Belize Archive

Upgraded in Placencia: Chabil Mar Villas

Some resorts fail to invest in maintenance and improvements and over time they fade in appeal, while others keep upping their game and getting better each year. While we sometimes end up deleting the former from our luxury hotel reviews, we try to revisit the others now and then for updates on what’s new. We’re [...]

Belize by Land and By Sea

It’s been a while since we posted any kind of tour story from Belize, so we’re happy to announce we’ve got one up now from associate editor Lydia Carey. Called Beautiful Belize by Land and by Sea, it’s the kind of trip that attracts many to Belize: a few days in the jungle, then a [...]

El Secreto Resort in a Secret Spot on Ambergris Caye

Most of the luxury Ambergris Caye resorts of Belize that we’ve reviewed are a short hop from the main town of San Pedro. El Secreto is a different story, requiring a transfer by boat to the far end of the island. Once there, however, it does feel like a secret, a place tucked away where [...]

A Surf and Turf Vacation Done Right in Belize

One thing that makes Belize such an attractive vacation destination is that it has so much to offer in a relatively small, but uncrowded space. You can be exploring the jungle one morning and then be diving or snorkeling on a coral reef that afternoon. A real surf and turf holiday trip. Distances aren’t great [...]

A Maya Morning in Belize at Caracol

By Lydia Carey At 6am the Melodious Blackbird sings me awake. This is the second day that it has served as my Belizean alarm clock. Today it got me up in time to take a tour of the Caracol Maya ruins site, about an hour and half from the Hidden Valley Inn resort down a [...]