My trip: 06 - 10 April 2012 (05 nights)
I originally planned to visit Placencia with my partner, but for some unexpected inconvenient I had to go on my own, eventually. Well, my stay @ Silver Leaf cabana was AWESOME!!
I arrived by sea, sailing with the 3-day Reggamuffin tour from Caye Caulker (other very recommandable experience for sialing, snorkeling & island hopping).
After a very kind and clinet oriented mail exchange with the Silver Leaf owner (Yolie) and manager (Stefano), I met Stefano who manages Silver Leaf when the owner is away. Stefano is also owner of Cilibri hotel in Placencia. This was my initial option as I really fancied the idea of a bungalow by the beach, but I did not book in time and Easter was a busy period (otherwise, it's another very worth place to stay. Furnished with great taste too!).
At Silver Leaf all was just perfect: Stefano welcomed me and introduced me to the cabana.
The cabana is on two levels: downstairs you have the kitchen - dinining room, fully equipped. Upstairs, a colourful double room with fan & tv, plus bathroom. Decoration is done with taste. You can chill out on the wooden terrace, swinging on th hammoc right by the lagoon, or catch some tan on sunbed on the Silver Leaf dock.
Since the Silver Leaf house behind the cabana was not rented, the dock and garden area was all for me :)
Garden area also has a large table, which is roofed. So you can invite friends ovr for a drink or dinner, if you like.
Downstairs I also had access to a store, where I could put my bike or grab a kayak for a water tour. Also, I had free wireless access.
Location is good: Silver Leaf is on the lagoon. Crossed the main road you are right by the beach and the village is either 15 mins walk or 7 mins by bike.
Supermarkets and restaurants are scattered a bit evrywhere along the village, so are most diving operators, so you just have a stroll or a bike tour and enjoy your stay.
Cleaning: two ladies cleaned the cabana right before my arrival. I also had several fresh towels for the bathroom and the beach.
What else can I say, even my neighbors, who are regular customers next door, were so pleasant!
I loved Silver Leaf. It's a quiet place, off the crowd. I had all privacy, felt secure and woke up each day with the birds cirping.
Honestly, I had all comforts a solo traveller may ask for.
Since I came back I have already suggested it to several friends and colleagues and I am happy to post this review. The place & management is worth each word.
If you choose it, you won'tr regret it :)
- Many thanks to Stefano and Yolie!! -
Enjoy your stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SLocated in a secluded Tropical garden at the waters edge in private secure Harbour Place canal. The beautiful, exceptional Villa finished in April of 09 easily acccommodates 6 in a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. The cute cabana overlooking the water can accommodate 4, and has a full kitchen. The property features private parking, a deep water dock, a thatch palapa, and complimentary equipment such as bikes and kayak. Within walking distance of the beach and town. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Silver Leaf Villa And Cabana Belize/Placencia