Wondering where the most Instagram-able places in Belize are? With more than its share of beaches, world-class seascapes, Maya temple sites and amazing wildlife–it’s no wonder you’re having a tough time figuring it out. Since there’s no shortage of places to see, explore and photograph we created our own list to guarantee you get the most amazing photos for your feed. To do that, we shifted through some of Belize’s top resorts with the best views and proximity to iconic local landmarks to determine where to go to get the perfect Instagram photos during your trip.
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge @sleeping.giant.lodge
Tucked deep within the rolling hills of the Maya Mountains, and surrounded by 10,000 acres of thick, and verdant forest preserve lies Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. This prize-winning resort features lavishly appointed accommodations with clear, open views and access to the tropical countryside. While that alone might be enough to dazzle your feed, on the grounds itself sits a Mountain Top Gazebo. From its peak, a broad citrus farm within the Sibun Forest Reserve can be seen. This picturesque valley and citrus grove and the creek running within is the perfect spot for capturing a variety of birds, animals, as well as staging your next Instrammable moment. While the farm on its own has over 10 miles of roadways and paths to explore, the rest of the grounds offer additional opportunities for Insta-worthy shots. Got a Go-Pro? Then try zip lining above the forest canopy for a unique birds-eye view of the jungle along with a gush of adrenaline. Add a rappelling adventure off a limestone cliff for another ‘wow’ moment.
Copal Tree Lodge @copaltreelodge
Copal Tree Lodge, a Muy’Ono Resorts partner, currently holds the number one spot on Trip Advisor’s list of accommodations in Punta Gorda–Belize’s southern-most township. Also recognized by National Geographic’s as one of the most Unique Lodges of the World, theirs is an experience designed to offer a fully immersive experience into the multilayered cultures and flavours that are the hallmark of Belize. That aside, it’s fairly easy to see why Copal Tree Lodge would be a hit among Instagrammers; from its pristine jungle setting, sustainable food production and exotic scenery and exploits ensure you get the most engaging posts for your feed. Are you a food vlogger? Say no more. The Lodge grounds are also host to a 3,000-acre sustainable farm, the first in the country, that provides hands-on demonstrations of organic farming practices as well as an introduction to indigenous plants and heirloom crops. Located in the chocolate capital of the country, Copal Tree Lodge offers social media mavens a chance to see and photograph the spectacularly rich and colourful people, food, and landscapes of Belize.
Ray Caye Island Resort @raycayebelize
Head for the coast, grab a cocktail at the dock and take the next boat out to sea. Located 18 miles off the coast of Belize this private island getaway is camera-ready from any angle. Surrounded by uncommonly clear, crystal blue waters, this exclusive island resort is chock-full of scenic beauty. If you really want to wow your followers, take a dip below the waves. Mere miles from the Resort lies the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most incredibly diverse marine ecosystems. Modern resort villas and cottages sit facing the sea and reef and are shielded by tropical palms and foliage making for a serene and private respite. Ray Caye is in short, an Instagrammer’s ideal destination. Jaw-dropping scenery, world-class diving and fishing adventures, and exclusive access to private beachfront with spectacular seafront views – what more could you ask for?