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5 reasons why you should take a closer look at Itz’ana Resort & Residences

In a country filled with beaches, jungles, ancient Mayan ruins and crowned with the most beautiful set of islands that the Western hemisphere has to offer, imagine a luxurious, tropical getaway resort, where old-school British civilization meets inspired luxury and well-being. The country is Belize, possibly Mother Nature’s best kept secret. The resort is Itz’ana, located in the little fishing village of Placencia – a beachfront paradise with textbook turquoise water. Itz’ana offers a waterfront lifestyle in a prime location, in beautiful Belize – a former British colony. Here are 5 reasons why you should take a closer look at Itz’ana Resort & Residences. 1. The beautiful paradise of Belize Formerly British Honduras, Belize is the only English speaking country in Latin America. Simply a stunning country, Belize is home to the world’s second largest coral reef system and this truly unique country offers a balance between relaxation, adventure, nature, culture and history. Imagine a morning visit to ancient Mayan temples, followed by an afternoon snorkel to cacao farms. Itz'ana beach Its unspoilt terrain features the tranquility of turquoise oceans, blissfully pristine beaches, canopied jungles and ancient Mayan ruins. Leave behind corporate commericalisation – here you won’t find brands like Marriotts or Starbucks. Instead you can enjoy a country that offers incentives for investors and visitors, a stable government, along with freehold titles, a favourable tax environment, offshore banking and British contract law. 2. Itz’ana Resort & Residences – waterfront living where inspiration comes alive At the Itz’ana Resort, visitors will experience waterfront living and the soul of Belize, in a resort where inspiration comes alive. Named after the Mayan god of day and night, Itz’ana is embraced by a lagoon on one side and the sea on the other. “Eight years ago, we knew that Belize would become a world-class destination because of its natural beauty, culture, and proximity to major markets. Ka’ana’s success in the jungle continues to exceed our expectations. With the entire destination now coming of age, we’re thrilled to launch Itz’ana on the beach in Placencia and to share the investment opportunity” said Colin Hannan, developer. Itz'ana waterfront living Located in a prime location, on 16 miles of Caribbean peninsula, Itz’ana is wonderfully situated next to beaches, islands, jungle, caves, rivers and the second largest barrrier reef in the world. Itz’ana Resort offers a truly unique experience, with The Great House situated in the heart of the resort, which is the perfect gathering place for you, your family and friends. The Great House features The Rum Room, the perfect place to soak up the traditional feeling and some of the delectable spirits, on offer in Belize – with a private Rum Sommelier on hand to steer you in the right direction. It’s also home to a Hemmingway inspired library. In the morning, if you fancy it, you can start the day off with a spot of sunrise yoga on the yoga and sun deck above The Great House. You can lounge in the state-of-the-art Spa where locally sourced rainforest botanicals are used in Mayan insspired treatments. Of course a waterfront lifestyle requires a marina. The Itz’ana Marina has a watersports activity centre and is a full service marina. It has 33 slips prepared for boats. The watersports activity centre offers boat tours, snorkelling, sunset sails, fishing and scuba diving. The Itz’ana Resort also has its own private island club, where you can blissfully escape with an island picnic, or even stay overnight. 3. Limilita – a pop-up restaurant with reef to refurbished table dining While the resort and residences open in late 2016, you can get a taste of what Itz’ana has to offer with it’s pop-up, reef-to-refurbished dining experience, Limilita. A new food concept that invites you to experience beachfront dining, stunning views and even better food. Delicious products are fresh and locally sourced, with a new menu daily. Dining is by reservation only. Limilita 4. Elegant residences – for stylish, waterfront living Thoughtful floorplans feature meticulously designed stunning interiors, to bring you an elegant and chic home away from home. Watch the sun set over the lagoon, from your waterfront residence, with a cocktail in hand. Itz'ana Residences vary from 1000-5000 square feet in size, with prices ranging from $295,000 – $1,000,000. The choice of properties range from 1-bedroom cottages to 5-bedroom villas, all located directly on the beach or the lagoon waterfront. All homes are fully furnished with the exclusive collection Itz’ana Home by Samuel Amoia. The industry icon, has designed the interiors, commisioning custom furniture, crafted ever so elegantly from local hardwoods. The 39 luxury boutique villas and cottages have been designed by a native of Belize, Boston based architect Robert de Oliveira Castro. He uses a fusion of traditional materials and forms, to create a modern take on the British colonial past of Belize. The Itz’ana Resort Residences, which offer the ultimate home away from home with elegant waterfront living, make an excellent investment opportunity. The residences can be managed for you by the expert resort team, so that you can rent your residence hassle-free. 5. Inspirational Itz’ana Home by Samuel Amoia Featured in the likes of Elle Decor and Architectural Digest,the Itz’ana Home collection by Samuel Amoia, blends French Deco inspirations with local tribal techniques. The Central American inspired furnishings feature Amioa’s trademark blend of innovative methods with natural materials. Designed in Amoia’s New York studio, the pieces are manufactured in Central America with vendors that have a multigenerational history of craftsmanship. Itz'ana Home This post is sponsored by Itz’ana Resort & Residences.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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