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Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia
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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We took a mid-summer vacation to Placencia, Belize in mid-July. Coming from cool, Ohio, we were HOT in the lovely 85-90 degree weather while we were there!

Caribbean Beach Cabanas were spectacular. Walked out of our door each morning, walked along the beach to watch the sunrise and to get coffee and breakfast (super close to the cabanas, a 5 minute walk) - the beach is literally your front yard.

The cabanas were adorable, clean, and very comfortable for 2 people. We had a kitchenette which was helpful for days we cooked (beach BBQ with owners Laura and Dave is a guaranteed good time!) and just for keeping cold water and coconut water cold to keep hydrated.

The cabanas are great - big shower, great views of the ocean, coconut trees all over property, outdoor shower, and my favorite part - the most comfortable hammock you will ever settle into (and never want to come out of)! We slept comfortably each night, the air temperature drops drastically and there was always a nice breeze.

It really was an amazing vacation to an unbelievable country and region. I would go back to Placencia in a heart beat and not even consider staying anywhere else. Dave and Laura did such a great job of making sure we had a wonderful time and we really appreciated the personal touches they added to our trip (our welcome coconut rum drinks in the coconut was my favorite:) )

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I’ve traveled a lot, and this trip to Placencia, Belize and stay at the Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia was of the best of my trips ever. The right mix of relaxation and adventure. Plenty of both here. Even the flight in on a small aircraft (Tropic Air) from Belize City was an adventure.
My private cabana was about 40 feet from the water. The glorious breeze and soothing waves lulled me to sleep every night, and the best part of my day was enjoying coffee in bed. I could see the sunrise from bed too. A truly special spot. Owners Dave and Laura Diffendal are interesting, gracious and fun, and members of the local Rotary. And everyone falls in love with their rescue Chihuahua, Styk.
The beach community has the feel of just that, a laid-back community. A quaint road and walkway horse shoe the small peninsula. The Sunday pool party at a near-by hotel introduces you to many friendly, local people. The local food was fresh and flavorful: chicken, rice and beans. Terrific coffee, fresh juices and smoothies were always close by. My favorite bar visited was Barefoot Bar. The breakfast at De Tatch Cafe was two Chihuahua paws up!
For adventure, all I can say is Wow! Diving and snorkeling, caving, Mayan culture, jungle excursions and more. Here’s a look at my 6-day itinerary:
Saturday: Arrived by small plane, picked coconuts, made and drank fresh rum drinks.
Sunday: Went to pool party at a near-by resort. Met many friendly locals.
Monday: Rented kayaks at Captain Jak’s and kayaked to small, uninhabited island.
Tuesday: Dove Laughing Bird Caye, a world heritage site. Laughing sea gulls and pelicans are the only inhabitants here. Beautiful.
Wednesday: Went on Whale Shark Dive (seasonal when the snapper spawn during the full moon). Saw a whale shark at surface, bull shark at depth, and snorkeled with dolphins on the way back.
Thursday: Toured Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM). Incredible experience. An informative hike through the jungle leads to the beautiful entrance of a cave. Swim and climb half mile into the cave, admiring awe-inspiring limestone formations, and arrive at a chamber full of Mayan artifacts and skeletal remains. Carlos (Carlos Cave Man Tours) was my knowledgeable guide.
Friday: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary tour. While you probably will not see a jaguar at this sanctuary, you will learn a lot about (and even sample) native plants, hear and see local birds and perhaps howler monkeys, relax river-tubing, swim in a water fall, and get a thrill riding natural water slides with local guide Doyle Gardiner.
My only regret on this trip was not leaving more time to enjoy my cabana. I’ll definitely be back to explore the Cayes and blue hole, see manatee, and sip coffee in my cabana. I know Dave and Laura have big plans for the place (Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia), but it’s a magical spot already.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia

Property: Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia
Address: The Placencia Sidewalk, Placencia, Belize
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Region: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come see why we are the top rated Specialty Lodging in Placencia! We are the only adults-only, boutique resort in the village, and the best location in Placencia. Beachfront, and steps to all the best shopping, bars, and restaurants in Placencia, Belize. We are the only resort walking distance to the village - perfect for honeymooners, groups, and adventure seekers! We are located between the famous Placencia sidewalk and the beach, far enough away to enjoy peace and tranquility, and close enough to walk to all the fun. Our cabanas are newly renovated and come with high end furnishings, wifi, A/C, flat screen with cable, huge outdoor veranda, custom kitchen with everything you need to cook while you are here, outdoor grill, use of bicycles, airport transportation, several indoor and outdoor seating areas, beach chairs, floats, kayaks, paddleboard, snorkel equipment--do these in your front yard! We have one of the cleanest stretches of beach you will find, with a brand new pool and tiki area. You will not find a more charming and inviting place to spend your time here-our environment will enhance a truly memorable and special vacation for you! ... more   less 
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