Umaya Pool


Umaya Resort is set across 6.5 acres of the tropical Placencia Peninsula, offering beachfront suites, a stunning swimming pool with swim-up bar and restaurant on one side and restaurant and bar and magical sunsets across the lagoon and Mayan Mountains on the west side. Umaya is home to the best of Belize and its cultural and natural offerings. The name Umaya honors and celebrates the enduring influence the Mayan culture, whose home is in Belize. Taking inspiration from the Mayan word for "one" in the Yucatec Mayan language (“hun”), Umaya connects all that is Belize and Mayan culture at home in its resort and experiences. Previously known as Belize Ocean Club, Umaya Resort & Adventures offers an array of heightened new experiences rooted in Mayan influences.

Dive Into the Resort of Your Dreams

Umaya Resort & Adventures is set on the beautiful Maya Beach, just a short journey away from the quaint village of Placencia and all the activities Belize has to offer. Swim, kayak and paddle board right from the beach. Take a boat from our beach front pier out to the islands for snorkelling, diving and fishing. Enjoy a sunset cruise down the lagoon on our own boat. Perfectly situated for access to both jungle and ocean adventures, the resort also offers breathtaking views of the Maya Mountains, lagoon and Caribbean.
spa at umaya

Our Spa and Wellness Centre

The spa at Umaya offers a wide array of relaxing, luxurious and restorative services. Most treatments are located in an overwater spa overlooking the Placencia lagoon and Maya Mountains. Some treatments are available in-suite.
seating on the terrace
Umaya Pool Bar

What’s On

Water Aerobics

Every Tuesday and Thursday   |   9:00AM   |   The Beach (Swimming Pool)

Complimentary for In-house Guests and $20BZD Per Person for Public

Complimentary Transportation is offered from the UMAYA Resort to the Placencia Village and all points in between

RSVP:Book at our Front Desk or Ph: 671-4500 |


Every Monday and Friday   |   9:00AM   |   The Beach

Complimentary for In-house Guests and $20BZD Per Person for Public

Complimentary Transportation is offered from the UMAYA Resort to the Placencia Village and all points in between

RSVP:Book at our Front Desk or Ph: 671-4500 |

Useful Information

Check in is at 3:00pm. Check out is at 11:00am. For departures after 11:00 am, the late checkout fee is $20US per hour. Please arrange for late checkout at least a day in advance with the front desk. Please place luggage at the front door of your suite thirty minutes before your scheduled departure time for our staff to pick up. Meet at the front desk lobby ten minutes before your scheduled departure time and we will escort you to your vehicle or the complimentary airport shuttle.

We accept Amex, Visa, Master Card, travelers’ checks and cash. Personal or company checks are not accepted, we apologize for any inconvenience. The Belize Dollar has a fixed rate of $2BZ = $1US. US currency and travelers checks in US currency are widely accepted.

There is no smoking allowed in the rooms or on your terrace. Smoking areas are provided on both sides of the property. Smoking is permitted in any of the parking areas. Smoking is not permitted near any entrance or room terraces. Smoking in your room will result in a $500.00 USD cleaning fee.

Potable water is available in the room and at the dining and bar area. Our water goes through a purification system but is not suitable for drinking. We recommend only drinking the bottled water provided in your room.

Free WiFi is available throughout the resort.

Complimentary bicycles are available at the security booth. We also offer locks at the security booth for these bicycles to make sure that the equipment stays secure during your use of it.

Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are complimentary and located on the beach. For your security and the security of our equipment, the items can be signed out by the pool attendant. We recommend the use of life-saving equipment. Ask the beach staff for safety tips. There is also a beach volleyball court and beach toys available.

Beach towels are provided; they are located by the pool on the ocean side. These towels are for the exclusive use of the beach and pool areas only. If there is a need for additional towels inquire with the pool attendant. When going on tours, contact the concierge at 5555 for towel availability.

Babysitting services, laundry service and wake up calls are available by our concierge. Please schedule with the Front Desk or concierge.

Each suite has a full kitchen. Kitchen utensils can be acquired at no cost by calling the Front Desk.

We invite you to join us to conserve water by using your linens and towels more than once. In addition to decreasing water and energy consumption, you help us use fewer environmentally harmful chemicals and reduce the amount of detergent wastewater that must be recycled within our community. Kindly turn all lights, television, radios and air conditioner off when not in use or prior to leaving your room. Thank you for your cooperation, if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more comfortable please do not hesitate to let us know.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from Placencia Village, as well as the local airport, is available at scheduled times, subject to change. Space is limited, please confirm your ride at the front desk. Taxi service is available from 6:00 am to midnight to and from Placencia Village for approximately $25US/$50BZ.

Belize International Airport , Philip S. W. Goldson (BZE)
Placencia local airstrip (PLJ) *
*Note the hotel offers complimentary pick up from Placencia (PLJ), a 15 minute drive.
The hotel can arrange your local domestic flight to Placencia


America Airlines

Direct to Belize from Houston, Dallas, Miami, Charlotte


Delta Airlines

Direct to Belize from Atlanta


United Airlines

Direct Flights from Houston, Chicago


West Jet

Direct to Belize from Toronto and Calgary


Southwest Airlines

Direct to Belize from Houston , Denver and Fort Lauderdale



Direct Flight to Belize from El Salvador



Direct to belize from Panama


Tropic Air

Direct flight to Belize Cancun, Flores, Roatan and Guatamala City

Mexico to Belize

ADO bus Line


Guatemala to Belize

Linea Dorada Bus Line