We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Belize Ocean Beach Club in Placencia, Belize. Having never been to Belize, we didn't quite know what to expect. We were met at the airport by the amazing Wolf Worster and James Thornett who drove us back to the resort. We were immediately charmed by the unspoiled nature of Placencia; it is not your typical "touristy" town. Quaint restaurants, shops and beautiful lush vegetation line the street on your quick 10 minute trip from the airport to Belize Ocean Beach Club. Upon arrival, we were greeted with cool towels and tropical rum drinks to refresh ourselves. What an unexpected surprise!
But what we came to realize is the service on the whole at Belize Ocean Beach Club is excellent. Basically, they anticipate your every need seemingly before you even begin to ask. And they cater to your every whim and desire. The staff was always 5 steps ahead of our needs. They paid attention and took time to get to know you. For example, we ordered breakfast the first day. The second day, they were already aware of what we wanted. There was a request made the first day for soy milk. They didn't have it. The second day, it miraculously appeared and was there from every day forth. They also knew exactly who was vegan and who requested it.
Also, upon leaving, Crystol was kind enough to serve us coffee in our rooms as we had an early flight. Lovely, steaming coffee was presented with a smile and a thank you punctually at 5am sharp.
James, Miguel, Jason and Maria at the restaurant took the time to learn about what we wanted and what we liked in regards to food. One member of our party was a red wine drinker. The next day, Jason recommended wines after doing research on what was available to him that would suit our palates.
So, as you can see, the thing that separates this resort from others is the people and the kind staff. But there is also fine dining, beautiful scenery, a powder soft white beach, comfortable and luxurious rooms and an ocean view for all. And speaking of the rooms, they are spacious with vaulted ceilings, air conditioning to die for based on the humid climate, 1200 square feet of living space and have a full working kitchen. The kitchen is extremely cost effective. The staff let us use their bicycles and we rode 10 minutes down the road to the local grocery store to buy breakfast items. So much fun and a great way to see some local sites. And each unit has a large balcony to watch the sunrise and sunset, how romantic! What's not to love?
A special thanks to Ben, Wolf, and James for making this visit a perfect vacation to remember. We will definitely return to Belize Ocean Beach Club hands down! They are willing and welcome to embrace their guests in a very special way.
FYI: The American dollar is pegged to the Belize dollar, 2-1. Lots of bang for your buck in Belize!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Belize Ocean Club Adventure Resort straddles a beautiful and lush peninsula on the tropical coast of Placencia, Belize. It is bordered on both sides with water, with the Caribbean Sea on one side, and a scenic lagoon with views of the Maya Mountain range on the other. Every room is a suite and boast all the amenities you're looking for. Suites are fully equipped for overnight or extended stay, with full kitchen, flat-screen TVs, restaurant, bar, and room service. Featuring one of Belize's finest pools, patrons can swim the length of the oceanside pool and sit in the water to be served the chef-engineered drinks and food. 16 Degrees Restaurant features menu selections from all over the Caribbean, all served in a tropical setting among some of nature's best inventions: thatch, sand, sea and sunset. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belize Ocean Club Adventure Resort Placencia