The Capricorn resort was definitely much more than I had expected. Originally I knew that Belize would be an amazing trip, and as the second country I had visited I had very high expectations. To be blunt, I wanted 10 worry-free days in paradise, and that I received.
Kit and Jena (the new owners of the resort), have been the owners for about 5 months now and have made many beneficial changes to the resort and restaurant. After reading some reviews previous to their ownership, I was slightly skeptical to the experience I would be having, but I was definitely wrong in worrying.
I arrived to find the entire resort lit up beautifully, a entrancing aroma of food, and a wonderful ocean-side view. Also within well under a minute of stepping onto their dock, there was someone who unloaded my luggage and helped me to my room. The owners were also present, and welcomed me with open arms.
The resort was very personal. There were 3 separate rooms, which meant that the owners could concentrate on their guests. This allowed for a very personal and comforting feel to the resort.
To be honest, I expected food to be terrible. I thought to myself that since Belize was south of Mexico, and a third world country I would have to be careful on what I ate. But to my surprise, the Capricorn’s food was AMAZING. Their chicken was incomparable to anything I had tasted in the states (in that theirs was so much better), and their sea food tasted as though it was fleshly caught every morning—the food was simply divine.
Also, their entire staff was very friendly. When they were slow and I was at the bar, they would often come over and talk to me and answer any questions I had. When I left the resort, I felt like I left behind friends. Not just the friends I had gone to see, but also the people I had met during my stay.
The final bonus, which I can list off the top of my head, involved the excursions. Because the owners, and their children, had gone on most Belizean excursions their advice proved very helpful. They listed off which excursions were available and entertaining and then helped pick and choose which excursions to go on based on my particular tastes and desires.
Overall, my trip was amazing. If someone is very nit-picky, they may be able to find one or two VERY SMALL problems, but keep in mind that the resort improves daily. The maid service is constantly at work (and basically invisible to the guests), the owners are constantly repairing and improving things, and the employees are always insuring your enjoyment. This place is highly recommended, 5 stars.
- Also Known As:
- Capricorn Hotel San Pedro
- Capricorn Resort San Pedro
- Capricorn Resort Belize/San Pedro