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“Food Poisoning - Bad Grouper”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Capricorn Resort

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Capricorn Resort
Ranked #44 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Coupeville, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food Poisoning - Bad Grouper”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

All four dinners with their specialty, stuffed grouper and coconut mushroom groper. Three of the four came down with a bad case of food poisoning! We are regulars to San Pedro, but will not be returning to Capricorn on future trips. We no longer recommend the restaurant.
This was our last night before flying back home. Traveling in that condition is NO FUN.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Gordon S
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kitkersten, Owner at Capricorn Resort, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
So sorry to hear about your experience!! Food poisoning here is non existant and Capricorn. Our fish comes out of the water everyday fresh. On average we serve about 50 to 60 people fresh fish every night. We would have more that one complaint if it was our food. Guests do not realize that it can be food that was consumed over a 24 hour period. I am sure you must have consumed food somewhere else that caused this problem!! But we are really sorry that you had this experience!!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

We were staying about a half mile up the beach from this restaurant so we walked down for lunch one day. Kenrick was our waiter and he was excellent, cheerful, and helpful. The food was quite good, and the key lime martinis were very delicious. I would go back to eat there again.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed in cabin #2 at Capricorn for 5 nights in February 2013 and just loved this place. We didn't lock the door to our cabin the whole time we stayed here - even at night. This is a very safe and friendly part of the island. We wandered up and down the beach - even late at night without any problems - despite being advised not to do this closer to San Pedro. The staff at Capricorn (Maggie, Jose, Kenrick, Elvis, Byron, Adam) and the owner Kit were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We just loved them all and were sad to say goodbye at the end of our trip. The bartender Clive makes the BEST CocoLoco cocktails on the island. We ate at the restaurant many times and really enjoyed the ceviche and numerous other fresh fish dishes they serve. We left the windows to our cabin open at night and the beautiful sea breezes blew in to keep us cool so we didn't need to turn on the air conditioning. The resort has bikes which we used to explore the island to the north and south. We did yoga on the dock each morning and there is also a kayak for guests to use too. If staying here, I'd recommend trying dinner at Ahi's (walking distance south along the beach) or Mambo's at Matachica (they will pick you up by boat). Avoid the so called Belizean BBQ at Captain Morgan's - its terrible.

Room Tip: There are only 3 cabins. Cabin #1 is slightly closer to the ocean. Cabin #2 had two double beds.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

Pulling in to the back entrance to Capricorn off of the bumpy one lane road to North Beach, one would not have expected to be scolded for not having reservations by the cranky owner. They did seat my kids and I and the food was very good but I just couldn't believe the arrogance of man. Wr were not recommended to the restaurant by anyone so it's not like his place is the talk of the town! The next day on our way to town in the daylight, my daughter noticed that not once on any of the tacky hand painted Capricorn signs did it say "Reservations Recommended."

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Susanr230
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

Let's start with this - the owners are divorced and still live on the resort...a slight feeling of dysfunctional reality show. The strange thing is this makes the place feel more genuine and just like home.
The cabanas are not top class in any way...but with only three of them (of which the ex-wife lived in one of them together with her new boyfriend!) this only added to the feeling of actually visiting in someones home rather than the usual resort feeling.
Now to the real treat (no, regardless of what everyone is writing here it's not the food - which is great and only beaten by Elvi's Kitchen in San Pedro village) - the staff!!
Maggie, Jose, Kendrick, Byron and everyone else - they act like they all owned the place. They are warm, genuine, personal and just...well, wonderful in every sense. They treat you like a long lost family member, taking care of you in a way that is far from the usual "professional" and superimposed way that you most often meet in vacation destinations like this. Thanks everyone for a wonderful week. Buy the place from Kit and make it your own!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anders H
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MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

We went over to Capricorn to eat twice and the food was wonderful. While eating we noticed that they had a spa, my friend and myself decided on a massage. My friend is a massage therapist and she felt it was a very good experience. We had Mel as our massage therapist.
Mel is new to Capricorn and I believe a great asset.
We had Maggie as our waitress, she was kind and friendly. We had a wonderful experience at Capricorn.
We did not stay overnight. We were at a resort close by.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Sherze
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

I recently visited Capricorn with three friends on an annual Scuba diving trip. We were all very impressed with the atmosphere and quality of food. The first thing you will notice is the big smile from Maggie when you are greeted to be seated. She has a wonderful laid back Belize-an spirit that makes you instantly feel both welcomed and comfortable. We ordered "off" menu slightly and were fully accomondated on our request. The wine list is only surpassed by the excellent fish quality cooked to perfection. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal with friends or a romantic ocean side dinner.

Room Tip: Don't forget to try the home made hot sauce!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Capricorn Resort
Address: Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
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#24 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#31 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Capricorn Hotel San Pedro
Capricorn Resort San Pedro
Capricorn Resort Belize/San Pedro

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