Looking for a home away from home? Take a look at Wild Orchid Residences, a luxury villa development in Placencia, Belize.
With white sand beaches, a stunning jungle vista, long stretches of coral reefs and clear blue ocean; more and more luxury travelers are discovering the beauty of Belize — what has traditionally been one of the most underrated destinations in Central America.
While the coastal country has a diverse range of cultures and residents, Belize remains the only country in Central America where English is the official language. For those seeking a tropical home, Belize provides political and economic stability, offering a safe and intimate experience and one that is easily accessible. Non-stop direct flights arrive in Belize City from major airports including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte and New York.
One of the fastest growing areas in Belize is the peninsula of Placencia, located in the southeastern part of the country. Known locally as “Barefoot Perfect”, Placencia offers 16 miles of natural sand beaches, virgin mangrove lagoons, coral cayes, jungle rivers and pristine rainforest. Placencia has such a rich diversity that celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon and Bradley Cooper have vacationed here; DiCaprio even purchased his own private island. Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor loved the area so much that in 2001 they purchased property in Placencia and developed the Turtle Inn Resort, which has been consistently named one of the top resorts in Central and South America.
One of the newest developments in Placencia is the aforementioned Wild Orchid Residences. Started in 2005, the villa development has secured what is considered to be the most captivating coastline Belize has to offer. It’s easily accessible by land, sea or air (Placencia has its own airport), and residents of Wild Orchid have the option of choosing between three distinct developments: marina side homes and villas, beach side villas and the exclusive private island beachfront villas.
Two-bedroom homes located on the marina side start at $698,000 US and three to four-bedroom marina villas start at $1,389,5000. For those looking to own beachfront property, the three to five-bedroom beachfront villas start at $2,290,000 and the exclusive three to five-bedroom private island villas, located 25 minutes away by boat, start at $4,265,000. All homes are custom built and incorporate sustainable building practices.
While at Wild Orchid, residents have access to a variety of services and amenities. The property’s planned state-of-the-art gymnasium will be fully equipped with a fulltime staff of fitness instructors on hand for personalized training sessions and yoga classes.
The development also boasts swimming pools, tropical gardens, a two-storey waterfront restaurant, spa and private marina.
For the ultimate in luxury, Wild Orchid Caye is a 12 acre private island retreat lined with white sand beaches, crystal clear water and incredible coral reefs. Limited to just 10 villas, Wild Orchid Caye was designed with privacy in mind. Every lot has direct beachfront access and averages a quarter acre in size. While on the island, residents will have access to a signature restaurant and private spa and gym.
Wild Orchid villas are also a great investment opportunity, as Belize has very low vacancy rates for luxury properties with above average returns on short term rentals. Wild Orchid Residences has contracted world renowned Wolf Worster Associates to manage their short term rentals which currently bring in the highest revenue per night in the country. The developer of Wild Orchid, Dalmoni Belize, remains debt free and continues to reinvest in the area.
We could go on and on about all the development has to offer, but instead, we’ll just direct your attention to the fly-through videos so you can see Wild Orchid in all its tropical splendor for yourself:
For more information call 604 324 8895 or visit their website here.