For the ultimate stress-free beach vacation, it’s hard to beat a luxurious Caribbean all-inclusive resort. Of course, it’s not the only way to experience a destination, but people choose the all-inclusive route for more reasons than one; you show up with no planning or coordinating involved, and simply enjoy. After all, a vacation should be a break–and that’s what it looks like for many, especially those with kids in tow. Skip any cookie-cutter hotels and head for this English-speaking Central American country instead, boasting a Caribbean coastline and gems like an 18-mile-long stretch of barefoot perfect sand with its southern peninsula, Placencia. For a one-stop shop that spells stress-free with an all-inclusive experience, from private villas to bungalows, settle into Sirenian Bay.
White-sand beaches, a laid-back vibe, and water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving beckoning just offshore? Sign us up. From vacation homes to sprawling luxury resorts, the Placencia Peninsula is essentially a beach strip of beachfront properties that culminates into the once-fishing-centric namesake village at the point. And although there are not many all-inclusive options in the entirety of Belize, plenty offer packages that include food and beverage along with your accommodations, including Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas.
This Placencia resort offers 12 bungalows just steps from the beach, not counting its three exclusive private villas and apartment with private pools overlooking Belize’s turquoise waters. Fairly recent one- and two-bedroom Caribbean beachfront bungalows at Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas offer ocean or pool views, sleep up to six guests, and feature private porches or balconies and outdoor showers. The Manatee villa sleeps 14, the Seahorse villa sleeps 10, and the Turtle villa sleeps two, particularly perfect for privacy for honeymooning couples.
Entertainment & Dining
Sprawling both sides of the Peninsula–from beachfront to lagoonside–Sirenian Bay has plenty to entertain guests onsite. There’s a full-service gym, a mini-golf course, a wine cellar, a rooftop bar, and even an organic garden. With your all-inclusive package, you’ll get access to unlimited orders from included menus—all on your schedule and at your convenience. Sip local beer, house wine, cocktails with local liquor, and non-alcoholic options, or upgrade to the Premium Drink Package to include imported liquor and the three60 Martini Bar. Day to day, choose from the room or poolside service from Inky’s or Snooty’s menu, or simply enjoy the view with the Beach Grille. Not to mention, Happy Hour specials rotate daily, as does the ‘snack hour’ included. And that’s just for the bungalows. Inside the private villas, there’s an in-house private chef add-on option.
There are pickleball and tennis courts with Inky’s 18-hole mini-golf course on the lagoonside, while beachside, take your pick from kayaks, paddleboards, and bicycles to explore the Peninsula. There are beach games and toys, which can even overlap with hosted events like movie nights on the beach, too. Still, looking for more adventure? Each guest gets a 5% early booking discount for tours booked 14 days in advance through Sirenian’s sister company, tour operator Captain Jak’s. Time for summer planning, or rather, unplanning–by choosing a one-stop, stress-free option like Sirenian Bay.