We spent our first 3 nights in Belize at the Seaspray Hotel in Placencia. At first, we considered the cayes, but when we found out the locals liked vacationing in Placencia, we decided to head there instead. We never visited the cayes, but Placencia was fantastic.
We booked room #20, but would probably pick room #21 next time. These are the two upstairs rooms overlooking the beach. The room was great. Plenty of space, our own balcony, two chairs and an ottoman, a new fridge, a microwave, TV, bar sink/counter, coffee maker, etc. The bed was very comfortable.
The whole staff was great, but we found particular kinship with Christine and Gloria in the adjoining restaurant/bar, "De Tatch." They were great fun and very warm and welcoming.
The food, drinks, service and view were excellent at De Tatach. While we're sure the owners don't see it as an attraction we also loved hanging out with the few "regular" dogs that like to roam the beach.
The only downside to Seaspray is the late night music that comes from the Barefoot Bar nearby. Not a deal breaker by any means (we plan on returning), but important to know if you're a light sleeper. Also, some mini ants on the counter, but this is to be expected in a tropical environment. Leaving a lime wedge out on the counter seemed to deter them.
When we return to Placencia, we will definitely plan on staying at the Seaspray again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaspray Hotel is centrally located in the village of Placencia, close to most local restaurants, gift shops, markets, banks, and local gathering places; our location is a great starting off point for your exploration, amazing adventures and experiencing the unique ambiance that is southern Belize & Placencia. We are located on the white sandy beaches of the magical Caribbean Sea. Stretched across our spacious beachfront & floral courtyard are 4 buildings, ranging from 30ft to 70ft away from the pristine seafront & less than 75 yds away from our famous Guiness Book of Records sidewalk. Our rooms are reasonably priced, with rates starting as economical low as $25.00 US per night (immaculately clean, and very comfortable)…our staff is friendly and helpful to whatever your needs may be…so we look forward to seeing you in our little piece of paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaspray Hotel Placencia
- Seaspray Hotel Belize/Placencia