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Three Iguanas Villa

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Harbour Place North, Placencia Belize
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 41 Specialty lodging in Placencia
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The Three Iguanas Villa has 5000 sq ft of upscale design. From the unique upscale bathrooms, marvelous mattresses and kitchens in each suite to the roof top plunge pool and dock stretching along a quiet waterway of Placencia Lagoon. The 3 storey villa has a first floor suite (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchenette) and 3rd floor suite (with kitchenette) available for rent. Also: AC, ceiling fans, cable TV, on-site parking, combination safes and laundry facilities. Guests also have complementary use of kayaks and bicycles. The beach is a 5 minute walk away and all the amenities of Placencia Village can be reached within a 10 minute walk. Three Iguanas Villa has recently (Oct. 2015) been taken over by Dr Annelise Hagan and Doyle Gardiner. Annelise is a coral reef biologist and has worked in marine park management in Placencia since 2010. Doyle is proprietor of DTOURZ and will be delighted to arrange all your terrestrial and marine excursions. Tour bookings can be made in advance should you wish, or once you are here. Annelise and Doyle (and their cats!) live on the second floor of the villa and look forward to welcoming you to Placencia, and to their beautiful home. They will be delighted to assist you in making your stay the best that it can be!
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ddulon80 wrote a review Mar 2021
Gold Beach, Oregon6 contributions3 helpful votes
Annelise and Doyle are the most welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, and resourceful hosts you will find in Placencia. Because I visited during the pandemic there weren't as many tours advertised around town . But Anneliese pretty much knows everyone, and she was on it all week, setting up my excursions and experiences. She has connections beyond connections. I went snorkeling to silk caye, did two fishing trips( one deep sea and the other monkey river), did the amazing jungle hike with Doyle. I went on a sunset cruise, and went to local ladies nights at wonderful resorts. Besides Anneliese being the social butterfly of Belize, you have her partner Doyle, who is one of the best grill masters and tour guides in Belize. I gorged myself on his bbq dinners, and gibnut, and lobster all week at his smoke yard and restaurant. And then went on an amazing hiking and tubing tour in the Jaguar preserve at night to work off those calories:) When you stay here at the Three Iguanas its luxury. The rooms are beautiful, the roof top pool and area is luxurious. Here at the iguanas you can sit back and truly relax. Slow down a bit and breathe, all the time knowing you will have the vacation of your dreams. Doyle and Anneliese go out of their way with the planning and details to make sure of that. This will always and forever be my go to when vacationing in Belize. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: I stayed in the room with the roof top pool and loved it
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Jennifer B wrote a review Feb 2021
Topsail Beach, North Carolina7 contributions
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Originally, we had reservations at a resort on the Placencia Peninsula but due to COVID the resort kept delaying their reopening which was the best thing that could have happened for us. We found the Three Iguanas Villa via a FB site and the owner reached out to us just to answer a general question and when we found out that she ran a guesthouse we booked immediately. Annelise was so easy to work with, we actually had to change our reservation 3 times, the final change was on a Wednesday asking if we could come in that Friday and she even arrange for us to be picked up at the Placencia airport. We were absolutely blown away when we saw the house. The grounds were so well maintained and so full of beautiful tropical plants we could have just stayed right there in the yard. When we saw our room (Top Floor Suite) we were even further awed by the views from the terrace of the lagoon and sound with the mountains off in the distance. The room itself was very clean and well stocked for all you could need for a week long stay, and the bed was super comfy. We were perfectly situated close to town where we could walk and explore or use the complimentary bikes, a wonderful market was around the corner and we were just a short distance across the street from the beach. However, with all this, the most impressive part of our stay was the hospitality we received from both Annelise and Doyle (her partner). They went above and beyond to make sure we felt welcome, as were travelling during COIVID (the town has a testing site available for travelers required to have a negative COVID test before their return flight) and the restrictions included an 8pm curfew, at the time, they were both so friendly and inclusive when we returned from our day. The hospitality was so appreciated, as we knew our experience would have been completely different if we had stayed at a resort style property. At the time of this review, Doyle was running a smoke yard and the food offered there was some of the best we had in Placencia, including a lobster dinner. Additionally, Doyle runs Eco-Tours which was so convenient as we were right there to jump on the boat for a snorkeling adventure on a near private island that included a delicious homemade BBQ lunch. We have only been back home for a week and 1/2 and are already planning on returning to the Three Iguanas Villas for 2 weeks next year. If you really want the best experience of Placencia I highly recommend the Three Iguanas Villa. Just lay back, relax and go at your own pace.... Belizean style!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: We enjoyed the top floor room but the garden floor rooms were just as nice and probably more...
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GrantsOnTour wrote a review Aug 2020
Cyprus49 contributions60 helpful votes
After a brilliant few days break at this perfect little hideaway, we could not have asked for more. Accomodation we had was roof top room with pool that had a stunning view. With a comfy bad, all the home comforts and very helpful owners who provided free bikes, kayak and paddle board. Also only a short walking distance from beach/sea and town. We really hope to get back soon. Thank you so much Annelise.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jayme P wrote a review Jul 2020
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I really loved my experience at Three Iguanas and I can't wait to go back again Annelise and her husband Doyle made us feel safe and made sure that me and my companions had fun. Highly Recommend especially for first time visitors.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Remedy Victoria wrote a review Jun 2020
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Unfortunately there are not many words that come to mind to help describe this hotel but I'll try. Breathtaking, clean, extremely hospitable, beautiful, surreal. The host and hostess are amazing, sweet and genuine. You'll be home.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Three Iguanas Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Three Iguanas Villa?
Nearby attractions include Mermaid Charms (0.2 miles), Denyse's Originals (0.3 miles), and The Street Feet Lounge & Night Club (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Three Iguanas Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Three Iguanas Villa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Three Iguanas Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Three Iguanas Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brewed Awakenings, Buba Wuba's Grill & Smoke Shack, and Turtle Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Three Iguanas Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Three Iguanas Villa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Placencia.