We pride ourselves in having very clean accommodations. Your comfort is our 1st priority! Our traditional rustic cabanas were built by the Mennonites and create a natural, tropical atmosphere. All cabanas are of wood construction and are elevated off the ground for good air circulation. Your cabana provides a soothing shaded retreat after a day in the sun.
All units have views of the Caribbean Sea that is just steps from your door, a large deck with a hammock for relaxing, fans to accentuate the cooling Caribbean breezes, hot water and fresh drinking water.
Our Sea Grape and Parrot House thatched roof cabanas are very comfortable for 2 adults. They each have a queen sized bed, an indoor bathroom, and hot water outdoors showers, enclosed and private. These are very popular for they give a great sense of the tropical nature of Belize.
The 6 beach houses feature a loft bedroom with a ceiling fan and a queen sized bed, a sofa bed in the lounge area, a kitchenette, and an indoor bathroom and shower. They comfortably accommodate up to four people.
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Services and Amenities available at the Green Parrot:
Free continental breakfasts and shuttle service to & from the Placencia airport.
Free for guests to use during their stay with us: resort beach loungers & thatched umbrellas, kayaks, glass bottom canoes, bicycles, volley ball equipment and more.
Book exchange library
Please bring your paperback book with you.
Spa services come straight to your door, dock, deck or beach. Massage minimum 1 hour.
Hot Stone therapy, facials, Indian Head Massage, pamper Your feet, Body Wraps, and Scrubs.
A computer system is set up in the Front Office. You can send your e-mail and print e-mails you receive. Cost $2/message. Also you can use this computer for a minimal fee. We also have wi-fi available with 3g service coming soon.
Housekeeping will wash small loads of laundry. (Charges depend on load size).
There are no telephones in the beach cabanas, but you can make a call home with a Belize prepaid phone card (available at our office). Some cell phones may not work in our area.
Electrical outlets have 110 volts A.C., same as North America. The resort also has its own backup generator. It’s a good idea to bring a flashlight and fresh batteries with you.
Food and Drinks
We have a wonderful Restaurant and bar on-site for your convenience, providing service both inside and beach side.
Fresh hot coffee is ready by 7 a.m.
We offer a complimentary continental breakfast to our guests.
A complete breakfast menu is also available.
Breakfast is served from 7 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner is served from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Prices range from $5.00 to $20.00 US.
So you will experience the most memorable of the Caribbean’s Local Tropical Bounty, our menu changes daily and we request that you let us know early each day which meals you plan to have with us. We never serve left-overs!
Groceries and Cooking
The grocery store down the road has a limited selection of food. It is not realistic to plan on going to the local market and cooking full meals in the Beach cabanas. Snacks and lunch foor are a great idea if you are so inclined.
Wind: NW at 16 mph
Friday 44°F / 53°F
GETTING HERE IS EASY - You will likely fly into Belize City International Airport then hop on a shuttle flight to the Placencia Airport where we will be there to greet you and drive you the short distance to the Green Parrot Beach Houses. Driving can be very challenging in Belize! Get details before trying it.
TIME ZONE - Belize is on Central Standard Time (CST) year round.
TRIP INSURANCE - We do not sell the insurance and it can be a good idea but make sure that you READ THE FINE PRINT about what is NOT covered.
CURRENCY - The Belize dollar is tied to the US dollar at a rate of 2 to 1. This means you get $2 Belize for every $1 US. US cash works well in Belize so bring as much as you feel comfortable carrying. Bring thhe rest in Travelers Checks, most of them at $20 face value. Atlantic and Scotia Banks have branch offices in Placencia. ATM's are not easy to find in our area. We can charge all of your tours, meals and resort purchases via either Master Card or Visa. NOTE: Many credit card companies are NOT giving 2 for 1 exchange. They give less, so your bill in dollars will be higher. If that happens call your credit card issuer, NOT the Green Parrot… as we have NO control over how your credit card company posts the charges.
HEALTHCARE - A part time doctor is available in Placencia. The British Forces helicopters are available 24 hours a day for Emergency situations. Arrival time to the Green Parrot is 20 minutes. In Belize City, a private medical clinic is adjacent to the new Hospital.
There is only a limited Pharmacy in this area, so please remember your medications! Also consider bringing insect repellant, anti-histimines, and topical steroid cream for itching. Stay comfortable - "It's a jungle out there!"
Immunizations - No immunizations are required for Belize as long as you are up to date on all normal innoculations. Malaria medication is not necessary for your stay at the Green Parrot but you should consider it for extended stays in the jungle. Please, do consult your local healthcare provider.
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CLOTHING : Traveling light offers the most fun. We are very informal at the Green Parrot Beach Resort. Casual summer clothes are sufficient along with: a light weight Windbreaker, Long sleeved Shirt & Pants; Sandals and Running shoes or Hiking boots with Socks, are good ideas. Also don't forget a hat.
EQUIPMENT - 1st of all BRING BINOCULARS! An absolute must-have in this spectacular & diverse country. A flashlight with fresh batteries is also a good idea.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT - Bring your own camera gear in a zip-lock bag to protect from moisture. If you still use film, be sure to bring plenty and expect to have it developed when you return home, it is very expensive locally. We try to keep a few disposable cameras, land & underwater, for sale in our office.
ART EQUIPMENT - Bring your own. Locally you will have a difficult time finding adequate, top quality art supplies.
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT - Many cell phones will not work in Belize If you want to call home you can purchase pre-paid phone cards from our office. Please leave OUR phone number, email address, and fax number with your people at home in case of emergency. We have an internet service for you to send and receive emails for a nominal fee.
SNORKELING EQUIPMENT - Most people bring their own, although we do have some adult sized to loan. On tours equipment is provided.
SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT - Many divers bring their own. Leave weights at home. Spear Guns are Not Allowed. On tours equipment is provided.
FISHING EQUIPMENT - Important to bring your own "gears". Local Fishermen's suggestions for Rod & Line: Fly Fishing - 10 or 12 weight Rod required. Line weight, sink tip and intermediate. Fly line with 80 lbs test. Bonefish - 8 lbs Rod with bonefish leader. Line8 to 16 lbs test. Permit - 9 or 10 lbs test Rod with same size Bonefish leader. Local Fishermen's suggestions for Flies & Lures: Bonefish flies - Charlie's venous colors. Permit flies - Crabs venous colors. Tarpon flies - Black & Red Caribbean Lobster. Spincasting - Broke back Rebels 6 inch size. Rattle trap various size & colors. Rapalas sinking magnum CD 14. Likely Catch Peak Seasons: Tarpon May-September. The prime areas around Placencia include: Crowe's Nest Caye, Normal Caye, Moho Caye and Tarpon Caye; Bonefish April - November. Mangrove-lined lagoons and flats, river mouths around Placencia; Permit March - May. Flats close to reef and in lagoon and river channels and holes; larger individuals found in the area from Placencia to Punta Gorda.
Complimentary Resort Activities & Equipment Available to our Guests
We will be happy to book on your behalf, any tours you would like to take.
Hammocks, Loungers, and Thatched Umbrellas for cloud watching and Sun-Soaking.
Observation Tower where you can see for miles in every direction.
Dock and Decks for lounging on or departing for a boat tour.
Glass Bottom canoes – A 25-minute paddle to False Caye, a mangrove caye with inner lakes surrounded by coral and tropical fish.
Swimming and floating in the clear aqua waters of the Caribbean Sea just steps from your door.
Volley Ball equipment to use for an energetic game on the beach or in the water.
Tropical Breezes, perfect for kite flying – bring your own!
Snorkeling – Snorkel Gear – We try to keep various sizes, but you can bring your own. Tours provide equipment.
Kayaks – Both one person and double.
Bicycles – Three miles to Seine Village and Seven miles to Placencia Village.
Hiking is interesting and invigorating wherever you go from here – bring good hiking shoes.
Fishing – Bring your own gear.
Local fisherman suggestions for rod and line: Fly Fishing – 10 or 12 weight rod required. Line weight, sink tip and intermediate. Fly line with 80 lbs test. Bonefish – 8lbs rod with Bonefish leader. Line 8-16 lbs test. Permit – 9 or 10 lbs test rod with same size Bonefish leader.
Local fishermen’s suggestion for Flies and Lures: Bonefish flies – Charlie’s venous colors. Permit flies – Crabs venous colors. Tarpon flies – Black & Red Caribbean Lobster. Spin casting – Broke back Rebels 6-inch size. Rattle trap various size 7amp; color. Rapalas sinking magnum CD 14.
Likely Catch Peak Seasons:
Tarpon May-September. The prime areas around Placencia include: Crow’s Nest Caye, Normal Caye, Moho Caye and Tarpon Caye.
Bonefish April – November. Mongrove-lined lagoons and flats, river mouths around Placencia.
Permit March-May. Flats close to reef and in lagoon and river channels and holes; larger fish found from Placencia to Punta Gorda.
Tours and Day Trips
We can book these for you but prices vary and are set by the tour guides
Tour prices are set by the Tour Companies and generally run between $60 - $185 US for each person.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling the Coral Reef
Video prepared by Blake Newson, who stayed at the Green Parrot!
The Belize Coral reef is the second largest in the world. 180 uninterrupted miles long stretching the entire length of Belize. The reef is home to more than 100 coral species, over 5000 species of fish and hundreds of invertebrates, many of which are rare and endangered. This is a snorkeling and scuba diving paradise. No spear guns are ever allowed.
Fishing here is great! Whatever style you choose, from deep sea to trolling, you might catch Permit (a popular local fish), grouper, or snapper to name just a few. And the Green Parrot Chef will be happy to prepare your catch for you. On fishing tours, equipment is provided for you.
Monkey River Boat Tours.
Take a boat ride up the Monkey River. Look and listen for the large population of Howler Monkeys. You will also see many other wild species such as Crocodiles, Spider Turtules, Tropical Birds of many kinds, and Exotic Flowers and Plants. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars for this one!
Cave Tubing and Exploring.
Join a group gently floating through one of many Belizean caves, see underground waterfalls, magnificent rock formations, and actual Mayan artifacts preserved over hundreds of years. After cave tubing, take a swim in a pool of clear fresh water listening to the rush of a nearby waterfall.
The only one in the world. Tours are interesting and fun but remember, Jaguars are nocturnal animals and generally sleep during the day.
Explore the Mayan Ruins and get a feel for the life of these once prominent people.
Some of the other popular possibilities include: Banana Plantations, Birds of Belize, Border Shopping, Horseback Riding, Day Sailing, Scarlet Macaw, Zip Line.
There is nowhere in the Caribbean that offers a greater variety of fishing locations than southern Belize. If you are hoping to catch your first permit, bonefish or tarpon, the Green Parrot Beach Houses is the ideal place to start and finish your next fishing adventure. The fishing boat will pick you up at our dock and we hope return you with a boat loaded with fish and wonderful memories.
Salt Water Fishing
At the Green Parrot we can “hook” you up with licensed fishing guides who can take you fly fishing, spin casting, trolling within the inner Cayes, Rivers and Estuaries. Just let us know your fishing preferences.
Offshore waters offer Bonito, Barracuda, Snapper, Wahoo, King Mackrel, Grouper, Dorado and even Sailfish.
Inshore waters offer “Grand Slam” opportunities with game fish like Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish and Jack.
Rivers and Estuaries offer Snook, Permit, Tarpon, Barracuda and Snapper
Each boat has an English speaking Captain who understands fly fishing and light tackle fishing in these tropical waters.
Private Fishing Charters
1 or 2 persons, includes lunch and gear - $370.00US per day.
12.5% GST tax additional.
(note that prices change as gas prices change)
For Fly Fishing package information, e-mail
For your dream wedding, it is hard to find a more romantic resort location on earth. Tropical Caribbean breezes, palm trees, sandy beaches, lush beautiful flowers, and charming accommodations. What more could you ask for? The Green Parrot and Belize has it all!
Imagine the view from your queen size bed … white sand, palm trees and the Caribbean Sea … let us assist you in your wedding plans. Have the wedding on the Green Parrot Dock, walk down the "aisle" through the flowered woven palm archway! Your reception dinner will be memorable whether in the Restaurant or on the beautiful beach where you can spend the evening dancing on the sand.
Treat yourselves and your wedding party to luxuriant spa services brought right to your cabana door.
Massage, ( 1 hour minimum )
Hot Stone Therapy
Indian Head Massage
Pamper Your Feet
Body Wraps and Scrubs
Wedding Plans and Costs – it all depends on you! We can accommodate just the wedding couple or larger groups. We will work with you to design the wedding to fit your desires and budget. And we will handle all of the Belize paperwork for you.
Before you can marry in Belize, the government requires that you must be in the country a minimum of 4 days beforehand. Keep this in mind when doing your planning.
Romance Special - Honeymoon/Anniversary Package
Only $1,595.00 US per couple!
5 Night Accommodation at the Green Parrot for 2 persons
Tropical beach cabana (Parrot or Seagrape) w/outdoor shower
Round trip airfare for 2 from Belize City
Romantic candlelight dockside dinner for 2 (weather permitting).
Monkey River Tour for 2
Champagne Breakfast (one morning) in Cabana for 2
Airport transfers from Placencia air strip to Resort