PLACENCIA, Belize -- It's summertime and the living is easy and
affordable in southern Belize, where properties on the Placencia
peninsula are offering discounted prices.
Boasting some of the country's most beautiful beaches, access to
world-class diving and snorkeling, Placencia is also the gateway to
inland attractions such as the Cockcomb Wildlife Sanctuary, a
Accommodations in the Placencia area run the gamut from
thatched-roof huts on the beach and guest houses to large resorts.
The following is a sampling of summer offerings:Green Parrot Beach Houses Resort has six beach cabanas and two
thatched honeymoon cabanas, all with kitchenettes. The property is
featuring a seven-night plan for $635 per person, including
continental breakfast, transfers, hotel tax and service
charge.Nautical Inn, with 12 beachfront rooms with air conditioning
and ceiling fans, features a free seventh night. Summer rates start
at $89 per night, double, excluding hotel tax.Kitty's Place Beach Resort puts the accent on activities, such
as lagoon kayaking, birding, jungle and Maya site tours, in its
five-night family package that starts at $2,195 for a family of
four (two adults and two children under age 12).
In addition to accommodations, the price includes breakfast and
dinner daily, a snorkel tour, a Monkey River tour, a jaguar reserve
tubing tour, air from Belize City to Placencia, all taxes and
service charges.Luba Hati, a new resort with an Italian flare, is tucked away
on a quiet beach. It offers a six-night stay at $795 (based on
triple occupancy) and includes continental breakfast, transfers,
air from Belize City, dinner at the hotel's Franco's restaurant,
massage and spa services.
For details, contact the Belize Tourism Board at (800) 624-0686,
or visit the Web site at www.summerinbelize.com.