The Placencia Hotel and Residence

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The Placencia Hotel and Residence

Staying at this hotel is like being in paradise thanks to its tranquil and beautiful setting right on the Caribbean. Not only are the surroundings drop dead gorgeous, but they have the largest and most beautiful pool in the beach where you can swim, lounge, and enjoy a few drinks without ever getting out of the water.

Travelers hoping to keep active will never run out of things to do at Placencia Hotel, as they will enjoy convenient access to an impressive variety of recreational activities. No matter what you're in the mood for, whether it's action on land or on the water, you'll be able to find it all at this oceanfront destination.

Situated on the southeastern outskirts of Stann Creek District, south-southwest of Riversdale, The Placencia Hotel and Residence offers a warm welcome to customers who are interested in staying in this part of Belize. It's 8.4 miles north-northeast of the center of Placencia.


There are six different units available to guests to provide a range of comfort and luxury. All units include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar, flat-screen satellite television, microwave, and coffeemaker.

The most unique types of units are the two types of villas- the Sea View and Sea Front Villas. The accommodations of these villas are the same, the only difference being the location of the Sea Front Villas right on the beach rather than back from the shore like the Sea View Villas. The villas include a single bedroom with a queen bed, a living room with a futon, a private bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar, television, microwave, and coffeemaker.

The basic guestroom at The Placencia Hotel is the Junior Suite, a one bedroom suite with a queen bed, private bathroom, and private patio with view of the garden.

The next level of suite is the Queen Suite. These suites have the same basic amenities as the Junior Suites but with increased luxury and space.

Next are the second-floor King Suites, one-bedroom suites with either a king bed or two double beds, private bathroom, and private balcony. Only select King Suites have a minibar or coffeemaker.

The pinnacle of the suites, the Master Suites have either a queen or king bed in their single bedrooms, a jacuzzi and shower in their private bathrooms, and a private patio or balcony. These suites are found on the first, second, and third floors, and the first-floor and second-floor suites include a separate living room with seating area.

Finally, in addition to all of this, you can purchase turn-key homes and condos. For more information on this opportunity contact Wayne Robbins at 561-512-7440.

Because there are 100 rooms, Placencia Hotel is a relatively large place to stay. A good selection of amenities and plenty of on-site activity make this generously sized hotel a hit with guests who want an exciting, rather than quiet, vacation. This hotel has received a four and a half star rating, based on several factors, including on-site features and overall experience.

A list of the guest room amenities available at The Placencia Hotel and Residence is provided below.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Private Bath
  • Safe
  • Cable TV and Premium Channel(s)
  • Air Conditioned
  • Shower
  • Mini Bar
  • King Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Bath Tub
  • Balcony
  • Queen Bed
  • Flat Screen TV

Call the hotel if you need any specific amenity, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

Activities and Recreation at The Placencia Hotel and Residence

The resort has everything you could want from a resort. An extensive spa, yoga, two of the island's top clay tennis courts with an in-house tennis pro with 34 years of experience, restaurants, and soon a casino are just the start of what’s available for guests. With 3,000 acres of property in a tropical locale, the Placencia Hotel can offer family-friendly hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, and nature watching right on the property. And since much of that property is right on the beach, guests are also welcome to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, fishing, and lounging on the beach.

In addition to these impressive on-site offerings, the Placencia Hotel is happy to help guests with off-site activities and landmarks like the Blue Creek Cave System, the Monkey River Tour, Mayan ruins, the world’s only jaguar preserve, Red Bank, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Peak, and of course Placencia village. Placencia Hotel’s tour desk even helps guests create personalized solo and group trips.

The full-service spa at the Placencia Hotel has a wide variety of treatments that combine modern techniques, local Belizean features, and ancient Mayan elements for a comprehensive revitalization from the inside out. The spa offers four types of massages- Shiatsu-Japanese, Swedish, a blend of the two, and hot stone-, four body treatments- red clay body wrap, seaweed body wrap, sea salt body glow, and buff body polish-, five facials- traditional facial, exfoliating masque, purifying masque, hydra masque, and gentle moisturizing masque-, manicures, and pedicures.

For this property's general amenities, take a look at the following list:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Yoga
  • Hiking/Nature Walk
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Fishing
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Scuba Diving
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Snorkeling

If you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect, don't hesitate to contact the location because these details are often in flux. Visit this page to read a comprehensive article about the activities and recreation opportunities available at The Placencia Hotel and Residence.


Thehotel offers a diverse lineup of four dining options that use fresh, local seafood and even organic fruits and vegetables grown in on-site gardens. Dining is available in a palapa right on the water for a very romantic experience.

Capriccio is the in-house Italian restaurant with a touch of the local Belizean Creole. This air-conditioned restaurant features fresh daily seafood specials, a wine selection of over 9,000 bottles, and a stunning view of the sea.

Palm Terrace serves meals all day with a view of the beach and a relaxing sea breeze.

Azure is the poolside restaurant, appropriately offering up light food in an open-air, no shoes required environment as well as a swim-up bar so guests never have to leave the water.

The Pier Bar Lounge is the newest restaurant at the Placencia Hotel and combines fine dining with sun and light breezes as well as late-night karaoke.

In addition to the on-site dining, travelers looking to find extra culinary variety should also consider some of the other nearby restaurant choices. Hungry guests will encounter a few solid places to eat within reach of these accommodations. It's worth it to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, even though Placencia Hotel has on-site dining, including Azure Pool Restaurant. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.

Guest Services

The Placencia Hotel and Residence offers guest services, including those listed below, helping you stay on track while enjoying your time on the property.

  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Tour Desk


What's Near The Placencia Hotel and Residence

You'll encounter a fair number of interesting sites and attractions within a short distance of Placencia Hotel. Some of the closest attractions are Placencia Mangroves and World's Narrowest Main Street. Because this hotel is directly on Maya Beach, it's an ideal place for travelers who prefer to stay on the coast.

The hotel is located near Placencia, a pleasant spot for tourists to visit.

If you'd like to learn more about what's in the area of the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Stann Creek District, Belize

Phone: (561) 807-6868



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