This was our first trip to Belize. Had no Idea where to go or where to stay. Went to TripAdvisor and this hotel was the highest rated hotel on Ambergris Caye. Not one bad review. Usually there is someone who doesn't like something about a place, but everybody liked it.
I e-mailed the resort and got a quick reply from Stacey telling me that they could accomodate our travel time period. She set up the air transfer from Belize City International and provided detailed instructions on the complete transfer process.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Stacey and the staff. We were upgraded to a two bedroom two bath condo. Wonderful unit of about 1400 square feet with a huge patio and French doors opening on to it from each room. Full kitchen with granite counters, master bath has a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Two flat screen TVs with about 80 channels available. Great view of the sea from the unit. By the way,the resort pays for the taxi from the San Pedro Airport to the hotel and back.
The staff couldn't be more helpful. They are eager to assist you in any way they can. The resort provides you with a cell phone with $10 of time on it so you don't have to use your minutes if you want to make local calls. It came in quite handy.
Because we had not been to Ambergris Caye or Belize before, we were not sure what to expect. We knew it was a diving/snorkling hotspot. We were disappointed to find that the hotel did not have sandy beach that one could walk into the ocean. However, we soon found out that hardley any places have that. After being there for two days, we realized that one couldn't find a better place to stay. It is convienent to all of the bars and resturants and shops in San Pedro which is a real plus. Some of the other resorts are quite aways away from town and you would either stay at the resort or have to have a golf cart to get around (and except for in town, the roads aren't that good). We had a great time and would highly recommend this resort to anyone.
- 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