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Umaya Resort & Adventures

Placencia Rd Maya Beach, Placencia Belize
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Updated 05/20/20


#11 of 23 hotels in Placencia
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Umaya Resort Belize, formerly known as the Belize Ocean Club is a beautiful full-service deluxe resort located on a 78-mile peninsula in the southern part of Belize on Maya beach. The resort has rooms overlooking the peaceful lagoon and distant Mayan mountains or overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea. The first of the new dining options, The Clubhouse, is a farm to table restaurant facing the lagoon with sunset mountain views. It offers cuisine rooted in Mayan and Garifuna Belizeans traditions. FYAH, named from the local dialect for fire, presents food cooked over an open flame grill, with both deck and barefoot in the sand seating options for a selection of parrillada and tandoor food. With the largest living barrier reef off its shores, Umaya Resort & Adventures is putting a focus on diving experiences, including the creation of an onsite dive certification program. The management team has also created unique new excursions for adventure travelers both at sea and in the nearby jungles and Mayan ruins of Belize. In addition to the offsite excursions, Umaya Resort & Adventures launched a variety of weekly cultural and gastronomic events such as Beer &Curry Night, serving original Indian dishes prepared by Chef Subu from Chennai as well as Best of Belize, highlighting local Garifuna cuisine and music.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Bowling offsite
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Companion778099 wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
We made reservations on August 10, 2019 and paid a deposit of $204.60 to stay at this resort (formerly Belize Ocean Club) from June 19th to June 23rd 2020. Obviously we could not travel because of the Covid-19. We requested our reservation be cancelled and our deposit refunded on April 10, 2020. To date we have not received our deposit refund. We have emailed them numerous times but their excuse has been "unfortunately due to Covid 19 new procedures has been set and our finance department is dealing with the refunds". It has been almost 6 months and still no refund!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Charlynn wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Tom and I had an amazing time on our 9 day visit to Belize and the Umaya Hotel was largely responsible. After traveling for over 13 hours it was such a huge relief that Umaya sent Gabriel to pick us up at the airport. He was both friendly and informative. When we arrived at the hotel, they had refreshing drinks for us, insisted upon taking our luggage and immediately got us settled in our room where we found chilled champagne and a swan/hibiscus flower arrangement on our bed. We immediately felt at home. Our room had a full kitchen, living and dining room area, a gorgeous patio and separate bedroom and bath. We stayed on the Lagoon side where every night we were treated to gorgeous sunsets and a beautiful view. Umaya has a concierge which then helped us in planning all our excursions, from cave tubing, zip lining, snorkeling at the Silk Cayes Coral Reef and visiting the Blue hole. John provided us with knowledgeable friendly tour guides that not only gave us a memorable once in a lifetime experiences but also had fun with us, taught us about the culture and made friends along the way. On a more serious note we happened to have arrived on 3/11/20 right when the Corona virus first began to make its appearance and they remained dedicated to ensuring that we had an amazing and relaxing time, they never missed a beat on service or attitude. In fact, everyone from the wait staff, housekeeping, food servers, grounds keepers and front desk was pleasant accommodating and helpful. Even on our last night they sent up a cheese platter for us to say goodbye and wish us luck on our trip home. The day we were leaving everyone personally came out to wish us well. They even followed up with an email expressing their concern and to ensure we arrived home safely. Tom and I truly had a quiet, beautiful relaxing time and will be returning to the Umaya Resort.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Our room was on the Lagoon side, it was beautiful and peaceful.
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Heather wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed 7 days, and the hotel staff was amazing. The views are phenomenal, the staff is kind and helpful, and the hotel is clean and the food was great. Toward the end of our stay, the COVID-19 pandemic got really serious, and the hotel staff did not miss a beat. The staff and management continued to take excellent care of the guests, including helping to arrange special transportation for people who had to evacuate due to border closures. Special thanks to Manny, John, Nincy, Shanice, and Francesco for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Don N wrote a review Mar 2020
La Broquerie, Canada5 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our 7 night stay at Umaya Resort & Adventure. It was our first visit to Belize, and it sure did not disappoint. We stayed in the country 9 days, the last two nights in town of Placencia. Upon arrival, our reservation was on the lagoon side! We asked to see our room, and to also see an oceanfront room. When we saw the view from oceanfront room, there was no doubt we would pay for the upgrade. We were in room 202, ground level, and it was so nice to be only steps away from the pool, beach and bar. All staff were extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating. We generally don’t stay at the same place twice when travelling, but this is definitely a place we’ll be going back, and staying at Umaya Resort again! We used the complimentary bicycles to go get supplies at store, and also enjoyed the kayaks and paddleboards. Bistro Restaurant at Maya Beach is walking distance and was excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pratul M wrote a review Mar 2020
Kitchener, Canada42 contributions5 helpful votes
Visited this resort with family. We had a 2 bedroom with a view of a lagoon. The resort has access to a beach and waterfront pool. Daily shuttle to Placencia town. They have daily specials in the evening. When we were there we had Indian food special in the evening. The staff is very friendly and flexible.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Domingo Castro, General Manager at Umaya Resort & Adventures
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Pratul M, Thank you for sharing your family experience at Umaya.We appreciate the comments and are happy to know you enjoyed our amenities, service, and accomodations. We hope to have you visit us again soon! Cheers GM
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umaya Resort & Adventures
Which popular attractions are close to Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Nearby attractions include Jaguar Bowling Lanes (0.5 miles) and Inky's Mini Golf at Sirenian Bay (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maya Beach Hotel Bistro, The Quarterdeck Restaurant & Bar, and The Bonefish Grille at the Singing Sands Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Umaya Resort & Adventures?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Umaya Resort & Adventures?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Umaya Resort & Adventures have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.