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Whether you are coming for the best diving in the world, snorkeling, research and education purposes or simply to unplug from the world, our goal is to make sure you enjoy your stay. Explore our beautiful island surrounded by "enchanted waters" as the name Itza in Mayan means. Lay back and relax or explore the island. Get inspired by a walk along the beach by picking up Mayan pottery or other relics from ship wrecks that are washed ashore. Relax and unwind from your daily work and stress and enjoy the tranquility of our island. Dive or Snorkel the UNESCO World Heritage Sites the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye. Explore a colorful underwater world with beautiful reef systems. Hear the waves rolling on the beach in the night and let you wake up by a beautiful sunrise watched from your private balcony or even from your bed. Feel the sand under your toes, enjoy our barefoot island and book your holidays today with us. We are the only Lodge on the island directly at the beach with ocean view rooms and a sea breeze restaurant / bar.
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Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Beach
Diving
Snorkeling
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Shared bathroom
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Private beach
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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501 Belize
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Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport52 miSee all flights
Belize City Municipal Airport45 miSee all flights
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If you are looking for an amazing diving experience, this is a definitively place to go. Reef and aquatic wildlife are spectacular! Staff was super nice and very accommodating. Please keep in mind that it is quite remote place, do not expect all the luxuries associated with coastal resorts. They do not have a chlorine filled swimming pool, top speed internet, sanitized beaches or a full time bartender. You will be at an amazing location surrounded by nature with all its elements.
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We just returned from Lighthouse Reef Atoll, where I took 12 university marine biology students for an 11 day experience in coral reef habitats and fisheries. Itza Resort was our home for this trip. Elvis - resort manager / dive leader / fishing guide / fly-tying teacher / naturalist and historian - and his staff did an incredible job at making this one of the very best field trips I've made over my 30 year career of taking students to wild locations. First - the region - the resort is on a beautiful island on Lighthouse Reef Atoll, 50 miles off the coast of Belize. Another small dive lodge and a few houses contain the only other human inabitants of the whole atoll. Superb reefs and dive sites are all within a few minute boat ride - we saw lots of sharks, groupers, snappers and dense populations of diverse colorful reef fishes. Great corals, none showing signs of the diseases that are hammering some other Florida and Caribbean sites. And - of course - the Great Blue Hole is only 7 miles away, and well worth the dive. Flats fishing - bonefish, tarpon, permit are all over the place. The lodge - very comfortable, rustic, and a great place to relax in hammocks on the porch or under the palms. Food was excellent, and we got dinners ranging from barracuda to burgers. The staff were all very friendly, outgoing, and dedicated to making sure that we enjoyed the resort that they were so justifiably proud of. Bottom line.... if you want a wild nightlife and shopping tours, this is not for you. If you want to live and dive on a beautiful coral reef island, enjoying a tranquil but exuberant experience, check out the the Itza Resort and Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
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Response from itzaresort, Front Office Manager at Itza Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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I stayed at Itza Lodge for two weeks for a college field course, and had an amazing time! The entire staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating, especially Elvis and Wendy. Everyone here knows their snorkeling/scuba-ing/fishing and makes sure you have the best experience possible. The only drawback is the composting toilets and limited wifi, but those two factors small in comparison to the amazing experience I had.
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Response from itzaresort, Front Office Manager at Itza Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Thanks for your review. We would love to hear more about your experience, so that we can use your valuable feedback to deliver an even better experience next time. Please reach out to info@itzaresort.com with any further comments or suggestions you wish to share. Again, thank you for taking the time to review our business!
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The lodge is in a fantastic location. The staff are all amazing and really make an effort to make you feel welcome. The diving and snorkeling is wonderful and I never felt unsafe. You can tell that the guides really know what they're doing, so they make sure you see all the coolest stuff.
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Response from itzaresort, Front Office Manager at Itza Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2019
“I’m so glad you liked our team work! We’ll pass along the kind words.” We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review.
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Itza is on Long Cay, a small island with only 2 resorts. The rooms are good-sized and nice, with full baths. Each room has a balcony with a hammock overlooking the ocean and I spent my late afternoons relaxing and staring at the sky, the birds and the sea. The food was amazing, for example fresh caught grouper for dinner. The heart of Itza though is snorkeling/diving. I snorkeled and it was beyond my expectations. I went out with Elvis, the manager of the resort, who kept me entertained throughout the whole trip. He has a story for every occasion, he knows every wave around the island and his presence alone guarantees a great trip. Anyway, the Blue Hole is everything you hoped. You could spend an hour looking at a ten foot portion of coral and the dozens of fish that inhabit it. And the whole while, the blue hole looms besides you with deep blue sinking hundreds of feet. It got better when we found a pod of six dolphins and I swam and dove alongside of them. In the afternoons, I kayaked around the island. Kayaking the perimeter of a remote, essentially deserted island is a special treat. I was all alone except for tons of birds, sand rays, fish of all kinds, crabs, starfish and just nature at its best. There is a path along the beach for walks - a night walk with a flashlight is a must, at the end the path opens up and the stars surround you. I also suggest a late night pier stargaze for the full effect. The greatest vacation I ever took.
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Response from itzaresort, Front Office Manager at Itza Resort
Responded Apr 15, 2019
Thanks for the feedback on your experience with our resort. We sincerely appreciate your insight because it helps us build a better customer experience. Elvis now has your story about Dolphins to share with others! Best, Itza Resort Team
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BelizeBelize CayesLighthouse Reef AtollLong Caye
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Frequently Asked Questions about Itza Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Itza Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Itza Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Itza Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Itza Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.