These Belize Resorts Are All 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Winners

by Khaila Gentle

Tripadvisor has revealed its top-rated hotels for the 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards. Each year, the travel company chooses and lists the top hotels, restaurants, and destinations in the world based on the reviews and ratings of travelers. That list recognizes businesses that earn consistently great reviews and represents those that are among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor. Additionally, the top 1% of listings are awarded the Best of the Best Award – the company’s highest honor.

Here are some of the Belize business that have been recognized in the 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards, including the Best of the Best.

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort (Hopkins Village)

Best of the Best Hotels in Central America (#3)

Photo by Hamanasi

Belize’s leading regenerative resort, Hamanasi ranked #3 in the list of Top Hotels in Central America. Nestled perfectly between sea and coastal forest, Hamanasi is serving up the best of both worlds on the beaches of Hopkins. This award winning resort is a leader not only in hospitality but in caring for its surrounding community.


From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. Your name and preferences are known and catered to. It is a quiet and peaceful resort and the perfect place to play, refresh and rejuvenate. I highly recommend this hidden gem in Belize

-Tripadvisor Reviewer Jamie

Victoria House Resort & Spa (Ambergris Caye)

Best of the Best Hotels in Central America (#10)

Photo by Victoria House Resort & Spa

Sitting at number 10 on the list of Top Hotels in Central America, Victoria House Resort & Spa is hailed for its relaxing atmosphere and for offering a taste of “barefoot elegance.” Found 2 miles south of San Pedro town, this award winning Ambergris Caye resort is a constant favorite of travelers who visit Belize.


Victoria House is paradise if you are looking for an upscale place to unwind with picturesque views of the sea, superior service with an extremely friendly staff, a fantastic restaurant on site, and every amenity one can think of.

-Tripadvisor reviewer Tia

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge 

Best of the Best Hotels in Central America (#11)

Described as “a pristine paradise in the Maya heartland”, the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant is the #11 Top Hotel in Central America. This magical paradise tucked away in the foothills of the Maya Mountains never fails to impress. Guests enjoy getting away from in all when they stay at this hidden-away rainforest resort.


The reviews on TripAdvisor were a LoveFest for Sleeping Giant so I figured it would be a great experience. But I didn’t think it could be truly that good. But it was! Truly. Everything people write about the staff and rooms and restaurants and atmosphere – all true. It was one of the very best resorts we’ve ever stayed in worldwide

-Tripadvisor reviewer Cindy F


Coco Plum Island Resort 

Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America (#1)

Photo Credit: Coco Plum Island Resort

The intimate and paradisiacal Coco Plum Island Resort has continued to impress travelers from around the globe, snagging the number one spot for Top Small Hotels in Central America. Exclusive, adults-only, and all-inclusive, this idyllic private island resort is one of the most romantic escapes that Belize has to offer.

Coco Plum Island resort is also the #13 Best All-Inclusive Hotel in the world and the #3 Best Small Hotel in the World. 


Where do I begin?! Once you arrive to Coco Plum there isn’t any reason to leave. Coco Plum is a piece of Paradise! The amazing views, beautiful clear warm waters and constant warm sea breeze made our anniversary trip unforgettable. We will be returning and staying longer as it was hard to leave.

-Tripadvisor reviewer Shaye

Manta Island Resort 

Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America (#2)

Photo by Manta Island Resort

Quite unsurprisingly, the sister island resort to Coco Plum, Manta Island Resort sits at number two on the Top Small Hotels in Central America list. While not adults-only, this all inclusive property offers a relaxing escape in one of Belize’s most pristine offshore atolls.  Manta Island Resort was also named one of the Hottest New Hotels in the world by Tripadvisor travelers in 2022. And, it’s this year’s #13 Best Small Hotel in the world. 


This place is stunning. The island itself is glorious—my favorite thing was laying in a hammock on the beach, feeling like I was in a stock photo of the perfect tropical vacation.

-Tripadvisor reviewer Sarah S

Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas

Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America (#8)

An intimate, luxury resort found on the Placencia Peninsula, Sirenian Bay is beachfront sophistication. Here, comfort, adventure, and relaxation combine to make for a relaxing stay in one of Belize’s top travel destinations.  Enjoy “upscale accommodation, personalized service, and an extraordinary range of recreational and leisure activities.”


What a fabulous time! Sirenian Bay is certainly a wonderful resort. While we loved the amenities, it was the staff that made the resort exceptional. Between Charlie, George, Kenny, Marcelo, Stacie, and many more, we were constantly treated better than anywhere we have ever stayed.

-Tripadvisor reviewer Cheryl R

Belizean Dreams Resort 

Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America (#12)

Photo by Belizean Dreams Resort

This stunning Hopkins stay is a sister property to Coco Plum Island and Manta Island Resort. Belizean Dreams offers family friendly accommodations with an idyllic backdrop. The Caribbean sea is mere footsteps away. And in the background, lush greenery stretches on for miles to meet the Maya Mountains in the distance.


We just returned from 10 blissful days at Belizean Dreams. We had never been to Belize before, and booked this resort based on all the glowing reviews. We were not disappointed!

-Tripadvisor reviewer Kristi

Ray Caye Resort

Best of the Best Small Hotels in Central America (#14)

Ray Caye’s Honeymoon Villa sits directly in front of the breaking shoreline.

Designed with both play and relaxation in mind, Ray Caye Island Resort is the intrepid traveler’s tropical dreams come true. Found off the coast of Placencia, this unique and captivating property offers everything you could ever need for a truly rejuvenating vacation.


We are sat waiting for our boat transfer back to the mainland, listening to the birdsong and watching the fish jump and the rays flying through the shallows.
Ray Caye is beautiful and laid back, but with 5 star service Belizean style

-Tripadvisor reviewer Debsgraham

Trip Advisor Travelers Choice 2023 Resorts in Belize

These stunning properties were all awarded the 2023 Travelers Choice awards. Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle extends a heartfelt congratulations to all of Belize’s awardees!

Almond Beach Resort at Jaguar Reef. Photos courtesy The Belize Collection
Turtle Inn, A Coppola Family Hideaway
Grand Caribe Resort in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
An aerial of the northern part of Hopkins. Photo by Hopkins Bay, A Muy'Ono Resort in Belize
  • Almond Beach Resort at Jaguar Reef
  • Coppola Family Hideaways
  • Chabil Mar Villas
  • Gaia Riverlodge
  • Grand Caribe Belize
  • Hopkins Bay, A Muy’Ono Resort
royal belize
Royal Belize, A Muy'Ono Resort. Photo courtesy of property.
Sunbreeze Hotel
  • Itz’ana Belize Resort & Residences
  • Ka’ana Resort
  • Laru Beya Resort
  • Matachica Resort & Spa 
  • Royal Belize, A Muy’Ono Resort
  • SunBreeze Hotel 
San Ignacio resort pool
Treehouse stays at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge
Photo Credit: Thatch Caye, A Muy'Ono Resort
Umaya Resort & Adventures in Maya Beach on the Placencia Peninsula, Belize
Photos by Copal Tree Lodge, A Muy'Ono Resort
  • San Ignacio Resort Hotel 
  • Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, A Muy’Ono Resort
  • Thatch Caye, A MuyOno Resort
  • The Lodge at Jaguar Reef
  • The Placencia, A Muy’Ono Resort
  • Umaya Resort & Adventures
  • Copal Tree Lodge, A Muy’Ono Resort

Featured Photo: Coco Plum Island Resort. All photos courtesy of their respective properties. Check out the full list of Best of the Best Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards categories here

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