About Twin Palms
The Inn at Twin Palms was founded by Anna and Tim Smith in 2011 as a small, five-bedroom Bed & Breakfast. Since then, the Inn has been TripAdvisor’s #1 Bed & Breakfast in Belize for seven consecutive years as well as #1 in Central America and #13 of Top 25 B&B’s in the World. The B&B has grown into a very successful 18-room boutique hotel, with 2 pools, a fully-equipped gym, an onsite chapel, and now — a full-service restaurant serving Belizean and international cuisine, including delicious pizzas made in their homemade wood-fired brick oven.
Founded in 1970 after the near-destruction of the former capital (Belize City) by Hurricane Hattie, Belmopan is one of the newest and smallest national capital cities in the world, with a population of roughly 18,000. It became the official seat of government in 1970, with its National Assembly Building designed to resemble a Pre-Columbian Maya temple. The name ‘Belmopan’ is a portmanteau of the names of two rivers in the area, the ‘Belize’ and ‘Mopan’ rivers. Known informally as ‘The Garden City’, Belmopan is known for its scenic tree-lined sidewalks and pathways, its iconic central ‘Ring Road’, and its peaceful, friendly, and welcoming people.
Belize has the distinction of being the only English-speaking nation in Central America. It identifies with both Central America and the Caribbean, as is reflected in its very diverse cuisines, languages, and cultural norms. Belize has dazzlingly white, sandy beaches, brilliantly clear, blue waters, and lush jungles in the interior. Its currency is pegged 2:1 to the US dollar, and at only 8,867 square miles in size, it is the ideal place to explore the best of both the beach and jungle.