I was actually the first paying customer at this beachfront paradise. I've been traveling to San Pedro for years and watched as this property was purchased as a private multi-unit residence in 2013, and transformed into the boutique beachfront beauty you see today. I've since returned for 2 additional trips, and will keep going back as long as the owners will have me.
Over the past 5 years, I've stayed at over a dozen properties on the island. Aqua Vista is by far the cleanest property with the most friendly and accommodating owners. I can't fail to mention the incredible view. The location is walking distance up the beach just north of town... not too close to be caught up in the noise and action of the crazy nightclubs, but close enough for a nice stroll home from dinner or drinks in town.
For an afternoon or evening nightcap - there's the infamous "Wayo's Beachside Beernet" next door (same owners). The bartenders are fabulous, and several of them help with the hotel as well. The bar is small and inviting - not a thumping club like you'll find in town. There is lovely local live music at the bar several nights a week, but the owners make sure the music winds down by 10pm each night.
All units are one-bedroom / one bathroom suites with a kitchenette in the living room. The refrigerator is a full sized fridge with freezer - and there is a medium sized stove in each unit. Also found are coffee makers on each kitchen counter.
Each bedroom is outfitted with a queen bed, and the living rooms have queen pull out sofas. Because this is a new property with new furnishings, the beds are still quite comfy. I'm not sure why the previous reviewer said there was no closet. Each bedroom has a good sized closet, outfitted with hangers and two shelves for folded goods. There are also two nightstands in each room for added storage. The bathrooms each have a large shower - freshly tiled - with ample towels (and if you need more, just ask). Currently the hotel does not offer shampoo and lotions, but this is in the works (as this is still a new property.)
There are 4 kayaks for use on the property (free to guests) - and if you'd like other excursions, the owners are happy to hook you up with just the right tour company to help you.
I can't say enough about the owners Wayo and Dee. They are lovely people who've built an incredible home away from home ...in Paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 6 one bedroom beachfront suites located in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro Town. Each suite has a separate bedroom with queen size beds and A/C, private bathroom, full kitchen / living room with double sleeper sofa, and ocean view balconies. We also have a little beach bar right next door, Wayo's Beachside Beernet, and staffed from 10 am through midnight 7 days a week. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aqua Vista Beachfront Suites Belize/San Pedro