Here Are Some Fun and Romantic Date Ideas on the Placencia Peninsula (Plus Where to Stay!)

by Megan Rodden

Looking for playful or passionate ways to spend time with your special someone this February?  Look no further!  Love is in the air and all around the Placencia Peninsula.  With wonderful weather and an amorous ambiance, February is the perfect time to visit southern Belize with your significant other.  Here are some fun and romantic date ideas to try now, or any time of the year!

Stay in a Seaside Villa and Dine Under the Stars.

Photo by Chabil Mar

The ultimate romantic getaway at Chabil Mar includes dockside drinks at sunset and then dinner under the stars with a soundtrack of wind-rustled palm fronds and the rhythmic lapping of waves upon the shore.  The beautifully designed and decorated villas tucked among the lush landscape at Chabil Mar all face the sparkling Caribbean Sea.  Intended to provide privacy, elegance, and of course, comfort, Chabil Mar boasts luxury accommodations and top-rated amenities; they’re the only resort in the area that is guest exclusive so you can count on personalized service when you want it and plenty of alone time when privacy is preferred. 

Dinner at Dusk. Photo by Chabil Mar Villas

The resort doesn’t have a formal dining room because meals are served wherever you would like them: in your villa, on your patio, within the garden, on the beach, or over the water on the seaside pier.  A chef-prepared, candle-lit dinner is elevated to a whole new level of romance when you’re basking in the warm breeze and cool moonlight of a tropical, private paradise.

Games of Love!

Photo by Kevin Quischan (@BelizeMyTravels)

Be passionate and playful.  Ignite and excite with a bit of friendly competition.  Hit the courts at Inky’s for fast-paced fun and pick between tennis or pickleball.  For a less demanding and more leisurely game, opt for a round of miniature golf instead.  The professionally designed 18-hole course is fun and challenging for any skill level and the up-lit gardens create a magical atmosphere.  The attached bar and restaurant provide refreshments and the perfect reprieve from rivalry.  

Arouse Your Appetites with a Cooking Class for Two.

placencia culture cooking class by megan rodden

Creole Cooking Classes at Doyle’s Smoke Yaad. Photo by Megan Rodden (Real Life Recess)

Joining forces in the kitchen can bring you closer together.  Whether you’re beginners or seasoned chefs, trying a new recipe or cooking technique together can be exciting.  Experiment with a cashew and coconut Creole cooking class or learn how to make chocolate by hand then savor the delicious creation you’ve created together.

Pack a Picnic for a Private Island Escapade!


Stroll Moho Caye hand in hand. Image via Roeming Belize Travel Agency 

Belize has an estimated 400 offshore islands, locally called cayes, many of which are undeveloped and secluded swatches of sand and palm trees.  Hire a guide to drop you and your love on one of these little ocean-ringed oases and play castaway for the day.  Cozy up to one another on your beach blanket and enjoy heartfelt conversation and stolen kisses.

Splurge on a Sumptuous Couple’s Spa Treatment.

Pamper yourselves with a massage or spa treatment that will rejuvenate and invigorate both the body and soul.  The Placencia Peninsula has a plethora of serene spa experiences as well as therapists that will come to you on the beach or in the comfort and privacy of your hotel.  Swedish or deep tissue massage, manis and pedis, Thai, hot stone, or Reiki treatments- the choice is yours!

Seize the opportunity to create lasting memories with your partner with these or other, fun and romantic date ideas.  Whether indoors or outdoors, adventurous or relaxing, you can tailor your trip to your interests and preferences, but one thing is certain- Placencia in February is sure to have your hearts a flutter.

Featured Photo by Chabil Mar

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