Located on a mile-long stretch of palm studded beach, Naia Resort & Spa sits on Belize's Placencia Peninsula and is centred around wellness and relaxation. The resort comprises 35 modern private homes, all secluded and with views to the Caribbean Sea.
Set within a 200-acre reserve on Belize's beautiful Placencia Peninsula
A barefoot luxury paradise which extends along a mile of palm-fringed beach, where you can be tucked away amongst the trees for privacy whilst listening to the waves
Comprising 35 secluded beach houses and tree-top villas, each with views of the Caribbean Sea
Enjoy total relaxation in Naia's incredible spa, the main focus of the property
A modern and luxurious oasis on Belize's Placencia Peninsula, Naia Resort and Spa is the place to come and unwind, boasting a wide stretch of powdery white beach, an expansive and indulgent spa, views across the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea and a selection of spoiling restaurants and bars. Although a resort at heart, Naia provides many a secluded spot, with loungers tucked away among swaying palm trees which form a kind of beach forest.
The focus of a stay here is total relaxation, with all of the resort's accommodation and facilities centred around a spoiling spa which is a sanctuary in the heart of the jungle. Set upon a lagoon, the spa boasts five over the water treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness suite and a yoga studio, as well as the Waterside Cafe which serves up delicious healthy snacks and fresh juices. Other dining options include the signature restaurant 1981 and a casual poolside beach bar, serving locally sourced produce where possible.
Accommodation is decidedly modern and comprises 35 individual houses and treetop villas, many boasting private plunge pools and terraces. All of the Beach Houses feature a private veranda with direct beach access, AC and ceiling fans, full kitchen with fresh gourmet coffee beans ready to grind, Smart TV, Bose sound systems, WiFi and private outdoor showers, as well as deep soaking tubs. There is plenty of space here to continue your relaxation and the beach is just steps away.
For houses and tree-top villas without a private pool, there is a large shared swimming pool with space for lounging or swimming laps, whichever takes your fancy. Attentive staff are at hand throughout to ensure everything you need is taken care of, whether you crave tropical cocktails, require a fresh towel or simply need some extra shade. Nothing is too much trouble, leaving you to get into the zen spirit of things.
When to visit
Naia is located on the Placencia peninsula, within the Cocoplum Resort. It is a short drive from Placencia village and its airstrip.
Bocawina Zipline & Waterfall Rapelling
Fly along Belize's longest zipline course for an energising adrenaline rush, followed by rappelling the face of Bocawina waterfalls. Ideal for the adventurous, this is an exciting way to explore the rainforests that line Belize's coastline.
Monkey River Tour
A fantastic wildlife adventure for families or couples, this boat trip along Monkey River will bring you up close to howler monkeys, crocodiles, toucans and other exotic species as you are immersed in lush jungle and surrounded by the animals' calls.
Placencia Chocolate & Waterfalls Tour
Chocolate plays a very important role in Mayan culture, and this tour takes you to explore the art of creating mouthwatering sweet treats from locally grown cacao. Afterwards, head into the jungle for a refreshing dip in the cooling waterfalls nearby.
Placencia Lagoon Kayaking & Wildlife
Kayak across the peaceful Placencia lagoon on this early morning tour, exploring the mangrove ecosystem and observing the region's rich wildlife. Look out for crocodiles, turtles, manatees and even dolphins with the help of your expert guide.
Scuba Diving Placencia
The Caribbean's largest barrier reef lies just offshore from Turtle Inn, offering divers a magnificent diversity of coral and marine life to explore. In addition, a number of easily accessible cayes nearby have their own reefs and underwater ecosystems.
Clear, calm waters combined with an abundance of fascinating coral and fish make Placencia a premier spot for snorkelling in Belize. Spend the day exploring exotic coral species and keep an eye out for a dazzling parrotfish, angelfish or barracuda.
Visit Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve
Explore the Cockscomb Nature Reserve on foot as you go on the hunt for wildlife, including the elusive jaguar. Begin with a nature hike and discover the medicinal properties of the region's plants, learning about the rainforest as you go!