The Placencia Resort

Adventure awaits at this picture-perfect Maya Beach resort 

Just a short journey away from the quaint village of Placencia, The Placencia Resort offers a long list of on-site amenities and a wide variety of off-site activities. Whether you’re interested in seeing the stunning Belize Barrier Reef and the Maya Mountains — or if you’d prefer to stay on-site and enjoy the resort’s famous pool, tropical swim-up bar, marina and more — The Placencia is your perfect perch. However you choose to fill your day in this paradise, you’ll love coming home to your luxurious one, two or three-bedroom accommodations. With three restaurants on-site, including an overwater bar, there’s a vibe of sustainability and cultural celebration throughout. The Placencia is a great choice for all travelers looking to drink in the unique beauty of Belize. 

Prepared to be wowed as your Caribbean dreams are outdone.

What it's like

At The Placencia, adventure meets relaxation with beach resort of your dreams. This PADI 5-Star Dive Resort is perfectly located for access to both jungle and sea adventures, and it’s part of the largest collection of independent hotels in Belize. Offering unique experiences, shared values of philanthropy, sustainability, culture, and a commitment to creating “wow”, The Placencia specializes in everything unforgettable. Wandering this lovely property, you can't help but be in awe of the beautiful blues and gorgeous greens signature to Belize. From the warm breezes gently stirring the palm trees to the fish and turtles that greet swimmers in the Belizean waters, the natural beauty of this place is something that cannot be missed.

Independent spirit

A feel-good place that lets every guest experience luxury

Small touches

From banning single-use plastic to using reef-safe sunscreen, The Placencia is committed to environmental conservation. The Placencia celebrates the beautiful diversity and history of Belize by offering unparalleled excursions. Philanthropy is a founding value: For every night a guest stays at The Placencia or another Muy’Ono Resort, a donation is made to a local charitable organization.  The beneficiary organizations are different for each resort and change every month, ensuring that Muy’Ono Resorts help as many organizations as possible throughout the year.  The Placencia’s luxurious on-site pool is one of the largest in the country, with plenty of space for laps or lounging. When you’re ready to explore the surrounding waters, the resort offers complimentary kayak and paddle boards. Bicycles are also free to borrow, and the private beach offers 430 feet of unspoiled access. The fitness center is open 24 hours per day.

Eat and drink

Capriccio Restaurant serves all three meals as well as late-night cocktails, all with a generous side of beautiful beach views. Palm Terrace is a great spot to dine beachside with the same menu and a more casual outdoor atmosphere. Guests and locals love the fact that Capriccio is the only air-conditioned restaurant on the peninsula. Here, you’ll have a relaxing and uniquely Belize dining experience, enjoying traditional Italian dishes with a distinctive Belizean touch. Over 70% of the ingredients come directly from the sea or Muy'Ono farms straight to your table, ensuring the highest level of authenticity. The Pier Lounge Restaurant is located over the water with views of the beach and resort. It serves delicious tropical cocktails and light bites throughout the day. Finally, the swim-up Azure Pool Bar serves refreshing drinks and tasty snacks all day. You won’t even have to leave the water to order or enjoy. Be sure to try the resort’s signature drink, the Ginger My Lime.

And more

Looking to host an event that’s truly unforgettable? The Placencia Resort offers a variety of magical settings for weddings, corporate retreats, YPO retreats, scuba groups and more. Whether your gathering is large or small, intimate or grand -- you’ll find a wide variety of stunning spots to choose from. Each event is treated as the special occasion that it is, and you’ll work with skilled on-site coordinators who will attend to every detail. For retreats, The Placencia Resort offers several options for powerful team-building activities. The Placencia Resort has an exclusive 2-acre private island, PADI 5-Star Dive Shop and an adventure center. The resort provides full destination-management services, making it easy to plan your perfect event.
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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Complimentary area shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Resort Fee - 15% per night

Eat & Drink

  • Capriccio Restaurant
  • Pier Lounge Restaurant
  • Azure Pool Bar
  • Farm-to-table ingredients from Muy'Ono Farms
  • Private beachfront romantic moonlit dinners (on request)

Fitness & Recreation

  • Private beach
  • One of Belize’s largest swimming pools
  • Beach and pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Complimentary water sports, volleyball, kayak, paddle boards, bikes, etc.
  • Dive shop and adventure center
  • Spa services on site
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • Marina

Business Services

  • Conference space

Meetings & Events

  • 6,000 sq ft of event venues, including a pristine white sand beach
  • Beachfront weddings
  • Bespoke wedding services

In-room amenities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini bar

Cancellation policy

Non-Refundable reservations are 100% non-refundable. Flexible and Stay-Pay reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to 31 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. 30 to 0 days = 100% of entire payment forfeited. Please note that bookings over the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s are subject to a 100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 91 days from the arrival date. Reservation is subject to cancellation and full payment forfeited if payment is not made in full. No refunds will be made if cancelled during stay.
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