Laru Beya Resort & Villas
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... and probably the nicest place we had stayed to date.
The night was made even better when we treated ourselves to a more exp than normal meal and it was worth every penny.
Placencia has very little doing.
fantastic board walk has been installed the full length of town along
the sands. There are hotels , restaurants and bars either side of the
walk way the whole way down the stripe, but no typical tourist town feel.
A little ...
... to see some of the conditions people have to put up with, yet she is so excited to learn about the Bible. They studied the "Listen to God" brochure in Spanish, and then spent a few minutes helping her to write words in Spanish since she barely even knows the alphabet. At the end of the study they hugged and Lindsey said she could just feel the love and appreciation from the girl as she didn't want to let go. We ate lunch in some random ...
... offering little silver paper wrapped rounds of local chocolate. As it turned out when we tried it on the return run to Lanquin it wasn’t all that palatable – very coarse in texture and extremely bitter, but in our own very small way we had contributed to the local economy!
We had thought of trying Zephyr Lodge in Lanquin again to see if on our second night there they might have a bed for us. But due to the highly belligerent and offensive behaviour of a local ...
... turned out to be a great day. We did a morning dive which was pretty cool and when we returned to the boat, Roland our boat captain had potentially spotted a whale shark so we to go investigate, and he was right! It was such a cool experience. We all jumped into the water and there it was completely vertical with its mouth at the surface. It turned and swam towards me before diving down and swimming away. Sooo cool. We got back on the boat and managed ...
... and we were in the nicest place almost so far! We lucked out and got a fantastic place at the Sea View Suites for New Year's Eve. I have no idea why this was even available! We got an actual BATH (first time in a month - great soak!) and the best bed ever! I was asleep by 9:30; Clayton shortly after. But at $80 it was still too rich if we're staying a few nights, so today we moved down the sidewalk (yeah that's what they call it) to Lydia's. We'll see ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Laru Beya Resort & Villas Placencia
First thing, I am a Belizean. Lived there all my life and I've been all around - from sandy San Pedro beaches to the ruins of Altun Ha. My family tends to vacation in Placencia every Easter, so I've been to almost all of the best hotels there. To mix things up, I took some friends to Laru Beya for Spring Break to try something new. Honestly, out of all the resorts in Placencia, Laru Beya is probably the best choice all things considered. Yes, I've stayed at Copolla's Turtle Inn, and I still prefer Laru Beya.
Stayed in early April...my wife and I and our close friends shared a Grand Villa Deluxe, two bedroom, two balcony suite with a large kitchen/living room area.
This is a great hotel for the traveler that doesn't like to spend a ridiculous amount of money, but appreciates cleanliness, modern amenities, and an upscale atmosphere. Like another reviewer said, you won't get luxury, but it seemed like in Placencia, the only place you get that is at the Turtle Inn, which is ridiculously expensive (a foreign developer in Belize told us that they got really popular as soon as they bumped up their rates to become the indisputable most-expensive-to-stay-there resort in town to attract all the people who will only stay in the "best" places). Laru Beya has simple, clean, and new rooms, with bathrooms that are surprisingly nice. No tub in ours, but the shower was quite pretty. Their pool was always REALLY clean, and our favorite part about the place was their kayaks, hobiecats, snorkel gear, windsurfers - all complimentary. They pick you up at the airstrip and are pretty generous with impromptu drives into town (about 10 minutes by car on a bumpy, dusty road that is not the best to walk along). Their restaurant just re-opened with different staff, but we never went there due to the limited menu and atmosphere that didn't really attract us to it. We went next door to Robert's Grove for a lot of our meals, which was very convenient, and the best of both worlds - having seen both, I would choose the same arrangement next time (stay at LB, eat at RG).
Came for 2 days and stayed 6
Great resort - pictures on web do not do justice= staff were great and extremely helpful = close to great diving ie whale sharks( near full moon) Came for 2 days and stayed six. Lots of free amenities ie hobi cats = kayaks. internet etc. Tried to get air extended to stay a few more days. A great bargain in a new resort. Bob and Tami
Great digs in placencia
We stayed for 3 nights at Laru Beya in March and would highly recommend it. We were two families with a total of 5 kids and everyone enjoyed the beautiful rooms with sea breezes. The pool is great and the use of the sailboats was fun for the kids. Sandra and Ferguson are so professional but make you feel like family. This is a great spot!
We just came back to Germany from our trip to Belize where we have been for 14days. The first week we stayed at Roberts Grove, next to Laru Beya- than we made a trip to Ranguana Caye a small island 1,5 hours from Placencia in the Carribean Sea. The last 5 days we did stay in Laru Beya. The room was fantastic with fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms for an affordable price. The accomodation is very clean and comfortable. There is wireless internet access for free and the beach belonging to Laru Beya is nice and proper. They provide you with an drivers-service to Placencia or anywhere you want to go for free. As Roberts Grove is the hotel next door, it ain´t a problem to not have a restaurant belonging to the hotel.
Paradise in Placencia
Brand new - gorgeous condos on the beach. What more could you ask for... the service was great and so was the pool. However, their restuarant was not opened yet. Definitely would go back there... considered buying but was too expensive for us.
Loved Laru Beya Resort
Everyone went out of their way to make us very comfortable. The service was wonderful. We felt especially pampered and valued as guests. Many thanks to Rene, Sandra, and Ferguson in particular.
We would recommend this resort to anyone. It's not the extreme luxury type, but it's clean, comfortable, and more affordable. We enjoyed having our own kitchen and being right on the beach. The hospitality could not be better.
Laru Beya--A peaceful paradise
The Laru Beya Resort, just north of Placencia, had just opened a few weeks before our visit however they were already operating very smoothly with caring and attentive managers and staff. The resort offers condos or efficiencies and is situated right on the water with beautiful views and a quiet out-of-town setting. The beach is perfect for swimming with a sandy bottom that extends quite a ways. All guests are offered complimentary use of catamarans, windsurfers and kayaks. They also offer bicycle rentals at a very affordable rate of $10/day. A restaurant is on site and some condos have rooftop hot tubs as well.
We stayed at Laru Beya for 6 nights (end of Nov) and had a lovely time. The condos are very spacious and have all the amenities of home. All the units have ceiling fans and a/c although we chose only to use the fans. The breeze off the ocean kept the place at a comfortable temperature and was lovely to sleep with the sound of the waves. Marie does a fabulous job on the housecleaning and even did our dishes if we left some. The only draw back is its a ways from the actual town of Plancencia, so you will need to take a taxi or you could ride the bikes that are free of charge (which we did) it's about a 20 min ride on a bumpy, dusty road. They have windsurfers and kayaks for the guests to use and will arrange any tours that you want to do while staying. Roberts Grove is right next door if you want to eat out (they have 2 restaurants) and the resort will also have it's own restaurant soon. We cooked for two of the meals and then had one meal out. The staff was very helpful, the condos are very clean and well done. We would recommend this place to anyone.