We’re Brian and Brenda Montgomery – owners of Sirenian Bay Resort and Villas.
Sirenian Bay started with a vision for a dream vacation home. Manatee Villa was built in 2017 to fulfill that dream – a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Belize, while creating memories with family and friends.
This story has been a long time in the making. In fact, it goes all the way back to 2003, when Brian received a life-changing diagnosis.
When you learn you have Stage 4 cancer and are given just six months to live, you begin to reflect on the things that are important to you.
For us it was family and loved ones first and foremost – and the wonderful experiences we could share together. It was during that trying time when the idea of a beachside retreat came to us. Wouldn’t it be splendid to have an idyllic island getaway to share with our loved ones?
But our dream seemed just that – a dream.
Brian was undergoing treatment, and we were fighting with all that we had to hold on to him.
One evening, with the lyrics of the Beach Boys’ Kokomo washing over us, we made a bold decision. We’d fight through this, and when Brian was well enough, we’d pack up our things and begin exploring the beauty of the Caribbean.
That day finally came, and we were off to Jamaica and then Aruba shortly thereafter.
Sitting on those postcard-perfect beaches was a turning point for us. Life was a gift. How could we spend it doing anything other than what we loved, with the people we loved, in the setting we loved?
We had to make our dream a reality, no matter how challenging the path needed to get there.
Years passed, and life intervened, but that dream was always in front of us, guiding us along.
Then one year our travels took us to one of the most charming, relaxing beautiful place we’d ever seen.
The stunning golden beaches of Placencia, Belize.
With its perfect weather, gorgeous setting and wonderful people, Placencia captured our hearts like nowhere else. We knew we’d found the setting for our dream.
It was absolutely worth the journey we’d taken to get there, and we think you’ll agree.
After we finished Manatee Villa, the vision grew – and we wanted more people to experience the beauty of the Placencia Peninsula. Sirenian Bay began to take shape from a vision to a reality!
From foundations to furnishings, every aspect of Sirenian Bay has been crafted for spending time with loved ones – for relaxing, connecting and making memories together.
Luxurious, comfortable accommodations, abundant amenities, and access to all the adventures of Belize make Sirenian Bay the ideal center of your Belize vacation.
In 2018, Seahorse Villa and Turtle Villa were renovated and updated, then opened to guests. In 2019, Inky’s Mini Golf and Inky’s 19th Hole Bar & Grill will open at Sirenian Bay. In 2020, we’ll open the seven bungalows, resort pool, and Snooty’s Bar.
It’s Caribbean-luxury at it’s best, a private boutique experience that’s a true home away from home in one of the most relaxing settings the world has to offer.
But this isn’t just about coming in and building another resort. We love the Village of Placencia and her people. The relationships we’ve built with local business owners have turned into lifelong friendships. We sponsor the Placencia Bull Sharks, a men’s soccer team, and love to watch them play. We enjoy being in the Village and getting to know the people who call Placencia home. We’re committed to offering you an un-BELIZE-able vacation experience but doing it in a way that supports the local economy and environment in a positive way.
We’re delighted to have you join our family and become a part of our story.
So take a look around – and make your plans. Because we can’t wait for you to arrive!
– Brian and Brenda Montgomery
p.s. If you’d like to learn more about Brian’s inspiring story, you can pick up a copy of his book The Nice Entrepreneur: How Leading from the Heart Can Make All the Difference.