Hotels Near Portofino Restaurant In San Pedro

4.5/5Excellent5 Reviews
1.32km from Portofino Restaurant
We just got back from celebrating our 20th anniversary at this little gem in beautiful Belize. We cannot say enough good things about this resort, and absolutely hope to return. The resort is beautiful and extremely well maintained. It is a low key boutique setting with a relaxed island vibe and an emphasis on service and attention to detail. We stayed in a seaside casita and the view from our room was spectacular. Loved the nightly turn down service and the romantic, caribbean themed rooms. Other than the view and overall relaxing ambiance of the resort, highlights included a 1/2 day of reef fishing (where the chef prepares what you catch) and a resort snorkel trip to the marine preserve and shark ray alley. Fabulous snorkeling included multiple spotted eagle rays, an eel, nurse sharks and endless beautiful fish and coral. The staff at Matachica is top notch - attentive, friendly, and always smiling. We thought we would venture out and try other island restaurants, but we wound up eating almost every meal at the Mambo restaurant onsite because it was just that good. Delicious happy hour cocktails at Danny's Tree Bar capped off every afternoon. The resort's slogan that "the world can wait" perfectly sums up our experience at this tiny slice of paradise!
FromUS$225
4.1/5Very Good10 Reviews
3.6km from Portofino Restaurant
Absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. We made it through customs faster than expected and Tropic Air called ahead to Las Terrazas to let them know that we'd be arriving 1 hour earlier than expected. 2 gentlemen greeted us upon landing immediately and pulled a van around for us while handling our luggage. They drove us up town about 8 minutes to a dock where we were transferred on board a speedboat, luggage loaded by the staff. A short 6 minute boat road over to Las Terrazas dock where we were again immediately greeted with a cold towel to wipe away the travel before enjoying a freshly made rum punch. Checkin was quick and easy and our room was perfect as requested. The room itself was spacious and comfortable including thermostat temps! Beds were extremely comfortable. The staff at Las Terrazas is absolutely AMAZING. Unbelievably helpful and extremely friendly catering to every need. The food from O Restaurant was delicious and we tried almost everything! Golf cart rental on site made for a fun and unique adventure into San Pedro. My wife and I enjoyed a private romantic dinner the evening that we arrived and we could not have been more pleased with how the staff set it up. We'll remember it forever! This resort only has 34 units so it is small and quiet, and you feel catered to all day, every day. I would give it 10 stars if I could. Definitely come here!
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4.3/5Excellent10 Reviews
7.78km from Portofino Restaurant
I read a lot of reviews of hotels for San Pedro and opted for Tres Cocos. I was not disappointed. The rooms are effectively apartments with large kitchen area and all the facilities you would need, separate bedroom and bathroom and generally really spacious. It also had a great pool area. With a lot of hotels in San Pedro you can’t actually go into the sea from the beachfront due to seeweed, but you can hire a golf buggy and drive to secret beach for that. Staff were really friendly and there is a bar (Dog House) on site which was great where you can get food. The staff at the Dog House are amazing and so friendly - they made my trip. Also next door to the hotel is the Dive bar for more food and drink and also they have a diving/snorkelling centre. The hotel is north of San Pedro and you will need a golf cart or taxi to get into the centre of town, but just further north of the hotel are plenty of bars and restaurants which were great.
FromUS$137
4.4/5Excellent10 Reviews
8.26km from Portofino Restaurant
First, I can confirm a number of things that previous reviewers wrote - 1. There is not much, if any, marine life in the lagoon over which the hotel is built. I spent hours looking through that silly window in the floor looking for fish in 2-3 inches of water but it was not happening 2. There seems to be a different experience (and treatment from hotel staff) staying in the cabanas as opposed to the main building. Second, the location is nice. It is a different experience and vibe than San Pedro and it is an opportunity to stay at an overwater hotel at an affordable price. Third, and most significant, the service ranges from indifferent to just plain bad. We had emailed the hotel several times before arriving and, in some cases, had to wait weeks for terse one word answers. The first thing that you see when you arrive is not a sign welcoming you, but a sign telling you in big letters what you will be charged extra for (lost key fees, etc). Nobody really says "good morning" "how is your stay" etc. When you ask for something, the answer is never "yes, no problem." Not exactly what you expect from a resort. The main building has paper thin walls and the front desk is right outside your room so no privacy. One afternoon, I was trying to take a nap and could not because hotel staff was having a very loud conversation in the lobby which I could hear distinctly in my room. I came out and asked them to please keep it down and did not even get a "I'm sorry" - just got a sullen "o.k." There were multiple power outages during our three night stay and they do not have a backup generator. The restaurant.....don't even bother. The cook could not be disturbed from watching his tv show to make our lunch and when he finally did us a favor after 20 minutes and put it on the stove, it was the soggiest and worst fish and chips I have ever eaten. The milk was cloudy and bad and when we pointed out that it was bad, all the chef could do was express incredulity that we put tea in milk as opposed to actually throwing the milk out. In short, this place is definitely something different which I really wanted to experience, but it did not live up to my expectations and the staff was just unpleasant.
FromUS$90
4.3/5Excellent13 Reviews
8.66km from Portofino Restaurant
We just spent a week at Aquavista, Dee and Wayo are so accomodating and helpful. You become family when you arrive. The rooms are simple and clean and have everything you need. Check in is super easy and quick and when we moved in to the room we where happy to see that they provided water for us so we could rehydrate after the long day of travel. Most places you have to run out and grab all your groceries when you first arrive but they even provided the first mornings coffee which is super nice when you arrive later in the evening. Our son slept on the pull out bed, which are usually uncomfy but this one he said was super comfortable. Sitting on the balcony for morning coffee you get an amazing view of the sunrise and the unobstructed view of the Caribbean. We enjoyed sitting in the front and sun tanning and playing cornhole. We would run across the beach road and grab drinks at Wayos to bring back and enjoy while hanging out. Wayo even took some time out of his busy day to come play a few games with us. Dee and Wayo where always available if we needed anything. They hooked us up with Alex to go out fishing, snorkelling and bbq on the beach which was the highlight of the trip. What we really loved about staying at Aquavista was that we could watch the action go by or we could go out and enjoy it being close to many areas to eat and drink we really could have gone gone without a cart for the whole week and just rented one when we wanted to go explore.
FromUS$134
4.1/5Very Good10 Reviews
8.69km from Portofino Restaurant
This place was wonderful! It is right on the beach and within walking distance to at least 15 bars and restaurants, all the hot spots on the water. The maids were very sweet and efficient. They have a pool and a bar. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
FromUS$98
4.7/5Outstanding11 Reviews
8.77km from Portofino Restaurant
The price is higher
FromUS$65
4.5/5Excellent5 Reviews
9.15km from Portofino Restaurant
Wow! I can't say enough nice things about this place! As a solo female traveler, and with it being my first time to Belize/San Pedro, I was very particular about where to stay as location and safety were important. I was a bit of a pain because of some last minute plans and they were so accommodating for me. I planned to travel here from Caye Caulker for 2 nights and ended up meeting new friends and staying an extra night in Caye Caulker instead of heading to San Pedro. It was absolutely no problem and they allowed me to check in the next day. This was my first time in a hostel setting so I opted for the private room and bathroom to acclimate a bit. The location was perfect, walkable from the water taxi terminals though golf cart rentals were plentiful nearby. Within walking distance to several great bars and restaurants like Palapa Bar, Estel's and Wahoos. Access was a little confusing as the actual rooms are behind the Sandbar lobby area but an employee pointed me to the correct location. The room was beautiful! It looked like it had some recent updates and was extremely spacious. It included a small kitchenette with a few bowls and plates, utensils, coffee cups and a coffeemaker. A tall hutch to hang clothes which also included a warm blanket which was nice since this room had phenomenal air conditioning. The bathroom was also spacious and the water pressure was awesome, as well as the temperature. There was a shared patio space with a few chairs and not much of a view of the island, but overlooked the amenities of the courtyard and small pool below. The walls were thin so you could hear your neighbors but no one was too rowdy and the shared spaces in the courtyard were nice if you wanted a change of scenery from hanging out in your room. They were doing some kind of repair nearby and a yappy dog made for a bit of morning noise but not a huge deal. I was given a bracelet which allowed for discounts at certain places which was a great and unexpected touch. I was also provided with a binder full of information for my stay. Sandbar had great drinks and a late-night menu and I got to talk to some really cool guests and the bartender was awesome. They have a dock area across a sandy path equipped with chairs and tubes to float in, which was great to hang out and watch the water. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the perfect place for my short stay in San Pedro. I will definitely be back so that I can explore more and take advantage of all of these great amenities.
FromUS$75
4.3/5Excellent10 Reviews
9.15km from Portofino Restaurant
We stayed in their apartment, which is located on the upper floor of the adjacent building right at the street corner. It has big bedrooms, good size bathroom, kitchen and livingroom as well as a nice size patio. Unfortunately, they skimped a little on furniture and general equipment. So there's only a table with 4 (rather uncomfortable) chairs on the patio + a hammock. Not ideal if you want to hang out and read a book or hang cloth/towls to dry etc. The living room is fine, but we didn't use that one much anyway. The kitchen is lacking a lot of things. We hardly had enough cutlery for the four of us, so you better don't plan on cooking much more than toast and eggs... The plentyful storage in the kitchen is mostly empty... The apartment is in an excellent location, basically everything can be reached on foot. There is a supermarket at only 100 m distance, the beach is right in front with access to other spots (without having to use the go-cart-heavy roads). The Sandbar themselves have a Bar/Restaurant, a small (really small) pool, an outdoor kitchen for everyone to use, free water, bath and beach towls as well as a deck on the water with beach chairs, tubes in the water and even a food/beverage service. Everyone was very relaxed and friendly and we really enjoyed our time here!
FromUS$18
4.5/5Excellent10 Reviews
9.21km from Portofino Restaurant
We stayed her for New Years and loved our time here! The staff was super friendly, we could walk everywhere but we had a golf cart (easy to park). Nice breakfast was included in the price, different each day. Great deal for what we paid! We will be back!
FromUS$140
4.5/5Excellent10 Reviews
9.22km from Portofino Restaurant
We have been coming to San Pedro for 19 years.I've always stayed at tradewinds Paradise Villa would not stay anywhere else. Every one of the staff treats us like family. The facilities are very clean and nice and always kept up. Enjoy seeing Juan every morning raking the sand in front of the condo and cutting down coconuts from the tree as needed. During our last visit we needed to see a dentist and Emmanuel and Bill helped us find a very professional efficient dentist. Speaking of medical needs dr. Dan is right across the street from tradewinds Paradise Villa and is very good at treating tourist. during our last visit there was a tsunami warning the staff at tradewinds Paradise villas came around to be sure everyone knew what to do in case the tsunami really came. They are concerned about their client safety and well-being. Keep up the great work and excellent service you provide hope to see you next year for our 20th visit!!!!!
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4/5Very Good10 Reviews
9.42km from Portofino Restaurant
My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Hotel, San Pedro, 30 years ago and we decided it was time to go back. Things have really changed on Ambergris Caye since that first visit, including a larger Holiday Hotel, but our appreciation for the hotel - still great. This hotel is on the beach, a 3 minute walk from the airport, and very near to everything you need - dining, drinks, water adventures, strolls on the beach - aaah. Our room was fine - a queen main bed and 2 twin beds, which allowed us to unpack and stay unpacked. The patio was great - beautiful sunrises over the Caribbean, lots off people watching, viewing all of the activity on the water, and Belikin beer and Ceviche every evening. The restaurant and bar were quite handy and the staff were very accommodating. They helped us arrange our water adventures and responded to our every request.
FromUS$108

Hotels Near Portofino Restaurant In San Pedro Review

4.4/510 Reviews
We jumped on a very last min. trip to Belize with our local dive shop when another couple had to cancel. Thankfully it all worked out lovely we have been here for 5 days. The diving is amazing and this hotel has been a wonderful addition to the trip. The staff at the front desk, to the pool and groundsmen and Ophelia who serves us most of our meals is fantastic. This is my 2nd trip to Belize, 1st for my husband and we will definitely be back with our children. Cleanliness and covid procedures are in place everywhere. We feel very safe, probably safer then back home in CO where the numbers are rising. It was great that breakfast and lunch were included at the Blue Water Grill on the property. It is super close walk from the airport to the Sun Breeze Hotel and the dive shop is on location as well. Perfect dive vacation staying here!
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FromUS$167
4.3/513 Reviews
We just spent a week at Aquavista, Dee and Wayo are so accomodating and helpful. You become family when you arrive. The rooms are simple and clean and have everything you need. Check in is super easy and quick and when we moved in to the room we where happy to see that they provided water for us so we could rehydrate after the long day of travel. Most places you have to run out and grab all your groceries when you first arrive but they even provided the first mornings coffee which is super nice when you arrive later in the evening. Our son slept on the pull out bed, which are usually uncomfy but this one he said was super comfortable. Sitting on the balcony for morning coffee you get an amazing view of the sunrise and the unobstructed view of the Caribbean. We enjoyed sitting in the front and sun tanning and playing cornhole. We would run across the beach road and grab drinks at Wayos to bring back and enjoy while hanging out. Wayo even took some time out of his busy day to come play a few games with us. Dee and Wayo where always available if we needed anything. They hooked us up with Alex to go out fishing, snorkelling and bbq on the beach which was the highlight of the trip. What we really loved about staying at Aquavista was that we could watch the action go by or we could go out and enjoy it being close to many areas to eat and drink we really could have gone gone without a cart for the whole week and just rented one when we wanted to go explore.
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FromUS$134
4/510 Reviews
My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Hotel, San Pedro, 30 years ago and we decided it was time to go back. Things have really changed on Ambergris Caye since that first visit, including a larger Holiday Hotel, but our appreciation for the hotel - still great. This hotel is on the beach, a 3 minute walk from the airport, and very near to everything you need - dining, drinks, water adventures, strolls on the beach - aaah. Our room was fine - a queen main bed and 2 twin beds, which allowed us to unpack and stay unpacked. The patio was great - beautiful sunrises over the Caribbean, lots off people watching, viewing all of the activity on the water, and Belikin beer and Ceviche every evening. The restaurant and bar were quite handy and the staff were very accommodating. They helped us arrange our water adventures and responded to our every request.
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FromUS$108
3/55 Reviews
Very friendly and accommodating! Super clean room, fast WiFi, powerful AC, and hot water, towels and toilet paper. The shower had hot water and great water pressure! The toilet worked great and I was impressed with the room overall- especially for the price! The refrigerator and microwave and cable tv were a plus also! Right in town- close to boat tax and walking distance to the park and even Tropic and Maya. The room was very comfortable and safe, with the staff always available. The cleaning lady was very pleasant, and sweet too. It was exactly what I needed for this trip, and I am thankful for the friendly office personnel.
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FromUS$50
4.4/510 Reviews
The location is great, right near the beach and central,park. The hotel grounds lovely with lots of relaxing outdoor areas. Restaurants nearby and close walk to ferry terminals / water taxis. Staff friendly and helpful. If you book directly with the hotel’s website you can pick the exact room you want. Rooms themselves quite small and basically furnished. But most of the time you are only there to sleep. Thera are many outdoor areas to relax in. We were on the third floor that had enormous deck with ocean views, outdoor cooking with fridge, lounges and hammocks. We made use of this area. If you are after something basic that is close to everything than I can recommend, but not something for a romantic get away.
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FromUS$68
4/510 Reviews
This resort in right on the ocean, inside the barrier reef, with great views of sunrise. The cabanas are clean, efficient, convenient. They are not luxury rooms, but ideal for the location. The pool is clean and generally well kept. The restaurant/bar is on the other side of the fence separating the two, reasonably priced and good food. Access to all tour activities is only a few steps away, either north or south along the waterfront. The major attraction for us, having booked for a full month, was the overwhelming friendliness of all the staff including the neighbourhood at large. We felt absolutely at home. For that reason alone we would return. Marcie looked after our room every day, and saw to our every need. She was gracious, warm, friendly, and efficient. People you interact with usually make or break a holiday, and Marcie and the whole staff truly made this holiday.
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FromUS$129
4.5/55 Reviews
Ambergris Sunset Hotel is a little sugar pink room only place in the centre of San Pedro. Tucked away down a quiet street the hotel offers spotless rooms, good aircon, comfy beds and free morning coffee. The small pool and loungers / chairs are a welcome addition and the rooftop terrace is a lovely spot to watch the sunset. It is astonishingly good value for money and I simply loved the location smack bang in SanPedro but so tranquil to retreat too. San Pedro is all hustle and bustle and as you arrive on the plane you can see the condos and hotels stretching out from the town, but Ambergris Sunset was much more my thing than a swim up bar and wall to wall food. A cuter, more well located and friendlier little place would be hard to find but it was the helpfulness of the owner Miguel that really stands out. On arrival from two nights on the mainland where I had started with what turned out to be a kidney infection. Miguel picked us up from the airport and took me straight to the Drs. On arrival the surgery was closed so he called the Dr who came off his lunch early to see me. Miguel waited for me, took me to the pharmacy and then back to the hotel. He went beyond what could be asked of any hotel owner and what could have been a frightening prospect was a simple and efficient affair. Three more visits to the Drs for some antibiotic shots, a week of tablets and a distinct lack of margaritas didn’t damped my stay one bit. Thank you Miguel! As an aside should anyone find themselves under the weather in Dan Pedro they would be wise to go and see Dr Daniel Gonzales at Hope clinic. Dr Daniel and his team took very good care of me, they saved my trip. I was quite unwell whenI arrived but with the prompt treatment I received as I was right as rain within 36 hours.
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FromUS$48
4.5/55 Reviews
We have been visiting San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in Belize since 2007. In 2014 we discovered Isla Bonita Yacht Club (or Yacht Club) and stay there every year. We were just there in Feb 2020. Staff is great - Beth does a great job as does Betty and Debbie and Hari and all the other great staff members who take care of our condo and grounds which are always well kept. If you scuba dive the best dive operation is on the Yacht Club pier. Enes and Everett own Belize Diving Adventures and can take care of all your tour excursions in addition to great diving. The Yacht Club is located close to airport and short walk to center of San Pedro. They will hook you up with an excellent golf cart rental if you want some fun exploring Ambergris Caye - which you will want to do. Anyway, my wife and I love the Yacht Club and will be returning soon. Have fun in Belize!! Broc and Susan
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FromUS$152
4.4/510 Reviews
We had planned this trip almost a year in advance based on the final college spring break for our youngest. Looked all over Ambergris for places to stay, and kept coming back to Ramon's based on location, amenities, and the best beach in that section of San Pedro. I loved the fact our rooms didn't have TV and we got to completely escape the rest of the world for a week. Our non-diver took full advantage of the beach, while the other three of us (all divers) enjoyed the local diving. I'm usually not one who makes use of resort restaurants, but quite frankly Pineapple's is just as good as anyplace else in San Pedro, and the prices are very competitive (if not cheaper). We booked breakfast as part of our room, and also ate dinner there twice. Not only do they have a vegan menu for each meal, but they have a vegan menu with multiple choices. Breakfast was excellent ... I got to try something different every day, and I miss their Fry Jacks. And they're very flexible ... my daughter had the banana pancake special on Wednesday, and then asked if they would make that for her Thursday and Friday as well (even though it wasn't on the menu). Yup, no problem. We did not book dives with our room, but went with the "a la carte" option to go when we wanted ... and we never dove in the same spot twice. Additionally, we were the only two divers going out on one of their 2 PM boats and they still took us ... the next day there were just 4 of us at the same time, compared to the 9 AM and 11:30 AM boats which tend to be more crowded. Our divemaster the entire week was Raul ... relatively young, but very experienced and competent. The boat crews were also very competent and professional ... several days we had wind and some rough seas and they handled it all with no major issues. On one day we were off-island, the winds were bad enough they decided to cancel local diving the next day ... Rick (the dive shop manager) had not seen us and left a message in our room so we wouldn't miss out on one of their off-island 3-tank trips. And that's indicative of the entire staff (dive shop, restaurant, spa, front desk, maintenance, housekeeping, etc). Very friendly, easy to talk to you, very knowledgeable and very attentive. Don't let the room prices scare you away ... yes, it seems a bit pricey but now that our trip is over, we definitely got a wonderful experience for what we paid. All of our local diving averaged out to less than $50 per tank, and came with well-maintained boats and tanks, and very competent crews. We would not hesitate to enjoy Ramon's again when we have a chance to get back to San Pedro.
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FromUS$160
4.3/510 Reviews
I read a lot of reviews of hotels for San Pedro and opted for Tres Cocos. I was not disappointed. The rooms are effectively apartments with large kitchen area and all the facilities you would need, separate bedroom and bathroom and generally really spacious. It also had a great pool area. With a lot of hotels in San Pedro you can’t actually go into the sea from the beachfront due to seeweed, but you can hire a golf buggy and drive to secret beach for that. Staff were really friendly and there is a bar (Dog House) on site which was great where you can get food. The staff at the Dog House are amazing and so friendly - they made my trip. Also next door to the hotel is the Dive bar for more food and drink and also they have a diving/snorkelling centre. The hotel is north of San Pedro and you will need a golf cart or taxi to get into the centre of town, but just further north of the hotel are plenty of bars and restaurants which were great.
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FromUS$137
4.4/510 Reviews
My daughter and I traveled to Belize in celebration of my 70th birthday. I've traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and typically reject "resort" type accommodations. I'm quite pleased at breaking out of the "no" "no" to resort stays. Mahogany Bay is comprised of several cottages which provide easy access to resort amenities, privacy, and security. While the property is amazing with a fresh clean and brand new feel, what makes the difference is the service! With attention to every detail and anticipating every step a guest could desire, the staff are amazing. Celebrating my birthday was a daily event as recognized by resort staff. Birthday cake, birthday designed bed display, champagne, chocolates, notes of birthday wishes and the very best Located just a bit beyond the town of San Pedro, the resort provides some quiet time away from the party scene. Shout out to Henry, Macreena, Ellis, Alexander, Ezecheal, to mention a few staff made the difference in my impression of resort accommodations. The private beach is only a quick boat ride away and adds to the scenic experience of the island. The private beach is a lagoon that is truly breathtaking. The water is calm and inviting for paddle board , kayak, swimming or just lounging in the water. I will return and highly recommend the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club.
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FromUS$134
4.1/510 Reviews
We went to Belize in late November/December 2019 and stayed at Mata Rocks Hotel. Elliot and Staff are incredible. Welcoming and happy to assist in any way possible. The rooms are spotless. Cute beachside bar where early morning continental breakfast was served and open for evening cocktails with TV for game style viewing. It was a great place to meet the other guests and exchange tips on where to go on the Island. The pool is small but fine for a dip to cool off. The Beach beside the Hotel has easy access to the ocean. We did not experience much sargassum during our visit. The best way to get around it to rent a golf cart although you can easily get to town by walking. Great local restaurant across the street called Robin's Kitchen. Stewed chicken, beans and rice a local specialty was $5 US. Secret Beach is a much do. The water is incredible. We also took the Ferry to Quay Caulker. It was a great day trip. I can't wait to go back again.
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FromUS$224
3.5/55 Reviews
What a location 😳, it was nice place to stay for couple and family. This hotel most of room are ocean view, we was spent great time in here. And next important thing it was Central of town. Close to all kind of terminal, just 2 minutes walk to reach hotel from airport, and water taxi terminal, all restaurant and shop close to hotel. Staff are very friendly, if you need anything just ask they will happy to assist you their best. If you think about the price this hotel are best price in San Pedro.
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FromUS$50
4.5/510 Reviews
We stayed her for New Years and loved our time here! The staff was super friendly, we could walk everywhere but we had a golf cart (easy to park). Nice breakfast was included in the price, different each day. Great deal for what we paid! We will be back!
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FromUS$140
4.1/510 Reviews
This place was wonderful! It is right on the beach and within walking distance to at least 15 bars and restaurants, all the hot spots on the water. The maids were very sweet and efficient. They have a pool and a bar. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
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FromUS$98
4.5/55 Reviews
Wow! I can't say enough nice things about this place! As a solo female traveler, and with it being my first time to Belize/San Pedro, I was very particular about where to stay as location and safety were important. I was a bit of a pain because of some last minute plans and they were so accommodating for me. I planned to travel here from Caye Caulker for 2 nights and ended up meeting new friends and staying an extra night in Caye Caulker instead of heading to San Pedro. It was absolutely no problem and they allowed me to check in the next day. This was my first time in a hostel setting so I opted for the private room and bathroom to acclimate a bit. The location was perfect, walkable from the water taxi terminals though golf cart rentals were plentiful nearby. Within walking distance to several great bars and restaurants like Palapa Bar, Estel's and Wahoos. Access was a little confusing as the actual rooms are behind the Sandbar lobby area but an employee pointed me to the correct location. The room was beautiful! It looked like it had some recent updates and was extremely spacious. It included a small kitchenette with a few bowls and plates, utensils, coffee cups and a coffeemaker. A tall hutch to hang clothes which also included a warm blanket which was nice since this room had phenomenal air conditioning. The bathroom was also spacious and the water pressure was awesome, as well as the temperature. There was a shared patio space with a few chairs and not much of a view of the island, but overlooked the amenities of the courtyard and small pool below. The walls were thin so you could hear your neighbors but no one was too rowdy and the shared spaces in the courtyard were nice if you wanted a change of scenery from hanging out in your room. They were doing some kind of repair nearby and a yappy dog made for a bit of morning noise but not a huge deal. I was given a bracelet which allowed for discounts at certain places which was a great and unexpected touch. I was also provided with a binder full of information for my stay. Sandbar had great drinks and a late-night menu and I got to talk to some really cool guests and the bartender was awesome. They have a dock area across a sandy path equipped with chairs and tubes to float in, which was great to hang out and watch the water. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the perfect place for my short stay in San Pedro. I will definitely be back so that I can explore more and take advantage of all of these great amenities.
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FromUS$75
3.7/510 Reviews
My friends and I stayed here on the recommendation of a frequent visitor to Belize. This is one of her go-to places to stay. Though we only stayed a few nights (we travelled around Belize for 2 weeks, lucky us!) Corona Del Mar captures the vibe of Belize, and especially Ambergris Caye. Really friendly staff, clean, relaxed, right on the beautiful beach. Convenient location for walking to town and restaurants. I really enjoyed the breakfasts and the afternoon ceviche. I will be back, and I will stay here again, at this happy place. Many thanks to my new friends at Corona Del Mar!
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FromUS$81
4.4/510 Reviews
First, I can confirm a number of things that previous reviewers wrote - 1. There is not much, if any, marine life in the lagoon over which the hotel is built. I spent hours looking through that silly window in the floor looking for fish in 2-3 inches of water but it was not happening 2. There seems to be a different experience (and treatment from hotel staff) staying in the cabanas as opposed to the main building. Second, the location is nice. It is a different experience and vibe than San Pedro and it is an opportunity to stay at an overwater hotel at an affordable price. Third, and most significant, the service ranges from indifferent to just plain bad. We had emailed the hotel several times before arriving and, in some cases, had to wait weeks for terse one word answers. The first thing that you see when you arrive is not a sign welcoming you, but a sign telling you in big letters what you will be charged extra for (lost key fees, etc). Nobody really says "good morning" "how is your stay" etc. When you ask for something, the answer is never "yes, no problem." Not exactly what you expect from a resort. The main building has paper thin walls and the front desk is right outside your room so no privacy. One afternoon, I was trying to take a nap and could not because hotel staff was having a very loud conversation in the lobby which I could hear distinctly in my room. I came out and asked them to please keep it down and did not even get a "I'm sorry" - just got a sullen "o.k." There were multiple power outages during our three night stay and they do not have a backup generator. The restaurant.....don't even bother. The cook could not be disturbed from watching his tv show to make our lunch and when he finally did us a favor after 20 minutes and put it on the stove, it was the soggiest and worst fish and chips I have ever eaten. The milk was cloudy and bad and when we pointed out that it was bad, all the chef could do was express incredulity that we put tea in milk as opposed to actually throwing the milk out. In short, this place is definitely something different which I really wanted to experience, but it did not live up to my expectations and the staff was just unpleasant.
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FromUS$90
4/55 Reviews
I had heard soo many good things about spindrift! I definitely had to check the room out.. Arrived at about 11 a.m or so.. Went to the front desk.. Lady was super nice and friendly.. I asked to check the rooms out, without any hesitation one of the staff member did so.. And thus so far for an economy room the price was really great! Room was nice had a flat screen t.v, small refrigerator and has a beautiful, amazing beach front view at room #17! Definitely, I highly recommend this place for you to stay...
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FromUS$104
4.5/55 Reviews
We just got back from celebrating our 20th anniversary at this little gem in beautiful Belize. We cannot say enough good things about this resort, and absolutely hope to return. The resort is beautiful and extremely well maintained. It is a low key boutique setting with a relaxed island vibe and an emphasis on service and attention to detail. We stayed in a seaside casita and the view from our room was spectacular. Loved the nightly turn down service and the romantic, caribbean themed rooms. Other than the view and overall relaxing ambiance of the resort, highlights included a 1/2 day of reef fishing (where the chef prepares what you catch) and a resort snorkel trip to the marine preserve and shark ray alley. Fabulous snorkeling included multiple spotted eagle rays, an eel, nurse sharks and endless beautiful fish and coral. The staff at Matachica is top notch - attentive, friendly, and always smiling. We thought we would venture out and try other island restaurants, but we wound up eating almost every meal at the Mambo restaurant onsite because it was just that good. Delicious happy hour cocktails at Danny's Tree Bar capped off every afternoon. The resort's slogan that "the world can wait" perfectly sums up our experience at this tiny slice of paradise!
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FromUS$225
4.5/510 Reviews
This was my first trip to San Pedro, so I booked reservations at SunBreeze Suites based on reviews and the location. The hotel was very clean, and the staff was very friendly. The location was perfect. I was there for 5 days, and I walked everywhere. It is walking distance from the airport, all of the local bars and restaurants, on the water, it was perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better location.
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FromUS$215
4.1/510 Reviews
We decided to split our trip and stayed at two different hotels on Amergris Caye. Mayan Princess was the first. I can't say enough great things about the staff. Starting from before our stay, they were so unbelievably patient and helpful, answering all emails in detail. When we arrived, they made countless phone calls on our behalf helping us book our excursions. Any question or request, they were super helpful with a smile on their face. They were so well-trained, that one desk clerk passed along information to the next one so that they could both work to help us. They were just so pleasant, even greeting us by name every time when came and went. The hotel really appreciates and values its guests. The rooms were swell too. It was practically like a suite, it was so spacious. Every room faces the water and the hammock on the balcony is nice. I know someone complained about the location prior. The hotel is right in the middle of San Pedro. It is great for excursions and being centrally located for restaurants. There really is only one great beach on the island and no hotels in San Pedro itself have a great beach. You have to go far north to get a more secluded hotel beach. That is not really what San Pedro is about.
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FromUS$110
4.5/55 Reviews
We stayed here for 3 nights! We loved the location and the fact that it was right in front of the beach! The beach is well maintained, I saw someone cleaning the seaweed every morning. We also booked our snorkeling trip to the marine reserve and the shark alley through them for a good price. We did rent a golf cart the 3 days that we stayed there so I'm not sure if it's good walking distance from the town. The room was cleaned everyday and we had no complaints. they also have a huge slide that was opened everyday we were there and they even have a short zipline to get in the water and a bar right by it! We really enjoyed our stay here and would totally recommend it to my friends and family!
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FromUS$98
4.7/510 Reviews
My favourite location in San Pedro! The rooms are spotless, the staff is helpful, attentive and friendly. Many guests to this island rent golf carts but staying at The Palms is walking distance to everything and yet still on the quiet side of town; you have free access to the bikes. You are set along the ocean and early morning or early evening walks along the beach are so peaceful. Should you decide to visit Secret Beach (we biked) you will most likely want to rent a cart for the day as it is several kilometres in the heat and wind! You are surrounded by fine dining but also have easy access to street vendors and lower priced local delights. I have yet to not enjoy the local food!! Definitely the place to stay if you are visiting Isla Bonita!!
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FromUS$220
5/55 Reviews
Our vacation to Ambergris Caye for a month was the best trip we had ever been on - - and we have traveled to exotic places a lot! We went scuba diving, canoed to the reef to snorkel, and walked the beaches daily. The waters and marine life were so beautiful - we saw colorful fish, huge lobsters, and swam a lot with sea turtles! The reef was incredible - - we heard it is the 2nd largest reef in the world - and even more alive than the Great Barrier Reef! We took nearby boating excursions to swim with the nurse sharks (which are very nice - otherwise I would not have been in the water) and even the manatees were close! We took our golf and explored the island, and walked in town to amazing (and healthy) restaurants - - while we listened to the sea waves gently roll in. We spent time watching the kids play in the town center, and walked to the shops down the quaint streets! We even went fishing off the docks and went back to the room to cook it up ourselves! It was the most fun we had ever had in our travels. The owner (and her family) of the Belize Budget Suites were so hospitable. They made us feel welcome (and it was better than home). The people there stole our hearts! We are hoping soon to get to go back to get our hearts back and stay a while very soon!
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FromUS$65
5/55 Reviews
I know everyone writes about the hospitality here but it's all true. When we pulled up, we were greeted like long lost friends. You really feel like you've known these people your whole life - in a good way!! Shawn arranged for us to be picked up at the ferry docks. We emailed him a few minutes before we boarded a small plane to let him know we changed our plans from taking the water ferry to a plane. Immediately after getting our bags, we were greeted by our driver, arranged by Shawn, of course! We were given delicious frozen drinks when we stepped onto the property. I can't say enough about the staff. An amazing hearty breakfast was served to us every morning. We didn't have to tell them when we woke up. They quietly noticed us on our balcony. They served us on our balcony. From our room, we could open our eyes and see the sunrise from bed. The room has full glass over looking the water. I feel relaxed just remembering our stay. Alfredo keeps the beach raked and makes different designs in the sand each day with a smile on his face. Spartacus, the giant Great Dane, is around to make sure everything is ok. We had drinks on the rooftop deck with almost the whole staff, including Forest. She and Shawn have lots of stories to entertain. I would go back a million times over!!
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FromUS$337
4.7/511 Reviews
The price is higher
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FromUS$65
4.5/52 Reviews
The food is not bad, the design of the swimming pool is also very considerate, the parent-child trip is very suitable, especially the service is very attentive and thoughtful, the children are very happy these days, the catch is that the seaweed problem just these few days caused the air to be very smelly
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FromUS$289
4.3/510 Reviews
We stayed in their apartment, which is located on the upper floor of the adjacent building right at the street corner. It has big bedrooms, good size bathroom, kitchen and livingroom as well as a nice size patio. Unfortunately, they skimped a little on furniture and general equipment. So there's only a table with 4 (rather uncomfortable) chairs on the patio + a hammock. Not ideal if you want to hang out and read a book or hang cloth/towls to dry etc. The living room is fine, but we didn't use that one much anyway. The kitchen is lacking a lot of things. We hardly had enough cutlery for the four of us, so you better don't plan on cooking much more than toast and eggs... The plentyful storage in the kitchen is mostly empty... The apartment is in an excellent location, basically everything can be reached on foot. There is a supermarket at only 100 m distance, the beach is right in front with access to other spots (without having to use the go-cart-heavy roads). The Sandbar themselves have a Bar/Restaurant, a small (really small) pool, an outdoor kitchen for everyone to use, free water, bath and beach towls as well as a deck on the water with beach chairs, tubes in the water and even a food/beverage service. Everyone was very relaxed and friendly and we really enjoyed our time here!
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FromUS$18
4.5/510 Reviews
Ka'ana was stunning! My husband and I stayed in one of the private villas for our honeymoon last year and had a wonderful time. You are greeted with a signature drink and liquor tasting, and the service only gets better from there! We absolutely loved our cozy villa, which included a private fenced in terrace and front porch - the perfect place to relax, read, soak up the sun, and watch tv during a thunderstorm. We also loved the pool, which was empty most of the time, so we really had it all to ourselves, including with pool-side food and drink service! The spa services are also not to be missed - we enjoyed a relaxing couple's massage, which was just heavenly. Lastly, take a tour of the property farm if you can - so much gorgeous vegetation and cute little animals! Very cool to see where your food is coming from. The hotel staff are experts on tourism in the area and can help you book a number of excellent excursions. We did the ATM cave (not to be missed!), cave tubing, ziplining, horseback riding, touring temples, and more! My only (minor) complaints about Ka'ana are that they're a bit pushy about booking excursions (although admittedly, all of the outings we did were excellent) and the food is a bit pricey for what it is, but those are very small dings! Overall, this is a great place to escape and relax. I highly recommend taking a taxi into the town for at least a dinner, also! It's very cute!
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FromUS$203