An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Belize are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in San Ignacio and then beyond in Belize.
Belize was also praised for its continuing commitment to protecting wildlife. … The resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy in eco-tourism activities such as river cruises, trips to wildlife educational centers, and ancient Maya ruins located in the pristine Belizean rainforest.
Best Eco Tours in Belize
- Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio
- Full-Day Barton Creek Cave with Optional Zipline, Butterfly Farm Or Big Rock Falls
- Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins
- Private Belize Cave Tubing & Howler Monkey Sanctuary Combo Tour with Lunch
- Xunantunich Mayan Ruin from Belize City
1. Turtle Inn 4* – Eco Hotels Belize
Offering an outdoor pool and a spa, Turtle Inn is located on a private beach in Placencia, Belize. Each cottage and villa has a balcony with garden, pool or sea views.
All cottages and villas at the Turtle Inn feature elegant rustic-inspired décor, a seating area, a mini-fridge and a coffee machine. The private bathrooms come with a bath, shower and hairdryer.
At Turtle Inn you will find an à la carte restaurant, a communal lounge and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The tour desk can help arrange activities on site or in the surroundings, including diving, sailing and hiking.
Set in tropical grounds on a beach along the Caribbean Sea, this luxury resort owned by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is 1 km from Placencia Municipal Airstrip.
Colonial-style, thatched-roof cottages have free Wi-Fi, plus patios, ceiling fans and private gardens. Some add outdoor showers and/or seafront settings. Upgraded accommodations include private pools, kitchens, butler service and/or 2 bedrooms. Cottages on a private island are also available.
Breakfast is free. There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars (some beachfront). Other amenities include 2 infinity pools, an outdoor spa and a dive school, plus wine tasting and boat rentals.
How much does a room costs at Turtle Inn?
Prices start 393$/night for Poolside Cottage with Garden View. The Villa – Beach Front
is 987$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Nestled in our lush gardens, a few paces from the Caribbean Sea, each Poolside Garden View Cottage has a private screened porch, spacious bathroom with a Japanese bath, and a private walled garden with outdoor shower.
Where to book online– Turtle Inn – Eco Hotels Belize – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Belize during International Costa Maya Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belize on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. The Lodge at ChaaCreek 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Belize
This family-run lodge offers a health spa, an eco-friendly swimming pool and unique accommodation with private verandas and jungle views. It is set next to the Macal River, in a private rainforest reserve.
Each palm-thatched cottage at The Lodge at ChaaCreek offers elegant décor, with handmade furniture and local artwork. All cottages have free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.
The rainforest reserve includes a butterfly farm and a series of walking and horse riding trails. You can enjoy guided tours or canoeing trips and spot wild parrots and hummingbirds.
Set on a 33-acre organic farm surrounded by jungle, this secluded resort is a 4-minute walk from Macal River.
The elegant suites, villas and cottages feature mahogany furnishings. Most have verandas and Jacuzzis, and some suites are set in treehouses. Quarters with 4-poster beds are available.
Parking and breakfast are complimentary. Other amenities include an infinity pool and an upmarket restaurant. Horseback riding and jungle excursions are offered, and massages are available in the spa.
How much does a room costs at The Lodge at ChaaCreek?
Prices start 494$/night for Deluxe Cottage.
This elegant palm-thatched cottage has a private veranda with stunning rainforest views. Decorated with handmade furniture and local artwork, it features free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.
Where to book online – The Lodge at ChaaCreek – Eco Friendly Hotels Belize – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Belize during International Costa Maya Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belize on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.comand see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Xanadu Island Resort 3* – Eco Beach Hotels Belize
With excellent views of Belize’s Caribbean Coast, the Xanadu Island Resort is located only 1.5 km from the San Pedro town centre and offers free Wi-Fi and a private pool.
The resort’s 2- and 3-bedroom suites feature full kitchens, en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, TV’s, wardrobes and tiled floors. Each suite has a private terrace with a table, chairs and hammock and overlooks the pool and garden.
The resort offers free Wi-Fi, a private heated swimming pool, free bike and kayak rentals and a tour desk where guests can book trips to the reef to dive, fish, or to arrange trips to the mainland to enjoy jungle and/or Mayan ruins’ tours.
On a Caribbean Sea beach facing the Belize Barrier Reef, this serene, eco-chic resort amid palm trees is 2 km from John Greif II Airport.
Featuring verandas with hammocks, the airy studios provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus kitchens, sofas and dining tables. The 1- to 3-bedroom suites have separate living rooms; some offer loft bedrooms, whirlpool tubs and/or sea views. Kids age 12 and under (2 per room) stay at no charge with an adult.
Freebies include loaner bikes, kayaks and paddleboards. A laid-back bar has a snack menu. There’s an outdoor beachfront pool surrounded by sunloungers. Coin-operated laundry facilities are offered.
FREE bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling equipment…a heated pool…nature walk and bird observatory, gorgeous views everywhere you turn. Traffic is limited to the bikes and golf carts, a few taxi vans for moving tourists and luggage around, but the island pace is slow (and bumpy:-) Rush hour at dinner time was three carts and two bikes heading into town. The fact it is an eco-resort is a bonus. Check out the back story of the owners’ journey and the building of the domes. Fascinating.
We definitely fell in love with San Pedro and Xanadu.
How much does a room costs at Xanadu Island Resort?
Prices start 315$/night for Two-Bedroom Suite.
This 2-bedroom suite includes 1 king-size bed and 1 queen bed, a TV, a wardrobe and tile floors. It also includes air conditioning, views of the pool and garden, a seating area, a table with chairs, a full kitchen and a terrace.
Where to book online – Xanadu Island Resort – Eco Beach Hotels Belize – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Belize during International Costa Maya Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belize on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Gaia Riverlodge 3* – Eco Hotels Belize
Situated in San Ignacio, 10 km from Barton Creek Cave, Gaia Riverlodge features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. 15 km from Cahal Pech, the resort provides a garden and water sports facilities. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi.
The rooms at the resort are fitted with a seating area. At Gaia Riverlodge rooms include a desk and a private bathroom.
Set next to a river and waterfalls in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, this secluded woodsy-chic lodge is 22 km from Rio Frio Cave.
Rustic rooms and cabanas with wood floors and furniture offer views of the waterfalls, the gardens or the mountains. Cabanas are screened and have thatched roofs, and some are set beside the river. There’s also a riverside villa with a kitchenette, a living room and a screened porch with hammocks. There are no TVs, phones or Internet-access.
Amenities include a restaurant/bar with outdoor seating on a veranda overlooking the waterfalls. There’s also access to tranquil pools in the river for swimming.
views of our waterfalls or Mountain Range, amazingly comfortable beds, Frette and Matouk linens and towels and bathrooms with hand painted Mexican tiles. Among our amenities are our natural fresh water pools, waterfalls, authentic Belizean cuisine, nature trails, day tours to the many Maya archaeological sites and adventure trips.
This pine ridge mountain top eco resort in Belize’ Cayo district is outstanding… from friendly, helpful staff to accomodations.
Located above the awesome 5 Sisters waterfalls, the grounds are immaculately kept. We took a tour of the organic gardens that supply the kitchen. From spinach to cucumbers to zucchini and tomatoes, rows and rows of fresh veggies.
The sustainable management plan was well thought through and chimed well with the lodge’s overall vibe. One observation, is that a lot of Belizeans are reliant on seasonal/tourist work and wouldn’t it be great for hotels like this – with solid eco credentials and working perfectly with their natural surroundings – to go that bit further and help facilitate stable incomes by encouraging or supporting more local fair trade organic suppliers, specifically with the soaps and shampoos provided to guests.
Instead of made in China/imported from Canada, it would be incredibly impressive to kickstart a local toiletries business along these lines. But that’s an aside…Gaia Riverlodge has taken the best of its breathtaking surroundings and created a perfect eco-luxe mountain hideaway.
It is a lovely boutique eco lodge set in the Mountain Pine Forest. So many “Wow” moments! The view from our two story cabana suite was amazing. The large windows have only screens so the sounds of the waterfall and breeze blowing in were fantastic. Waking up in our room each day was sheer bliss. This is truly the type of resort you see on the Travel Channel. The grounds are maintained superbly. The private beach area by the waterfall is so unique and relaxing; and because this is a smaller resort, it never felt crowded.
The rooms in Gaia are all very clean, unfortunately there is no air conditioning but they do provide you with extra fans if the night gets hot. They also don’t have TVs in the rooms but with all the fun things there is to do, we hardly noticed. There is another waterfall which you can cycle 20 minutes (although uphill) to get to. The hotel provides you with free bikes to do this.
There wasn’t any wifi in our garden villa but there was excellent working wifi in their main restaurant and reception.
Gaia also provides very reasonably priced tours, we went on a private Caracol tour with their guides Darryl and Calbert who were both such excellent and well informed guides. They also provided the most filling and delicious lunch on this tour.
Gaia also arranged for us to go on the ATM cave tour which was fantastic.
Gaia does amazing continental breakfasts with good portions, their yoghurt is particularly good. We also had our dinners at Gaia most nights and their food, especially the snapper and spicy prawns were amazing.
In summary, Belize was amazing and Gaia itself was such a memorable experience. Their staff are genuine, friendly and so helpful. I could not recommend it more.
How much does a room costs at Gaia Riverlodge?
Where to book online – Gaia Riverlodge – Eco Hotels Belize – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Belize during International Costa Maya Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belize on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge 3* – Eco Hotels Belize
Amid the forests of the Blue Hole National Park, this property offers free Wi-Fi access, private parking and free bike rentals to sightsee the area. A tour desk is also available on site.
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge’s accommodations are air conditioned, offer wardrobes and private bathrooms with showers. The chalet also has a dining area and a terrace.
The Creek Side Lounge serves early morning coffee services, late dining courses and all food is home-cooked. It is located in the third floor of the establishment.
This refined, rustic lodge within a mountainous rainforest along the Sibun River is 11 km from St. Herman’s Cave.
Featuring balconies or terraces, the woodsy-chic rooms offer tea and coffee makers, mini fridges and safes. Many come with mountain and/or river views. Suites adds private outdoor plunge pools. A 2-bedroom house has a kitchen and a hot tub. There are no TVs.
There’s a sophisticated restaurant and a cafe/bar, as well as a gazebo and spa treatments (fee). Activities such as kayaking, birdwatching and tours of Mayan ruins are available.
A Pristine Paradise in the Mayan Heartland. From the moment you step out of our vans or check in at the front desk, you are guided seamlessly through the full jungle lodge experience. From beautiful accommodations to meals, entertainment, cultural immersion, guided tours and more, there is no lovelier way to relax and escape from the modern world. Our award-winning resort features 31 spacious rooms, complete with handcrafted wooden furnishings, comforting earthy colors and sophisticated contemporary touches.
Decked out with espresso machines and soaking pools, air conditioning and an unplugged environment, it’s impossible to find a more refined or relaxing atmosphere. Offering amenities such as in-room massages and riverside dinners to sprawling citrus orchards and our mountain gazebo, we treat you to an immersive and soul-satisfying experience that leaves you refreshed, revitalized and ready to face your next adventure.
The food, rooms, and property were exceptional as well. There is also so much to do as well on the resort. You can hike, paddleboard, bike, and swim. The resort even grows its own food on the property, and they will even let you pick your own fruit to eat while you are there.
Besides the fantastic room we stayed in and the amazing food we ate, I would have to say that my review all comes down to the customer service provided at Sleeping Giant. Doris and Alex at the front desk were absolutely amazing and helped us with any requests that we had. Gustavo and Richard at the restaurant provided some of the best dining experiences we have ever had, and we have dined all over the world, so that’s saying something. I can’t say enough about the service at this amazing eco-resort.
– we stayed in the newly built Riverview Suites
– stunning modern design
– private patio/balcony for morning yoga, morning coffee and a private plunge pool to cool off
– in-room large water jug instead of water bottles to be eco-friendly
– large spacious bathroom with an additional private patio and outdoor shower!
– we also took a tour of the mountain view suites: these rooms are also spacious with epic views of the jungle and private plunge pool. Keep in mind there are some stairs to get to these rooms so we would recommend the Riverview suites if you are traveling with someone who might have a difficult time with stairs.
– Where do we even begin? Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge is set in the Belize jungle and farmland. The onsite activities are endless, but here are a few we tried:
– paddleboard or kayak along the Belmopan River
– take the mountain bikes through the nearby orchards. You will likely see horses. If you’re lucky you will see the white horse with blue eyes (or unicorn as we call it)
– You must do the gazebo hike (we did it 3 times – it doesn’t take longer than an hour). Tip: go about an hour before sunset to get incredible sunset views and bring a flashlight when you walk back at dusk.
– go for a swim in the stunning pool! Sip on a coconut or cocktail and read a book or meet new friends.
– There are ducks who live onsite and literally they would make my day when I would see them pass by in the mornings along the walking path and see them bathing in the creek.
– We never left the grounds because there was so much to do onsite.
– If we ever went back we would 100% do the ziplining tour. We met a zipline consultant staying at Sleeping Giant and he showed us the views from the zipline – they are epic.
– Sleeping Giant has tours organized every day of the week – they’re listed on a chalkboard in reception.
– We were very impressed with the food at Sleeping Giant Rainforest lodge. Great taste, great presentation, and great atmosphere.
– farm-to-table experience as the restaurant uses from herbs, fruit, veg, and meat from their onsite and nearby gardens/farms. They had lots of vegetarian options too which we loved.
– we loved that they served drinks with bamboo straws instead of plastic straws! Kudos for trying to be eco-friendly!
– Kudos to everyone at Sleeping Giant for the top notch service.
– A special shoutout to those working in the reception area who were so accommodating and quick to respond to our many requests.
– Kudos to the maids who always left our room sparkling clean.
– Kudos to those who make the grounds/gardens look so magical and beautiful.
– Kudos to the kitchen and drink staff for great food and great service in the restaurant and at the pool.
Sleeping Giant ( eco-friendly Jungle Lodge ) is such a blissful retreat. The well trained Staff provides very personal attention to all needs. You will feel pampered while having scenic vistas surrounded by awe-inspiring tropical gardens. The Restaurant provided us with authentic cuisine – fresh and local! I would recommend the all-inclusive package offering meals, drinks and choice of excursions. There is an array of things to see and do for families. The pool is a work of art and you can easily kayak on the River located down the pathway from the property.
How much does a room costs at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge?
This suite has a balcony, private entrance and minibar.
Where to book online – Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge – Eco Hotels Belize – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Belize during International Costa Maya Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Belize on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.