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Where to Stay in Belize: Top Areas & Hotels

Nestled on Central America’s eastern coastline overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Belize boasts the second-largest reef in the world, a variety of water sports and wildlife sanctuaries. History abounds within Belize thanks to its ancient Mayan archaeological sites, while intricate cave systems, deep jungle hikes and zip-lining cater to adventurous travellers.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve created a comprehensive guide uncovering the best of Belize’s most popular neighbourhoods. From the wildlife of Corozal to the scuba diving and saltwater crocodiles of Placencia, these holiday regions offer memorable holiday experiences. We’ve also taken the extra step to highlight the best hotels for each region.

Island fisherman's boat

Why You Should Stay in Corozal

You’ll notice a distinct Mexican influence in Corozal, from the local markets and restaurants to the music and architecture. Nestled on the bright-blue waters of Corozal Bay, this small town immerses you within Belize’s local life through lazy beach days, a handful of historical monuments and waterfront dining.

Must-Do Corozal Experiences

  • Visit the Corozal House Of Culture to learn about the town’s history and traditions through fascinating exhibits.
  • Relax in Corozal Central Park while soaking up the surrounding architecture.
  • Sunbathe on the soft sand of Corozal Bay, where you’ll also find the Mayan ruins of Cerros.

Top Hotels in Corozal

Serenity Sands B&B

Serenity Sands B&BThe eco-friendly Serenity Sands B&B is an alluring holiday retreat positioned on the edge of Corozal Bay, about 7.5 kilometres from Corozal. The bed and breakfast complements its private beach with free water activities, while the complimentary bikes make it easier to get around. You also have access to tours, board games, a sunroom, swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and a delicious plant-based breakfast each morning.

Choose from a range of individually-furnished rooms, such as the Toucan Room with its private balcony and queen-size bed. The Mahogany Room has two twin beds and blackout curtains, while the Orchid Room boasts a wraparound balcony with garden views. Large groups can book the Guesthouse, which has a full kitchen, balcony and hammock. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Fort Barlee (9.2 kilometres)
  • Serenity Grove restaurant (1.7 kilometres)
  • Ricalde Stadium (8.6 kilometres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 92 – USD 108
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Box 88, Corozal, Belize

Almond Tree Hotel Resort

Almond Tree Hotel ResortPositioned on a private beach at Corozal Bay, Almond Tree Hotel Resort boasts a boutique-style with its uniquely furnished rooms. The Deluxe Suite has a kitchen, dining room, cathedral ceilings and bay vistas. You can see the Mayan ruins of Cerros from Suite 2, while Suite 3 offers a love seat and views of Corozal from its balcony. You can opt for a suite next to the swimming pool or splurge on Suite 10, which has direct beach access.

Don’t forget to indulge in the sumptuous breakfast each day at Almond Tree Restaurant or enjoy appetisers and cocktails at Turtle Bar. There are sun loungers by the pool and on the white sand leading to Corozal Bay. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Corozo Blue’s restaurant (850 metres)
  • Corozal House Of Culture (2.3 kilometres)
  • Corozal Central Park (2.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 102 – USD 204
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 425 Bayshore Drive, South End, Corozal, Belize

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Beautiful Downtown San Pedro

Why You Should Stay in San Pedro

You’ll find San Pedro on the southern part of Ambergris Caye, a picture-perfect island in the Caribbean Sea. This is a true beach town, where sand from the heavenly beaches spills over into the streets and lively beach bars and seafood restaurants sit alongside old timber shacks and local galleries. Scuba divers will love exploring the offshore sites teeming with parrot fish and nurse sharks. 

Must-Do San Pedro Experiences 

  • Admire vibrant Belize and Caribbean paintings and sculptures at the Belizean Arts gallery.
  • Dive or snorkel past turtles in the coral reefs at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
  • Wine and dine at Hungry Grouper and Caramba Restaurant & Bar in downtown San Pedro.

Top Hotels in San Pedro

Pelican Reef Villas Resort

Pelican Reef Villas Resort bedroomThe 4-star Pelican Reef Villas Resort has a perfect rating on HotelsCombined thanks to its magnificent pool, sumptuous on-site dining and stunning beach vistas. This award-winning resort has two and three-bedroom suites, which come with either beach, garden or pool views, along with pillow-top mattresses, full kitchens and washer/dryers.

Take advantage of the on-site facilities, including the Pool Bar serving creative cocktails and the beachfront Nest Grill dishing up fresh food. The resort offers cushioned sun loungers and beach hammocks, beach massages, stand-up paddleboards, sea kayaks and bicycles. Visit the Activities Coordinator to find out about the island’s attractions and festivals. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Black Orchid Restaurant & Lounge (500 metres)
  • San Pedro Tennis & Fitness Club (3.5 kilometres)
  • Ambergris Stadium (2.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 364 – USD 592
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Beach Front, South of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Belize

Victoria House Resort San Pedro

Victoria House Resort San PedroThe award-winning Victoria House Resort San Pedro is a luxurious island escape blessed with an impressive beachfront location and numerous on-site activities. From beach yoga and scenic helicopter flights over the Great Blue Hole to reef snorkelling and caving adventures, this resort keeps your itinerary full. The on-site Victoria House Spa offers over-water massages, while Palmilla Restaurant is popular for its exquisite local dishes.

The Staterooms overlook the pool and gardens and feature Belizean wood furnishings, while thatch-roofed Casitas have ocean views and private verandahs and hammocks. Book a Plantation Room for a king-size bed or splurge on a suite or villa for apartment-level space and luxuries, including kitchens, living rooms and direct beach access. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Wicked Adventures Of Belize (160 metres)
  • Belize Pro Dive Center (1.1 kilometres)
  • Ambergris Stadium (1.1 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 241 – USD 829
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: P.O. Box 22, San Pedro, Belize

Hotel Location

wooden structures sell art, crafts and various souvenir items in Belize

Why You Should Stay in Placencia

Nestled at the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula, Placencia oozes beach retreat vibes with its palm-fringed beaches, laid-back locals and waterfront bars and restaurants. Snorkelling and scuba diving are particularly popular here, thanks to the whale sharks and colourful coral around Belize Barrier Reef. You can also often spot manatees and saltwater crocodiles in Placencia Lagoon. 

Must-Do Placencia Experiences 

  • Grab a drink and hang out by the ocean at Barefoot Beach Bar.
  • Venture out on a memorable fishing excursion with Hardcore Fishing Charters.
  • Get up close to vibrant coral and marine life in the Belize Barrier Reef.

Top Hotels in Placencia

Belize Ocean Club

Belize Ocean ClubPositioned on Maya Beach, Belize Ocean Club is a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort perfect if you intend to scuba dive during your Belize holiday. Along with scuba diving and snorkelling, the resort offers deep-sea fishing expeditions, jungle tours, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Relax with a massage or clay treatment in the on-site spa, socialise at the pool’s swim-up bar or dine on local ingredients at 16 Degrees Restaurant.

Every opulent suite at Belize Ocean Club is steps away from the beach, but you can upgrade to a suite for panoramic sunset views. The one and two-bedroom suites also feature full kitchens, private balconies, rain showers and separate baths. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Jaguar Lanes Bowling (900 metres)
  • Mango’s on Maya Beach Belize restaurant (1.4 kilometres)
  • Maya Beach Store (1.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 147 – USD 207
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Maya Beach, BZ CA, Seine Bight, Belize

Chabil Mar

Chabil MarYou’ll find extravagant villas at Chabil Mar, all of which feature Turkish bathrobes, fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, eco-friendly bath products and private balconies overlooking the Caribbean. The Luxury Seafront Honeymoon Villa Suite is perfect for couples with its four-poster king-size bed, while the Luxury Two-Storey Seafront Villa is positioned right on the beach.

Chabil Mar complements its beachfront location with an inviting infinity pool, waterfront dining at Kaleidoscope Bar & Lounge and poolside cocktail service. You can also organise outdoor tours, including horseback riding, sailing, kayaking, zip-lining, cave swimming and fishing. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Hardcore Fishing Charters (1.8 kilometres)
  • Splash Dive Centre (180 metres)
  • Barefoot Beach Bar (1.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 351 – USD 435
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Maya Beach, Placencia Peninsula, Seine Bight, Belize

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Cruise ship passengers shopping in Belize City

Why You Should Stay in Belize City

Belize City is the largest city in Belize and offers a refreshing dose of culture and heritage along with a cosmopolitan appeal. The historic capital of Belize, Belize City is filled with colonial homes, lively shopping neighbourhoods, national museums and iconic landmarks. It’s also an excellent launching pad for visiting other areas of Belize, such as San Pedro.

Must-Do Belize City Experiences 

  • Explore artefacts and artwork showcasing Belize’s history at the Belize Museum.
  • Stroll through Fort Street Tourism Village while checking out souvenir shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Take a cruise out to the iconic Great Blue Hole for a memorable day of snorkelling or scuba diving.

Top Hotels in Belize City

Villa Boscardi

Looking for a bed and breakfast in Belize City? Villa Boscardi pairs its welcoming hospitality with delicious hot breakfast and cosy rooms. The latter offer multiple configurations for couples, friends and families. Each room is individually furnished and features cable TV, a work desk, complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

The family-run bed and breakfast also has a lush tropical garden and a peaceful sitting area. A friendly tour desk offers a convenient way to organise excursions from Belize City, while the computer room features business services. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Traveller’s Liquors Heritage Centre (400 metres)
  • The Belize Sign (650 metres)
  • Iron Horse Saloon (600 metres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 138 – USD 151
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 6043 Manatee Drive Buttonwood Bay, Belize City, Belize

Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina

Radisson Fort George Hotel and MarinaPositioned near Belize City’s cruise ports, Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina boasts magnificent Caribbean Sea views. The hotel caters to leisure and business travellers with its complimentary Wi-Fi, two swimming pools, full-service marina, business centre and a fitness centre. Dine on fresh seafood and international fare at St George’s Restaurant or sip exotic cocktails on the balcony of Baymen’s Tavern.

There are more than 100 rooms and suites to choose from, all of which either have views of the outdoor pool, gardens or the Caribbean Sea. The affordable Villa Wing Rooms feature locally-made furniture and partial sea views, while the Business Class Rooms also offer fridges and complimentary breakfast. Splurge on a Colonial Junior Suite for more floor space and a signature Sleep Number bed. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Fort Street Tourism Village (350 metres)
  • Memorial Park (750 metres)
  • Maritime Museum (900 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 145 – USD 263
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 2 Marine Parade, Po Box 321, Belize City, Belize

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Street in Caye Caulker in Belize

Why You Should Stay in Caye Caulker

The white sand, azure water and green palm trees contrast beautifully with the rainbow-coloured shacks and houses on Caye Caulker, one of Belize’s most alluring island destinations. This holiday haven is a dream for outdoor lovers, whether you want to snorkel coral reefs, dive with manatees, windsurf or stroll along the beach. There are also multiple Belizean and international restaurants and boutiques.

Must-Do Caye Caulker Experiences 

  • Fish for barracuda inside the Belize Barrier Reef on a deep-sea fishing charter.
  • Join a tour to swim with manatees or dive Belize Barrier Reef.
  • Explore the centre of Caye Caulker to find locally-run restaurants, such as Miss Alma’s Belizean Home Cooking.

Top Hotels in Caye Caulker

Island Magic Beach Resort

Island Magic Beach ResortLocated in the centre of Caye Caulker’s township, Island Magic Beach Resort not only offers direct beach access but also surrounds you with restaurants, shops and tour services. During the day, the central pool is a hive of sunbathers and swimmers, while at night the on-site Magic Grill Restaurant and Bar dishes up fruity cocktails and island fare.

The rooms at Island Magic Beach Resort either overlook the pool, Caribbean Sea or township. Certain rooms come with added luxuries as well, such as the hammock, king-size bed and ocean-facing balcony in the Premium Ocean View room. Budget-conscious travellers should instead book the Island View room, which has a balcony, cooktop and dining table. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Miss Alma’s Belizean Home Cooking (260 metres)
  • Frenchie’s Diving Services (750 metres)
  • Raggamuffin Tours (700 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 129 – USD 270
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: Front Street/Beach Front P.O. Box 2007, Caye Caulker Island, Belize

Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel

Caye Caulker Plaza HotelCaye Caulker Plaza Hotel is perfect for travellers looking for affordable Caye Caulker accommodation. The rooms have various bed configurations, including one double and one single, two doubles and one king-size bed. These comfortable holiday abodes also boast rain showers, mini fridges, air conditioning and, in some, private balconies.

Along with a 24-hour reception, this hotel has a charming rooftop terrace and lobby area perfect for kicking back. It also offers convenient access to island activities, such as snorkelling tours, deep-sea fishing charters and scuba diving at the Blue Hole. 

Nearby Attractions

  • The Happy Lobster restaurant (300 metres)
  • Raggamuffin Tours (650 metres)
  • Caveman Snorkeling Tours (550 metres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 73 – USD 92
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: Avenida Langosta, Calle Al Sol, Caye Caulker, Belize

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Chocolate Festival of Belize

Why You Should Stay in Punta Gorda

Want to relax in the south of Belize away from tourist crowds? Venture down to Punta Gorda, a small coastal settlement surrounded by national parks, Mayan ruins and the picturesque Amatique Bay. Located on the Gulf of Honduras, Punta Gorda is centred around a public park with an iconic clock tower. Numerous restaurants and unique shops are scattered around town.

Must-Do Punta Gorda Experiences 

  • Explore the fascinating nature of Sarstoon Temash National Park or Agua Caliente Luha Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Purchase sweet treats from Cotton Tree Chocolate Factory.
  • Chill out in the Punta Gorda Central Park of Heroes before dining at a nearby restaurant.

Top Hotels in Punta Gorda

Copal Tree Lodge

Copal Tree Lodge bedroomPositioned slightly north of Punta Gorda next to the Rio Grande, Copal Tree Lodge is a peaceful forest resort with unique agritourism experiences, such as cocktail mixology and coffee cupping classes. The on-site farm provides fresh produce to The Garden Table restaurant, while the Rum Bar serves home-grown Belizean rum.

The tranquil lodge has 16 private suites, including the Signature Canopy Suite with its own jungle-view infinity pool and private balcony. Alternatively, splurge on the 3 Bedroom Family Villa for a private entrance, full kitchen, two porches and a veranda. Kids will love the farm tour, while the Jungle Gym and yoga studio are ideal for active travellers.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Garbutt’s Fishing Lodge (7.2 kilometres)
  • Punta Gorda Central Park of Heroes (8.6 kilometres)
  • Mangrove Inn & Restaurant (6 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 205 – USD 682
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Big Hill Farm, Punta Gorda, Belize

Beya Suites

Beya SuitesBeya Suites is an intimate hotel with eight rooms and two suites overlooking Amatique Bay. The rooms typically feature queen-size beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and private balconies. Choose from a room with panoramic sea vistas or opt for the one with a combination of ocean and woodland. If you want more space, upgrade to a Studio with a fridge and microwave.

Along with a sunset rooftop terrace, this hotel has a dining room and bar, sea-view garden and a garden gazebo. Positioned between Hopeville and Punta Gorda, it offers a wealth of dining and shopping outlets nearby. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Garbutt’s Fishing Lodge (180 metres)
  • Punta Gorda Central Park of Heroes (1.3 kilometres)
  • WE Art Gallery (1.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 97 – USD 112
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Hopeville 6, Punta Gorda, Belize

Making Lifetime Memories in Belize

An island paradise, Belize offers an array of cultural attractions and outdoor adventures such as alluring diving sites. The above holiday areas offer a variety of different holiday experiences, from the white-sand beaches of Caye Caulker to the museums, bars and cruises at Belize City. Each one also has multiple options for high-quality accommodation with beach access, on-site pools and restaurants and numerous room types.

Where do you want to stay in Belize? Let us know in the comments.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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