Placencia is a destination in and of itself, with the sea and water activities to the east and reef 19 miles from shore and views of the lagoon and jungle covered mtns to the west, with the 100,000 acre Jaguar Preserve with great hiking trails, waterfalls and river tubing less than a hrs drive; Mayan sites in Mayan villages; caves, zip lines, horses and wildlife. Placencia is a peninsula and is about 12 miles long and has nice hotels, inns, restaurants and shops. The village is quaint and welcoming. Placencia is an old Creole fishing village; Seine Bight a Garifuna village and lots of odds and sods in between and further up. Less developed than Ambergris, different type of beach, walk in swimming and more laid back. Whale sharks are present 3 days before and up to 10 days after the full moon in March, April, May, June and congregate 26 miles off shore, 6 miles beyond the reef. Humbling to see while diving or snorkeling, if they are present when you are there.