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Sapphire Beach Resort Belize

10 Miles North of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/11/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/11/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#30 of 61 in San Pedro
Sapphire Beach Resort is the jewel of Ambergris Caye. A Stunning, Untouched Eden on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. At Sapphire Beach Resort, the rush of time slows. The crystalline seas and soft, sandy shores remain as nature made them, beckoning guests to one of the world’s last unspoiled paradises. Shape your dream holiday at this secluded beach resort, where pristine beauty, personalized service and modern indulgences have formed a retreat of unparalleled allure. Or simply lounge on the white coral sand and soak up the radiant sun. You can sit back & chill, Relax in your style of vacation; “a glass of wine with that special someone you love in paradise” or enjoying your friends who are off on their jungle adventures or sightseeing tours of the island. That’s a vacation at the “Sapphire Beach Resort”, located on the sunny Caribbean island of San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Belize. Thank you for choosing Sapphire Beach Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Convenience store
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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THOMAS P wrote a review May 2022
7 contributions
Loved the Resort. Very laid back very clean .Nice big beach and several pools. The place to go and chill out not for city dwellers looking for NY type night life lol.. Food very good at the restaurant and bar and an onsite dive shop that does excursiones. Close enough to secret beach 20mins in a golf cart.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Nicole U wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I contemplated writing this review since I selfishly would prefer this place be kept a secret for longer but our experience was just so great I have to share. We stayed for just a weekend and moved over to the mainland after our three-day stay. My friends and I stayed in a 3 bedroom condo right on the beach and you could quite literally hear the sounds of the waves crashing on the reef just sitting on the front balcony. We could not have asked for a more relaxing three-day stay on Ambergris Caye and were left rejuvenated from our travels after our weekend at this resort. Authentic and kind service from the staff & restaurant was just the cherry on top after booking a great package online. We got a top floor too with an excellent view of the beach and almost panoramic views of the island. The gardens and pathways were kept clean and manicured every morning making our breakfast walks feel like we were still dreaming. I'd definitely recommend choosing this hotel for small groups of friends or couples but be warned, you are about 30 minutes away from the party hub of San Pedro Town and will 100% need a golf cart so make sure you reserve one in advance as they run out before lunchtime every day.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mariel S wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
First off, let me start by saying this resort is not for party-goers wanting to hit all the beach bars along the coast. There are several other resorts that cater to party people and this resort is not it, but that's a good thing! You are in your own private piece of paradise when here and are given 5-star service at a fraction of the cost. Truly an unforgettable experience and an unexpected but wonderful surprise. Some nights we hit the bar near the two main pools (there are three and one is adult-only but not close to the bar which was unfortunate). The food was great and the small kitchen in the villa enabled us to cook our own breakfast and have lunch al fresco with the sound of the reef as our backdrop. The beach was one of our favorite spots and we spent quite a bit of time enjoying, what looked to us to be one of the only long stretches of beach on the island that was not heavily trafficked and where we were not being haggled by street vendors. A romantic and serene environment, definitely our setting! Take us back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Elaine4347 wrote a review Feb 2022
Bangor, Maine6 contributions7 helpful votes
My sister and I stayed at Sapphire Beach resort for 10 days. We were super pleased with our two bedroom condominium and the on-site restaurant. Emma and Nicky made great drinks and the food was delicious. I loved the encrusted snapper. The lava cake was 5 stars! Gian the resort manager was very helpful and always trying to please. Do take a golf cart out to Secret Beach. Fun. Fun. The pools were clean. Two for families and one for adults. The ocean water was green and clean. The beach a clean soft sand, even in the water. Lots of pelicans and other birds. This is a fairly small resort with lots of space for privacy. By the pools there is a Tiki bar. I would highly recommend this beautiful resort to couples, families, or friends.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Wendy E wrote a review Jan 2022
Denver, Colorado125 contributions88 helpful votes
This place is about 10 miles north of San Pedro. We loved being away from the noise and chaos of town. Staff here are attentive and helpful. No significant grocery stores nearby, so get groceries before you arrive or rent a golf cart for trips in and out of town.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Alane T wrote a review Nov 2021
11 contributions9 helpful votes
My friend and I just spent seven nights at Sapphire Bay. The staff and accommodations were first rate. They were very friendly and helpful with any need. The restaurant, Gem, had excellent food. The palapa at the end of the dock is the best for early morning quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return for sure if we are ever in Belize again. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Jim wrote a review Jul 2021
Fleming Island, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great stay at Sapphire Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye. Everyone there was very friendly and accommodating! If you’re looking for a place to relax, with beautiful views, you can’t go wrong with this place. It’s secluded, several miles north of San Pedro, but quiet with close proximity to the reef. It’s like living on a tropical island!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Sapphire Beach Belize, Owner at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize
Responded Sep 11, 2021
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure hosting you at the resort. Our location and views are one of the most enjoyed parts of guests stay. Nothing like getting away to a tropical location and enjoying a cocktail. We hope you welcome you back in the future.
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Andrea wrote a review Jul 2021
17 contributions4 helpful votes
I debated back and forth about doing this review because I try to live by: if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. But people spend so much time and money on the perfect vacation and I think people should really understand the risk of choosing to stay here. Complete transparency sargassum was awful while we were here, really tried to separate that out because it can’t be controlled but it literally permeated and ruined our time here. The beach here is probably gorgeous without it and if you want a quiet get away and get lucky with timing it would probably be much better. However even without the sargassum this is not a 4 star resort like google would lead you to believe it is. The pictures were probably taken in it’s heyday and that is not the current condition. Roofs and pools are showing their age. One kayak that we were warned would sink, 2 paddle boards, not able to use because sargassum was so far out and choppy water. As I understand it each unit is individually owned so I’m guessing some units are nicer than others. Ours was very basic and had a super uncomfortable futon and bed. Again not even close to 4 star. We couldn’t go outside because of the overwhelming sewage smell due to sargassum. On top of the smell even a quick dash outside earned you multiple sandfly bites, bug spray did not at all deter. We spent a lot of time watching Netflix on the uncomfortable futon or planning how to escape. Because you are so far from town escaping is not an easy task. Here’s where we escaped to: Day 1 took the loooong bumpy drive out to secret beach. Secret beach is amazing but really long drive and expensive. Day 2 snorkeling-1 positive is you are about a 5 min boat ride to Mexican rocks-saw AMAZING creatures and coral! Day 3- Costa Blu- ate at their restaurant and used their pool. They have a sea wall instead of beach so no sargassum smell AND no sandflies, did not use bug spray there. Personally I would not choose to stay here again. I would’ve been devastated if this had been the only beach stay of our vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Sapphire Beach Belize, Owner at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize
Responded Sep 11, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Our goal is always to try and give each guests the best vacation possible, and it seems we did not on this occasion. We advertise are location as out of town, it is a positive for most of our guests that stay. We are glad that you enjoyed your snorkeling trips and our great location close to the snorkeling spots and the world's second longest reef system. As you point out sargassum is out of our control, it comes in influxes that have caused issues throughout Belize, Mexico and the Caribbean for many years. Our grounds staff work tirelessly to keep the beaches clean each day, but it will still float in the water offshore, wether you have a beach or seawall. The good news is even though sargassum is unpredictable, it is not constant and sometimes we go a year without any influx. Our beaches are beautiful white sand during this time and you can swim offshore. July is during Belize's rainy season, which does bring more sandflies, some Avon skin so soft is a great way to protect yourself from these pesky things. With all Resorts and Hotels closed during the majority of 2020, due to COVID, we are all slowly opening back up in 2021 and welcoming guests back, as well as ironing out teething issues caused by the closures. We are up a running and ready to welcome back guests to our beautiful tropical location. We hope you will allow us to make it up to your in the future. We wish you and your family safe times ahead.
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santoselhelper wrote a review Jun 2021
Denver, Colorado12 contributions7 helpful votes
If you want to be near people, restaurants and shops this is not the place for you. We had a great stay at Sapphire. Took a snorkel tour and day trip to Secret Beach. Very nice resort and staff. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Beach front
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Response from Sapphire Beach Belize, Owner at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize
Responded Sep 11, 2021
Thank you for your review. It gives us great pleasure to know you had a wonderful stay at our location. Our location gives us a nice white beach and easy access to snorkeling, diving and fishing. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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JuneKL wrote a review Jun 2021
Fords, New Jersey20 contributions6 helpful votes
Sally's Villa # 11 is located in the #1 spot of all Sapphire Beach Resort. It is steps away from the beach with picture-perfect views. My husband and I rented the villa for a month as we wanted to take advantage of "work from anywhere" so we did and worked from Belize for a month in Sally's Villa. There was stable enough internet to accommodate our Zoom calls and Netflix addictions.. My husband worked from the table in the back porch looking out at the beach as I worked from the Kitchen table looking out at the beach. Our work back-drop never looked so good. The Villa Itself - Adorable, very clean, and spacious. It has a great loft for the kids to sleep in and 2 master bedrooms. A full-service kitchen, washer machine and dryer. Sapphire Beach Resort - It is not your typical resort. It felt like a condo community with 3 pools and a pool bar. The main office is an intake room, don't expect your traditional lobby. The restaurant the Gem, has a limited menu but the food was very good. The security guard and ground keepers were super nice and kept the place safe and immaculate. Location - Sapphire Beach is located on the North side of the island. Be prepared that this will take you 45-60 minutes to get to town with your Golf Cart. The roads are pretty bad. Sometimes it was fun, others it made an already timely commute worse. Most tours are from the main land and that is an hour and 45 min water taxi and when you add a 45 min Golf Cart ride you are 2.5Hrs in and your tour hasn't started. When you land from the airport in Belize City, you must take a 25 taxi to the water taxi, then the water taxi is 45min and then the golf cart ride is 45min. Keep this in mind when you are booking your flights home. Make sure you coordinate it with either the Water Taxi schedule of the inter-Island flight schedule. I have to say, with all that, I would still stay here again. I just wish I really understood the location better as I would have been better prepared. The Beach - The beaches were not what I expected of Belize. They were full of Sargasmn (seaweed). Apparently, May is the season. I am a beach person and I did not go in the water the entire month I was staying 20ft away. The smell was pretty awful at times. We sort of got used to it. The groundsman were out there from 6am - 3pm every day removing what they could. They never really won the race. However, If you took a boat just past the seaweed, the water is stunning. All in all, I have to say - I LOVED my time at Sally's place. If you have any doubts if Belize is safe. It is. I never for a second felt that it wasn't. The people are friendly and pleasant!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Villa #11 is the best view of the entire resort
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Response from Sapphire Beach Belize, Owner at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize
Responded Sep 11, 2021
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you for a month, and it seems as if you had a wonderful stay. We will pass all your positive comments onto the staff. Our location as described is 9 miles north of San Pedro, which is one of our selling points for many guests. It places us in a location that is close to snorkeling, diving and fishing. Unfortunately sargassum has been intermittently hitting Belize, Mexico and the Caribbean for many years now. It is unpredictable and as you point out when it does hit our grounds staff work tirelessly to keep it under control. The positive is that it is not always around. Most of 2020 we did not get it coming in. We have three pools to swim in and our onsite tour company which is PADI/SSI certified will take you from our dock and organize mainland tours, snorkeling, diving and fishing trips. Our resort is the perfect place to spend an extended vacation or a working vacation. We hope to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sapphire Beach Resort Belize
What are some of the property amenities at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mambo Restaurant, El Norte Bar & Grill, and Portofino Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sapphire Beach Resort Belize have airport transportation?
Yes, Sapphire Beach Resort Belize offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sapphire Beach Resort Belize?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Sapphire Beach Resort Belize have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.