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Portofino Beach Resort

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6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just got back from 9 days at the Portofino, and we already cannot wait to go back! His birthday and our anniversary. This place is first class all the way. Service was on point, 5 star treatment without the price. We were picked up at the water taxi area, and then transferred up to the resort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did not stay at the hotel, but it was recommended to us for dinner. The Portofino boat picked us up from our dock, drove us to the hotel and waited for us to finish dinner for our ride home. We sat at a two person table lit by candlelight. Very romantic. The food was delicious (a... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were great, greeting us at the plane, then taking us by skiff to the resort. Calling it a resort was a stretch, as it's a pool, stunning rooms/suites, and am inside/outside lounge/restaurant. BUT, that said, we weren't looking for more. We were able to book side trips/attractions if we wanted. We did book a fishing excursion, which was... More 

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family, two boys(16&19), wife, and myself just returned from Belize. We stayed one week and split the venues between San Ignacio and San Pedro. We had a great time and I wanted to highlight one attraction that was perfect. My wife booked an all day excursion to fish, spearfish, and barbecue with SEAKARUS TOURS. Two local lads, Manny &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Lovely rooms, a beautiful pool and views; true perfection if you wish to relax in the Caribbean sun. However, for the more active traveler there are a few downsides. Firstly, the website is slightly misleading about snorkeling from the beach, the area one may explore is limited to about five square metres off the end of the pier and snorkeling... More 

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West Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Great get away, great staff! The rooms are semi rustic but fantastic. We looked at all the reviews before booking and despite the few negative ones we booked anyway. Here is what we have to say: if you are looking for an all inclusive beach resort this isn't the place for you. The beach is just so so, in fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I stayed here late May 2016 with my husband and children and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel has these great little cabanas (aka bures, casita, cabin, cottage) that are absolutely beachfront with rooms that step onto the sand. You arrive by boat to a pier where you walk to the front desk just after the end of the pier.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I found out about Portofino about a decade ago and it was always on our bucket list. It finally happened two weeks ago. Coming from San Diego was a long but efficient trip: SD to Dallas, Dallas to Belize City, then a 15 minute puddle jumper in a 15 person full flight to San Pedro, then a 4 block cab... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This place is so great. We stayed there for couple of weeks and each day just seemed to to keep getting better. The staff is very friendly and professional. They can tailor anything to your needs. You can really feel the personal touch in everything. You can just lounge around on the beach all day or hit up the dive... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Excellent location, transportation, service, people, food! The staff go out of their way to be friendly and accomodating. It's laid back with an easy, tropical feel but anything you want or need will be arranged. We took advantage of the pool, ocean, kayaks, dive shop excursions, complimentary boat taxi andn much more. Cannot wait to return!

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Characterized by its warm and friendly hospitality, Portofino is the epitome of barefoot luxury, unpretentious and relaxing… for most; it will be an experience of a lifetime. Our small, boutique resort offers just 17 beautifully appointed rooms, ranging from charming beach cabanas to spacious suites, dotted amidst swaying palm trees, in a private setting with unmatched personal attention and the modern comforts of home. It is a haven of tranquility, where guests will enjoy the subtle sounds of the nearby waves lapping over the reef, gentle breeze, breathtaking sunrise, star studded night sky and spectacular views of the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. The perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, honeymoon, family and friends.Portofino offers leisure options to suit every taste. Relax in our fresh water outdoor swimming pool; enjoy a great book from our book collection or simply indulge yourself in a massage on the beach under our hand thatched palapa hut. Explore the underwater world with snorkel equipment or skim along the surface in our complimentary sea kayaks. Delicious meals prepared by our resort chef can be served in the privacy or your beach cabana or suite, on our private dock with a romantic setting or at the Portofino Restaurant. Sip on amazing tropical cocktails at the Green Parrot Beach Bar or perhaps a late afternoon snack from the Green Parrot Bistro. Take advantage of our DVD library and unwind in front of the flat TV screen in your room. Or, simply take in the view. In short, relax and enjoy! Reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff. From, activities bookings and directions to itineraries and dining reservations, our friendly and professional staff is eager to assist you. Access to PORTOFINO is by boat only, and therefore we offer a complimentary meet and greet service at San Pedro Airstrip and boat transfer to the resort, an approximately 20 minutes ride. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Beach Resort

Address: 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: $195 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel San Pedro
Portofino San Pedro
Portofino Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#13 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#21 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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