Vacationing at a Gold Standard Hotel in Placencia, Belize: The Ellysian

by Carolee Chanona
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Looking to add a serious dose of chill to your next vacation? We’re talking barefoot-beach-perfect, cocktail-in-hand, favorite-song-of-summer cool. You can, now that The Ellysian is a certified Gold Standard Hotel in Belize. The Ellysian is a true boutique hotel, boasting a humble 13 beachfront rooms in Placencia, Belize. Of course, this gives you and all your loved ones plenty of space to stay and play. Wake to the sound of waves, sip cocktails by the poolside bar or spend your days in the water on the paddle boards or kayaking. Up to 40 guests can be accommodated in the Exclusive Penthouse, 6 Beachfront Studios or 6 Beach Suites. Not to mention, direct beach access in the heart of the village, an infinity pool, pool bar, Muna restaurant, and more.

About The Ellysian, a Gold Standard Boutique Hotel

Looking to add a serious dose of chill to your next vacation? We’re talking barefoot-beach-perfect, cocktail-in-hand, favorite-song-of-summer cool. With its vintage beach-town vibe, The Ellysian is laidback and hospitality forward; it can be the ideal destination for a wedding, girls’ weekend, family reunion, corporate retreat, or buddymoon. Personal, picturesque, and perfectly boutique, at this south coast destination, you feel like a guest at your most fabulous friend’s private estate.

As a guest, enjoy champagne hour, yoga on the beach, beach toys, spa treatments and a mini bar.

The Location

Explore Placencia Village out our door through its’ many sidewalks and pathways. No taxi or golf carts are needed here for limitless possibilities. Only a single street runs through the Village so wander as you will and indulge in all the local flavours of Belize.

For bigger getaways take advantage of adventures and tours from your Ellysian starting point. Couples, groups, and families can explore ancient Mayan cities, crawl through the Mayan underworlds, harvest cocoa and make chocolate with indigenous farmers. Or learn to beat a drum with the Garinagu, explore the jungle, the Jaguar reserve, or ocean cruises for dinning or fishing. Your Belize adventure starts here.

What it means to be Gold Standard Certified

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The Belize Tourism Board created The Gold Standard Program to enhance hotels for the safety of travelers. This extensive 9-point program elevates the cleaning and workplace policies. Additionally, these hotels must prove they have adapted to new behaviors and procedures while ensuring minimal impact on the guest experience. Along with hotels, tour operators and hotel restaurants can also be certified under the Belize Tourism Board’s Gold Standard Recognition Program. Recently, Belize expanded its Tourism Safe Corridor to extend a certification to gift shops, car rentals, stand-alone restaurants and more. The Ellysian reopened October 1 as a Gold Standard Hotel, certified by the Belize Tourism Board.

To make a booking or for more information on the resort, visit the hotel’s website here. All photos courtesy of The Ellysian. 

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