Here are just a few of the reasons why Orchid Bay is the ideal place for your Caribbean getaway.
Because of Orchid Bay’s unique geographical location, the property has one of the only beaches in Belize that is unaffected by the Sargassum Seaweed Bloom.
Orchid Bay has access to seven miles of coastline and is home to one of the finest beaches in Northern Belize. The beach is a gentle slope of sand located on the Bay of Chetumal, a sheltered inlet of the Caribbean Sea with no current and minimal waves, so the water is always inviting and warm.
Orchid Bay is like no other. Located in Northern Belize, the property is perched on the edge of a diverse marine biosphere. Our location experiences less annual rainfall than anywhere else in Belize! The Cerros Maya ruin is only a bike ride or kayak trip away, and day trips to Chetumal or fishing trips to Bacalar Chico can be arranged from right here.
In the accommodation industry, density refers to the amount of space per person in the beach and pool areas. Unlike busy, big resorts, Orchid Bay’s isolated location and wide beaches ensures that you won’t have to battle for a beach chair.
Lamanai Maya Ruins
We are the gateway to the Lamanai Maya ruins. These ruins hold evidence that Mayan people continuously occupied the area for over 3000 years, the longest known habitation. The site is accessible by river and will take you through the jungle, providing the opportunity to spot exotic birds and crocodiles, the reptiles for which the ruins are named.
Northern Belize Barrier Reef
Orchid Bay takes you on a tour of the Northern Belize Barrier Reef, the third-largest reef system in the world. We take you to an isolated and unspoiled area of the reef to snorkel among over 500 species of fish and 100 species of coral. This tour visits a section of the Northern Belize Barrier Reef that is left unexplored by other resorts.
Belize is known for its year-round fishing and Orchid Bay provides ample opportunity for you to get out your rod and reel. Fish for Marlin, Blackfin tuna, Wahoo, Bonito, and Mahi Mahi in the deep sea or take a trip to Barracuda Lake, an inland lake fed by a marine fisher, to try your luck at landing snapper and barracuda.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy on site, like complimentary use of stand-up paddle boards and kayaks, beach volleyball, bocce ball, or lounging by the infinity pool.
The property features lush gardens and over 200 species of wild orchid. March is the best time to view orchids in bloom in Belize, but the variety of species at Orchid Bay means that there will likely be orchids flowering at the time of your stay.
We are a birder’s paradise. Perched on the edge of an extensive marine biosphere, there are over 270 species of bird that can be spotted on an Orchid Bay adventure, including King Vulture, Scarlet Macaw, and Belize’s national bird, the Keel-Billed Toucan. We also offer a tour to Shipstern, the largest inland lagoon in Belize, a prime location for spotting a variety of birds in their natural habitat.
Owner and Chef Dave Berger of Orchid Winds Restaurant specializes in farm-to-table. Located right on the beach so you can enjoy a panoramic view of Caribbean Sea and sky, the restaurant features local cuisine as well as a variety of all-American favourites. If you’re into flame-grilled fare, Orchid Winds Restaurant also hosts pig roasts and lobster roasts on the beach.
Inspired by ancient Mayan architecture but featuring all the comforts of home, our brand new beach cabanas are where thatched-roofed cabanas meet American chic. All accommodations are spacious and private—more than just a hotel room, these spaces are homes away from home.
Our conservation plans have set aside 40% of our land as designated green space, ensuring that this patch of paradise is protected. Orchid Bay has been awarded the highest rating for Environmental Compliance in Northern Belize for five years running.