Belize is considered one of the most desirable emerging travel destinations for all the right reasons. Nestled between rolling green mountains and shimmering blue waters, it’s the perfect tropical locale and then some. In addition to boasting thrilling inland adventures and world-class offshore activities, though, Belize is home to some of the worlds best hotels and resorts. Planning a trip to this dually Central American and Caribbean paradise this year? Here are some of the top places to stay in Belize for 2023.
For Conscious Travelers: Blancaneaux Lodge
Tucked away in the majestic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, what was once Francis Ford Coppola’s family hideaway is now a renowned eco-lodging destination. With sustainability at the forefront of their operations, Blancaneaux Lodge offers conscious travelers a luxurious escape while minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment. With just twenty luxe cabanas, Blancaneaux is the ultimate intimate getaway that lets travelers rest easy knowing that their stay is beyond green.
For Adventure: San Ignacio Resort Hotel
Belize’s Cayo district is the land of thrills and exploration. And sitting in the heart of it is San Ignacio Resort Hotel, the award-winning destination where luxury, adventure, and small-town charm meet. Offering a mix of 27 luxury rooms and suites, San Ignacio Resort Hotel makes for an ideal launching point for all your Belize inland adventures.
For Millennials: Matachica Resort
Unplugged. Authentic. Nature. Human. Those are the words that Daniel Lighter, owner of Matachica Resort, used to describe his vision for this stunning seaside resort located on Ambergris Caye. Here, 32- thatch roofed cabanas dot ten acres of quintessential Caribbean paradise. Matachica is one of just a handful of resorts on the island that are adults-only. A stay here is a stay at a barefoot hideaway that’s celebrity approved, picturesque, and incomparably relaxing.
For Romance: Coco Plum Island Resort
Coco Plum Island Resort is one of Trip Savvy’s top picks for romantic destinations in Central America. Adults-only and all-inclusive, it’s an ideal locale for couples seeking an intimate escape. It’s also the perfect place for honeymooners looking to unwind after saying “I do”. A 30-minute boat ride away from Dangriga Town, Belize, Coco Plum Island sits on 16 acres of white sandy beaches dotted by lush mangroves. With an array of beach beds, lounge chairs, and swaying hammocks, it’s the perfect place for you and your soulmate to cast your worries away.
For Health & Wellness: Victoria House Resort & Spa
With Victoria House Resort & Spa, attaining your health and wellness goals, even while on vacation, gets a lot easier. Refresh and unwind with the aid of restorative spa experiences, healthy meal plan options, and idyllic settings.
One of Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle’s picks for places to visit in 2023, Victoria House boasts 42 guest rooms ranging in style from thatch roof casitas to beachfront villas with private pools. Plus, guests get to experience The Palmilla Restaurant and Admiral Nelson’s Bar. Both are renowned for fine food and drink and extraordinary service.
For Divers: Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort
Located in beautiful Hopkins village, Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort offers sustainable stays and some of the best diving experiences in Belize. In fact, this award-winning resort is proudly classified as a PADI 5-star resort and even offers training and certifications. Enjoy prime access to a spectacular underwater world at the Southern Belize Barrier Reef. And, as an added bonus, immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant culture of Belize’s Garifuna people.
Featured Photo courtesy of Blancaneaux Lodge. All photos courtesy of their respective resorts.