From the piercing eye of the Great Blue Hole, one of the most iconic diving sites in the world, to the lush rainforest singing with the cries of birds and creatures thankful for its careful preservation, Belize is unbelievable. That is until you witness this unique landscape in real life!
These all-star all-inclusive resorts in Belize are committed to delivering guests unforgettable experiences. Take the road less traveled on your next Caribbean vacation with a trip to Belize.
Punta Gorda, Belize
<i>Photos courtesy of Belcampo Lodge.</i>
<i>Photos courtesy of Belcampo Lodge.</i>
Tucked away on a 12,000 acre nature reserve with an organic farm on site, the Belcampo Lodge is agritourism at its best– your alarm clock comes courtesy of the wild sounds of the jungle from the caws of the parrots to the howling of monkeys.
All 16 suites come with floor-to-ceiling views of the rainforest and screened in verandas for optimal animal spotting. Villas can accommodate a whole family of visitors. Riverside you’ll uncover a dock with free kayaks and canoes for cruising either further inland or up to the sea. Locavores will be delighted as up to 70% of the food served comes from the farm premises with meals influenced by a variety of Mayan, East Indian, Creole and Caribbean flavors using both traditional and modern techniques. Their impressive and consistent emphasis on sustainability and fair wages for their local workers truly sets apart this incredible resort from others.
Hopkins Bay Belize Resort
Hopkins Bay, Belize
Coming in pairs but expecting an altogether different vacation experience? Whether you’ve come to work on your tan lines or new thrills, the Hopkins Bay Belize Resort sees all appetites satiated with everything from pina coladas poolside to rappelling down waterfalls jungle-side. Located just minutes from the biggest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, divers can look forward to multiple dives per day. You can also catch your own fish for dinner, gallop on horseback or swing through the jungle on ziplines.
Private balconies offer up views of the beach that has plenty of loungers and palapas for guest use. Two pools are served by a bar offering pretty cocktails, wine and beer. The vibe here is casual but upscale and meals are served à la carte with plenty of fresh seafood and modern Western dishes.
San Ignacio, Belize
Striving to coexist with nature is integral to the owners of Chaa Creek Resort. Staying in their thatched roof riverside cottages, you’ll be in the company of butterflies from the onsite butterfly farm and all the animals who call this rainforest reserve home. Views of the rainforest spill to every corner of the property from the infinity pool to the private wooden patios with jacuzzi tubs.
Decorated in South and Central American accents and without a television in sight, the resort is also committed to efforts to preserve eco-tourism in Belize by donating 10% of their profits to organizations committed to environmental protection and education.
Dream Valley Jungle Resort
Escape to the rustic charm of the Dream Valley Jungle Resort. Situated along the Belize River and bordering a national park, guests can book excursions to explore the surrounding caves and waterfalls whether on foot, horseback or in a canoe. The suite patios have panoramic views and come nighttime, an orchestra of jungle sounds off for their debut- the perfect way to unwind after a long day of exploring.
Amenities include a pool, spa and an onsite bar and restaurant serving delicious internationally inspired cuisine.
Belize Ocean Club
The alluring waters off Belize’s coast team with pristine corals and tropical wildlife. The Belize Ocean Club is a PADI 5-star Dive Resort offering a perfect location for those who want to see the world below in a rustic luxury setting.
The resort has one of the biggest pools in the country with a swim-up bar as well as access to a private beach. Views from the suites are divided between the Sunset and Ocean side, each with their unique advantages. You’ll get a real taste for Belize at the restaurant with small plates spiced with the seasoning of Central America, produce from their organic garden and seafood pulled fresh every day just steps from the resort.
Which of these resorts in Belize are you dreaming of booking?
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