Just returned from Pelican Reef Resort where the spouse and I , along with another couple, enjoyed a most pleasant week away from the crowds. Ambergris Caye is in another time - a time before fast food and other ubiquitous franchises seen with increasing frequency around the world. Very refreshing. The locals are happy and gracious, especially the staff at the resort. Nearly everyone on the island gets around on golf carts. The resort is 2.5 miles from "downtown", but with the cart, it was easy to get around. You even pass the occasional crocodile along the way. The resort is clean, quiet, comfortable with a great beach kept spotless by the staff. It's small size allows for the guests to get to know the surroundings very easily. Lori and Greg are very accommodating and helpful, both before the trip and during our stay. Eliazar (E) is the concierge and expert in all things Belizean. His recommendations were never wrong. Dion mixes some delicious adult beverages and dished out some outstanding bartender banter. E is the go-to guy for all excursions and we had some great dive trips thanks to him. One such trip with Oliver and Alex found us snorkeling with a manatee, spearing some fish and lobster for lunch on a sandy private beach, and generally having a fantastic day on the water. E hooked us up with Amigos del Mar divers for some wonderful dive trips. The sea behind that reef there has abundant sea life - more in one place than I have ever seen before. Eagle rays, sting rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, morays, giant grouper, giant crabs and lobster, the biggest puffer fish I have ever see, tarpon, barracuda and more small fish than one could ever imagine. Get to this place as soon as you can.
- 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