Sofia Coppola’s Guide to Belize

Even the most inveterate traveler needs to find a place to do absolutely nothing. For Sofia Coppola, that place is a tiny seaside village in Belize, where the most exciting adventure she’ll have all day is a bike ride to the gelato stand and back (and that’s just perfect). Hugh Garvey talks to the filmmaker about escaping it all.

Sofia Coppola understands the transformative power of a hotel better than most. The filmmaker and style icon grew up as a sort of real-life Eloise, traveling the world with her father, director cum hotelier Francis Ford Coppola, who over the years has built a small empire of luxury retreats. She set two of her movies in hotels, mining the serene dislocation of the Park Hyatt Tokyo in Lost in Translation and the languorous debauchery of Chateau Marmont in Somewhere. And when Coppola wants to fully check out, she checks in to her family’s resort in Belize…READ MORE

Belize is an island paradise that brims with staggering natural beauty, fascinating sites, and pure enchantment. Touting prime Caribbean-fronted shores, the Western Hemisphere’s longest barrier reef,and hundreds of private cayes and atolls to explore, this blissful tropical oasis is sure to win over sun-worshipers, water sport adventure enthusiasts, and revelers of seclusion alike...MORE about Belize

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