Why Naïa Resort and Spa Might Be Belize’s Best-Kept Wellness Secret  

by Larry Waight

If you want your next vacation to be spent in the peace and privacy one craves, you can hardly go wrong with choosing the easy-going, laid-back nature of Belize’s Caribbean coast. Located in Belize’s southern Placencia peninsula on private 224-acre property, Naïa Resort and Spa is exactly what you’re looking for. Consider these reasons why Naïa is one of Belize’s best-kept secrets, winning over wellness travelers and those seeking straightforward luxury.

Luxury Accommodations In A Relaxing Atmosphere


If relaxing days spent lounging on white-sand beaches before a brilliant turquoise sea is what you are looking for, then you should look no further than Naïa Resort and Spa. Located on a private preserve on Belize’s quieter southern coast, Naïa is an ideal place to come relax and unwind. Not to mention, the spa is the heart and soul of Naïa

Accommodations include studio, one, two, and three-bedroom beach houses, in addition to two-bedroom treetop villas and a new ultimate five-bedroom beach house. All houses come with modern amenities, stunning views, and the utmost privacy. In addition to being right on the coast and near Placencia Beach, the resort has two outdoor pools for use at your pleasure as well.

The spa, however, is the main attraction. Located in the forest beside a serene lagoon, the entire spa experience was designed with the surrounding natural world and traditional Belizean treatments at the forefront. Native and organic products are heavily used in all treatments, from facials to scrubs and massages.

A Leader In Eco-Friendly Resorts

Naïa Resort and Spa is the personal project of Belizean Stewart Krohn, who is a former media entrepreneur who wanted to create a first-class resort focused around its spa and known for its eco-friendliness. The goal was to create a resort that would blend into the surrounding natural world rather than overtake it. Roughly two-thirds of the resort’s property remains forested and both the resort and spa strive to operate in a wholly sustainable manner.

Packages To Spend Time Together With

Naïa Resort and Spa offers a wide variety of vacation packages, some of which are not common among Belize’s resorts. In addition to packages for families, couples on a romantic getaway, people who want to adventure on the mainland, and those wanting to explore the coastal waters, here are a couple of unique options offered by Naïa.


The Forever Friends Girls Getaway Package, for example, celebrates women’s friendships by offering the opportunity for a five-night stay at one of Naïa’s two-bedroom beachfront beach houses, complete with a private plunge pool. It includes a chocolate-making & spice tour, a sunset cruise, and the ultimate spa experience.


Another unique package is designed specifically for moms, especially after the pressures the pandemic has put on parents. The Zoom Mom’s Digital Detox Package includes a four-night stay at a studio beach house, a Lagoon Kayaking Tour, and a daily spa experience, as well as meals and drinks.

Adventure Tours


Snorkeling Middle Silk Caye with Splash IDC Center. Image courtesy Carolee Chanona

For people who want a little more excitement in their vacation, Naïa Resort also offers adventure tours that highlight the natural and cultural wonders of Belize. River tubing, zip-lining, bird and wildlife watching, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, sailing, and fishing are just a sample of the variety of tours Naïa offers to guests. There are also the cultural tours, which give you the opportunity to learn about Belize’s chocolate and spice farming industry as well as multiple ancient Maya sites.

On-Site Dining

Naïa is proud of the more than one on-site dining options provided for guests. Taking its name from the year Belize achieved independence, the 1981 restaurant provides Belizean cuisine made from fresh local ingredients, creatively mixed with other culinary traditions for a unique dining experience. Meanwhile, the Beach Bar and Grill is a simple yet classy seaside dining establishment with incredible views. 

Stay Forever

If you come to Naïa and decide that you never want to leave, the option of purchasing a residence is available to you. Naïa Residences aims to meld environmental sustainability with modern amenities to accommodate true environmentally sustainable residential tourism. When you own a residence, you will have access to the resort’s amenities, including its restaurants, fitness center, watersports equipment, and, of course, the spa.

With so much to offer, come and see for yourself why Naïa Resort and Spa is truly Belize’s best-kept secret.

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