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Laru Beya Resort & Villas
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 3, 2008

We stayed in a partial ocean view room for 2 nights in April.

Our room was small but very nice. It had nice crown molding, nice bathroom and shower (no tub), comfortable bed and balcony with 2 chairs and hammock facing the pool and ocean, coffee pot and coffee and small refrigerator.

It was very windy when we were there so the water was too rough for swimming but the pool was very refreshing and the lounge chairs by the pool very comfortable (ones on the beach are wood).

They do have wireless internet throughout the property, however, it was inconsistent.

We ate at the restaurant on site one night and it was very good (much more expensive than in town though). Also, ate across the street at habaneros which had a view of the water/marina and the food was also very good. I had the shrimp burritos.

This hotel was a little slow and quiet for us. . .we enjoyed staying in town, however, I would definitely recommend this hotel for those seeking nice accommodations at a reasonable price outside of town.

We then stayed in town at Ranguana for 5 nights (see review).

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2008

Great condo/hotel accommodations. Ideal location for daytrips to surrounding areas of interest (jungle and Mayan ruins)and for whaleshark excursions. Can be all organized through the front office Took snorkeling option to accompany divers 26 miles out past the reefs in a 28 ft open twin outboard boat. It took just over an hour to get there for about 8 people and 2 crew and a captain. Lunch and drinks provided.A little rough beyond the reef in open waters but the divers saw whalesharks on both dives. However, they were too deep for the snorkelers to see them on this trip with the Seahorse crew. Back by about 4pm.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2008

My wife and I came from L.A. to see the Whale Sharks: so when they didn't show up on cue, we were glad we stayed at Laru Beya. The place is really, really nice.

It's hard to break down what makes it so: no single factor. Location, facilities, and managers Peter and Petro all combined to give us a great week. When it was over, we were glad we didn't see the stupid sharks, so we can come back to this exact spot in the future.

Our beachfront suite with a kitchen was beautiful, Peter's sailing lessons and Petro's trip planing were flawless, the pool was spotless and uncrowded (even for Spring Break), and we could walk down the beach for pizza and drinks over the water.

Good place for couples, families, reunions, etc.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2008

By far one of the best hotels/ resorts I have ever stayed at. The managers of the Laru Beya, as well as all the staff, go out of their way to make you feel at home. They all know you by name and you will find that you know them by name as well.
Sitting down at breakfast the first morning, I was greeted by one of the managers who addressed me by name and asked me how the room was, whether I was enjoying my stay so far, etc. They are amazingly kind and helpful and willing to help you in any way possible. There are no words to describe the amazing atmosphere that exist at this one of a kind resort.
From a miniature golf course designed by the managers, to the open air restaurant, from the hammocks on every porch to the numerous sailboats and kayaks, this resort is a place full of fun and relaxation. I cannot recommend it any stronger.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2008

This is a wonderful place. Peter and Pietra made us feel like extended family come for a visit, not gaudy guests at some corporate hotel. Our pleasant and very comfortable rooms were less than twenty yards from the ocean, and we were able to savor, without TV or phone, a unique environment in which to bike, swim, sail, kayak, snorkel and sleep on the porches hammocks. It is a perfect spot for touring the nature preserves in the interior and boating to the barrier reef. It is modern without being flashy--and is a bike ride from one of the funkier towns in the hemisphere--Placencia. Great spot, great hotel, great people!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2008

my wife and i were part of a mission team and placencia was our place for some down time after working earlier in the week. this is a beautiful property---nice pool, great view, relaxing restaurant/bar (open air). we found the staff to be very helpful and extremely responsive. i asked for an extra couple of towels at the office and petro almost beat me back to the room!!! we liked having an upper level room with the hot tub. if you find yourself in placencia, Laru Beya is an excellent choice for your stay.

  • Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed March 7, 2008

We had the good fortune of staying at the Laru Beya following a weeklong medical mission trip to Belize. Our entire group had rave reviews for this relatively new and excellent property. I visited Plancencia last August to make arrangements for our group and found that most places required a 3 night minimum. I explained that these were medical professionals who were working hard all week to serve the people of Belize and we only had 2 nights. That didn't make a difference with most places, but when I accidently stumbled onto the Laru Beya (it wasn't even in my guidebook!) I knew I had the right place. Petro and her husband are fantastic! They rolled out the red carpet, expressing appreciation for what our group was doing for the people of Belize. They arranged for special events, provided laundry service, gave directions, carried our bags!! The accomodations are first-class, the food was excellent, the service personable, and the location is perfect. I would highly recommend this resort. It's a great value too.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Thank Ray3
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Additional Information about Laru Beya Resort & Villas

Address: Placencia Road, Placencia 00501, Belize
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Placencia
#3 Family Hotel in Placencia
#4 Spa Hotel in Placencia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
Price Range: $141 - $460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Laru Beya Resort & Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laru Beya is an exclusive, midsize resort located on seven acres of lush gardens and beachfront property in southern Belize. We have the amenities of a large resort with the service and attention to detail of an exclusive villa. We offer a wide variety of rooms including ocean and garden view, and two and three bedroom villas that include living and dining rooms and full kitchens. Also available are penthouse rooms and villas. ... more   less 
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