I initially was going to hold off on writing this review until I could think of an appropriately eloquent description of this resort, its staff, and the dream vacation Las Terrazas provided for more than 50 of my most loved ones. But I would be unable to list all the all the dedicated staff and elements of wedding planning and fun needed to give all the credit that is due here so I am going to opt for writing what I can while it is still fresh. I hope management reads this review and understands how very very appreciated their team on the ground in Belize is. Top notch.
Even if we hadn't just hosted a big event there and just gone on vacation, I would write an effusive review here. The fact this was a vacation combined with the wedding just showcased what a magical spot this was, because from what I've heard every single one of us in attendance (occupying the majority of the resort) had a blast and felt spoiled. We visited the resort last May before deciding on it as the location for our January 20 destination wedding. We thought it was great then, but somehow it managed to be even better the second visit with all our friends and family. If you are a bride and/or groom and considering this a location for your wedding, do not hesitate. Carolyn Stone (based in the US office) made the process of planning not only easy but fun for our families. I cannot say enough good things about her and her talents in making a dream wedding come true. She was so attentive and answered emails normally within minutes and gave great advice. Lorraine (who handles reservations and is also in the US) helped all our guests through a fairly complicated booking process with many dates involving travel from several countries. Once we were all at Las Terrazas the real fun began.
Every single staff person we encountered was warm, gracious, and beyond helpful. Our friends kept coming up and saying to us how nice the Las Terrazas staff were, and how welcome they were made to feel. The word "paradise" was used many times by our guests (and my husband and I). There is so much to do on Ambergris Caye, but the beach and pool are so gorgeous it is tempting just to stay at the resort. Associate General Manager Ovel is the master of making it all happen once you get to the resort, and you can tell he has vast experience in making these events go off flawlessly and making all the nervous hosts feel totally at ease. He is a pro. He saw to every detail plus some we wouldn't have thought of for the entire week we had guests at the resort. He and his team made everything better than we even asked for or imagined was possible. Curl who also helped manage all the logistics for our fairly large party was wonderful, as was Manuel at the front desk. Also Manuel at O restaurant was so kind and dedicated to making everybody happy and satisfied (even when 40 of us inundated the restaurant all at once with out reservations....Manuel, Chef Nolvin wonderful coworkers at O just rolled with it even though I'm sure this could not have been easy to deal with!). He was there for all of our catered events and kept making sure everybody was fed and happy and relaxed.
We had several events (a welcome cocktail hour, a rehersal dinner at another restaurant, a snorkel trip and the wedding and morning after breakfast) and Carolyn and Ovel helped us make it all happen and everybody had so much fun. We had lots of questions as we planned the wedding and when we first got there and nobody made us feel like a bother even though I know we must have taken a lot of their time. Chef Patrick has done an outstanding job with the "regular menu" as well as the catering menu that he let us customize to fit our tastes. Every peace of fish we had at O was fresh and delicious -- we didn't have one disappointing meal the entire time we were there. The food at the wedding itself was also delicious and fresh and made our guests quite happy. Drinks were excellent. I have nothing but good things to say here. Since we were there so long we also enjoyed walking over to Rendezvous next door for a few meals to indulge in their fabulous Thai food -- between Rendenvous and O you could stay at Las Terrazas for a long time and be impressed get to try something new every night if you wish.
We had so so so much fun (blue hole, pool, friends, dancing, eating what is not to love?). We felt really special and so did our family and from what I've been told guests. We danced late into the night at the wedding on the beach looking up at the stars. Do not hesitate to experience this resort for yourself for a casual vacation or a wedding. As one of our guests said, "if you don't love this place and have fun that's on you." I wish I could mention everybody who made this such a special trip for us here that works at Las Terrazas but the list would be too long -- they and their beautiful property have truly hit the mark. Bravo to you all for being so good at your jobs and bringing so much happiness to so many! This was an absolutely fabulous vacation and the only thing I'm mad about is that we had to leave.
PS: For Divers, White Sands dive shop is right next door and is fabulous. Also, the hair and makeup Carolyn and Ovel arranged was great -- I'm a little picky about what I like and they worked with me and we all felt great.
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