Belize is located by the Caribbean Sea and boasts over 185 miles (298 kilometers) of coastline. It is widely celebrated as one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean. It is a popular tourist destination due to its rich ecosystem of lush dense forests along with its astonishing marine life. Dive resorts in Belize present accommodations in close proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest such reef in the western part of the world. Dive resorts usually offer lessons and dive excursions for beginners as well as advanced adventurers and affordable stay-and-dive deals. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular dive resorts in Belize.
This spectacular resort offers 42 rooms like the spacious thatched-roof luxury villa overlooking the infinity-edge pool, the opulent suite, the cosy Stateroom for couples on a romantic getaway and the dreamy tropical Casita. Explore Mayan civilization ruins, dive into the world-famous Great Blue Hole, scout the Mayan “underworld” cave tubing, view the jungle canopy zip-lining over it, or snorkel to discover the marine life of the reef. Belize Chocolate Company is just a stone’s throw away and the Tuffy Canyons are 37 minutes’ drive away. Spend a lazy day catching the sunrays at the beach, relax by the poolside, or enjoy sessions at the full-service spa. Experience fine dining at the renowned Palmilla Restaurant and varieties of drinks at the Admiral Nelson’s Bar. Get pampered with top-notch personal service at the villa.
This family-friendly jungle resort, situated 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) away from the airport, has 20 airconditioned rooms ranging from standard rooms to bungalows, villas, and lofts. Rejuvenate yourself at the full-service spa, up your fitness game at the 24/7 fitness center, take laps in the swimming pools, unwind with a drink at the bar, and indulge your taste buds at the multicuisine restaurant. Play basketball or racquetball with your family or hire a bike to scout the biking trails. At an extra charge, you can avail airport shuttle or a ferry terminal shuttle. Embark on a jungle safari a the nearby Maskall Forest Reserve. The Altun Ha, the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and the Community Baboon Sanctuary are all within an hour’s drive away. Having a dive card lets you experience a two-tank dive at Hol Chan Marine Reserve or Shark Ray Alley. Or you can enjoy snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef.
Located on the amazing island of Ambergris Caye, this resort is designed to help adventurers relax after a day of adrenaline rush. Nestled in the middle of tropical foliage, it provides 205 beautiful cottage and villas with louvered windows and lofty ceilings that hark back to the British colonial history of the land. Dip into the Miami-style salt-water pool overlooking Mahogany Bay. Refresh yourself at the fitness center. Swim with a swarm of sharks while snorkeling in Shark Ray Alley. Soak up the sun at the private beach. Explore the bay area on sightseeing tours or enjoy the recreational water sports facilities in the property.
Situated right across Placencia Beach, this resort presents breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and offers 43 rooms, suites, and marina villas with balconies to enjoy the sea view. Facilities include two outdoor pools, a full-service marina, a spa, and PADI five-star dive outlet. Take advantage of the different activities organized by the resort – boating down the monkey river to view the local fauna, experiencing the tropical-rainforest habitat of the jaguar, diving and snorkeling in the barrier reef, and kayaking or fishing. Discover the unsolved mystery of the 1300-year-old Mayan ruin. Enjoy Mexican food and Caribbean dishes at the three restaurants in the resort.
Positioned amidst the luxuriant landscape of Placencia Coast, the resort offers personalized services. Each of the 30 open-concept suites and cozy rooms contains private balconies with stunning vistas of the sparkling sea water. Many adventure tours and activities are offered. The jungle adventures include encountering jaguars at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, hiking and boating along the Monkey River, and watching the exotic toucan and 500 species of birds. Feel the rush of adrenaline while zip-lining 80 feet (24.3 meters) over the tropical rainforest, or experience exhilarating river tubing. Witness the prehistoric Mayan culture in Actun Tunichil Muknal proclaimed by National Geographic as the leading sacred cave in the world. Experience the principal draw of Belize–snorkeling in the colorful coral ecosystem of the reef. Get awestruck by any of the four scuba diving tours provided by Laru Beya. Delight your palate with the Caribbean, Mexican and Italian cuisines prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in the restaurants.
Spanning over a private 200-acre (80.9 hectares) reserve in the Placencia peninsula, Naia presents an intimate vacation experience with its beach houses to treetop villas. Paddle-boarding in the picture-perfect Caribbean, pampering yourself in a personalized spa ritual, relaxing beside the pools or cooling yourself dipping into the pool–the options are endless. Immerse yourself into the fascinating Belize culture, hike in the jungle, enjoy snorkeling or experience scuba diving. The dedicated concierge team will make necessary arrangements. The signature restaurant caters to every taste while the spa cafe, and the poolside beach bar offer refreshing options.
Naïa Resort and Spa
Address: Mile 17.5, Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek District, Belize Mile 17.5, Placencia Peninsula, Stann Creek District, Belize
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden
This eco-friendly resort offers 20 individual amazingly decorated suites with private balconies. Guests can choose recreational activities like indulging in spa sessions, swimming in the outdoor pool, or enjoying a drink at the poolside bar. Complimentary offerings include hot tubs, paddle-boarding, barbecue facilities on the beach, bicycles, and kayaks. The azure waters of the secret beach beckon. Scuba diving arrangements locally or at Great Blue Hole or Turneffe Atoll are also provided. You can choose to go sailing, fishing, or snorkeling. Multiple land adventures like explorations of Mayan ruins or discovering the tropical fauna in the jungle and the local zoo or heart-thumping adventures like zip-lining and caving are on offer as well.
Located in Ambergris, Caye, the resort is 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) from San Pedro, the island’s only airstrip. This resort with coconut palm trees all around enables the guests to fully enjoy the subtropical climate. It offers 58 forms of accommodations. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Caribbean from the luxury seafront suites, enjoy the pool from the pool-view villas, or relish the romance of the tropics at the honeymoon Casitas. Several activities are offered, like kayaking, aerobics in the pool, pool volleyball, and a giant waterslide. The clear water of the reef provides visibility up to 100 feet (30.4 meters). Water temperature ranges around 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 27 degrees Celsius), making Belize a year-round snorkeling and diving destination. Snorkeling is provided by the resort at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks, and Coral Gardens. Scuba diving lessons are also available. Step back in time witnessing the Mayan monuments, feel the rush of adrenaline with parasailing and windsurfing, enjoy the sunset on a catamaran cruise, or float through cave systems–the options are endless.
Placed on Maya Beach spanning Placencia Lagoon with the majestic Maya Mountains in the background, this resort provides easy access to both ocean and jungle adventures. The water line is just steps away from the one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and penthouse suites of this resort. Explore the second-largest coral reef in the world with the guidance of experts from the resort. Feel awed by the vibrant hues of the reef teeming with aquatic life forms and meet nurse sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays with the snorkeling activity suitable for all ages. Ride along the monkey river to watch manatee, float into St. Herman’s Cave with only headlamps to show the way, hike and swim to Aktun Tunichil Muknal Mayan splendor, and visit the largest Maya site at southern Belize. Ziplining adventures are on offer. Enjoy the local cuisine infused with Mayan and Garifuna influences at the two restaurants or enjoy private dining at the docks.
Flanked by the mystic tropical rainforest and the pristine beaches of the Caribbean, Chabil Mar offers exclusive sea-facing villas and luxury honeymoon suites. Enhancing the vacation experience are the beachside pool and the outdoor dining area–Restaurant by the Sea–serving local delicacies. The resort provides a wide variety of holiday packages. Explore tropical rainforests, scuba-dive with the sharks, enjoy snorkeling in the famous coral reef, excavate Mayan archaeological sites, experience caving and ziplining. Experienced divers can dive up to 100 feet (30.4 meters) beneath the sea to meet the nurse sharks and stingrays or the whale sharks at certain times of the year utilizing the resort’s diving packages. Laughing Bird Caye is a popular snorkeling destination.
Relax in peace after diving in Belize, a tropical paradise
Belize is a tropical destination where you can enjoy diving to your heart’s content. And with several options providing arrangements, a hassle-free, adventure-filled holiday is easily within reach. Choose the resort that suits you best and create unforgettable memories of a beachside diving vacation at Belize.
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