Maya Beach

Maya Beach provides a simple, isolated way to experience the beaches of Belize. Small, sparse resorts dot the area, but don't detract from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea and the soft, white sand.

Located in Stann Creek District, Maya Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should give Maya Beach a try. It's a little bit removed from Belize's urban areas, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach

As Maya Beach is located east of the main road running down the Placencia peninsula and is easily accessible from the road. Since the area is relatively undeveloped, it is recommended that visitors travel by car, though taxis are willing to drive from the larger Placencia Village (about seven miles away).

Amenities and Ambiance

Maya Beach features immaculate white sand that stretches from the beach area into the sea. Thick vegetation lies just off the coast, offering an picturesque backdrop, while palm trees dot the area closer to the water. The shallow waters of the Caribbean make for great snorkeling and swimming.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Belize; the area hosts attractions such as Speactarte Art Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions such as World's Narrowest Main Street provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Maya Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Belize's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this site can be found six miles to the south of this site of historical interest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Maya Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Speactarte Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.2 N --
Lola’s Art Art Gallery 1.9 SSW --
Placencia Mangroves Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.4 S --
Art Affair Gallery Art Gallery 5.9 S --
World's Narrowest Main Street Historical Site 6.1 S --

Cities and Towns

Placencia is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Visitors looking to find a hotel room close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Maya Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Singing Sands Inn 0.3 mi. N Cottages
Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows -- -- Lodge
Maya Breeze Inn -- -- Hotel
Joyce & Frank's Bed and Breakfast 0.7 mi. N B & B
Green Parrot Beach House 0.8 mi. N Lodge
Spectarte Bed & Breakfast 1.0 mi. N B & B
Maya Beach Hotel 1.1 mi. N Hotel
Casa At Last 1.6 mi. SSW Resort
Blue Crab Resort 1.8 mi. SSW Hotel
Nautical Inn Resort 2.4 mi. S Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Bonefish Grille. The restaurant features International food. They are also known for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Maya Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bonefish Grille (501) 520-8022 International Informal 0.3 mi. N
Jaguar Bowling Lanes Restaurant (501) 601-4434 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. N
Mangos (501) 533-8102 Belizean, International Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Tiger Beach Club (501) 628-1250 Indian Very Casual -- --
S&K Restaurant (501) 533-8473 Belizean, Chinese Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Green Parrot Beach Houses's Restaurant (501) 533-8188 Belizean, International Informal 0.8 mi. N
Fantoni's Kitchen (501) 630-4752 Belizean, International Informal 1.0 mi. N
Maya Beach Bistro (501) 533-8040 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 1.1 mi. N
Vern’s Restaurant -- Belizean Very Casual -- --
Nautical Inn Restaurant (501) 523-3595 Caribbean Informal 2.4 mi. S
Azure Pool Restaurant (561) 807-6868 International Very Casual 3.1 mi. NE
Capriccio (561) 807-6868 Caribbean, Italian Informal 3.1 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Belize, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy South Placencia Beach, located a quick car or cab ride away.

You may also want to consider Seine Bight Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Belize; then again, visiting Maya Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Belize even more memorable.


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