The Phoenix is an excellent choice if you are staying in San Pedro. It is in town so no need for transportation-everything is within walking distance. The resort does have beautiful grounds and a super staff. Though I've seen reviews that make it sound like a honeymoon place it really isn't because there is only a single 1 bedroom suite. All of the rest are 2 or 3 bedroom, so really this place is perfect for an upscale family vacation. The rooms are large and my son appreciated the abundance of pillows, which became his personal pillow fort. You have a full scale kitchen so you don't have to go broke eating out and if you have fussy kids you can prepare their favorites. My only issue is a design one. This is not an inexpensive place but the decor just felt unfinished and a little unimaginative. There were plenty of display areas in the kitchen, entertainment centers,coffee table, and walls that were just blank. Also there was no dining table. There was a drop leaf table pushed against a wall but they specifically ask you not to rearrange your furniture, and I know why after hearing a neighbor doing just that. So if you don't want furniture moved you need to include a nice round dining table for games, cards, dinner, even some work. There is plenty of room for such a table and it would have been nice to have. One last little complaint is about the poor cabinet design which I have no doubt was done by some man who never in his life actually opened a kitchen cabinet nor understood the design concept of form following function. There are no handles, just indentations under the cabinet, annoying enough, but then they also put the indentations at opposite ends of the two cabinets instead of next to each other. I broke two nails opening those poorly designed cabinets. Overall it is a lovely place and I would love to do a family reunion type trip here with a lot of family. It would be perfect. I would definitely consider staying here again for the perfect beds, lovely staff, and great spa and restaurant on the grounds. You won't be unhappy with your visit. One last point that speaks to how great this is for families is the in suite washer/dryer. If you are traveling with kids its great to have and allows you to pack super light because you can launder at your convenience.
- 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