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“Great Quient Resort.” 4 of 5 stars
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White Sands Cove Resort
Laguna De Cayo Frances, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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Ranked #6 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Madison, WI
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Quient Resort.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at White Sands Resort. Property managers Ward and Jenna were pleasant and very helpful. The unit was clean with basic kitchen items. Suggest a beach front unit for the ocean views.The resort grounds are well kept and free bike rental and kayaks are added plus. Downtown San Pedro was easily bikeable. The pool bar/restaurant was ok option for easy lunch. Best walking restaurant is Capricorn to the north and Palapa Bar for fun & drinks to the south. White sands was a nice place with a good location, staff and chill vibe. Belize Pro Dive the shop associated with White Sands is excellant as well.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, MN
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We didn't stay with White Sands but we booked our diving through Jenna who was amazingly helpful. So nice and she went above and beyond to advise and assist us even though she was certainly busy with her own guests. The gift shop (great art pieces not the kitschy stuff) and happy hour are also wonderful.

Thank you Jenna!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Best vacation ever! Ward and Jenna are so nice and accommodating, they really went above and beyond to make our stay awesome! Not so much the bartender, she brought me down, they could use someone that is happier. Very clean and roomy, Met every need. Only place on the island of Ambergis Caye that you didn't feel gouged at every turn.

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fallston, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was my first trip away with my husband since we have had kids. Great location, enough to do but still quiet. Great service and the diving was amazing!!!! No gym on location, but the bike path is a great place to run as well as the offering of kayaks and bikes to ride. Jenna and Ward made it definitely feel like home away from home.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had the opportunity to stay at White Sands Cove for a week during February 2014. We were thrilled to find it a nicely kept, clean, well run resort. The staff was very welcoming. Jenna and Ward were a tremendous help when it came to booking our excursions for Scuba Diving and Mayan Ruin trips. They are able to recommend a Every detail was arranged, we didn't have to worry about a thing. They were also able to make WONDERFUL recommendations for lunch and dinner options. Their cook, Ms. M. prepares wonderful food (Shrimp Curry with Fettuccine was a favorite). I would HIGHLY recommend White Sands Cove to anyone looking for a quiet getaway in paradise.

Room Tip: Any room at White Sands Cove is a great room!
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 4 nights at this property, and everything about it exceeded our expectations. The management team of Jenna and Ward are extremely professional and genuinely friendly. They truly made us feel welcome and that no request was too much of a bother. Their attitude is reflected in the friendliness of all of the staff, and the resort really does feel like a tight-knit little community. Even the other guests were chill....

The rooms (condo units) are well-appointed and include all the amenities of home. We were able to borrow a couple of bikes (which were free for WSC guests) with baskets and ride into town to pick up some foodstuffs and snacks to keep in the fridge. The A/C in the room was quiet and efficient, and our ocean-view room (B4) was pretty much perfect in every respect. It is a 30 second walk out on the pier to hop into the sea, and a small freshwater pool is on site to refresh when you just want a quick dip to cool off.

There are tons of books and DVDs you can borrow, although we did not make use of this as the whole point was really to spend as much time away from the room as possible. We ate at the resort one night and the curry dishes were some of the best we have ever tasted.

Belize is a fantastic vacation spot, and Ambergris is great for snorkeling. Jenna set up an excursion to the Hol Chan / Shark & Ray Alley marine reserve for us, and it was amazing! Again, no request was any hassle for them to take care of. This property made a very good hire in securing their services.

In summary, well worth the price. It was not the cheapest option available, but in terms of service, location and ambiance I cannot imagine a better value. Can't wait to (hopefully) go back.

Room Tip: Any ocean view room would be a good choice, but I do not think there are any bad rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Ward and Jenna were awesome! Ward ran to the end of the dock to flag down the water taxi for us on our first day. Jenna arranged a beautiful dinner for us (including transportation) for our anniversary. They told us where to shop and eat, and arranged all of our excursions. Jenna even set up a night snorkeling trip for us. Ward made coffee for everyone every morning. Doris made the best drinks on the island, and clued us in on all the local news and hot spots. Miguela made pastries for breakfast, and wonderful island lunches and dinners. Even the guests were nicer! We all looked forward to returning "home" in the evenings and getting together. No fancy rooms or buildings could beat the ambiance of WSC.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Laguna De Cayo Frances, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#3 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#15 Family Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely boutique hotel on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
White Sands Cove Hotel San Pedro
Hotel White Sands Cove
White Sands Cove Resort Belize/San Pedro

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