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4 Star

Rooms

42

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Offsite (Free pickup)

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • Kayak from one postcard island to the next
  • Tuck into fresh lobster on the beach at one of 4 gourmet restuarants
  • Spelunk in the Great Blue Hole of Belize, the region's biggest cave network
  • Play cards and sip beers, half-submerged in water at the infinity pool's swim-up bar
  • Discover the world's second largest barrier reef - one of the best places to see whale sharks

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 75 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 52 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

The Placencia is a 4* resort between a tranquil lagoon and the Caribbean Sea.

Poking out from the mainland, Placencia is a charming, low-key fishing village, bordered on one side by a mangrove-lined lagoon and on the other by the Caribbean Sea. Spend your days exploring the second largest barrier reef in the world - the Meso American Barrier Reef - or kick back with an ice cold beer on the private beach or in your comfortable air-conditioned room. 

The hotel has 4 restaurants, one of which is on the beach itself. Another is by the infinty pool which has a thatched roof swim-up bar. All rooms come with WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and coffeemakers, and can be upgraded with separate living areas, sea view balconies and whirlpool tubs. Pick ups to the nearby 5* PADI dive center are free, where you'll experience mild drift dives along multicolored walls just minutes from the shore. 

Explore diving around the The Placencia

Best dive sites in Placencia

Gladden Split is the most famous and perhaps most exciting dive site in Placencia. Most operators only allow snorkeling with the whale sharks found here from April to June. If these gentle giants are your goal, plan your journey from two days before the full moon to ten days after it. The outer section of the reef is home to many advanced, deep sites. Here you’ll find walls that drop to unimaginable depths and strong currents. On the inner reef, there are a few small cayes, perfect for getting certified. These include Robert’s Caye and Laughing Bird Caye National Park, which is well-known for its variety of ray species.

Snorkeling in Placencia

Placencia is a great place to travel with non-divers. Because the whale shark experience occurs mostly from the surface, it’s perfect for snorkelers. And as long as snorkelers stay on the inside of the reef, there is plenty to see with little to no current. Many dive operators in town will be happy to arrange snorkeling tours.

What to see

The main attraction in Placencia are the whale sharks. This happens to be one of the best places in the world for a wild encounter with these gentle giants. But even if you visit outside of whale shark season, there will be plenty to keep your eyes busy.

On the outer reef, you’ll easily spot turtles, rays, pelagic fish, eels and reef sharks among the huge soft and hard corals. On the boat ride out, you might encounter a pod of dolphins or even whales!

The inner reef is also visited by plenty of rays, including the majestic manta ray. This section of the reef is also a photographer’s paradise. The macro in the area ranges from nudibranchs to mantis shrimp and colorful crabs.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Center in Southern Belize
  • Wonderful year-round diving conditions- warm and clear seas
  • Mild drift dives, colorful walls, lobsters, turtles, rays, groupers and more!
  • Full range of PADI Training available for all experience levels
  • Snorkelling, island experiences and private boat charters
  • Free pick up from your resort; Ranguana, Placencia, Copal Tree, Hopkins, Royal Belize and Thatch Caye

Description

Belize Underwater is a PADI 5* Dive Center in Southern Belize.

The conditions in Belize are wonderful year-round with warm water and an average visibility of 70ft. The best dive sites are in southern Belize- Glover's Reef, South Water Caye and more! Explore the Belize Barrier Reef, part of the second largest barrier reef in the world. 

Minutes from shore you'll experience mild drift dives along multicolored walls and ridges home to eels, lobsters, groupers, turtles and other reef creatures. If you opt for a 3-tank day trip, your chances of seeing all kinds of rays, turtles, dugong and wrasse are increased. 

The team offer a full range of PADI training to suit absolute beginners through to expert level divers looking to hone a specific underwater skill, such as photography. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Toilet
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cooking Classes
  • Island Hopping
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Dvd Library
  • Live Music
  • Karaoke
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Belize City International Airport.
  • Once landed, hop on a commuter flight from Belize City to Placencia.
  • A resort representative will meet you at Placencia Airport and will take you the final leg of the journey to the resort (advance notice required, additional cost).
  • You will travel by air-conditioned van and the journey will last around 15 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm noon. 
  • Having checked out, the resort will arrange for a van to take you back to Placencia Airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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