Seine Bight is a small Garifuna fishing village on the Placencia peninsula, located halfway between Playa Maya in the north and Placencia Village in the south.
Seine Bight is Best For
Directions to Seine Bight
Seine Bight is a small Garifuna fishing village on the Placencia peninsula, located halfway between Playa Maya in the north and Placencia Village in the south. It has approximately 1,000 inhabitants and is relatively underdeveloped compared to its neighbors. Those who visit Seine Bight will enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the houses built on stilts, which are bordering the streets.
The long, flat sandy beach at Seine Bight has a lot of potential, but in general the public beaches are not very well maintained. The exception to this rule is the adjacent stretches of beachfront accommodations, including a couple of luxury properties, where care is taken to ensure that your beach strip is clean and attractive to its guests.
Celebration at Seine Bight
Seine Bight and the surroundings of the Placencia peninsula are best explored by bicycle, kayak or sailboat. Visitors can also rent golf carts by the road at Placencia Village. These provide quick access to the neighboring cities of Seine Bight. There are a few restaurants, including some that serve local Garifuna cuisine and many additional restaurant options at Placencia Village. This is also the place where most of the tour operators are located for those looking to go out to sea to snorkel or dive expedition.
The easiest way to get to Seine Bight is to take a flight to Placencia airport and from there take a taxi to the place where you will be staying. An alternative could be driving from Belize City and the road is in decent condition. Just keep in mind that there are speed bumps and pedestrians often walk on the road at night. Seine Bight is approximately 133 miles (214 km) from Belize City.