Hotels in Belize (all), Belize - your base to discover the city.
Belize HotelsRelax on sun-bleached beaches beneath the sway of leafy palms, enjoy boat rides to the world famous Blue Hole as it sinks deep beneath the Earth’s crust, or shop in local souvenir stores, picking up pretty trinkets and locally made jewelry as a memento of your stay. Belize is bold, bright, and beautiful. A fabulous coastline of glittering blue balanced against the verdant green of its landscape.Things to seeWith such a sublime coastline it might be hard to decide which beach to visit, but the fabulous stretch of white sand along Ambergris Caye Beach must surely top the list. It’s a commercialized area, lined by a long promenade that gives access to colorful tourist shops and bustling local cafés. Surfers wait patiently for bigger waves to ride, bobbing on the ocean swell as they relax on their boards, while sunbathers avoid the shade from towering palm trees. Hopkins Beach is a little different. It runs along the edge of a Garifuna village where fishing is still a staple source of food. As you stroll along this quiet stretch of sand you’ll pass pretty thatched-roof homes and stilted cottages, as well as rows of crude dugout boats owned by local fishing families. The Tourism Village is unique, a purpose-built cruise ship port – although the boats sit offshore with skiffs running guests in and out – where gaudy souvenir shops, local cafes with traditional dishes, and all things tourism-related can be found. It’s a shopping mall with an interesting variety of outlets, and you can stroll through to Fort Street Plaza where upscale restaurants serve the catch of the day on al fresco dining terraces. Hotels in BelizeIf you’re visiting this remarkable country to enjoy its even more extraordinary coastline, you’ll find plenty of luxury hotels in Belize right on the water’s edge. They dot their way along the beach at Ambergris Caye, as well as the shoreline of Belize City itself. Typically, they offer fabulous views across the sparkling ocean to the pretty green landscape of Lighthouse Reef, decadent bedrooms with high-tech gadgetry, and sublime bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. For more affordable travel, choose one of the inns in Belize City. Private bedrooms usually have their own en-suite bathrooms, breakfast is provided in airy dining rooms, and you’ll be just minutes from the lively shopping and restaurant scene many visitors come here to explore.Where to stayPerched on its jutting headland, Belize is a sprawling maze of city streets surrounded by the clear aquamarine waters of the vast Atlantic Ocean. Garish shops line its broad avenues, jammed between chintzy souvenirs shops and colorful cafés. It’s not too modern, leaving the northern beach town of Ambergris Caye to entice visitors with contemporary stores and trendy boutiques. If you’re looking for luxury hotels in Belize, this is where you should start your search, with its heavily commercialized beach and excellent tourist facilities. How to get to BelizeIf you’re not arriving in Belize by cruise ship – and with 600,000 passengers finding their way here annually by boat, it’s perfectly possible that you are – you’ll need to fly in via the Philip Goldson International Airport, 11 miles outside Belize City. Onward travel is by bus to the city itself, and once here, you can hop aboard a water taxi for trips to outlying islands. A hire car is essential if you want the freedom to explore, but be aware that the only way to drive to Ambergris Caye is by passing through mainland Mexico first.