by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 9, 2018
The 11 Best Hotels for Families in Belize
1. Robert’s Grove Beach Resort – Placencia Beach
Located directly on the beach, set in 22 acres of lush gardens, this comfortable resort features homey two-bedroom suites (family of 4 or 5) and three-bedroom suites (family of 6 or 7) with rattan furniture, full kitchens, coffee makers, and balconies. 3 pools, a dive center, 3 restaurants (including a Mexican cafe and an organic restaurant), a pier-end gazebo and a spa. Offers complimentary use of bikes, kayaks and paddle boards and free yoga lessons. Hotel Phone: 011 5015233565.
2. Chabil Mar – Placencia Village
Stellar, boutique, beachfront resort with beautifully decorated, huge, seafront, loft-style villas (families of 5) with Belize-style decor with rich woods, local artwork, state-of-the-art kitchen with high-end appliances, 4-poster beds, 4 different verandahs (with entertainment areas, serving bars, lounges). Has a small beach, 2 infinity pools, pier with dining options, complimentary kayaks, bikes, paddleboards and a shuttle to the village. Offers many combination adventure packages (jungle, sea, island), yatching/fishing and other tours. Hotel Phone: 011 5015233606.
3. Grand Caribe Belize – Ambergris Caye
Top-notch, modern resort, featuring massive, well-decorated, 4-bedroom penthouse apartments (group of 8) and 5-bedroom villas (up to 10 people) having fully equipped kitchens (full-size fridges, washer/dryers), ipod docking stations, and verandahs with panoramic sea views. Has a small beachfront, 6 freshwater pools & a swim-up bar, rooftop restaurant and complimentary laundry services. The more stylish 5-bedroom villa adds a a state-of-the-art kitchen, private pier, massive outdoor entertaining area, private jacuzzi and private pool. Hotel Phone: 011-501-280-4726.
4. Captain Morgan’s Retreat – Ambergris Caye
Laid-back, beachfront retreat with spacious, 3-bedroom condos (up to 8 people) with full kitchens, coffee makers, 4-poster beds, laundry rooms and verandahs with ocean views. Has 3 freshwater pools, an open-air restaurant, swim-up bars with submerged stools & lounge chairs and its very own Vegas-style casino. Also has a grocery store on-site. Hotel Phone: 011 5012262207.
5. Caribbean Villas Hotel – San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Good value, bargain hotel, right on the beach, in 3.7 acres of gardens, with simple bi-level suites (up to 6 people) with full kitchens (stoves, full size fridges, blenders), high ceilings & ceiling fans and covered verandahs. Has a small beach, 2 fresh water pools, bar on the pier, artificial reef, inflatable swim park (water slide, water trampoline, over-the-sea zipline), sushi restaurant, beach barbecue & Mayan pig roast and many trips/tours (manatee watching, snorkeling, cave tubing, sailing). Hotel Phone: 011 5012262715.
6. Xanadu Island Resort – San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Rustic, eco-friendly, beachfront resort having unique (set in domes), super spacious, split-level, 3-bedroom suites (sleep families of 6) with fully equipped kitchens and furnished verandahs with ocean/garden views. Features a heated freshwater pool, complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks & paddleboards, a nature trail, beach barbecue grill and a gazebo on the water. No on-site restaurant (only a bar snack menu) but plenty of restaurants, a supermarket and bakery nearby. Within walking distance of San Pedro town. Hotel Phone: 011 5012262814.
7. Jaguar Reef Lodge & Spa – Hopkins
Stunning resort, with local-flair, 2-bedroom beachfront suites with vaulted ceilings, full kitchens, ipod docks, coffee makers and balconies. There’s a spa, on-site PADI diver center, a heated infinity pool with swim up bar & kid’s pool, restaurant, hobie-cats (charge), and complimentary use of kayaks & paddle boards. Has a varied list of adventures (paid) ranging from cave/river tubing to expeditions, zip lining, river/sport fishing and more. Hotel Phone: 011 5018223851.
8. Beaches and Dreams Boutique Hotel – Hopkins
Casual, oceanfront hotel with comfy, boutique, family suites (up to 6 people) with mini-fridges, bunk beds, and large verandahs. Has a bar & grill, rooftop deck, small pool, pier with gazebo, reef/jungle/ruins/culinary tours and a spa next door. Hotel Phone: 011 5015237259.
9. Blancaneaux Lodge – Western Belize
Spectacular, luxury hotel in a remote mountain reserve featuring eclectic, dreamy 2-bedroom villas with thatched roofs, Guatemalan tiles, small kitchens, antiques & fine art, ‘shellphones,’ mini bars, Illy espresso machines, ipod docking stations and verandahs overlooking the creek. The high-end Francis Ford Coppola’s Villa overlooks waterfalls & rock pools and has a Japanese tub, regional antiques and a full-time attendant. Complimentary activities include guided birding, biking, guided river tubing and an organic garden tour. There are 2 restaurants, a spa, horseback riding, jungle hikes, orchid treks, a freshwater infinity pool and many natural rock pools in the area. No tv or airconditioning. Hotel Phone: 866 356 5881.
10. The Lodge at ChaaCreek – Western Belize
Fabulous eco-resort that offers an authentic jungle experience; it’s set in a private 365 acre rainforest reserve and has elegant, orchard villas and 3-bedroom spa villas (both for up to 6 people). The top-end spa villa has a full kitchen, a wrap-around verandah with an outdoor jacuzzi, a bar and free breakfast. Offers many complimentary activities that includes tours of a butterfly farm, natural history center, medicinal plant trail, a guided bird walk and caoneing on the nearby Macal river. Has a hilltop spa, restaurant (organic produce), freshwater infinity pool and diverse organized tours (caves, snorkelling, Mayan ruins). Hotel Phone: 011 5018344010.
11. Mystic River Resort – Western Belize
Eco-friendly, serene jungle resort on the banks of the Macal river, having colorful 2-bedroom suites (families of 4) with tiled floors, high ceilings, stone fireplaces, ipod docking stations and private patios. Has no swimming pool and no airconditioning, only fans. Offers complimentary use of canoes & river tubes and has many adventure packages (birding, caves, ruins, horesback riding, canoeing), a restaurant, bar, yoga deck, spa, outdoor barbecue and wine and cheese tasting (makes own cheeses). Hotel Phone: 011 5016724100.