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Banyan Bay Suites
Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Boston
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93 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

This place was an apartment complex a couple of miles south of the main part of town. It was at best "okay." The facilities in the apartments were nice: kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room. But the place was old and dowdy. It desperately needs a facelift. And everything--everything--extra costs extra: Internet, for example. They did do our laundry for an extra charge, and that was a positive service.We were looking for something more upscale. Reading the other reviews, I could imagine that this place might be very comfortable for a family vacation for a week. Yes, it is on the water (but so are most resorts/hotels on this island). But we were disappointed because we were looking for something nicer, even if it cost more. We were told that this resort was now in receivership, and run by the bank. Maybe that is why there seems to be so little new investment. Don't misread this review: this place is adequate and from a functional point of view, it met our needs. I think *** stars is about right (out of five). The adjacent restaurant was actually quite good, and quite lively.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BFBoston
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2010

The Villas at Bayan Bay offered great accommodations, great service and help in planning and participating in activities in San Pedro, and a beautiful beach for relaxing. They will book a flight or water taxi from Belize City to Ambergris Caye for you, and arrange for a regular taxi to pick you up. The hotel is located South of Downtown San Pedro, about 15 minutes walking 5-10 minutes biking from the main strip of souvenir shops, food and bars. The hotel rents bikes and also partners with a tour company, "Sea-duced by Belize" to arrange for trips to Mayan Ruins, to more exotic snorkling locales (the hotel runs their own snorkling boats out to the barrier reef, providing a knowledgable guide to point out the fauna like nurse sharks, rays, sea turtles, and eels), and other adventures like zip-lining and cave tubing. The suite was very large, clean, and comfortable, with a jacuzzi and nice king and queen-sized beds as well as a kitched well-stocked with cutlery and cooking equipment. It is very close to a couple of small markets where you can get local and imported goods and produce for breakfast, lunch, or whatever. The restaurant is also really great, and offers some great seafood for lunch and dinner. I totally recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank indianavirginia
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westtown, ny
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2009

okay so i dont know where to begin!!! we landed in belize city and took water taxi to san pedro, there we were met by a taxi driver and he drove us to our hotel. When we got to the villa they actually paid our taxi!! Our room was ready so we changed and to the pool we went. The pool was beautiful!! I was there every morning reading my book, i couldn't get enough!! the pool is 3 levels so it's perfect for the whole family. The grounds were PERFECTLY landscaped. There were crew on the grounds all day. At 7 am the guys were cleaning the pools. The cleaning staff was excellent! The front desk was amazing!!! they especially (mariam) was so helpful and polite whether it was a weather update or to recommend a resturant they were always smiling!!! I traveled with my husband and mom and dad so we did our " own things" we walked to town pretty much every day. Rico's was by far one of the best resturants on the island!!! and we ate eveywhere!! The view was perfect! we had a nice landing my husband and i waited for our snorkling trip.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hollie6380
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georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2009

The Villas at Banyan Bay is the most perfect resort I have ever visited. We hosted my daughters wedding ceremony and reception dinner there and our whole extended family enjoyed the accomodations of their two and three bedroom suites. The staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. I can't even describe how wonderful their chef is, and the on-site dive shop met all of our fishing, boating, and snorkeling needs with customized charters and discount prices. It was the perfect time of year to visit Belize and Banyan Bay!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank pegglegGeorgia
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Belize City, Belize
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

My family and I stay at BBV and loved our stay. The villas was nice and well equipe, only thing missing were a few glasses, but no bother. The A/C work wonderful for it was really hot outside, wasnt much breeze blowing those few days.The twins bed were perfect for the kids and the king size bed what can I say, spacious! Hot water running perfect after a long day. The pool was amazing and warm and the kids loved it. Our villas was clean on time and our cleaner was very nice and courteous. Our remote was not working on our arrival and call the front desk and help was sent and remote was replace right away. The ladies at the front desk were nice and courteous. Cant say much about the restaurant never had a chance to dine, love to dine out of the hotel. Great experience exploring. Guys at Caramba's were great and so was the food. If you ever need to rent golf carts, best price on the island is Island Adventures cant go wrong. Dont forget to try the belikin beer it is to die for, so great when it is cold. There was the celebration's going on and it was lots of fun for the entire family. Overall San Pedro is a nice little island and lots of things to do and explore. Thanks to Franco was at our every need, ask for Franco whenever your making your reservations. Great resort and gorgoeus grounds.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Larissa30
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denver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2009

My husband and I got married at Banyan Bay and we loved it. Laura the manager was so wonderful! We were worried before we got there and when we arrived everything was perfect. Our guests still talk about how wonderful it was. I would highly recommend getting married on the pier, it was fantastic. We had guests from every where and everyone found it perfect for location and privacy. We even had kids who LOVED the pool! It is perfect for kids under 5.

Thank you!
Kristen and Sean

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kristenmlarsen
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2009

We arrived on Aug. 1st and were picked up by Edvin at the airport. Great impression right from the start. We were given room H2 to begin with, unfortunately there was an ant problem in that room but we were moved right away to G4. We wanted a unit with twin beds but when we saw G4 and Ana told us that we could bring in a roll away, we were so happy. G4 was perfect for us. We have a 15 yr old boy and 11 yr old girl and we all had such a good time! Trips planned with Eli at Bottom Time (2 snorkeling trips and two diving trips) were wonderful. The food and atmosphere at Rico's was our favorite. Loved the pool, the beach, the kids and my husband jumped off the pier next door and had a blast. All the staff was wonderful. Rented a golf cart one day and went through town and out to Palapas Bar, what a beautiful place! Ate at Elvi's for lunch one day, the frozen key lime pie really is yummy! Also, coconut ice cream at Manelly's to die for. Our snorkeling guides on the last trip, Nito (Toriano) and Cha Cha (David) were wonderful. David got us 4 lobsters to have with our fish/chicken lunch grilled on the beach, what a treat. Okay, I could go on and on but I would highly recommend Vallas at Bayan Bay, they exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank akshell
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Property: Banyan Bay Suites
Address: Seagrape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly The Villas at Banyan Bay)
Phone Number:
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#15 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#19 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#23 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#24 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Banyan Bay Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located by the beach less than a mile from downtown San Pedro, Villas at Banyan Bay offers a great getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle of life. Featuring 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms poolview and beachfront suites and 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms beachfront suites, with kitchen fully equipped and central air conditioned. Spa is available onsite. A 3-level fresh water pool Rico's Bar and Grill located by the beach offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. A full service diveshop onsite, that can help in your diving and snorkeling activities. A tour desk that can help in fishing and trips to the mainland including the Mayan temples, ziplining, cave tubing and the Belize Zoo. Villas at Banyan Bay is the perfect resort for activities or relaxation. ... more   less 
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Villas At Banyan Bay Hotel San Pedro
Hotel At Banyan Bay
Resort At Banyan Bay
Banyan Bay Suites Belize/San Pedro

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