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South Waters Resort

Palms Row, Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #18 of 20 hotels in Placencia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014
retiree60 Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Booked a stay at a South Waters cabana thru a travel agent and moved out after 1 night. I was warned of no air conditioning but not the rest. A chattering ceiling fan, towels better for exfoliating than drying, a trickle for a shower, threadbare linen, barking dogs and lost partyers. Hotel personnel could not be found past 6 pm.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have been hounding South Waters since early March 2014 for an unauthorized double charge and the response from the resort has been disappointing/deceitful. We had to contact our credit card to resolve the dispute. It's a shame their sketchy business practices have ruined our experience because the location and cabana are magical...

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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed here in March 2014 in a private beach cabana and it was a decent place to stay. Everyone was friendly and helpful while i was there and the price was OK too. However they double charged me (1 month apart for each charge, and before i even arrive). While i was staying at the property i spoke with... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The location is right on the water and an easy walk from the town dock but is not in the are where the beaches are. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice restaurant on site but nobody eating there the day we were there. Lots mor activith and less expensive places to stay further up the beach.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

WE came to Placencia in November ans stayed in one of the condo's. The room was very nice with a sofa bed, bath tub (rarity in Central America) and a very comfortable bed. There is a restaurant onsite. The food and service are excellent. You can walk right out of your room and go for a swim. The sea life... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This establishment is situated at the very tip of the Placencia Peninsula, in Belize, C.A. far enough away from the main drag but close enough to walk to night time entertainment. We stayed in the 1 bedroom condo which was spacious and clean with a/c. Steps away from the calmest water I have ever experienced. A few minutes spent gazing... More

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Captiva Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We adored our little cabana! The cabana did not have air conditioning but we found even with temperatures in the 90's by day the room was wonderful with just the fans. The Cabana was spacious and offered all we we would need complete with a spectacular view. We had stayed in a different hotel the night before and found it... More

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed in one of the cabanas on the beach right on the water. The view was amazing, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The cabana was quaint and a perfect size for the two of us. Everything was very clean from the cabana to the beach to the Crow's Nest, which served up welcoming, complimentary... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The South Waters Resort is at the end of a road in a quiet and peaceful area of Placencia. We stayed in one of the cabanas right next to the beach. It is a great place to stay with a fabulous bed and a little kitchen. There is enough space on the veranda to enjoy your stay and relax in... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The owners and staff are absolutely top notch. They are very friendly and helpful. They booked some great tours and a sailing excursions for us. The restaurant has good food for a reasonable price and is comfy. The condos and cabanas are clean and conveniently located close to shopping.

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Address: Palms Row, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
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South Waters Resort occupies 300ft of sandy beach on the southern point of Placencia village, it is approx 120 mile flight from Belize City and one mile from the Placencia Airstrip. Guests fly internationally into Belize City and then must schedule a 40-minute flight to the Placencia Peninsula, prior to departing for your trip. This flight can be arranged through the local carriers Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. Guests can call South Waters Resort to arrange complimentary transportation to and from the airstrip. Our accomodations range from private beach cabanas with fans too luxury condo suites fully furnished with A/C all have private bathrooms, verandahs and overlook the Placencia Bay for spectacular sunrises. ... more   less 
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