This large resort and condo project dwarfs everything else on the Peninsula. Its multilevel pool, with a swim-up bar and separate children’s section, is the largest in the country. Rooms and apartments feature marble floors throughout and a minimalist, contemporary décor that some will find handsome, others a bit cold. That being said, ost of the master bedrooms come with Jacuzzi tubs and some of the rooms have lovely ocean views (try for a second- or third-floor unit with a sea-facing balcony). The resort sits on an excellent long stretch of white-sand beach, with the requisite wooden dock jutting out into the sea, featuring a bar, some chaise longues, hammocks, and a swimming ladder on the end of it. As high-end as it is, The Placencia feels more like something plucked out of the U.S. than Belizean by nature, so look elsewhere if you’re wanting a more authentic accommodation. Also, despite their website advertising things like a golf course and shooting range, these exist only as concepts.