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“Nice, clean,quiet,friendly.” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Caribbean Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Seagrape Street | Ambergris Caye, Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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Ranked #31 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
2 reviews
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“Nice, clean,quiet,friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

What a nice comfortable place to stay. I would recommend, and stay there again when I return. Out just a bit from town, but close enough to get to the action when you want to. Great beach,awesome pool.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The property is well maintained but other than a pool there is nothing on site. The"Resort" is located about 2 miles out of San Pedro. It has no resturant or any recreation facilities other than a very basic pool. There is a small beach with a few lounge chairs but the sand seems to be infested with sand fleas, after an hour my lower legs were covered in bites despite using insect repellent.
If you are willing to rent a Golf Cart for $73 US per day and are planning on booking a lot of snorkelling or diving excursions and don't mind driving into town for every meal then this a place to sleep at night. If not you might be better to stay at one of the other full service resorts on the Caye.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Houston Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I read the reviews of RCR and, for their sake and happiness, am happy these travelers liked the place so much. But it doesn't appear to get out much. If you read my reviews you will see very few fours and fives and I give this place a three max. Most of it is not their fault. The most daunting thing is the condition of the beach. They have a huge seaweed problem as most of the beach front places have on Ambergris. However this one stunk to the high heaven. It could have been because there was this poor soul worker out there all day every day trying to clean up the beach with a rake and a wheel barrel. But somehow I felt if he just left it alone he would not have been stirring up the odor so much. And the poor chap was getting no where. But like I said that is not the resort's fault. Even if you put that aside its is no four or five. The casitas are ok. None face the beach. You get a kitchenette, which means a microwave and a fridge. The pool is large and nice. They have a bar on site but if the bartender(?) decided to show up, which was about half the time, she had the whole family or some other group of friends there taking over the place. The fact the place is out of town was no bother for us. You could walk along the beach and make it to the center in 35 to 40 minutes, which we personally like to do. But if you don't dig that, just walk along the road and within a few minutes a cab will take you in for $5 US or someone in a golf cart will come by, feel sorry for you and offer you a ride. The tour the lady at the front desk booked was good. But all places on Ambergris will do the same so nothing special there. We did only pay $ 112 per night so the price was ok. The day we left we needed to pay bar charge before we left for town to catch our puddle jumper to Belize City. I went to the office and no one was there and when I asked one of the poor workers who was raking up leaves what time they came in, he said 8:00 AM. I didn't have the heart to tell the guy is was 9:15.

Heres the bottom line. For $30-50 more per day you can have more of a resort feel a little closer to town with a slightly cleaner beach, a more punctual staff and a more contact with other vacationers. But it wasn't a disaster and, well, a 5 star for those from New York City. But not for this seasoned traveler. I recommend Caye Caulker.

Room Tip: All are the same. No rooms face the beach of the sea. Rooms 1 and 15 are closer to the beach
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Stayed here for 4 days in Feb of 2011. Comfortable and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed here the last week of December for a few days. It's not a resort as the name would suggest, but we REALLY enjoyed the non-hotel feel. It's much more intimate. The small casita houses were just perfect. They are small, cozy, and far enough from downtown that the beach seemed to be there just for us. If you like the resort feel this is not it. If want something different this is perfect.

Room Tip: There are only 3 casitas facing the beach, try to get one of those if possible, if not get a casita...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I had such a wonderful time at RCR the 9/4-9/7/11. The casita was very cute and comfortable. Since it is the low season, there were only a few guests staying there, and I felt as though I had the resort all to myself. The pool was great-very clean, and the beach was amazing. Almira and Gilbert were very helpful and friendly. I rented a bike from the resort and rode into town, which is about a 2 mile ride, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Bye the end of my stay in San Pedro, I probably met half of the town people who were very friendly.

Although there are very high end hotels in San Pedro, the casitas at RCR were perfect for me, and a great price compared to many of the other resorts on the island. The rooms were very clean, and the beds were very comfortable. I will definitely stay there when I return in a few months. Bye the way, thank you for showing me how to open a coconut Almira, and thank you Gilbert for assisting me in how to get to the island from BZE, and all the helpful suggestions once I arrived. You guys rock-and remember, I gotta stay in #15 AGAIN!lol If you're looking for a very private, economical, clean and comfy place RCR is your best bet.

Room Tip: There are no phones in the room, and the office closes around 7p.m. which can feel very frightening...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Royal Caribbean Resort made my nieces Spring Break and wonderful experience. From the moment we booked the property, the staff could not have been more helpful with information on both the island. The front desk staff provided guidance and coordination for flights from Belize City to San Pedro and also arranged for a Golf Cart to be available on-site when we arrived. Upon arrival we were placed in an upgraded casista with an extra bed and were just 3 steps from the beach and a short walk to the pool. The casista was cleaned well daily and provided plenty of amenities. The casita format worked perfectly with a 15 year old that likes to be super relaxed on holiday. The beach was well kept and inviting. The pool was also wonderful and is reportedly the largest fresh water pool on the island. There is also a small bar on property where they staffed it as requested if we planned to be on-site. The drinks were wonderful and they even made a special "virgin" concotion for my niece that was delightful. The staff was brilliantly attentive and accommodating. We loved having a kitchenette to stock up on items to have on hand. There are plenty of grocery options nearby and a few dining options within walking distance if you don't get a gold cart, though that is highly recommended as you are a few miles from San Pedro town. We had a blast driving around the island on our cart and visiting differnent restaraunts for lunch or dinner. OUr favorites were Elvies, Fidos and Hidden Treasure. The RCR staff also arranged for tours. We were picked up at the pier on property and returned there as well making it extremely convenient. The Hol Chan/Shark Ray excursion is a must! We loved everything about our stay at RCR and Ambergris Caye and hope to return soon. I would recemmend this property to anyone that likes to get away from it all. If you are high-maintenance and need all the bells and whistles of a full-service property you should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 1 Seagrape Street | Ambergris Caye, Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#20 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#30 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Caribbean Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the beach with a view of the Caribbean, largest pool in Ambergris Caye, one bedroom cabana suites, great value and service, easy access to diving, fishing, jungle and Mayan ruin trips. A tropical, romantic and tranquil getaway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Caribbean Hotel San Pedro
Royal Caribbean San Pedro
Royal Caribbean Resort Belize/San Pedro

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