Located on a pristine stretch of golden sands on the beautiful Placencia Peninsula, many travelers believe that the Laru Beya Resort is the best place to stay in Belize. Indeed, Laru Beya was recently inducted into TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame due to the positive feedback left by many satisfied guests.
With 16 miles of sandy beaches, the Placencia Peninsula on the Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize is often described as the “island you can drive to” because of its laid-back atmosphere and close proximity to some of the top sites on the reef. Just a few miles from Laru Beya are a myriad of gorgeous islands with crystal clear waters absolutely teeming with marine life, making it an ideal place to enjoy activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and sea kayaking.
Placencia is far from the maddening crowds in Belize City or Ambergris Caye, so it has successfully managed to hang onto its idyllic charm. At the southern tip of the peninsula is Placencia Village, a charming fishing town with a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the smallest “main street” on the planet, a pedestrian-only sidewalk lined with colorful murals, cozy cafes, boutique shops, and seafood restaurants. And further up the peninsula is the village of Seine Bight, home to the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna culture which was recognized by the UN in 2001 for its unique language, dance, music, and drumming.
On the inland side of Placencia, there is a quiet, mangrove-lined lagoon teeming with birds, plants, and animals. The lagoon is a great place to enjoy some kayaking. Lucky explorers might even get the chance to see some of the playful manatees that call the lagoon home.
Laru Beya is a full-service resort with something for everyone. Whether you’re coming to Belize on a family vacation, a romantic getaway, a honeymoon, or if you’re an adventure traveler, Laru Beya is an ideal place to stay. The resort features rooms and suites, a freshwater infinity pool, and the popular Quarterdeck Restaurant and Bar with three stories of open-air dining on some of the finest food in the country.
Laru Beya is also home to the country’s only miniature golf course, and guests have the complimentary use of kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, and bicycles. The resort also has a lending library, free high-speed internet, and organizes tours to all of the most popular destinations in the country.