We stayed at the Pelican Reef Villas Resort from June 14 - 20, 2008. It was an amazing week!! I can't say enough great things about this property! All of the other reviews are accurate! Lori was just a delight and so helpful. Eliazar was so kind and informative and was always there if you needed assistance - he is a gem! As you can see in our pictures, several days we had the pool and beach all to ourselves! And we were looking for a very quiet, relaxing week - so it was perfect! The grounds are immaculate! And inside the condo was very clean and first class accommodations! The kitchen was completely filled with any type of cooking and baking utensils you could need!! The a/c worked like a dream – no dampness on this island resort! Lori and Eliazar were so helpful in recommending restaurants to dine at, must-see places and general information on the island. The pool was sparkling and so relaxing! The swim up bar was so fun for drinks and good conversation. The beach was so quiet and peaceful! We never tired of the view! Most days people were out doing excursions, so the property was quiet and very peaceful. There is sea grass growing in the water on the beach property, so you cannot swim off the beach. You can walk down to the end of the pier and swim around that area. We heard sea grass is important to the marine life.
The mosquitoes were very bad on the beach and inland. This was from the tropical storm a few weeks before. We just loaded up with “Off” and knew that was part of island living. It did not affect our trip.
We rented a golf cart from the resort - we used it daily to go to town for shopping and meals. It is about a 15-20 minute ride to town. (The villas are about 2.5 miles south of San Pedro.) You will pass a big swamp/lake and the local boys will feed the 10 foot (!!) alligators for you to watch (and a tip). I felt kind of bad for the alligators being tempted with the chicken meat. We did not stay long because the alligators move fast on land!
There is also a big homeless animal problem on the island. I encourage everyone to visit the SAGA Animal Shelter on the island (close to the villas) and make a donation, or adopt an animal!!(You can bring them back to the USA.) They had so many darling ones!!
We dined at some great restaurants in town with very good prices: Carumba's, Elvi's, Blue Water Grill, Sunset Grill. Casa Pan Dulce Bakery has pastries that you must get and enjoy at your condo - Divine!
Fido's and Mr. Joes are near the villas and have great cheeseburgers for lunch! (Loved the round fries at Fido's!)
One night we wanted to stay in and Eliazar recommended Pepperoni's Pizzeria because they deliver. Eliazar set it all up for us! And it was the best delivery pizza I have ever eaten!!
The villas also arranged for a ½ day snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark-Ray Alley. I have attached a few pictures from it. It is a Must-Do on your trip!!! The boat will pick you up right off the pier!
Pelican Reef Villas was a great place to stay and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a five star, relaxing beach vacation. I hope we can return there again soon! Email me if you have any questions.
- 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