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“Great piece of paradise with a personal touch”
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Capricorn Resort
Ranked #45 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
drewgrew2
1 review
“Great piece of paradise with a personal touch”
Reviewed 1 April 2010

We stayed at Capricorn for our honeymoon in January 2010. Our cabana was right on the water's edge and was perfect for us. A close water taxi ride to town and to other resorts/restaurants. The owners were great and gave the place a real personal touch (only three cabanas means lots of care and feeding by the staff). The restaurant was the best part...GREAT food.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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Reviewed 30 March 2010

Capricorn resort was the perfect getaway. It truly was paradise. There are only three cabana's so it was very relaxing. The staff were absolutely fabulous. Kit picked us up in San Pedro upon our arrival. We were greeted with the most delicious banana bread I have ever eaten and rum punch. It doesn't get much better than that after a long flight from the Pacific Northwest.
Capricorn Resort has a wonderful restaurant. Even if you are not staying there it should not be missed on your visit to Ambergris Caye.
The staff assisted us with all of our tours, making arrangments and providing us with the vocher. All we had to do was ask.

We rode bikes into town that were available to us as guests at Capricorn.
It truly was a lovely place to visit. I hope to go again very soon.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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negraska
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

This was our second stay at Capricorn. It is a small(3 cabana) resort with the best restaurant on Ambergris Caye. The staff is most accomodating in every way without being intrusive. Just ask & it'll be done or booked. We stay in the beach front cabana which is close to the restaurant but privacy is not compromised. The room is large & well taken care of. The restaurant is tops. The staff at Capricorn has been there, for the most part, many years which is a testament to the ownership. They know what to do to make your stay there wonderful. If you like "all inclusive" this is not the spot for you. If you like laid back vacations with excellent service in a private setting, check out Capricorn.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sedona, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

We stayed at the Capricorn Resort for 6 nights in early March. Before I write the review, I need to qualify it by saying that we were sick the entire stay and it was colder than normal for that time of year. Both of those things probably impacted our stay, but neither was the fault of Capricorn. We stayed in the front Beach Casita and as far as location goes, it couldn't be beaten. The front steps were literally 30 feet or less from the water, the palapa with lounge chairs was even closer, the restuarant and bar were about the same distance to the side of the cabin. The main room to the cabin was roomy with a king bed and two lounge chairs, nice island decor, a high Belizean wood ceiling, and water views from all windows. The front porch was also comfortable and scenic with two small chairs and a Mexican hammock. I was comfortable in the bed, my wife found it a bit hard, but that's a personal taste thing. Our only complaints about the room would be a couple of things we did not know about ahead of time: salt water (stinky) shower and no toilet paper could be flushed. The latter wouldn't have been a big deal if we weren't both sick from food we'd had inland.

Staff were very nice and helpful. Since they have only three cabins, they soon learned our name and all we had to do was ask for something and we had it. Make sure to try Byron's vodka basil gimlet. I appreciated that they left us alone except when we went to them for something. We even met one worker on his day off on Caye Caulkner. He introduced himself, we would not have recognized him, and had a conversation while waiting for a water taxi. Genuinely nice.

We can't comment on the dinners for which they are well known because we didn't eat much due to our illness. That was a major disappointment, and based on one breakfast I did have, I'm sure eating dinner there would have added to this positive review.

One final note about Ambergris Caye - if you are expecting a typical beach where you swim from shore this isn't it. Most everywhere we saw on the Caye, including Capricorn, had a lot of seaweed that prevented it. However, in some ways the picturesque long docks with seating and hammocks at the end more than made up for this. Just know beforehand and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 March 2010

We had the king size room. Being right next to the beach is not necessarily a good thing when that means listening to people ride their motorcycles 10 feet from the window at all hours. Using the edge of the beach next to the water is how most people not using a golf cart get around this part of the island. The food was pretty good but over priced. Most of the staff were not very friendly and seemed irritated when we asked for anything and we spent a TON of money there. The hot water is pretty non-existent and lasts maybe a couple minutes. This made me miss my shower at home SO bad. The water pressure was also terrible and would alternate between barely trickling out of the shower head for 2 minutes to 15 seconds of high pressure, repeat until you give up on taking a decent shower. The room smelled moldy. It was definitely bearable but was not nice enough for how much they charged. The bedding was very uncomfortable and there were not enough pillows plus no headboard. They are far from secluded. It's not as busy here as in San Pedro obviously but there is plenty of foot and boat traffic all around. Their bikes are rusted and in very bad shape. We gave up on trying to use them after the bike broke the first day we were there. That was a lovely 2 hours of wasted time walking that piece of junk back. The beach front they had was not remotely enjoyable due to foot traffic and it was covered in sea weed. Rotting sea weed STINKS by the way. Maybe they should take the time to actually remove the sea weed completely instead of just raking it around.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed 8 February 2010

We stayed 6 nights at Capricorn in the Coral Reef Cabana. The rooms are simple, comfortable, and are decorated with local Belizean handiworks. The staff are plentiful, very helpful and more than willing to help with anything you might need. Food at the restaurant is on the more expensive end, but was the best food we ate while in San Pedro. Amenities included in the price were a plus: access to snorkel gear, kayaks, bikes, free water bottle refills, beach towels, mini fridge in the cabana. Capricorn only has three rooms, and it is not a luxury resort, but for the price, you cant get a better value. We were greeted on the dock with a smile and a rum punch, and given an overview of the hotel, staff, services, and the area by Kit. We had a great time.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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los angeles, ca
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Reviewed 24 January 2010

We stayed at Capricorn for 4 days and we were married there. Kit and his wife and their staff are wonderful. I have travelled to this region many times but had never been to Capricorn. My stay was originally planned over 2 years ago, but Belize was hit by a hurricane so I post-poned the trip. I never imagined that I would be getting married there!!! Honestly, it was magical and Kit was very gracious, but enough about my wedding. The food really is fantastic, you absolutely must try the blackened catch of the day...the best blackened spices EVER!!! The cabanas are nice and cozy, not too big and not too small. The grounds are intimate and you feel like you are more than just a guest staying there, everyone is great. You must understand that the entire island is surrounded by reef, so there is really no swimming beach and no swimming just steps away from your room...those reviewers were not educated about the island in the first place. That's just not this part of Belize, however, anything that you want to do is just a short boat ride away into the main town of San Pedro, and Kit and his staff will even arrange things for you if you would like. I prefer boutique type and small intimate resorts because the service is always more personal, and Capricorn did not dissappoint! It's a great place and has the best food on the Island!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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