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Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize   |  
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Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Loved It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Maya Beach for two nights last week, and I just loved it! It was very clean and beautifully furnished, the bed was soft, there was hot water, the beach was beautiful.....fantastic food, great pool, kayaks to borrow....can't wait to go back :)

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stettler
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We enjoyed our stay! We were greeted and treated like friends our entire stay at the Maya Beach Hotel. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our room, The Coconut Room, was great - very spacious, with 2 double beds plus a pullout sofa, and a great deck overlooking the beach. The furniture was a bit outdated, but it was comfy, clean, and we didn't spend much time in the room. Friends stayed in the Toucan Room, and it was nice and modern. We enjoyed all of our meals at the Bistro. The Hotel made all of the arrangements for a snorkeling day for us with the SeaHorse Dive Shop, which was a perfect adventure for our family. A thoroughly enjoyable stay (even despite the few rainy days the end of December).

Room Tip: Coconut fit our family of 5 just fine.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Irvine
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Maya Beach is a fabulous boutique hotel situated about eight miles outside Placencia. Extremely clean with several pools and great food. John and Ellen are wonderfully hospitable and even share secrets of their amazing food (John is the chef) There are hammocks all over the property as well as ample chairs and lounges allowing to enjoy the gentle breeze of the carribean sea.

Also, it's expensive to take taxis into town. The staff at Maya Beach arranged a golf cart. For a nominal charge, we had a great time enjoying the area even in the torrential rain.

Room Tip: We stayed on the upper level of Dreamsicle and loved it. Great views!!! Large apartment with its own...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Maya Beach Hotel was a pleasant surprise on the Placencia peninsula. The resort was modern yet appointed with the architectural details one comes to associate with Belize. The dining room, The Bistro, was very convenient, the menu was varied and the food was great. The staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs. I would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: As it seems in most hotels in Belize, you can tour the choices and make your pick. We stayed in the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My girlfriend landed in Placencia, Belize after a three day sailing and camping trip. We were really looking forward to being on land and having a hot shower and when we got into our room at Maya Beach Hotel we were amazed with our accommodations in the "Jaguar Room". It was clean, spacious, with great tile and hardwood floors and a nice porch right on the beach. Not to mention, the food was excellent (I recommend the seafood chowder, she recommends the country ribs) and never disappointed. And best of all, Ellen (one of the owners) was able to help us get a prescription medication that we had lost during our sailing voyage. This was absolutely the best hotel/resort experience we had while in Belize bar none!

Room Tip: The Jaguar Room is a must if you're on a budget but want top notch accommodations!
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Tucson, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Fear and loathing about prior experiences with B&B's world-wide were quashed almost immediately. Our group of two couples and one close friend rented a nearby house managed by the Maya Beach Hotel. Wow!! A large deep and very clean pool overlooking the sea with palapa and padded sun recliners, kayak, bicycles, very functional gas barbie and the air conditioners in each of the three rooms made for an excellent 10 day experience. The Hotel's staff and restaurant and the nearby Jaguar Bowl as well as the helpfulness of the staff in arrangements for tours, snorkel/diving, trips from the airport to Placencia to nearby sites all made the trip for us a breeze.

Room Tip: We chose the Aqua Villa. The amenities were more than adequate in making us feel at home even in Be...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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boson, ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

location, staff, value, view, food, accomodations...... are all top notch
location - quiet
staff - super nice; especially owners john & ellen; marlon very helpful setting up tours, etc....
view - looks even better than the web site.
food - i believe it is listed as the best restaurant in belize (i ate virtually every meal here)
accomodations - i stayed at affairs which was $$$ but great private pool; looked at one of the less expensive rooms (toucan?) and it was absolutely fine - clean, pretty, nice view
i felt very comfortable here as a solo traveller. i loved my snorkeling trip to silke with splash; and my discover scuba class; i wasn't a huge fan of the monkey tour

Room Tip: affiars was very private and had private pool; toucan looked very nice for a solo traveller; and coc...
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  • Stayed December 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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Address: 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 Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Placencia
#2 Best Value Hotel in Placencia
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sitting on a pretty stretch of natural sand beach, the Maya Beach Hotel is a small mid-range beach resort for couples who need comfort, but not luxury. Our hotel rooms are air conditioned with king or queen beds and nice beach views, and we also offer some beach house rentals in different price ranges. Our Bistro and swimming pool are a gathering place at the end of a day filled with snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking, jungle hiking, spelunking, climbing Maya ruins, or just plain relaxing on the beach. The restaurant was also recently awarded (for the second time) "Restaurant of the Year" by the Belize Tourism Board. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Maya Beach Placencia
Hotel Maya Beach
Maya Beach Hotel Belize/Placencia

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