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Mariposa Beach Suites
Ranked #4 of 27 Placencia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Just finishing a most wonderful stay at the Mariposa. The owners Bruce and Sharon go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you want and everything you need. The restaurant is such a huge plus - the food is fantastic and reasonably priced too. The views from the rooms, the patios and the restaurant are phenomenal. The property is exceptionally well cared for and as clean as can be. I can't say enough good about the Mariposa - both the accommodations and the restaurant. Except come and see for yourself!

Room Tip: The best beach and the cleanest I saw on Placencia. There are only 2 rooms and they are pretty much...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Wow - what can I say for such an incredible review. One important benefit of owning and operating a BnB and a restaurant is the amazing people you have a chance to meet. Without a doubt your company was so very much enjoyed and we would really like to see you guys again. Fabulous guests, fun times, great card and Yahtzee players! Have a wonderful trip home and we wish you all the best as you continue to travel to some pretty amazing places. Thanks again for everything. Bruce and Sharon, owners of Mariposa restaurant, Bed and Breakfast in Placencia, Belize.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Wow! Bruce and Sharon have really outdone themselves. This Bed and Breakfast was the most amazing stay that we have ever had! You are treated like family here, the food, the room, the staff are a perfect. Nestled in along the main road, a picture perfect garden entry sets the tone immediately as you enter the property, you know you're home! Bruce and Sharon are so attentive to all your needs, they even got up early to make us the most amazing breakfast and took us into town for our excursions. The food was spectacular, always fresh and tasty. The rooms are so comfortable and beautifully decorated. This is far above and beyond anything we could have imagined a dream stay could be!!! We really felt like we were at home here. Thanks for making our trip so special.

Room Tip: All rooms are perfect!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thank you so much for this incredible review for our Mariposa restaurant / bed and breakfast. It is such a pleasure to create a customized customer experience for each of our guests. The reward is enjoying time with individuals like yourselves. Glad the suite was outstanding and our International cuisine in our restaurant made our trip to Placencia Belize memorable. Please contact us if Belize is in your travel plans in the future. Cheers

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Should be #1 on trip advisor... The owners are incredibly friendly, the place is immaculate. The beach and pool are as good as one can find in Placencia and the best part is that they also have a great restaurant that's open all day... We came for lunch and ended up staying two nights as we are overlanding through South and Central America. They provided us with everything we needed at a decent price and with an experience we can't wait to repeat if visiting Belize again. So I can tell you with confidence that if you plan on visiting Belize, not only is Placencia one of the nicest areas we've seen, the Mariposa B&B is tops on our list. Go with confidence! Hope this review was helpful!!!

Room Tip: They also cater to overlanders, send Sharron or Bruce an e-mail if you plan on visiting them while o...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank marquestra
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Phil and Michelle - Thank you so much for this incredible review. With your vast experience in travel to so many different countries we felt extremely lucky that you happened to stop in at our Mariposa Restaurant / Bed & Breakfast in Placencia, Belize.. As you know it has been a challenge learning the Belizean culture and running a business in a different country however meeting such interesting individuals like yourself that are honest and willing to share your knowledge is so rewarding for Bruce and I. Thank you and we hope to host many travellers like yourselves including Over-lander adventurers.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

The pictures don't give this place justice. The Villa faces the Caribbean(steps away)and are so clean and fresh that you want to lay in bed all day with the 2 large French doors open and listen to the waves.The new pool was so refreshing and private, with tropical drinks from the bar.
I chose Mariposa because my Husband and I travel with a small ESA dog, and it is difficult to find places to accommodate us. When I spoke to Sharon she was so enthusiastic and friendly I just had to book it.
Bruce and Sharon were the perfect Hosts! A full breakfast menu and any requests were quickly satisfied. To top it off, I had a fresh brewed pot of coffee and fresh squeezed OJ on the Veranda every morning to wake up to.Definitly spoiled me!
The Villa is close to Placentia town and there are new bikes available for guests.We tried a few restaurants but always preferred the fresh fish and Gourmet meals prepared by Bruce. Many guests from the other hotels visit Mariposa restaurant for the Delicious food and beautifully decorated atmosphere of Mariposa. Again, a surprise to have breakfast Lunch and Dinner available above the Villa.The food is prepared with fresh herbs and fruits from the beautifully groomed garden and landscape at Mariposa.
A lot of work was put into the renovation of this BnB,and it shows.Everything is top notch and you'll sleep like a baby on the new Mattresses.
Mariposa BnB is our new favorite place to stay and we will be back.
Thank you Bruce and Sharon!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MARIANNE M
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Marianne and Greg - thank you very much for the review and most importantly thank you for staying with us. I always get a bit nervous when guests bring their "best friends" but Fin was the cutest Jack Russell we have ever known. Great companionship for Izzy. It was a pleasure to share stories and to catch up what's new back in North America. Hopefully your retirement plans work out for you. Loved your visit and your feedback - If you check our website and VRBO you will notice the new pictures we had done based on your input:)

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Altho my husband and I rented a condo in Placencia for our April vacation, we saw the sign for Mariposa while exploring so we decided to check it out. Sharon and her staff are wonderful. The restaurant was wonderful with a great wine list and Sharon was kind enough to give us a tour. Their bedroom suites are very large and beautifully furnished with more comfort items than you would expect. Very private patio that faces the pool and a private beach. In fact we went back again for another lunch. Bruce and Sharon have transformed this hotel/B&B into a wonderful hideaway. You won't regret staying or dining at Mariposa.
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  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Sandy D
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Hi Sandy - thanks for the review and taking a chance by stopping by to check out the new restaurant in town. It is always a struggle opening up a new business and Placencia is no exception. We were very happy to host you and your husband and hopefully you will have a chance to stay with us next time you visit Placencia. Take care and thanks again.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I can't say enough about this place! Amazing, relaxing, beautiful private beach! It's extremely well-kept and clean, and it's close to the airport! But beyond the wonderful accommodations, Bruce and Sharon, the owners are fantastic hosts, knowledgeable about the area, and incredibly kind. I had a great stay at The Mariposa and would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Becca E
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Becca - thank you very much for the review. Bruce and I hope you and Sally made it back to Guatemala without any glitches on your journey. Come visit us again sometime as we really enjoyed your company and insights on travelling within Central America. Keep in touch: sharon@mariposabelizebeach.com

Cheers!

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Wow wow and wow again!!! My husband and I came across The Mariposa Bed and Breakfast last week during our last couple days of our three weeks in Belize. Let's just say we wish we would have found it a lot sooner as we would have stayed there for much longer! We spent 2 nights and they were absolutely amazing! The property is just stunning and very well maintained. The rooms are very spacious, clean, modern, beautifully decorated, bed and linens were so comfortable,bathroom is very large with a great size shower (with excellent water pressure), kitchenette had mini fridge, coffee maker, sink, and beautiful GRANITE countertops! and the A/C was perfect although we only needed it at night as during the day we opened our doors to our amazing view to the ocean, so we could enjoy the ocean breeze!
Walking out of our room to our private veranda you were steps from the beautiful pool and couple more steps to the beach and ocean! So private, so peaceful, so beautiful (please check out my pictures!!!) Now the owners Bruce and Sharon...AMAZING!!! They were so helpful, so personable, just so great! They made our stay incredible! The staff was really great as well! Upstairs at the property is the restaurant! We had been eating out in Belize all over the place and we had our best meals here, with excellent service. The breakfast that is included in your stay was fabulous! (Bruce's special we hear!) The options for breakfast were great, could satisfy anyone. I could barely finish half of mine, but did as much as I could as it was so good! Bar selection was HUGE as well as the wine selection. The lunch and dinner options are perfect and ohhh so good! Our whole trip we never ate at the same place twice, until we arrived at Mariposa! Before breakfast, fresh flowers are put on all the tables for the day and for supper, lights are turned down, music selection is perfect, great romantic setting! Atmosphere was heavenly, especially with the incredible view! Drinks were also delicious! My Pina Colada had real pineapple chunks in it! And happy hour, appys 40%, really couldn't go wrong!
This place is like no other place we have stayed before! So relaxing, so private, so beautiful, so perfect! Also, we were literally 3 mins from town, perfect location!!! We WILL be back for sure for with friends and for a longer stay! Thank you Bruce and Sharon for such a wonderful time!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sharon M, Owner at Mariposa Beach Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Ottlie- thanks so much for your amazing review and the great pictures. Bruce and I really enjoyed your company and it would be a pleasure to host you guys in the the future. Tell all your friends that need to disconnect for a short while from the Energy Sector. We will look after them with the same experience that you had. Take care. Sharon and Bruce

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Additional Information about Mariposa Beach Suites

Address: 200 Meters South of the Placencia Airport, Placencia, Belize (Formerly Mariposa Bed & Breakfast)
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Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Placencia
Price Range: £99 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mariposa Beach Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As of Dec 2015, Mariposa now has 9 units available for accommodations plus a restaurant, bar and a pool. The main villa has three very large units with king size beds and bathrooms and they face the Caribbean sea and are steps away from our pool and restaurant/bar. 6 of our units are stand alone buildings called tree houses because they are built in amongst the 50 year old trees on our 2 acres. They are large units with different bed configurations; 2 have king size beds, 2 have a queen size bed and set of bunk beds and 2 have double queen size beds. All 9 units are air conditioned. The 3 Caribbean units have TV and cable. All 9 units have top-of-the-line linens, towels, bathrobes and beach towels, fridge, coffee pot with fresh ground coffee, etc. We also have microwaves, toaster ovens, blenders, irons, blow dryers, etc that can be signed out for your unit free of charge providing they are returned in good order. Our restaurant is featured in the Flavor of Belize publication and considered one of the best in Placencia. Very quiet location with lots of trees around it, quiet and 1.5 miles away from the small fishing village of Placencia. 177 feet of beach frontage plus another 200 feet that is not developed. You can walk, rent golf carts, bikes or take a taxi to town. Our reviews are amazing and we at Mariposa have a goal to create an unbelievable customer experience. ... more   less 
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