Luxury Family Vacation to Belize
From forest adventures to tropical beaches, this family vacation takes in the very best of Belize
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Private tours
- Private transfers
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Bring your family to beautiful Belize for a week of tropical fun, superior service and complete travelling ease.
Kickstart your luxury trip with exotic adventures in the protected nature area of Mountain Pine Ridge. Explore ancient Maya ruins, zip line through forests and tube and canoe through caves.
After three days of activity, it’s time to relax into the laid-back Caribbean beach life of Placencia. Here on the southern, sun-drenched shores we’ll ensure everyone is entertained, keeping you as busy as you like.
While long, sleepy beaches offer the perfect place to sink into sand, a dazzling array of corals, cayes and underwater life promise world-class diving and snorkelling. The perfect way to round off a stunning family vacation.
Example Trip Itinerary
Mountain Pine Ridge
Private transfer from Belize airport to your hotel in Mountain Pine Ridge
Accommodation in Mountain Pine Ridge
- 20 rooms
- 2 restaurants
This is a wonderful luxury mountain lodge set overlooking a small river and waterfall and close to the Caracol Mayan site. This is one of two properties in Belize owned by Francis Ford Coppola and was used as his private family retreat until it was opened to the public in the 90s. The decoration and construction of the lodge has a distinctly Balinese feel with ornately carved hardwood furnishings throughout. Accommodation is all in spacious private cabanas or larger two bedroom villas. The deluxe honeymoon cabanas come equipped with their own private infinity pool. The lodge has two restaurants (Italian and Guatemalan), a spa, swimming pool and stables. As one would expect service is excellent and the lodge is very well run.
- 12 private cottages
- Swimming Pool
- 9,000 acres private reserve
Set within a 7,200-acre private reserve, Hidden Valley Inn is a unique place within Belize and offers a very different experience from other lodges in the country. The focus here is on making the very most of the grounds and there is a fantastic trail system with over 90 miles to explore hiking or mountain biking. Guests are able to trek these independently, taking a two-way radio to keep in contact and, considering there are just twelve rooms here, it is likely that you will almost never see others whilst you are exploring the grounds. Trails lead through both pine and broad-leaf forest allowing great wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. There are also several secluded waterfalls within the forest for relaxing at (the honeymoon waterfall can be booked to allow total privacy and can be laid out with a special picnic). The cottages are semi-detached and are furnished in an understated way with natural hard woods stone floors. The main communal area has a pleasant bar and restaurant and there is an outdoor pool and heated jacuzzi. Service is excellent and the trails are very well maintained and posted. Hosts Flavian and Beverly lend a personal touch to the experience and make sure that all guests make the most of their stay.
- Ranges of villas, cottages and suites
- Infinity Pool
- Full Spa
- Butterfly House
Started more than twenty years ago, Chaa Creek has grown organically to be one of the very best eco-lodges in Belize with a real sense of place, character and history. The lodge is set in a 400-acre private nature reserve on the banks of the Macal River. There are a wide range of accommodation options ranging from garden suites to cottages and fabulous modern villas, all are ample in size and luxuriously appointed. The lodgings are arranged around beautiful lush gardens dotted with royal palms and brimming with exotic birdlife. At the centre is a large infinity pool, bar and restaurant. There is also a large spa area atop the hill with an extensive range of treatments on offer. The lodge is well-positioned to explore the attractions of the surrounding area from Mayan ruins to Cave systems. Service is friendly, knowledgeable and very professional.
- Accomodation in spacious rooms or casitas
- Wine Cellar
- Organic Garden
- Infinity Pool
This boutique resort is for those seeking a more polished hotel-style experience in the Cayo district. Located just a short drive to San Ignacio. All rooms are very comfortable and equipped with all the modern luxuries one would expect from a hotel such as air-conditioning, flat screen televisions and iPod docks. Accommodation is in large rooms or private casitas. The hotel has a pleasant outdoor pool, spa, bar, and a good restaurant. Service is excellent, very attentive and helpful.
A true adventure destination hidden away in this Caribbean pine and broad leaf forest region of Belize, spend your days exploring the flora and creatures who call Mountain Pine Ridge home. Daily activities will depend on your chosen lodgings, but most include hiking trails, trekking, mountain biking, bird watching tours and visiting Mayan sites.
You will head to the Mopan river where the vehicle will transfer onto a hand cranked ferry to travel across the river as there is no bridge. A short drive will bring you to the Xunantunich Maya archaeology site. Here you will receive an informative guided tour of this fascinating site and enjoy amazing vistas of the surrounding rainforest landscape from atop the main temple.
Following a tour of the site, you will be driven into the rainforest to feast on a lunch at one of the gorgeous lodges, before beginning a guided canoe adventure over the Macal river. The banks of the Macal River are home to several species of tropical birds plus giant green iguanas. At the end you will be picked up near the historic Hawkesworth Bridge and transferred back to your hotel.
Head up into the jungle canopy to zip on steel wires between tree platforms high above the ground for a unique perspective of this pristine ecosystem.
Strap on a headlamp, hop in an inner tube, and float down Belize's Caves Branch River as it winds through a series of spectacular caves, swirling around stalagmites jutting from the river and stalactites looming from above. The caves were sacred to the Maya and much evidence of their activity remains here such 1,000-year-old pottery shards, statues of fertility gods and Mayan footprints.
Private transfer to your hotel in Placencia
Accommodation in Placencia
- 19 villas and 1 honeymoon suite
- Two beachfront infinity pools
- 400ft of premier beach with cushioned loungers
- Kaleidoscope seaview bar and lounge
- Café Mar beach-side restaurant with tropical outdoor seafront dining
- Tropical gardens with picnic area
- Gift shop
- Nightly complimentary van shuttle service to and from Placencia Village
Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”, Chabil Mar occupies a prime location on 400 feet of Caribbean beach front, just a 15 minute stroll along the beach or 5 minute bicycle ride from Placencia Village. As the closest, full service resort to the village and only guest exclusive resort in Placencia, it offers guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in wonderful Belizean culture. This boutique hotel is composed of just 19 individually designed villas and 1 honeymoon suite which all face directly onto the Caribbean Sea and come individually decorated and designed to compliment the incredible natural setting that surrounds it. Rooms are adorned with luxury 400 thread count linens, heavyweight bath and pool towels and Turkish robes. Two beachfront infinity pools are yours to enjoy should you like a change of scene from the hotel’s fine stretch of premier beach, and there are also two restaurants and a bar for you to while away pleasant evening in.
- 25 rooms
- Two swimming pools
- Three restaurants
- Dive shop
Francis Ford Coppola’s second property in Belize, this is a charming beach-front resort. Set right on the beach the property has a Balinese theme with ornately carved hardwoods and native pieces imported from Asia. All rooms are in private casitas or larger two bedroom villas all with indoor and outdoor showers. Service at the resort is relaxed and friendly and services include two pools, a dive shop and three restaurants.
Settled on the southern coast of Belize, relax and enjoy your days here in this Caribbean-style beach town of Placencia with numerous activities on offer such as snorkelling, diving and boat trips.
Take a boat out to one of the area's best snorkelling spots to view the coral gardens and witness the myriad of rainbow colours found on the world's second largest reef. Often shallow and protected by the barrier reef from ocean swells, there are sites perfect for all levels of snorkellers with excellent visibility. Gently swim along with the trumpet fish, angelfish, damselfish, rays and beautiful parrotfish, and past Giant Brain Coral formations that create miniature under sea habitats and islands for spiny lobster, yellow tail, and sting rays. A private BBQ lunch is included.
Southern Belize offers a variety of reef and off-shore fishing experiences, including catch and release. Lagoons and the flats make it a premier destination for experienced and beginning anglers. Whether it's fly-fishing, spin cast, trolling or deep sea, these waters have the catch you are looking for. The great abundance endures all year and Palcencia can proudly call itself a fishermen’s paradise. Experienced local fishing guides will take you on a fun-filled experience into the waters where they work.
Transfer to Placencia airstrip
Flight from Placencia to Belize airport
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We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.