When tasked to choose a destination to celebrate my 30th birthday, it wasn’t difficult to select San Pedro, Belize. However, when the recommendation came to me and my friends to stay at the Phoenix Belize I couldn’t have been more than pleasantly surprised. This place is top notch and was quite the bargain in October. All the staff was extremely accommodating throughout our entire trip. When we first arrived, we were greeted with a local yet refreshing ginger beverage. It was a perfect way to wet the pallet after traveling so long. When we got to our 2 bedroom hotel room, we couldn’t believe our eyes. Every detail down to the fresh flowers on our towels was immaculate and clean. It sparked newness! Our room not only had a balcony that wrapped around overlooked the cascading pool (and lap pool) but also the waves crashing out on the reef.
On the day of my big day, we all ventured into the Sol Spa and were treated like royalty to manicures, pedicures and massages. It was like a little haven away from the hot sun. One of our friends opted out of pampering treatment and took a little run on one of the treadmills in the gym, adjacent to the Sol Spa. I do have to say however, I think my most favorite aspect was lying out by the pool and being served by their every friendly pool bar attendant, Rolando. It was almost like he was at our beckon call. We also dinned one evening at The Pheonix’s sister restaurant The Blue Water Grill. The meal was more than delicious, cost friendly and quite spacious. We also spent an evening wine tasting at a great little place called Wine Devine, where they paired cheese with each glass. This ended up being our go to resource at stocking up on all the best wines from across the globe.
All in all, if you are looking to stay at what we considered a five star hotel, then the Phoenix is the place to book. You won’t regret it. In fact, I loved it so much, I booked a return trip before I even left and will be ringing in the new year there this 2010.
- 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