I just returned from a week vacation at Hol Chan Reef Resort & Villas and my only complaint is that I wish I could have stayed longer.
The location is perfect! It is only a short golf cart or bike ride to town, yet far enough to get the secluded/resort feeling. Which is a win-win in my book. You are literally on the water in front of Hol Chan Marine reserve. You won't realize how special Hol Chan is until you see it for yourself. The area is flourishing with different kinds of fish, sea turtles, sting rays, and SHARKS (docile nurse sharks, so don't let that deter you). The best part is you get to go in the water with these animals and see them up close and personal. Snorkeling, scuba or even both are highly recommended. Not to mention the wildlife has been known to swim right up to the dock. (Talk to Sue for the best excursions and trips.)
the amenities are also amazing. A beautiful palapa dock with lounge chairs and a hammock to relax on. There are two pools to wind down and relax in. One with a swim up bar complete with bar stools in the water and infinity edge. The beach area is huge and perfect for kids to play or just to relax under one of the large palapas. The lounge chairs are padded and very comfortable. There are even sea kayaks available for you to use. This was really cool, because you can practically kayak right out to the barrier reef.
The villas are all top of the line and have amazing views of the ocean. This is a fairly new resort, so you don't have to worry about dated appliances or old, beat up furniture. We honestly didn't spend much time inside, but it was nice knowing there were simple luxuries like a big screen tv, wifi and a/c waiting for us at the end of a fun and exhausting day. The natural breeze from the coast is actually better than the a/c in my opinion. Leaving the doors wide open and screens closed was an even bigger treat. Something about the breeze and soft roar of the waves crashing in the distance on the reef could lull me to sleep at any time of day. Now that is relaxation.
There is so much to do and see in Belize and most of the excursions will pick you up right from the dock. Whether you want an action packed vacation, a relaxing getaway or even a combination of both, this place has everything you need. Don't be afraid to just ask and you will be so glad that you did. I would definitely stay here again and can't wait to plan my next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Major renovation including NEW Villa Building completion Jan 14,2014 with eight spectacular 2400 SF 3 Bedroom condos. New pool and beach & pier palapas. Hol Chan Reef Resort Villas is a new elegant beach resort featuring two bedroom and three bedroom villas on the south end of Ambergris Caye. Lounge pool side or enjoy the Caribbean Sea where the incredible Hol Chan Marine Reserve, one of the best snorkeling spots in the whole country, is a short boat ride away. We are so dedicated to helping you relax and unwind, we have an onsite management team providing personal concierge services to assist you with anything you want and need. And as an extra treat, we have an elevator that goes all the way up to a dual rooftop deck with unobstructed panoramic views of the Barrier Reef and island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hol Chan Reef Resort Villas Belize/San Pedro