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Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only

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#24 of 62 hotels in San Pedro
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Playa De Sala Boutique hotel is a Luxury family run hotel located on the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. It is situated in the only Bay on the Island (Tarpon Bay) and it overseas the Caribbean sea with beauty of lush mangroves. Enjoy lazy days on our private beach sipping tropical cocktails or cool off at our pool overlooking the white sandy beach. Sunrise from your balcony, enjoy rooftop bar in the evenings and a boat bar experience in the morning. Free use of paddle boards and kayaks, pool and much more!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Taxi service
Couples massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Water park offsite
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay
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Brett H wrote a review 9 Feb
Fort Smith, Arkansas4 contributions
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All the employees treated us so well. The food is so good. If your looking for a secluded couples resort this is it. !!!! There's a private beach, where on the busy days we were one of 2 couples on the beach. With a waiter! I never ask for or suggest anything I didn't get. I watched the lobster catch of the day cleaned, which I had one immediatly. Best sunset spot. Forest has done a terrific job here. Ps. If you want to learn river dance, step on a iguana on your back "private" deck". I got moves! Seriously there. Look in the vines. Love this place
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Forest sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 4 days ago
We just have to say we loved having you stay with us !!!!"We're overjoyed to hear that you had such an amazing time at our boutique hotel! Your kind words mean the world to us. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful stay!"
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Christine M wrote a review Dec 2022
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We stayed at Playa de Sala Nov 25 - Dec 9, 2022. Forest (who is originally from Canada) and her staff are second to none! The Boutique Hotel has 5 beautifully decorated suites, a small pool, and an incredible ocean bay view! If you want privacy, with options, this is the place. The staff is welcoming and attentive. Jose, the chef of Salas kitchen, is incredible! People come from other resorts to eat his creations on the roof top restaurant and bar. Orlando is bartender extraordinaire! Friendly, creative, humorous and fun! Melvin is so comfortable, caring, attentive, and genuine. Luis and Ernesto take care of the rooms, yard and building maintenance. These guys make one feel special and right at home. Like family.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Each room is different. We stayed in the tub room and it was great!
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Response from Forest Sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 16 Dec 2022
It was absolutely amazing to have you both stay with us!!!!! You were like family. It was really hard to see you go! All the staff here really miss you. We are happy that you both enjoyed your stay here with us . Thank you so much for your lovely review your kindness and great laughs. Hope to see you again.
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TFAtravel wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois414 contributions168 helpful votes
This is a bit out of town - good. This is small - good. This is quiet - good. Playa de Sala is exactly what it says it is. On a small beach, this boutique hotel boasts 5 suites - each different, a small pool and a cozy beach with a bar made from a marooned boat. The staff is attentive but not pushy. The entire 4 days was perfect. Relaxing, unpretentious, good food, and magical sunsets.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Forest sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 4 days ago
"Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!"
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Maddie H wrote a review Jan 2024
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I can’t say enough good things about this GEM of a hotel. My husband and I took a last minute trip to San Pedro and were worried we wouldn’t find accommodation in time but the staff was so helpful and generous in getting us a room so last minute! It was so magical to wake up right on the beautiful private beach. Also, beds SUPER comfy. 10/10 will be coming back!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Forest sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 4 weeks ago
We really enjoyed having you stay with us. We really hope to see you back again soon.
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MichaelFitz401 wrote a review Jan 2024
Basye, Virginia129 contributions68 helpful votes
We love the restaurant for lunch and dinner. The roof top bar and restaurant are open air and have amazing views of both sides of the island. The staff is very friendly and attentive and the food is excellent with a nice variety to choose from. The blackened snapper sandwich is my favorite! It is quite a journey to get to the 5 mile marker south but it is worth it for a great dining experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You need to climb stairs to the 3rd floor to get to the restaurant. There is also a beach bar....
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Response from Forest sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 4 weeks ago
We really appreciate your kind words Being a small business we truly value our customers. It means the world to us to hear that you we happy. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again soon.
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BabyBerkeley wrote a review Dec 2023
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions7 helpful votes
I struggled with this review. On the one hand, I loved the architecture of the building and the furnishings & layout of the rooms (there are only 5 in the whole place). Ours had a rustic western theme! The shower even has a door directly out to the balcony (perhaps to flash the passers-by?). I also liked the “adults only” policy, making for a very quiet stay. And there’s a chill vibe to the place. The manager, Mary, was extremely friendly, outgoing, and helpful. She even greeted us with warm towels after our return from rainy evening – who at a big resort would do that? On the downside, however, the place is located in a swampy area quite far (5+ miles) from San Pedro accessible only via a very rocky/muddy dirt road. And then there are the mosquitoes, especially in the late afternoon & early evening when they are just unrelenting. Billions of them. Everywhere. Aside from breakfast, we had only two meals there — which were very expensive and rather unremarkable — but dinner left us with lots of bites. As for breakfast, eggs and pancakes were warm at best and the coffee also cools fast here. We had the rest of our meals elsewhere, requiring us to rent a golf cart to escape the swamp and its swarms of hungry mosquitoes. So, like I said, I’m conflicted — I give it a 5 (“Excellent”) for the room and staff and a 0 (“Terrible”) for the location and bugs. So I’ll average my scores and give it a 3 (“Average”), rounding up.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Bring lots and lots of bug repellent. And also lots of After Bite, since no matter how much Deet...
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Response from Forest sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 1 Jan 2024
Reading this review sounds like my manager and my staff did everything they could to make sure you had a wonderful vacation. We do supply bug spay and sunscreen.Its very unfortunate that you rated the establishment terrible due to its location ,bugs and dirt roads. It seems like Belize might not have been the place for you. San Pedro has dirt roads and bugs and if your not up for a little adventure this would not be the place for you. Im happy that you liked the architecture and your room. I wish you all the best in you future adventures. Hope you will give Belize another opportunity. Warm and sunny Regards Forest Sala
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Taylor M wrote a review Dec 2023
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This was an incredible stay! First, the owner, Forest, is an absolute gem. She was so helpful, kind, and informative throughout our stay that we did not want to leave. There are many helpful suggestions in the hotel information binders, but for even more suggestions for the best places to go or best food to eat, just check with her! We also won money in the weekly hotel raffle on our second night - it was awesome having a little extra pocket change to explore with! She also helped me set up the most AMAZING massage I’ve ever had! (Forest, if you see this, help me out with finding her on trip advisor so I can give her a good review too :) ) We arrived in a torrential downpour and Raf (the most amazing Jack of all trades, head of Maintenance) grabbed our bags and shoo-ed us away from helping. He was an absolute delight to get to know. Melisa and Beth (and others I didn’t get the names of) were so incredibly sweet and accomodating whenever we asked for menu items from the lunch or dinner menu when they weren’t *supposed* to be available. Izzi and Melvin at the bar were SO dope! We loved chatting with them almost on a daily basis. They make the perfect team! Izzi is so high energy and fun and Melvin is such a warm and funny guy, we barely wanted to leave the hotel bar or super awesome “boat bar” - be sure to ask about the crazy backstory of the boat bar and hang out on their really cute swings while you’re at it! We stayed in the Spa Room (there are only five rooms) and it was heaven!! It was a tad small but more than made up for in charm and that tub!!! Overall, we would definitely stay here again. It’s a little removed from the downtown area but that made for a very relaxing stay, away from all the noise in San Pedro. 10/10 highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: utilize ownership, staff, and locals for helpful suggestions when exploring ambergris and Belize....
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Hey Taylor, Thanks so much for the review-- we LOVED having y'all stay with us!! We will see you on your next trip to Belize!
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Tammy M wrote a review Aug 2023
Placencia, Belize25 contributions1 helpful vote
My daughter, myself and our Aussie stayed for 3 days and literally were the only people staying there. It was amazing, the dog raced up and down the beach and in and out of the water for hours. The room was sea facing and had amazing sun rises. Melissa the Chef was great and no words for the roof top bar tender and how accommodating he was for us. There was no ice machine so you will have to request, it has a small fridge/coffee and tea maker and a daily breakfast that was excellent, I would recommend the scrambled eggs and fresh fruit and the portions were huge. One this on a heads up if you order coffee with breakfast you will be charged extra. This location is quiet but isolated and far from town via golf cart, at least 30 minutes. The beach is well groomed and everyone that works there was amazing. One thing I can say is there is an extra charge even if your dog is a service dog and not a lot of activity. The menu is limited but Melissa is very gracious in making other items if they have the ingredients. I would recommend this hotel if you want peace, quiet and good service but not ideal for families that want to be busy and doing activities. We tend to be foodies and San Pedro has so many amazing restaurants next time we will stay closer to town on paved roads.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The pool is not a running infinity pool and very small
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Response from Forest sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 27 Aug 2023
We really enjoyed having you stay with us! You are all so lovely it was sad to see you go. Molly your dog was so amazing we enjoyed talking care of her for you in the day while you were gone. We do our best to ensure you have a wonderful stay. Our kitchen is always willing to cook you something different due to dietary reasons. We have the full breakfast menu, lunch menu, Boat bar menu,dinner menu and the lobster menu. There is coffee in your room and downstairs in the kitchen that is free of charge. If you ask for our espresso ,americano , cappuccino or latte that is a charge. Thats the Italian espresso. I hope you still enjoyed the pool with infinity pump not running. It was turned off. I hope to see you all again soon. Much love .
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jason h wrote a review Aug 2023
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Playa de Sala is something out of a fairytale. It is run by a lady named Forrest, who really knows her stuff. I stayed in two different rooms and they were both very clean and gorgeous. The staff here is very friendly and looks after your every wish from golf cart rentals to help you get around to snorkelling adventures. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 12 Aug 2023
You're too kind Jason. The staff and myself really enjoyed having you stay with us. We appreciate your amazing review such kind words. We look forward to seeing you again as your a part of the family now.
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adventureswithray wrote a review Aug 2023
Atlanta, Georgia29 contributions12 helpful votes
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Where do I even begin... After spending a few days close to the town in San Pedro all I wanted was somewhere quiet and private. I got to Playa De Sala and fell in LOOVEEE.. This place is the only reason I actually enjoyed San Pedro. It felt like home, the rooms were so cute, the breeze was constant, the food was 10/10 every time.. The staff from check in to check out were amazing and so kind. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend this boutique hotel. Its quiet and private, you wont want to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Forest Sala, Owner at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Responded 3 Aug 2023
It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. I really enjoyed our talks. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again.
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RM 1,371 - RM 1,984 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only
Which popular attractions are close to Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Nearby attractions include 12 Belize (5.7 km), Hol Chan Marine Reserve (6.1 km), and Belize Chocolate Company (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cool Beans Café, ZZ's Beach (Bar and Grill), and Frenchy's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel Adults Only have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.