Mariposa Belize Beach Resort

Mariposa Belize Beach Resort

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#1 of 16 guest houses in Placencia
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
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Mariposa a Resort now has 11 units available for accommodations plus a restaurant, bar and a pool. The main villa has a 1-bedroom Penthouse suite with a den and a full kitchen (adjacent room may be added) + 3 Caribbean facing deluxe units. 6 of our units are standalone buildings called Tree Houses because they are built in the Jungle Garden on our 2 acres. They are large units with different bed configurations; 2 have king size beds and a set of bunk beds, 2 have a queen size bed and a set of bunk beds and 2 have double queen size beds. All 10 units are air conditioned and equipped with full room air purifiers with UV light technology. All rooms are equipped with flat screen smart TVs with cable channels and streaming services. All 11 units have top-of-the-line bamboo linens, towels, bathrobes, fridge, Keurig with coffee pods and tea. # 6 in all the Caribbean, top 1% within the world and our Oceanfront Restaurant, The Breezeway is # 1 in Placencia, Belize. Come stay with us, you won't be disappointed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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5.0 of 5 bubbles446 reviews
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Nestled in a prime, yet secluded setting near the airport, Mariposa Belize Beach Resort captivates guests with its romantic and inviting atmosphere. The resort's spacious and meticulously maintained rooms, offering stunning views and plush bedding, are a highlight for many visitors. Guests are delighted by the value, especially the delectable food options, from broiled lobster to traditional Belizean breakfasts. The attentive and personalized service at Mariposa earns high praise, as do the array of on-site activities and pristine amenities that contribute to a memorable stay.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
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Value
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Nathan Taylor wrote a review Dec 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Mariposa Beach Resort for a total of 13 nights.
The first 3 nights in tree house #2 and the remaining, we were upgraded to the balcony suite.
Mariposa picked us up from and dropped us off at the local Placencia airport.

Both rooms were very nice with comfortable beds, tons of storage space and spacious showers (with rain heads and hand wand) with plenty of hot water and water pressure.
Each room also included a coffee maker with coffee pods restocked daily, hair dryer, a very easy to use room safe, TV with streaming services, Wi-Fi and alarm clock.
The balcony's each had tables, chairs and a hammock to relax in.
The balcony suite, overlooking the swimming pool and only steps away from the beach, is the perfect place to relax while you watch the most beautiful sunrises over the ocean.

The property is very conveniently located, being only minutes away from both the airport in one direction or the heart of the quaint village in the other.
The grounds were very well maintained and beautiful with many trees for spotting parrots or iguanas in, a powder soft beach adjoining the property, a nice bar with bar seating and outdoor seating, a pool that never closes and enough loungers on the deck and beach, so you're never looking for a place to relax and soak up the sun.

The new owner has clearly committed to updating everything and is obviously putting his heart into making sure everything is just right, beautiful and relaxing.

Both the owner and his staff were all extremely friendly, warm and welcoming.
They were very helpful and promptly accommodating to all of our wants and needs and always checking in to make sure we were taken care of or if we needed anything, including setting up several excursions that the local companies wouldn't because of our small party size, and loaning us their golf cart, every time we asked, for those runs into town.
They also loan out kayaks and paddle boards to enjoy the ocean and bikes to take a nice ride into town.
The cook, bartenders and wait staff were all amazing. We loved every single meal and drink that we had there, and we had quite a few varieties of both.
They even set up for a local medical group to come to our room the day before we left for our covid test, getting our results within 15 minutes of their arrival.

We would highly recommend the Mariposa Beach Resort to anyone staying in Placencia. We couldn't have possibly had a better experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Feb 6, 2022
Nathan, Wow!! Thank you so much for your kind words and all you had to say. We greatly enjoyed your visit as well and we were sad to see you leave but know that yall will be back soon. Thanks again so very much and safe travels.
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Donna F wrote a review Apr 2022
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
“People will forget what you said, but will never forget the way you made them feel.” This (abridged) quote completely sums up our experience after an unforgettable week at Mariposa Beach Resort in Placencia, Belize. Every member of this outstanding team went above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous vacation.

This is not a ‘resorty’ resort. This is an intimate beach location – right on the water – with just a handful of rooms and treehouses available, so you are never feeling surrounded by mobs of other travelers.

We stayed in a treehouse for the week we were there. It was immaculate! The deck offered a perfect spot for relaxing in the hammock, reading, and listening to the countless birds surrounding us in the trees overhead. It was just a short walk on the private gravel path to the beach. We were looking to just have a quiet week of relaxation, and Mariposa delivered. We enjoyed our days sitting on lounge chairs under coconut trees, looking out at the beautiful aqua sea.

We had most of our meals at the Breezeway restaurant at the resort. Our chef, Rey, not only kept us fed with delicious food, but we loved getting to know him as he would pop out to chat with the guests when he could.

Carlos, Donnie, and Gladis – thank you for offering us an exceptional dining experience and more! You were all there with a smile and made us feel like we were home away from home.

Miguel – thank you for your mixology skills and also for helping us with anything we were wondering about. If there was something we were interested in, you made it happen!

Jose and Alex were quiet presences on the grounds, keeping everything pristine. Mariposa truly is a ‘paradise’ and this part of the team was exceptional with ensuring that our stay was beyond special.

Lewis, the owner, has created an incredibly warm and welcoming atmosphere at Mariposa. From the breathtaking location and grounds, to the exceptional staff, we were planning our next trip there before our vacation was over.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Apr 24, 2022
Wow! Thanks so much, we are very happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. Thanks for taking such great care of everyone here and mentioning them in this review, each persons says hello and thanks! We work hard to have a great place and restaurant and appreciate your positive comments. Thanks so much and safe travels.
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elizabethnelash wrote a review Jan 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very beautiful, peaceful boutique lodge on the beach. The beach is raked daily and plentiful chairs and towels near the pool and on the sand. We stayed three nights w young adult children in treehouse cabanas which appeared to be brand new - very clean rooms, large bathrooms with nice shower, comfortable beds. In room safe was very convenient for storing valuables. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Miguel and Tiffany. The bar service and restaurant menu are very good. Mayan Chocolate Cake is divine and thank you to chef Hilbert for sharing his secret recipe with us! Owner/operator Lewis is on-site and he could not have been more welcoming or helpful, including driving us to the airstrip in Placencia. We enjoyed a day of fishing and a snorkeling day through Captain Jaks which is nearby. The only downside of our trip was only 3 days but we hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Feb 6, 2022
Thanks so much! We are very glad you had an awesome stay and we agree, the Mayan Chocolate Cake is amazing. It was a quick 3 days but we are glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks again and safe travels.
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Russell B wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We actually had 2 separate stays in our two weeks in Placencia— the first was just a weekend prior to going on a catamaran for a week; and then spent another 5 days at the resort upon our return. We couldn’t have been happier with literally EVERYTHING at the resort. Both our stays were in the tree houses which we highly recommend. Very spacious with a very comfortable king size bed—nice linens and comforter. All the very thoughtful amenities you would want— refrigerator stocked with beverages, coffee pot to brew coffee, huge TV, big Roman showers with terry cloth robes, spacious deck outside bedroom with hammock and small table and chairs for 2, granite double sink in bathroom, room safe and plenty of storage space. They also had nice touches like dimming night lights on each night stand with outlets to charge your phone. The bath soap, shampoo, conditioner dispenser in the shower was also a nice eco-friendly touch to avoid those little plastic bottles. And I must say the products being used were first class — very aromatic and not inexpensive bath products for sure. Staying in the tree houses is maybe 200 feet to the beachfront restaurant and pool—and a beautiful walk through lushly landscaped area. The hotel also offers free use of 2 golf carts for you to ride into town to just look around (it’s walkable 1.5 miles but a bit tough in the heat). what makes this place so special is the attention to detail not just with the property maintenance but especially with the attitude of EVERY hotel staff member. The bartenders, the wait staff, the concierge‘s desk, and even the chef are obviously screened and have an exceptional personality and friendly attitude that is rare at hotels today. Honestly can’t say that I have ever stayed at a hotel where everyone is part of the team and everyone has the same attitude of trying to make sure every guest is enthused and pleased with their stay. Having seen his new owner in action around the property, I would have to give him lots of credit for the staff selection and training program. During both of our stays the property was always exceptionally clean, and well manicured. I would not consider staying anywhere else ever in Placentia except the Mariposa Beach resort! If you are seeking a compact ( only 10 rooms currently), first class resort on the ocean with a 7 star staff there isn’t anything to compare to this resort. If you’ve ever been to a Disney resort and experienced their version of excellent customer service, be prepared for something even better in this piece of paradise in Placencia!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Jun 10, 2022
Well dang, thanks so very much! We greatly appreciate your kind words and we have tried various methods from Disney, Marriott and Ritz Carlton while at the same time keeping it local and personal. Thanks for your kudos to our staff...they are great and care deeply about our guests and work hard to ensure you enjoy yourselves as you did. We are elated we exceeded your expectations and that you had a great time. Thanks so much for being awesome guests. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels.
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MountainClan wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Mariposa Beach Resort and highly recommend it to anyone who would like to stay at a quiet, small, lovely resort with great rooms and fantastic food. It is close enough to Placencia to get there in a golf cart, but far enough from the busy village for peace and quiet. The rooms are beautifully appointed with comfortable beds. It is on the ocean beach with a lovely patio, small pool and a sandy beach with chairs and hammocks. The owners and every one of their staff are friendly, professional and very accommodating. The chef has won awards and trained in several places including Italy. We are foodies and have to say that his cooking is 5 star.
We had a fabulous time and will definitely be back. Thanks Bruce, Sharon and staff.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms great including the tree houses.
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Response from Sharon Maddison, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. I hope you will return again once the borders reopen. Cheers
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Amy C wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! What can I even say? My favorite staff member Carlos said it best “Anything is possible at Mariposa”! He was right. My husband, daughter and I were treated like royalty during our stay. It is the first place I’ve ever visited where literally everyone made our experience such a priority They had a hand in ever detail and made sure that every facet of the trip was stress-free and top notch. Everything from excursions, to meals, to travel plans…they made sure we were taken care of. The staff became family and the owner, Lewis, made himself available to everyone at the resort, as I’d see him checking on each of us everyday, throughout the day.
I very seldom had to ask for anything as each time I’d look up, someone was there, just making sure Miss Amy was ok. This trip was a gift for our daughter as well for her Senior trip and Miguel, Ricky, Carlos, Gladys, Donnie and George made sure she had an unforgettable experience! The chef even taught her how to make his infamous salsa (which she ate her weight in). She got to go fishing, catching a huge barracuda which Chrc cooked for us the following night.
We had massages, facials, went snorkeling and fishing….and when we’d leave the resort and come back they’d always be waiting for us, drink in hand, a big smile and a “welcome home”! Jose made sure we got where we needed to go and Oneismo made sure the beaches were pristine each morning. Our room was amazing, steps from the ocean, where we had breakfast on our balcony each morning, listening to the waves or the occasional drizzle. We had a couple of short storms, but it didn’t matter….We’d just head downstairs to the Breezeway to hang out with the friends we made, eat amazing food and catch a cold drink. We got to explore a bit of the town, saw a couple of other resorts but I could not imagine visiting and staying anywhere but Mariposa. So….Carlos, Gladys, Pretty Ricky, Donnie, Randy, Jose, George, Onesimo and Mr. Lewis….we will probably see you guys sooner than you think. Thanks for helping us make incredible memories, new friends, and our new-forever Belize family!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2022
We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mariposa. We love exceeding guest expectations and do our best to ensure everyone always has an superior service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for taking the time to review us online. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariposa in the near future. As a reminder, repeat visitors are offered a discount so reach out to us via email prior to booking as we will create a special discount code for you. Safe travels. Carlos said Hello Ms. Amy...hope all is well.
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MNPirateDave wrote a review Aug 2022
Stillwater, Minnesota
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort owner, Lewis, has invested in this property to make it an absolute gem in Placencia. We stayed there for two days prior to, and a day after, a catamaran charter we had scheduled. We've been to the Caribbean/Central America about 25 times and this is the best resort of its kind we've ever seen.

The staff is extraordinarily professional, seeming to immediately remember every guest's name and preferences and they love interacting with the guests. Donny took great care of his during both of our stays, even getting the chef to make me a fresh bowl of traditional soup when it wasn't on the menu. Oh, the food...

Every meal was extraordinary and exquisitely presented. Everything at the resort is done with comfort and care in mind, including very noticeable things like sweeping walkways and raking the pebble driveway of leaves within ten minutes of a thunderstorm ending. All to make the place look immaculate.

The bar area, pool and private beach were all outstanding, with the beach combed at least twice each day.

The tree house we stayed in was well appointed, with an excellent air conditioner and instant hot water. It was spacious and included a TV with streaming service available. The wifi was strong and available.

Having been on two cat charters in Belize, we thought we were finished visiting there, but, we're strongly considering a return visit to this resort. We STRONGLY recommend it to anyone who expects to be visiting in that area.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Any room selected or assigned will be incredible.
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2022
We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mariposa. We love exceeding guest expectations and do our best to ensure everyone always has an superior service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for taking the time to review us online. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariposa in the near future. As a reminder, repeat visitors are offered a discount so reach out to us via email prior to booking as we will create a special discount code for you. Safe travels.
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Brad C wrote a review Aug 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the second we arrived, we were greeted by staff members that were absolutely amazing and had nothing but smiling faces and the best drinks in hand 😉.

During our 5 days and 5 night stay, the experience only got better, as the staff became friends then became family. Every morning, afternoon and evening there was absolutely nothing we could have expected to be done any better .

We experienced so many things and learned so much about the different cultures and adventures Belize as too offer. The town, the culture, the ocean was nothing short of amazing .

We had a bit of rough weather while snorkeling (but still had an unforgettable experience) and the next day a boat came and picked my family and I up on the resort beach to take us out fishing , absolutely 5 star experience. The staff arranged this because they expect nothing less then perfection for every guest.

We caught lobster, barracuda , jacks and crab only to have a world class chief prepare our catch and give us the absolute most amazing fresh dinner .

There were so many laughs and smiles shared during this absolutely beautiful stay .

Last but not least the ocean front rooms shared the most amazing view and the sound of the ocean waves could be heard all night . Most nights we slept with the doors open and the strong breeze blowing through our room which made for the best rest and relaxation we could ever dream of.

Everyday the resort is cleaned , from the rooms to the beaches, the common areas to the dinning areas nothing is out of place , everything is absolutely beautiful

Carlos, Maguel, Gladice, Donnie, “Pretty Ricky” , Randy , George and the rest of the staff are absolutely wonderful and I promise you or your family will never want or need for anything .

Thank you so much we will be back 10⭐️ s.

“Come as friends, leave as family . “
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2022
We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mariposa. We love exceeding guest expectations and do our best to ensure everyone always has an superior service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for taking the time to review us online. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariposa in the near future. As a reminder, repeat visitors are offered a discount so reach out to us via email prior to booking as we will create a special discount code for you. Safe travels.
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Diana D wrote a review Aug 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I stayed in one of the treehouses for 10 days. Driving up to the property, the road is well maintained but obviously manicured to show off how beautiful the area is with trees lining the driveway but no stray leaves or twigs just laying around. They greeted us with cool lavender washcloths and a delicious cold drink then lead us to our room. They had already cooled the room and it was beautiful! It’s updated with a walk in rain shower and they give you access to Netflix. The patio had a table and chairs and a hammock that was made there in Belize. Miguel helped us with all the bookings of excursions and George had any information we could ever possibly need. The bar/wait staff was also so friendly and so helpful! They even made a huge deal out of my birthday which made me feel so special! I almost cried seeing the decorations in the room! You know when you go somewhere and can tell they love their jobs because they are also treated well? That is definitely this place! There’s tables, lawn chairs and a shower head by the pool and steps down to a very well maintained beach front. He even has swings in the ocean! Would I recommend Mariposa? I already have!!! Pretty much to anyone who will listen to how amazing my entire Belize vacation was. All of which I attribute to the helpfulness and information of the staff here. I cannot wait to go back!!!

PS if you have anything for children’s education, like books, pencils, crayons etc bring them with you! Lewis donates so much to help support Belizian society. You’ll have extra room in your suitcase for gifts to take home and help out some kiddos. Win/win!

PSS don’t forget to try the award winning Miguel special drink! It’s spicy though so be warned!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2022
We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mariposa. We love exceeding guest expectations and do our best to ensure everyone always has an superior service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for taking the time to review us online. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariposa in the near future. As a reminder, repeat visitors are offered a discount so reach out to us via email prior to booking as we will create a special discount code for you. Safe travels. Come as a guest and leave as family.
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Chris wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second trip to Placencia and the Mariposa Resort. This place has so many great features. First among them is the friendly and helpful staff. This style of coordinated, team service is rare and very much appreciated.

We booked late and learned the treehouses were all occupied. I sent an email to reservations that quickly confirmed the treehouses were full, however there was one room available in the main building; more expensive but as returning guests we would qualify for a discount. Over 6 nights this was a nice savings. This was our first clue that the service was as good or better than our previous stay.

A friendly driver from the resort greeted us at the airport and delivered us to reception who had two tropical punch drinks waiting for us. Nice touch. Vacation has officially begun.

The room was wonderfully spacious and super clean. An elaborate towel sculpture decorated the bed with a welcome message.

To make our vacation dollars go further we decided not to rent a car. There is a fleet of about 12 bikes of various sizes which the staff can adjust. The resort’s van, taxis and golf cart rentals are additional options.

We made a trip to the local supermarket for breakfast items, snacks and drinks. The room’s mini fridge was more than large enough.

Originally, I believe it was built to be a grand home it was expanded to a resort, yet it retains the look of someone’s dream beach home and pool.

We enjoyed the poolside restaurant for its convenience and stunning view of the water. We didn’t get a chance to sample dinner but it looked great and we learned the chief is a competitor on a Belizean cooking show.

Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn, a luxury resort is a 10-minute walk away. Room rates are 2-3 times the Mariposa. Like most resorts they welcome everyone to their 4 restaurants which gives you access to the incredibly beautiful grounds and beach.

Also, very close to the Mariposa and worthy of a visit are the Chill Point (Coffee, Ice Cream, Wine). The perfect spot to take that one Zoom meeting you unwisely agreed to. The new “Placencia” sign is located here. Hobbs Brew Barge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and a wide selection of their tasty microbrews.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Lewis Blanchard, Owner at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Responded Apr 14, 2023
We are so glad you all joined us again and had a great time! Come as guests and leave as family. Thanks for the five stars...we try very hard always to under-promise and over-deliver. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mariposa and the food/drinks at The Oceanfront Breezeway Restaurant and appreciated the staff, atmosphere, and cleanliness. We love exceeding guest expectations and do our best to ensure everyone always has superior service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for taking the time to review us online as Team Mariposa love to read our reviews! We look forward to welcoming you back to Mariposa soon. As a reminder, repeat visitors are offered a discount, so reach out to us via email before booking, as we will create a unique discount code for you. Safe travels.
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Familyof4 asked a question Mar 2024
Charlotte, North Carolina20 contributions
How disruptive is the noise from the airport? How many flights are in and out each day?
Answer from George McKoy
5 contributions1 helpful vote
As mentioned by our earlier guests, you may catch the faint sound of planes arriving or departing, but if you do notice it, it's not disruptive.
Em T asked a question Jul 2022
Calgary, Canada64 contributions67 helpful votes
Is the penthouse suite with 1 king bed the only suite with a kitchen?
Answer from George McKoy
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes although all rooms have a refrigerator and mini kitchen area and you can request a microwave for the room.
Trish F asked a question Apr 2022
Jacksonville, Arkansas26 contributions
From the moment we stepped off the plane in Placencia, Belize we were swept away! Mariposa Owner, Lewis, was waiting for us with an air conditioned van. We jumped in the van and within 3 minutes, we were at the resort! We drove through the gates and entered a magical wonderland! We were greeted by Gladis, who provided us with fresh, cold, eucalyptus infused cloths to freshen up from the flight. She then gave us fresh fruit punch with a beautiful hibiscus on the glass…(with optional rum.) We were then introduced to George, the concierge, who gave us the key to our beautiful ocean-front suite! Our son even said, “Mom! This is a dream, it CAN’T be real!” Jose brought up our luggage and introduced himself and we entered our beautiful suite! The king bed was so comfortable, the bedding light and fresh. The bath was very large with a walk-in closet and large shower with a rainfall shower head! Even the soap put you in the island mood, with scents of coconut and tropical breezes! Everything was so WELL APPOINTED!! Though we had a very long travel day, our first night at the resort put us right at ease. We had dinner at the resort’s amazing “Breezeway Restaurant”…oceanfront on the deck, alongside the sound of the calming waves and the light breeze. Chef Rey is so talented. We ordered citrus lime fish and pasta Bolognese…both were so fresh and delicious! The first night we slept so well! The air conditioning worked very well and we woke rested and refreshed! The first full day, we spent bicycling to town. We headed out of the resort and turned left…followed the road into town and saw amazing colors, flowers and scents. We visited the cacao store, where they were roasting fresh cacao beans…it smelled like heaven! After some exploring, we ate at the “Pickled Parrot,” where the beer was cold and the food hot. We walked on the “smallest main street” in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records and saw the “Tipsy Tuna” and other fun shops. After shopping we returned to the resort and had a ball swimming in the beachfront pool. Doni is always there with a smile…ask him to dance, he loves it!! Ha! The drinks were fresh and tropical, shout out to Miguel Later, Carlos even cut me a coconut straight from the tree to make a coconut-lime daiquiri! Miguel, the food and beverage manager, then made us his world famous cocktails! The resort also has kayaks for use, bicycles, a volleyball court and pathways to explore. And, the flowers! Our son took a photograph of all the flowers the country had to offer…they are beautiful! We feasted on conch fritters, shrimp ceviche, shrimp quesadillas, shrimp salbutas and so much more…ALL FRESH INGREDIENTS prepared by Chef Rey!! We went on Scuba, snorkeling and rainforest adventures with Captain Jak’s…all remarkable…see my review for them. The last night, we came about conch, fresh out of the ocean!! The chef made us a 3-course meal…we started off with conch ceviche, then conch chowder and finished it off with a conch sherry-alfredo pasta! The food from the menu is divine…but go for “off-menu” requests…like the staff says…”anything is possible at Mariposa!” The resort restaurant is called “Breezeway” and, even if you are not staying at the resort…you can come by for a delicious meal…breakfast, lunch and/or dinner!!! Trust me…we have literally had the opportunity to travel the world and this…this is definitely on the TOP of the list!! We will be repeat Mariposa guests!!!!
Answer from Joy F
Westmoreland, New Hampshire70 contributions83 helpful votes
They rake the seaweed each morning but it builds up fast throughout the day. Water isn’t super clear until you get to the barrier islands anyway so it didn’t spoil anything for us.
Frank W wrote a tip Jun 2024
Mont Vernon, New Hampshire11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is not a large resort, but perfect in size and scale for Placencia."
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OnAir563231 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Austin, Texas2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a plane from Belize city. The roads have too many speed bumps. Not a pleasant drive."
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Michelle Y wrote a tip Apr 2024
25 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is away from the touristy areas of Belize which is amazing and there's a village only a mile away. "
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KNK wrote a tip Apr 2024
Fort Collins, Colorado8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to relax in a peaceful setting away from the bustle of Placencia Village, this is the place."
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BriareB wrote a tip Mar 2024
Portland, Oregon4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order the Belizean breakfast with fry jacks! Water sports gear, bicycles, games, sunscreen…lots of inclusions. "
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PRICE RANGE
$330 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mariposa Bed & Breakfast
LOCATION
BelizeStann CreekPlacencia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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MARIPOSA BELIZE BEACH RESORT - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Mariposa Belize Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kaj Expressions Placencia (1.4 miles), Tipsy Tuna (1.3 miles), and Barefoot Bar (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Breezeway Oceanfront Restaurant & Pool Bar, Tutti Frutti, and Brewed Awakenings.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mariposa Belize Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mariposa Belize Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mariposa Belize Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Mariposa Belize Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mariposa Belize Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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