Sometimes, vacations are about more than hanging out by the pool or lounging on the beach. While that can be fun, if you’re the kind of person who is searching for something a bit more exciting and adventurous with your vacation, you’re probably looking for a destination spot like Belize. Set on the eastern coast of Central America and bordered on one side by the Caribbean Sea, Belize is a country that is exploding with both diverse culture and landscape.
Luckily, even if you are searching for a vacation filled with sandy beaches and poolside bars, you’ll find just the place you’re looking for in Belize. But, if you’re searching for something like tree-top suites and zipline adventures and tropical jungle themes, Belize is right for you. Take a look at this list of hotels and resorts and decide which is the one for you.
Let’s have a look at the best all inclusive resorts in Belize:
1. Chabil Mar
Only a short walk away from Placencia Village in Belize, Chabil Mar is an oceanfront resort just off the coast of the Caribbean. It has 400 feet of private beach with a pier that extends out over the glistening blue waters of the Caribbean. Chose been a suite for two, or a luxury villa if you’re bringing the whole family.
Chabil Mar has a Belizean gourmet restaurant at the resort, as well as luxury beach and pier dining experiences so you can have dinner alongside the beautiful Caribbean waters. And since this resort is so close to the Placencia Village center, feel free to explore the culture of Belize – or stay on the private beaches and enjoy your time by the water.
2. Cahal Pech Village Resort
If you’re looking for something more unique that the beaches of Belize, check out the Cahal Pech Village resort. This resort is located near the Mayan Ruins, surrounded by lush tropical forests. These rooms, suites and cabanas overlook the Belize River Valley, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Although this resort only has one restaurant to offer, it boasts an unparalleled experience in Central American cuisine and ambiance. The meals you have here will be sure to be unforgettable. For fun, swim in one of the resorts pools or go on an adventurous tour. Taken advantage of all Belize has to offer with a cave tour, or visit the Mayan Ruins for a once in a lifetime experience.
3. Laru Beya Resort
Located on the quiet beachfront of the beautifully lush Placencia Peninsula is the Laru Beya Resort. If you’re looking for relaxation and Caribbean beach experiences, this is the place for you. It’s perfect for a family vacation or for a romantic getaway. This resort is the perfect size for both a private, quiet experience as well as offering a variety of oceanfront or garden view rooms.
If you’re looking to take your fill of the Caribbean cultural cuisine, this resort is a short walk from Garifuna village of Seine Bight, or three short miles from Placencia, filled with restaurants and nightclubs for every desired experience. For some real adventure, you can explore the Caribbean waters with the barrier reef, or check out the ancient Mayan Ruins.
4. Almond Beach Resort and Spa
Romance and seclusion is exactly what this next resort offers. Almond Beach Resort and Spa is a small, private resort with 25 intimate rooms for maximum privacy. Located just a short distance from the Garifuna Fishing Village in Hopkins, Belize, this resort is the perfect place for a private hideaway.
Dine of the finest Belizean dishes at the Paddle House Beachfront Restaurant, and enjoy your meal made of the freshest local ingredients right on the beachfront. Get the most out of your vacation with all the nearby activities: jungle adventures through the Mayan ruins, or snorkeling in the coral reef.
5. Victoria House
In Ambergris Caye, Belize, sits the private resort of Victoria House. This is another smaller resort for a secluded vacation, with 42 rooms, suites and villas for you to choose from. Victoria House is located on the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef for a stunning and breathtaking view right out of their front doors.
Victoria House has one onsite restaurant and one bar which services breakfast, lunch and dinner to all guests, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Explore the surrounding Belize wilderness with Mayan Ruin tours or caving and helicopter adventures. Or, if you’re just here to get away from life, relax at the onsite spa.
6. Belizean Dreams Resort
Belizean Dreams Resort is another small, private resort which is perfect for small family reunions or a romantic hideaway on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. This intimate resort boasts 9 private villas, with beautiful views of the beach and the ocean right outside your door.
For your dining experience, there is the Woven Palms Restaurant and the Tiki Beach Bar that are both onsite at the resort. You’ll be able to dine on the finest mixture of Caribbean and Meso-American cuisines, getting a real taste of Belize with locally grown ingredients. If you’re into adventure, take a zipline tour or rappel into a cave – there’s so much to do and see, you won’t be disappointed.
7. Coco Plum Island
This resort is privacy at its finest – Coco Plum Island is exactly what it says on the tin, and offers a romantic island paradise getaway on a real private island just off the coast of Belize. It is an adults-only retreat, offering 18 oceanfront cabanas so you can really experience an island vacation like never before. If you’re keen to, you can even rent the whole island.
The Coco Palms restaurant serves this Belize private island retreat, with both local and American dishes. Because of the private island location, you can snorkel and kayak without the rush of busier tourist attractions, or explore the underwater caves. This resort really is for those seeking an exclusive luxury experience.
8. Hamanasi Belize Resort
Nestled between both the lush jungle vegetation and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the Hamanasi Belize Resort offers a personalized experience for everyone. Choose between a beachfront room for that soothing ocean breeze, or stay in one of the tree house rooms to experience Belize from a new point of view.
Hamanasi Belize Resort has a Singana restaurant where you can get a taste of Belize culture, with local ingredients and vegetables from their own private garden. When it’s time for adventure, chose between rainforest or reef – or make plans for both, and explore every depth that Belize has to offer.
9. Matachica Resort and Spa
For another private island experience, check out the Matachica Resort and Spa located on the Ambergris Caye island. Stay in one of the islands 31 villas and get the most rest and relaxation out of your vacation.
Have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort’s Mambo Restaurant in real, Central American style. If you’re looking to rejuvenate during your getaway, take a trip to the Jade Spa for massages and treatments that use natural ingredients from the local jungle and sea.
10. Ramon’s Village Resort
Also located on the island of Ambergris Caye, this themed resort takes its style from the Tahitian cottages of the island of Bora Bora for a real jungle experience. Surround yourself with lush, tropical vegetation and stay in one of the cabanas built with local materials.
Ramon’s Village resort has its own onsite restaurant called Pineapples on the Beach and it boast world-class, gourmet cuisine and an open-air environment, so you can get the most of your surroundings even while you dine. For sun and fun, stay on the island for scuba diving or snorkeling with sharks. Or take a boat to the mainland to see the Mayan Ruins and go tubing through the caves.
11. Windy Hills Resort
Nestled at the bottom of the Mayan Mountains sits this exquisite jungle resort. Windy Hills Resort is surrounded by rivers, jungles and caves for those who are looking for adventure. You can stay in one of the 13 cottages for a family vacation or one of the 10 standard rooms if it’s just a stay for two.
This resort offers guided tours to Caracol, a fantastic piece of Mayan history. You can also explore the jungle treetops with a canopy zipline, or go horseback riding through the expansive vegetation. If you’re more into adventure than relaxing on the beach, then Windy Hills Resort is exactly where you want to plan to be.
12. Mystic River Resort
For all of those who are ready to fall in love with Belize through eco-tourism, Mystic River Resort is just for you. Stay in one of these amazing jungle lodges, surrounded by the Belizean wildlife. This resort boasts its quiet sanctuary, where the hustle and bustle of crowds seem far, far away.
Dine with a view of the jungle at La Ranita, the restaurant on site, where the food is both grown and prepared onsite at the resort and you can eat cuisine ranging from Thai to local Belizean meals. Relax the day away at the spa, or get your mind and body aligned with yoga. Afterwards, take a tour through the jungle and experience the wildlife up close and personal.
13. Hatchet Caye
On the very edge of the Belize Barrier Reef sits the beautiful Hatchet Caye private island resort. Enjoy the island life while staying in one of the intimate main house rooms, or an oceanfront cabana. If you’re looking to travel big, you can even rent out the whole island for your private group.
Get scrumptious seafood and fresh, local ingredients at the private island’s Lionfish Grill, open seven days and week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a real amazing adventure, come between the months of April and June to dive up close and personal with whale sharks in the beautiful Caribbean waters.
14. Cayo Espanto
This is the place to be if you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place to plan your honeymoon. Cayo Espanto is a private island boasting the most decadent and luxurious services. Make your stay truly exquisite with one of the overwater bungalows.
Enjoy five-star cuisine and a menu that is created daily by the chefs to make sure you’re getting the most and best out of your vacation, even when it’s meal time. Refresh your whole body with the spa services at Cayo Espanto, or take a private snorkeling charter into the reef and discover the beautiful marine life to be seen.
15. San Ignacio Resort Hotel
Alongside the Macal River and just a short walk from downtown San Ignacio is the San Ignacio Resort Hotel that boasts quality, luxury services. This resort is on 17 acres of private land, surrounded by the lush jungle and sat on the hillside, giving you a beautiful view of the Belizean wilderness. Stay in seclusion in one of the resort’s 24 rooms and suites for an exclusive experience.
Treat yourself to a luxury dining experience with the onsite restaurant, The Running W Steakhouse. It’s an all-day dining restaurant with views overlook the beautiful hillside. Or dine out in the open air at the Lobby Bar. Take advantage of all the tours this resort has to offer when it comes time for adventure: caving and tubing tours, water adventures or tours of the Mayan Ruins.