Do you feel stressed out, worried, or worn out? These luxury Belize resorts are just what you need to pamper you and rejuvenate your spirit. Which resort is the best for you? They all have amazing amenities, so read on to find out more.
Belize is south of Mexico and its southern border is shared with Guatemala. Belize is in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea is on the eastern side of this country. English is the official language in Belize, however, local people largely speak a Creole language. Belize City is the main city there, but you’ll find many of the luxury resorts in Belize in the Ambergris Caye, Placencia and San Ignacio areas.
Ambergris Caye is the largest of the Belize islands, and San Pedro is the main town there. Ambergris Caye is home of the Belize Barrier Reef, protected reefs for incredible snorkeling and diving experiences. The beaches are extremely beautiful with powder-white sand. The area is so breathtaking that it was the romantic filming location for the reality TV show, Temptation Island.
Now Here Are Those 7 Luxury Belize Resorts…
Luxury Belize Resorts,Turtle Inn Resort, Photo courtesy of the Coppola Family Hideaways
Turtle Inn Resort, a beach resort owned by Film Director/Producer Francis Ford Coppola, consists of 25 cottages, a family pavilion, a large beach house and another cottage called the Star Fish Cottage.
The resort is located between between Seine Bight and Placencia, a vibrant little town with reggae bars, resorts, and eateries. So, if you want to stay at a resort that is totally relaxing, yet not too far away from town (4 minutes away by car), Turtle Inn is the luxury resort for you. Be forewarned that Placencia has the smallest main street in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Photo courtesy of the Coppola Family Hideaways
Francis’ Family Pavilion is a luxurious dwelling in Turtle Inn. It has two bedrooms with a third bedroom loft. This is one of the most private options at Turtle Inn. Francis’ Family Pavilion is surrounded by a wall and it has pool access.
Beyond the pool is a dining terrace with a fabulous view of the sea. Guests who choose Francis’ Family Pavilion have a full-time butler and other comforts from a luxury Belize resort. For example, they are treated to comfortable robes, organic bath products, and an intercom system that links to the front desk of the resort.
Photo of Placencia by Bobistraveling Creative Commons
Placencia is a village near Turtle Inn where visitors can go shopping and grab some food in this tiny village.
Luxury Belize Resorts: Coral Caye A Resort to Unplug
Luxury Belize Resorts: Photo courtesy of Turtle Inn/Coppola Hideaways
Also among the Coppola properties is Coral Caye, located about 25 minutes away (by boat) from the Turtle Inn dock. Coral Caye is a private island and offers guests luxury accommodations, complete with a butler or caretaker a chef and housekeeping services.
The entire island has only two cottages and a great house for an ultimate getaway. Invite your friends. Up to 10 guests can be accommodated. Only one group or couple at a time may enjoy the accommodations, so your group will have the entire 2-acre island to yourself.
A Little Unplugged: Amenities at Coral Caye
Luxury Belize Resorts: Photo courtesy of Coppola Family Hideaways
You can unplug a little at Coral Caye. The resort does have electricity, in every villa, but wi-fi is only an on-island amenity. There’s also no TV. Amenities include all meals, and the cottages have living rooms, sleeping areas and full bathrooms (with showers instead of tubs). The cottages have both indoor and outdoor showers.
The Great House
The Great House is actually a place for the guests to gather. It’s used as a giant living room/fun area with games, a full bar, kitchen, and a half-bathroom. Although guests use the Great House to socialize and for special dinners overnight arrangements can be arranged.
Luxury Belize Resorts: The Great House at Coral Caye, Photo courtesy of The Family Coppola Hideaways
Coral Caye’s Island Amenities
Although it’s tempting to spend all of your days and evenings in the cottages, the island has the following amenities:
- scuba diving
- shaded picnic tables
- fishing rods
- Suntan lotion
- The beach
Photo courtesy of The Family Coppola Hideaways
Belize Ocean Club
Photo courtesy of the Belize Ocean Club
The Belize Ocean Club, also in Placencia, has one and two bedroom suites with ocean views and also views of the Maya mountains and the Placencia Lagoon.
Choose the Sunset Side of the Belize Ocean Club Resort for views of sunsets, the mountains and lagoon. It’s also the side of the resort where 16 Degrees Restaurant is located. This side is perfect for those who seek a romantic getaway.
Image courtesy of the Belize Ocean Club Resort
The balcony of the Sunset Side penthouse of the Belize Ocean Club Resort has a view meant to relax guests.
Belize Beach Club Ocean Side
The Belize Ocean Club has two significant and very different sides to choose from for your stay, the Ocean Side and the Sunset Side. The Sunset Side is for guests who want a little more privacy.
Photo by the Belize Ocean Club Resort
Penthouse on the Ocean Side of the Belize Ocean Club
So, the Ocean Side has views of the ocean, Latitude Beach Bar, and according to the resort, the “largest pool in Southern Belize.” Choose the Ocean Side of Belize Beach Club resort for easier access to the bar, beach and the pool.
Photo courtesy of the Ka’ana Resort
Photo is Courtesy of the Ka’ana Resort
If you happen to be a fan of the TV show the Shahs of Sunset, the Ka’ana Resort and Spa might look familiar to you. The popular Shahs of Sunset reality TV show was filmed at the Ka’ana, and the show aired in the summer of 2016. Located in San Ignacio, the Ka’ana offers guest suites (Master suite, Casita suite, Balam suite) and villas in one and two bedroom configurations. One important difference between the the villas and the suites is that the villas have private pools. Ka’ana Resort’s decor is minimalist, yet luxurious.
What Can You Do at the Ka’ana Resort?
Well, there’s a two-acre organic garden, so you can look forward to fresh, organic vegetables for your meals. Other amenities include free morning yoga classes twice a week and a spa. The resort has its own space for yoga, open daily. Private classes can be arranged.
Are you a fitness devotee, a culture craver, an epicurean, or a thrill seeker? There’s something for you to fulfill your healthy passions or remove a few items from your bucket list.
The Ka’ana Resort’s San Ignacio location places the resort near Mayan Ruins and a nature trail. So, it’s convenient to go horseback riding, have a jungle stay, experience history and culture during a tour of the ruins. You can also go zip lining, taking a helicopter ride or do some exploring underwater.
Yoga photo courtesy of Ka’ana Resort
Cayo Espanto is a special, because not only is it one of the luxury Belize resorts, but it’s also an all-inclusive resort on a private island. This luxurious resort features five-star dining, stimulating and fun activities, and spa services.
Photo courtesy of Cayo Espanto, a Belize Luxury Resort
Cayo Espanto features one and two bedroom oceanfront cottages and a overwater bungalow. Plunge pools, verandas, and private docks are some of the common features of the cottages. These cottages range from 1,200 square feet to 2,600 square feet.
Photo of Cayo Espanto, www.aprivateisland.com
Dining at the resort is a special experience, because Cayo Espanto presents individualized meals for its guests. Guests complete a survey, outlining your likes and favorite foods and dislikes. Once guests arrive, the chef and his team prepares meals that suits the guests individual tastes, therefore guests do not have to pour over a menu for meals. Meals can be served outdoors or indoors, in suites, on terraces or in other pre-arranged locations.
Photo courtesy of Cayo Espanto, www.aprivateisland.com
You will not need to pour over a menu to make meal selections. Just sit back and wait for gourmet delicacies to be delivered to you.
Because the point of staying on a private island like Cayo Espanto is to stay on and around the island. Cayo Espanto has enough activities available to keep you occupied. For additional fees you can:
- Swim with sharks
- Take a ride on a private yacht
- Go on a scuba diving trip
- Go bird watching
- Go on a tour of Belize
- Have a private picnic on a deserted part of the beach
Photo courtesy of www.privateisland.com Cayo Espanto
Photo courtesy of Las Terrazas: Luxury Belize Resorts
As all of the accommodations on the list of luxury Belize resorts, Las Terrazas, about 4 miles away from San Pedro, has extra large residences, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet, fully-equipped kitchens, in-room full-sized washers and dryers, and if you select a Penthouse suite, you’ll have either a personal plunge pool or a Jacuzzi.
Photo by pixulture
Las Terrazas is located in the touristy area of Ambergris Caye, which is also where the airport is located. A few of the amenities at this boutique hotel include a 70-foot infinity pool, a poolside bar, airport transportation, and babysitting.
San Pedro, Photo by Taco Girl
Select Las Terrazas if you are up for an active vacation. The concierge has connections for zip lining, cave tubing, excursions to see the Tikal Pyramids, Xunantunich Maya Ruins, or the Lamanai Maya Ruins. You can also take a tour and see the sights by helicopter. The knowledgeable concierge can advise you of the costs and help make the arrangements.
Mahogany Bay Village
Photo used with Permission © 2018 Hilton
Mahogany Bay Village is a property within Hilton’s Curio Collection. Hotels in this are uniquely styled and cater to people who want one-of-a-kind experiences.
Choose Mahogany Bay Village if you want to stay in a hotel with a familiar name (Hilton) and be near the hustle and bustle of San Pedro. Mahogany Bay Village is only 10 minutes away from San Pedro, with its bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Photo used with Permission © 2018 Hilton
What’s So Special About Mahogany Bay?
Mahogany Bay has a variety of different accommodation choices, so if you are a single person, or if you have a medium-sized or large group, you can find a place that’s just the right size.
You’ll find accommodations ranging from small suites to family-sized townhouses. There are six different room types.
Mahogany Village Bay offers its guests a private white sand beach, a saltwater pool, fitness center, carts and bicycles to rent. There is 24-hour security at the resort and a high-speed internet connection.