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Here are the top Belize beach resorts and eco-lodges that offer first-class access to amazing coral reefs, cays, atolls, sandy beaches, and even wildlife-packed rain forests. Expect to be pampered in a tropical paradise with top-shelf service and cuisine in a casual, laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Ambergris Caye, an island off the coast of Belize, is a popular destination for beach resorts. Jaguar Reef, Hopkins, and the Placencia Peninsula also have beach resorts. You can stay at a luxury all-inclusive resort like Hamanasi or Chabil Mar on the mainland, or an island resort like Turneffe Reef or Lighthouse Reef, which offer direct access to world-class snorkeling, diving, and sea kayaking destinations like Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye. Contact one of our Belize experts for help planning your ideal Belize beach vacation. 

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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Reefs and Cayes Kayaking$23997Dec 7, 2024This seven-day sea kayaking experience in Belize combines fast-paced activities with restful beach retreats. Paddle across the newly designated …
Belize Adventure$33599Dec 4, 2024Explore the Belize Barrier Reef on this 9-day tour from the private island retreat at Glover's Reef Atoll. Here your tour includes snorkeling, sea …
Coral Islands SUP$28757Jan 25, 2025Spend your days exploring the lesser traveled areas of the reef by Stand Up Paddleboard. This trip is Ideal for those seeking the adventure of a …
Belize Adventure - Ambergris$22738Jul 24, 2024Enjoy this active rainforest and coastal getaway in Belize! This itinerary is perfect for those wanting to travel to Belize during the summer months. …
Thatch Caye Resort$14405Jul 24, 2024Discover a piece of paradise in Belize. Spend five days at Thatch Caye, a Muy'Ono private island resort with all-inclusive amenities located off the …

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Activities on a Belize Beach Vacation
If you're hoping to lounge in the sun and build sandcastles, then maybe a Belize beachfront vacation isn't for you - these itineraries are packed full of exciting activities to fill your day, both on land, on sand, and in the clear turquoise water!
  • Snorkel the inner reef at Belize Island National Park
  • Explore the quintessential Belizean jungle
  • Stay at a secluded beachside hotel
  • Visit Placencia, a traditional Belizean fishing village
  • Explore the lush rainforest and Mayan ruins
  • River tube in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve
  • Snorkel the rich reef system of Lighthouse Reef Atoll
  • Visit the Ermlund, a 1971 ship wreck
  • Kayak to The Aquarium, a dive spot known for its abundance of fish & coral
  • View over a colony of over 4,000 red-footed boobies
  • Fish one of the Caribbean's premier saltwater fly fishing destinations
  • Snorkel the crystal clear waters of Turneffe Atoll
  • Kayak around Turneffe Atoll for a chance to spot
  • Explore Mayan ruins or go cave tubing
  • Walk along the San Pedro Waterfront to sample any of the numerous eateries
  • manatees
The Town of Placencia 
Just a short walk from the Chabil Mar beachfront resort, Placencia is a traditional fishing village that is sure to catch your fancy, with its many galleries, shops, and restaurants.

Palm-lined beaches make for a picturesque ambiance to soak in the sun, and a trip to the Placencia Lagoon gives you a front row seat to see manatees and saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitats.

If you want to get to know the local culture, this is the place to do it - the Seine Bight Garifuna community happily invites travelers to experience traditional drumming and dancing. 

And adventurers must take this chance to head out to the Belize Barrier Reef for some of the best snorkeling!
Great for any occasion or group!
Unlike many other destinations that cater almost exclusively to certain groups, ages, or experiences, Belize beachfront vacations make for an excellent vacation no matter what you're celebrating.

Families with young children can enjoy some relaxing time on the beach that combines with active exploration of nature and history as you snorkel among atolls & reefs and explore the ancient Mayan ruins.

Active travelers will love the opportunities to get your blood flowing with sea kayaking, paddleboarding, jungle exploration, visits to ancient ruins, snorkeling, and perhaps even SCUBA diving. 

Honeymooners delight in the chance to get away from it all and enjoy being pampered in the five-star resorts and lodges with unparalleled service and comfort.

Solo travelers never have to worry about finding ways to explore and keep busy. And older travelers can design their own itinerary to meet whatever interests and desires you might have.

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