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“Smartly different boutique hotel for nature lovers”

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Xanadu Island Resort
Ranked #4 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Smartly different boutique hotel for nature lovers”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We returned after 6 years to find this magical place even better than our happy memories. No other place along the beach comes close to this shady tropical park right on the Caribbean, with love of the environment and nature evident everywhere. The comfortable, well-equipped suites are remarkably designed and blend into the environment. The friendly and very capable staff are discreetly around, keeping it pristine and helping with special needs, day tours, transport, and local flights. Fully equipped kitchens encourage many guests (from all over the world) to return every year and stay for weeks at a time. Markets are a short walk away, and barbeque on the beach can be easily arranged, as can chefs to come in and cook in the suites. With a constant breeze rustling thru the palms and birds singing happily in their sanctuary, it is really difficult to leave!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Amazing!!! From our arrival on thru we lived the dream of 20+ years, that our family would someday enjoy the beauty of Belize. Everyone at Xanadu were helpful with advice and assistance. Our resort, including our 2 units - a 3-bedroom and a studio, the swimming pool, and all areas were maintained and cleaned to perfection. Our group of 9 were ages 4 - 65, with so much to keep us busy. Swimming with the fish off the dock, walking/cycling the beach to town, enjoying/relaxing at the pool, grocery shopping within 100 feet (and the "Bakery"!!!), purchasing fish from right off the beach, everything at your fingertips. But... this family needed more. We experienced an awe-inspiring guided trip to the "Mayan Ruins and River Cave tubing"; jetskiing and day snorkeling (all arranged by Jamil and Franz); a day of relaxing, snorkeling and eating lobsters and fish caught by us and our captain on "No Rush" (the braver ones of us were in the water with a bull shark within 20 feet). Everybody friendliness plus and informative for our 7 days. The dream trip came true.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Dexter, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We went to Belize with 3 other couples and stayed at Xanadu. We all agreed that of all the resorts we saw we picked the best one. It's location to restaurants and shops was excellent. The condos and grounds were wonderful. The staff could not have been more helpful. We were very happy with the excursions they booked for us. Fishing with guide Ramon Guerraro was the best fishing trip my husband has ever been on. We grilled some of the fish they caught right on the grounds looking out over the ocean. The snorkeling was fantastic. Because it is not large the resort was quiet. We did not spend a lot of time around the pool because there was too much we wanted to do but it is a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Orlando, Melanie and Jamil we a few of the extremely nice staff that made our stay great!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I planned my wedding to be at Xanadu Island Resort. We had 25 guests attending, including us. My husband and I, my brother and his girlfriend stayed for 10 days total. (The wedding being the 2nd to last day.) We stayed in the Garden View Loft Suite, and my brother and his girlfriend stayed in the Garden View studio. We loved our rooms, and the views. From the moment we arrived, everybody at Xanadu was absolutely awesome. They go out of their way to help you in any way. Belize is filled with extremely kind people, and the employees at Xanadu rank at the top of that. Ingrid, Jamil, Melanie, Orlando and Franz were the people we worked with and talked with the most. Outstanding service. Ingrid helped me plan my entire wedding via email for at least a year before the actual event. She was always timely in her responses, so kind, and would answer all of my questions. She ensured all the details were ironed out the day of the wedding as well, even thinking of last minute things. Jamil and Melanie ensured we knew of all the best places to visit, and helped us rehash our excursion schedule multiple times when the weather didn't work out. Orlando and Franz were always making sure we were having a good time. Orlando went out of his way to find coconuts and cut them open to serve my grandmother and relatives as they sat on their patio for breakfast. Dino the cat was keeping us company on the grounds of Xanadu. I had to give him a shout out. A little bonus for us animal lovers. Xanadu is in a great location as well, it is in a quiet location, although the street isn’t far and has lots of super close restaurants, farmers market stands, grocery stores, and bars. The grounds are really pretty too, we walked by many other resorts and none of them are quite as beautiful as Xanadu. It was all around a great experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Saskatchewan
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

All the good reviews you read are true. We were two couples who stayed on a third floor two bedroom unit. Number 9 I believe. The view was awesome. Our deck was huge and had a table and chairs and two lounge chairs. I asked if two more lounge chairs could be brought up as there were four of us and it was done within the hour. Which is no small feat as they are very heavy and we were three floors up. Service really is fantastic. We went snorkeling with Lil Alphonse twice. Worth every penny. Saw many sting rays, sharks, turtles and thousands of fish. Restaurant recommendations from Xanadu were spot on. The weather was quite rainy when we were there which is unusual for that time of year so we didn't tour as much as we would have liked. So I was very grateful to have such a beautiful covered deck to relax on .

All in all it is a perfect spot to stay. We will be back

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We just returned from a 10 night stay at Xanadu Island Resort. I found everything about the stay to be impressive. Jamil, Melanie, Ingrid, Franz, & Orlando always made us feel at home and well taken care of. The other staff was always friendly and professional as well; I just did not learn their names while I was there. Xanadu is beautiful, interesting, safe, and clean. Their advice and recommendations for what do to and who to book our tours through was always perfect. I loved that we also had entertainment at the resort (bikes and kayaks). Dino, the resort cat, was my favorite surprise during our stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had my daughters wedding at Xanadu and it was perfect! Staff at Xanadu were very helpful, pleasant, they felt like family. Beach decorations were simple elegance with conch shells, braided palm fronds and red ginger. 23 of us came for the wedding; everyone thought it was beautiful, and loved Xanadu. We were lucky it didn't rain, a little rainbow even peeked out during the cake and champagne reception. There was an unusual amount of rain this January.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Xanadu Island Resort
Address: Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xanadu Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique, Boutique, Romantic and Eco-friendly! Imagine tranquility settling over you like a mist over the ocean; kick off your shoes and stroll amongst the natural vegetation past the water features and onto the beach. Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you wander down the long pier to relax on the sun loungers under the thatched palapa and gaze out over the barrier reef to the deep blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Settle in and experience the uniqueness of the monolithic dome buildings and enjoy the romantic setting of your private veranda. When you are ready to explore, visit the friendly staff at the front desk to arrange tours or to use the complimentary bicycles, paddle boards and kayaks. Experience all this at the unique, boutique, Green Globe certified Xanadu Island Resort – a touch of luxury and romance in harmony with nature. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Xanadu Island Resort Belize Hotel San Pedro
Xanadu Island Hotel
Xanadu Island San Pedro
Xanadu Island Resort Belize/San Pedro

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