Placencia, is known as a small coastal village located in the South of Belize, is a popular vacation spot in Belize with access to both marine and jungle adventures. Situated on the Southernmost tip of a narrow, sandy peninsula, this quaint village offers laidback beach vacation options and off the beaten path adventures.
Wondering how to spend your time on the peninsula? What makes this location special is that you can have access and enjoy a variety of adventures.
If you are looking for a fantastic accommodation CC+L recommends Caribbean Beach Cabanas. An award-winning resort that looks like it comes from another era. Everything is authentic Belizean. Gleaming woodwork, wicker, bamboo, iconic art, and décor, have the look of just having been carved out of the jungle. It is a micro resort, which houses only 16 guests at a time; sister to the Pur resort of Ambergris Caye. It inhabits 16 miles of white sandy beach and is unique in that it is only for adults, the only one in Placencia village.
This boutique hotel is on two levels, with 7 cabanas on the lower level and two on the top deck. Everywhere it is sunny and light and lined with palm trees everywhere you look, and the beach is there for the viewing or enjoying. Caribbean Beach Cabanas is the epitome of understated elegance, and every detail is carefully attended.
If you like, you can easily just stay put, since you will have everything you need, good food, good service, and comfort. There are a barefoot bar, hammocks, and lounge chairs, a pool and a water bar with stools. You may choose sun or shade. Manager Randy Brunner and his team of Belizeans are attentive yet respectful of your privacy. If water activity is your preference, everything is provided: Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Tires for floating, as well as snorkeling gear. Or if you like to be pampered, you can treat yourself to a massage up on the breezy deck.
Even though you feel like you are in a remote paradise, you are really only steps away from the famous Placencia beachfront sidewalk where you can get a taste of local culture and fun. Caribbean Beach Cabanas is an authentic Belizean experience, rustic but elegant. In 2017 it was awarded Small Hotel of the Year by BTB. Travel and Hospitality Magazine named it 2018’s Beach Front Hotel of the Year. Guests are never disappointed and always give it rave reviews.
This gem is a haven of exotic tranquility and the combo of jungle and beachfront in this culturally rich southern village offers a once in a lifetime, uniquely Belizean experience.
Written by Nelita Castillo