We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quaintly Sophisticated!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Jak's Cabanas

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Placencia
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Captain Jak's Cabanas
You added Captain Jak's Cabanas to your Saves list
Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
1 review
“Quaintly Sophisticated!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2008

This resort surpassed my expectations. While admittedly, I was looking for a bargain, I certainly wouldn't comprise a bargain for discomfort from any perspective. First, everything inside and outside is spic and span which is tops on the list. The owners are personable and go beyond to accommodate guests. From hosting sailing tours to tasting the best seafood (lobsters so sweet and tender) fresh from the pristine surrounding sea waters. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for serenity, a lively local restaurant, magnificent scenary, a lush rainforest, and much, much more.

Tourist from - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Stayed October 2008
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

89 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

After a long journey we were lucky enough to stumble upon Captain Jak's on the main road into Placencia. We had a lovely cabana overlooking the lagoon. We enjoyed a great hot shower - something we did miss while travelling through Mexico. The property is so beautiful with tropical landscaping and a wharf to relax on and watch the world go by. We had a full kitchen and the grocery store is only a two minute walk away. We met the new owners who took over in May and felt so welcomed by them. They are able to set up tours and have the real insider advice on where to eat in Placencia. We must admit being able to buy fresh seafood and cook it ourselves has kept us away from the restaurants, but not everyone enjoys cooking while on vacation. We can't say enough good things about this experience. Even the price was super affordable. They have cabanas, bungalows and a villa to choose from. We highly recommend Captain Jak's!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay longer
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2007

When I arrived in Placencia, Belize to discover that I wasn't happy with the hotel I had selected, I set out to find another place to stay. Fortunately, I ran across Captain Jak's Cabanas, which were easy to miss as they are situated on the lagoon side and not on the beachfront. It was such a nice surprise! The newly built cabanas are beautifully constructed with a full kitchen and all the comforts of home, but I was probably most delighted to find good water pressure in the shower. The property is also beautifully landscaped and each cabana has it's own front porch to sit and enjoy the peaceful evenings. Since everything in town is within a 5-10 minute walk, Captain Jak's was the perfect place to relax and still enjoy the beach and local nightlife. Jak himself lives next door and was so helpful with local recommendations that I felt like I was staying at a friend's guesthouse.

Stayed July 2006
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Captain Jak's Cabanas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Captain Jak's Cabanas

Address: Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Placencia
#10 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose from one of the tropical garden private cabanas, two-story cottages, and/or private villa. Captain Jak’s offers accommodations for the back packing adventurer, couples, families, and/or small and large groups. Captain Jak’s is a hidden oasis, while still being located only steps away from the village and the Caribbean sea. Captain Jak's has its own private marina which allows you to leave from your door step for diving, sailing, fishing, Caye hopping, kayaking, or snorkeling. Zip lining, Mayan Ruins and cave tubing aren’t far away either. The owners of villa resort live on the property and they are some of the best hosts you will find in Belize. Make sure to ask them about their sailing trips. There is nothing like sailing with Lucky and Erin on the warm Caribbean Sea, anchoring at sunset and BBQing the fresh catch of the day while drinking their famous rum punch.You must experience Captain Jak’s. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Captain Jak`s Cabanas Hotel Placencia
Captain Jaks Cabanas Placencia
Captain Jak's Cabanas Belize/Placencia

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Captain Jak's Cabanas, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.