Robert’s Grove



Overview


Fly Fishing Placencia – Roberts Grove

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Robert’s Grove is a beautifully appointed Hacienda-style Belize beach resort nestled on 22 acres of the finest white sand beach in Placencia Belize. Its ideal location allows guests to be surrounded by Belize’s best attractions- the Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforest & Mayan Ruins. This unique position makes it easy for guests and especially families to choose from a vast array of Belize’s most sought after activities, including diving tours, fly fishing trips, and many more exciting adventures. This Belize beach resort also makes the perfect setting for a memorable Belize wedding or for a romantic honeymoon vacation.

We have the unique ability to please non fishing guests and the avid (or should I say rabid) fly fishing enthusiasts with the unlimited guided fishing that comes with our packages. There is no better place to do both. There is no compromise to either. Over 200 miles of flats, nearby rivers, lagoons, freshwater lakes and the largest reef in the western hemisphere provide great fishing spots and the perfect locations to land your prize winning tarpon, grouper, barracuda, triggerfish, bonefish, and permit. Our award winning guides will ensure that you enjoy the best light tackle, spinning or fly fishing available in Belize. Also, if you would like, we can arrange for a deep sea fishing trip beyond the reef.

To learn more about Robert’s Grove use the tabs across the top of the page “Lodging”, “Fishing”, “Rates”,”Seasons”, “Gallery”, and “Activities” or the overview continues with drop down sections below, just click on one of the bars to open, click it again to close.

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Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

The trip begins in Belize City where you will board a small plane for your 30 minute flight to the town of Placencia in southern Belize. Here you will be greeted by our driver for the final few miles to your resort . The Inn at Robert’s Grove is nestled on fifteen lush acres between the Caribbean Sea and the Placencia Lagoon. The Hacienda-style Inn is situated on the finest white, sandy beach of Placencia. Whether you’re looking for high adventure or a leisurely beach vacation, we’re equipped to make your visit to Placencia and Belize an unforgettable one.
After checking in and getting a quick run down of the grounds, you might want to head to the beach or pool to cool off and work on the tan. You also might want to get your fly rods rigged and ready for tomorrow. Tarpon, bones and permit are out there…

Day or night, take a dip in any of our fresh water swimming pools overlooking the beach. We also have a tennis court, Jacuzzis, canoes, sea kayaks, sailboats, windsurfing boards, fitness equipment and bicycles for guest use. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of our on-property dive shop, fly fishing center, conference center and resort-operated day trips to the rainforest and Maya ruins. We also have an open air massage room and gift shop.

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Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Your guide will meet you in the dining room sometime that evening to go over the next day’s fishing. It might be an early start for tarpon or an 8 am start for bonefish. He will have a good idea of what to expect for weather, tides and fish. If you are planning a dive visit the dive center on the lagoon side to see where you will be going.

In the morning you will get a nice breakfast from the buffet of pastries or ordering from the menu. Lunch is being made and packed in the coolers along with your favorite beverages. If you are not fishing you will get lunch at one of the restaurants or poolside.

Hopefully you will enjoy one of those incredible once in a lifetime days out on the water – maybe even a grand slam! Whether you are fishing, diving, heading out to the ruins or relaxing by the pools you will be ready for dinner. If you look below you will see some sample menus from our restaurants. This is a luxurious trip that can satisfy the search for a grandslam on a fly or a romantic honeymoon retreat. We specialize in trips that are a little of both.


Lodging


Fly Fishing Placencia – Roberts Grove Lodging

There is no better place to dream of tomorrow’s adventures than in one of our luxurious air-conditioned guest rooms and villas, amongst the finest and most diverse Belize accommodations. From an entire private islands to a simple but elegant oceanfront Vista rooms with views of Belize’s Caribbean Sea to ocean view and oceanfront Villas, with spacious interiors and huge terraces, each of our accommodations are just steps from the beach and provide all the comforts and amenities you would expect from a top Caribbean resort.

From a pure hardcore fishing trip to a honeymoon with a day or two of fishing, the variety of accommodations at Roberts Grove will fit almost everyone’s needs.

Use the drop down tabs below to explore the different room options.

Vista Rooms

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

1 room up to 3 people
The first floor rooms have a front entrance and overlook the pool and beach or beach trees and the beach. Second floor rooms have a similar layout to the first floor rooms, though the second floor rooms have cathedral ceilings and front and back doors, rear entrance and rear balcony. Rooms are decorated with handcrafted furniture in native woods, woven fabrics and rugs, Mexican terra cotta tiled floors, jalousie windows, original artwork and antiques.
Placencia Belize accommodations include:

King or twin bed with futon couch for an additional person
Bathroom with shower and hairdryer
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
Private terrace
Safe
Free Wi-Fi
Direct dial telephone
Cable/satellite TV
Work table with chairs
Coffee machine and small refrigerator

Family Vista Rooms

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

2 rooms up to 4 people
Second floor suites have an additional room with bunk beds off the main bedroom (suitable for 2 children). The large private terraces have a direct view of the beach and sea. Rooms are decorated with handcrafted furniture in native woods, woven fabrics and rugs, Mexican terra cotta tiled floors, jalousie windows, original artwork and antiques. Family Classic Vista sleeps 2 adults and 3 kids (under 12 years) or 3 adults.
Belize accommodations include:

King bed with futon couch for an additional person
Additional room with bunk beds
Bathroom with shower and hairdryer
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
Private terrace
Safe
Free Wi-Fi
Direct dial telephone
Cable/satellite TV
Work table with chairs
Coffee machine and small refrigerator

1 Bedroom Suites

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

1 room up to 3 people
The first & second floor oceanfront one bedroom villa suites are 1000 square feet and are very spacious – both of which have breathtaking views of the Caribbean. The living room and bedroom open onto a 16-foot terrace overlooking the beach and ocean. It is decorated with tropical and hardwood furnishings, woven fabrics and rugs, Mexican terra cotta tiled floors, original artwork and antiques. The second floor living room has a cathedral ceiling. A few of the one bedroom villas also have kitchenettes.

Belize villas one bedroom include:

King-sized bed
Bathroom with shower, hairdryer and double sinks
Sofa & futon in living room (Roll away can be requested for an additional person)
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
Porch with chairs (hammocks upon request)
Safe
Free Wi-Fi
Direct Dial Telephone
cable/satellite TV
Work table with chairs
Coffee Maker and small refrigerator

2 Bedroom Suites

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

2 rooms up to 5 people
The oceanfront two-bedroom Villa Suites are 1500 square feet. One bedroom faces the beach, while the second bedroom overlooks a tropical garden. The common living room and master bedroom opens onto a 16-foot terrace that overlooks the beach and ocean. It is decorated with tropical and hardwood furnishings, woven fabrics and rugs, Mexican terra cotta tiled floors, original artwork and antiques. A few of the Belize Villas also have kitchenettes. This Placencia villa sleeps 5 persons.

Belize Villas in Placencia Include:

King bed in master bedroom
Twin beds in second bedroom
Futon and Sofa in living room area (Roll away can be requested for an additional person)
2 full bathrooms with showers, hair dryer and double sinks
Access to outside and to living room is separate for each room
Porch with chairs (hammocks upon request)
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
Private terrace
Safe
Free Wi-Fi
Direct Dial Telephone
Cable/satellite TV
Work table with chairs
Most units have kitchenettes. Others have a coffee machine and small refrigerator

3 Bedroom Suites

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.
3 rooms up to 7 people

The second floor oceanfront three bedroom Villa Suites are 2200 square feet and duplex. The second floor bedrooms include one that faces the beach and one that overlooks a tropical garden. Two bedrooms and the common living room are on the second floor, while the third bedroom is rooftop and is known as the Penthouse Bedroom. The common living room opens onto a 16-foot terrace that overlooks the beach and ocean, however, the Penthouse bedroom has fabulous views of the ocean. It is decorated with tropical and hardwood furnishings, woven fabrics and rugs, Mexican terra cotta tiled floors, original artwork and antiques. The living room and Penthouse bedroom have cathedral ceilings. A few of these Belize Villas also have kitchenettes. This Placencia Villa sleeps 7 persons.

Belize Villas in Placencia includes:

King bed in master bedroom, twin beds in other bedroom and king bed & futon in third bedroom
3 full bathrooms with shower, hair dryer and double sinks
Access to outside and living room is separate for each room
Porch with chairs (hammocks upon request)
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
Private terraces
Safe
Free Wi-Fi
Direct dial telephone
Cable/satellite TV
Work table with chairs
Most units have kitchenettes. Others have a coffee machine and small refrigerator

The Private Islands

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Imagine waking up on a Belize private island with the one you love – no TV, no phones, no internet – only the sun, white sand and turquoise sea beckoning. And, in addition, you can enjoy the best fishing, snorkeling and diving in Belize. Add to this natural setting an island cook who will start your day with a hot breakfast and end it with a romantic dinner featuring authentic Caribbean dishes and perhaps your own freshly caught fish.

Robert’s Grove Beach Resort offers you two locations for Belize private island vacations: Robert’s Caye and Ranguana Caye. Both are privately owned small Caribbean islands distinctive in their individual charms and complete with all-inclusive “Swept Away” packages, designed to make your island visit comfortable and worry-free.

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Robert’s Caye, a Belize private island, is a 1 acre island, just 10 miles from Placencia (1/2 hour by boat), with a small restaurant and bar and four tastefully appointed cabanas built partially over the crystal clear water with stairs that descend directly into the gorgeous Caribbean Sea.

This is one of our two Belize private islands, an ideal setting for honeymooners and sportsmen alike, this “swept away” island paradise is surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea, ideal for swimming (right off your own terrace), snorkeling, and diving. The nearby flats are renowned for fishing as well.

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Ranguana Caye is a two-acre Belize private island which is maintained and managed by Robert’s Grove Beach Resort, Belize’s pre-eminent Placencia resort. Ranguana is located 1⁄2 mile from Belize’s Barrier Reef and only 18 miles (a one hour boat ride) from the Placencia Peninsula, where Robert’s Grove is located. All trips to the amazing Belize private island, departs from the mainland resort.

The caye has three charming, rustic wood cabañas built high on stilts with outside decks that offer cool breezes and breathtaking views. Each cabaña is outfitted with a king size and twin bed and also has a private bathroom. A housekeeper ensures that your room is clean and fresh daily. In addition spectacular meals are served in a large, palapa-covered dining area.
Belize Private Islands Swept Away Package includes:

Roundtrip boat transfer – between Robert’s Grove Marina and Ranguana Caye.
Accommodation in an oceanfront cabana, partially over the sea.
Each cabana is outfitted with a Queen size bed (or twins) & fans.
Full private bathroom with hot and cold running showers, and a private terrace with hammocks.
All meals (American breakfast, lunch and dinner) — at the restaurant or on your private cabana terrace if preferred.
Local Rum, beer and non-alcoholic beverages (Imported brand labels and wines available for additional charge).
Complimentary use of Kayaks and snorkeling gear.
A meeting with diving, fishing, and snorkeling guides or a massage therapist can be arranged upon request.
All applicable taxes and service charge on above.


Fishing


Fly Fishing Placencia – Roberts Grove Fishing

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

The fishing terrain around he lodge is varied and vast. The guides will range east and south depending on the species you want and what the weather dictates. Most of the fishing is within 45 minutes of the lodge but there are some days where an hour trip may be worthwhile as well. The guides will stay out form dawn to dusk until they get you what you want. It is one of the few lodges with guides that almost make you stay out longer than you want. Unlimited time on the water…. nice!

Most of the fishing area is comprised of tiny islands or pancake flats that are almost islands. There are probably over 300 islands out in a 20 mile stretch of water. Most of them have permit nearby. The tarpon areas tend to be on the mainland south of the resort and bonefish are just about everywhere. All in all the best reason to fish here is the permit and tarpon and the fact that the guides stay out so long. There is a bit more travel time to the grounds than at most lodges but the variety that gives you is unbeatable. Add to that the nicest accommodations and cuisine in Belize, the diving, tennis, pools, hot tubs, kayaks, sailboats etc and you can bring everyone in your family and they will think you are a hero.

We can customize the trip around you and your family or friends. If you want to fish every other day and spend the other days with your family it is no problem. There is some excellent snorkeling around some of the permit areas with coral edges teeming with beautiful fish and exotic coral. This keep Lisa busy sometimes when she goes out and tires of staring at permit. She will hop in and snorkel while we pole down the flat. She is happy and so am I, Fly Fishing Heaven Placencia Style.

Species

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Traveling down the coast south you will encounter creeks, rivers, lakes an lagoons that have tarpon fishing year round. The fish range from 5-100 pounds. It is a maze of channels that will have you lost in no time. This type of fishing is best early and late as tarpon are rolling and feeding. Rather than the flats fishing around Ambergris Caye this is less sighting of the body of the fish and more sighting of the surface activity of the fish. It involves a lot of accuracy casting at the mangrove pockets and overhangs. Nothing like a big tarpon slowly finning 50 feet in front of you to get your heart going early in the morning. Who needs the coffee! Traditional tarpon flies or more natural looking bait fish patterns are used. The guides will usually head out for bones or permit as the sun gets a little higher.

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Permit are available year round as well with flats around all the islands in the area. On a fairly calm day you will see permit 100 yards away, on a choppy day they may not show themselves until it is too late. There are more permit the further south you go and the guides may head south towards Punta Gorda if the conditions are right. This is the best permit fishing in the world bar none. Still permit fishing is not exactly fast action. You might cast to 10 permit in a day with not a single bit of interest from any of them while the next day one races 15 feet to gulp it in. There is no explaining the fickleness of these fish. We will see schools of 20 fish as well as singles, double and everything in between.

One thing for sure is that you will see permit. They range from 5-40 pounds throughout the region. Bring some Del’s Merkin in a few different sizes and weights and most successful permit anglers swear they smell glue, so if you tie your own forget the glue. They won’t last as long but it since you are not making a lot of casts they don’t have to. Once hooked these guys are powerful with there wide bodys making them fell much heavier than they are. Permit are the hardest species to catch. Many permit flats are fished by spotting the fish from the boat and then wading to get close. This is possible in the hard flats near Placencia but not the softer one further south. Once you get a permit to the boat it is off to a bonefish ( piece of cake) and then the afternoon tarpon to grab a grand slam.

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.Bonefish are located around certain islands scattered of the coast. They average 3 pounds with some large specimens on the deeper edges with the permit. There is not much wading here and not as many bonefish as there are further north around the Turneffe Islands or Ambergris Caye. None the less it is still excellent bonefishing. The fish seem to be in large schools so it is not uncommon to be able to hook a bunch in an hour once you have located one of these big schools. The singles and doubles along the edges of flats will be the largest fish up to 8 pounds.

Tackle & Gear 1

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Bonefish

Rods: 9 foot 8-9 weight(maybe a 10 on a windy day)

Lines: Floating tropical line

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of backing

Leaders: 9 ft-12 ft leaders with 10-12 lb. flourocarbon tippet

 

Permit

Rods: 9 foot 10 weight

Lines: Floating tropical line

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of backing

Leaders: 9-12 ft leaders with 12-15 lb. flourocarbon tippet

 

Baby Tarpon

Rods: 9 foot 10 weight

Lines: #1 Floating tropical line #2 Floating with clear sink tip

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 20 pound backing

Leaders: 10-12 ft leaders with 25 lb. flourocarbon and 60 lb shock tippet

 

Big Tarpon

Rods: 9 foot 12 weight

Lines: #1 Floating tropical line #2 Intermediate full sinking #3 Floating with clear sink tip

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 45 pound backing

Leaders: 10-12 ft leaders with 30 lb. flourocarbon and 80 lb shock tippet

 

Barracuda/Sharks

bring the wire bite guards!!

 

The Fly List:

Go a little smaller than you might think, better to have too many 8’s than 4’s for the bonefish. Tie a few patterns with just the weight of the eyes as a variable 1 with lead eyes, 1 with chain, 1 with small chain, and 1 with no weight or mono eyes just to make sure you have flies for very skinny water all the way to waist deep water. Presentation seems to be much more important than fly selection. Weed guards will be a plus on the grass flats.

Fly NameColorsSizesQty for a 1
Week Trip
Toad Flychatreuse, olive, tan, purple/black1, 1/012
Cockroachstandard 1/0, 2/04
Black Deathwhite, tan1/0, 2/04
Purple Demonpurple/black1/0, 2/04
Layup tarpon fly brown, chatreuse ,yellow1, 1/06
Enrico's Tarpon StreamerPurple & Black2/04
Enrico's Tarpon PinfishOlive/white3/04
Del's Merkin tan/brown 1/0, 2, 46
Turneffe CrabCream, olive2, 4, 64
Clouser minnowchatr/white 1/0-2/06
Bonefish CLouserassorted4-612
Crazy Charlie
bead eye
pink,white,tan,brw 4, 6, 812
Moe bonefish amber, pink 46
Christmas Island Specialspink, orange6, 818
Gotchastandard4, 6, 812

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)

Rates


Please use the drop down lists below to find the package that suits your needs the most. Any package can be customized to fit your needs, need a 7 night package with three days of fishing – no problem we can do it! Just drop me an email and I will work out the price for you.

Roberts Grove Fishing Prices

Number of nightsNumber of days fishingFishing
2 to a boat, 2 to a room
Fishing
1 to a boat, 1 to a room
Summer pricing June 1- Dec 19
98$3,846$691010% off!
87$3,397$607410% off!
76$2932$523810% off!
65$2,505$440410% off!
54$2,058$356810% off!
43$1532$273210% off!
32$1,085 $189610% off!

Prices Include:
Land Transfers between Placencia Airstrip and the Resort, Accommodations in Air-conditioned Classic Vista Room, All meals minus one Lunch and one Dinner (Meal Plan includes American Breakfast, Lunch, and Full 3 – Course Dinner), guided fishing for the number of fishing days in your package, Fishing Gear: Loaner light tackle and trolling equipment is included. The Fishing Center at Robert’s Grove is stocked with a full supply of fly, spin and trolling rods. We have tackle for spin and trolling equipment and a wide variety of fly fishing tackle, including flies, lines, leaders and tippet material.
Complimentary use of the resort’s three pools, canoes, kayaks, windsurfing boards, fitness equipment & bicycles. All applicable taxes & service charge on above

Prices do not include: Transportation to Placencia, bar tab, fishing license or gratuities for your guide and resort staff

Family Fishing Package Pricing

Roberts Grove Family Fishing Prices

Date Range4 Nights 3 days of fishing
fishing guest
4 Nights 3 days of fishing
Non - fishing guest
7 nights 6 days of fishing
fishing guest
7 nights 6 days of fishing
Non-fishing guest
January 6 - June 1$2,282$763$4,451$1,414
June 1 - December 19$2,201$682$4,217$1,180
December 19-January 6Holiday Pricing -please call or emailHoliday Pricing -please call or emailHoliday Pricing -please call or emailHoliday Pricing -please call or email

A pricing example of a family trip: A 4 night trip for a couple ( one fishes and the other will not meaning one person on the boat only) would be $2282 plus $763 = $3045 per couple! one fisher plus 2 non fishers would be $2282 plus $763 plus $763.

Prices Include: Land Transfers between Placencia Airstrip and the Resort, Accommodations in Air-conditioned Classic Vista Room, All meals minus one Lunch and one Dinner (Meal Plan includes American Breakfast, Lunch, and Full 3 – Course Dinner), 6 full days of guided fishing for the 7nts package; 3 full days of guided fishing for the 4nts, Fishing Gear: Loaner light tackle and trolling equipment is included. The Fishing Center at Robert’s Grove is stocked with a full supply of fly, spin and trolling rods. We have tackle for spin and trolling equipment and a wide variety of fly fishing tackle, including flies, lines, leaders and tippet material.
Complimentary use of the resort’s three pools, canoes, kayaks, windsurfing boards, fitness equipment & bicycles. All applicable taxes & service charge on above
Prices do not include: Transportation to Placencia, bar tab, fishing license or gratuities for your guide and resort staff

Rest and Relax Package Pricing

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Rest and Relax Package Rates

NUMBER OF
NIGHTS
LODGING
PER PERSON
DOUBLE
OCCUPANCY
PER PERSON
SINGLE
OCCUPANCY
3$1195$1420
4$1450$1750
5$1705$2080
6$1960$2410
7$2215$2740
8$2470$3070
9$2725$3400
10$2880$3630
11$3035$3860
12$3190$4090
13$3345$4320
14$3500$4550

Prices Include: round trip air transportation from Belize City to the lodge, Boat transfer from the airstrip to the lodge, three meals a day, guided fishing each day ( for fishing packages), unlimited use of all amenities of the resort, including canoes, kayaks, gym, wifi, and bicycles. It includes an open bar for all Belizean beer, Belizean soft drinks and Belizean alcohol ( rum). It also includes all taxes. Prices quoted are in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Imported alcoholic beverages, fishing license or gratuities for your guide and resort staff

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Seasons



Placencia Fishing Calendar

MonthBonefishPermitTarponSnookReef Fish
JanuaryGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellent/Good
FebruaryGood/ExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellent/Good
MarchGood/ExcellentExcellentGoodFairExcellent/Good
AprilGood/ExcellentExcellentGood/ExcellentFairExcellent
MayExcellentExcellentExcellentFairExcellent
JuneExcellentGood/ExcellentExcellentFairExcellent
JulyExcellentGood/ExcellentExcellentFairExcellent
AugustExcellentGood/ExcellentExcellentFairExcellent/Good
SeptemberExcellentGoodGoodFairE/Good
OctoberExcellentGoodGoodGoodGood/Fair
NovemberGood/ExcellentFairGoodGoodGood/Fair
DecemberGoodFairGoodFairExcellent

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Activities


Fly Fishing Placencia – Roberts Grove Activities

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Roberts Grove Beach Resort is the perfect place to begin your exploration of all that Belize has to offer. Located on the coast of the Placencia peninsula, we can arrange various Belize tours ranging from diving, snorkeling, fishing, cave and mayan ruin tours, horseback riding, kayaking, or wildlife tours. We operate all of our own tours and will get you started on the adventure of your choice. With all these options you will certainly find a new excursion that you and your family will enjoy everyday while you’re here.

Activitys available

Diving

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Dive into the wonders of the magnificent Barrier Reef of Belize. The PADI 5 Star Dive Center at Robert’s Grove stands ready to guide you through this remarkable underwater paradise with multitudes of Gorgonian fan corals, enormous sponges, hundreds of colorful fish, sheer coral-encrusted walls and the wondrous Palegics.

As our experienced PADI Divemaster will show you, Placencia is the springboard to some of the best Belize scuba diving. The reason is that as the edge of the Barrier Reef comes south along the coast of Belize, it separates itself further and further from the mainland. The result is a broad expanse of coral reef with channels going down from 90 to 110 feet, but rising abruptly into shoals and cayes providing many nearby SCUBA locations. At last official count there are a minimum of 20 named dive sites in the southern waters of Belize, off Placencia.

The PADI 5 Star Dive Center at Robert’s Grove has state-of-the-art Oceanic equipment and a fleet of dive boats, including a 48-foot Pro Dive Boat with 3 engines and combined 1100 horsepower.
BELIZE SCUBA DIVING TOUR DETAILS:

Time: 9 am and returning late afternoon
Description: Scuba Diving off Belize’s magnificent Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Our PADI 5 Star Dive Center will take you on a two-tank dive in one of our dive boats that you’ll never forget. A picnic lunch or barbeque on an island, will give you time to relax between dives.
Daily 2 Tank Nitrox (Enriched Air) also available
Includes: 2 tanks, weights and gear
Does not include: cost of lunch and park fees
Minimum: 6 people

Whale Shark Dive/Snorkel

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

The Belize Whale Shark season from April to June when allows these majestic animals to be observed at the Gladden Area by divers. Mutton and Cuberra snapper spawn here every year during the full moon, and the giant whale sharks come from far away to feed on the spawn and to mate.

Despite their size, whale sharks are remarkably gentle and curious. The whale shark’s gentle nature makes swimming with them a special treat for divers and snorkelers. It is common on a Belize Whale Shark diving trip to see schools of snapper in the thousands with whale sharks passing through them. Divers will likely see these creatures very close, but they are not allowed to chase, ride, touch, or otherwise disturb the Whale Sharks. Looking to spend a few days diving? Check out our Whale Shark Diving Package.
BELIZE WHALE SHARK DIVING DETAILS:

Dates: Winter 2011 – April 14 to April 27 and May 14 to May 27
and Summer 2011 – June 12 to June 26.
Description: Two tanks dive at Gladden Split Marine Reserve.
Includes: Picnic lunch and gear
Minimum: 8 people

Snorkeling

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Robert’s Grove has its own fleet of boats and professional guides ready to take you on an unforgettable Belize snorkeling adventure. We’ll whisk you away to Belize’s Barrier Reef (the second largest in the world) and the many beautiful cayes nearby, such as Laughing bird Caye National Park. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch at Robert’s Caye, our very own white sandy island where the only inhabitants- a family of osprey – will greet you. There may even be time for fishing on your Belize snorkeling trip.
BELIZE SNORKELING TOUR DETAILS

Description: Snorkeling off our very own boat. Our licensed guides will show you the wonders of the reef and the many beautiful cayes that dot the Caribbean waters off our white, sandy beach.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people

Monkey River Tour

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

This Belize river tour takes you to the South of Placencia to Monkey River, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Much of Monkey River has been declared a Special Conservation Area, with howler monkeys and toucans in the forest, and manatees at the mouth of the river. We’ll take you up the Monkey River by boat. You’ll be able to hike over newly cut trails in the rainforest and get a close-up view of the many animals that call this fascinating river home. Lunch at a local restaurant in Monkey River Town is an extra treat.
BELIZE RIVER TOUR DETAILS

Description: Glide up the Monkey River by boat and hike over newly cut trails in the rainforest to get a close-up view of the Howler Monkeys, rare birds, crocodiles, and iguanas who call this fascinating river home.
Includes: Lunch at a local restaurant
Minimum: 6 people

Belize Wildlife Sanctuary & Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve 4

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

For the real adventurous, wanting to experience Belize wildlife at firsthand, to the north lies the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary or Jaguar Reserve, the world’s first protected area set aside to preserve the greatest cat in the new world – the jaguar. While you will be lucky to spot the great cat, you will experience his habitat of a tropical rainforest. Our guide will point out medicinal plants and herbs, animal life and habitats. You can also swim under the waterfall and go river tubing.
BELIZE WILDLIFE TOUR DETAILS

Description: Explore the world’s first Jaguar Preserve. Our experienced guide will lead you through the hiking trails, pointing out medicinal plants and herbs, animal life and habitats. You can also swim under the waterfall and go river tubing.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people

Lubaantun Mayan Ruin & Cave Swimming

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Description: Visit the Maya Ruin site of Lubaantun and then hike to the caves of Blue Creek, where you will go cave swimming.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people

Mayan Ruins of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

The Belize Mayan Ruins of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit lie to the south in the beautiful Toledo District and are reachable by road from Robert’s Grove. Lubaantun is the largest Mayan site in Toledo sitting high on a ridge above a valley cut by the Columbia River. Nim Li Punit is a ceremonial center with splendid views of 25 stelae, 8 of them carved.
BELIZE MAYAN RUINS TOUR DETAILS

Description: Explore Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit, the two Maya Ruin Sites to our south in the beautiful Toledo District.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people

Kayaking

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Description: A 3 1/2 -hour guided Kayak trip down the South Stann Creek River where you will observe pristine countryside and wildlife.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people

Horseback Riding

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Experience Belize horseback riding through the magnificent rainforest. Robert’s Grove offers the only Horseback Riding tour available in southern Belize at Little Bill Hill Ranch. Located in San Roman Village (a 25 minute trip from Robert’s Grove), Little Bill Hill is an 1800 acre Ranch with 10 miles of riding trails through untouched rainforest and open fields. Ranch hands lead riders on ranch horses over pristine trails while our experienced tour guides point out the varied flora and fauna that exist in this extraordinary jungle setting.
BELIZE HORSEBACK RIDING DETAILS

Description: Located in San Roman Village (a 25 minute trip from Robert’s Grove), Little Bill Hill is an 1800 acre Ranch with 10 miles of riding trails through untouched rainforest and open fields. Ranch hands lead riders on ranch horses over pristine trails while our experienced tour guides point out the varied flora and fauna that exist in this extraordinary jungle setting.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people

Manatee Watching

Fly Fishing Placencia for bonefishng permit and tarpon from Roberts Grove.

Description: Manatee Watching is no further than our own backyard in the beautiful Placencia Lagoon. A guided boat ride will take you through lush mangrove, home to incredible local wildlife.
Includes: Picnic lunch
Minimum: 6 people


Travel


Fly Fishing Placencia – Roberts Grove Travel Tips

Air:

You will need to fly into Belize City, Belize (Airport code: BZE)

Arriving in Belize:

To enter the country of Belize, US citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within 90 days of arrival and a return airline ticket. US citizens are allowed to stay for 30 consecutive days.Other nationalities should check with their consulate.

Roberts Grove is in Placencia, about a 30 minute flight from Belize City. The cost of this flight is a little less than $200 at this writing and we can arrange this for you. Assuming you have arranged a flight follow these steps:
When you arrive at the Belize International Airport, proceed through Immigration, collect your bags and continue through Customs. The Customs line to the far right has a green sign that states “No Goods to Declare.” Proceed to this line.

Timing:

We have flights scheduled after each major flight that comes in from the states, so plan to arrive anytime and we’ll get you there. If your flight is delayed Tropic Air will put you on the very next flight.

Local Transfer Flight to Placencia:

After clearing Customs please continue into the Main Terminal and to the Tropic Air counter. You will find your tickets waiting for you under your last name.

Your trip begins with a quick, scenic 30-minute flight to Placencia where the driver fromRoberts Grove will meet you for the short drive to the resort.

NOTE: If you miss your flight connection, you will automatically be placed on the next available flight. If your International flight has been extremely delayed and you are not scheduled to arrive until after 5:00pm, please call Tropic Air to reschedule your flight. In the US or Canada call: 1-800-422-3435 In Belize call: 011-501-226-2012

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)



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