Belize is ready to ring in 2021 with an array of new openings and with visitors’ health and safety at the core, through the Tourism Gold Standard Certification program.

Properties are slated to open in the new year that offer pristine accommodations for visitors’ long-term investments, such as Palm Reef Resort and Grand Baymen Gardens. In 2021, Belize will have much to offer visitors, including an extensive list of Tourism Gold Standard certified industry partners, ample opportunities to purchase property to make Belize a second home, and elevated amenity and tour offerings at existing properties. This destination has put downtime to good use and continues to deliver unspoiled natural splendour paired with comfortable and safe tours and accommodations.

The Tourism Gold Standard Certification is a nine-point program set in place to ensure that hotels, restaurants, tour operators and relevant tourism businesses meet an enhanced level of health and safety standards to put travellers at ease while exploring the curiosities of Belize.

Below is a sampling of new properties, packages, and milestone anniversaries that Canadians can anticipate for next year. For more information on entry requirements, travel protocols, and what’s new for Belize, visit: More on the Tourism Gold Standard Certification program, here:


Alaia Resort (San Pedro)

Autograph Collection Alaia Resort will be the first Marriott-branded property in Belize and will operate as the first true four-diamond beachfront resort on Ambergris Caye. The boutique hotel features 35 hotel units, 56 two-bedroom units and 8 oceanfront villas. A spa and fitness centre, pool, rooftop pool, multiple eateries, wedding venue and beach club will also be included within the site. More on this resort, here.

Caribbean Beach Cabanas (Placencia)

La Cantina is the brand-new onsite bar and restaurant that was established this year for property guests, to deliver a fulsome experience without having to leave the property. The new restaurant offers touchless delivery and seamless dining. More on this recent development, here.

Grand Baymen Gardens (San Pedro)

Slated to rebranded in the coming months, the Grand Baymen Gardens is expected to be an exceptional addition to the Best Western Resorts in Belize. Located in the magnificent Ambergris Caye with world class diving, snorkeling and relaxation at their fingertips, travellers can choose to rent or purchase their own slice of heaven. Condo investments are available in one- or two-bedroom residences, situated within walking distance to San Pedro Town. Alternatively, guests can choose from a selection of suites, tours, and packages to curate their ideal vacation. Learn more about this property, here.

Margaritaville Beach Resort Belize (San Pedro)

On track to open in mid-2021, the unique Margaritaville Beach Resort Belize property offers ownership options as well as vacation stays. Owning a condominium within the resort is turn-key and fully managed to ensure that owners enjoy their time in Belize and earn passive income while away. As an investment, owners can enjoy ownership in a country that is experiencing some of the highest growth in the Caribbean and a lush property that is committed to sustainability by reclaiming water from the ocean, maintaining an herb garden for growing food for guests and owners, and constantly searching for even more ways to minimize its footprint on the planet. More on the property, here.

Premier Treehouses at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge (Placencia)

The property’s brand-new Premier Treehouses are designed to ensure privacy and comfort. Stunning treetop jungle views and amenities, including a suspended outdoor bed, bathtub and shower allow guests to truly reconnect through nature. Guests can also rest comfortably in the treehouse’s interior king bed, air conditioning and private indoor bathroom. Learn more about the Premier Treehouses, here.


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