Belize is limited in sprawling beachfront properties with all-inclusive meals and drinks provided in rates. Instead, the island begs families to enjoy eco-tours and exploration in the jungle. The island”s resorts have created all-inclusive packages to entice families to their treetop cottages and jungle cabins, and many include meals and other activities. Here are our family- and editor-approved favorites.
Written by Lissa Poirot
Almond Beach Belize
With Almond Beach"s Family Adventure packages, families can enjoy an all-inclusive vacation that includes three adventure tours: zip-line and waterfall hikes, snorkeling on a barrier reef, and hiking in the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve. Families will also enjoy two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites with beachfront locations and ocean views.
One of the few large all-inclusive resorts located in Belize, Belizean Dreams offers family packages with diving adventures, Mayan jungle and beach adventures, or the absolutely nothing-but-relax concept. One- to three-bedroom suites and villas can sleep up to eight people, with gorgeous canopied beds, living spaces and views of the Caribbean.
duPlooys Jungle Lodge
Stretched across 100 acres of jungle, this nature lodge provides a plethora of outdoor adventures, from horseback riding to admission to the Belize Botanic Gardens. All-inclusive vacations for families provide full adventures, meals and accommodations in rooms, suites or the lodge"s Belize River House, which can sleep up to 14 for multi-generational getaways.
Howler Monkey Lodge
For a true jungle stay in the lush tropical rainforest of Belize, the Howler Monkey Lodge will leave the kids with a vacation they will never forget. The resort"s vacation packages include meals, transfers to and from the destinations, tour guides, entrance fees for the destinations, and equipment needed to tour the jungle attractions. Families have meals in a communal dining room, enjoy a swimming pool filled with river water, and sleep in cabins in the woods.
Lodge at Chaa Creek
The luxurious Lodge at Chaa Creek, located on a 365-acre nature preserve along a river, features 23 cottage rooms, as well as villas and treetop suites. All-inclusive family packages provide kid-friendly eco rainforest adventures for kids by age groups: 6 to 10 or 11 to 15, and include all meals, accommodations, guided activities and tours and airport transfers.
Mariposa Jungle Lodge
Enjoy all-inclusive packages at the boutique Mariposa Jungle Lodge and select from an introduction to Maya culture, jungle and beach adventures, Mayan archaeology and culture, and even an Indian Jones Adventure Package. The very small property only has six cabanas within the jungle, providing the best essence of an eco-adventure.
Pelican Beach Resort
With its small property in Dangrigia, this all-inclusive resort provides family accommodations, daily meals, and a simplistic getaway in the heart of Belize. Nestled on calm and shallow waters, guests stay in cottages for accommodations. And a bonus? Kids stay free at Pelican Beach Resorts.
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