If you have spent the better half of your quarantine imagining tropical destinations, sandy beaches, longing to soak up some sun — we have a few more reasons why your post-pandemic destination should be at our beachfront resort in Belize! Home to exotic ocean life and the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, Belize is rich in cultural diversity, and delicious, authentic cuisine inspired by these cultures. When visiting Belize, you’re in for a treat!
Whether you’re up for immersive cultural experiences, deep-sea adventures, or unique cuisine, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your days in Belize. Bury your toes in the warm sand as you work on your suntan, summit the ruins of ancient Maya temples, and descend to the dark blue depths of the Great Blue Hole.
To put a single face to Belize would be to miss the true beauty that is Belize. Each culture's traditions and beliefs are unique. Our looks, languages, and traditions can be night and day! Garifuna, Maya, Mestizo, Creole, Chinese, East Indian, European, Lebanese — each culture playing a part in the unique identity that is Belize. Though each culture is unique in it’s own respect, in Belize, we all share “Belize Time” (it’s like regular time give or take a moment to stop and smell the roses). In a world that is always on the go, Belizeans have mastered the art of living in the moment and welcoming new experiences, as well as new friends. Visiting Belize is a truly transformative experience — take home not only souvenirs, but incredible memories, and the acquired skill of the Belizean “go slow” lifestyle.
When visiting Belize, allow Itz’ana to take you on the adventures of a lifetime. Imagine escapades you’ve always dreamt of, finally coming to life! Must-have experiences await — from the summits of Mayan temples to the depths of the iconic Great Blue Hole. No visit to Belize is complete without experiencing the Barrier Reef. Begin with a glorious boat ride, taking you 14 miles off the coast. As you cruise across the Caribbean Sea, witness every hue of blue imaginable. Before arriving at the main attraction, soak up the seascape as your worries slowly wash away with each wave. Upon arriving at the reefs, trade in your masks for dive masks as you are transported to another world! Welcome to our Barrier Reef, now let's dive in and explore! 190 miles of reef: living, breathing, protecting, and hosting thousands of ocean inhabitants. Her strength, beauty, and provision for our marine life are just some of the reasons we can’t stop talking about it. Here, you’ll mingle with an abundance of beautiful sea creatures: shoals of colorful fish, eels, sea turtles, barracuda, and stingrays are just some of the locals waiting to welcome you into their underwater world.
Itz’ana is committed to not only offering a luxurious stay, incredible excursions, and adventures of a lifetime, but also dining experiences like you have never known. Our onsite restaurant, Limilia, features and celebrates the abundance of the Garifuna culture. Experience with us the freshest seafood you have ever tasted, and the most flavorful local vegetables and fruits. Dishes are completed to a profound perfection with handpicked herbs from our very own organic garden. And just when you thought Limilia couldn’t get any better, an entirely new Vegan menu has been added to the restaurant’s already diverse selection! Sea to table and farm to table, each dish at Limilia ensures the freshest and most flavorful cuisine.
Be amazed by all Belize has to offer, and relish this beachfront relaxation you deserve! Though 2020 saw international borders closing and trips postponed, quarantine has offered an opportunity to carefully plan for when you will travel again. With Belize’s successful reopening of the international airport, and thorough safety protocols implemented with the Gold Standard Program, The Jewel is ready to welcome you back! In 2021, embrace the allure of social distancing in nature, and enjoy luxury accommodations with delightful cultural and culinary experiences.