My husband and I stayed at the Phoenix in October for our honeymoon. We had such a wonderful time! We chose the resort based on the reviews, knowing we wanted to dive and stay on Amergris Caye. We did early research on trips, but due to wedding planning, work, and other obligations, never booked any trips before our arrival. Stacy did e-mail us lots of helpful information to help us decide what we wanted to do prior to our trip. Our suite was, as they say, "unbelizable!" From our arrival in Belize City with the pre-arranged flight to Ambergris Caye to every activity we wanted to do, the Phoenix staff was amazing! We would stop at the desk, tell them what we wanted to do, and our meal, activity or day would be arranged. The service was wonderful. We said to ourselves, "We don't have to think, just be where the front desk tells us to be when they tell us to be there." Upon our arrival, there were flowers on the bed with a heart and our initials for our honeymoon, During the stay, it was my husband's birthday and when we returned from our fun day, there were flowers on the bed wishing him a happy birthday. I don't even remember mentioning that it was his birthday! The hotel and grounds were immaculate and every staff member was so nice. The restaurant at the hotel was very nice and had good breakfast, dinner, and evening entertainment. We stopped at other hotels on the beach for a drink and there were always people trying to sell their wares or have you book trips with them, etc., but at the Phoenix, only guests were allowed in. The premises are gated and security is there monitoring the area 24/7. The location can't be beat, it's close to everything. I really could go on and on, but...
As for adventures, wow! We packed a whole lot of fun into a few days. Our flight to Belize was delayed a day due to weather - big bummer - so we had to try to do as many things as we wanted, plus some relaxing. We went diving at the Blue Hole - AWESOME! Even though the water was a little rough, the trip with Amigos del Mar, was so great! The boat was large enough to make it not so bad in the rough water. We saw sharks, eagle rays, a sea turtle, Goliath grouper, and beautiful coral and fish. The staff was there to make sure we were safe and had the best experience possible. We also enjoyed the rum and pineapple drinks on the return ride.
We went to the mainland to go zip lining and cave tubing. What a blast! We had the most amazing tour guide - arranged through the Phoenix, of course - Ed Allen, from Eco Tours. The other people on our flight to Belize City got on a bus and had a group tour, not us! Ed picked us up and drove just the 2 of us to the zip lining and cave tubing area. Along the way, he stopped and showed us birds, animals and plants that we definitely would not have spotted on our own. He is an ornithologist, horticoligist, and according to the other guides we met at the site, King Edward! We had a spectacular time zipping through the forest and floating through the caves with Ed's knowledgable stories.
We also went fishing, snorkeling and boating - fun. We rented bikes and rode them around the island. It's nice that you can ride all over on the beach.
And oh, on every trip we went, our fantastic Phoenix family called the tour operator to check on us and makje sure we were enjoynig ourselves. UNBELIZEABLE!
The restaurants were very good too. Wild Mango's was recommended by the Phoenix staff and was fantastic! The Blue Water Grill was very delicious! We watched the "Chicken Drop" - you have to experience that! We called the Portofino and took a boat to their restaurant. It was a very nice starlit boat ride for free to their restaurant on the north end of the island.
Overall, what a great time! Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phoenix Resort is a modern and luxurious beachfront resort located on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and in the charming town of San Pedro. What we offer on-site: Red Ginger serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service, a pool bar and rooftop bar, Sol Spa, the island’s most popular spa, a beautiful heated saline chlorinated main pool and separate heated saline lap pool, fitness center, and business center. What’s included in our rates: Round trip ground taxi transfers, daily maid service and nightly turn down service, Keurig coffee maker and pods, bottled water, free Wi-Fi, in suite Bose wireless speakers and iPads, Aveda bath products, use of bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards, yoga classes, painting classes, chocolate tastings, wine tastings, free daily cocktail mixers from 5pm to 6pm, on-site fitness center, access to local gym and Crossfit facilities, and more. Breakfast is not included but is available on-site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Phoenix Hotel San Pedro
- The Phoenix Resort Belize/San Pedro