I would highly recommend the Phoenix Resort in Belize. I choose this hotel because of the reviews and it's #1 position on Trip Advisor. They have definitely lived up to the reviews. We rented a 2 bedroom unit since the 1 bedrooms were booked, however, coming back every day after scuba diving, it was great having 2 separate showers. The master has a jacuzzi tub and both rooms King size beds which were very comfortable. My only complaint is they didn't have down pillows, but I brought my own just in case (due to neck problems).
The staff are very friendly and helpful. They paid for our taxis to and from the airport, arranged our local flights on Tropic Air from Belize International to Ambergris Caye and back, arranged taxis for us when necessary, made sure we had everything we needed before we left for a day in Cayo where we did the ATM Cave Tour, and confirmed our local flights the night before flying on Tropic Air. The correspondence from the hotel prior to our trip was fantastic, and they are happy to arrange any day excursions you would like to do.
Upon arrival, they greeted us with the traditional island rum drink and off the glasses as souvenirs if we'd like to keep them. On the counter in the kitchen, we found wrapped homemade coconut-lime bars for us to enjoy, compliments of their family of businesses (The Red Ginger, Blue Water Grill, Caliente and Wine de Vine), and on a small side table, a small bottle of the local Rum, Coca Cola, soda water, and a lime as well as the recipes for drink suggestions, and a post card with our first names on it, welcoming us. The 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen and living rooms are spacious and there are flat screen TV's in each room. In addition, the Wifi is free and they gave us a local phone to use in town with some minutes on it since phone calls are almost $3US per minute. When we needed more minutes, we went to a store to purchase them. Local calls on the loaner phone was very inexpensive and a great asset since buying a local phone can be expensive. They also had an iPad with the menus of their restaurants on it as well as other local things to do and restaurant menus.
This hotel is located close to the center of San Pedro town and the airport and it is very convenience to walk to most places in town. We didn't need to rent a golf cart and only had to walk next door to the pier to meet our scuba boat. It was worth the extra money for the 2 bedrooms even though my mother and I could have shared a room, but wanted to stay at this hotel, and I'm glad we did. I would definitely stay here again.
- 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