We had a wonderful stay 6 night stay at Royal Caribbean Resort and highly recommend it to anyone. Yoran, Carice and the staff were so nice and friendly. They were there to answer any questions we had and even helped us with contacting various local companies to help us confirm our tours...since our cellphones did not work in Belize. The front desk staff also helped us book our Hol Chan snorkeling tour and the tour company picked us up from the resorts own private dock. (however, the snorkel tour itself was pretty strenuous...not recommended for kids...just a little side note )
The resort was peaceful and quiet and the grounds were beautifully kept. If you are looking to relax, this is the place to go. They have the largest pool in San Pedro and they also have a small beach on the premises with chairs to lie out in the sun. The resort is just a short golf-cart ride away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Pedro. You can even rent a golf-cart on site for a much lower price than other rental establishments. There is a fridge and microwave in the cabin and a TV with every channel imaginable. The room itself is huge and spacious and the bed comfortable. The only complaint we had during our stay was that there were some ants in the room, however when we told the front desk they took care of the problem and it was fine.
We stayed there for a week during mid June. It was perfect for us. We stayed in a junior ocean view suite that had a great view of the ocean and overlooked the pool.
The room was clean and the beds (queen and sofa bed) were comfortable. The AC worked well for relief at the end of long days outside. All in all, the room was very comfortable.
We did the Lamanai ruins excursion, snorkeled Hol Chan and shark alley, made an afternoon trip to Caye Caulker, and spent the rest of the time either relaxing at Mata Rocks or wandering around San Pedro. The Lamanai tour was great and filled the whole day. Hol Chan was an easy morning diversion.
It's very easy to get around. The staff can arrange a fifteen minute flight from Belize City airport to the island. It was worth it after a long day of travel to Belize. A complimentary cab will take you from the San Pedro airport directly to Mata Rocks.
Getting around is easy. If you like to walk, you can walk along the beach to downtown (where most of the restaurants are) in about twenty minutes. There are plenty of places along the way if you don't walk to walk that far. You can also check out bikes free of charge or rent golf carts (which most of the locals use rather than cars).
For us, the easiest thing to do was take a cab. They're cheap and get you downtown in five minutes.
Hurricane's bar/grill had the best seafood, hands down. Simple fresh food and nice service.
Be prepared to slow things way, way down
I stayed here with my 11 year old daughter. We felt very safe. The staff was very kind and helpful! I lost my phone in Belize City at the Ferry. The staff called around for me and helped me locate my cell phone! I can't believe I got it back.
The rooms are nice and immaculate. It has 2 pools and a nice beach front with a dock. I will stay again and I would reccomend it to everyone!
Amy from Burlington, NC
The only resort sitting on the powdery sand of Mar de Tumbo Beach just south of San Pedro Town on the Ambergris Caye of …More
I had a wonderful time in San Pedro. I stayed at the Sands Villa. the only complaint I have is the picture that you see on Expedia is not where I stayed. The picture that you see on Expedia are the condos that are for sale. If you book the hotel you will be staying next door to these condos. I thought I would be staying at this resort hotel that I saw in the picture.
The hotel staff was friendly and very accommodating and truly interested in the quality of our stay. They were great in terms of scheduling tours, even at a moments notice. Our second time in Belize and first time at this hotel. We will definitely return.
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