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Sea Spray Hotel in Placencia Belize on the beach

The Sea Spray Hotel is Located Footsteps to the Caribbean Sea

Originally built by Doris and Liston Leslie in 1964, Seaspray Hotel is the "First established hotel on the Placencia Peninsula". 


Catering mainly to Merchant seamen, British soldiers stationed in the area, and the occasional true tourist that had stumbled upon this hidden paradise.


The original hotel had just 4 rooms that shared one bathroom and a kitchen. 


Forty-three years later Sea Spray has 19 rooms of varying styles and a beachfront cabana sprawled across this small haven in paradise, with all the amenities to make your stay a comfortable one.

In 1995, Norman, son of Liston and Doris, and his wife Jodie returned from the United States and within a year had taken on the ownership of the family business.

In 2022, they sold it to Jose Coye and his wife, Yvonne Coye-Leslie (sister of Norman Leslie).

Sea Spray Hotel is a member of:

  • the Belize Hotel Association (BHA),

  • the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA),

  • the Belize Tourism Board (BTB)

  • and is one of the only hotels on the peninsula to have been a part of the BTB’s Environmental Walk Through program, a pilot project that taught eco-friendly practices to hoteliers. 

Learn more here.

Doris Leslie Placencia Belize
Liston Leslie Placencia Belize
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One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of Footprints in the sand:

One belonged to him the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the Footprints in the Sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life, there was only one set of Footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the Very Lowest and Saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, You said that once I decided to follow you, that you would walk with me all the way, but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of Footprints.

I don't understand...Why...
When I needed you most you would leave me!?”

The Lord Replied:
“My Precious Precious Child...I Love You and
I Would Never Leave You during Your Times of Trial and Suffering.
When You See Only One Set of Footprints,
It Was Then I Carried You.”

I hope this brings you to a peaceful place in your heart as it has found in mine.

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