Originally built by Doris and Liston Leslie in 1964, Seaspray Hotel is the "First established hotel on the Placencia Peninsula". Catering mainly to Merchant seamen, British soldiers stationed in the area and the occasional true tourist that had stumbled upon this hidden paradise the original hotel had just 4 rooms that shared one bathroom and a kitchen. Forty three years later Seaspray has 20 rooms of varying styles and a beachfront cabana sprawled across this small haven in paradise.
In 1995, Norman, son of Liston and Doris, and his wife Jodie returned from the United States and within a year had taken on the ownership of the family business. They have dedicated themselves, their children and their staff to the care of thousands of visitors to Belize, establishing the renowned DeTatch Seafood Grill & Beach Bar, fostering a reputation for excellent service and a commitment to the environment by using “Green” practices in the day to day running of the hotel. Seapray’s newest addition is a private island getaway at Sky Lark Caye.
Seaspray Hotel is a member of the Belize Hotel Association (BHA), the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and is one of the only hotels on the peninsula to have been a part of the BTB’s Environmental Walk Through program, a pilot project that taught eco-friendly practices to hoteliers.