My wife and I spent a week at Ramon's. It is extremely convenient to the airport, town and restaurants. The minute you enter the resort, the bustle of the town and main road melt away. The grounds are gorgeous and very well maintained. The beach is manicured every morning. Seagrass is prevalent off Ambergris Caye and washes up daily but these guys keep it in check. The rooms are nice. Nothing extravagant but it's a beach resort. How much time are you spending in the room? They are clean with comfortable beds, tiled showers and hardwood floors and cabinets. My wife dove three times. Due to inner ear issues, I stick with snorkeling. Both were fantastic and the team at Ramon's dive shop were great. The pool is gorgeous. The wait staff are great. Who cares if they say "Un-Belize-able" or You better Belize it"? They are proud of their country. We had the prepaid breakfast every morning which was great. No hassle.
Now, the only negatives... We ate one meal outside of breakfast and it was mediocre at best. Also, it's extremely overpriced. In reading the other reviews, it's time to change chefs. Feel free to hire me! JK. The food should match the other high marks, but it doesn't. Second, the bar just sucks. It's small, with no bar stools. Crap liquor with very little choice. A high class place should have some high class liquors. Absolut vodka as top shelf is not top shelf. No Patron or Don Julio Anejo Tequila? I understand the owners frown on alcohol and are religious, but you are providing a service. Not to mention, if you are going to sell liquor, sell the good stuff.
With that said, there are plenty of places to eat and drink outside the resort. It is what it is. The staff are great. The owners are friendly and approachable. Ramon himself is fantastic. We made many friends at the resort, including the twisted sisters, Captain Al, Mark, Charlotte, Justin, Stephanie... All and all, fantastic vacation. We will definitely go back and if they improve the food and bar, it's an easy 5 stars!
- 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