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White Sands Cove Resort
Ranked #6 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Battle Ground, Washington, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Stay in Low Season at a Beautiful Resort”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here during low season in October of 2013. We had an oceanfront room with a beautiful view! The room had AC, so heat was not an issue. We used the complimentary bikes to explore the island. The restaurant and bar at the resort is fantastic. We went on a fishing trip and caught some fish and they cooked it up for us! The staff are incredibly friendly and informative. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

I loved our recent stay at White Sands! Staying north of San Pedro gave our vacation the feel of being on a private island. Getting to town was an easy $5 water taxi ride away. The staff at White Sands were excellent and professional. Marlon, Ward, Jenna and Luis were excellent hosts. They told us about a halloween party at a hotel in San Pedro, taught us how to fish, gave us fresh coconuts to drink from, set up our kayaks, gave us directions on where to ride our bikes on the beach, the list could go on! It was our 5 year wedding anniversary and when we had dinner at the White Sands restaurant, the chef and bartender, Miguela and Doris, went above and beyond making us feel special by decorating our area where we had dinner. The food was delicious, drinks tasty, and everything was reasonably priced! The 1 bedroom condo was the perfect size and made us feel at home, every morning waking up and seeing the ocean really made it feel like paradise! I can't wait to go back to Ambergris Caye and I know when I do I will be staying at White Sands! Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation White Sands!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Kansas
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

First trip outside North America and was a little nervous and uneasy. All those fears were immediately resolved by a very friendly and inviting country. We took the tropic air flight from Belize City to San Pedro Island. Very smooth with no issues. Caught a water taxi to WSC and was greeted by the most amazing staff ever. Ward and Jenna do a masterful job of running the resort. Down to earth and very friendly. We got settled in immediately and were kayaking out to the reef within an hour and doing some snorkeling. Marlon opens the bar in the morning with fresh coffee and greets you with a smile and friendly conversation while relaxing in the ocean breeze. Doris was awesome. She takes care of the bar area in the afternoon and evening hours. Just a real sweetheart. And Chef Miguela was amazing. We would bring her our catch for the day and she would prepare in a new way everyday. Truly unique and incredible. Plenty of other places to eat and get drinks up and down the beach. Just ask for help from the WSC and they will point you in the right direction. Make sure to take advantage of the Belize Pro Dive Shop that is on location at the WSC. Bernie, Lewis and Pedro were all top notch guides. We went snorkeling, swam with the sharks, trolling, spear fishing and scuba diving. You will truly be in excellent hands and shown a great time. We caught a Huge African Pampano and some Baracuda as well as some black snapper. I will post some pics as soon as I get them together. Thank you to WSC and all the amazing staff for my best vacation ever!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Belize in You, Belize in Me, Land of the Free! That is what we were greeted with on our first day in this amazing country. We decided to take the San Pedro Express boat ferry to Ambergris Caye which is where we began to fall in love with Belize. While we were packed in like a downtown subway train in rush hour, it was beautiful to see how the regular people travel and to experience the Sea. Once in San Pedro,we finally found Isiah and our way to the market. Don't go to the "Kmart" go to Steve's across the street or to SuperBuy (3 blocks behind Fido's) which have more choices and better prices. But we were smack in the middle of the Independence Day Parade which was colorful and joyous. So much fun.

Once we reached White Sands Cove, we knew we were going to love it. Marlon met us with a smile, as he was patiently awaiting our arrival. The property was amazing. Clean, well built, exceptionally landscaped to capture the peaceful serenity of the natural environment. We loved our two bedroom ocean front room. As a former hotelier, cleanliness is next to godliness and this place was almost perfect. I will always find a corner or a rouge hair in the shower that needs attention, but this place gets a 9 out of 10. And we loved having a kitchen to make breakfast and lunch.

The food at WSC is very good. Chef Miguela is creative. Some dishes are a little salty, but that is because I don't normally cook with salt, so I'm sure most folks would be exceptionally happy. Doris is a sweetheart. She was always at our service with a smile and makes some of the best rum punch ever!!! Ask her to add a little clubsoda to it to make it light and bubbley.

Make sure you go see Bernie and Tony at the Dive Shop. For $400 USD you can snokel all day and visit Caye Caulker. These guys are awesome and Bernie is "the fish whisperer"...swim with him and you will understand!

A perfect pool, bikes, kayaks and Chica and Chico round out all the goodies that you will have at your fingertips. I highly recommed travelling in off season. We had the whole place to ourselves. This may have been our first trip to WSC but it will not be our last.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms give you a great view of the sunrise and the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Just returned from a 6 day stay at the White Sands Cove Resort and I’m already planning my trip back! Could not have asked for a more amazing staff or a better location.
Ward, Jenna, Doris, and Marlo – thank you so very much for taking such good care of us.

The room was very large, fully equipped kitchen and a living room with a couch to lounge on – definitely a plus. Cleaning services at the hotel are probably one of the best ones I’ve seen.

The food at the resort was great – we tried it all, breakfast, lunch and dinner- chef Miguela is a genius. Definitely tons of variety and fresh delicious food. Doris the bartender is such a sweetheart and was a pleasure to hang out with.
We tried a few neighboring restaurants (due to slow season some were closed) – Ak’Bol and Aji also offer excellent food – just a short walk from the hotel.

The hotel pool is a great alternative to the ocean on a rainy or cloudy day, and definitely a plus. Kept super clean and water was very warm.
Hotel offers free bikes and kayaks, which we didn’t use, but most definitely wanted to. We got hooked on diving and ended up spending 4 days on the boat with the dive shop that’s located on the premises of the hotel. Major plus and definitely the “golden nugget” of the hotel.

Ward and Jenna arranged an amazing excursion for us – Mayan Ruins, Zipline and Cave Tubing. All you need to do is ask, they are great at customizing a day excursion of your dreams.

All and all – this was a trip of a lifetime. Tons of activities, great food, great hosts and a great location. Can’t wait to be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Flying into Belize city and catching the little "puddle jumper" to San Pedro is s
The start of a great vacation. We were met by isiah who transported us to White Sands Cove. We were greeted by Ward and Jenna and escorted to our 2 bedroom 2 bath oceanfront unit. The rooms were quite large and the fully equipped kitchen was great! We went in the slow season which was great as it was not that busy. Excellent nachos by the sparkling blue pool and great cocktails as well. The 2 resident pups, Chica and Chico are too sweet and shared our lounge chairs with us. They were great little watch dogs. We used the water taxi to get into town which is $5 per person and is the same if you use it as a private charter. They will pick you back up at an arranged time. The free bikes and kayaks are great! We rode everyday. We used the dive shop on site and I cannot say enough good things about the operation. There were 3 dive masters on board and one was always on the boat. Very attentive and involved. One night Ward brought us homemade cookies! I would highly recommend White Sands Cove. It is far enough from town so you don't have the traffic but close enough to town for shopping, etc.

Room Tip: We had the 2 bedroom oceanfront. Not all rooms open onto ocean however it is a very short walk.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We have recently returned from the heartland of the Maya. Along with our unforgettable experiences of roaming and zipping through its lush tropical forest, exploring the Mayan ruins, fishing and snorkeling off the coast of Ambergris Caye, and eating delicious meals with new found friends, this vacation is one we will cherish forever.

We would like to extend a special thank you for the staff of White Sands Cove Resort (Ward, Marlon, Doris, Diane, Bernie, Louis, Miguela, and the cleaning crew) for making our stay pleasurable. The resort was perfectly located in front of a spectacular view of the Ambergris Caye. You can feel the warm ocean breeze massaging through your whole body as you sit down and relax. We stayed at the tree house, which was fully furnished and kept cleaned every day. When we return for our second trip, we will definitely stay in one of the condominiums. They are located closer to the pool, bar, and the ocean. Although it was my first time fishing and my wife’s first time snorkeling, Louis, our guide from the White Sands Dive Center, made it enjoyable for the both of us. His friendly and outgoing attitude made us both feel at ease. Doris (the resort’s bartender and host) and Ward and Marlon (resort’s managers) welcomed us with smiles and open arms. Ward kept us posted on everything. We couldn't get enough of Miguela's cooking. Wow! Top notch meals. The resort’s family pets, Chico and Chica, kept us entertained. Last but not least, thank you for the resort’s extended guests, AG and Kay, for their endless hospitality.

Thank you once again, WSC staff, for a fabulous week.

Victor and Erica Basbas
Jacksonville, North Carolina

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: White Sands Cove Resort
Address: Laguna De Cayo Frances | 2.5 Miles North of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#15 Family Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Sands Cove Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away among tropical fauna and turquoise waters, White Sands Cove Resort sits 2.5 miles north of San Pedro, on the Island of Ambergris Caye. Just off the coast of Belize, our cozy boutique resort is tastefully defined by its unique balance of tranquility and adventure. ... more   less 
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