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Westwind Hotel


Hotel Description
At Westwind, the carefully designed building ensures that each room catches the breeze and has a view of the sea. Each standard room has a private bath, hot water, refrigerator and reading lamp. All units have air conditioning. The central lobby is tastefully decorated with local woods and artwork, providing a spacious area for socializing or reading one of the paperbacks from the library. The beachfront palapa with hammocks also makes a relaxing hang-out spot. Whether you want a little interaction or a lot, Westwind has ample space for both.

History & Owners
George Westby?s family vacationed in Placencia when he was growing up. He went into the hotel business in 1990 when he designed and built this hotel himself, although he laughs and says that it took him 7 years to build. He cleverly named the accommodation by combining ?West," from his last name and ?wind? because of the strong wind that comes from the east, but travels west. Even the paint is ?Westwind? blue. George is a character, a talker, an innovative person and a great storyteller. Lisa Westby adds an extra touch to the hotel with her love of plants and her easy-going personality. She is cultivating a tropical garden of vegetables and orchids in back of the hotel. She is also a wonderfully-creative cook!


Air ConditioningFan in Room
Private BathHot Water
Phone on SiteInternet on Site
Children Allowed


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
On the Caribbean Sea, Placencia Village
From the BTIA Office at the gas station, walk up the main sidewalk for a few minutes and you will see the sign on the right. Turn and follow the cement path to the hotel. The main entrance is actually closest to the sea, and so just follow the cement sidewalk around to the front.

Local Flavor

Cashew Fruit Pie
Cashew Fruit Salsa
Craboo Fruit Shake
Shrimp Cocktail


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Name: Lisa Westby
Telephone: ++(501) 523-3255
Mailing Address:
General Delivery
Placencia Village
Stann Creek District

  • Palapa with hammocks on the beach
  • Owner is a storyteller & hospitable
  • Location

Price Range in US $
$61 to $99
Seasonal Rates Available
Group Rates Negotiable
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Travelers Check
By phone or email
# of Units
7 - 12
Can Accommodate
up to 25 Guests

  • On-site library
  • Coffee served every morning between 6:30-9 am
  • Enjoy a garden of over 60 orchids (15 genus) on site
  • Vacation rental (non-Toucan Trail) also available
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