When Belize announced they were opening up to vaccinated tourists, we did a happy dance and began to plan our trip. We were looking for part relaxation to decompress from the past year and part adventure. We decided to stay at Sirenian Bay Resort & Villas, an all-inclusive resort in Belize to relax, decompress, and be pampered. This stunning boutique resort is located on the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize.
It was easy to navigate from Belize City since there’s only one road to get there, and after about three hours as we drove into this gorgeous property, we could hardly contain our excitement.
From the moment we arrived, we felt like family. As we enjoyed ice cold complimentary welcome drinks from Snooty’s Bar and observed the strict Covid protocols being followed, the stress from the past year immediately began to melt away.
We stayed in the Marlin Bungalow and enjoyed the stunning ocean and beach views from our private balcony. These bungalows are modern, luxurious, spacious and comfortable, and filled with everything you could possibly need. The flower arrangement and handwritten welcome note in our bungalow when we arrived was a lovely touch.
The property is kept in pristine condition, filled with fresh flowers, and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the refreshing pool, the swim-up bar, Inky’s restaurant filled with fresh seafood and local dishes, and the magical open beach area. We stayed active using the on-site gym with incredible state-of-the-art equipment, and complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes. The spa is also available to relax and decompress.
Most days we relaxed poolside with a cold drink from Snooty’s Bar, swam in the pristine water and enjoyed the fresh, local food. The resort arranged for us to take the popular Monkey River Tour through Captain Jaks, which was simply incredible – I highly recommend you allocate some time for this when you are in Placencia. You can read more about that tour here.
The Sirenian Bay Resort staff were on-hand to look after our every need, they seemed to know what we wanted before WE knew we wanted it. We had breakfast and fresh coffee delivered to our private patio each morning, and the all-inclusive food was always fresh and delicious.
Most importantly, as we live with Covid-19, Sirenian Bay Resort made us feel safe with sanitized items in the reception and restaurant areas, automated sanitizer dispensers around the resort grounds, all staff wore masks, and each room is given a complimentary Covid kit.
If you are looking for somewhere to relax, recharge, and feel safe, Sirenian Bay Resort delivered on all levels. Amazing customer service, beautiful property, and the staff were fantastic. Special thank you to Tobie and the Sirenian Bay Resort team for making our first trip post-Covid easy to plan. We felt safe and relaxed from the minute we stepped onto the property.
*** This article is sponsored but all opinions are my own***
I’m a travel and health writer, digital and brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two active boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising teenage boys, family life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.