sister Resorts Are TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Winners

by Khaila Gentle

When planning that perfect getaway, the reviews of fellow travelers can carry a lot of weight when it comes to decision-making. It’s for that reason that travel research platform TripAdvisor has become a hallmark name in the world of vacation planning. And thanks to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, discerning travelers can confidently pick and choose from the best of the best accommodations, restaurants, destinations, and even activities. This year, Belize took home quite a few top spots in the Travelers’ Choice Awards. That includes four sister resorts that are winning the hearts of sojourners from across the globe.

The 4 Belize Resorts That Continue to Woo TripAdvisor Reviewers 


Coco Plum Island Resort, Manta Island Resort, Laru Beya Resort, and Belizean Dreams Resort: four stunning properties in southern Belize that each boast their own alluring charm. From the magical barrier reef to the powder sand beaches of Placencia and Hopkins, this family of resorts promises romantic adventures and idyllic beachfront stays in some of the country’s most enchanting locations. 

Private Island Paradise: Manta Island & Coco Plum Island

Photo Credit: Coco Plum Island Resort

Named two of the Best Small Hotels in the World –  and the only resorts in Belize to have been awarded as such – these sister islands found off the coast of southern Belize are as dreamy as they are private. According to TripAdvisor, the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Award for Best of the Best Small Hotels is given to “small places that make a big impression”. 

When it comes to Coco Plum Island Resort, ranking #3 on the list, and Manta Island Resort, which clocks in at #13,  guests are sure to always leave impressed. 

For barefoot romance beside the tranquil Caribbean sea, head to the adults-only Coco Plum Island. Also voted the #1 Best of the Best Small Hotel in Central America and the #13 Best of the Best All-Inclusive Resort in the World, this 16-acre private island delivers on idyllic island experiences in a big way. 


“This island was nothing short of a slice of paradise. The staff was amazing. The island was in immaculate condition. The entire island was like a zen garden.”
Molina Party of 5 on TripAdvisor


Photo Credit: Manta Island Resort

Meanwhile, for a secluded getaway on a far-flung island, seek out Manta Island Resort. Family-friendly and fit for group vacations, this 12-acre island sits dotted by colorful oceanfront cabanas, swaying palm trees, and swinging hammocks. In addition to being one of the Best Small Hotels in the World, Manta joins its sister island on the list of Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America, ranking at #2.


“It has been a month since my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon on Manta Island. A day has not gone by since her and I reminisce on how such a wonderful place is available for us to enjoy at a reasonable price.” 
Jimmy Marbles on TripAdvisor


Award-winning Beachfront Retreats: Laru Beya & Belizean Dreams 

Photo Credit: Belizean Dreams Resort

Alongside its sister island properties, the ever-charming Belizean Dreams Resort was named one of the Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America. Ranking at #12, Belizean Dreams is casual elegance on the beaches of Hopkins Village. Whether for honeymoons and romance, or adventure both on- and offshore, travelers can enjoy a beachfront villa stay alongside extra touches of personalized service and hospitality. 


“My husband and I returned from our trip to Belizean Dreams Resort for our 4th wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. The room was perfect with amazing views, the resort was quaint and quiet even though there were quite a few other guests, and the food was perfect each meal!’
Kristine S on TripAdvisor


Photo Credit: Laru Beya Resort

Just 40 miles (65 km) south of sleepy Hopkins lies the brown sugar beaches of the Placencia Peninsula. Laru Beya Resort – whose name means “on the beach” in the Garifuna language – joins its three sister resorts as an award-winning Belize property. Snagging one of the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice awards this year, this southern Belize resort is among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor, as voted by travel enthusiasts. 


“Wow, what a great experience! Every part of this stay was amazing! Definitely book the all-inclusive package. Absolutely, 5 stars in every category from booking to departure! Special shout out to Erwin, Kristina, Sante, Jordy, Emory, Erika, and Dee, all of whom made us feel like VIPs.”
Delhia M on TripAdvisor


TripAdvisor users have given these four sister properties in Belize consistently amazing reviews, whether for their hospitality, their charm, or their spectacular views. Which will you choose on your next all-inclusive Belize vacation?

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