If your Belizean dreams include lounging poolside just steps from the sea, Belikin in hand, get thee to Seaside, a delightful beachfront inn with one of the few hotel swimming pools on the island. Seaside, which has three sunset-orange-color thatch-roof buildings arranged in a U-shape around the pool, commands a prime location near the main public pier. It's not everywhere you can get an in-season seafront room in Belize with cable TV, air conditioining, and pool for BZ$250.
Bathrooms feel bare-bones, but other creature comforts (air-conditioning, cable TV, and a mini-refrigerator) make up for it. Four of the rooms (numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4) have private rooftop terraces for sunning or watching the sea—they're not much more a night and worth the extra money. The Una Mas bar serves drinks and coffee.