This Belizean-owned resort in a pleasant and safe rural setting northwest of Belize City perches at the edge of the Belize River, where you can launch a canoe or kayak from the hotel's dock, or just laze about the riverside swimming pool and thatch palapa. The air-conditioned rooms (from around BZ$280, double in-season, plus tax) are large, with custom-made mahogany furnishings. The on-site restaurant serves good Belizean food (dinner around BZ$36).
2 Dawson Ln., 12 mi (20 km) from Baboon Sanctuary, Burrell Boom Village, Belize
225-9158; 866-437–1301-in U.S. and Canada