We spent the week of Christmas at Villa Verano with 14 in our group. We had the entire first floor of the house which was perfect since half of our group were teenagers who were in and out all day long.
The house is absoutly spectacular! Well decorated, well appointed and very well staffed. From the moment we arrived and met Liz waiting on the steps for us we knew we were home for the week. Liz and Luis were very helpful, had wonderful siggestions and were always smiling. Liz went ordered us fresh baked breads each day which I would highly recommend. They were delivered warm most days and were devoured within minutes of arrival. Our BEST culinary experience during the week was having Cheryl and Maggie cook for us. These ladies are a treat. SO kind and sweet. And boy can they cook. For our first meal they prepared boilup (a local fish soup), lobster creole, sauteed shrimp and rice and beans. Not to be out done by coconut creme pie for dessert. That dinner was so outstanding we booked them right then and there for the next night. By far the best food and valie of the week.
Liz's recommondation of zip lining location was better than expected. 8 long runs. Only draw back were the "no see ums". A tiny mosquito that diiner well on our group. I'm stil iitchy as I type this!
Liz chartered a boat for a half day snorkle trip. The weather started off terribly and we got a late start in the water becuase of it. Our Captain was so kind that he extended our time out to compensate for the late start. The charter left from a secret marina that is worth going to even if you don't go out on the water. It comes with a pet Alligator and tiki bar!
Martin is a lovely guy who tends to the grounds of the house. All 6 teenage girls were enamoured with his kindness. He offered them daily fresh coconuts, explained the difference between the newer ones from the older ones, took them for a sail in the property catamarin and entertianed them with stories of his 5 daughters.
The entire staff was friendly, polite and professional. Andrea was a pleasure to see each morning with her smiling face!
We will miss everyone for a long time and highly receommend Villa Verano.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Verano offers spectacular Belize luxury beach villas and exclusive access to elite guest facilities, including a fully equipped roof top gym, games room and hot tub. Also, our beachfront rentals provide sunning and garden spaces- hosting spectacular ocean and/or mountain views; seventy foot ocean side pool, outdoor showers, kayaks and a catamaran.Five restaurants are within five minutes walk. Local activities include, snorkeling, diving fishing, birding and hiking, Mayan Ruins and waterfall hikes, and are conveniently arranged by our concierge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Verano Belize/Hopkins