The location right on the beach is fantastic, the beach is nice and the food served at the restaurant is very good. Mamy reviews have centered on these points already so rather than re-hash what others have said I will make other comments that may help travellers.
If you are not hiring a car and like to try other restaurants Maya Beach is a way from the town. There are two other places within walking distance, Green Parrot which I would say the food is pretty average. Mangos is a bit further, lively and serves less fanciful fare than the Maya Beach.
The Happy Hour snack menu at the Maya is very good. We tried everything on it, fish cakes and jerk empanadas being our favourites. But the dinner menu could serve some simpler meals. Its a beach bistro, not the Upper East Side.
Room cleanliness was less than desired, the housekeepers spent less time in the 2large roomed lower level Dreamsicle than I have seen in a box room city hotel. Fridge was a bit dirty from previous occupant and plates were dusty. The linens were old, had a few holes and simply not what you would expect for the price. The beach towels provided were very worn and looked 6 or 7 years old.
In conclusion a nice place to relax, but some of the reviews are over the top here which makes one think. The hotel can easily improve, which makes one wonder why they do not put the effort in.
One curious thing is the owners close up at Easter...... A holiday where people can take time to travel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitting on a pretty stretch of natural sand beach, the Maya Beach Hotel is a small mid-range beach resort for couples who need comfort, but not luxury. Our hotel rooms are air conditioned with queen beds, our king suites have king beds and kitchenettes and we also offer some beach house rentals in different price ranges. Our Bistro and swimming pool are a gathering place at the end of a day filled with snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking, jungle hiking, spelunking, climbing Maya ruins, or just plain relaxing on the beach. The restaurant was also has also been awarded "Restaurant of the Year" twice by the Belize Tourism Board, and it remains a highlight of a stay here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maya Beach Placencia
- Hotel Maya Beach
- Maya Beach Hotel Belize/Placencia