My wife and I and friends recently stayed at Maya Beach, and were blown away by the incredible service, accommodations, excellent cuisine and friendly staff. We’ve had our share of great Caribbean vacations, but this one was by far the most memorable.
From early morning coffee on the pier, to pina coladas on the beach, to perfect dinners in the bistro, to stargazing with a nightcap on the pier, everything just added up to a perfect vacation. Marlon at the front desk went out of his way to make sure that the trips that we took were above expectations. We had great fishing trips, snorkel trips, diving trips, and a wonderful monkey river tour. Each trip went well beyond our expectations. It’s evident that John and Ellen have gone out of their way to get to know the local tour operators because they were eager to please us –as guests of Maya Beach. We also took advantage of the hotel kayaks and bikes for a few excursions.
The rooms were very comfortable, clean and well kept, especially when we were constantly dragging in sand from the beach every day. Our room (The Coconut Room) had a large deck that overlooked the water—beautiful sunrises and nice cool breezes. We had A/C but never needed it. And we loved that we were just a few steps from the beach.
Our room had a mini-fridge, but once we had a meal at the bistro we never even thought about buying any food or liquor. The bar began to feel like “Cheers” after a few days. Got to know some of the local characters—and even the staff knew our names.
I’ve never felt so welcome at a hotel, or as comfortable. John and Ellen make everyone feel like a part of the Maya Beach family and have done a great job putting together a great staff to assure that happens. We will miss our new friends Oscar, Becky, Shamir, Marlon, Leon, and Avi. And we will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitting on a pretty stretch of natural sand beach, the Maya Beach Hotel is a small mid-range property 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 Bistro 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