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.

Those hoping to stay active will never run out of things to do at Placencia Hotel, which provides convenient access to a diverse selection of outdoor possibilities. No matter what you're searching for, whether it's activities on land or in the ocean, you'll be able to find it all at this oceanfront destination.

Positioned in Stann Creek District, south-southwest of Riversdale, The Placencia Hotel and Residence offers a warm welcome to customers wanting to stay in this part of Belize. It is 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.

Placencia Hotel is a somewhat large property boasting 100 rooms. Abundant features and plenty of on-site activity make this sizable property a hit with guests who can't wait to be in the middle of the action. This hotel has been awarded a four and a half star rating, for its amenities, value, and more.

A check list of the in-room amenities offered by The Placencia Hotel and Residence include:

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

If you have an important amenity in mind, contact the front desk to verify availability.

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.

To see general activities and amenities available to guests, check out the following list:

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

However, because these details are always in flux, it's a good idea to call ahead of time if you're looking forward to something in particular. Visit this page to go to a comprehensive discussion 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 on-location dining, guests hoping for further culinary variety can also check out some of the region's other nearby dining establishments. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will discover a small handful of restaurants close-by. It may be helpful to learn about the nearby restaurants, though Placencia Hotel provides dining of its own, including Azure Pool Restaurant. For more information about your dining options near this property, click here.

Guest Services

The Placencia Hotel and Residence provides guest services, including the ones in the following list, helping you to get the most out of your relaxing trip to Belize.

  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Tour Desk


What's Near The Placencia Hotel and Residence

Guests will find a fair number of attractions located within a short distance of Placencia Hotel. Some of the closest are Placencia Mangroves and World's Narrowest Main Street. Since this hotel is directly on Maya Beach, this property is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to experience the area's beautiful coastal region.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the hotel is Placencia. When you seek to broaden your horizons, have yourself a side trip to a nearby town or two to check out just what else Belize has to offer.

To see the full article about other destinations and attractions near The Placencia Hotel and Residence, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Stann Creek District, Belize

Phone: (561) 807-6868



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