Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
review of Singing sands Inn, Belize
Posted Jan 6, 2013
We spent 4 days at the Singing Sands Inn, Maya Beach, Belize and found it a relaxing place to stay.
Posted Jan 3, 2013
Pros: The room and the outdoor restaurant. And the golf cart :-)
Cheesecake and their own type of espresso martini - how did they know!? Top service.
by Sandi from Toronto, ON, Canada
Wonderful vacation, thanks to Singing Sands!
Posted Jan 24, 2013
Pros: The cabanas and the intimacy of the "resort."
Cons: It's very hard to come up with any. Honestly.
Location: Slightly remote from the town of Placencia, making for a fairly pricey taxi ride in.
Singing Sands is a little piece of paradise! I really have nothing negative to say. The staff are amazing. The surroundings are amazing. Service, food and drinks are amazing. If you are looking for a personalized experience in a small and lovely environment, you have found it.
by Mike from Minneapolis, MN
Gorgeous location and beautiful designed resort.
Posted Jan 10, 2013
Cons: Because it is so open air, even in the cabanas, you do hear the bar/restaurant and road traffic sometimes more than you might want to.
We loved it! We had read up quite a bit about Singing Sands and decided it was the place for us. I would have to say they exceeded our expectations! First of all, they answered multiple questions for us online weeks before we even arrived. We took a shuttle van they helped us arrange from the airport in Belize City and it poured rain nearly our whole ride to Placencia. That slowed our journey and the resort called our driver during the ride to make sure everything was okay since we were running late. We dined there at The Bonefish Grill for several meals and everything we had tasted amazing and was presented beautifully. The chef even prepared a King Mackerel for us that we caught with a guide. The entire staff, including owners Maya and Michael, were always accommodating and very helpful. They assisted us in coordinating multiple excursions and even worked with a guide to customize a day of sites we wanted to see! We had read some comments prior to going that there weren't many options for other dining or shopping nearby. We did not find that to be the case. There are a couple different markets a few minutes walk up the road and multiple other restaurant. We especially liked the little bar/restaurant closest, The Hungry Gecko. It wasn't fancy, and she only prepared what she had on hand that day, but each time we ate there it was great and very inexpensive. We would go back tomorrow if we could...especially since we are expecting a snow storm here in MN!
Posted Jan 7, 2012 on Hotels.com
It was awesome. The staff superb. During extreme hot weather need more than just ceiling fan and one floor fan. Nicer pillows and pillow cases would be a plus too especially in very hot weather since our cabana did not have AC. With all that said I definitely recommend Singing Sands. Pictures don't do it justice.
by A verified traveler from Duvall, Wa.
Are expectations were met and exceeded.
Posted Jan 7, 2011
The staff was great, very helpful, and courteous. If your looking for a quiet and easy going VaCa! This is it.
by A verified traveler
Paradise with sandflies
Posted Jan 12, 2011 on Hotels.com
We stayed in this beachfront hotel for 6 nights and booked a garden view room. They also have cabanas but we didn't stay in one as they don't have A/C. The overall experience in the hotel was quite good, the restaurant is very nice if a litte overpriced and the waiters/barstaff really friendly. There are tours available (diving, snorkelling, boat tours). Unfortunately, the beach of the hotel is sandly-infested and we got so many bites we couldn't fully enjoy our stay. Another big no no is that there are no doors to the toilet, just a partition, which can be a real mood killer if you are on a romantic getaway. The hotel is a bit far from other restaurants and Placencia village and taxis are quite expensive in the area.
by A verified traveler from OKC, OK
The best vacation we've ever had!
Posted Jan 18, 2009
My wife and I decided to get away to sunny Belize to celebrate two years together and we couldn't have known when we booked at Singing Sands that we'd never want to come back home. Everyone on the staff couldn't have been more nice. The cabanas are simple, clean, and comfortable. No more than you need and no less. The restaurant was simply the best, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a little for everyone. But order whatever fish is in season, you will not regret it. The Red Snapper was delicious! The property has been expertly landscaped and makes you feel like the buildings just grew out of the beach with the palm trees and flowers. There is not a lot to do that's very close by but a bike ride to Placencia and back was fun, and a good work out too. Do yourself a favor and call Singing Sands before you leave to set up some excursions ahead of time. Some things, like scuba diving and Maya ruins day trips are more likely to happen if you call ahead. Also call to get a flight set up from Goldson International to Placencia. It's not cheap but will get you there in 45 minutes, versus a full day or more riding a bus. It was absolutely worth it. Learned the hard way. Bar none, this was the best vacation we ever had.
by A verified traveler from Richmond, VA
Wonderful oasis in Placencia
Posted Jan 26, 2009
Our arrival at Singing Sands Inn followed a grueling day of travel including 23 miles on an underconstruction road with a rental with no shocks. We were just hoping for someplace to stay that wasn't the car - and what we found was a delight! Maya and Michael run a quaint, well appointed Belizean oasis. The dock is the very best we saw on our whole trip with a lovely seating area, hammock over the water, fishing boats and bar. The restaurant serves wonderful Asian entrees that appealed to everyone in our group. Sleeping under a thatch roof on the sea was a new experience and utterly charming. The beach and pool are attractive and well kept. Overall we were extremely pleased by our stay from the food to the atmosphere to the friendly service. One small note to travelers with privacy reservations: the cabana bathroom, while attractive and modern, are not entirely private from the bedroom - a half wall is present but no door.