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“Great view, awesome and amazing service ever.” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Colony Island Villas
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Sea Grape Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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2 reviews
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“Great view, awesome and amazing service ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had spend merely 2 nights there, but Grand Colony do live up to their name of excellent and amazing service. Especially the manager, Frank Habet. We always see him walking and checking the compound and at the same time chatting with guests. Amazing view for the suite and they are so comfortable and all you need is there. A trip to grocery store, you will not leave to go for anything else but dinner. But with such a amazing view and well equipped kitchen, its so nice to be able to have dinner over the balcony over looking the Caribbean sea and sunset view. It was amazing. The magical feeling it is not words can described. I would recommend this to everyone, and definitely will be back before you know it for sure :-)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello Julia H,

It was a pleasure having you here with us, even if it was just for a couple of day .You are only a few minutes away and hope to see you all here on the island again. Wish you guys were here for the carnaval as know the 3 of you would have enjoyed it.

Thanks for the great review and the best of 2013 to you all.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Romar and Frank were so nice to deal and with took care of anything we needed. The unit we stayed in was beautiful and staff was great. This is the place to stay! Will recommend it to anyone. Could not have asked for anything more. Thank to all!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello Janice,

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure having you here with us and we hope to hear from you again.
The weather has been great and we just had 3 days of carnaval celebration. Wish you were here as I know you would have enjoy it.

Thanks again and have a great day.
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed for 10 days and had a wonderful time. The manager Frank Habet and staff were very helpful and did a great job with getting us golf carts, kayak, bicycles etc. I would recommend Grand Colony Villas, it was close enough to town. Dive shop picks you up at the dock for scuba trips. No fitness center at the condo but a nice one in town that was inexpensive to use.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello VKastens,

It was a pleasure having you all here with us.

Thanks for your comment. It really means a lot to the staff as the do their best to make sure all you all have a wonderful and memorable stay with us here at Grand Colony.

Thanks again and have a great day.
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I worked with Romar to plan my entire trip to Belize. He was helpful, informative, kind, patient and invaluable. He worked with me for 3 weeks straight to get my trip organized. He made every reservation I needed from Golf Carts, Tours, Restaurant suggestions/ reservation etc. Everything we needed he was there to help us.

Also I loved the fact that the security guard was there 24/7. They were so kind and they too would help us with whatever we needed. He found cocoanut water for us, called places for us when we were running late, got us extra towels. I mean anything we needed we could ask for from anyone.

Besides the people the actual villa we stayed in was amazingly beautiful. The housekeeping was a great extra that we got and was so worth it!

Location wise this was the perfect distance from town (maybe about 2 miles if that) and any trip that we had would pick us up from the loft itself. The great thing about this place was that it wasn't resort-y. It was the perfect about of seclusion and liveliness.

I highly highly highly recommend this place. Because of Romar our trip was not only successful but amazing. He also helped me plan my trip without any stress and very quickly. I can't thank him enough for his help!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello AKA87 :)

Thanks for your review. The Staff love the hear of there performance and this makes us all
strive in making you our valuable guest have a relaxing and memorable stay at Grand Colony.

Have a wonderful day and the best of 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Our family has just returned from a trip to San Pedro and Stayed at the Grand Colony Villas. It is THE place to be because of the convenient location, excellent service, and comfortable amenities.

Situated on the south end of the island, The Grand Colony is close to two of the best restaurants on the island - Rico’s and Victoria House. There are several good groceries and a fruit stand within a short walk’s distance. Downtown and the airport are minutes away. On the beachfront, there is a dock, which is readily accessible for boats to drop off and pick up. For water activity, the villas overlook the channel that leads to shark ray alley, so snorkeling adventures are easy to reach.

The service at the Grand Colony is impeccable. When we arrived, Frank Habet, the property manager had our golf cart ready, food stocked in the kitchen from the provisioner, and had booked a snorkeling outing for the next day’s adventure. He was gracious and accommodating. The staff was very friendly and assessable. Housekeeping kept the villa immaculate and security kept a watchful eye without seeming omnipresent.

The villas themselves are beautiful with mahogany built-in cabinetry, granite countertops, and a large kitchen. The children loved the big screen TVs in all of the rooms with a variety of channels that satisfied everyone’s interests. I am particularly picky about bedding and enjoyed the sheets and fluffy pillows.

Everything was clean – including the outside areas. The pool never saw a leaf. Even the beach was raked on a regular basis, and that is difficult to maintain due to the sea grass that is a fact of life on the island – hence the opulent seas life.

I cannot imagine staying anywhere else on the island and recommend that you check it out.

Room Tip: This is a small, intimate facility. All locations have great views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thanks for your great review, we all make sure that you our valuable guest have a great and relaxing vacation here with us. Our staff like to hear and the they make sure you leave with great memories of us.

Thanks again and hope you hear from you in the near future.
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This was a great visit, me and my family loved it. The customer service was great, but I disliked that there wasn't a formal front desk. The room was fabulous, great beach views and a quick hop to the beach. The beach was disappointing, with seaweed and trash, and you couldn't snorkel there. We chose to go out on a boat and snorkel, which was AMAZING. I highly recommend Hol Chan and the Shark and Manta Rays snorkeling spots. It was a once in a lifetime thing. The pool was great, and our favorite restraunt was Rico's. My personal favorites were the banana pancakes and the fried shrimp. The seafood here is the best I've ever eaten, we watched the fisherman bring in the fish and shrimp for our dinner. Overall it was a fabulous trip.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thanks for the Review.
We currently have someone dedicated to cleaning the beach but there are time of the year where no matter what isdone, there will be seaweed and trash that floats in. It has been speculated that the trash is from cruise ships that dumps their garbage out at sea and end up on the beach.

The snorkeling is definitely great at Hol Chan and Shark Ray. All tours or sight seeing needs to be done with a guide and boat since the entire beach is enviormentally protected and so we cannot take out the sea grass that is growing close to shore, but we do try our best to keep our beach clean everyday.
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Many thanks to Frank Habet, Carlos, Junior, Silvia and the entire staff. You made our vacation one the best ever. Everything was perfect, Pan met us at the airport and gave us an explanation of where we were and how to get around. Our room (s) had the most wondrful citrus aroma daily thanks to the ladies who took care of our room. the appliances were all first class and we had coffee provided so we could make our own in the morning. The pool sparkled, the landscaping was immaculate as was the beach. We appreciated the daily breakfast, snorkling and the bikes. We put a lot of miles on those and saw most of Ambergris Caye by using them instead of the carts.

El Divino next door is first rate and the breakfast was always first class. Dinners were exceptional and probably the best grouper we have ever had.

Ricos is the secret or as some may say "Da Bomb" - Ruby is the chef and makes the best ribs we have ever eaten - had those 2 nights in a row, Lobster grilled and Thermidor is not to be missed. Minnie, Manual, Domingo and (Olivia?? young lady with child) made each meal memorable as well as a lot of laughs during dinner and Happy Hour.

Carlos from security was a wealth of local knowledge and mesmerized us with the way certain herbs, clear stones and other remedies were (still) used due to the lack of medical facilities in remote locations.

Got to meet Dennis Wolfe and listen to his songs which were great!

Thanks to all

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frank H, Manager at Grand Colony Island Villas, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Our staff and management would like to thank you for staying with us. We sincerely hope we met your expectations and that you have a handfull of memories(good ones) of Grand Colony.
If there is any thing you feel that could have helped in making your stay much much more enjoyable, please do let us know.

Thanks again and hope to hear from you again.
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Also Known As:
Grand Colony Island Villas Hotel San Pedro
Grand Colony Island Villas Hotel
Grand Colony Island Villas Belize/San Pedro
Address: Sea Grape Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 Specialty lodging in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Colony Island Villas 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Colony Island Villas is an exclusive beachfront development on the tropical island of Ambergris Caye(San Pedro), Belize. There are three magnificent buildings (2 ocean front, 1 poolside). Grand Colony features luxury two and three bedroom residences. Ambergris Caye is a jewel in the Caribbean Sea. The pool is located in the center of the resort with ocean views with a fabulous beach only 100 feet away. Grand Colony Island Villas is a luxury retreat and whether you’re seeking a tranquil atmosphere with good friends, an intimate hideaway for two or the ideal spot for quality family time. Grand Colony Island Villas offers accommodations that will suit any taste and budget while ensuring your trip to be a memory of a life time. Our Island is famous for its world class snorkeling & diving activities, with the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. We know that that you will experience the genuine hospitality of the island itself. Fashion your own luxurious home away from home in true island style. Grand Colony Island Villas is dedicated to providing the selective and stylish traveler a unique Caribbean island vacation. Guests enjoy a first hand experience of service, in a stylish accommodation against the exotic backdrop of white sandy beaches, palm trees and tropical rainforests. Grand Colony Island Villas is known worldwide for providing discerning travelers with world-class service and distinguished amenities. Come and enjoy our sandy beaches and freshwater pool and stay in the island's best accommodations with full amenities such as living room area, dining room area, full kitchen, two full baths, Jacuzzi and more with private balconies facing the ocean or pool. With its perfect amenities such as a diving & activity center and full service restaurant the resort offers its guests the best of Belize., Grand Colony Island Villas takes pleasure in providing you a tranquil comfort for your next travel destination. ... more   less 
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