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The Southern Coast Travel Guide

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The Southern Coast Hotels

There are two kinds of lodging to choose from on the Southern Coast: small, basic hotels, often Belizean-owned, and upscale beach resorts, usually owned and operated by Americans or Canadians. The small hotels are clustered in Placencia Village, Hopkins village, and in Dangriga town. The beach resorts are on the Placencia peninsula north of Placencia Village and also near Hopkins. Several of these

Several of these resorts, including Hamanasi in Hopkins, are among the best hotels in Belize. There also are some vacation rental houses near Hopkins and on the Placencia peninsula.

At least a dozen condo developments have opened, are under construction, or are in the planning stages on Placencia peninsula and near Hopkins. Only time will tell whether all these plans will fully materialize (one large condo development, Bella Maya, on the Placencia peninsula, closed, but in mid-2013 reopened under different management) or whether supply will outstrip demand, but it's clear that this area has reached the point where, sooner or later, development by large international companies is inevitable.

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