Our goal was to relax and decompress, and that is exactly what we did. We loved every aspect of the trip, the town, your condo and the Phoenix. Bottom Line we cannot wait to comeback and we will definitely comeback. We have been to Mexico a lot and to several Caribbean islands and we fell in love with the Phoenix and San Pedro. I broke out our feedback into categories
The Condo (we stayed in C6)
Loved the design, the decorations and accommodations. The king sized bed was super comfortable, sheets nice and soft. Annie has never slept so well! Towels, soft and large, the robe was perfect for Annie (In fact we purchased one from The Phoenix). The view out of the bedroom and off the deck is simply amazing. We could not come up with anything the condo lacked or that we said I wish it had this or that. It was very comfortable to be in there. The info sheets were very helpful. The stairs going up to C6 (39 to be exact) kept us both fit as we went up/down many times (HA!).
The Phoenix facility
Annie and I walked a long ways north and south and saw many places and none came close to the Phoenix. We loved the layout, the architecture, and the attention to details. All top shelf so you feel you are in a special place. The pools were very refreshing (maybe a bit too refreshing after a cooler night). We spent a great deal around the pool, talking, reading, napping and of course sunning. The large grounds and the whole pool area were very comforting and relaxing (vs. having everything squeezed into a tighter smaller space or adding more units. Well thought out blueprint and layout. The service was outstanding; everyone was always anticipating our needs or going out of their way to please us. We had lunch pool side a number of times. The food was very very good, loved the blue cheese burger, the shrimp burger, grouper sandwich, the tomato bisque, and the empanadas. We ate at the Red Ginger (NEW restaurant on site at the Phoenix) a couple of times and our experiences were nothing short of outstanding. The fresh fish and the unique preparations blew us away. If I had a menu I would call them out. The Grouper, Short Ribs, Shrimp Avocado salad and the Trio ... were amazing. Andres (Gran Chef) and his staff, the servers, the bartenders were wonderful. Andres and Mark (Manager) were very open to real feedback on the food (i.e. the bread for the grouper sandwich fell apart), Andres the next day started to source different bread for lunch that day!
The town of San Pedro
Love, love, loved it. The quaintness of the whole town, beachside dining and nightlife, all the children playing on the docks or the town center playground. Liked being able to walk pretty much everywhere. We found what we needed at the markets. Our Favorite Restaurants were Red Ginger Blue Water Wild Mangos. Estel's for the best breakfast (we tried many). TackleBox for nightlife/dancing Tues night they had a really good band - Annie and I danced till close. La Playa Lounge was a nice layout for kicking back in a comfy couch.
We found the pool to be so relaxing it was difficult to motivate to do anything else. We walked a lot. The highlight was Mark arranging a private guide with Oliver for the day. Andres and staff made us a great picnic lunch (cooler) and a bottle of champagne. We snorkeled 4 sights, fished, we were dropped off on a private beach for lunch and I "learned" or attempted spear fishing. The whole day was so much fun. Taking a private guide we were able to take our time and work around the other larger groups snorkeling, weather, and finding the sun, etc. I highly recommend taking Oliver out for a day!!! As you can see by reading this, we had such a great time accomplishing our objective. We honestly could not come up with anything material that needs improvement. Here are a few minors... 1) Pool could be a little warmer. 2) Pool-side bathroom 3) Knowing when the major restaurants are closed. some on Sunday, many on Tues, others on Wed? 4) Having a guest book in the room. Annie and I will pick one up and be the first entry and send it down there.
We had a great time!!! We seriously want to comeback as soon as we can, later this year or next spring.
John and Annie, Minneapolis MN
- 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