Belize offers so many ways to unwind during the day, from spa visits to waterside strolls, but some attractions are best experienced after the sun goes down. Though it might be hard to decide between an upbeat bar with nightly specials or something more intimate, there are a surprising amount of options, especially if you select a property where entertainment and lounges are first-rate amenities.
Hotels included in the lists below are among the best choices if you hope to dance and sip cocktails after a busy day of sightseeing. Some are known for keeping their guests entertained on the premises, while others have fewer on-site options but plenty of fun venues within walking distance.
Hotels and resorts in the following table were chosen as having outstanding nightlife and entertainment, or for having some wonderful nearby entertainment venues. Beginning with our top pick, the Princess Hotel & Casino Belize City, the very best are listed at the top; the rankings were created based on a number of factors, including whether they have live shows, lounges, and other exciting amenities on-property or nearby.
Because some night owls view live performance lineups as necessity, we've listed the availability of entertainment frequency at the hotels. However, hotels in Belize are known to host entertainment more frequently during the tourist season, so be sure to call or email the property to ask about their seasonal schedules if it's important to you.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Lounge/Club||Live Entertainment|
|Princess Hotel & Casino Belize City||0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Belize City, Belize||2|
|The Placencia Hotel and Residence||8.4 mi. North-Northeast of Placencia, Belize||3|
|Captain Morgan's Retreat||3.7 mi. Northeast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||2|
|Princess Hotel Corozal||Corozal, Belize||0|
|Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza||3.0 mi. West-Northwest of Belize City, Belize||2|
|Las Vegas Gardens||5.9 mi. North of Corozal, Belize||1|
|Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina||Fort George, Belize||1|
|Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort||Hopkins, Belize||1|
|San Ignacio Resort Hotel||San Ignacio, Belize||1|
|Chabil Mar||0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Placencia, Belize||2|
|South Water Resort||0.9 mi. South of Placencia, Belize||1|
|Seabeezzz||12.5 mi. South of San Pedro, Caye Caulker||1|
|Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa||Hopkins, Belize||1|
|11.0 mi. South of Dangriga, Belize||0|
|Exotic Caye Beach Resort||8.5 mi. North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||1|
|Seaspray Hotel||0.4 mi. South of Placencia, Belize||1|
|Hickatee Cottages||Punta Gorda, Belize||1|
|Palmento Grove Hopkins||18.4 mi. East of Belmopan, Belize||0|
|Pelican Beach Resort||0.9 mi. North of Dangriga, Belize||1|
|Turtle Inn||0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Placencia, Belize||3|
Click any of the top ranking accommodations to see pages of property-specific information. Each has a different ambiance and its own unique features to be proud of. Our informative hotel articles can help you get a better feeling for what each setting is like.
When it comes time for a little nighttime fun, you might appreciate a hotel that's just a short walk from several other social venues, like bars and lounges. While these hotels may not offer a full schedule of entertainment and nightlife, they make excellent choices if you want to try out nearby establishments. When you feel like exploring local bars or simply gazing at the sunset over the water these properties are within a 10-minute walk or quick drive of many exciting choices.
Click to learn more about the hotels and resorts below, and all the tempting options they're near, like important sites, beaches, and dining.
|Property||Location||Accommodation Type||Bars Within Walking Distance||Bars Within Short Driving Distance|
|Toledo Ecotourism Association||Punta Gorda, Belize||Lodge||1||2|
|X’tan Ha||7.8 mi. North-Northeast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||Resort||2||8|
|Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge||7.9 mi. Southeast of Belmopan, Belize||Lodge||1||1|
|Hatchet Caye||20.4 mi. East of Placencia, Belize||Resort||1||1|
|Cayo Espanto Resort||2.0 mi. West of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||Resort||0||8|
|Singing Sands Inn||5.8 mi. North of Placencia, Belize||Cottages||2||8|
|Kismet Inn||Hopkins, Belize||Hostel||1||6|
|Coconuts Caribbean Hotel||San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||Resort||2||9|
|Lebeha Cabanas||6.8 mi. South West of Dangriga, Belize||Hostel||0||2|
|Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel||Hopkins, Belize||Hostel||1||7|
|Global Village Hotel||1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Belize City, Belize||Hotel||1||11|
|Ruby's Hotel||San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||Hotel||4||10|
|Sapphire Beach Resort||9.7 mi. North-Northeast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye||Resort||1||4|
|River House Lodge||Hopkins, Belize||Lodge||2||7|
|Almond Tree Hotel Resort||1.5 mi. South West of Corozal, Belize||Hotel||1||4|
|Mariposa Jungle Lodge||5.2 mi. South West of San Ignacio, Belize||Lodge||1||2|
|Beaches and Dreams Boutique Hotel and Beach Front Cabanas||9.4 mi. South of Dangriga, Belize||Cottages||1||6|
|Gumbolimbo Village Resort||7.1 mi. East of San Ignacio, Belize||Lodge||1||2|
You can also visit another part of our guide to learn about Belize, and other topics. Nightlife might be a much-anticipated part of your trip, but needless to say your vacation will have many thrilling elements, not just discos and live music. You also need a nice hotel to retire to, and one that has just the right mix of amenities, with a good balance between popularity and secludedness.
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