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Pelican Reef Villas Resort
Ranked #5 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
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Lancaster, PA
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11 reviews
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“Peace in Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We spent a week a Pelican Reef in August with friends and we had an amazing vacation! Carlos picked us up at the airport and away we went. Karol, Ruthie, Linda, and Terri took such good care of us. Karol hooked us up with great excursions. The snorkeling was fantastic! We went to Hol Chan and the variety of species we saw was incredible. The trip on the cat to Caye Caulker was fun because there were just 6 of us plus the 2 man crew. Lil Alphonse and his crew were great- the night snorkel was really cool. The alligator trip was recommended by Karol and it did not disappointment. Our second floor apartment was very nice. I would highly recommend Pelican Reef Villas. The staff is the best.

Room Tip: We had an ocean view; it was beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Little Silver, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Came back to Pelican Reef for thend second time after a visit in 2010. Property still fantastic. The managers and staff make the place. Besides knowing everyone by name they look out for your every need In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We look forward to going back again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

My mom and I stayed at Pelican Reef for 4 nights at the beginning of December. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. The breakfasts were very good and the common property was lovely and clean, although not quite as 'posh' as I thought it looked from the photos on the Internet. There was some minor construction taking place on the property during our visit, which was unfortunate. However, the staff tried to mitigate the noise and would have the workers stop working if there was anyone at the bar. There weren't many people staying at the property while we were there, so they probably chose that time to do some updates to the common areas. We spent most of our outside time lazing at the end of the pier, listening to the water, so we weren't bothered by any construction.

The value for the money was good and the unit that we had was on the beach and had been recently renovated, which was great. The unit was roomy and I think that I was the first one to use the master bedroom, as everything was extremely new. The hotel is a ways from town (about an hours walk down the beach), but we had the taxi driver stop at the grocery store after picking us up at the airport, which was very handy. Make sure to take strong bug spray, as the little buggers are merciless. We were in the jungle for 4 nights prior to visiting Ambergris Caye, and I got a total of 3 bites while in the jungle. I constantly wore OFF lotion while at the beach, which evidently wasn't strong enough, as I was still able to count 50 bites on one leg! All in all, Pelican Reef was a lovely spot!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Traveled here with my girlfriend Jan 2012 but I am just reviewing now because I have been lazy creating an account...

We traveled from Costa Rica to Belize. We stayed at Pelican Reef the entire time we were on San Pedro

Pros / Recommendations
-Staff is great, real nice.
The unit was large on the bottom floor with a small porch about 20 feet off the beach. Great view. Clean with full kitchen, 2 baths, 2 bedrooms, living room. Way more space then we needed.
- Its away from town center (maybe 10 minutes by golf cart) which is nothing for a drive, though the walk would be too long for most unless you like long walks in humid weather. You basically need a cart or taxi to get to anywhere good.
- Kayaks were fun to take out around sunset
- You can snorkel off the dock. Nothing exciting there because its shallow and a lot of grass but there are some fish around. To really snorkel you need to head out to the reef and deeper.
-We had a golf cart for a couple days and it made traveling much more convenient and fun. They are worth renting to drive around the island.
- Booked a private boat charter with Oliver... He took us to where we wanted to go snorkeling but also took us to spots that aren't as frequently traveled by others so it's less crowded. We spearfished and had lunch on a little island owned by his friend and it was just us and them. We cooked up the fish we caught earlier. Spent the day with Oliver and his crew member and it was a good time. Was not cheap but we felt it was worth it.
- We ate at quite a few places, all were good. A few that stand out for dinner were Victoria House, Hidden Treasure, and Wild Mangoes.

Nothing bad to say about the place or the island. Its safe and a good time.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple

Room Tip: Just ask them which are best. That is what we did.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

We stayed at Pelican Reef for our honeymoon and every time we've traveled since then we compare all hotel/resort experiences to the amazing service we received at Pelican Reef! From the beautiful rooms to day trips to Hol Chan, we loved every minute in this paradise!


Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Pelican Reef! So beautiful! So clean! So perfectly situated away from it all!

I cannot say enough good things about the resort itself: The staff is amazing at making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive to paying-attention-to-detail at every little thing during your entire stay! They are warm and friendly (genuinely friendly!) and ready to help with anything you might need.
The pool is straight out of a dream. And the food, should you choose to dine at the resort, is made-from-scratch delicious, and the fresh squeezed orange juice is a must have! The drinks are ever-flowing and Ruth #2 can make you a rum punch like no other!

The condo was clean, spacious, and beautiful!

Driving to and from town is a hoot! I loved it! There are a few potholes, yes, but what is a vacation get-away without a little adventure? *wink*

Five Stars for Pelican Reef Villas Resort! Now how to duplicate Ruth's rum punch talent here in the States? Hmmm....

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Pelican Reef Villas for seven days for our honeymoon at the end of November 2013.The service goes above and beyond what is expected for the price - Ruthie M. Always had a smile on her face and was the most helpful. Everyone that worked there was really kind and went extra lengths to make sure our stay was memorable. The view is priceless, the breakfast was awesome (banana pancakes), and the condos are very well taken care of, modern, and very clean. We absolutely enjoyed our time at this quiet vacation spot. It is approximately three miles south on a unpaved road, so get ready to ride a bike or drive a golf cart into town. Most adventure outfits will pick you up at your dock. We didn't mind the seclusion so much, as it always made for a new adventure.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pelican Reef Villas Resort
Address: 2.5 Miles South | 2.5 Miles South, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#3 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come Experience Luxury! Swaying Palms, sandy beaches, and warm ocean breezes welcome you to Pelican Reef Villas. Experience unparalleled luxury, and service that is raising the standards, in one of our 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Pelican Reef Villas blends deluxe amenities and breath-taking views with a discreet location 2.5 Miles south of San Pedro to give your trip seclusion with real panache! ... more   less 
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Pelican Reef Hotel
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