Belize’s Best: Award-Winning Accommodations for Your Next Vacation

Welcome to the enchanting paradise of Belize, a travel destination that promises unforgettable experiences. This vibrant Central American gem has recently garnered attention for two remarkable resorts – Blancaneaux Lodge and Naia Resort & Spa. These award-winning accommodations in Belize, the epitome of luxury and eco-consciousness, have received prestigious accolades from The Belize Tourism Board, making them perfect for travelers seeking the best of both worlds.

Blancaneaux Lodge recently won the “Green Champion of the Year” award at the Belize National Tourism Awards 2023, a testament to their commitment to eco-conscious tourism.

Naia Resort & Spa, on the other hand, proudly holds the title “Hotel of the Year” from the Belize National Tourism Awards 2023. These prestigious accolades speak to the exceptional quality of these establishments.

Blancaneaux Lodge - Your Gateway to Green Charm

The Green Champion of the Year

In the early 1980s, renowned filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize and was immediately captivated by its allure. He purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge, a hidden gem in the heart of Belize. For over a decade, it remained a family retreat, but in 1993, Francis shared his tropical paradise with the world.

Today, Blancaneaux Lodge stands as a 20-room sanctuary of luxury, where nature’s waterfalls gently cascade into inviting turquoise pools amidst the lush jungle canopy. Tucked away within the pristine Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, it seamlessly blends elements of Guatemalan décor with an unwavering commitment to sustainability. This unique combination of natural beauty and environmental stewardship makes it a top choice for travelers who prioritize eco-conscious adventures.

This eco-haven not only boasts stunning natural beauty but also a plethora of activities to engage with nature and history. From the Waterfall Spa to guided mountain biking, you’ll find an array of experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in Belize’s breathtaking environment.

Guest testimonials and experiences speak volumes about why Blancaneaux Lodge has earned the Green Champion award. Their stories highlight the genuine connection between this eco-friendly oasis and its guests.

Blancaneaux Lodge is a shining example of Belize’s dedication to green tourism. It is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a harmonious blend of luxury and eco-consciousness.

Google Reviews

Very nice resort in the secluded mountains with a wonderful view and ambiance. Great service by a very friendly staff.

Orrin Castillo

Blancaneux was absolutely incredible! The entire staff contributed to make this remarkable place one of the most intimate experiences and best travel destinations. Every minute at Blancaneux felt relaxing. If you want to decompress and unplug in an unparalleled destination then Blancaneux is the spot. 10 out of 10! Thank you Blancaneux!!

David Waterman

Absolutely amazing place, the food the service the pool the grounds and everything in-between.

Anthony Patton

Simply WONDERFUL! Relaxing to the next level. We enjoyed a creek cottage. It was private and comfy. Birding, river tubing were fun and educational and the Organic Garden Tour and dinner was an absolute delight. The resort is eco friendly and they maintain it to perfection, the hard work, experience and knowledge of their staff shows in every detail.


The absolute perfect combination of rustic beauty and chic comfort. The only thing more amazing than the rooms were the people. They make your trip so special, they even had a giant several course BBQ brought to our lodge on the last night. The place is just amazing. Couldn’t recommend enough. It’s world famous for a good reason. If you are looking for a secluded place to the cayo this is the spot. Amazing.

Cuyler Brown

Naia Resort & Spa - The Ultimate Retreat for the Soul

The Jewel of the Year

Nestled in the heart of Belize, Naia Resort & Spa is the ultimate sanctuary for those seeking a retreat for the soul. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Naia offers a unique blend of luxury and tranquility.

Guests have been charmed by Naia’s luxurious offerings, and their reviews and memorable moments have earned it the prestigious title of the Jewel of the Year. These stories reflect the profound experiences that make Naia stand out.

One of Naia’s defining features is its world-class spa, where you can indulge in rejuvenating treatments while listening to the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Sea. It’s the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, letting the worries of the world melt away.

Google Reviews

Amazing hospitality with the friendliest staff. We enjoyed our stay at Naia while in Placencia. Food and cocktails are top notch. Their spa is a lovely oasis for pampering yourself with treatments and relaxing by the soaking pool. We loved our time in Belize.

Jenny Arcino

What a wonderful place to stay. Everyone is super friendly. The food is delicious and reasonable, they offer bikes to ride around the property, paddle boards and kayaks along with snorkeling gear, and all around amazing. The staff even went out of their way to make a birthday special. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

Jennifer Connell

Naia was more perfect than we could imagine. It was absolutely breathtaking. The staff was some of the most helpful we have experienced. There is only one suggestion. The massage rooms need music.

Stephanie Combs

Loved my stay here as always. My favorite place to visit when in Placencia. Beautiful beach, easy shuttle to Maya beach or the village.

David Leong

We stopped in to see the spa options and restaurant. Staff members in every location were friendly, kind and helpful. More importantly they were happy. This tells me that the environment is key to what they are selling and offering. Looking forward to experiencing spa treatments soon.

Jennifer De Toro

Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Your Dream Vacation Awaits

The beauty of Belize is that you can experience both Blancaneaux Lodge and Naia Resort & Spa. For travelers seeking the best of both worlds, it’s an ideal combination.

Imagine a vacation where you can start your day with a waterfall hike in Blancaneaux Lodge’s pristine surroundings and end it with a serene sunset at Naia Resort & Spa’s beach. The possibilities are endless, for a hassle-free experience to craft your dream itinerary, consider the expert planning services of Barefoot Services to create your perfect Belize adventure.

In Belize, you’ll find the best of accommodations and experiences, making your vacation unforgettable. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Belize, discover its rich history, and create cherished memories.

In summary, Blancaneaux Lodge and Naia Resort & Spa epitomize the perfect Belize experience for travelers. They offer a harmonious blend of luxury, eco-consciousness, and tranquility, creating an unforgettable vacation.

We invite you to embark on your Belize adventure with BHExperiences. Don’t miss out on any special offers or packages that can make your journey even more exceptional. The beauty of Belize awaits, and we’re here to help you make the most of it.

Experience the award-winning accommodations in Belize and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s time to embark on your Belizean adventure!

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