My husband and I spent 10 days in Belize on our honeymoon and were so impressed by the beautiful sights, friendly people and superb customer service we encountered everywhere, except at the Paradise Resort. We are not needy people by any means and are easy to please, but found this hotel (not resort) to be very lacking. The hotel itself is one of the nicest in Placencia and the rooms are beautiful and spacious, but our travel agent described it to us as "right on the beach". The "beach" is a boat dock that is covered by sand--no swimming there. To find a beach chair and swimming area, you have to walk around the point (~1/2 mi) and go to one of the other resorts. The staff were generally friendly, but the wait for service was poor--we had the all-inclusive package (no drinks) and couldn't get another drink if we wanted--the bartender was too busy talking with the locals or watching tv. Each morning I had to remind the bartender that I ordered juice with my breakfast (best juice ever!). We noticed on our first day that the AC was leaking water into the light fixture directly below it, and no one was able to fix it (they ended up putting a bowl underneath it, leaving it for us to empty several times a day, not to mention not being able to use the light). The repair man also repeatedly walked into our room without knocking (we were home), one day the room was not visited by housekeeping at all,and the hot tub on the roof had red scum along the water line.
Placencia is the most commercialized area we visited in Belize (Belmopan, Dangriga), with a pretty town, many gift shops, fantastic ice cream shop, and interesting day trips. Beside being one of the most updated hotels in the area, I don't have many good things to say about the Paradise Resort. I'd return to Belize in a heartbeat, but not to this hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Paradise Vacation
- Paradise Vacation Hotel Belize/Placencia