Belize Hotels: A Guide To The Best Accommodations
Best Belize Hotels To Suit Every Accommodation Budget
It's easy to look up a certain town or package and say "cool, this looks like exactly what I want to do" but sometimes looking at a country as a whole makes it pretty difficult to discern what's what. While we can't dictate to you where to go in Belize (Cayo is a pretty safe bet for a good time!) we can tell you the best Belize Hotels to stay wherever you plan to go to fit almost any budget.
Here is our list of the best Belize Hotels to stay at:
Hotels In Northern Belize
Corozal and Orange Walk - the center for Belize's sugar and rum production (among other things of course). Home of ASR, L&R, A&R (They seem to like their 'r's) and the capital of Belize's taco food craze sits at the north and connect the rest of us to Mexico. If you visited Belize and didn't party until sunrise in Orange Walk then you missed out on a part of authentic Belizean culture. That said The north has its own range of interesting accommodations to host you while you get your tacos fix.
High Budget Hotels in Northern Belize
De La Fuente Hotel - Orange Walk
The Hotel De La Fuente is nestled right out of the center of orange walk town, a two-minute walk from the central park and town hall. This quaint hotel has a homey yet modern vibe that extends from its rooms to the comfy reading lounge in the front and breakfast cafe right next to that. While this hotel isn't what would traditionally be "high" budget, it is on the higher end of the spectrum for Orange Walk.
El Gran Mestizo - Orange Walk
A parallel to the De La Fuente, El Gran Mestizo hotel is the sister property that sits along the meandering new river that makes its way past the side of town. Equipped with condo/apartment styled accommodations and a restaurant just a few feet away, El Gran mestizo is a great place to put your feet up and disconnect while enjoying some great northern Belize cuisine.
Mid Budget Hotels in Northern Belize
Las palmas - Corozal
Las palmas hotel in Corozal (the northernmost district) is a tall edifice that peers out of the relaxingly teal Corozal Bay. The most immediately perceptible perks of this place? The gorgeous sunrise views over the bay and the refreshing salt water air that rolls its way in from further out. Corozal is a sleepy little town with a few, little known, choice spots to take a dip and grab a bite to eat. It's proximity to Chetumal, Mexico, make it a great rest stop for travelers who find themselves on this route when dark is beginning to approach.
Lamanai Landing - Orange Walk
Looking back to the Orange walk area in the middle category is Lamanai Landings hotel. Situated beside a small lagoon that feeds off the river, Lamanai landing and its adjoined restaurant is a great place to stop for the night if you're on a long-haul or if you intend to make your way to or coming back late from the Mayan ruin that is up the river. The restaurant at Lamanai landing serves up some awesome Belizean food and the bar specials and drinks will keep you entertained in the otherwise quiet surroundings of the highway village that surrounds it.
Low Budget Hotels in Northern Belize
St Christopher hotel - Orange Walk
We must start out by saying that being in the "low budget" category should for no reason muddle what you expect from an establishment. The St Christopher is priced at between $35 and $70usd making it a desirable stop for a traveler on a budget. The accommodations include coffee and tropical fruits in the morning, and free wifi so you can stay connected during your stay and even a pay phone for when the situation calls for it. Their information desk is informative and is equipped to offer you tours to nearby Lamanai as well.
Belize Island Hotels
The islands of Belize are Hype central; even if what gets you hyped up is pretty chill. We say that because whatever your draw is, be it a party, relaxation, adventure, or a complete disconnect from the world we have an island to suit your tastes. You can hit up San Pedro for a party, Caye caulker for a chill weekend or somewhere remote like South Water Caye to be completely surrounded by the sea and nature - the choice really is yours.
High Budget Island Hotels
Las Terrazas – situated on the northern side of the island of Ambergris caye, is a fun loving paradise fit for all travelers from the go slow to the pedal to the metal types. For those of you who like watersports and exotic cuisine; Las Terrazas offers their guests, complimentary use of their watersport toys and for those of you who want to go for a quick sail you may even use their Hobie cats during your stay. Additionally, this property operates sea tours to go snorkeling and diving in Belize’s most pristine attraction areas. After a long day of adventure, you can pull up to the poolside bar or make your way to the rooftop sky lounge for a refreshing cocktail before making it to the onside “O” restaurant. O restaurant combines Caribbean tastes with international flavors for exquisite fusions of cuisine that will dazzle any taste buds. If your aim is to take it easy and melt all your stress away then take a walk over to their 70ft (yes that is feet…) infinity pool for a dip – but not before you book a spa treatment with Cindy (the Spa Manager) for later that day.
Located on Ambergris Caye, south of the town of San Pedro is Victoria House Resort. Being located on the party island does nothing to dampen the calm energy and relaxing pace of being surrounded by this quaint, colonial style resort and spa. Victoria house is a dream come true for honeymooners as the fully equipped property is prepared to handle all your romantic fantasies on the sands and if adventure is your idea of romance you're still in the right place. Their Palmilla restaurant serves the best in gourmet dining in their dinner hall, as well as romantic ensembles on their pier, and tropical cocktails at their bar ensuring you're as satisfied as you are amazed by everything else.
Mid Budget Island Hotels
Weezie's Ocean Front Hotel and Garden Cottages
Weezie's Ocean Front Hotel is located in the birthplace of "Go Slow" in Belize. Caye caulker is a sleepy little fishing village/island where some people still live the same way they have since before our Independence from England. Weezie's has a laid back charm - the kind that is prevalent on the island but nowhere to be found in their careful attention to detail. Their sea-front location and pier wit ha thatch-roofed palapa at the end make getting a tan or taking a dip labor-less.
Yet another beach front entry - because really and truly what is the point of staying on a Caribbean island if you can't wake up and stroll right onto the beach? Holiday Hotel is situated right in the middle of San Pedro town and is host to many a party throughout the year. Staying here is for anyone who likes to be near the heart of the action all the time. The central location, of course, allows for easy access to the all the downtown amenities such as tour companies, dive shops, restaurants, nightclubs and convenience stores. One of the best Belize Hotels to be right in the middle of the island action.
Low Budget Island Hotels
Hostel La Vista
Hostel La Vista, like some of the other entries on this island section, has seen some action in another blog before. We had to mention them again because it's hard to beat their price, versatility, and location. Offering up dorms, private rooms and a top level sea view suite ensures that they have something for near everyone. Their third-floor deck offers up some gorgeous morning views and the couches and hammocks offer you a perch to take a breather whenever you'd like. For you adventurous party goers, Hostel La Vista is situated directly in front of the seaside park, right next to Jaguar's Temple night club and a stone throw away from Fidos - two of the most popular watering holes in town.
San Pedrano Hotel
The San Pedrano hotel is likely the first hotel you'll see after getting off a San Pedro Belize express boat. An unassuming little hotel set atop a grocery store that provides amazing value for their accommodations. The rooms are clean and come with air conditioning, private baths, and television to soak up whatever downtime you might have between your activities. The grocery store downstairs will stick you up with whatever miscellaneous items you might have forgotten while packing and the downtown location puts you front and center for all that San Pedro has to offer.
Belize City Hotels
The Old capital and still the center of most of our international commerce, and international arrivals. Belize City is a center of history and heritage as it houses many first of their kind buildings in the country. Some establishments such as St Johns Cathedral and the Bliss institute for performing arts are the only buildings of their types in all of Belize. Our largest/oldest museum and even our central bank make Belize city their base of operations.
High Budget Belize City Hotels
Radisson Fort George hotel
The Radisson hotel and Marina is a mainstay of the Belize City hotel scene. As a member of the Carlson hotel rewards program members can book nights by redeeming points. Situated beside the sea and Lighthouse, the rooms in the Radisson have gorgeous views of the sea, and most accessibility amenities available as options for guests. The near by Le Petit cafe offers scrumptious fresh baked treats, coffee, tea and a variety of breakfast and dessert related food options to get you up and going in the morning. If you're looking for a relaxing place to take a drink after a day of being up and about, just beside the Radisson is Tinto y Blanco a wine bar that will satisfy that urge for a tall glass.
Best Western Biltmore Plaza
The Best Western Belize Biltmore plaza on the Philip Goldson Highway is a relatively new addition to the city's repertoire of accommodations. This inner city resort is fully equipped with all the things you'd imagine from a Best Western; conference rooms, swimming pool, gym, restaurant, bar and a courtyard for when you fancy an outdoor stroll. This site offers Free Parking, complimentary Wifi, and complimentary in-room coffee or tea. The location other than being easily accessible is safe for travelers and locals alike, so cast away your reservations and make yourself at home when staying here.
Mid Level Belize City Hotels
Located near the sea in the scenic north side of Belize City in a neighborhood named Buttonwood Bay is Villa Boscardi. This charming little bed & breakfast is a family-owned establishment offers quaint and tasteful accommodations that are decorated in a markedly European style with a little tropical flare. The spacious rooms along with the hearty and healthy breakfasts served here in the mornings are just what you need to get you rested and energized for a day of exploring Belize. The property is set within a residential area making it safe and easy to navigate and the cheerful owners and staff are always around and happy to help direct you toward anywhere you need to be.
Low Budget Belize City Hotels
Red Hut Inn
The Red Hut Inn - possibly so named for its red roof - is a guesthouse located just a few miles from the international airport in an upscale seafront neighborhood. The Red Hut offers transfers to most destinations of transit within the city including the airport, municipal airport (for domestic flights) the water taxi terminal and the bus terminal. They serve breakfast and dinner with every room night which certainly is a boon for the weary traveler who just got off their plane ride. If you find yourself liking Belize so much that you feel the need to come back for good, the kind people at the Red Hut will help you in the process of becoming a permanent and legal resident of our little slice of paradise!
D' Nest Inn
D'nest is a cozy guest house located just outside the main "city" boundary. The comfy rooms (all named after birds) are all themed and decorated differently and range from honeymoon setting to family type. The dining room of this guest house is a wonderful place to meet other travelers staying there. The gothic windows that surround the dining room give way to a large french door that let you out into their gorgeous garden where you're almost guaranteed to find chirping birds and an actual nest or two. There's a very relaxed atmosphere about D'nest, cozy is definitely their thing, you'll definitely enjoy it.
Hotels in Cayo, Belize
The foodie and adventure capital of Belize is Cayo - and the towns held within the district borders. Cayo is home to the Maya Mountains, both the Macal and Mopan (what passes through) rivers and the starting point of the Belize River. Caracol and Xunantunich are perched on hilltops overlooking the countryside and San Ignacio - the hub of all this lies off to the west nestled in the hills. Cayo is always poised for another exhilarating expedition and ready to welcome you back and refuel you with exquisitely varied cuisines from all over the globe.
High Budget Hotels in Cayo Belize
The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Situated in the heart of the Mayan lands of Cayo, The Lodge at Chaa Creek has been providing to its guests Eco-friendly luxury adventure experiences they won't ever forget for the better part of the last forty years. Chaa Creek has earned the moniker of being a destination within a destination for all the on-site activities they offer their guests who are free to explore the 400 acres of private nature reserve on foot, horseback, bicycle, or RTV. Staying in one of Chaa Creeks Treetop suites or Macal camp cottages introduces you to an unparalleled angle of jungle luxury that is not often experienced elsewhere. The on-site Mariposa restaurant serves up tasteful and artful international cuisine with a tropically Belizean twist that delights guests and diners time and time again. Mariposa's ultra fresh produce comes from Chaa Creek's on-site Maya Organic Farm that uses sustainable and organic growing processes to provide guests with the ultimate in Farm to table cuisine with the largest variety of greens to be found in the area. Chaa Creeks eco-infinity swimming pool uses salt water and electrolysis to keep the water clean and feeling like the sea, a singular experience in Cayo.
Blancaneaux is part of the Family of Coppola resorts in Belize - one of three. Blancaneaux is nestled into the sturdy rocks of the Maya Mountains, just a stone's throw away from Big rock falls; one of our top pics for adventure in the cayo district. Their cabañas and villas are set close to the mountain river are host to gorgeous sunrise and sunset views. The Montanga Ristorante is a rustic yet elegant dining hall that serves up Italian cuisine using local ingredients and traditional inspiration. The airstrip located just outside the resort allows you to hop on a plane and fly right into to the steps of the resort reception whenever you like - sit back and enjoy the mountain views on your way in or out!
Mid Budget Hotels in Cayo Belize
The newly invigorated Rumors Resort is a fun weekend playground. It's situated just outside San Ignacio and is equipped with many of the amenities travelers want and need. At Rumors you can relax by their infinity pool, get served from the poolside bar and dine at their enclosed restaurant. Tours are also offered at this property and being right off the highway means you can zoom off to your next adventure in a flash! Their poolside menu is a fun mix of international food and their cheesy fries are really something!
The Midas Resort was built during the reign of King Midas himself to house his extended family visiting from across the lands... Perhaps we're thinking about a different place. None-the-less; Midas Resort does add a little touch of gold to what they do by offering unbeatable value in their rooms. The price range is medium and, not to sound like a hotel review, but past guests frequently remark at their pleasant surprise upon entering the accommodations.
Budget Hotels in Cayo Belize
The old house Hostel
The Old house hostel is exactly what it sounds like - A hostel in an old house. That is exactly what makes this place such a joy to stay in. Located on the cusp of the downtown area, The Old House looks over the clock tower and coronation park giving their guests easy access to all the downtown attractions. As with many hostels, this is a great place to stay for an affordable rate, explore on your own terms, and meet awesome people you might not have otherwise in a big hotel or resort. Just under the Old House is The soul project, a cool and laid back art bar where the owner makes some of the best homemade craft wine you'll taste around here with some cool tunes to match. Don't pass the old house up!
The Belize Rainforest Retreat
Satteliting The Lodge at Chaa Creek is the Belize Rainforest Retreat. The Belize Rainforest Retreat offers the best in glamping to be had in the Cayo district - the cozy Eco Pods houses two to four guests each. Being so close to Chaa Creek Lodge, the camp guests enjoy use of the amenities therein such as the nature trails, the eco-infinity swimming pool, butterfly farm, natural history center, canoeing and more. Guests are hosted by Docio and his family who cook breakfast and dinner for everyone, and even light the large camp fire in the center for storytelling or getting toasty after a rainy day. Nature is your alarm clock at the Belize Rainforest Retreat where you will be serenaded by tropical birds and visited by howler monkeys on their trek to find food. This completely off the grid locale is a great place to get in touch with nature and yourself in ways you didn't know would be possible.
Hotels in Stann Creek Belize
The district of Stann Creek is largely considered the culture capital of Belize for the rich daily displays of the local ethnic groups who call the region home. Stann creek is home to some of the most quaint fishing villages and where most of our oranges and bananas come from, and certainly the home of the Garifuna people and their food. Hats off to you Stann creek for being host to so many of Belizeans' favorite things!
High Budget Hotels in Stann Creek Belize
If elegance and quiet luxury is what you seek on the southern peninsula then Chabil Mar is there to satisfy your every need and desire. Located right on the beach (i mean, of course, it is) Chabil mar treats is guests to some of the best sunrise views this side of Belize. A full 400 feet of beach bracket this resort making it impossible for you not to enjoy your own patch of heaven on the sands. If sea water isn't totally your thing Chabil Mar is equipped with two sea front infinity pools. Their Cafe Mar offers up some delectable sea cuisine with the option for you to dine on the pier, beach or anywhere on property you'd like.
Hopkins Bay Resort
Hopkins bay Hotel resides in the little village of its namesake. This quiet fishing village puts on display some of the most authentic representation of Garifuna culture in Belize. Hopkins Bay Resort itself is almost a little community on its own. There are so many sea sports to partake at this resort that it will take you upwards of a week to complete a round of everything that is on offer here. The Rhum Shack specializes in fresh seafood dishes, most of your meals should you opt for seafood will have been freshly caught a few hours prior to making it onto your plate. The Drum bar on the beach is a wonderful place to get a rhythm going to a few drinks and sea breeze.
Mid Budget Hotels in Stann Creek Belize
Somewhere else on the spectrum from the above mentioned is Bocawina Eco Resort. Bocawina is inland adventure central for the southern districts. They boast having the longest zip line in Belize and we're in no position to call them dishonest about that! Additionally, they offer on-site rappelling, hiking, Bird watching and nighttime zip lining all on site. Their fully equipped Wild fig restaurant and bar seats up to 24 guests and serves the best in jungle dining with an eco-friendly outlook as is the case with the entire property. Bocawina is one of the best places to stay in Belize should you be in the south!
Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach Hotel and Bistro is an accommodation experience and culinary experience all in one. We've featured the bistro in this other blog, and we couldn't shy away from featuring Maya Beach again simply because of how awesome they are. The Maya Beach hotel naturally sits atop and around the bistro which could be called one of the main draws of this establishment. They've been recorded calling their food dressed up tropical comfort food which sounds pretty awesome if you ask us. Give Maya Beach a try, you won't regret it!
Low Budget Hotels in Stann Creek Belize
Sail Fish resort
Lagoonside is not a location that is very much heard of in Belize when relating to the southern peninsula. Sail Fish resort is very watersport centric and they have recently added an infinity pool to their repertoire of amenities. Sailfish is a great place to start your adventure off on the water to go snorkeling, scuba or fishing on or past the reef.
Michelo suites is located in Placencia just a couple of kilometers away from the airstrip in town. The central location and sun Deck equipped on the roof of this little hotel make it a great place for travelers to experience the most that they can in Placencia without breaking the bank on accommodations.
Hotels in Toledo Belize
Toledo is the southernmost district of Belize, our gateway to Honduras and the second port to Guatemala. More importantly than a pass through to other countries, Toledo is home to the Maya people whom everyone keeps saying disappeared. Toledo is a land untouched by the highly driven consumer industry, steeped in naturism and quiet culture this place remains a mystery even to many Belizeans. To think a country so small could still have nigh untouched regions is hard to imagine - but despite that, there is Toledo.
High Budget Toledo Hotels
Belcampo refers to itself as "Agritourism-chic" which is a term we had to steal because nothing else we could say sums it up any better. Belcampo makes it's home in the hills of the pristine Toledo district in Belize and occupies a mind-bending 12,000 acres of forest reserve. Their on-site organic farm provides the produce that constitutes the meals at Belcampo which are a blend of Mayan, East Indian, Creole, Garifuna, Latin and Indo-Caribbean platters that will give you some insight into many of the cultures that call Belize home. The on-site chocolate factory offers chocolate making classes and teaches the history of chocolate and its origins with the Mayan people who once inhabited the entire region. Belcampo also grows their own sugar cane which they use to make their own craft rum which frequently make appearances in the cocktails they make at their in-house bar. Belcampo is a wonder in the south and one of the best Belize Hotels to stay in Belize indeed.
Cotton Tree Lodge
Cotton Tree Lodge is an eco-lodge that is almost as far south as one may go and still be in Belize. This Rustic little place seems to be a well-kept secret to most which is almost impossible to do in the connected world we live in. If you're hiding Cotton tree lodge, we're sorry for calling you out, and if you weren't, then say 'Hello World'! Cotton Tree Lodge hosts weddings for those adventurous romantics who find themselves to be most amorous among nature's denizens and they offer trips to Guatemala, kayaking, and cave exploring for those intrepid explorers who have trekked thus far for adventure.
Mid Budget Toledo Hotels
Sea Front Inn
The Seafront Inn is frequently described online as "quirky" which is not entirely a bad thing to be. Visiting the Sea Front inn is like going to the home of an old high school comrade you never lost touch with. Warm and friendly and incomparably comfortable are some of the adjectives that quickest come to mind when thinking about this property. The Sea Front Inn arranges excursions to: Mayan ruins, Mayan villages, waterfalls, uninhabited cayes, snorkeling, fly fishing, kayaking, river tours. As an added bonus for you responsible travelers, Sea Front is an eco-friendly inn that is powered by solar and wind energy. They recycle rainwater to aid in contributing to the sustainable development of the surrounding areas.
The Lodge at Big Falls
The Lodge at Big Falls could very well be your adventure center for the south. Their impressive rates in addition to their plethora of tour and adventure offerings make them a sound choice for any traveler who wants to stay in a nice place yes still experience everything. Their cottages are perfect for families who want to stay longer, the rooms are spacious and equipped with a kitchenette for those who want the flexibility of trying their hand at Belizean dishes, or their own cuisine using our local ingredients. This Family owned property is Cozy, friendly and inviting, If it's been on your radar then go for it!
Low Budget Toledo Hotels
St. Charles Inn
St Charles Inn has been around for quite some time. The lilac colored everything promoted a comfortable clean feeling that helps you get cozy in their rooms. There's not very much to be said here - The staff is friendly, the bathrooms are private and your room has a coffee maker. Who comes to tropical paradise to spend much time in their room anyway?!
Coral House Inn
The Coral house is the last on our list, solely for the reason that we typed it last and it's in the south, so pardon the cliche; last but not least mention. The Coral House is set within a gorgeous garden that hides a swimming pool! The chambers inside are tastefully decorated by someone who certainly had an eye for style and it works to punctuate the quiet colonial style of this Inn. Their veranda overlooks the sea and when you have had enough gazing join other guests by the poolside bar for a drink. Coral House provides Bicycles for free to their guests so you can explore the town at your own pace whenever youd like.
As you may have imagined by the time you got to the end of this list; there are a ton of Belize Hotels to stay at. These are but a few of our favorites we believe are worth mentioning to help you get the most out of your Belize vacation. If we missed any of what you think should be on our best Belize Hotels list then stay tuned; we'll be back with more!
Have you stayed in Belize? What favorites did you find during your stay? Did we miss any? Let us know!
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