Initially a villa rental property, Belize’s Sirenian Bay added 12 bungalows last year, transforming a small beach getaway on the Placencia peninsula into a full-fledged resort. In addition to the luxurious turquoise pool, the Caribbean Sea, and the golden on-site beach, here are three reasons to submit to the lure of its song.
Sleep in Style
Each of the one- and two-bedroom bungalows at Sirenian Bay is unique and welcomes guests with a custom, hand-carved wooden door featuring the creature for which it’s named (Pelican, Dolphin, etc.). Local artwork and Belizean mahogany are integrated into the design, as are modern amenities such as air conditioning and big-screen TVs.
Hit the (Mini) Links
Adventurous activities, from snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef to exploring Maya ruins, abound in this paradisiacal country. Those looking for something more relaxing, however, can get in 18 holes at Inky’s Mini-Golf, a fun and challenging course across the street that becomes even more fun and challenging if you’re enjoying a coconut colada from Inky’s 19th Hole, the adjacent bar and restaurant.
Order It All
Bungalow stays are all-inclusive—a rarity in Belize—meaning you can indulge at every meal: room-service eggs Benedict for breakfast, pizza by the pool for lunch, and seared snapper under the stars for dinner. The villas, meanwhile, boast full kitchens, and upgrades include the ability to book a personal chef to whip up regional specialties.