Placencia is one of our favourite beach destinations in Belize. This low-key fishing village is home to some of Belize most beautiful beaches.

Quieter than San Pedro, it is the perfect place for a luxury beach getaway yet retains its old-world charm. Located in the south of Belize, at the tip of the Placencia Peninsula, it is bordered on one side by a mangrove-lined lagoon and by the Caribbean sea on the other and boasts sixteen miles of beautiful beaches. You can still see locals heading out each morning to collect the daily catch and the town is easily explored on foot, making it a delightfully laidback destination.

Placencia is the gateway to Belize’s southern reef and is a mecca for waters ports including snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing and stand up paddle boarding. Wildlife is also an attraction in this part of Belize and the Placencia Lagoon is a breeding area for saltwater crocodiles, marine turtles and manatees. Dolphins can also be spotted and a taking a boat trip out on to the lagoon to spot all of these creatures is a must-do on any trip to Placencia.

For visitors wanting something more than just beach, the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve is a great spot for wildlife including jaguar.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Turtle Inn, Belize

Turtle Inn

Designed to resemble traditional Indonesian beach huts, Turtle Inn offers a luxurious seafront escape, and perfectly blends natural beauty and traditional materials with contemporary style.

Naia Resort and Spa, Belize

Naia Resort and Spa 

Naia Resort and Spa encompasses 19 acres of secluded beachfront and lush landscapes on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula. The property extends along nearly a mile of palm-studded beach, where Beach Houses envelop guests in casual, residential-style luxury.

Itz'ana Resort, Belize

Itz’ana Resort

Itz’ana is a brand-new resort and the perfect base for exploring the beautiful country of Belize. Whatever it is that is important on your holiday; nature, relaxation, water sports, historic sites or great cuisine, Itz’ana will be able to fulfil your dreams.

Coral Caye Private Island, Belize

Coral Caye Private Island

Located 8 miles from the mainland, in the middle of the turquoise sea and a stone’s throw from the coral reef, Coral Caye is the private island escape you’ve been dreaming of.

Chabil Mar, Belize

Chabil Mar

Chabil Mar is the only Guest Exclusive Resort on the Placencia Peninsula in Belize and also the closest full–service resort to the Village of Placencia. Mayan for “Beautiful Sea”, Chabil Mar sits at the end of  the 16–mile Placencia Peninsula, nestled on 400 feet of private beachfront.