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Recent Placencia Peninsula reviews

  • Terrifically Adorable!

    "Casa Beya was great. Read MUST at end. Caretakers Martin & Diana were willing to help with anything (phone calls, shopping, cleaning, cooking). Manager Midge emailed us a shopping list so we could stock the refrigerator. Kayaks, paddle boards and bikes! Decks, beach, hammocks & pier - great for lounging. The Maya Beach Bistro, just down the beach had the best food on the Peninsula,:coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner, and you can use their pool. Rumfish in town was also a good place to eat. For lunch and night life, Tispy Tuna and Barefoot bars. You do need a car to get around, not a golf cart. There was a grocery store nearby but the best fruit stands (selection) are in Placencia near Rumfish. If you want fresh conch, fish, lobster, head to the docks about 3:00. There is a great locally made jewelry store across from Rumfish. Recommend hiking Antelope falls in Bocawina Rainforest. We rented a car from Barefoot rentals, which was a junker and eventually broke down the day before we left but they were nice enough to give us a ride to the airport for our flight and not charge us for not refueling the tank. If you need a large car for many passengers, you may want to rent in Belize City. We needed a car for 7 and Barefoot was the only one who could provide one. If you are interested in scuba diving, I recommend you say in San Pedro on Ambergris Cay instead. The boat ride to the best diving areas off Placencia are 1 hour and brutal (the boat driver goes full ahead and you are pounding the waves). Diving/snorkeling the "inner reefs" is not worth the price. Don't sign up for a manatee tour unless it's in the lagoon. Seagrape house can be rental with Casa Beya for a larger group. It has larger rooms, a screen porch and ping pong table. You MUST take precautions against the sand fleas. I took vitamin B12 staring a week before the trip and was slightly bitten. The others in my group did not take it and WERE bitten and suffered. Regular bug spray does not work. Coconut oil does. Read online for what else works. DO NOT try to pick up the fruit juicer with it's top on. It comes off and the container falls and you spill all the juice! The kitchen was wonderfully stocked. I'm a private Chef so that is a great compliment! If you are into cooking, bring your own chef's knife. We would recommend this place and stay their again. Enjoy!"
    Guest: JenJen024 Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 12, 2017
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  • Great Family Vacation

    "This was our first trip to Belize. Having never been it's a little hard to decide where stay and didn't really know what to expect. We didn't want big crowds so we chose the Placencia penninsula. As a family of 5 we opt for house rentals instead of hotels. It was very easy to book with Ken and I couldn't have been happier with our choice. If you need 5 star resorts, this isn't the place. But if you want clean, affordable, well-equipped, and in a great location, this is perfect! Maya Beach turned out to be ideal because we could walk to the local store and a few restaurants. We had a rental car so it was an easy drive into Placencia and we were able to get to other activities like hiking in Cockscomb and cave tubing/ziplining. The home itself had everything we needed. The beach is kept clean and it was so quiet that we felt like we had the entire beach to ourselves. The porch isn't screened anymore and the kayaks next door are only available for rent and not included. There isn't much to see in the water off the beach but the water was so warm we just didn't mind. We went snorkeling out at Laughing Bird Caye one day. We had a few power outages from storms and the home didn't have any supplies for that but we were able to get a candle from a neighbor. The lightening storms were a show all by themselves! We were very happy with our stay and enjoyed a wonderful week of family time."
    Guest: Alisa M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 13, 2016
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  • Perfect spot for our month in Placencia. Couldn't have been happier!

    "Where the sidewalk ends.....is this natural retreat. Right on the beach, short walk to the best grocery store, easy walk to the village via the sidewalk, 2 decent bikes to use. The house is simple, open, very clean!, and well-stocked with everything you need. Ms. Lou and Epi took very good care of us--so helpful and accommodating! Fresh coconut water was there for us when we arrived and Epi got us more, plus the coconut meat, whenever we requested it. We could walk the beach in both directions for a good distance, and we swam right in front of the house every day--nice sandy bottom and clear sea, most days. We miss it already. We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Beach Gramma Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 6, 2017
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  • Beautiful property

    "This was our first time in Belize we had the whole family and the Groovy Gecko became home for a week. Plenty of room for everyone both indoors and out including a private beach. The staff is amazing very attentive but not intrusive we felt more like friends than guests. Everything you need is available at the property and Mabel is more than happy to arrange for any of the near by adventures. We used the golf cart for running back and forth to the market and some of the Maya Beach restaurants that are just a couple of minutes away. We had a great time and highly recommend the groovy gecko !"
    Guest: 8081 DESIGN LLC Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 18, 2017
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