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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“great beach”(7 reviews)
“gift shop”(10 reviews)
“an excursion”(9 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Belize City, Belize
+501 605-9201
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All reviews great beach gift shop an excursion plenty of beach chairs minute tender private island obstacle course shaded hammocks lounge chairs rice cruise ship conch shells barrier reef water shoes few hours tender ride nachos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Advertised as white sand beach. Ummmmm. No. Very rocky and Shelly. Was not a very nice beach at all. Food was extreme basic but who cares right. Captain of boat ride there actually owns the island he was a nice guy. I would not recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christian z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went snorkeling, then headed to Starfish Island for some good beach time. They have plenty of gear for rent, and lots of sun, as well as shade. Grandson found some starfish and urchins.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bobsboy_texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a incredible day! A quick tender ride from the ship. The snorkeling was amazing and the island was beautiful. A special shout out to the staff; especially Amir! I had a wonderful day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shelley G
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The man made island was OK. The water was beautiful on the far side of the side. There were only 1 men's restroom and 1 ladies' restroom. There were several changing stalls outside. The beach is more crushed rocks than sandy. The food was OK....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank blueeyedcajun28
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice casual clean relaxing getaway with nice blue water and courteous staff. Food was ok but not exceptional.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jet51993
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We were on an excursion from a Royal Caribbean ship and the staff were top notch! I was a little weary at first, worried I had booked the wrong excursion for my family's needs (2 adults, 10, 5 and 3 year old), but the staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

There are select ways to get to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye from Belize City and we chose to fly with Maya Island Air. We are a large group of four adults and three youngsters (ages14, 13, and 10). Christmas break is short so we...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank SJSY
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our first ever snorkeling excursion and we had a wonderful time. The staff was amazing and patient. We snorkeled the Barrier Reef for 60 minutes and then went to Starfish island for 120 minutes to relax. A quiet, quaint little island surrounded by beauty. Beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We took a Carnival cruise and one of the stops was Belize. We were picked up at (tendered from) the ship on a catamaran and taken directly to the barrier reef (second longest in existence, and the longest living reef in the world). After some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 September 2018

It's obvious the high scores were probably placed by the tender or island employee's. We were sold on Starfish Island as a great beach get-away in Belize where they provide umbrellas and beach chairs and you'll enjoy beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. After...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terry S
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25 November 2018|
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Response from Terry S | Reviewed this property |
There was a fence and docks around the beach area, so no swimming past that point. Just a few starfish in the fenced area. You can bring your own snorkel gear, but it appeared murkie and not much to see. Very unimpressive... More
4 November 2018|
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Response from SJSY | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Yes, we used life swim jackets while snorkeling for kiddos. They are older now and can swim well so not as critical, yet we still will advise them to be safe if it is a good distance from shore. It is truly... More
Matvei F
23 August 2018|
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Response from JodyN122 | Reviewed this property |
They do not.