Beaches are supposed to be tranquil stretches of sand and surf conducive to relaxation and tranquility, but in Belize, a good-natured “battle of the beaches” has been underway since the nation became the trendiest destination in Central America. The contenders for this ongoing debate are Ambergris Caye, the small island known for its party scene, Caye Caulker — idyllic despite offering visitors less beach to roam than Ambergris — and the hands-down winner of every discussion: The Placencia Peninsula.
There’s a lot to recommend this lush finger of land that offers visitors a choice of two coastlines — the Caribbean and the languid Placencia Lagoon, home to gentle waves and shy manatees—and since only one mile separates these two bodies of water, travelers choosing this peninsula for their fall vacations enjoy easy access to both.
More reasons to say yes to the Placencia Peninsula
This 16-mile-long stretch of land has so much more to offer than just the most highly-rated beaches. You can:
- Stroll down Placencia Village’s legendary 4-foot-wide main street where it’s easy to be distracted by artisans lined up along the street route to sell their handicrafts.
- Patronize local markets not far from the shoreline. Pick up woven baskets, jewelry, decorative items crafted of wood, fresh spices, and one of Belize’s hottest commodities: all sorts of chocolate delights.
- Visit beachfront bars for any number of valid reasons: exceptional drinks, tropical environs, and who knows who you will run into?
- Make it a point to drop in at the Tipsy Tuna during at least one of your pub crawls; it’s an institution on the peninsula!
Want to simplify your itinerary?
Choose Laru Beya Resort as your base of operations, select the resort’s all inclusive package, and voilà! Meals, accommodations, unlimited alcoholic beverages and so much more are all taken care of for the duration of your stay.
Beaches and savings await you
You’ve elected to come to Laru Beya for the beaches that grace the Placencia Peninsula’s two shorelines, but suppose you could save money while you’re enjoying the best Caribbean getaway you’ve ever taken? Once you book the All Inclusive package, you qualify for a current deal that rewards you for a longer stay. Certain restrictions apply to this special and you must stay for at least 5 nights between December 23, 2023, and January 1, 2024.
As you can probably guess by the size of Laru Beya’s environs, this offer means that reservations will be booked on a “first come, first served” basis, so if you set your mind on a year-end visit where those lush beaches can captivate every moment of your stay, you’ll want to act now so you have no regrets as 2024 approaches.