Yok Ha Belize Resort
What We Love
- A remote Caribbean island off the coast of Belize, with breakfast, lunch, dinner and moreTraveling between islands via kayak and using your snorkel gear, both complimentary
- Dining on three complimentary meals each full day of your stay, including snacks and coffee
- Enjoying a complimentary boat transfer to and from Dangriga at check-in and check-out
- Staying on a true private island, eight miles off the coast of Belize’s Dangriga
What To Know
- WiFi is inconsistent – a given for the area
- The resort is only 3-miles from Belize's Barrier Reef and snorkeling excursions are led daily
- Dinnertime means fresh lobster, conch, and barracuda
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Yok Ha Belize Resort in Waterfoot Caye, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Yok Ha Pier and Yok Ha Beach. This beach hotel is within the region of Man O’ War Caye and Twin Cayes.
Make yourself at home in one of the 5 individually decorated guestrooms. Your memory foam bed comes with down comforters. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as karaoke. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar. A complimentary local cuisine breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
After traveling around Belize for 10 days my husband and I stayed at Yok Ha for 5 nights for some R&R. And it was perfection!! If you want true peace and relaxation, you can do no better than Yok Ha Resort. The island is tiny, with only 5 cabanas, so there is never more than 10 or so people on the resort. The whole time we were there the most guests, including us, was 8. The service is great, Jaime, Marcus, Fernando, and Danny did everything they could to accommodate anything we needed or wanted. Ezra is a genius in the kitchen and makes everything from scratch. Absolutely delicious meals! We took out the kayaks a couple times just to cruise around and appreciate the splendor, and spent the rest of the time relaxing. The snorkel to Long Caye was great, and my husband went spearfishing and they brought back enough lobster to feed everyone at the resort. All in all it was an absolutely perfect stay.
If you want lot's to do, or even wi-fi in your room or a TV for that matter, look elsewhere. This is not the place for you. This is a place to disconnect with the world, and re-connect with what really matters!
A couple of months ago my wife and I were looking for a relaxing, secluded vacation for just the two of us. A friend sent us a link to Yok Ha and after reading reviews and looking at some pictures, we booked the trip. We arrived in Belize City and within an hour we had taken a prop plane and landed in Dangriga. It would be a couple of hours before the boat would arrive to take us to the island so we were dropped off at the Pelican Beach Resort. We were offered drinks but we decided to just lay on some lounge chairs right on the water. The breeze was wonderful and it was very relaxing after a day of travel. Eventually a van arrived and took us to the main office where we met Wilfred (the friendly and gracious owner) and headed out after boarding a small boat. You need to know that in the evening many times the winds really pick up. The ride was BUMPY but we loved the adventure! We were headed to an island that we could not see yet and it was almost dark (the staff use GPS to guide them in the dark). When we arrived we were greeted with fresh fruit drinks by Jamie. He took us to our deluxe cabana and helped us get settled in. We hurried because it was dinner time and ran to eat. There were a few other people staying on the island that greeted us and everyone was very friendly. The next morning, all the other guests departed before we woke up and my wife and I realized we had the entire island to ourselves. It was also our first time seeing the island during the day. It was very small and secluded... just what we wanted!!! After a great breakfast we grabbed two kayaks and headed across to another island. We tied the kayaks to a mangrove tree and snorkeled all the way around the island. We snorkeled around several islands over the next few days. We saw lots of fish, starfish, some coral and even a nurse shark. A group arrived on our second night. They were friendly enough with us but seemed quite displeased with the accommodations (and everything else for that matter) but we felt right at home. Jamie was our server for most of the trip and we really enjoyed our time with him. We also went scuba diving with Abi and Fernando at Turneffe Reef. It was truly an awesome experience. These two gentlemen were very patient and helpful. We spent 5 nights on the island and we loved every moment. I would mention, this may not be a spot for everyone. As others have mentioned, the excursion prices are quite expensive. We’ve traveled quite a lot and these were some of the highest prices I’ve ever seen. You also can’t just leave without paying for a boat ride each direction. There are not places to go for a walk or to go shopping. BUT if you are looking for seclusion, relaxation, sunshine, water, hospitality and good food... then Yok Ha is the place for you!
If you're looking for a relaxing, secluded getaway with gorgeous views, helpful and friendly staff, delicious food, and a variety of things to do, Yok Ha is it! This was such an incredible vacation for us; we spent some days on the island, kayaking, snorkeling, and reading on the porch of our cabana overlooking the water, and other days exploring Mayan ruins, going ziplining and cave tubing! Absolutely wonderful experience!!!
Sounds much better on paper than what we experienced. Was there for a week as a group. Very disappointing to us veteran tropical locale travelers. Food quantity, quality and preparation was very poor. The resort is serviced by one small boat for all activities and transport. Day trippers from the mainland shared the tiny resort. Scuba Diving prices were extremely high. Excursions were pricey. Amenities are very limited. Island is surrounded by mangroves and turtle grass flats so don’t expect to snorkel a reef nearby. Inadequate kayaks. No paddle boards. Honeymoon cottage has the only outdoor shower. Staff did their best and did try to accommodate. I suggest looking elsewhere.
Love, love, love this place! You're on a remote little island where there are only 5 cabanas and a restaurant/bar. If you want low key and relaxing this is the place. We are avid divers who typically dive everyday of our vacation. We decided to change it up this trip and did some relaxing as well. We flew into Belize City and Marcus was there waiting for us as we exited the terminal. He was very flexible and we stopped for snacks and drinks for the ride, then went to a great place for lunch, then stopped for ice cream before we got on the boat for the 25 minute ride to the resort.
We did dive 2 days while at the resort. We all have 300 plus dives so we can be a little particular. Abi and Fernando were fabulous. They took very good care of us and were very safety conscious. The boat rides are a bit long, but we knew that before we arrived. The resort does offer activities back on the mainland, if you're interested. We did the cave tubing tour and had a great time. They offer kayaks and beach chair at the resort.
We stayed in Cabana HA2 and loved it. We were close enough to the restaurant that we could get internet in our room when the resort wasn't full. Our room was spotless every day. Internet is spotty, but you're not here to stay connected. Our cabana was spacious and the air conditioning worked great. There was not much in the way of hot water, but it really didn't bother us.
The food was outstanding. They serve a lot of seafood, but it that's what a lot of Belizian food is. Breakfast was typically fresh fruit and eggs to order. Dinner was always 3 courses and always delicious. We caught some lobster on one of our dive tripos and the kitchen staff cooked it for us for dinner that night!
I cannot say enough about all the staff - Marcus, Jaime, Abi and Fernando went out of their way to make sure we had anything we wanted and ensured we had a great stay. I wish I could remember the kitchen staff names' because the food was delicious every meal.
Be aware, this is Belize and not the United States. This is not a US 4 star resort, but if it was, it would take away the charm. It's not a fancy resort, but it's clean, quaint and the staff our outstanding.