T+L: The Two Belize Resorts Among Travelers’ Favorites in Central America

by Khaila Gentle

The lush rainforests of Costa Rica continue to captivate travelers, with the country sweeping almost the entire list of Travel + Leisure Readers’ Top Ten Hotels in Central America. Standing its own against the destination though, is Belize. Belize resorts Blancaneaux Lodge in Mountain Pine Ridge and Hamanasi in Hopkins were also among the top ten hotels in the region.

Blancaneaux Lodge and Hamanasi Among Travelers’ Favorite Central American Resorts 

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Whether in Costa Rica, Belize, or Honduras, Travel + Leisure Readers have been seeking out “nature-steeped properties with immersive outdoor activities” more than ever this year. And though their settings are vastly different, Both Hamanasi and Blancaneaux Lodge deliver big in that area.

Set amidst a mix of pine and broadleaf forest, Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge (#5) is where luxury meets the outdoors. From horseback rides down forest-flanked paths to specialty Thai massages on the banks of Privassion River, the experiences at this Family Coppola Hideaway are one-of-a-kind.

Meanwhile, on the beaches of southern Belize, Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort (#7) offers the perfect blend of relaxation, cultural immersion, and exploration. A founding member of Regenerative Resorts, Hamanasi is everything a nature lover could want in a 5-star resort. Plus, the property’s Goldilocks location between the country’s Maya Mountains and its barrier reef means no Belize adventure will be out of reach.

Read the full list of 2024 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards winners for the Top 10 Hotels in Central America on their website.

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