Six Senses to open Belize property in 2025

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has confirmed plans to open a property in Belize in 2025.

The resort and residences will be set across two areas, including a private island featuring overwater villas, a spa and wellness facilities and a separate stretch of beachfront on the sought-after Ambergis Caye.

A total of 44 one and two-bedroom villas and a three-bedroom villa will be located on the island's eastern and western shores, most of which will be overwater bungalows accessed by jetties. 

The south of the island offers unspoiled horizon views and is set to feature an overwater sunset bar, an all-day Dining Village, a BBQ hut serving freshly cooked seasonal catches, a communal outdoor pool and a children’s club.

The surrounding landscape of inner wetlands and mangrove forests will be sustainably protected as a natural preservation area for the existing flora and fauna and will be made accessible to connect to the island’s biotope. 

A Six Senses Spa and Wellness will be built around the natural lagoons to the north of the preservation area, offering an Alchemy Bar, Holistic Anti-Aging Centre, fitness centre, indoor and outdoor treatment areas, a Temazcal lodge and an outdoor yoga pavilion. Spa treatments and wellness programmes will focus on natural healing, energy medicine and traditional Mayan practices.

A plant-based Leaf restaurant set among organic gardens will also be located in the north of the island, featuring a raised viewing lounge. Six Senses also owns a sandbar close to the island, which will host private picnics and ‘reconnection’ experiences.

The stretch of beachfront along Ambergis Caye will be located a five-minute boat ride away, close to lively San Pedro, and will be the main activities hub for Six Senses Belize. 

The 18-acre area, named Secret Beach, boasts a private beachfront and an Experience Centre with an outdoor pool, ice cream parlour, overwater restaurant and Cinema Paradiso offering nightlife and Belizean culture. 

Secret Beach will be the main location for watersports with a dive centre, Marine Discovery and a wide range of activities. Plans for an organic garden, including a mushroom hut, cooking school, food market and teens’ club, are afoot.

A selection of residences will be available to purchase at Six Senses Belize. A total of 24 will be located on Secret Beach, ranging in size from two-bedroom to seven-bedroom, while an additional collection of three, four and five-bedroom residences will be situated along a central breezeway on the island, set amid natural foliage.

Each residence will be placed between the mangrove forest and estuary on one side and its own stretch of beach on the other and will allow for indoor-outdoor living. The western residences will have ocean views from most rooms and beach access, while structures further east will offer raised living rooms and access to the pool gardens below.

Sustainability and conservation will be central to Six Senses’ newest property. The resort will operate with “longevity and low environmental impact in mind”, with sustainable initiatives including the use of renewable wood, solar panels and green roof areas. 

Overwater structures have been built to provide a benthic habitat to enhance biodiversity and there are plans to revegetate red mangroves and plant species along the beach zone to further preserve the coastline.  

“Throughout, the emphasis has been placed on sensitive integration of landscaping to connect guests with nature and allow for greater privacy and coveted ‘desert island’ appeal,” said chief executive Neil Jacobs.

“We’ve drawn inspiration from local craft and Belizean life, capturing the spirit and history of Mayan architecture and local heritage. Everything has been done to embody a new generation of travellers, eager to make memories, while preserving the island for future generations.”

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