My last blog was titled “A Day at the Beach.” Today, it’s a day at the pool (life in Placencia is tough, huh?). We happen to live in the Maya Beach area of the Placencia peninsula, and here there are a couple of hotels with pools on the beach. Besides the ultra swanky Turtle Inn and Chabil Mar, there are no other hotels in the village proper on the beach with pools (I know, hard to believe).
What’s nice about the majority of hotels in Belize is most will allow you to come and use their pool (some for free), especially if you purchase a few drinks or some food. Of course, when we go to have a pool day, we plan on doing both.
We chose to go to the Maya Beach Hotel, home of the famous Bistro, and winners of the 2010 & 2012 Belize Tourism Board’s “Restaurant of the Year” award! It just so happens, our neighbor happens to be one of the chefs here. They also have free wifi that works even at the pool, which I took full advantage of.
We spent the day lounging, swimming, eating, and drinking, and all in all really enjoyed ourselves.