It’zana Resort & Residences: Placencia, Belize is Ready for the Next Level

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There is no international rating system when it comes to stars for hotels and resorts.  If there was, I would imagine that standards would vary greatly for different cities and different countries.  In New York, for example, valet service and a top notch crew of doormen would be imperative with your NYC-priced + 5-star experience. InKeep reading »

A Walk Around Placencia, Belize on A VERY HOT Day

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The kite boarders and those of us on boats had arrived just after sunset on Friday.  The trip down from Ambergris Caye to Placencia was a long bumpy ride and I was EXHAUSTED.  I scrubbed off the salt and fell fast asleep at one of my go-to budget spots in Placencia, Lydia’s.  A single roomKeep reading »

Saturday Snapshots: Pictures of My Week in Belize


I went from Maya Beach, Placencia back to Ambergris Caye over the past week and took tons of pictures in between.  Some published on my blog…some on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three)… Here are my snapshots (mostly on my IPhone 4s) around Belize. The beautiful beach on the Placencia Peninsula – between the BelizeKeep reading »

More of Placencia Village, a Sunset Cruise and Uber-Cute Casa Placencia


Okay…so in my previous post, I left off in Placencia sipping soda waters in the Barefoot Bar trying to cool off.  The almost noon time sun was HOT! I headed back out.  The village was so quiet…and lovely.  A few places are closed for the season – most importantly my FAVORITE ice cream place.  Everyone’sKeep reading »

A One Night Stay in Placencia, At the Beautiful Laru Beya Resort


I considered it WAY advanced planning.  My plan – attend two Lobster Festivals in one weekend – Placencia on Saturday and then with the help of Tropic Air, Caye Caulker on Sunday – was put in place almost 2 weeks in advance.  2 WEEKS! And I’m very much a last minute person… But what I didn’tKeep reading »

Placencia, Belize’s Lobsterfest is One Giant Beach Party


Even though I live on a gorgeous beach in Ambergris Caye, Belize, travelling south to Placencia always feels like a beach holiday.   Placencia Village is set at the end of a long, very narrow peninsula…for most of its development, it was accessible only by boat (or a tedious long drive down a very bad road).Keep reading »