What can I expect from my stay at Caribbean Beach Cabanas?
The hotels in Placencia have a classic small town, personal feel. It is one of the most endearing and engaging things about Belize – it is not like the huge “all inclusives” you find in other tropical places. In many resort towns, one does not leave the confines of the resort - but here, the downtown village IS the experience..locals, expats, and tourists all hang out together. Within a day of being here, you will start to recognize faces (and beach dogs!) Placencia is known to be a quiet, laid back village where tourists are warmly welcomed. It is a place buzzing with new energy and development - but it has maintained an authentic feel, without the built up chains and brands of many coastal vacation cities.
Meet our managers and staff
Sue and Carlos live on-site and are amazing managers...past guests love them, read our TripAdvisor reviews to see why. They do complimentary airport pick up, will check you in and make sure you are comfortable, help you with arranging excursions, and may even bring you a complimentary coconut drink while you are lounging on the beach. Sue is our on-site wedding coordinator, so please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to see about arranging your wedding in paradise.
Meet the owners
David and Laura came to Belize in early 2014, and were fortunate enough to find the property that is now CBC. As soon as they walked onto the property, they looked at each other and said - this is it! CBC was made up of two very rustic cabanas and a shed, and that is where it all started! Laura and David worked for years renovating historic homes in Lakewood, Ohio, in the US, and were getting tired of the long winters there. They worked for almost a year to get the cabanas guest-ready, and they still come down regularly to improve the property - when you arrive, you may be greeted by either David and Laura, or Sue and Carlos - sometimes all at the same time! David and Laura love Placencia and CBC, and you can see this by the changes that will greet you every visit; the team is always improving the guest experience. One of the things to love about Belize is that owners are often still a huge part of the day-to-day operations. If you want to see the early days of CBC - you can watch David and Laura on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt HERE!
How does Belize compare to other beach destinations?
This is hard to capture in one paragraph. One reason Belize recently won international awards for Best Overall Destination and Best Beach Destination (Ambergris Caye and Placencia) is because Belize truly offers an authentic and sightly off the beaten path experience. We strongly recommend guests read our blog post HERE, which encapsulates what our guests over the past 3 years have experienced, to help you decide whether Belize is right for you! It can be so hard to choose a destination for your vacation, every place you research is going to look perfect on the internet. Only by doing a bit more research will you be able to determine the subtle or significant differences between "paradises!"