We did tons of research before went took our trip and found so many questionable things about Reef Village we ended staying at Coco Beach instead which was wonderful. Even with all of our research and being cautious we still got burned when we tried to go back to Ambergris Caye. We we're still interested in possibly staying at Reef Village on a return visit so we did the timeshare presentation to see what they had. We had read on websites and Trip Advier that Reef Village did the classic bait and switch on gifts, rooms etc. so we demanded to know what we had "won" before we sat through the presenation. We ended up with a seven day stay for the cost of a "booking fee" which we were actually happy with because we planned on visiting the island again. We had read on Tripadvisor and other websites that you're told at the presentation the booking fee is $150 but when you book the trip the booking goes up to $500. Thinking we were covering ourselves we had the representative write the cost of the $150 booking fee on our certificate. Our timeshare presenation was actually kind of comical. Our rep was a nice guy that told us he really wasn't in to selling timeshares and was only doing this until something better came along. When they brought in their closer the guy was drunk at 11:00 am. It was pretty fun watching this guy trying to hard sell a timeshare when he couldn't even talk. The tour of the rooms they showed us was short and the rooms looked nice but we hung out after the tour and did some walking around on our own. A previous reviewer said the place was falling down and they were correct. For a new facility this place had problems in some areas but other areas looked nice. we decided we would go back to Belize and thought we'd cash in our seven day certificate. You guessed it. We call to schedule our visit and we tell them we have our certificate and we're told the booking fee is $500 dollars plus 9% tax.
We fax our certification and we don't hear back until we start to bug them for an answer then we're told they don't know anything about it because "Rodrigo" (the drunk guy) doesn't remember telling us that and can't honor our certificate. Needless to say there are no laws governing timeshare promises like there are in the States and other reputable companies. I would caution anyone planning to stay at this facility to be prepared. If you go to the timeshare presenation the breakfast was pretty good so if an hour of your time with a drunk at your table is worth breakfast go for it. We feel in love with San Pedro and we're buying land there. Our realtor told us to be careful of Reef Village because they were having financial problems. Enjoy San Pedro just do it someplace other than Reef Village.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reef Village Resort - one of the most beautiful places in the country offering luxury condos and villas with up to 4 bedrooms at reasonable rates among some of the finest amenities on the island, restaurant with delicious local and Intl. cuisine, bar and pool on a cool island in the middle of the lagoon. Incredible packages and tour offerings ensure your Belize vacation will exceed your expectations of luxury, comfort, adventure and fun! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reef Village Hotel San Pedro
- Reef Village Resort Belize/San Pedro