We just returned from a glorious week at PRV. We were two families, 4 adults and 3 teenage girls. We had a 3 BR "garden view" condo but we still had a view of the beach and pool from the balcony where we enjoyed coffee every morning. PRV was perfect for us. The units really are as gorgeous as the photos online show but the very best thing about the resort is the staff. They arranged our outings, diving, recommended restaurants, called cabs, everything and anything we needed to make our stay fabulous. You never know when you go somewhere for the first time whether the resort has a vested interest in the tours and outfitters they recommend. Every tour or service provider PRV recommended was excellent and their motivation was purely to be sure that we had the best experience possible. I had checked online for prices of several of the things they recommended before going and they were the same that PRV quoted. They arrange everything and write you a voucher that you give the provider and you pay for it all through PRV at the end of your stay. Very convenient.
Lori and Greg, the managers. were excellent to work with. I emailed Lori at least 15 times with questions about PRV and San Pedro in general and she was so gracious to cheerfully answer them all. The bedding in the condos is very nice but the pillows on our bed were a little harder than we like. I asked if they had softer ones and -voila - that evening there were softer pillows on the bed. Housekeeping comes daily and cleans, makes beds, does dishes and refurbishes the bath products and coffee (which is really good coffee and we are coffee snobs!). Coffee is available at the bar in the mornings at sun up and a made to order breakfast is included in your rental. Lunches are also provided which was really great for us because when we returned from morning diving we didn't want to go to town to eat. The food was very good and there is enough choice that you don't have to repeat meal choices through the week. Omar makes fabulous drinks at the bar (open mid morning until late at night) and the pool is so refreshing after an hour or so laying on the beach in the hot sun. The grounds are beautiful and so well kept.
Terri and Cesar, the concierges so to speak, were so nice and fun to be around and really key to our enjoyment of the whole trip. The weather didn't cooperate with our diving plans for the first part of the week and they arranged other things for us to do that really ended up being the highlight of our trip. The girls asked Cesar about the coconuts in the trees and he just shimmied up into one and threw some down for them, then cut them open and we ate fresh coconut right there on the beach! The only thing you might want to know that we discovered was that the pool does not have a shallow end and is pretty deep for a shorty like me after you step away from the swim up bar of get off the tanning ledge. Not an issue for us but would be if we had small children.
We have traveled all over the world and stayed in a lot of resorts. Our experience at PRV was one of the best we've had and the service was superb. If we go back to Ambergris Caye we will definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come Experience Luxury! Swaying Palms, sandy beaches, and warm ocean breezes welcome you to Pelican Reef Villas. Experience unparalleled luxury, and service that is raising the standards, in one of our 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Pelican Reef Villas blends deluxe amenities and breath-taking views with a discreet location 2.5 miles south of San Pedro to give your trip seclusion with real panache! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pelican Reef Villas Hotel San Pedro
- Pelican Reef Hotel
- Pelican Reef Resort
- Pelican Reef Villas Resort Belize/San Pedro