Once nothing but a drowsy village at the tip of the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize, Placencia has claimed a deserved place among Belize's top destinations for travelers. Truly, Placencia's beaches are the mainland's best, with soft white sands and rolling waves you won't find on Belize's islands. Catering to travelers of every wallet size, Placencia hotels range from inexpensive backpacker guesthouses to some of the most luxurious resorts in all of Belize. Note: many of the mid-range and high-end Placencia hotels and resorts are located miles north of Placencia Village and aren't in walking distance.
The award-winning Robert's Grove Beach Resort is a luxury Placencia hotel with three swimming pools, two gourmet restaurants – Seaside Restaurant and Habanero Mexican Café & Bar – and an onsite PADI dive shop. Gorgeous tropical landscaping and an intimate beachfront location make Robert's Grove a great place to spend a Placencia vacation.
Chabil Mar Villas is a high-end Placencia Resort perfect for travelers staying in Placencia a week or longer. Chabil Mar's twenty-two private luxury villas boast a whole host of amenities, such as unique decorations, 1000 square feet of living area, fully-stocked kitchens, private verandas, in-room safes, flat-screen televisions and so much more. The expansive beachfront property includes two infinity pools.
The Green Parrot Beach Houses are all about romance, whether you opt for a cozy cabana with private outdoor shower a more spacious beach house. All accommodations have a real Belizean feel, to match with the onsite restaurant's tropical fare.
Located eight miles from Placencia Village, the Maya Beach Hotel is a secluded tropical respite. The Maya Beach Hotel is simpler than other Placencia resorts, with lovely yet basic rooms, "suitable for guests who require comfort but not luxury." An outdoor lifestyle is the focus of this Placencia hotel, from fishing, sunbathing, swimming, to simply relaxing in a hammock with a book.
The recently renovated Singing Sands Inn is set in a vibrant tropical garden, close to Placencia Lagoon. The hotel's six thatched roof cabanas are decorated in local art and hardwoods. Two bars are located onsite, one at the end of the hotel's 200 foot pier, the other poolside.
The bright, beautiful accommodations of Placencia's full-service Laru Beya Beach Resort range from standard rooms to three-bedroom suites to penthouse suites complete with rooftop hot tubs. Along with typical luxury amenities like a freshwater swimming pool and onsite bar, Laru Beya has a miniature golf course and lending library.
Placencia is a fantastic spot for lovers of watersports, and Captain Jak's Cabanas and Marina is all about that type of traveler. Located on the Placencia lagoon, the moderately priced hotel offers private villas with large porches, as well as use of the marina facilities for boat-based Belize travelers.
Phone: Tel: (501) 523 3481
8. Turtle Inn
It's no secret esteemed director Francis Ford Coppola has fallen in love with Belize, as his two top-shelf Belizean resorts prove. Placencia's Turtle Inn is one of them. Its twenty-five beachfront cottages, villas and suites offer a variety of space and amenities, such as Japanese baths, outdoor showers and private walled gardens. The Turtle Inn's gourmet restaurants and bounty of activities complete a postcard-worthy vacation.
For those seeking a Placencia vacation that's a tad more local and lively, the Paradise Vacation Hotel has you covered. Located right in Placencia Village, all the town's bars and restaurants are in walking distance. The hotel's twelve air-conditioned rooms are located right on the water, and the onsite, open-air restaurant offers local fare at your convenience.
Phone: 1-(904) 564-9400