5 on March 16, 2010
The people at Maya Beach ensured I had everything I needed for a perfect stay. They asked me ahead of time what my interests were and booked my diving trip and arranged transporrtation for me. One of my only regrets was that I could not eat more in one day to try everything on their bistro menu - it was delicious!
4.8 on December 15, 2009
My stay at The Maya Beach Hotel was truly pleasant and hastle free! What a lovely spot from which to experience the treasures of Belize! My room was very comfortable - loved the customized air conditioning. The housekeeping staff was outstanding - room was kept spotless! The location is exceptional for a relaxing Carribbean experience. Excellent beach for swimming, watching interesting variety of sea life from dock and long beach walks. Sun rise is spectacular and it was easy to lull away early morning hours with coffee at the end of the dock. It was fun to walk or bike to the nearby local market or Jenny's gift shop. It was even possible to hike down the beach for a breakfast at another resort although I wasn't tempted to do this often because there was a reason that the Maya Beach Bistro is so popular with the locals - John's culnary creations are amazing - my favourite - the coconut shrimp made with coconut from his own palm trees! The bar staff is fun and offer all the local specialties plus some interesting in-house specialties. I love wine and there is no doubt in my mind that the wine selection here is the most extensive in Belize - a pleasant surprize for a small resort. Ellen is excellent at wine paring and it's worthwhile discusing the wine options with her before ordering. Ellen is also knowledgeable about the many kinds of excursions available and very efficient in organizing the perfect day trip with pick up and drop-off right at the hotel. My snorkelling trip to the Silk Cays was absolutely amazing! It is also easy to catch a local bus and exlore Placentia for a day. I would highly recommend this resort for comfortable accommodations, helpful and approachable staff, geat beach and pool and outstanding resaurant!