I have to echo the sentiment of everyone's reviews. This place is hands down the best place I have ever stayed at, and worth the extra money.
First the hotel itself is immaculately maintained, the rooms are well-designed and the staff pays attention to every last detail. For example, I noted when there were only 1 or 2 tissues left in the tissue box one day, the next day it was replaced with a new box. Every day shampoos, lotions, etc. were replaced with new bottles. I mean literally every corner of our A-9 suite was cleaned anew every day, making us feel like we were the first people to ever stay there. Not to mention the flowers that adorned our suite upon our arrival. Pool was immaculate, the grounds are gorgeous, etc. Every staff member is friendly and warm. The only complaint, and literally, the only complaint I can even think of, is that I wish there was a closer mirror in the bathroom other than the wall mirror and the small hand-held mirror - it's hard to do makeup.
We mostly stayed on the property since we were having a relaxing, laid-back vacation. San Pedro itself was not the "beachy" "quaint" town that I expected from others' reviews, but it was nice enough to walk around during the day. We rented a golf cart one day and drove up north and then back down south around the island, and saw places that you can't see on foot. Another day we took a water taxi to Caye Caulker, had lunch and kayaked around the island. For a couple, it's a relaxing, leisurely vacation and it's the type of place you can make what you want out of it - sit by the pool every day and order drinks from Rolondo, or go diving, scuba, etc. I highly recommend the sunset cruise booked through the hotel - it was a fun way to end our week.
We mostly ate at Red GInger, which was surprisingly better than I anticipated. Went to Blue Water Grill for sushi night which wasn't bad. Other than that, we'd mostly walk the beach and grabbed lunch anywhere that looked interesting.
Perfect hotel. Perfect vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phoenix Resort is a modern and luxurious beachfront resort found on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and in the charming town of San Pedro. The Phoenix Resort features 27 beautifully-finished & spacious condominium suites, gourmet food served at on-site restaurant Red Ginger, the on-site services of Sol Spa, San Pedro's original and most popular day spa, a beautiful saline chlorinated and heated main pool & separate lap pool, pool bar, on-site fitness center, business center, front desk & concierge services from 6am to 11pm, free WiFi, 24 hour security, and the perfect location beachfront in the heart of San Pedro, the social center of Ambergris Caye. All suites face the Caribbean and offer plush Serta pillow top mattresses, 100% cotton linens & robes, Jacuzzi tubs & separate showers, Aveda bath & body products, flat screen TVs, DVD players, Bose wireless speakers, in suite iPads, full kitchens, washer and dryer, laptop friendly safes, central air conditioning, twice daily housekeeping, & much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Phoenix Hotel San Pedro
- The Phoenix Resort Belize/San Pedro