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.

Set on the southern outskirts of Stann Creek District, Maya Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Belize may really like a visit to Maya Beach. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's also not completely secluded.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Maya Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. It is near Speactarte Art Gallery, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Belize, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is World's Narrowest Main Street, which is six miles away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Maya Beach is close to Placencia, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Placencia is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Maya Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay close to Maya Beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from close-by. Find the closest lodging options by perusing those shown in the table that follows.

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
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
Nautical Inn Resort 2.4 mi. S Resort
Seakunga Belize 3.0 mi. S Hostel
The Placencia Hotel and Residence 3.1 mi. NE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. Bonefish Grille is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring International food. They are also known for serving seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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 (501) 533-4117 International Very Casual 3.1 mi. NE
Capriccio (501) 533-4117 Caribbean, Italian Informal 3.1 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices in Belize besides Maya Beach.

You might also enjoy South Placencia Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Seine Bight Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

There's plenty to see and do in Belize, and Maya Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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