Here are our picks for Belize’s best accommodations and dining establishments, in several categories. They are listed alphabetically, not necessarily in order of excellence. Remember, your mileage may vary. For reviews and contact information, see Fodor’s Belize by Lan Sluder or Belize’s Best Hotels and Restaurants by Lan Sluder.

Belize’s Very Best Jungle Lodges
Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge
Chan Chich Lodge, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Cayo

Belize’s Other Notable Jungle Lodges
Black Rock Lodge, Cayo
Caves Branch Adventure Co. & Jungle Lodge, Belmopan
Cotton Tree Lodge, Punta Gorda
duPlooy's Lodge, Cayo
Five Sisters Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge
Hidden Valley Inn, Mountain Pine Ridge
Inn the Bush, Cayo
Lamanai Outpost Lodge, Indian Church/Lamanai
Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge, Toledo
Mariposa Jungle Lodge, Cayo
Mystic River Resort, Cayo
Pook’s Hill Lodge, Belmopan
Table Rock Lodge, Cayo
The Lodge at Big Falls, Toledo

Belize’s Best Lodges for Not Much Money
Clarissa Falls, Cayo
Cohune Palms, Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo
Crystal Paradise, Cayo
Macal River Jungle Camp at Chaa Creek, Cayo
Parrot Nest, Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo
Sun Creek Lodge, Toledo

Belize’s Best Deluxe Beach Resorts
Azul Resort, North Ambergris Caye
Cayo Espanto, off Ambergris Caye
Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia
Coco Beach, Ambergris Caye
Grand Caribe, Ambergris Caye
Hamanasi, Hopkins
Inn at Robert’s Grove, Placencia
Mata Chica, North Ambergris Caye
Pelican Reef Resort, Ambergris Caye
The Phoenix, Ambergris Caye
Turtle Inn, Placencia
Turneffe Island Lodge, Turneffe Atoll
Victoria House, Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Best Barefoot Beach Hotels
Barnacle Bill’s, Maya Beach (Placencia)
Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins
Cerros Sands Resort, Cerros
Maya Beach Hotel, Maya Beach (Placencia)
Pelican’s Pouch (Pelican Beach), South Water Caye

Belize’s Best Value-Priced Beach Resorts
Banana Beach, San Pedro
Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins
Cerros Bay Resort, Cerros
Cocotal Inn & Cabañas, North Ambergris Caye
Corona del Mar, San Pedro
Corozal Bay Resort, Corozal Town
Hopkins Inn, Hopkins
Jungle Jeanie’s/Jungle by the Sea, Hopkins
Mata Rocks, Ambergris Caye
Maya Beach Hotel, Maya Beach (Placencia)
The Tides, Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Holiday Hotel, San Pedro
Seaside Cabañas, Caye Caulker

Belize’s Most Romantic Hotels
Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge
Mata Chica, North Ambergris Caye
Maruba Spa, Belize District
Turtle Inn, Placencia
Victoria House, San Pedro

Belize’s Best All-Inclusives
Coco Plum Island Resort, Coco Plum Caye
Kanantik, Hopkins
Mopan River Resort, Benque Viejo del Carmen

Belize’s Best Condotels
Belizean Dreams, Hopkins
CayeReef Condos, Caye Caulker
Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia
Coco Beach, North Ambergris Caye
Grand Caribe, North Ambergris Caye
Grand Colony, San Pedro
Laru Beya, Seine Bight (Placencia)
Pelican Reef Resort, San Pedro
The Palms, San Pedro
The Phoenix, San Pedro
Xanadu, San Pedro

Belize’s Best Most-for-Your-Money Hotels
All Seasons Guest House, Hopkins
Blue Belize Guest House, Punta Gorda
Candelie’s Cabañas, Sarteneja
Casa Blanca Guest House, San Ignacio
Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel, Caye Caulker
Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda
Hopkins Inn, Hopkins
Hotel de la Fuente, Orange Walk Town
Lydia’s Guest House, Placencia
Maxhapan Cabañas, Caye Caulker
Martha’s Guest House, San Ignacio
Moonracer Farm, Cayo
Pedro’s Backpacker Inn, San Pedro
Rubie’s, San Pedro
SeaBreeze Hotel, Corozal
Tipple Tree Beya, Hopkins
Tree Tops, Caye Caulker
The Trek Stop, Cayo

Belize’s Best Small Inns
Almond Tree Hotel Resort, Corozal Town
Coral House Inn, Punta Gorda
Great House, Belize City
Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda
Hopkins Inn, Hopkins
Seaside Cabanas, Caye Caulker
Serenity Sands B&B, Consejo, Corozal
Tree Tops, Caye Caulker

Belize’s Best “City” Hotels
Radisson Fort George, Belize City
San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio, Cayo

Belize’s Most Deluxe Inland Accommodations
Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge
Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa, Cayo
Mahogany Hall, Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Cayo

Belize’s Best B&Bs
Changes in Latitudes, Ambergris Caye
D’Nest Inn, Belize City
Lazy Iguana B&B, Caye Caulker
Serenity Sands B&B, Consejo, Corozal
Sirmoor Hill Farm B&B, Punta Gorda
Villa Boscardi, Belize City

Belize’s Best Fishing Lodges
El Pescador, North Ambergris Caye
Turneffe Flats, Turneffe Atoll

Belize’s Best Restaurants
Bistro at Maya Beach Hotel, Maya Beach (Placencia)
Chef Rob’s, Hopkins
Rojo Lounge, North Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Other Notable Restaurants
Aji, North Ambergris Caye
Barracuda Bar & Grill, Beaches and Dreams, Hopkins
Blue Water Grill, Ambergris Caye
Capricorn, North Ambergris Caye
Chon Saan Palace, Belize City
Cerros Beach Resort, Cerros, Corozal
Corkers, Belmopan
Habaneros, Caye Caulker
Hidden Treasure, San Pedro
Ko Ox Han-Nah, San Ignacio
La Ceiba, Ka’ana Boutique Resort, Cayo
La Dolce Vita, Placencia
Lazy Croc, North Ambergris Caye
Mambo, Mata Chica, North Ambergris Caye
Mango’s, Maya Beach (Placencia)
Montagna Ristorante, Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge
Nahil Mayab, Orange Walk Town
Palmilla, Victoria House, San Pedro
Patty’s Bistro, Corozal Town
Red Ginger, Ambergris Caye
Rendezvous, North Ambergris Caye
Riverside Tavern, Belize City
Rose’s, Caye Caulker
Rumfish y Vino, Placencia
Running W Steak House, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Cayo
Secret Garden, Placencia
Y Not Grill, Tony’s Inn, Corozal Town
Tutti Fruiti, Placencia (gelato)
Wild Mangos, Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Most Romantic Restaurants
Capricorn, North Ambergris Caye
La Ceiba, Ka’ana Boutique Resort, Cayo
Mambo, North Ambergris Caye
Rojo Lounge, North Ambergris Caye
Rendezvous, North Ambergris Caye

Belize’s Best Bars and Most Atmospheric Watering Holes
Barefoot Bar, Placencia
BC’s, San Pedro
Baymen’s Tavern, Radisson Fort George, Belize City
Big Daddy’s, San Pedro
Fido’s, San Pedro
I&I Reggae Bar, Caye Caulker
Jaguar Bar, Blancaneaux Lodge
King Kassava, Hopkins
Lazy Lizard, Caye Caulker
Palapa Bar, North Ambergris Caye
Riverside Tavern, Belize City
Rojo Lounge, North Ambergris Caye
Tackle Box, San Pedro
Tipsy Tuna, Placencia
Verandah Bar, The Lodge at Chaa Creek
Yoli’s, Placencia