Fodor's Expert Review Naïa Resort and Spa

Placencia Rd., Maya Beach, Stann Creek, Belize Fodor's Choice

This resort aspires to be the country's ultimate spa-centric seaside luxury destination, and we'd agree it succeeds. Naïa totals three dozen guest villas and houses, including stylish studio units with 13-foot ceilings and one-bedroom villas, some with private splash pools, mostly set in and around freshwater ponds, with a few directly on the seafront. Two-bedroom, two-level villas are set in lush gardens, and three larger houses with three bedrooms are on the water. All have original artwork by Belize's most famous artists. A sparkling, modern new beach house sleeps up to 15. There is a large rectangular swimming pool near the main restaurant and another pool at the spa, and several villas have private splash pools. The resort has three restaurants, focusing on seafood, grilled fish and meats, and healthy, lighter fare. Guests have access to a fitness center, yoga studio, and a long stretch of pristine beach, but the star of the show is the enormous 10,000-square-foot spa complex set among freshwater ponds.


  • luxury villas and houses, some with private pools
  • large spa complex with the latest treatments and technologies
  • beautiful beach and lake setting


  • not inexpensive
  • vast 19-acre grounds
  • a bit of a jaunt to the village


Green, Romantic, Views


Phones: 523–4600 | 888-439–5866


35 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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