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Belizean Shores Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3.5 Miles North | Ambegris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 0000, Belize   |  
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Ranked #19 of 55 hotels in San Pedro
Allendale, New Jersey
1 review
“wonderful accomodations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at Belizean shores over New Years to attend a wedding at it's sister hotel, Coco Beach. Our rooms were spatious and comfortable with beautiful views, even from the ground floor. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were a little concerned about drinking water and food after reading some things on line. We were given a large jug of drinking water when we arrived which we could refill on the property with filtered water . This worked quite well and the food was fine.They did a great job with the wedding as well. It was a very relaxing vacation.

Room Tip: We asked for ocean view and got it, but we made our reservations far in advance.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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breckenridge
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48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom upper level number 2B. We had a great view of the ocean. The one bedroom apt with loft was perfect for us, clean, spacious with a kitchen area. Pros: Bed was very comfortable! The pool is very nice, large with a swim up bar. Location is good for people who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town. We walked twice to San Pedro along the beach and one day we rented bikes and rode north to the best place to eat on the island Rojo's Lounge. They have amazing mojito's and food! Resort Staff is very friendly and eager to please. Dive Shop on premises is convenient.
Cons: Food leaves something to be desired, but it is a easy walk to other eating establishments in both directions. Water taxi is only 10 minutes to town.

Room Tip: upper level, 2B has great views without the high price of "ocean front" rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband and I are a month away from our fifth trip to Belizean Shores and are counting the days. It's a wonderful place to stay. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, the rooms are large, airy, sunny and have wonderful views of the water. The location is spectacular and the resort has all the comforts without being over the top. We love kayaking out to the reef and snorkeling for hours. The pool is lovely, and the pool bar staff very friendly and attentive. I can't say enough about the wonderful staff at Belizean Shores. We are really looking forward to this trip!

Room Tip: Upper level rooms have private balconies. The ocean breezes reach all through Belizean Shores, but t...
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  • Stayed July 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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

In my opinion this is a so-so resort, no frills but suitable non-the-less.

ROOMS:
The rooms were large and spacious giving you the feel of your own condo/apartment. Space is really the only thing these rooms have going for them as they are outdated and in some cases rundown. The furniture and decor would benefit from a little modernization as they look like artifacts left from the 80's. The kitchen and appliances can also use some modernization as our fridge and stove was old and worn, not very attractive and appealing.

FOOD:
This was our major complaint as the food was horrible and too expensive. We were traveling in the jungles of Belize for nearly 2 weeks and grew to love the local cuisine but our taste buds and wallets were in for a big surprise at this resort. Most of the food here is "Westernized". On their menu they claim to have a few cultural foods from Belize but they are water-down and do not represent true local cuisine. Also, the menu is limited, which became a problem after our 2nd day. We had the intent of leaving the hotel to eat somewhere else but the hotel is rather far away and during October most establishments and restaurants were closed causing us to eat at the resort. If you plan on staying here just know that you'll be spending a lot on subpar food, and if you want to eat elsewhere you'll have a 35min commute via water taxi.

LOCATION:
Not the idealist of locations as you are about 35min away from the town center. If you plan on staying at the resort all day this wont be a problem. They have a water taxi to take you in and out but you'll have to pay each time you use it.

EXCURSIONS:
The hotel can help you arrange excursions only through their subcontracted excursion company. This was annoying as the excursion company didn't offer anything of our interest and what they did have seemed slightly overpriced. In the end, find your own excursion company as you'll save tons of money not using the hotels subcontracted. Also, all the companies in San Pedro will pick you up via water taxi so you don't have to worry. Do a little research prior to leaving, it will be in your best interest.

BEACH:
The beach or the nonexistence of a beach. In San Pedro it's difficult to find lush beach fronts as the island is surrounded by reef barriers. There is a small area of beach front maybe 10ft but its so small you can't swim in the ocean. They have a swimming pool to help cool off or you can jump off the boat pier and try to get a ocean swim.

Overall there aren't any major flaws with this hotel but there aren't many things to rave about. If I return to San Pedro, I'd look into a different resort. If cost is a concern then this is a good deal for your money but if you can spend a little more you'll probably get a better and more memorable experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

OMG, best customer service we could ask for. My friend's bag never made it with her on the flight to Belize. We initially, were staying in another resort for first 4 days, then transfer to Belizean Shores Resort for the remainder of our vacation. Their front desk, was willing to assist my friend in calls and figuring out where her bag had gone, even though we were not scheduled to move for another two days.

On the day of our check-in, we had scheduled to attend an excursion to the "Blue Hole," Belizean Shores, accommodated us and picked up our bags from Captain Morgans and brought our bags over for us while we attended our excursion.

Another advantage is the 24hour pool and hot tub; you also have access to their neighboring resort Cocowalk Resort for dinning and bar areas (great food) and open after hours.

Belizean Shores did not have the greatest food, but they made up with having affiliations with neighboring resorts.

FYI: there are lots of sand flees everywhere on the beach, regular OFF will not work, nor will the canela bracelets. Locals recommend to eat garlic before coming and during your stay. My friends and I were eaten alive at all times, the only way to sooth the itch was to get in salty water or chlorine water. We got bitten all over our bodies... It does rain on/off in Belize, i would bring a light rain coat. Because there is a kitchenet in the rooms, we bought eggs, bread, butter, and juice to keep in the room for breakfast/snack.
there is a local grocery store north of the resort ~10 minutes drive or if you wake up early enough, there is a local vendor on a bicycle selling breakfast burritos or tomales for $2 dollars/4 BZ on the beach.

Room Tip: Eat Garlic to keep the sand flees away.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Monterey, California
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was our third stay at Belizean Shores. The staff was again exceptional. Their attention to detail and committment to customer excellence was supurb. From the guest reception to the housekeeping staff to maintainance staff, waitstaff and management all went above and beyond to the level of excellence.

Room Tip: Choose Ground Level, Ocean View for the best views
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I had no expectations of this resort. Having booked it only a few days before arriving, I was just happy to get away from the city and into the sun for a few days after a stressful couple of months at work.
PROS:
• The rooms are amazing. We stayed in building 6. It overlooked the pool and offered great security. The bed was comfy, the TV had American cable (local news for NYC) the kitchen was adequately equipped and the shower had plenty of warm water. Our room had 2 beds and a fold out couch. Plenty of room for a 3-5 person stay.

• The pool was amazing. From the looks of the various other pools up and down the beach, I would say Belizean shores had the best.

• Service. Staff was friendly, Everything was taken care of.

• Quiet. The resort is very sleepy. No parties or distractions. People leave you alone. I like that personally.



CONS
• No child care. I thought i read there was child care... but there wasnt. So be ready to spend your time with the kids.

• The beach
Since the only road in the area is basically pot hole riddled and overgrown, many local commuters use the beach to get to and from town. It's charming to see so many bikes and dirtbikes, but it's not great for relaxations to have traffic at your feet.
Also... you can't swim for the beach. If you crave fun in the water, it will be in the pool because these beaches have not been prepared for swimming. This was a significant upset for us, and cost the resort one of the stars.

• The price of Food.
Very, very, very... very expensive. To frame your expectations... double the price of "Whole Foods Markets" but expect the quality and selection of a convenience store. Quality fruit and vegetables were next to impossible to source, but we found out that a produce boat stops by Tuesdays (we found out wednesday) to supply the resort and you can buy direct.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3.5 Miles North | Ambegris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 0000, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#14 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#17 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#20 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Belizean Shores Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belizean Shores Resort is the perfect destination for active and adventure travellers. It is a great place to bring the family and have some fun. The resort offers comfortable and affordable pool view and beachfront suites with many amenities to keep the family entertained. It’s onsite Excursion Center gives adventure seekers every opportunity to explore the island and the country. After a full day of activities the Blue Hole Pool Bar is a great way to wind down, relax, and enjoy the beautiful swimming pool.Belizean Shores offers complimentary water sports to all guests- kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, and water trampoline. It also offers complimentary use of the onsite tennis/basketball court, ping pong tables, beach volleyball, children's swing set, and life size chess. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Belizean Shores Hotel San Pedro
Belizean Shores San Pedro
Belizean Shores Resort Belize/San Pedro

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