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“Simply Perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Green Parrot Beach Houses
1 Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize   |  
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Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I just would not change a single thing about our stay at the Green Parrort. On arrival we were surprised at the distance we were from Placencia village (a little under 10 miles) but on reflection this suited us perfectly. The cabanas were spacious, well kept, clean and very well thought out with their bedroom window and our own special seaview in the mornings. The beach was clean, golden sand and the sea, clear, warm and calm. All of these things are great but for us the stay was made complete by the staff at the Green Parrot who were like a small family for us whilst there (it was not peak season and for a few days we were the only guests but did not feel like we were alone there at any point). Leo is a star....always on hand with an infectious laugh and able to give advice, local knowledge and make any arrangements needed to ensure our stay was the best it could be. Add to this the double act of Theresa (Giraffe) and Isabella (the crazy chef) and our evenings were never dull. Both went out of their way to make sure that they catered for my shellfish allergy (although my husband tried the shellfish specials and said they were amazing!) and Isabella produced dish after dish, night after night of excellent freshly cooked delights specially for me!Theresas sense of humour, friendly approach and conversation every night in the bar/ restaurant area kept us entertained and nothing was too much trouble. We did venture out on trips to Cockscombe (not highly recommended), Monkey River (excellent to see wild manatees although we did see them from the beach at the Green Parrot too one morning!) Ziplining (excellent fun) and taking the Green Parrot bikes into Placencia.....but we equally enjoyed our time just relaxing on the beach, in the cabana, in the bar and with our adopted family for the week. I would definitely recommend a stay at the Green Parrot if you want excellent service, unique accommodation, a fantastic beach location and time to relax and just enjoy being on your holiday! Thank you to Leo and all of the team for making our stay so memorable - if we are back in Belize at any time we will definitely be staying with you again!

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to stay in the Green cabana - the furthest from the bar area but think all are...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
We thank you for staying with us at the Green Parrot. We also thank you for your kind comments about our staff and facilities. We have been in business for 13 - starting on our 14th year at the Green Parrot. Most of our staff has been with us for many years and understand how important it is to make our guests comfortable in a new vacation location. We try to give you what we consider a "True Belize Travel Experience". That way you will take home with you wonderful memories and new friendships.
Actually we are only 7 miles north of Placencia. We find that distance to be just perfect. Guests are close enough to visit Placencia, but away from the noise of the "big village". Also it puts you 7 miles closer to the mainland for tours to the jungle, zipline, and Mayan ruins.
Thanks again for taking the time to make such nice comments. And should your travels ever bring you this way again, you are welcome back to your home away from home.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Just got back from a stay at the Green Parrot, and would like to recommend it for those that are looking for an adventure and a good beach to relax on. We stayed in the "Parrot House". This is a thatched roof cabana that is located about 20 feet from the waters edge. It also has a rather different outdoor shower - lots of fun!
We were picked up at the small air strip and brought to the resort. We found the staff to be very friendly. They explained what we might do in the way of adventure trips, what to expect and we decided to relax the first few days and then do some trips. We liked the staff very much, by the time we left, we felt very comfortable talking to them. Leo is the head guy and takes care of all the guests. The resort was rather quiet in early November - which was fine with us. Meals were just fine a the resort restaurant. They seem to have a variety of options to choose from every day. We liked the beach, and were able to swim right off the dock. The beach was raked every morning by the staff and the cabana was cleaned every day. Just good basic facilities. NO tv - but we did not need one as we walked the beach, sat in the lounge chairs, and just Both trips were very enjoyable - the zip like is a little more active, but the Monkey river trip provides a lot of animals and scenery.
Just had a very good time. By the time we left it seemed like we had just arrived. We asked Leo to keep our spot at the bar - we will return!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Parrot House - just the right size for 2 persons
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
We do appreciate that you spent your vacation with us at the Green Parrot. It always makes our staff feel good to know that they have contributed in part to your successful vacation. We hope one day you will be able to come back on a return visit. Until then - safe travels
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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was a gem of a find. I just needed to get away for a week and could not have picked a better location. There does not seem to be much going on this time of the year in Placencia, which was just fine for me. I wanted to rest on the beach, read a few books, and unwind. The staff took great care of me, fed me, kept may cabana (the Parrot House) clean and were just wonderful. The beach is great - especially for walks in the morning. I enjoyed sitting on the dock in the evening and watching the sun set. I guess there are lots of tours, but I needed time to reflect, and this was the place. So thanks to the staff, Leo and all the rest. I will be back!

Room Tip: I liked the Parrot House - close to the beach and a great tropical shower.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Green Parrot. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to have served you at our resort. It is our goal to have every guest have a memorable experience. We wish you all the best in your future travels and hope that you will come back again.
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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I recently spent 10 days at the Green parrot in Belize. The Green parrot is an amazing hotel with truly amazing staff. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful for all aspects of our vacation and assisted us in making this one of the very best travel experiences we've ever had. Thank you green parrot. I highly recommend the Green Parrot Belize as a travel destination for anyone and everyone. Whether it is relaxing on the beautiful beach or taking an adventure, the Green Parrot will make it happen. THANK YOU GREEN PARROT

Room Tip: Ask for Leo :-)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Hi Mike- we do appreciate your staying with us at the Green Parrot, and for taking the time to write a review. We always enjoy the opportunity to serve a new visitor to the Green Parrot. We also offer our repeat guests a discount for another visit. Also, tell your friends about us, and we will give them a discount. So come on back and safe travels to you
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

It was my first trip to Belize and it definitely won't be my last. I love the Green Parrot. Leo (the manager) and his staff were so welcoming and helpful. The food was great and the whole atmosphere was relaxing and restful which was exactly what I was looking for. The Cabanas are great with lots of room and kept very clean. Leo's sister Isabella is an awesome cook, and Theresa can answer any and all questions. I will definitely be going back to this resort. Thankyou Leo, Isabella and Theresa for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Hi Dene -thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review about your stay. Our goal is to make every guest have a memorable experience. Do we always succeed? No, but we try to learn from our mistakes and make improvements. So we listen to people that have actually stayed wih us. We do value our great travelers from Canada. Sob your review will help them know what we are all about. Come on back, and be a part of our growing repeat guests group (that get a discount). Safe travels to you.
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Been to Belize many times & travelled throughout most of the country, have stayed at the Green Parrot several times previously but hadn't been able to return for a few years - spent a great week there early May & within an hour of arriving were asking ourselves why we were foolish enough not to make it back for 4 years. It was great to see Leo & family again plus all the remaining staff & meet new staff - they all went out of their way as usual to make it a fantastic relaxing week for us. Cabana very comfortable for us, nice breeze off ocean, great meals, best beach in Belize & made us feel right at home! We are already planning for return stay next spring.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Thank you for your return visit to the Green Parrot and for taking your time to write a review about your stay. We consider you part of the growing "Green Parrot family". One of our goals is to expand our "repeat family". We do value our Canadian travelers - so your comments help get the word out to the folks up north. Hope to see you back on the beach in the coming months.
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Halifax, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed at the Green Parrot for 5 days in the beginning of May and had an amazing time! The beach cabanas are a bit rustic with no air conditioners but the fans were great and you get a wonderful breeze off the water so we didn’t find it too hot. We stayed in one of the two-storey cabins and it was clean, bright and spacious. We borrowed the resort’s bikes one day and tried to make it to Placencia but only got as far as Seine Bight. It was just too hot!

The beach was beautiful and it was low season, so there weren’t many other people on the beach chairs besides ourselves! The water was super warm, but we were unlucky and had a few days with rougher water. However, I’ve heard that when it’s calm, you can take one of their kayaks out to the nearby mangrove island and go snorkeling!

The food at the resort was delicious and we were lucky enough to try Edsiabella’s special seafood soup. YUM! Unfortunately, Leo was away for most of our stay but Theresa was more than enough to fill his shoes. She was friendly, organized and fun to hang out with! She answered all of our questions, made sure that we were well fed and watered and got us to our excursions. Her drinks are incredible and she really made our stay special.

This was the perfect ending to our Belizean adventure. We relaxed on the beach, read books and played board games at night. A great spot for anyone visiting Placencia!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParrotBelize, Owner at Green Parrot Beach Houses, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your visit to the Green Parrot. Each of our guests is important to us. We try to understand what it is that you want to do and how we can work to make your experience memorable. Thanks for the kind comments about our staff. Most of our people have been with us for a number of years, and we value their service to all of our guests. Keep in touch and please come back and visit us in the future. Safe travels.
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Address: 1 Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Placencia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
#5 Family Hotel in Placencia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Parrot Beach Houses is located in Southern Belize on the Placencia peninsula. We have a total of 8 individual beach cabanas to serve our guests needs. All of our units are on the beach. In addition, we have our own bar and restaurant. The Green Parrot Resort serves a wide variety of customers- adventure travelers, divers, fishermen and women, weddings, college groups, religious service groups, and beach lovers. You can arrange all of your tours through the Green Parrot Office. We prescreen our tour guides so that you get the best adventure experience for the dollar. ... more   less 
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