Almond Beach Resort – Luxury Boutique Resort in Belize

A Beautiful Belizean Luxury Resort

Located on a soft white-sand beach in the Stann Creek District of Belize, this fantastic luxury resort (sister to the famous Jaguar Reef Lodge) shines with its offering of many unique room accommodations and spectacular food. If you’re on the hunt for a great luxury resort in Belize, Almond Beach should be high up on your list of options!

Almond Beach Resort is definitely not one of those resorts where every room looks the same. Their attention to detail in creating unique, special accommodation types is one of my favorite things about the resort. And can we talk about one of the most gorgeous, relaxing, fun over-water bars ever?!

Almond Beach Resort, Belize

Read on for my honest review of this wonderful resort, which we had the pleasure of visiting during our honeymoon tour of Belize!

Disclaimer: This blog post is in partnership with Almond Beach Resort. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I will continue to promote only products, properties, destinations, and services that I truly believe in 100%, and would wholeheartedly recommend to others.

Where is Almond Beach Resort located?

Almond Beach Resort is located on a beautiful beach in the charming Stann Creek District of Belize, which can be found South of Belize City on the mainland coast of Belize. Its location is just 2 km from the quaint fishing village of Hopkins and 34 km from Dangriga town center.

The resort is close to a number of Belize’s wonderful national parks, fascinating Mayan ruins, and world-famous diving, so you’ll be staying in an area that’s perfect if you also want to get out and explore the best of Belize.

Map of Almond Beach Location:

Getting to Almond Beach Resort:


Philip Goldson International Airport is the name of Belize’s main airport (airport code BZE). All visitors from outside of the country will first arrive at this location before continuing on to other parts of Belize.



Once you arrive at Belize International Airport, it is about a 2-hour drive to Almond Beach Resort via the Western Highway (9.2km) and Coastal Highway (113km), then another 9.9 km from Hopkins Road to Almond Beach Resort’s location. The drive from the airport is lovely and a great way to see more of the small country of Belize as you make your way to the resort.

The Experience at Almond Beach Resort:

Here are just a handful of the amenities and features that you can enjoy during your stay at Almond Beach Resort:

  • Fresh water pool
  • Kids’ pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Overwater bar
  • Laundry service
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour security
  • Tour Desk for booking excursions
  • Room Service

Almond Beach Resort, Belize - Luxury Resort in Belize

Almond Beach Resort, Belize - Luxury Resort in Belize


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The Big Dock Ceviche Bar:

Your New Favourite Hang-Out Spot in Belize!

The Big Dock Bar was by far one of our favourite features at Almond Beach Resort! This beautiful, two-story, palapa-roofed overwater bar is so fun to hang out at, with netted loungers covered with colorful pillows hanging over the water, swings to sit at, and other fun lounge areas. Here you’ll enjoy breathing in the salty sea air, munching on yummy light bites, and sipping expertly crafted cocktails.

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There’s also a rope swing into the water, which is a blast to play on during those hot Belizean sunny days.

The Big Dock Bar at Almond Beach Resort is the perfect place for sunset-watching – the views here are amazing, and the structure itself is so unique!

Almond Beach Resort, Belize

For Reservations:

Restaurants at Almond Beach Resort:

The Paddle House Restaurant:

The food at the on-site restaurant at Almond Beach, known as the Paddle House, is delicious! Paddle House is an award-winning restaurant that offers alfresco fine dining paired with beautiful blue sea views. The open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, delighting guests with creative cuisine, artisan cocktails, and a casual yet refined atmosphere. The freshness of food is front and center here, and the culinary team focuses on using delicious local ingredients and Central American flavors in each creative dish.

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Craving some quiet time with the one you love? Almond Beach Resort can also arrange romantic private dinners for you at a destination of your choice, whether it is on the white sands of the resort beach, or tucked away into a quiet and intimate corner of the resort. The attention of your private waiter is second to none – the service is impeccable!

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Room Types at Almond Beach Resort

Almond Beach Resort has so many beautiful room types, from Deluxe Suites with private plunge pools to the Five-Bedroom Owner’s Penthouse!

We loved our room (the Deluxe Suite) and the beautiful plunge pool and outdoor sitting area. And the staff decorated it beautifully for our honeymoon!

Deluxe Suite with Private Plunge Pool

Deluxe Suites with Private Plunge Pool

Deluxe Suites are located on the ground floor and feature 656 square feet inside, with 144 square feet more outdoors under a covered veranda. These rooms also offer a four-piece bath with granite counters, a marble sink, and a spacious marble tile shower. The outdoor plunge pool and covered lounge area were lovely!

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Additional Room Types:

Ocean View

You can wake up to a view of the sea in this room type, which features Belizean hand-carved furniture, artwork from across Central America, and Saltillo tile floors.

Ocean View Deluxe

These lovely room types feature Belizean hand-carved furniture, artwork from Central America and locally-made hardwood floors. And, of course, a view of the sea!


These rooms are located right on the beach, so you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves. These luxurious rooms feature marble tile floors, a hand-carved King sized bed, and lovely Central American artwork. There is also a luxury three-piece bathroom with hand-painted sinks and a spacious shower.

Beachfront Thatch Casita

Located right on the beach, these luxury thatched Casitas have Belizean hardwood floors, a hand-carved King sized bed, and a luxury four-piece bathroom featuring a spacious marble tile shower. There is also a private outdoor shower located in a small garden area.

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Beachfront Penthouse Suite

This huge third-floor beachfront suite features a veranda facing out towards the sea and private pool on its front deck. It also features mountain views on its rear deck. Not only that, it also has a two-person hot tub!

One Bedroom Suite

This suite offers a master bedroom with ensuite bath and queen-sized bed, a kitchenette, a living room, a full ocean view, and a three-piece bathroom with fun Mexican tile.

Two Bedroom Suite

This suite type includes a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a  second bedroom with a queen-sized bed. It also features a three-piece bathroom with colorful Mexican Tile, a hand-painted sink, and a lovely oversized shower.

Five Bedroom Owners’ Penthouse

This second-floor penthouse has a gorgeous ocean view from its front deck and a mountain view from its rear deck. It features a queen-sized bed in the master and a king-sized bed in the second master. There are also two queen beds and a bunk bed in the family room, as well as two pull-down queen wall beds (one located in the library and one in the media room). There is also a four-piece master bath, jacuzzi tubs in the master bedroom, and two ensuite bathrooms with tumbled marble floors. Incredible!


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Things To Do When Staying at Almond Beach Resort

Almond Beach Resort is located in such a perfect area, with plenty of things to do nearby – your bucket list will be very happy! Here are some of the awesome activities and day trips you can do during your stay in the Hopkins area of Belize:

Hike, Zipline, and Chase Waterfalls at Bocawina National Park

Just a short drive from Hopkins, this beautiful park has world-class hiking that will take you to the most serene waterfalls. Also, the zipline here is a ton of fun!

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Go on a Monkey River Tour

Monkey River is a pretty, rustic, frozen-in-time small village located in southern Belize. Here, you can take a boat ride down a river looking for crocodiles, and or you can walk through the dense jungle spotting monkeys. On this unique trip, you can see mangroves and the leeward side of the Caribbean. You might also spot manatees!

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Listen to Traditional Garifuna Drumming

The Garifuna culture is a massive part of the Belizean experience, and drumming is a large part of the culture, art, and music of the Garifuna, deriving from their African roots. Listening to Garifuna drumming is a hypnotic experience that can only be experienced in a handful of places in the western hemisphere – including Belize, of course!

Visit One of the Few Jaguar Preserves in the World

Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve is one of the only jaguar preserves in the entire world! This huge, vast piece of land has tropical forests you can hike through. Here you can also see untouched Maya ruins, swim in lovely waterfalls, or take a tube through a natural lazy river.

Swim in the Maya King Waterfalls

The Maya King waterfalls used to be a hidden gem, a location where local families would relax, swim, and barbeque. Now it is known as an amazing day trip for tourists, and a must-see if you’re in the area. You’ll find a big, comfortable pavilion, a deck overlooking the waterfall, world-class hiking, an adventurous tubing experience, and much more!

When staying at Almond Beach Resort, your tour concierge desk can help you plan any (or all) of these amazing daytrips!

Our Review of Almond Beach Resort

Almond Beach Resort is such a gem of a resort! The soft sandy beach and all of the lounge furniture on it are so relaxing, and the Big Dock Bar is such a fun addition to hang out at, enjoying cocktails and watching the sunset (and maybe even jumping in to cool off!) The resort is beautiful, the food is delicious here, and the many room types are all so unique, offering something for every type of traveler.

You can’t go wrong with this resort, especially for a romantic honeymoon getaway! You can save on your trip by booking here.

Have so much fun,

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JennExplores Signature Love Jenn


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Do you have questions for me about Almond Beach Resort, the Belize Collection, other locations in Belize, or have feedback on this blog post? Please feel free to shoot me a comment below; I would love to hear from you!


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