The Belize Collection, Belize’s premier boutique resort group focused on authentic Belizean experiences, recently added Umaya Resort located on Maya Beach in Placencia to its growing portfolio.
The resort has 60 rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea and the Placencia lagoon with the Maya Mountains as a backdrop. The resort includes 430 feet of private beach; nearly 7,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, well-suited for any occasion; a freshwater luxury pool with cabanas; an intimate spa and more.
The property also has a Belizean restaurant, Restaurante Laguna, which is led by award-winning executive chef Rahim Melendez and has views of the Cockscomb Basin. The specially prepared “village”-inspired fare is ideal for those looking to partake in a Belizean culinary journey.
“The Belize Collection is excited to add Placencia and to bring its world-class service, attention to detail, unique cultural offerings and its dedication to the guest experience to Umaya Resort,” said Ian Lizarraga, managing partner at The Belize Collection, in a press release. “This location is in the heart of a popular eco-destination, perfect for people looking to soak up the sun, snorkel the Barrier Reef, learn of our Mayan history and hike in the world’s most pristine rainforest. It’s all here and we are thrilled to be offering it to our guests.”
The Belize Collection also owns and operates Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge located in Belmopan, Belize; plus The Lodge at Jaguar Reef, The Colonial at Jaguar Reef and Almond Beach Resort at Jaguar Reef located outside of Hopkins Village, Belize.