As it did last year, Costa Rica leads the pack of winners for 2022’s best resorts in Central America with a whopping seven spots. Belize managed to secure two spots on the list, with Nicaragua snagging the last slot this time. Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city hotels, resorts, or safari lodges based on their locations and amenities.
Belize managed to secure two spots on the list!
Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort #7
Belize continues to represent an incredible value, with a landscape that can go toe-to-toe with Costa Rica, offering lush rain forests, powder-sand beaches, and pristine waters for diving and snorkeling. Eco-lodge Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort (No. 6) is a prime example, offering personalized service and friendly staffers who lead “excursions that are excellent due to their top-notch tour guides,” according to one voter, who also gushed, “Hamanasi now has a special place in my heart!”
Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by tropical flora on the finest stretch of beach in Belize. With a short flight from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Panama City, Toronto, or San Salvador you may let the warm tropical breezes melt away your hectic life for the laid-back pace of Belize!
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Victoria House Resort & Spa #8
Spectacular, private, and located on a breathtaking Caribbean island, the award-winning Victoria House Resort and Spa features 42 rooms. Whether you stay in a spacious pool villa, luxurious suite, well-appointed Stateroom, or a romantic tropical Casita, Victoria House provides the perfect venue for total relaxation and comfort.
Victoria House Resort and Spa is unsurpassed in the art of pampering its guests with an abundance of services and conveniences.
Perched at the edge of one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, the resort offers a variety of exhilarating adventures, from exploring Mayan ruins to diving into the world-renowned Great Blue Hole. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a dream beach wedding, or an unforgettable family vacation, Victoria House is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.
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The best resorts in Central America all elicit similarly enthusiastic comments from readers. So what set this year’s No. 1 apart? Read on for the details — and to see the entire list.