Coming from the north, there is a community called Riversdale
, which is about 30 minutes away from the town of Placencia by car. Riversdale is a small fishing community. This is the part of the Peninsula that is attached to the mainland. There are some expats there, too. One expat owns the Last Reef resort. Other expats own beachfront houses. The people that live in Riverdale travel down the peninsula or they go to the mainland for shopping and to use the banking facilities.
The next place is the Plantation area, which is about 20 minutes away from the Placencia village. There is a hotel there called the Placencia Hotel. There is a new development over there but it is a residential only area. This development is fairly new, only about ten years old.
If you keep going south, the next town would be Maya Beach
. Maya Beach is a subdivision where most of the expats live. There are several commercial areas in Maya Beach. They also have a bowling alley there. They have an art gallery over there and the rest of it is residential. Maya Beach stretches from the beach to the lagoon. Maya Beach is a bit smaller than the plantation area. The plantation area is the most upscale place and the next would be Maya
After Maya Beach, going further south is Seine Bight, which is about 10 minutes away from Placencia. Seine Bight is a local Garifuna community in Placencia. There are some expats in Seine Bight, too. Seine Bight is not a new place but in some areas, you will see some new developments like beach resorts that are under construction. There is a huge development in Seine Bight called Cocomo and there are waterfront properties on the southern part of Seine Bight. There are also resorts in Seine Bight such as Robert’s Grove and Laru Beya.
After Seine Bight, there are a several resorts and then as you move down the peninsula of Placencia you will reach the town of Placencia. The town of Placencia is a very beautiful place. It also stretches from the beach to the lagoon. It is the main commercial area of the peninsula.
There is only one main road in the entire peninsula going north and south. Other than the main road, there are small roads branching out of the main road. Most of the businesses are on the main road.
The whole peninsula would only take you a 25-minute drive to travel the whole distance, north and south.