In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the hideaway was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993.
El Secreto Hotel Ambergris Caye
El Secreto Hotel is a charming 5-star venue with 13 rooms to stay in. Operating in Ambergris Caye since 2012, this property features an Egyptian architecture and modern comforts. This venue provides a safety deposit box, a lift and a gift store and rooms include a comfortable decor.
Belizean Dreams Resort
Belizean Dreams is an intimate, locally owned and managed all inclusive resort nestled on the coast of Hopkins Village, in southern Belize. Accommodations and packages are tailored to providing vacations to discerning travelers who crave relaxation, romance and adventure.
Las Terrazas Resort
Situated right on the white sandy beach, Las Terrazas is a resort in the proper sense of the word — there’s a huge infinity pool, a fine-dining restaurant, a spa and wellness center, the works. That’s why it’s surprising to realize that there are only 37 guestrooms.
The hotelier Francis Ford Coppola is generally better known for his films, and for a thriving sideline in Northern California wines. But his foray into the hospitality sector in his beloved Belize can be counted as one of his hits.
Copal Tree Lodge
Set on a 3,000-acre sustainable farm, surrounded by a 15,000-acre rainforest preserve, and comprised of twelve privately sited, low-impact, high-pleasure suites, Copal Tree Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resort is, quite simply, one of the leading eco-hotels on the planet.
The Ellysian Boutique Hotel
On the very edge of Belize’s Placencia Peninsula, in the heart of Placencia village rests a new luxury beachfront paradise known as The Ellysian Boutique Hotel. With picturesque beachfront ocean views and its back patios perch in Placencia Village, its serene charm offers the splendor of a modern stay with easy access to the local village life.
Naia Resort and Spa
Nestled within a private 200-acre reserve on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia Resort and Spa is an intimate, natural playground where guests can enjoy an authentic Belize experience on land and at sea.
Matachica Resort & Spa
One quick transfer—which they will arrange for you—takes you from city to sea, where their warm staff looks forward to helping you create amazing experiences during your stay and memories that last a lifetime.