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Paradise Vacation Hotel
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't have picked a better place”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We had a few days to kill in Belize and decided to try the Paradise Hotel in Placencia. This was exactly what we were looking for. The city is beautiful, quiet and clean. We felt comfortable everywhere we went. The people were extremely nice. We borrowed bikes at the hotel and explored the town. It only takes a few minutes to ride from one end of town to the other. The water's a little murky, but that's common at all the beaches in this area. The hotel has a restaurant and bar. The food and drinks were great. If we're ever in the area, we'll make sure to spend a few days at the Paradise Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Just returned from a 10 day stay. It was my second stay here and I just want to mention that from the owner/operator, Alan, as well as the rest of the staff, everyone tries hard to make your stay pleasant and they can't do enough for you!

They have a new cook named John, who is doing terrific things in the kitchen.

For my money, I think it's the best value in Placencia.

John

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

We had two rooms and 5 people. Rooms are clean, but the lower floor room was musty. Some times we had hot water and some times not. Staff is extremely helpful and fun. The view is great, morning and evening. Very out of the way, but easy to get to. We ate at the restaurant a few times and were ok with the food. Breakfast was better than the dinners, but over all not bad.

Stayed February 2014
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Oakbank
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Paradise is not easy to find as we all know but well worth searching for. We spent a week in room 12 at this resort and thouroughly enjoyed it. As others have mentioned, the staff are helpfull, friendly and courteous. Room 12 is the largest and is very nice with a bedroom and kitchen area. Fully outfitted for a longer stay if need be. Comes with a full size fridge and stove. Cool a/c which is nice but room does not seem to heat up that much without a/c being on. That is a mystery to me as it was very hot during our stay. The shower is good, tap water drinkable. When we were out around the hotel we did not even bother locking the door! Although there is no visible security, they have cameras and with the somewhat remote location there is no one wandering around that need not be there. We were close to everything in town, either a short walk or quick bike ride to get anywhere. Bikes have baskets if you need to pick up any supplies. We used the kayaks quite a bit and we were close to
beautiful locations to paddle around. The Resort is somewhat protected from winds that were acting up during our stay which provided us with a calm pleasant experience. I view it as the best location in Placentia. Brian in the office booked our flight back to Belize City as well as entertained me and was
quite helpful.
Maria picked us up and drove us back to the airport. Genuine people, very helpful. Sleeping at this place was wonderful! So quiet and peaceful it is.
We never ate many meals there but thoroughly enjoyed the ones we did. The daily lunch special is home cooked delicious. Drinks at the bar were made from scratch. One day I ordered Coconut Rum with Coconut water and the bartender opened a can of water that I recognized as imported from Thailand. When I pointed it out, he apologized. A few minutes later one of the workers appeared with a big step ladder, climbed up and fetched a few fresh coconuts from a nearby tree. A few minutes later, fresh coconut water for my drink! That is what I call SERVICE.
If you are looking for friendly service, a beautiful quiet spot to call home and still be very close to the busy little village, you can't go wrong with this place.

Room Tip: There are only a few rooms with nice ocean view. Book ahead!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

It was soo much fun here! Clean, cold airconditioning, Alan the owner is great. Let them know when you arrive and they will pick you up! It is very close to everything . They lend you bikes and Kyack.
Everyone will feel welcome.
We flew tropic air from belize city!!!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darby, Montana
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We stayed in room 12 while we were there. It was very nice and clean and decorated nice too. The first shower I took was luke warm. But all we had to do was mention it to the office and from then on we had nice warm showers. Thanks Sheldon! All of the help there was very friendly and helpful. And when it was time to leave we were even able to print our boarding passes there at the office. The meals we ate there were also very tasty. We also were able to use their bicycles and kayaks which was fun. We would stay there again!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mantua, Ohio
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

When you find some place away from home, that makes you feel like family, you tend to go back there. Such is the case with Paradise Resort. This was our third visit, and even though some of the faces had changed, the quality and attentiveness of the staff remained excellent. The owners were gone and yet the resort ran like a well oiled machine. I must add that the weather was not cooperating at all. The friendly staff always greeted you with a smile, even with copious amounts of liquid sunshine they just made you feel good. Even with all the rain it was fun sitting around the bar in the afternoon and early evening sharing the days stories with the other guests. Eventually the weather broke and Mr. Andre set us up with a fishing trip with his father. What a great day that was, not only did we catch fish but they prepared it for us that night, and it was excellent. I'm sorry I don't remember the chef's name, so I could thank him personally. Again to Alan and Delores I know you weren't there but Shelton, Shannon, Nazle, Dillon, Andre, Vanya and Miss Yvette really took care of everyone, and again I'm sorry if I didn't include your name. Keep up the good relations and we'll see you soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Paradise Vacation Hotel
Address: Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Belize, C.A., Placencia, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Resort is proudly owned by Alan & Deloris from Jacksonville Florida. They had a vision of creating and maintaining the perfect "Home away from Home" vacation spot in Placencia Belize Central America. Paradise Resort is located in the small village of Placencia at the south end of Placencia Peninsula overlooking the beautiful and inviting harbor. Our location provides you easy access to all of the activities in the village with a clean, safe, comfortable and affordable atmosphere. We are a full service resort with 12 rooms which include Cable TV, air-conditioning, a lock box for your valuables, Hot and Cold running water in tiled bathrooms. Our guests have access to our Jacuzzi on the roof-top, bikes, kayaks, in-room Wi-Fi and a full restaurant, and bar. We offer pick up and drop off from the airstrip. and also offer a shuttle to Belize City (inquire for cost) You will also find a full service gift shop, friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere at the resort. We also offer 4 long term apartments with Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and private restroom. The scenery and family type atmosphere is tranquil and the only thing missing is you! ... more   less 
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