Green Parrot Beach Houses & Resort Hotel, Placencia
Reviews - Green Parrot Beach Houses & Resort Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Green Parrot Beach Houses & Resort Hotel
Relaxing, Private Resortfrom GZimble
Our first impression, what the reviews may not capture, is how private and tropical this area is…constant warm breezes and the sound of ocean just feet from any of the six cabanas (there’s really not a bad one, btw). It’s super relaxing.
The Green Parrot is located on Maya Beach, along with many other resorts, about 9 miles north of Placencia Village and 5 miles from the airport. Reading other reviews about how Maya Beach is out of the scene, we took a bike ride into town on our first day…only to find an all too typical scene of hippie ex-pats, internet cafés and tourism central. We stopped for lunch at a beach-front bar which was airing the latest Anna Nicole news on a wide-screen plasma with a surprising number of folks anxiously tuned in. We were happy to find our bikes and get back to Maya Beach.
Placencia seems to be the place for day trips (diving, snorkeling, fishing, monkey river, ruins, etc) all which can be organized by the hotel. Whichever you choose, you’ll be picked up generally by boat right at the Green Parrot, another reason not to sweat about the location. The trips usually end around 3 to 4pm, in time for relaxing and sipping cocktails back at the bar, under a palm tree, on the dock or on your private balcony.
The hotel has two locals who serve up pretty good fare for dinner; there’s a new special every night. The food is definitely good and generally light, which is all you’ll want in that climate. If you want a more gourmet meal, you can visit some other hotels in the area better known for their food (and higher prices). We had two excellent meals at the Maya Beach Hotel a short walk away.
Finally, the staff at the Green Parrot is super nice and friendly. Leo the manager and Ruben the master drink maker and everyone else goes out of their way to see that you enjoy your stay in whichever way you choose.
We’ll be back for sure!!
Splendid Servicefrom Jemmag
The service was definitely the highlight of our stay.
Food: We had a few great meals, a few good meals and a few bad meals. It was quite hit or miss. Even though they were very accomodating the breakfast and lunches were so-so (cold food and mixed up orders). The nachos were amazing as was the fish. It was very convenient to have the restaurant right at our finger tips.
Accomodation: The cabanas are rustic but clean and you don't really spend much time in them anyway. They are so close to the beach and have everything you need. One of our rooms did have a case of bed bugs though, but Leo made sure that it was fumigated and after that we didn't have any problems.
We took a tour to the Mayan Ruins and although it was a very long day, the trip was amazing.
The beach is beautiful and the water was very warm. We used the canoes and kayaks to go fishing and out to the island.
All in all the trip was a success!
PS - Bring bug spray - especially if it rains :)
Chillin Out at the Green Parrotfrom Golddog97
The GP is very quiet and there is limited ability to travel around the peninsula, so be aware. If chillin, having the most fabulous Pina Coladas, reading and playing games in a pretty setting, the the GP might be for you.
Excellent Place to Stay!!!from jmp060504
Pick the Green Parrot!!from gauthier
Creative, veggie-friendly kitchenfrom empireofdirt
For those who like to cook some on their own, the cabanas do have kitchenettes. I used mine to cook up oatmeal and the occasional lunch -- vegetable availability on Placencia peninsula is hit-or-miss (No onions this week?) but far far improved from what it was 10 years ago. Don't expect U.S.-style grocery stores, though!
Great time realxing in Belize.from nycalihawaii
Our cottage was next to the restaurant, and maybe 20 paces from the ocean. It made our days great, given all we did was eat - nap - relax (repeat again). Also got in some sea kayaking as well, but mostly sat around enjoying the peace and quiet right before busy season. A well needed, and very relaxing holiday all around.
Most importantly, since we were focused on just relaxing, the staff there was great. All the meals were fresh and just outstanding, especially when the staff would get us a couple of coconut's off the trees to drink. I would recommend TGP for those wanting to unwind and relax.
Green Parrot is awfulfrom okdljf
Adventure in Belizefrom AuntBarb
Barb & Sarah
Nice accommodations, ok servicefrom SarahnMax
They had a faucet on the sink that was for "drinking water", and the other faucets/toilet and shower were groundwater. I wasn't a huge fan of this, because the water was orange from the clay.
We didn't really like the food situation. They made a meal, you didn't find out for sure what it was until mealtime, and the prices were 2-3x what other places charged. We heard from other guests that it's also not very tasty. There is a great place across the street--Hungry Gecko--that we'd highly suggest! I felt like Green Parrot resented that we didn't eat
with them--after the first day, when we went elsewhere, their friendliness diminished. One time on our way out, we asked if they could make change for us, and he said they don't have any money. Now, not only is this a hotel, but a bar, restaurant and also has a gift shop. I found it hard to believe they had no cash.
It is also unfortunate that it is pretty far from town ($15US each way)-although we didn't find too much in town to interest us.
Overall, I would defnitely recommend the accomodations--especially to couples. Just eat somewhere else!
Top Local Tips for Placencia
Use the local bus If unable to walk or get a bike, ride the local bus for a fraction of what it costs to take a taxi!
Placencia for Foodies Try the conch fritters at De-Tatch on the beach in Placencia. Find John the Bakerman in Placencia around 4:30pm for freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Have dinner at the Bistro in Maya Beach.
Beach restaurant The Bistro Restaurant at the Maya Beach Hotel north of Placentia was a great find.
Other names for Green Parrot Beach Houses & Resort Hotel
- green parrot beach resort
- green parrot beach hotel
- Address: 1 Maya Beach - Placencia - Belize
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