I've stayed at the Maya Beach Hotel in the past and each visit was wonderful. The accommodations are very clean and comfortable and I believe it is one of the best deals on the Placencia peninsula. The best thing about the hotel, however, is the Bistro. It's the tropical experience you dream about - the beach bar filled with fruity delights and fine wines, the background music that's thoughtfully put together, the sun going down and the ocean breezes that flow throughout the indoor and outdoor dining spaces. And the food - did I mention the food? I am lucky to go the the Bistro pretty often and I admit, I'm in a rut. I can't seem to order anything beyond the fish tacos and the coconut shrimp, but I've tried many things on the menu and I've never been disappointed. John makes the most wonderful breads and Ellen helps with wine selection and makes your whole experience at the Bistro and hotel so very personal - they both really care about your trip to Belize. During the low season they are building what looks to be a fabulous addition to the outdoor dining experience - a new patio and pool. I can't wait to go back and enjoy the latest that the Maya Beach Hotel and Bistro have to offer.