This hotel has by far the best location on the island. It's right on the beach (hopping over a balcony on the lower floor, you would land right on the beach) and in the middle of the town. Everything you need is within walking distance. The rooms are quite spacious and have a small kitchen/seating area. The balconies all face the ocean. My wife and I are divers and this was a perfect location. The hotel was located right next to Amigos Del Mar (the best dive operator on the island). This was quite convienient since we did about 20 dives with them. I've seen in other reviews that the beach was quite noisy at night. We didn't notice it that much. We also didn't notice any loud music or anything from the several bars/restraunts near by.
Now for the down side. All the rooms in this hotel are individually owned. They all look the same, but the up keep can definatly be different. Several of the cabinets were locked up (although we still had plent of room) and the upkeep in our room was severly lacking. Our couch was caving in in the middle and partially held together with duct tape. It rained once while we were there and our balcony door leaked quie badly. The bathroom is also quite small. We did have a few outages where we didn't have any water, luckily it only lasted about an hour or so. Now, all the rooms are not in bad shape. We had family members staying in another room and theirs was perfect. So, it must have just been our luck.
A few other good things........I could actually stand under the shower head (I'm 6'3 and this can be a problem sometimes) and the water pressure was great. It's always good to have a nice shower! Everyone in town is very friendly. Most things are within walking distance, but it would help to have a golf cart (rent it early) if you want to go to other parts of the island. Diving is world class here. If you are a diver, you have to do the Blue Hole. It's a long day (about 10-12hrs), but well worth it for the three dives. Amigos Del Mar has a nice big boat they take you out on (some dive operations use small open skiffs and it's a 2-3hr ride depending on sea conditions). The night dive in Hol Chan is awsome too. San Pedro is by far the best place I've been to. my wife and I loved it so much, we bought a timeshare and will be heading back very soon!
P.S. This hotel does have internet, but you can only pick up wireless in the lobby and it's quite slow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mayan Princess Hotel is located on the finest beach in San Pedro, Belize - as a result all rooms afford panoramic ocean views from their very own private balcony. No other hotel on Ambergris Caye offers quite the same atmosphere or friendly service. Rooms are furnished with a wide range of practical amenities, and all include a well equipped kitchenette. We offer many complimentary hotel services as well, including free airport pick up, complimentary WiFi, and a private dock use for all guests. We are also less than 100ft away from both of Ambergris Caye's water taxi services. We take pride in the value that we offer to guests, and in addition to great rates, all children under 12 stay for free. Numerous activities and tours such as scuba diving, snorkeling, cultural and jungle tours can also be arranged through Mayan Princess Hotel. Our staff are here to help make your Belize vacation as relaxing (or as exciting) as you desire. If diving is part of your vacation plans, we are conveniently located steps away from Amigos Del Mar dive center, located on the Dock right across from the Hotel. Enjoy the best of both worlds - stay with Mayan Princess Hotel, dive with Amigos Del Mar! The many dive sites dotted around Ambergris Caye are renowned for offering some of the best diving in the Caribbean. The incredible Blue Hole is also a popular option with our diving guests. The nearby Belize Barrier Reef harbors over 500 species of exotic fish and a whole host of other marine wildlife, including some of the world's most impressive corals. We look forward to welcoming you to Mayan Princess Hotel and Ambergris Caye! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayan Princess San Pedro
- Hotel Mayan Princess
- Mayan Princess Hotel Belize/San Pedro