My wife and I went to San Pedro and stayed at Ramon's Village to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary. We couldn't have been much happier.
The property itself is beautiful. It looked to me like one of the best maintained on the entire island. They have guys raking the beach every morning to keep it clear of washed up debris and sea grass. I wouldn't consider it luxury, but I do think it is for San Pedro. It's not a very large place, so you don't want to go here to spend the entire time on the resort. San Pedro is a great town with lots to do and see, and it's only a short walk from Ramon's. You can also rent a golf cart and check out the whole island.
The room was nice. We reserved the honeymoon suite. It looked to me like it's about the same as the others, except it's detached and off to the side of the beach to be a little more secluded. The roofs are thatch, and there are little lizards that crawl around in it at night. They didn't bother us at all, but you can here them and it took us a couple of nights to figure out what it was. There is a door on the bathroom, but no ceiling. It's open air into the main room from the top, so if you're shy about that, just thought you should know. The only thing that bothered us about the room is that they have no in-room safe. You have to use a safe deposit box at the front desk. That's inconvenient and out of date in my opinion. We always use the safe's a lot when we travel, so I didn't enjoy having to carry the key and go by the front desk all the time. But, if that's my only complaint, then this is a great property.
The dive shop was also good and very professional. Nice boats, and DM's that know what they're doing. The diving was ok. It was the beginning of the rainy season when we went, so the storms made the water choppy and cloudy, but I still enjoyed the dives. The nurse sharks have become used to the DM's spearing and feeding them lion fish, so don't be surprised if one or two tag along with you while diving.
The beach is the best I saw on San Pedro, because they take good care of it. It's not a good swimming beach because of the sea grass, but none of the beaches in San Pedro are. They do clear it out some here so you can go in the water, just not far. They have a swimming area at the end of the pier that is actually very good if you want to snorkel. There's a large amount of fish and crabs out there. So if you aren't going on an excursion, it's a great place to get your swimming in.
The restaurant was good, but here are too many amazing places in San Pedro to eat all your meals at the hotel. We order the room with the breakfast package, and did breakfast their every morning. For lunch and dinner we would walk through San Pedro and try a new place. We were very happy that we did that. There's no way you can try all the places you'll find. So even though Ramon's offers a complete meal package, you're missing out if you do that.
The people are all super nice and helpful. The hotel staff, and even just the strangers on the street. We are pretty low maintenance people, and don't ask for much. So we had very little interaction with the staff outside of going by the desk for the deposit box or the wait staff at the restaurant. But the times we did, they were all very professional and quick to help with whatever we needed.
I have seen other reviews on here talk about theft, and I was worried about that. That's actually the only reason we went ahead and used the safe deposit box. We didn't keep anything valuable in our room. So we had no problems there. But we also didn't feel like our things were rifled through when we came back to our room each time either.
San Pedro, and Ramon's Village is an amazing and beautiful place. We will be back as soon as we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ramon's Village Resort is the premiere beach resort in San Pedro, Belize featuring authentic thatched roof cabanas, fabulous beach, lagoon style pool, Ramon's Village Divers scuba diving center, Pineapples Restaurant, Tropic Al's and the Tiki Turtle Trading Company. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ramon`s Village Hotel San Pedro
- Ramons Village Hotel
- Ramons Village Belize
- Ramons Village San Pedro
- Ramon's Village Resort Belize/San Pedro