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Green Parrot Beach Houses
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Collins
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not a care in the world”
Reviewed 6 January 2009

We wanted a low key, beautiful, tropical location with nothing between us and the beach. Green Parrott was certainly the place to go. We stayed in a two storey cabana and it was perfect - not too formal but with very good service and a relaxing atmosphere. Leo and his staff were helpful and friendly. We managed to read 10 books between us as well as dive, explore caves, hike and swim in deep river pools. I would agree that the only downside is that you are a little distance from Placencia. However, given the choice I would prefer the low key location and have to travel to acitivities.

  • Liked — Peacefulness and proximity to the ocean
  • Disliked — Distance to Placencia and activities
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2008

Reuben and Leo are the best. The Green Parrot is perfect for a no nonsense low maintenance trip. If you are high maintenance this is not for you. But if great service in a cool place with an unbelieveable view is then you are in the right place. We enjoy everything from the most helpful service to the awesome food prepared by the nice ladies to Leo and his great advice on Belize to Reuben who is by far one of the nicest people in Belize.
By only advice is to bring bug spray!!

Stayed December 2008
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2 Thank squaregirl
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Seattle
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2008

My wife and I just got back from our honeymoon in Belize and stayed at the Green Parrot for the entire 11 day stay. It turned out to be one of the best vacations we have been on and in large part this is due to how great both the Green Parrot, and Leo the hotel manager were during the entire stay. We have never had someone as helpful and friendly as Leo who never ceast to go above and beyond. There are a couple less than stellar reviews on Green Parrot which usually complain about the lack of things to do, they are correct if you don't consider kayaking to the nearby mangrove island, snorkling in nearby waters, walking down the miles of public beach, hammocking in the freshly thatched pelapa, biking into either the gerufina village a few miles away or the town of Placencia a little further down the road, as well as a number of other day long activities. It's true you are not going to find any clubs or hoppin bars (although there is a pretty nice beach bar about 200 yards down the beach open every night) but if you are in need or a quite retreat and aren't looking for the big resort experience then I'm not sure how you could do much better than Green Parrot. Last but not least, they have Belikin beer on tap and Leo makes the best Panty Ripper this side of the equator.

  • Liked — Cabanas, Beach, Staff
  • Disliked — Didn't stay long enough
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2008

My husband and I spent a week at the Green Parrot Resort in May of 2008. We enjoyed everything about the resort and Placencia. Staying in our on private "beach hut" was really neat. We were just feet from the water and we had everything we needed to relax and enjoy. The staff are kind and friendly and we felt like we had known them for years. Ruben and Leo greeted us with big smiles and made us feel like their only goal was to make our stay comfortable.

We got to meet other folks there (our neighbors) and it was fun seeing them in the morning at breakfast and then at night for dinner; comparing our daily adventures!

The only thing I would change next time (and there will be a next time) is to pack less cloths! Casual and comfortable is all you need to think of while packing!


Enjoying the evening breeze while in the hamock on our porch was a favorite. It only took about a day to let go of the stresses in life and forget all about cell phones, computers and TVs!! Our beach hut provided a fantastic view and we had everything we needed.

There are lots of things to do. The waters are incredible and snorkeling is the best ever. You can be as active as you care to be. We did the Monkey River trip which we enjoyed very much. The guides know so much and we saw and learned alot.

We have a few friends who have been and everyone has had a wonderful time. It was really a stress free vacation for us and that often is not the case.

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Arlington Hts., IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2008

My husband and I just returned from a stay in Belize at the Green Parrot. The one thing that struck us was how welcome and at home we felt right away. The management of the hotel was a very warm (no pun on the temperature) and welcoming group -from Leo at the front desk to Ruben at the bar.

Ken and I agree with the previous reviewer - Stud and Linda - this place is a gem.

It is well maintained - they had just completed the cleaning of the cabanas that they do every year - so all was very clean and comfortable. Beaches are well maintained. The landscaping is very tropical. Food was well preapared. We had some great discussions with Isabella, the cook.

We also understand that the dirt road is going to get some attention - sometime. But that too is a part of the charm - rather rustic. We came down to check out a potential development north of the Green Parrot - one of those mega complexes. While it may have all of the amenities that many travelers want - we found the small town feel of the Green Parrot to be great for our purposes.

We found the spot to be very relaxing. We intend to come back and shop for property - but will always have a fond memory of the quaint Green Parrot.

  • Liked — The home away from home feeling
  • Disliked — Slow season in belize - not many people around
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled on business
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12272008
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2008

The Green Parrot is awesome and amazing, but quite remote. IF and only IF you know what you're getting into, and you're not expecting a resort experience, you will love this place. We heavily researched it and felt like we knew everything about it before we got there. That was wise. As a result, we had a wonderful time. The resort staff is very attentive, personable and friendly, and will do anything for you at any time. Want shrimp or lobster for dinner? Just let them know. Tours? Where do you want to go? Leo and his crack staff will ensure you get there - even if they have to take you themselves. We went to the Monkey River like many other reviewers and it was wonderful. Well worth it.

When we arrived at the resort, we were literally the only guests. We had our choice of cabanas, and chose one of the smaller ones. Additional guests didn't arrive until 3 days later. The rooms are comfortable, but a little hot and sticky in the summer when we were there. There is no air conditioning anywhere we went in the area. The Belizean people all told us they don't like it so they don't have it. However, there are ceiling fans most everywhere and this helps a lot. Bring your coolest most casual clothes though. You'll be sweaty a lot and you'll be glad you did.

One experience absolutely not to miss is the local bus, which costs $1.00 US each way to town or back. It was one of the most enjoyable things we did and we have stories about it that still make us laugh out loud. It was one of those "had to be there" experiences, but good fun.

There is a beach bar at the Maya Breeze next door, built in January 2008. It's nice to have it there, but it's very noisy well into the early morning hours - one morning till 5:30 AM. The Maya Breeze staff including the owner are there from late morning on drinking heavily and turning the music up louder and louder. This is the one drawback to this otherwise peaceful place. It's nice that you can get a drink there, and they even let us use their pool, but the party rages every night. I hope this situation is resolved soon.

One thing we worried about going there in the summer was the potential for mosquitoes. This is not an issue at all, and barely noticable. The only time we had to use our bug spray is when we went on the Monkey River trip to the jungle.

All in all, the Green Parrot is great fun if you're up for an adventure - and we were. I can't say enough good things about the top-notch staff, facilities and pretty location. Oh yes - and we never ever felt pressured to eat there. Everyone was most gracious all the time. Good job Leo and staff!

  • Liked — The super staff and top-notch amenities.
  • Disliked — No air conditioning.
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2008

Guaranteed you will feel welcome and find yourself immediately unwinding as you enter this mini paradise of soft ocean breezes. Fantastic "laid back" atmosphere especially when you are sipping on one of Reuben's rum punches!!! We loved the cabana with all the screened windows for a wonderful sea breeze along with our own front porch hammock. You are right on the ocean where the sand is raked every day so everything is very clean. This is an ideal place to relax and take in the sun and the sand as you walk along the beach. Make sure you eat at their excellent open restaurant - the food is delicious. We took the Monkey River tour and really enjoyed it. They picked you up and returned you to the Green Parrot. We stayed at the Green Parrot for only 2 nights but plan on staying longer when we visit Belize again. If you enjoy nature, you will love this place - lots of tropical plants, too. We stayed there the first of April, 2008 and there were no bugs - just lots of pretty singing birds!!! Stu & Linda, central NY state.

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Property: Green Parrot Beach Houses
Address: 1 Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize
Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Placencia
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Placencia
#6 Family Hotel in Placencia
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Green Parrot Beach Houses 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Parrot Beach Houses is located in Southern Belize on the Placencia peninsula. We have a total of 8 individual beach cabanas to serve our guests needs. All of our units are on the beach. In addition, we have our own bar and restaurant. The Green Parrot Resort serves a wide variety of customers- adventure travelers, divers, fishermen and women, weddings, college groups, religious service groups, and beach lovers. You can arrange all of your tours through the Green Parrot Office. We prescreen our tour guides so that you get the best adventure experience for the dollar. ... more   less 
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