Suite was huge, immaculate, with full kitchen and huge balcony. Kitchen well equipped with fridge, dishwasher, filtered water, stove. Knife set adequate but don't expect premium blades. We usually made breakfast in the room and occasionally cooked our fish.
Pool was not huge but adequate, sunny. No beach at this location just a sea wall, but very well maintained grounds. The shoreline for the town is a common walkway and our preferred foot travel route. We used the faucet outside our room to desand and left our shoes at the door.
Fishing, snorkeling, and sea life fantastic, trips arranged by the staff were all excellent.
We loved Oliver and the private island lunch with fish we caught on the trip. My son hooked a large mango snapper on the island, while I fly fished for bones on flats on both ends of the island. We snorkeled, fished, and ate with Oliver. Oliver took me on a private swim through the coral, fantastic!
Location is great for dining around town. Best meal was Ceviche' was great at Lilly's Treasure Chest, just a short walk along the beach. Go for the mixed or conch! (Conch also makes great bait, stays on a hook for a long time.)
We traveled to the mainland for ruins exploration, river tubing. The national cross Belize bike race was that day and we had front row seats as the bikers passed within a few feet of us! Geovanni Choto a Belizean won!
Supermarkets were lackluster and expensive although, bread was great. Imported goods were very expensive (Gatorade $6!) We bought pancake mix to make breakfast but it was infested with bugs; therefore, bring your own. Fruit from a few local stands was good with prices varying buy the day.
Town tourist markets don't offer much. Little industry other than the sea life.
A must is cane juice at Hemingways, John grinds it on the spot with the islands only sugar cane juicer, delicious!
If you are there on Thursday evening make it to Wahoo's lounge for the world famous chicken drop. My son was able to drop 3 chickens! The first stood on my number for 5 minutes and despite my threats of consomme' or grilled chicken we didn't win. Parker loves his chicken security shirt. What fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phoenix Resort is a modern and luxurious beachfront resort located on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and in the charming town of San Pedro. What we offer on-site: Red Ginger serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service, a pool bar and rooftop bar, Sol Spa, the island’s most popular spa, a beautiful heated saline chlorinated main pool and separate heated saline lap pool, fitness center, and business center. What’s included in our rates: Round trip ground taxi transfers, daily maid service and nightly turn down service, Keurig coffee maker and pods, bottled water, free Wi-Fi, in suite Bose wireless speakers and iPads, Aveda bath products, use of bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards, yoga classes, painting classes, chocolate tastings, wine tastings, free daily cocktail mixers from 5pm to 6pm, on-site fitness center, access to local gym and Crossfit facilities, and more. Breakfast is not included but is available on-site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Phoenix Hotel San Pedro
- The Phoenix Resort Belize/San Pedro