We stayed in a 2 bedroom hotel room. It was wonderful! Everyone had their space and I loved the bedrooms being upstairs so someone could sleep in and not be disturbed. The staff was very helpful. I would defiantly recommend this hotel.
"Best Vacation Ever "Thank You Belize Ocean Club""
My wife and I decided to visit Placencia Belize for our 20th wedding anniversary and booked 11 days at the Belize Ocean Club. Since we came in the off season during the month of September, other than a few other guests we almost had the whole Hotel and beach to ourselves. The entire staff was extremely professional and looked after our every need. The head chef Mateo made us a special sunset dinner to celebrate our anniversary which included bacon wrapped shrimp, a killer sea food pasta with alfredo sauce, and bananas foster for desert. The Hotel was extremely clean, the beach areas and pool were well maintained. The worst thing about this trip was figuring out what awesome drinks I wanted to order from the beach bar, from a simple Belizean car bomb (made with Belikin stout, Belizean Irish cream and a shot of local rum) to a coco loco, every single drink I had at the bar hit the spot after a long day of doing absolutely nothing on the beach. So when you stay at the Belize Ocean Club, buy yourself a cohiba cigar, get one of the many fine drinks from the beach bar, sit on the beach and you will find a little slice of heaven. The Belize Ocean Club gave us one of the best vacations we have ever had, so I would like to take a moment to thank the bar staff Jason, Dwayne, and Hendry for the exceptional service they gave us during our stay. Last but not least we would like to thank the owner Ben for his hospitality and for making our vacation a wonderful experience.
From the time that we arrived until the time that we left El Secreto, each detail of our stay was thought of in advance.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Ken, Manager of El Secreto with watermelon drinks and refreshing towels after a very long journey. Ken is one of the nicest, professional and accommodating resort managers we have ever met. Upon walking on to the premises to check-in (which is paradise btw), we were given a 5 minute complimentary neck and shoulder massage... We knew then that we were in store for a truly relaxing experience.
The staff is beyond attentive, friendly and helpful with any need you may have. The rooms are designed for both romance and pure relaxation. The resort is extremely secluded and quiet but each villa also provides privacy with an enclosed outdoor shower and private hot tub.
The restaurant and bar serve up incredible drinks with very helpful staff to answer any questions along the way. Room service is also beautifully delivered for a relaxing dinner in your private villa. Ken, Sherry and Norvani were some of the most helpful people I have ever met while vacationing and ensured that our tour, requests and meals were well in order. The rooms are also amazing with King size Tempur-Pedic beds, controllable mood lighting, etc.
If you're giving the opportunity to stay for El Secreto, take it. The only problem is that you may never want to leave!
Took Tropic Ferry boat (private water taxi) to resort, and was greeted as we disembarked on the dock. Staff is remarkably friendly and attentive, from the greeters and front desk to the servers to the housekeepers.
Grounds are beautiful, with lots of waterfalls. Two huge pools, so never felt crowded. Largely hung out at the pools, which are lovely. Bar area is also great, with heated-water "swim up" seats.
We chose Belize because it has activities beyond snorkeling, but the cave tubing, etc. is all on the mainland, so you have to take (and pay for) a puddle-hopper flight back to do anything else. So, a bit of a hassle and makes for a long day if you want to do a few activities to make the trip worthwhile. If you go, and want to do the other activities, spend a day or two on the mainland before heading for Ambergris Caye.
Recommend renting bikes to bike along the beach (and into town, if you want). Beaches are pretty deserted at all resorts, so it's really about off-short and the pools. Definitely take a snorkeling trip, which includes a shark/stingray stop.
What can I say, in the 7 days we stayed at the resort IT was just fantastic from start to finish. From the moment we arrived and received our complimentry cocktails, to when we left and had all our bags carried to the transfer car, the service we received could not have been better. Such kind and friendly staff made for a truly wonderful part to our honeymoon. The room we had overlooked the pool area and the beach and was cleaned daily and fresh towels given. Had wifi but more importantly it was the staff and friends we made that made it a wonderful experience. This was one time my wife and I could truly just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings we were in. We would both definitely recommend Belizean Dreams and we'll certainly be returning in the future.
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