Stay and Daily Breakfast at Singing Sands in Placencia, Belize. Six Options Available.
- Pay: $205
- Value: $345
- Savings: $140
Private thatch-roof cabanas on the beach; resort offers guided tours of nearby national park; onsite restaurant and two bars
Must book by 9/14/12 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 12/1/12. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. All cancellations subject to $40 fee. 45-day cancellation notice required or fee up to 50% Groupon price applies; 30-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies. Must be 18 or older to check in. Credit card required at booking and check-in.14% tax not included.
Secluded Beachfront Resort on Maya Beach Peninsula
Belize’s beautiful coastal landscape has seen an uptick in interest from travelers in recent years, but the southern end of the country is still largely uninhabited by humans. In fact, the southern portion has stayed somewhat isolated even dating back to when the Mayans populated the land; the Mayans had only a small outpost here in an area now known as Maya Beach. Singing Sands is set on Maya Beach, seven miles north of Placencia Village.
Any guest can feel free to take one of the resort’s complimentary glass-bottom kayaks or paddle boats to explore the unspoiled landscape and waters, which are populated by birds and manatees. The resort also arranges guided tours, which take you to sights such as the Blue Hole National Park, known for its cathedral-like caves and swimming holes.
The inn has a private feel to it; there are a total of eight rooms and six thatch-roof cabanas on property, and they sit right along the beachside. Inside, the floors are made from local hardwoods, and you can feel the breeze through louvered screen doors and windows. Artwork and hand-painted tiles add color to each room.
Meanwhile, Singing Sands' onsite restaurant, Bonefish Grille, was nominated for the Best Restaurant at the 10th Annual Belize National Tourism Awards. There are two bars on the property, too, including one out in at the end of a 200-foot pier; they serve hometown favorites such as Belikin beer, mojitos, and cigars, though it's open for limited hours.
Placencia, Belize: Resort Town in an Unspoiled Forest
Belize has designated more than 40% of its country as protected space for parks and wildlife reserves. It’s possible to tour this unspoiled land by hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, or diving. The Belize Barrier Reef, the longest reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world, spans 185 miles along the coast. It’s a habitat for reef sharks, loggerhead turtles, and moray eels.
Dangriga, the second-largest town in southern Belize, is the birthplace of punta rock, a lively percussion-heavy musical style with some calypso influence. You can learn a great deal about traditional Creole, Mestizo, and Mayan cultures here. Dangriga is located about 90 minutes north of Placencia, and it’s easy and worthwhile to come here on a daytrip.
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