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Belize is an underrated honeymoon destination, offering the total package: beautiful beaches, lush rainforest, waterfalls with tranquil pools for secluded swims, impressive Mayan ruins, vast cave systems and fantastic resorts. Plus, you won’t have to worry about horrible jet lag. In fact, it will probably take you less time to fly to Belize than it would to fly across the United States. For the ultimate honeymoon in Belize, be sure to book one of these top resorts that were perfectly made for newlyweds.
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The Lodge at Chaa Creek is often named among or even at the top of all Belize resorts. It includes thatched-roof cottages with modern amenities, like an infinity pool with jungle views, all set within a riverside setting on a private rainforest reserve. A wide range of tours and activities are offered right onsite, including horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and bird watching. Look forward to exploring Maya temple sites and taking a guided tour of the Butterfly Farm, Rainforest Medicine Trail and Natural History Center too. The Chaa Creek Restaurant offers unforgettable dining that blends old-fashioned and contemporary cooking techniques using fresh, local produce in creative, tasty meals. 10% of all accommodation revenue at Chaa Creek goes directly into environmental and community projects under the Chaa Creek Cares™ initiative.
Belizean Dreams offers private villas with balconies and dazzling beachfront views, some with full kitchens. The property features an open-air restaurant with more impressive views and a beautiful infinity pool for lounging around too. Without the crowds of a mega-resort, you’ll find an especially peaceful atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying each others’ company, along with an onsite spa for taking relaxation up a notch. Activities like cycling, snorkeling, diving certification and zip line excursions can be arranged.
The Francis Ford Coppola-owned Blancaneaux Lodge is made up of 20 huts that sit within the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve on a hillside overlooking Privassion Creek. Book the honeymoon cabana for a private deck overlooking a waterfall. Or, if you really want to splurge, the deluxe cabana includes a walled-off outdoor shower and a private plunge pool. Visit Mayan ruins, explore the jungle on horseback or laze around in a hammock watching the hummingbirds buzz around the flowers. There are two restaurants onsite, including the treehouse-style Montagna Ristorante, for Italian fare,and the poolside Guatemaltecqua for savoring authentic Mayan dishes.
Turtle Inn is also owned by Francis Ford Coppola and is nestled between the beach and the jungle featuring a Caribbean-meets-Bali look with Japanese baths and private gardens with outdoor showers. The Sunset Spa provides sumptuous treatments that are ideal after a day snorkeling with whale sharks or diving with stingrays near the world’s second-largest coral reef. You can also book canoe trips, zip line rides, paddle boarding or visits to an organic farm. Dine on fresh seafood and traditional Italian fare at The Mare Restaurant, which sits along the shoreline where local delicacies are delivered daily.
Coco Beach Resort provides an intimate ambiance that’s ideal for a tranquil honeymoon with stays in everything from the Penthouse Suite to spacious casitas with stunning sea views. Enjoying swimming or lounging around the free-form pools, soaking in the Jacuzzi and enjoying drinks at the swim-up bar. If you’re in need of a massage, order one up in your room or on the beach. There are three restaurants to choose from, with both the Caribbean and international fare served, including private beachfront meals.
One of the best resorts in Belize, Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort is an alluring honeymoon retreat. Tucked between the cerulean waters of the Caribbean and the Maya Mountains, this intimate resort sits on a beach and is surrounded by tropical flora. Look forward to exploring nearby waterfalls, caves, Mayan pyramids and the world’s only jaguar preserve. There is a PADI dive facility right on site, and divers have access to an especially magnificent underwater world complete with whale sharks, eagle rays and manatees. After a day of play, enjoy romantic dining on fresh seafood with sea views.
Cayo Espanto is a private island resort, surrounded by stunningly clear Caribbean waters, a short boat ride away from Ambergris Cay. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted at the dock by the entire staff, including your own personal dive master and butler. There are seven villas, each with its own infinity pool right at the edge of the sea. Activities include kayaking, diving and bonefishing, while the chef creates a daily menu of customized dishes that can be savored anywhere on the island. Your drinks will even be delivered to wherever you are, whenever you want, whether it’s at sea or while lounging in a hammock.
Ramon’s Village Resort is a Bora Bora-inspired accommodation that features thatched-roof cabanas with mahogany floors tucked among coconut trees and tropical gardens and coconut trees. There’s a large, manmade beach with cushioned lounge chairs and hammocks, a gorgeous lagoon-style pool, a lively bar at beachside and an al fresco restaurant. Guests have access to a large dive center while the onsite spa offers massage and decadent facials.
Matachica Resort & Spa is what dreams were made of, providing the ultimate honeymoon escape. It sits on tranquil Ambergris Caye boasting spectacular water views facing the second-largest barrier reef in the world, considered a must-see in Belize. Enjoy everything from napping in a hammock to taking a hike through the jungle and swimming in the sea-facing infinity pool. The on-site spa offers pampering treatments that utilize local organic products. Onsite dining is at the acclaimed Mambo restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a full American breakfast included in room rates.
This eco-friendly resort hosts just 25 private cabanas, guaranteeing a peaceful escape. Set across 300 jungle-filled acres, it’s just minutes from the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, a jaguar preserve, and a short boat ride from the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Its beach is dotted with Mayan thatched-roof cabanas that include canopied beds and wraparound decks, while the onsite restaurant serves fresh seafood and organic produce grown on the property, and even makes its own hams, tortilla chips and breads.