Where to Stay in Placencia

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Aerial photo of Placencia

Graced with beautiful beaches, Placencia hotels and resorts are some of the best in Southern Belize. The seaside village primarily has luxury beachfront accommodations but a few places are affordable.

What I like the best about Placencia is that it’s a peninsula that cuts straight into the Caribbean Sea. This makes it an amazingly versatile destination where you can enjoy the beach and reef attractions, while also easily accessing nearby mainland Belize jungle adventures.

10 Best Hotels and Resorts in Placencia, Stann Creek
1. Chabil Mar Villas
2. Turtle Inn
3. Roberts Grove
4. Belizean Nirvana
5. Naia Resort and Spa
6. Caribbean Beach Cabanas
7. The Ellysian
8. Miramar Suites
9. Anda Di Hows Hostel
10. Laru Beya Resort

Top Placencia Hotels & Resorts

all inclusive resort in placencia belize

1. Chabil Mar Villas

If you’re looking for a villa-style beachfront resort in Placencia, Chabil Mar is your place. Aside from having beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea, the resort has many amenities and gorgeous garden surroundings. The beachside resort is very private and you’re only a short bike ride away from downtown Placencia, where there’s tons of action happening.

Turtle Inn beach hotel by Francis Ford Coppola

2. Turtle Inn

Sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and the Placencia Lagoon, Turtle Inn offers beautiful seafront cottages in a beach setting 10 minutes from downtown Placencia. As one of Francis Ford Coppola’s esteemed luxury Belize hotels, many celebrities frequent this exclusive resort, as invited guests of the director or regular vacationers. Blancanaeux Junge Lodge in Cayo is its sister property.

Roberts Grove Placencia Belize

3. Robert’s Grove Beach Resort

As one of the oldest beach resorts in Placencia, Robert’s Grove has mastered the art of providing a tranquil and serene vacation environment. The resort is situated minutes away from downtown Placencia but it seems as if it is miles away from any town. I love their pool, and their gardens are landscaped amazingly. This is a great place to stay in Placencia for a honeymoon or family vacation.

Belizean Nirvana Placencia Hotel

4. Belizean Nirvana

Belizean Nirvana is a small boutique 5-suite hotel offering simple, elegant and comfortable accommodations on the beach in the heart of Placencia. Visitors are only a stone-throw away from all the amenities of downtown Placencia. In fact, Belizean Nirvana is often rated as one of the best-located hotels in Placencia.

Naia Resort and Spa in Placencia

5. Naia Resort and Spa

Located at Mile 17.5 on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia Resort & Spa offers a range of luxurious accommodations in Seine Bight Village. Their newest addition is a stunning 5-bedroom beach house complete with an elevator and wheelchair accessibility. There are smaller beach bungalows and villas if that’s more your speed, but the service and amenities remain the same.

Caribbean Beach Cabanas - a PUR Adults Only Resort in Placencia, Belize

6. Caribbean Beach Cabanas

Caribbean Beach Cabanas is a small rustic-luxury resort consisting of 7 beachfront casitas and villas on a ½ acre beachfront property near the famous Placencia Sidewalk. It’s the only adults-only resort in Placencia, perfect for couples that want a tranquil private beach setting while only being steps away from many lively bars, restaurants and shops.

The Ellysian Boutique Hotel in Placencia

7. The Ellysian

Awarded Mexico and Central America’s Leading Boutique Hotel for 2022, the Ellysian Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Placencia Village, just steps away from the beach and sidewalk. It is an upscale beach resort with contemporary cool/ modern minimalistic aesthetics. Onsite you can find the only rooftop restaurant in Placencia.

Miramar Apartments is right on the beach in Placencia

8. Miramar Suites

If you’re looking for apartment-style beach accommodations near the heart of Placencia, Miramar is the perfect place. Miramar Apartments offers seafront views, a private beach area, and a lovely tropical garden. And the best thing is that you’ll only be a short walk away from top Placencia restaurants, bars, and groceries.

Anda Di Hows Hostel in Placencia

9. Anda Di Hows Hostel

Great for backpackers on a budget, Anda di Hows is a popular hostel in Placencia Village. Centrally located, it is close to top Placencia attractions, restaurants, bars and tour operators, while only being steps away from the beach. Accommodations are very basic but clean, with guests staying in a dorm room with bunk beds.

Laru Beya Resort in Placencia

10. Laru Beya Resort

Lara Beya offers classic beachfront accommodations on the northern section of the Placencia Peninsula. It is just a short walk from the Garifuna village of Seine Bight and three miles from Placencia Village. It’s a great spot for couples or families looking for a quiet upscale resort that is not too far from the lively restaurant-and-bar scene of Placencia.

What to Do in Placencia

kayaking near placencia
Placencia resorts often offer complimentary use of kayaks!

With a wide range of fun things to do, the seaside village of Placencia is one of the top places to visit in Belize.

  1. Explore Belize’s reef or relax at some of the best beaches in Belize
  2. Explore Placencia and eat/ drink at some of the best restaurants and bars
  3. Go kayaking, fishing, snorkeling or swimming with Whale Sharks
  4. Visit Hopkins Village or hike the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary or Bocawina National Park
  5. Tour Monkey River by boat or take an excursion to Maya sites

When to Visit Placencia

Beach area in front of Tipsy Tuna Bar in Placencia

The best time to visit Placencia is from December to May, which is during Belize’s dry season and you can expect sunny days and clear blue skies. However, this is also during the high tourism season, meaning that due to the popularity of this time, the downside is that vacations are more expensive. But honestly, things in Belize are relatively not that different during the tourism offseason and many discounts are offered.

As for a specific date that is best to be in Placencia, this is possibly during the Whale Shark season in Belize. Every year, from March to June, for a couple of days before the full moon and up to 10 days after, Whale Sharks visit Gladden Spit and the Silk Cayes. Typically, April and May are the best months to see them.

Map of Top 10 Resorts in Placencia

The Placencia resorts listed on this map are ranked based on personal preference.

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