One of the most popular sections of our site is the luxury hotels in Belize section and it’s easy to see why. English-speaking Belize is a short hop by plane and offers better deals and diving than most of the Caribbean – but with the same warm and beautiful waters.

Most of the resorts there don’t have much of a beach though. If you strip out all the sea grass the reefs get damaged and the reefs are what bring in all those divers and snorkelers. A few high-end resorts have a decent beach though and we’ve just added a review of one that also has a beautiful pool complex and large suites with room to spread out.

Las Terrazas is relatively small and low-key, like most hotels on Ambergris, but it has a larger footprint and roomier rooms.

The 37 one- to three-bedroom accommodations of the resort are housed in two-story, modern design buildings that overlook the beach and dock, or the 70-foot lap pool, which is lined with comfortable lounge chairs some semi-submerged on the pool’s edge. Most rooms have a split-level layout, with a living room (complete with two sofas and a flat-screen TV), a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a king size bedroom upstairs. Although the look is decidedly modern, Belizean artwork on the walls and colorful furnishings add a local flair.

This is not some barely staffed condotel though with limited services. Restaurants, bars, and watersports are on site and the staffers can arrange all kinds of excursions on water or land.

See our full review of Las Terazzas in Belize.