We adore Belize as an off-the-beaten path honeymoon place. It is close (just below Mexico) and easy to access with plentiful connections in the U.S.. The offshore islands such as Ambergris Caye and Robert’s Caye are reknowned for snorkeling and diving, but if you adhere to the shore you miss half of the nation’s attractiveness. That is why we propose combining shore time at one of our fave intimate hotels.
We fell in love with this hotel on our first trip to Belize, almost ten years back. It is set in the Cayo District in northwest Belize, home to Aztec ruins, cave systems ideal for climbing and swimming, and jungle paths for hiking. The resort is the epitome of jungle chic, with cabanas set along a river. Everything is exquisitely designed, that makes sense considering who the owner is: Hollywoord director Francis Ford Coppola. Rooms and public spaces are full of artwork sourced by the Coppolas during their travels and an array textiles and beyond. Couldn’t you find this lobby?
The great design proceeds each designed and place along the river. With thatched roofs that were airy interiors and porches overlooking the jungle honeymoon cabanas are put at the end of the property for maximum privacy.
If you would like to get to your very own lawn, complete with room services and lawn chairs.
We’re suckers for a wonderful shower, and every cabana contains them.
Upgrade to a Deluxe Cabana and you are going to get the honeymoon perk: your very own private plunge pool. Seriously, how sweet is this?!
Socializing occurs at the Jungle Bar, where guests gather for cocktails. The vibe is friendly but mellow; folks are here to unwind and connect with nature, not celebration.
Want something a bit more personal? Arrange for a candlelit dinner from the riverside gazebo.
There’s also a sweet small pool…
And spa treatments at the spa, with therapists massage at the Coppolas’ request.
The entire thing adds up to an unexpected romantic escape that matches with a couple of days if you would like to leave in any way.