While Naїa Resort and Spa is truly a destination unto itself, there are endless activities that guests can enjoy beyond our retreat. From world-class scuba diving, guided jungle hikes and reef fishing trips to caving and waterfall rappelling, Belize offers an array of activities for guests of all ages and interests. Whether you wish to tour ancient Mayan sites, go drop fishing for Snapper, or plan a snorkeling excursion to the barrier reef, our concierge will be happy to make all the arrangements, including transportation and local guides.
Snorkeling and SCUBA Diving
The fantastic diving and snorkeling in Belize is something every visitor should experience. Much of the reef and cayes form part of a unique UN designated World Heritage Site. Naїa’s knowledgeable team members are happy to suggest nearby local islands worth exploring and can arrange longer trips to the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef. Guests traveling to Belize in the Spring and early Summer can also take part in diving trips to view the amazing whale sharks that frequent our waters during these times.
Cave exploration is one of the most unique and fun activities in Belize. Guests can navigate Belize’s intricate cave systems with a fun river tubing adventure to experience these natural marvels firsthand.
Fishing in Belize is a fun pastime for amateurs and seasoned fisherman alike. Let our team connect you with local guides for a fun day of reef fishing or fly-fishing. After a day on the water, celebrate with a beach BBQ featuring your fresh catch. Once you’ve tasted seafood that’s been grilled minutes after being pulled from the water, we know you’ll be hooked for life.
Belize’s verdant jungles are ripe for exploration. Guided hikes offer guests the opportunity to both view and learn about the native botanicals and wildlife that makes Belize one of the most biodiverse destinations in Central America. Recognized as the world’s first jaguar preserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS) is located just a short drive from Placencia and is a popular hiking spot known for its spectacular waterfalls and colorful birds.
Ancient Mayan Sites
Belize is home to thousands of ancient Mayan sites, which have become one of the country’s biggest attractions. Today, guests can view some of the sacred temples, house mounds, and plazas that the Mayans left behind while learning about the agriculture, mathematics, and arts of this advanced civilization, which reached its apex while Europe was still in the Dark Ages. Some of the popular nearby Maya sites include Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit while the larger ceremonial sites of Xunantunich, Caracol, and the awe-inspiring ATM Cave are well worth the longer journey.
There are more than 200 islands around Belize just waiting to be explored. Whether you prefer gourmet dining and shops, or wish to enjoy a quiet afternoon on a small, uninhabited isle – Naïa Resort and Spa can arrange a private island hopping tour.