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Your Own Paradise Awaits

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Imagine a place where the comforts of home meet the enchanting views of the Caribbean. Where your loved ones can gather, where time slows to a pace you can savor, and where you are free from the stress and distractions of daily life.

This is Orchid Bay.

Find Your Home at Orchid Bay

For those who refuse to accept the status quo – we invite you to discover a life hidden from the familiarity of North America. A place where dreams are fulfilled.

Village Bungalows

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3-Bedroom  2-Bathroom

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1-Bedroom  1-Bathroom

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5 Reasons an Orchid Bay Bungalow Offers Incredible Value for Paradise-Living

1. You’re only steps from the water Our Bungalows are located in the heart of our community village, which means the ocean is only a short walk from your front door.

2. Thoughtful floor plans for comfort and efficiencyChoose between a 1-bed/1-bath or 2-bed/1-bath floor plan to keep everyone comfortable and maximize the use of your home space.

3. Enjoy a patio made for paradise Each bungalow offers a spacious, covered patio so you can relax in the shade while enjoying the fresh ocean breezes.

4. Modern interior finishes You’ll get to live in a home that looks like it belongs on HGTV –in fact, our Bungalows are nicer than our home that was featured on House Hunters International.

5. All of the Orchid Bay amenities for less Save money on your home and enjoy all of our great amenities, such as the Orchid Bay Beach Club, Tradewinds Restaurant, and community pool

Beachfront Condos

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Efficiency without compromising comfort

Most condos are designed to maximize the efficiency of smaller living spaces, which is nice, but it can leave you feeling cramped. We take a different approach, combining efficiency and comfort, which means you get a full-size kitchen, full-size bedrooms, and full-size closets.

Fewer neighbors and less noise

We intentionally limit our condominium towers to a total of six units and most of our condo residents don’t live here full-time, so you don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors (or worry about being the noisy neighbor)

Don’t like stairs? Neither do we

You’re here to relax and unwind – the last thing you want to do is climb a bunch of stairs after a day of fun in the sun and a few evening cocktails. When you don’t feel like taking the stairs, use the elevator instead

Everyone gets an amazing view

Our Beach Condos sit right on the sand with an unobstructed view of the beautiful Caribbean waters. Whichever floor you choose to live on, you can count on enjoying an incredible view from your covered patio
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We will release more Beachfront Condos soon on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click the button below to get an invite to our next private release before we make them available to the public.

Beach Villas

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The Best of the Best in Belize

Sometimes bigger really is better

Our Villas offer more living space than any of our other homes, which helps you accommodate more family and friends with plenty of room for everyone.

You’ll be everyone’s favorite host

With open floor plans, two stories of covered patios, and an optional covered rooftop deck – our Villas are a dream home for those who want to entertain in paradise

Experience luxury living in paradise

Orchid Bay Villas are among the nicest homes in the entire country, designed by world-class architects and built with impeccable attention to detail and refinement

The best views in Orchid Bay

In real estate, location is crucial, and so is timing. Early buyers of our Waterway and Beach Villas will enjoy the most desirable locations ever available at Orchid Bay
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2-Bedroom  2-Bathroom

Floor Plan

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3-Bedroom  3-Bathroom

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We will release more Villas soon on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click the button below to get an invite to our next private release before we make them available to the public.


Paradise Meets Practicality

For a limited time, we’re offering a Paradise Payment Program to make paradise more accessible for everyone.
  • Easy 2-Step ApplicationWe handle the financing for you, which means you get better terms and a smoother application process than from a bank.
  • Low Monthly Payments Enjoy a low, predictable monthly payment that works well within your household budget to make paradise more accessible.
  • Move-In Ready Fall 2019Our builders are ready to go, so you’ll get to enjoy your new home in paradise throughout the holiday season this year.
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The Orchid Bay Rental Program

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If you’re going to own a vacation home, we believe you should be able to mix business with pleasure by generating revenue from your home in paradise.

That’s why Orchid Bay offers a robust Rental Program that manages the entire process of marketing your home, providing first-class hospitality for guests, and ensuring your home is well-maintained while you’re not here.

How it Works:
  • Apply to join the Orchid Bay Rental Program.
  • Sit back, relax, and let us handle all of the work for you.

Our Rental Guarantee

For many families, our Rental Program is the game-changer that makes paradise practical and more accessible. We’re committed to the success of every home in our Rental Program, so much so, that we offer a 3-year Rental Guarantee!

Terms and conditions apply for eligibility – speak to a Legacy Advisor today to learn more about how you can turn your vacation home in paradise into a smart investment that makes sense for your family.

Three easy steps to living in Paradise

  • Step 1: Explore Your Options

    Buying a getaway or retirement home is an important decision for you and your family. Let us help you explore your options to ensure that Orchid Bay is the best fit for you.

  • Step 2: Book a Discovery Stay

    When you’re ready to test-drive living in paradise, you can book a Discovery Stay where we’ll host you for an unforgettable 4-day, 3-night tour of our community.

  • Step 3: Select and Purchase Your Home

    Once you and your family decide that Orchid Bay is right for you, we’ll walk you through the entire process of selecting and closing on your new home in paradise.

What is a Discovery Stay?

Before buying a home, you need to see our property and experience the Orchid Bay lifestyle firsthand. A Discovery Stay is an epic 4-day, 3-night vacation where we host you and a guest on an unforgettable trip to Belize as well as a comprehensive tour of our community.

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Plan Your Trip

We’ll handle the logistics

In preparation for your trip, our travel agent will book the most convenient flights to accommodate your schedule. Once you’ve arrived in Belize City, a Legacy Advisor will greet you at the airport and handle all of the transportation while you’re here.

Day 1

Ambergris Caye

Upon arrival, we’ll transport you and any other guests touring Orchid Bay to Ambergris Caye –Belize’s largest island and top tourist destination. We’ll show you around the island, enjoy food and drinks, and stay on the island overnight.
Day 2

Journey to Orchid Bay

You’ll start your day with a sunrise over the reef before we meet up for breakfast. Then you’ll get to explore ancient Mayan ruins as we make our way to Orchid bay. That evening, you’ll get settled in before the welcome dinner and social night.

Day 3

Experience Paradise-Living

The day begins with a breakfast buffet at the Tradewinds Restaurant. After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a day of nonstop fun that includes sailing out into the Caribbean, snorkeling along reefs, and world-class fishing. The evening is yours to enjoy as you please.

Day 4

Back to Reality

You’ll enjoy one last breakfast at Orchid Bay before we depart to the airport in Belize City. At this point, some guests decide to extend their visit so they can enjoy the amenities at Orchid Bay even longer (additional charges apply).

What to Pack

Belize has amazing tropical weather, which makes it easy for packing light. In the winter months, you can expect an average high of 75°F, and an average high of 85°F throughout the summer months. We recommend lightweight shoes, t-shirts, and tank tops for day and night.

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Your favorite hat
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Lightweight, breathable clothes
  • Swimwear for pool and ocean activities 
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How much is a Discovery Stay?

The Orchid Bay Discovery Stay is $1,999, which includes food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel for you and a guest. However, the first six groups who book a Bungalow Discovery Stay will get a special discount.

The Paradise Retirement Plan

How would you like to retire in paradise, spending your best years relaxing by the beach and experiencing the laid-back Belizean lifestyle with like-minded friends? We’ve got a plan to help you make that dream a reality!
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Find your home.

Most retirees buy a home at Orchid Bay several years before retiring. This gives you time to enjoy holidays and family getaways at your home in paradise while you’re still working.

Enter our Rental Program

By putting your home in our optional Rental Program, you can generate revenue that helps offset the cost of ownership of your home until you retire. Don’t worry, you will still get plenty of personal use out of your home throughout the year when you aren’t renting it out.

Retire and move to Orchid Bay

Once you’re ready to retire, you have spent enough time here to know if you’d like to become a full-time resident in Belize. If so, you could be eligible for Belize’s Qualified Retirement Program (QRP) – one of the most attractive incentives for expats who want to enjoy life in a tropical destination with a favorable cost of living.

Otherwise, you can continue to rent your home and enjoy part-time or seasonal residence here. Speak to a Legacy Advisor for more information.

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Why Orchid Bay?

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The perfect combination of amazing weather, luxurious amenities, and a laid-back lifestyle provide the opportunity to leave your stress and worries behind. When you’re here – you’re free to relax and live in the moment.

About Orchid Bay

Orchid Bay is a master-planned community located in Northern Belize. As one of the premier communities in Northern Belize, we were featured on House Hunters International in 2010 and have since expanded to offer better homes with modern designs, such as our new Bungalows.

Orchid Bay Amenities Include:
  • Pescadores Boat Dock
  • Orchid Bay Beach Club
  • Tradewinds Restaurant
  • Community Pool
  • Walking trails
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About Our Developers

Legacy Global Development is an international real estate development company with properties throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. We have set forth on a mission to bring the master plan to life, expanding on the original vision to create a community our residents are proud to call home.

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What People Love About Our Location

  • Ultimate Seclusion

    Located in the Corozal District of Northern Belize, Orchid Bay is located in a quiet part of the country where you can enjoy the serenity of “being away from it all.”

  • Private Beach

    We have our own private beach for Orchid Bay residents and visitors that remains clean and pristine, unlike other beaches overrun with tourists.

  • Mexico is Nearby

    Orchid Bay is located close to the Mexican border with bordering states that include Tulum, Cozumel, Cancún, and Playa del Carmen. If you need to do any shopping beyond the local farmer’s market, Chetumal is your best option.

  • 20-Minute Flight to Ambergris Caye

    Orchid Bay is close enough to the leading tourist destination in Belize, Ambergris Caye, for easy access, but far enough away that you will feel more like a local – which is part of what makes Orchid Bay special.

What people just like you are saying about Orchid Bay

Jason W.

"We can't wait to start building our dream home in this truly beautiful corner of the world! The game plan Orchid Bay has in place will truly be the gold standard of northern Belize."

Suzy C.

"Casitas are beautiful, with cold air conditioning and plenty of amenities. The water doesn't get super deep, the view is lovely and there is even a pool! The tradewinds bar and restaurant has the perfect food and booze to relax you for your whole trip!"

Randy T.

"Beautiful and extremely peaceful resort. If you're looking to get off the beaten path and looking for a break from all that life throws at you, Orchid Bay is a place to go."

Andrew R.

"Amazing location, secluded and romantic. The staff and restaurant are amazing and the casita's are well equipped and cozy. Lots of activities to do nearby and great fishing too."

Everything You Need to Know About Belize

There’s a lot to love about Belize – from its incredible year-round weather to its laid-back lifestyle. Belize attracts people from all walks of life who share the same vision for a life well-lived.

Why own a home in Belize?

  • English is the official language
  • Belize is only 2 hours from the U.S.
  • US Dollars are accepted everywhere and Belizean currency is pegged to the USD
  • Belize is one of the few safe, tropical destinations that's preserved its gorgeous environment, unique wildlife, and exotic culture
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Investing in Belize

Belize is a wonderful place to live and retire – largely because it’s favorable for North Americans who want to invest in foreign real estate. Here’s a quick glance at what makes Belize attractive to investors:

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  • Low property taxes          
  • No estate tax or capital gains tax
  • Your assets are protected by British Commonwealth Law
  • Belize allows 100% foreign ownership of property and businesses

3 Must-Do Activities for Your Belize Bucket List

  • See the Great Blue Hole- As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Blue Hole is considered one of the world’s most distinguished diving sites. Created approximately 10,000 years ago after a cave roof crumbled in, this deep blue abyss contains underwater tunnels, caverns, and rock formations.
  • Visit Ambergris Caye- This 25-mile long island off the coast of northern Belize caters to snorkelers and divers. The island offers easy access to the barrier reef and exploring the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. When you’re not underwater, you can eat, go shopping, and enjoy beachside cocktails in San Pedro, Ambergris’ main town.
  • Explore Lamanai- Lamanai is a 960-acre Mayan site located on the New River Lagoon in Northern Belize. Its name means “submerged crocodile”and that’s what you’ll encounter when you visit, including artifacts depicting reptiles, plus crocodiles and iguanas crawling along its banks.
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Why More Expats and Retirees Choose Belize

For those who want to own a piece of paradise, Belize isn’t the only option, but it is one of the most attractive options for several reasons – close proximity to the United States, English-speaking people, and a predictable exchange rate pegged to the US Dollar.

One option to consider is Costa Rica. However, you’ll find that equivalent real estate is significantly more expensive in Costa Rica, they don’t have retirement incentives, and you will need to speak a little Spanish to get around. Plus, Belize is closer to North America.

Another option is Panama, which does have a similar retirement program, but it lacks the natural beauty and desirable location of Belize. Your home budget also won’t go as far in Panama – especially if you want to live in a beachfront community.

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The Legacy Promise

We promise you will love the experience of buying and owning a home at Orchid Bay, Belize

Our Current Offer – Village Bungalows

Now is the perfect time to buy a home at Orchid Bay because for the first time ever, we’re offering a Paradise Payment Program on the only new homes we have available under $200k. Plus, right now you can even save money on your Discovery Stay if you’re one of the first six groups to book your trip.

For a limited time only:

✓ $99k down payment
✓ $999 monthly payment
✓ Optional 3-year Rental Guarantee

Are you ready to own a piece of paradise you get to share with loved ones for holidays and family vacations? Speak to a Legacy Advisor to find out if an Orchid Bay Bungalow is right for you.