Use this romantic guide to help you decide how to spend your time in Belize as a couple.
ROMANTIC GUIDE TO BELIZE
As you envision your Belize romantic getaway and all that it will encompass, let us help you. Thanks to our romance guide to Belize, you have access to everything from restaurants for couples to sensational chocolate-making classes. We even feature a sample Belize honeymoon itinerary for a one-day-and-night stay in one of the amazing rentals here.
Whether you are dating, newlyweds, or married for 25 years, learn what to expect for your upcoming Belize anniversary trip or romantic weekend. When you are looking for a romantic place to stay while in Belize, let Indigo Belize be your guide.
First things first: food! You want to plan out your meals first and foremost if you’re visiting at a time when you’ll need to make reservations. For a Belize anniversary trip that coincides with Valentine’s Day or some other romantic holiday, be extra early in making those dinner plans for your stay.
The French Touch on Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro is a feast for the senses. Plan to visit the restaurant for one of your more romantic evenings.
At Aji Tapa Bar and Restaurant, you can find lighter fare. Here are the soups, salads, and tapas that keep you and your lover fueled throughout the day.
Rain in North San Pedro is a restaurant and rooftop terrance that opened in 2014. It’s said that Rain offers the best views on the entire island. It’s also the perfect place to kick back and unwind after an adventure-packed day in Belize. The scenery is magical, with a waterside view of the sun setting right in front of you.
Belize has more than just the perfect backdrop for beachside romance. You have access to nature, indoor activities, watersports, spa resorts, and more. The only thing holding you and your loved one back is the always too-short stay that you experience when coming to Belize. Check out the following things to do on Belize vacations for couples.
When in Belize, do more than just sample the cuisine. Learn how to cook the way the locals do. One option to get you salivating is the Eden Valley Mayan Kitchen, consistently the top-rated cooking class and workshop in Belize. Located in Cayo Belize, the kitchen is a total immersion into the Mayan culture.
You are taught how to do all of the basics, from making corn tortillas to local Mayan chocolate. Make and taste everything, including tamales made with banana leaves and Mayan soup.
You are also exposed to the Maya way of using medicinal plants and herbs grown right on the property. In fact, during your tour of the kitchen as part of your experience, you get to harvest produce to use for the meals.
Eden Valley Mayan Kitchen is considered a highlight of any trip to Belize. A loving couple like yourself would greatly benefit from this bonding time together as you learn a new way of approaching food and health.
Several places offer couples massage in Belize but why not just stay in? At Indigo Belize we offer massages in the privacy of your condo. Choose a full body massage along with individual treatments, such as wraps, manicures, or body scrubs. If you are in Belize for your wedding ceremony, it’s a perfect way to relax and also prep your skin for the big day.
Secret Beach is an actual beach in Belize, right here on Ambergris Caye. In fact, far from secret, this beach is one of the more popular destinations for locals. Be like a local and flock to the serenity that the crystal-clear blue waters bring. Located just 45 minutes north of San Pedro, plenty of services are available here. Couples will appreciate access to lounge chairs, inner tubes, and water table service. Sit back, float around, and be sure to sample some of the freshest ceviches in Belize.
Both the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and the coastal city of Kendal, where the Maya Centre Village is located, offer horseback riding. Depending on whether you and your partner are in the west or east side of the country, you can choose a horseback riding location near you. Hanna Stables, Chaa Creek Resort, and Banana Bank Horses in Belmopan provide some of the more popular horseback riding experiences.
Examples of romantic horseback riding tours include the San Lorenzo Farm and the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins tours available at Hanna Stables. At the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, the experience of horseback riding comes with an optional tour of a Maya organic farm on site. When you call to schedule a time for your ride, make sure to mention that you are on a honeymoon, anniversary, or otherwise romantic vacation.
Rent a private luxury catamaran and take off to explore the waters just off the coast of Ambergris Caye. Hire a captain who is ready to provide fun and food, including cooking up that day’s catch. Nothing says romance like fishing for your dinner and then sitting fireside on the beach for a barbecue — just the two of you. Spend more time savoring each other and let the captain take control of the evening.
Before you end this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, make sure you go snorkeling with sea turtles, and don’t forget whale watching. Yep, that’s right. There are also open bars on catamarans, so check to see if this service is available at the private rental company you choose. By the evening, watch the sunset as you head into San Pedro Town. The sunset from a catamaran is quite the romantic backdrop, so try to rent this type of yacht.
A coastal town, Monkey River is just below the majestic Maya Mountains. Here at Monkey River Village, you can do all sorts of romantic activities. Go on a Monkey River eco-tour and meet howler monkeys up close and personal. The Monkey River tours are not strenuous and safe enough for a 3-year-old, which means you won’t have to worry about getting too sweaty with your significant other.
Keep things chill as you take a boat ride along the waterways to Placencia. In Monkey River Town, you are in a village of about 200 residents. There are no cars in the town and only two roads — so take plenty of food and have a ride readily available from Indigo Belize.
Ambergris Caye might be the largest and most popular caye in Belize. But it is far from the only one. By the way, when you arrive in Belize and ask to tour the cayes, pronounce it like the American word “keys.” Other top cayes in Belize recommended by the Belize Tourism Board that are safe to explore include Caye Caulker, Goff’s Caye, Half Moon Caye, St. George’s Caye, and Laughing Bird Caye.
While Ambergris Caye is the most famous, Caye Caulker is also great for couples and is only a short water taxi ride away. You have Maya ruins, birdwatching, and late-night dancing at local bars. It’s a great place to make amazing memories as a couple, whether you are just getting to know each other or rediscovering one another’s charming nature.
At the Gallery of San Pedro, you can see the local art of Belize artisans in full array. The store offers both original and giclee prints, as well as wood carvings, sculptures, hammocks, and blankets for sale. You can even find historic maps and island art to purchase.
If you’re trying to find items to decorate your new home as a newlywed couple, the Gallery of San Pedro is one of the best places to find authentic, quality products in Belize. They even sell pie, so go ahead and taste one of the “best pies on the planet,” according to their site.
Belize Chocolate Company is an award-winning chocolatier, placing Silver in 2018 at the International Chocolate Awards of the Americas. As such, this chocolate company is a must-see as part of a Belize romantic getaway. Here at this chocolate company, you are immersed in all things cocoa. The small boutique in Caye Caulker sells craft bean to bar chocolate.
This chocolate comes from Belizean products including organic cacao beans harvested in Southern Belize. Local sugar cane and cocoa butter also goes into these handcrafted chocolate creations. You’ll want to indulge both when you are exploring at Caye Caulker hand-in-hand, and to take home as souvenirs, to recall the sweet taste of your romantic vacation when you’ve returned to your normal routine.
Belize Itinerary Ideas
Now let’s put everything together to give you a sample itinerary for your next couples trip to Belize.
- Start out early at 7 am to have breakfast and coffee in the privacy of your kitchen. You can also grab a bite on the go at Mesa Cafe, My Secret Deli, Itza Belizean Place, or Estel’s Restaurant.
- Take off to explore the waters and see the sunrise at Ambergris Caye. Snorkeling, deep-sea diving, boating, and paddle boarding are just some of the exciting activities to do as a couple in Belize.
- By 12 pm, Wild Mangos, Caliente Restaurant, El Fagon, or Blue Water Grill are all serving local lunch specialties near Indigo Belize.
7:00 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast and coffee in the privacy of our condo’s kitchen
8:00 am – 11:00 am: Head to the dock for pickup for snorkeling adventure.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Return from snorkeling. Clean up. Go to lunch.
12:00 pm – 2 pm: Have lunch at Wild Mangos.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Siesta or beach time!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Get ready to go out!
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner at The French Touch
7:00 pm – Late: Music, dancing, drinks
- After a delicious authentic Belizean meal, it’s siesta time from 2 to 4 pm as you and your loved one spend some much-needed time alone. Go lie out on the beach or snuggle up in your Indigo Belize bed.
- After spending some R&R time alone, you are both going to be ready to go out for a night on the town by 5 pm. Have a romantic dinner with reservations at one of the restaurants noted in this couples guide to Belize. See what the local bars have going on, such as trivia or karaoke, when you are in town and want to add something exciting to your evening. You should also check with the concierge at Indigo Belize to find out more information and calendars of events.