By The Belize Collection By The Belize Collection | February 2, 2023 | Lifestyle Sponsored Post
Belize. A small tropical country with dense jungles and pristine waters that surround its entire coastline. No longer Mother Nature’s best kept secret, but now her best told story. Known for being a melting pot of cultures, English is the primary language used throughout the country followed by its unique dialect called Creole, which is a treat for travellers passing through the region. Golden beaches, lush rainforests, mountainous ranges and the second largest barrier reef in the world make up a diverse gem worth experiencing.
The Belize Collection offers urbane travellers the opportunity to experience Belize like no other. Take a journey off the beaten path and discover the raw beauty and lively culture the country has to offer with unique and luxurious accommodations. The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, voted 2022 Hotel of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board, is nestled into the foothills of the Maya Mountains and spreads over 600 acres bordering the nature reserve. Vibrant macaws and jaguars roam free in the reserve and are protected like nowhere else in the world. From gazebo hikes offering panoramic views of the valley or epiphanic ceremonial cave tours to intimate and picturesque private dinners atop a cliff at sunset, there are memories waiting to be made at this jungle resort. Its location is unique with 45 minutes’ drive away from the pristine beaches at The Lodge at Jaguar Reef, the resort of choice by the Prince and Princess of Wales on their recent Caribbean tour.
The Lodge at Jaguar Reef is tucked within a quaint coastal fishing village, Hopkins. The lodge sits on a golden beach with endless vistas of the Caribbean Sea, accompanied by water-coloured sunrises. Spend sunny afternoons snorkelling the largest living barrier reef under blue skies or lazing under a coconut tree in a private beach pod with a rum-cooler in hand. Paying homage to its hometown, the Garifuna culture is incorporated throughout the culinary experience at the Hopkins resorts’ award-winning restaurant, The Paddle House. Guests can enjoy live drumming and dancing under amber lit wicker baskets after a gastronomic journey before taking a stroll down to the collection’s overwater bar for a nightcap.
A 40-minute drive south from Hopkins village is Umaya Resort on the Placencia Peninsula. This recent addition to the collection’s portfolio boasts both beachfront and lagoon side suites for sunrise and sunset enjoyment. An onsite beach bar, spa, and two restaurants leave guests with plenty of options for a leisurely stay. Guests who decide to experience the appeal of the laidback Belizean lifestyle can venture into the village where you’ll find charming beachside bars, unique artisan stores displaying local craftsmanship and locals greeting you with a warm smile.
Escape the bleak winter months in a tropical paradise with The Belize Collection. Discover an authentic Belizean experience and take a journey off the beaten path. Explore unspoilt destinations within the country and create your Belizean story; a tailored and intimate one just a short flight away.