The swoon-inducing setting, between the Caribbean and a lagoon with views of the Maya Mountains
The see-and-be-seen pool is one of the largest in Belize
Beach bar and swim-up pool bar are a draw for guests and locals alike
Rooms are ultra-spacious, starting at 1,100 square feet
The resort uses USD as currency
What To Know
Guests can choose to be self-sufficient thanks to a full kitchen in each suite
The location is somewhat remote. Placencia is about 100 miles south of Belize City
A 10 percent resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Parking on site
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Glam all-suite resort with rock star–worthy rooms and a huge pool on Belize's serene Placencia Peninsula
Fusing elegant Caribbean colonial style with laid-back tropical charm, this 30-suite resort offers a back-to-nature getaway with all the perks of a luxury retreat. The whitewashed, terra-cotta-roofed main house looks onto the pool, with its swim-up bar and palapas, while the casita-style suites overlook either the Caribbean Sea or a tranquil lagoon backed by mountains. Rooms all have private balconies, whirlpool tubs and full kitchens, complete with granite countertops and travertine floors. Dine right on the sand beneath a thatched palapa at the Ocean Club Bar and Grill, or join the locals for cocktails at the beach bar, known for its Sunday pool parties. Just steps away are some of the country’s best beaches, thanks to the secluded setting on the 18-mile-long Placencia Peninsula.
In the Area
Take advantage of the resort’s proximity to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world’s second-largest; a 45-minute boat ride gets you to Laughing Bird Caye Marine Reserve. Or grab a snorkel and explore the 20 surrounding islets, including the spectacular, Robinson Crusoe–style Sapodilla Cayes. Deep sea and bone fishing are big pursuits around here too; bring back your catch for the resort’s chef to grill for dinner. Back on land, hike the highlands of the Belize rain forest near Victoria's Peak, the second-highest mountain in Belize, and explore the Jaguar Preserve & Cockscomb Basin on a tour that helps you identify jaguar tracks while learning about this country’s incredible biodiversity. For a primer on Mayan history, visit the Mayan Temples at Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit with an indigenous Maya as a guide.