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“FABULOUS PLACE TO STAY!”
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X'tan Ha Resort
Ranked #12 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“FABULOUS PLACE TO STAY!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My hubby have been to Belize twice and stayed at X'Tan Ha Resort both times. We love this place, all of the rooms have a beautiful mahogany finish and are nice and quaint. We love this resort in particular because of the beach and their beach maintenance; X'Tan Ha has a "swimable" beach that is not consumed by seaweed like most of the other resorts in Ambergris Caye, plus they have employees that spend the time to rake the seaweed from the beach. Furthermore, X'Tan Ha has a variety of beach amenities; they have kayaks and paddles, paddle boat, paddle boards, a Hobie Cat sailboat for guests who can sail, supplies for playing water tennis (rackets/paddles and ball), a volleyball net in the ocean, and they even have a trampoline in the ocean! The have snorkel gear and life vests available to their guests as well, and all of the amenities I just mentioned are only available to guests staying on the resort, which I like since there may be a few people from other resorts at the awesome beach bar or coming to swim in the "swimable" ocean offered by X'Tan Ha. My husband and I like to take the kayaks out and snorkel near the reef. A few other things we like about X'Tan Ha is the restaurant, Temple Run Tavern, that they have on site. The chef, DJ, is amazing, and all of the servers are great but we loved having Alfred as our waiter. The resort has a very private feel, which we love. You can take a water taxi into town (San Pedro) to get a nice change of scenery. The resort also has bikes available if you want to travel along the beach yourself. Overall, X'Tan Ha is a fabulous place to stay and I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Belize. The managers are very nice and all of the staff are very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. It's one of the places were if you tell people you are staying at they say, "oh yeah that's a nice place." We would definitely stay here again for our next return to Belize.

Room Tip: Oceanview rooms are the best!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had an amazing time at X-tan Ha. It's a beautiful property with the best beach on Ambergris. They rake up all the sea grass regularly and there are large open areas for swimming wading and enjoying the pristine water, unlike many places on the Caye. They have great kayaks and paddle boards free for guests to use and it's an easy kayak out to Mexico Rocks where you can anchor or buoy the boat while you snorkel there. We were worried about the weather in June, but it rained for maybe 10 minutes and was then beautiful again. They have a great little bar over the water too, so if it does rain you can just go sit, order a banana and lime Daquiri (the freshest thing on the menu) and wait it out! The service was great and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. When we arrived I was expecting an upper level room with a view but we had been given a ground floor room with no view. Antonionini was very helpful in getting things switched for us without a problem. Eddie was also great helping with our bags and talking soccer while we waited. We were a little shocked by the prices of everything when we got there, but after paying to go into San Pedro in search of more affordable options were surprised that almost everything on Ambergris is expensive and X-tan Ha is very comparable. Downtown San Pedro is 7.5miles away, and will cost you and a companion 32 USD round trip to get there. I think X-tan Ha should have some sort of a shuttle service for less. But I don't know if they'd break even.... My suggestion is that you go by one of the grocery stores near the airport when you land in San Pedro and buy the necessities. Breakfast stuff, snacks for lunch time and LOTS of beer. They cost $1 at the store and $4 at X-tan Ha, mixed drinks are $12. The restaurant is pretty good, the service is excellent, and the burgers are awesome. But you'll probably tire of the food after a day or two. Mambas a few miles down the beach will come and pick you up and drop you off, but don't expect any cheaper prices, it's all expensive. All in all it was a great place to go an unwind and enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean! We really did LOVE our stay there.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank Charlotte B
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

My husbad and I recently stayed at X'tan Ha resort in Belize for 5nights as part of our honeymoon holiday.

We found the resort and it's staff to be fantastic. From grounds keepers to management the staff here are impressively patient, kind and professional. For us this is what made this stay so enjoyable.

The resort is set on one of the most beautiful beaches on Ambergris Cay. The apartments (with fridge, microwave, stove, a/c, TV etc.) are clean, comfortable, spacious and meticulously cared for.

We were picked up at the airport, tender was waiting, welcome drinks and a complementary bottle of champagne greeted us upon arrival.

Activities run by the resort are great. We spent a day spear fishing  (an incredibly difficult activity to take tourists). Mario and his brother did an awesome job and we had one of the best days of rour trip! Without harping on......... Manager Stacey and team, thank you for everything!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Just wanted to share with everyone how much we loved the whole experience. It started and kept building on the people of Belize. We were greeted at the boat dock by Winston from X'tan Ha. He proceeded to give us the rundown of the town and local food establishments. He then asked if we would like to take any groceries with us to the resort. He was very helpful and so was the store clerk. We went back to the boat and were taken out to the resort. When we pulled up it was beautiful. We were greeted, our bags and groceries were gathered by Sonny, who I don't think I ever saw not smiling the whole trip. We went to the office where we met Stacey. She was incredible. Within 5 minutes, we felt welcomed, at home, and confident if we needed "anything", they were going to take care of it. The resort was beautiful and quaint. The room was great, clean, comfortable, and nice. We went over to the restaurant and met Sharon. The food was great and she just smiled and made us laugh the whole time. Over the next few days, we met Alex and Tony at the bar and they were great, funny and helpful. We even had a little party one night watching the Spurs beat Oklahoma to advance. We are from San Antonio, so we were pretty excited. We met Rosita from the restaurant as well and she was equally as pleasant and nice. Kept running into Sonny and again, he would be smiling asking if we needed anything. Antonini at the front desk helped me coordinate some things, including a trip into town. One day we rode into town with some of the staff, Kurt and Matt with No Worries Tours. We were telling them how great everything was and and how impressed we were with all the people and he turned to me, smiled and said, "we are the front line of Belize". We thought that was so great and true. I really wish more people took that approach to things. In summary, nothing negative to say, we met some of the owners, they are great. Looks like they are expanding in the back. Great place, even greater people. We will definitely go back and probably take our kids. Thanks again X'tan Ha!! You truly provided us with a great vacation.

Room Tip: All of them are positioned really well. I would like to try the beach front. They are super close...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dowagiac, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at X'tan Ha Resort in March. We had an amazing trip! The moment we arrived at X'tan Ha we felt welcomed by the staff. Everyone working at X'tan Ha is helpful and friendly. The property is beautiful, and the beach seems to be the best in the area! We had read other reviews before we arrived to the resort, so we knew that we needed to buy groceries in town if we wanted to save money by cooking a few meals in our room. We were able to take the water taxi to San Pedro and buy a few things that we needed. Groceries can get expense, but it was great to have some things right in our room. Although the resort is a little off the beaten path we were still able to explore Belize with the help of No Worries Tours. It was very helpful to have them right at the resort. They were very accommodating and helpful. We were able to do all the tours that we wanted to while in Belize.This resort offers the best of both worlds a quiet secluded getaway and/or a great adventure if you want it. Overall, we had the most amazing honeymoon at X'tan Ha. We plan to come back!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

What an amazing spot and staff! If you like tons of people, parties galore and lots of beach traffic and vendors, this is NOT the place for you. The beach was amazing, the staff were excellent, and the rooms were very clean and comfortable! The water was so warm and clear, we walked out and snorkeled most days. As this is a smaller, more intimate resort you really get to know everyone and they get to know you, staff & guests alike. And you don't have to get up at 4am to claim a beach chair! The only way in and out is via water taxi, and it is a 15-20 min. trip but that can be a plus or a minus, depending on how you look at it. We loved it! The running water does have a smell, but it's an island people! I'm guessing they were working off of well water. You get used to it and they provide plenty of clean, fresh drinking water so it's not that big of a deal. We only ate at the restaurant a couple of times but it was good. We didn't find the drinks to be out of line with anywhere else we've been, but we did bring a bottle in and ordered in beer from the grocery. The bed was a little too soft for what we are used to, but we still slept fine. Must have been all the fresh sea air and Belikin! The absolute only fault I could find would be with the dive shop on site. But he rents from them so no black mark against the resort. Better to go in to town and book from someone there. I booked a deep tissue massage from Sandra the first day. Very reasonably priced and she was WONDERFUL!!

Room Tip: Get an ocean view room. Worth every penney!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at X'tan Ha the second week in may and we loved it! The moment you arrive everyone treats you great.Saul took our bags to our room and helped me unpack the food we had delivered from Mata Grande grocery store before we arrived.The bartenders Alex,Elder,Tony and Obie are a great bunch of guys!Every time we were at the bar they were feeding us something whether it was conch ceviche or fresh fish they grilled.The beach is by far the best on the island,very little sea grass and calm clear water.Hill at No Worries Tours is a great guy as is the entire crew.X'tan Ha is small only about 32 rooms so everyone gets to know each other pretty quickly.I've read complaints about the beds,but ours was comfortable.Our room was always clean and all of our requests were taken care of with a smile! X'tan Ha is a wonderful place with friendly people and we plan to go back again and again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: X'tan Ha Resort
Address: | 7.2 Mls. North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Belize Legacy Beach Resort)
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#10 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#11 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — X'tan Ha Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a tranquil, luxurious and romantic destination at X'tan Ha Resort, located just 7.2 Miles North of San Pedro Town. This truly exotic, tropical resort offers one bedroom suites, with spacious kitchens and living areas. Each villa offers a private verandah overlooking the pristine Caribbean Sea. X'tan Ha offers complimentary water sports- kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, hobie cat sailing, and a water trampoline. X'tan Ha offers complimentary transfers upon arrival/departure from/to San Pedro town upon arrival and departure. ... more   less 
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Belize Legacy Beach Hotel San Pedro
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