BEST IN BELIZE

Here are our picks for Belize’s best accommodations and dining establishments, in several categories.  They are listed alphabetically, not necessarily in order of excellence. Remember, your mileage may vary. For reviews and contact information, see Fodor’s Belize by Lan Sluder or Belize’s Best Hotels and Restaurants by Lan Sluder.

Belize’s Very Best Jungle Lodges 

Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Chan Chich Lodge, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Cayo

Belize’s Other Notable Jungle Lodges

Black Rock Lodge, Cayo

Caves Branch Adventure Co. & Jungle Lodge, Belmopan

Cotton Tree Lodge, Punta Gorda

duPlooy's Lodge, Cayo

Five Sisters Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Hidden Valley Inn, Mountain Pine Ridge

Inn the Bush, Cayo

Lamanai Outpost Lodge, Indian Church/Lamanai

Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge, Toledo

Mariposa Jungle Lodge, Cayo

Mystic River Resort, Cayo

Pook’s Hill Lodge, Belmopan 

Table Rock Lodge, Cayo

The Lodge at Big Falls, Toledo

Belize’s Best Lodges for Not Much Money 

Clarissa Falls, Cayo

Cohune Palms, Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo

Crystal Paradise, Cayo

Macal River Jungle Camp at Chaa Creek, Cayo

Parrot Nest, Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo

Sun Creek Lodge, Toledo

Belize’s Best Deluxe Beach Resorts

Azul Resort, North Ambergris Caye

Cayo Espanto, off Ambergris Caye

Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia

Coco Beach, Ambergris Caye

Grand Caribe, Ambergris Caye

Hamanasi, Hopkins

Inn at Robert’s Grove, Placencia

Mata Chica, North Ambergris Caye

Pelican Reef Resort, Ambergris Caye

The Phoenix, Ambergris Caye

Turtle Inn, Placencia

Turneffe Island Lodge, Turneffe Atoll

Victoria House, Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Best Barefoot Beach Hotels

Barnacle Bill’s, Maya Beach (Placencia)

Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins

Cerros Sands Resort, Cerros

Maya Beach Hotel, Maya Beach (Placencia)

Pelican’s Pouch (Pelican Beach), South Water Caye

Belize’s Best Value-Priced Beach Resorts

Banana Beach, San Pedro

Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins

Cerros Bay Resort, Cerros

Cocotal Inn & Caba–as, North Ambergris Caye

Corona del Mar, San Pedro

Corozal Bay Resort, Corozal Town

Hopkins Inn, Hopkins

Jungle Jeanie’s/Jungle by the Sea, Hopkins

Mata Rocks, Ambergris Caye

Maya Beach Hotel, Maya Beach (Placencia)

The Tides, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro Holiday Hotel, San Pedro

Seaside Caba–as, Caye Caulker

Belize’s Most Romantic Hotels

Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Mata Chica, North Ambergris Caye

Maruba Spa, Belize District

Turtle Inn, Placencia

Victoria House, San Pedro

Belize’s Best All-Inclusives

Coco Plum Island Resort, Coco Plum Caye

Kanantik, Hopkins

Mopan River Resort, Benque Viejo del Carmen

Belize’s Best Condotels

Belizean Dreams, Hopkins

CayeReef Condos, Caye Caulker

Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia

Coco Beach, North Ambergris Caye

Grand Caribe, North Ambergris Caye

Grand Colony, San Pedro

Laru Beya, Seine Bight (Placencia)

Pelican Reef Resort, San Pedro

The Palms, San Pedro

The Phoenix, San Pedro

Xanadu, San Pedro

Belize’s Best Most-for-Your-Money Hotels 

All Seasons Guest House, Hopkins

Blue Belize Guest House, Punta Gorda

Candelie’s Caba–as, Sarteneja

Casa Blanca Guest House, San Ignacio

Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel, Caye Caulker

Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda

Hopkins Inn, Hopkins

Hotel de la Fuente, Orange Walk Town

Lydia’s Guest House, Placencia

Maxhapan Caba–as, Caye Caulker

Martha’s Guest House, San Ignacio

Moonracer Farm, Cayo

Pedro’s Backpacker Inn, San Pedro

Rubie’s, San Pedro

SeaBreeze Hotel, Corozal

Tipple Tree Beya, Hopkins

Tree Tops, Caye Caulker

The Trek Stop, Cayo

Belize’s Best Small Inns 

Almond Tree Hotel Resort, Corozal Town

Coral House Inn, Punta Gorda

Great House, Belize City

Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda

Hopkins Inn, Hopkins

Seaside Cabanas, Caye Caulker

Serenity Sands B&B, Consejo, Corozal

Tree Tops, Caye Caulker

Belize’s Best “City” Hotels

Radisson Fort George, Belize City

San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio, Cayo

Belize’s Most Deluxe Inland Accommodations

Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa, Cayo

Mahogany Hall, Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Cayo

Belize’s Best B&Bs

Changes in Latitudes, Ambergris Caye

D’Nest Inn, Belize City

Lazy Iguana B&B, Caye Caulker

Serenity Sands B&B, Consejo, Corozal

Sirmoor Hill Farm B&B, Punta Gorda

Villa Boscardi, Belize City

Belize’s Best Fishing Lodges

El Pescador, North Ambergris Caye

Turneffe Flats, Turneffe Atoll

Belize’s Best Restaurants 

Bistro at Maya Beach Hotel, Maya Beach (Placencia)

Chef Rob’s, Hopkins

Rojo Lounge, North Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Other Notable Restaurants

Aji, North Ambergris Caye

Barracuda Bar & Grill, Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins

Blue Water Grill, Ambergris Caye

Capricorn, North Ambergris Caye

Chon Saan Palace, Belize City

Cerros Beach Resort, Cerros, Corozal

Corkers, Belmopan

Habaneros, Caye Caulker

Hidden Treasure, San Pedro

Ko Ox Han-Nah, San Ignacio

La Ceiba, Ka’ana Boutique Resort, Cayo

La Dolce Vita, Placencia

Lazy Croc, North Ambergris Caye

Mambo, Mata Chica, North Ambergris Caye

Mango’s, Maya Beach (Placencia)

Montagna Ristorante, Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge

Nahil Mayab, Orange Walk Town

Palmilla, Victoria House, San Pedro

Patty’s Bistro, Corozal Town

Red Ginger, Ambergris Caye

Rendezvous, North Ambergris Caye

Riverside Tavern, Belize City

Rose’s, Caye Caulker

Rumfish y Vino, Placencia

Running W Steak House, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Cayo

Secret Garden, Placencia

Y Not Grill, Tony’s Inn, Corozal Town

Tutti Fruiti, Placencia (gelato)

Wild Mangos, Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Most Romantic Restaurants 

Capricorn, North Ambergris Caye

La Ceiba, Ka’ana Boutique Resort, Cayo

Mambo, North Ambergris Caye

Rojo Lounge, North Ambergris Caye

Rendezvous, North Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Best Bars and Most Atmospheric Watering Holes

Barefoot Bar, Placencia

BC’s, San Pedro

Baymen’s Tavern, Radisson Fort George, Belize City

Big Daddy’s, San Pedro

Fido’s, San Pedro

I&I Reggae Bar, Caye Caulker

Jaguar Bar, Blancaneaux Lodge

King Kassava, Hopkins

Lazy Lizard, Caye Caulker

Palapa Bar, North Ambergris Caye

Riverside Tavern, Belize City

Rojo Lounge, North Ambergris Caye

Tackle Box, San Pedro

Tipsy Tuna, Placencia

Verandah Bar, The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Yoli’s, Placencia

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