5 Best Hotels in Northern Peninsula and Maya Beach, The Southern Coast

Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows

$$ | 23 Maya Beach Way, Maya Beach, Belize

A pair of wooden Mennonite-style bungalows are set among palm trees here on a lovely beach, with each on stilts. Both have private bath and a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. The owners can arrange to stock your refrigerator and pantry in advance, if you like, although there are restaurants and groceries nearby. Complimentary bikes and sea kayaks are available. Pickup from the airstrip is free.

Pros

  • Friendly spot
  • Helpful owners
  • Nice place just to relax

Cons

  • Don't expect luxury
  • No kids under 12
  • Five-night minimum stay
23 Maya Beach Way, Maya Beach, Belize
533/8110
hotel Details
2 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Green Parrot Beach Houses

$$$ | 1 Maya Beach, Maya Beach, Belize

This resort has Mennonite-built cottages along a nice stretch of beach, each with a kitchenette and dining area. The sleeping quarters are upstairs in a loftlike space with a pitched wooden roof. One nifty feature is an octagonal wall panel, operated by pulleys that you can open for a bedside view of the ocean. Smaller thatch cabanas are a bit more rustic and have outdoor showers. There's a beachside restaurant and bar.

Pros

  • Good option for families
  • Pleasant beach area
  • Good value

Cons

  • Two-level units not to everyone's taste
  • You may not like outdoor showers in some units
  • Not a good option if you crave action
1 Maya Beach, Maya Beach, Belize
523–4321
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Maya Beach Hotel

$$ | Placencia Rd., Maya Beach, Belize

This is the kind of small, unpretentious beachfront hotel that many come to Belize to enjoy, but few actually find. Rooms are simple and small but pleasant, with polished wood floors, and the rates are highly affordable. Most are only steps from the water, and many have views of False Caye and the sea. There's a swimming pool, on the beach. In addition, the hotel rents several apartments and houses nearby. Some have minimum-stay requirements. A big plus here is the on-site restaurant, one of Belize's best.

Pros

  • Like a small Caribbean beach hotel should be
  • Good value
  • One of Belize's best restaurants

Cons

  • Rooms on the basic side
  • Wi-Fi is a little spotty
  • A couple of rooms get noise from the restaurant
Placencia Rd., Maya Beach, Belize
523--4040
hotel Details
5 rooms, 7 suites, 1 apartment
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Naïa Resort and Spa

$$$$ | Placencia Rd., Maya Beach, 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.

Pros

  • Luxury villas and houses, some with private pools
  • Large spa complex with the latest treatments and technologies
  • Beautiful beach and lake setting

Cons

  • Not inexpensive
  • Vast 19-acre grounds
  • A bit of a jaunt to the village
Placencia Rd., Maya Beach, Belize
523–4600
hotel Details
35 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Singing Sands Inn

$$ | 714 Maya Beach Rd., Maya Beach, Belize

The six free-standing thatched-roof cabanas here face the beach and are nicely decorated with polished hardwood floors. In a main building near the hotel entrance are four apartment units with garden views. There's a 200-foot pier with an area for swimming and a bar and a pool set in tropical gardens with another bar. The Bonefish Grille serves Asian dishes—the Korean barbecue is a specialty here—along with seafood.

Pros

  • Pleasant cottages set among tropical gardens
  • Reasonable prices
  • Good Asian restaurant

Cons

  • Smallish cabana rooms
  • No a/c in some rooms
  • Simple accommodation
714 Maya Beach Rd., Maya Beach, Belize
523–3021
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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