Belizean tourism partners seem to be at forefront of 2016 award season, as more chic resorts have received international top honors. This time its Matachica Resort and Turtle Inn who have been listed in the top five The Best Resort Hotels in Central America by Travel+Leisure.Matachica-Bikini
This honor is bestowed upon establishments based on the service, cuisine, location, the rooms and facilities, and overall value offered to guests. It’s the remarkable reviews from each and every guest that ultimately decides the honorees for this title.My Beautiful Belize - Matachica 2012
While both the first and second spots where secured by resorts in Costa Rica – Nayara Springs and Nayara Hotel, Spa, & Gardens were listed as first and second Best Resort Hotels in Central America, respectively – Belize did not fall behind as we captured the third and fifth spots. Hurray!My Beautiful Belize - Matachica 2012
In third place was our island’s very own Matachica Resort and Spa, nestled on the northern coast of Ambergris Caye. The ideal location for a romantic getaway, Matachica captivated its guests with its natural charm and close proximity to the world’s second longest Barrier Reef.

Isn't that pool at Turtle Inn just spectacular?

Isn’t that pool at Turtle Inn just spectacular?

Casa Palopó in Atitlán, Guatemala took the fourth place title, while Placencia’s Turtle Inn rounded off the list in fifth place!

Turtle Inn

Turtle Inn

With all these awards, no wonder Belize is among the top tourism destinations in this side of the world!
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Janelle loves traveling and experiencing new cultures both within and across the border of Belize. She particularly enjoys history and is an avid Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance reader. What she lacks in stature, Janelle has (and even surpasses) in spirit for adventure. She is willing to try pretty much anything, from daring jumps to new eats. She loves sharing her adventures with her daughter Inori, hoping to encourage her to lead an adventurous life and enjoy the beauty of the world around her. Janelle lives her life according to Mae West quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

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