Belize is becoming one of the top destinations for honeymooners with the ultimate warm, tropical setting with easy access from the United States. The small country is perfect for adventurous couples who would take advantage of access to the second largest barrier reef in the world while still relaxing on the beautiful beaches. Enjoy your water activity of choice from kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, fishing or just laying on the beach.
Just inland you find Mayan archaeological sites and national parks with wildlife like howler monkeys and over 570 bird species.
When to honeymoon in Belize
Belize’s high and dry season for tourism and pricing is from the end of November to April. Dry weather permits all the fun and adventure only paired with a bigger crowd. The coolest months during the day are low to mid 70’s from December to February and low to high 80’s from June to October leaving March, April and May somewhere in the middle, so the “best” time really has no fixed answer.
Starting off the low, wet season, May through early November are great months to visit if you’re interested in 30 to 50% discounts on accommodations and or tours and other things. Showers usually only last one or two hours, but in case of a hurricane running your vacation short, look into some travel insurance.
Where to Honeymoon in Belize
Ambergris Caye is the largest and most popular tourist island in Belize and can be reached by plane or boat. Book an off-site excursion through your resort to see Maya ruins, jungles and jaguars, rainforests, go sailing, visit wildlife refuges and reserves such as Hol Chan Marine Reserve or Bascalar Chico Marine Reserve and much more.
At Ambergris Caye you can visit the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef or dive into The Big Blue Hole on another aquatic adventure. Take a 40-minute golf cart drive from the capital, San Pedro, through the wilderness of Belize to get to the Secret Beach for some peace, seclusion, a cold drink and a fresh meal. Kayak or paddleboard the shallow waters or get a massage right on the beach!
Honeymoon Resorts in Ambergris Caye
To do justice to such stunning natural beauty, a resort must also be extraordinary, and for over 37 years Victoria House has earned a reputation to match its exceptional setting on Ambergris Caye. A spectacular, private location right off the reef, a selection of forty-two staterooms, casitas, suites, and villas, with boutique amenities, breathtaking adventures, gourmet dining and friendly, impeccable service assures a memorable stay. Take it to the next level with the property’s Reef Romance Package for honeymooners which includes 7 nights with daily meals, use of the kayaks, a snorkel trip, massage and more!
Portofino Beach Resort
Characterized by its warm and friendly hospitality, Portofino is the epitome of barefoot luxury, unpretentious and relaxing. The resort is located just six miles north of the charming town of San Pedro. Just a half mile off-shore is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world so whether you’re looking for spectacular diving, snorkeling, or fishing, or just looking for complete relaxation, they have you covered.
Find your own version of paradise in a city with a spirited vibe that holds the perfect balance between new and old character. Everything around San Ignacio is easily accessible if you prefer independent travelling or ask your concierge about tour guide services throughout the city.
If you want to see Mayan ruins, Actun Tunichil Muknal takes you through the jungle across a river and into a cave to see the skeletal remains of native Mayans. Check out the 2700 square foot Green Hills Butterfly Ranch enclave, 50 acres of flowers and greenery in the Belize Botanical Gardens or the learn about the medicinal plants on 14 acres of Belize’s Medicinal Jungle Trail. Go cave tubing at Jaguar Par or explore the wildlife of the Macal River and paddle a waterway surrounded by thick jungle flora, making your way to a utopia of pools and waterfalls for swimming and relaxation.
San Ignacio Honeymoon Resorts
The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Picture your honeymoon in a pristine rainforest filled with the sounds of tropical birds and rustling of nature. Add wonderful weather, excellent food and drink, friendly attentive service, include exciting outdoor activities such as horseback riding, jungle biking, swimming, canoeing or just swinging in a hammock, and you have something very special indeed. The Lodge at Chaa Creek is rated one of the world’s best Eco Lodges & a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981 and 10% of all room revenue going directly into programs which support the environment and worthy social causes.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek also has honeymoon packages available to make your stay an all inclusive getaway with romance and adventure.
Table Rock Jungle Lodge
Table Rock Jungle Lodge is an eco-lodge in a canopied rainforest setting unlike any other in the Cayo District of Belize. With only 10 cabañas on the 105-acre Macal River reserve, you can enjoy the intimate rainforest setting and the sights and sounds of the Belizean jungle.
Hike, swim, canoe, birdwatch, or just indulge in serious relaxation. Close to all the major Mayan archaeological sites and natural wonders of Belize, and only 5 miles outside of San Ignacio, Table Rock is the ideal location for your next adventure holiday.
This city is the largest in Belize and comes with the attractions to match. A few hot spots are the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Museum of Belize, the Crooked Tree wildlife sanctuary, and the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha.
Explore the largest temple on the grounds then stop for a popular Belizean drink and order the Belikin Beer which features this signature building. Belize city has a very diverse local cuisine offering local delicacies and specialties like fry jacks, meat pies and conch ceviche. Don’t forget to order a popular cocktail perfect for a honeymoon called the Pantiripa (Panty Ripper) which includes local rum and coconut and pineapple.
Belize City Honeymoon Resorts
Black Orchid Resort
Black Orchid Resort is an oasis of tranquility and serene beauty with lovely rooms, suites, and well-appointed villas overlooking the river or our lush tropical garden. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary use of bicycles, canoes, and high-speed wireless internet, and the resort provides free shuttle service to and from the airport. Black Orchid Resort is equipped with a bar, freshwater swimming pool, gift shop, and spa and wellness center.
Sample everything there is to see and do in Belize all in one place on the Placencia peninsula! Surrounded by 16 miles of some of the best beaches in the country, arrange a day at sea to snorkel or scuba dive, sail boats and catamarans or kayak the string of islands that run its shoreline. Head to Bird Caye to see local marine and wildlife such as manatees (my fav!), if you make it in May or June, whale watching is breathtaking.
Spend a sunny day on land and visit the small historic Mayan ruins of Nim Li Punit or the larger Lubaantun settlement. Ask your concierge about the best hiking trails at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary to spot exotic birds and lizards or maybe even the elusive jaguar! Don’t forget to experience the local Garifuna culture through music, food, and art that will satisfy your soul.
Placencia Honeymoon Resorts
One of the only all inclusive resorts on the Placencia Peninsula is Laru Beya Resort & Villas. Strategically located between Seine Bight and Placencia, our Belize beach resort offers guests an all inclusive resort experience within walking distance of the unique cultural communities. Standout features of Laru Beya include a secluded beach area as well as an outdoor infinity swimming pool, a wide variety of rooms & suites, as well as an onsite restaurant and bar, the Quarterdeck, which serves up a full range of tropical drinks and a mouthwatering array of both local and international dishes overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The Placencia Hotel & Residences
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a spa and wellness centre, The Placencia Hotel and Residences is located in North Maya Beach. Free WiFi access is available in the lounge area. The suites and apartment offers coffee machine and tiled floor. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. At The Placencia Hotel and Residences you will find a restaurant, a private beach area and a tennis court. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and a laundry. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including diving, snorkelling and fishing.
Private Island Honeymoon Resorts
Yok Ha Resort at Waterfoot Caye
Stay on this private island a few miles off the coast of Dangriga to relax and soak up the sun. Take a quick trip to snorkel, dive and fish in the nearby waters of Belize’s Barrier Reef which is the second largest barrier reef in the world.
If you are seeking some thrill, experience Angel Falls Xtreme Adventures for zip-lining through a world of waterfalls and jungle. Become a chocolate master by taking a trip to the cacao plantation for a tour and some local cacao products. Hike the Belizean rainforest to experience the second biggest waterfall in Belize at Davis Falls. Swim in and drink from the refreshing water at the base of this cataract, and don’t forget your bug spray!
Yok Ha Resort consists of five brightly colored cabanas scattered along the edge of the Caribbean Sea: one is red with yellow trim, another is fuchsia, and a royal-blue one opens onto a yellow-and-orange porch. The resort’s most secluded cabana, Loa—or “beautiful lady”—is ideal for couples: its private deck hangs above water, creating a sheltered swimming cove, and the outdoor shower is sheltered by the island’s lush vegetation. The Chaac deluxe cabana also has stunning ocean views; the oceanfront standard rooms, meanwhile, have private verandas and exotic furnishings.
Coco Plum Island Resort
Coco Plum Island Resort is located just off the coast of Belize. It is the only resort on a 16 acre cay (island). It is just eight miles off the coast of the culturally-rich, southern coastal town of Dangriga. Coco Plum is a quick 10-minute boat ride from Belize’s amazing Barrier Reef where you can enjoy fabulous fishing, snorkeling and diving and it is only a 30-minute boat ride from the mainland, giving guests the option to participate in mainland adventure tours.
Coco Plum Island Resort offers its guests spacious, comfortable ocean front cabanas, each equipped with private bath with hot water, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Each cabana features a wide, comfortable veranda with a hammock for two, with spectacular sea views and cool breezes.
All you need to do is bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and a desire to relax and enjoy the pleasures of living on your own private island in Belize. Come have a wonderful time in Coco Plum Belize – swim, kayak, ride a jet ski, drive a paddle boat, snorkel and look for starfish in the Caribbean Sea, observe the birds on Man-O-War Caye, tour the rainforest, see a Mayan ruin, or relax in a hammock on your own veranda over the white sands of a Belizean beach.