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“Laid back heaven in Belize” 5 of 5 stars
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Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize   |  
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Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Laid back heaven in Belize”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in the Jaguar room prior to a catamaran charter. What a great spot to just chill, read or whatever. You are literally 75 ft. from the water with a beautiful beach. No need to eat anywhere else as the bistro is excellent with a great menu. The staff is very friendly and we would highly recommend this small beachfront hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It was our first time to Belize and we couldn't have been happier with the exceptional staff and quality of the Maya hotel and bistro! Not only is it insanely cheap for the quality, but the location is amazing. We stayed for 8 days, 7 in the hibiscus room and one in the hummingbird and both were clean, quiet and comfortable. Everyone was welcoming, introducing themselves and making us feel right at home. You can't go wrong with Maya beach and we cannot wait to go back!!

  • Stayed June 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed 8 nights in the Flip Flop Palace at Maya Beach Hotel, from May 19-May 27. This place is awesome! The beach is beautiful and hand-groomed every morning! We walked up and down the beach and Maya Beach Resort has, by far, the best maintained and prettiest beach in this area. The owners and staff at the hotel/bistro are all welcoming and wonderful. We traveled with our 3 y/o and he also had a wonderful time here. Would I recommend Maya Beach Hotel for kids? I guess it depends on the kids. The place is certainly "kid-friendly", but it does not cater to kids. There are not constant activities to entertain the little ones (but, this is actually one of the reasons we chose Maya Beach Resort!). We like our son to actually experience a destination and not just "be entertained". There is so much to do in Belize with kids (even young ones).....we did the monkey tour, Blue Hole national park, and of course the jaguar sanctuary. We found Belize and Maya Beach Hotel to be perfect fit for our family. And, finally, the food.....the food at Maya beach bistro is delicious. The spicy shrimp po'boy may be one of the yummiest things I've ever eaten. Maya Beach has to be one of the best hotels in the Placencia area, but it is also one of the more affordable. What a great combination!! Thank you for everything!

  • Stayed May 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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Madras, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed at Maya Beach Hotel and had a wonderful time. We stayed for two nights, wish it could have been an entire week. Our room was the "converted garage" and we LOVED it. One of the swimming pools was literally outside our door and hardly anyone used it except us. The food at the restaurant was outstanding. At times, the chefs mingled with guests, as well as the owners. They made us feel right at home. We said we'd never go back to Belize, not because we had a bad experience, but because we have other countries to visit. We have now agreed that we will come back to Belize and stay an entire week at Maya Beach Hotel. We feel the "fitness center" was the pool, our walks on the beach, and swimming in the Caribbean! Beautiful beach, right on the Caribbean, friendly people, great food...what more could we have asked for??

  • Stayed May 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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stay at the Maya beach for 3 nights in the Coconut Room and it was great. The staff and John & Ellen were very helpful, the room nice and big with a brilliant open balcony looking out to the ocean (perfect for relaxing in the sun). The food is top class with the spicy shrimp pot was one of the best things I have in Belize. The only slight downside was that it is quite a distance from Placencia (8 miles) but the hotel has thought about that and there are free bicycles to use or you can jump on the bus for $1.50, also very near the hotel is the famous jaguar bowling alley (worth popping in even if you don't bowl). The beach is small but very nice with the ability to snorkel and swim and on a good day you can go out on the kayak! Great place to stay (if you are looking to escape for the towns or if you are happy to be a bit outside town). Ellen also help us organise a great tour of Monkey River, well worth a visit!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stony Plain, Alberta
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Thank you John and Ellen for accomodating and assisting our assorted wedding guests and family over the wedding week. Alison loved her 'Flip Flop Palace' with it's stunning view and relaxing location. We particularily appreciate the extra attention you provided to the Bride and her Bridesmaids the night before the wedding day. Then again to the Bride and Groom following the wedding. You have such a special place, so much more that just a hotel and we always enjoy visiting you.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Victoria, British Columbia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I enjoyed our recent stay at The Maya Beach Hotel. We stayed in the Hibiscus room. The room was a good size, clean and in a great location. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The location of the Maya Beach Hotel can be a good thing, or a bad thing depending on what you want. If you are good with being away from all the activity of Placencia then you will be happy with the Maya Beach Hotel. If not, you may want to consider staying in town, or much closer to town. We rode the complimentary bikes into town one day. These were ice to have access to. It was a 45 minute bike ride each way. In extreme heat. Needless to say we only did it once. We enjoyed our days at Maya Beach lounging by the pool, walking the beach, or eating at the bistro.

Room Tip: Hibiscus Room was in a great location and more than adequate.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
#3 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 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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Maya Beach Placencia
Hotel Maya Beach
Maya Beach Hotel Belize/Placencia

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