Adventure by day, comfort by night: That’s the life-in-balance allure of the new Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort in southern Belize. Twenty-five thatch-roofed cottages front a secluded white-sand strand on the 300-acre Italian-owned compound. Rates include meals as well as recreation (scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding) and tours (to Mayan ruins, blue holes, and a nature preserve famed for jaguars). Collapse at day’s end in privacy-guarding quarters with indigenous good looks. From $300. (800) 965-9689,