Since it was our honeymoon, we decided to go above what would otherwise be our usual budget, but we are so glad that we did! We had a Casita for three nights and on the first day, we knew we wanted to stay an extra night. Unfortunately, they only had a plantation room without a view, but it was still a fine room. Still, the Casita is the way to go! Between the thatched roof, the hammock out front and the comfortable furniture, air conditioning and the other and amenities, it was a great choice. The worst part about the rooms was that the bathrooms do not have a ceiling, and so the amount of privacy you have while inside them was a little lacking.
The hotel grounds are amazing. Two pools, including the very relaxing infinity pool, which also had a thatched room over one end to keep you out of the sun. The bar had a great selection, but was much closer to "American" prices that some of the other parts of the country. The meals were also a bit pricey, but with the complimentary continental breakfast of fruit and a few pastries, splurging for dinner on the last night of the trip wasn't too bad. For the most part, we went in to town for meals though. We either took the shuttle that ran about 4 times a day (we would suggest the hotel offer the shuttle earlier and later in the day, even if it was for a small fee). Regardless, don't mess around with getting a golf cart unless you can afford it or want to explore the more distant parts of the island. We also appreciated the internet station in the gift shop.
The staff was also excellent, and we met a lot of great people staying at the resort, including a number of honeymooners. The dive shop is also a nice resource, including free rentals for the snorkel and kayak equipment. It is also nice to have a dock on site where other tour companies can just pick you up for an excursion.
I'm sure there are other nice places on the island, but we couldn't go back without staying at the Victoria House. Also, be sure to wake up early for at least one sunrise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Victoria House Resort & Spa, the order of the day is quite simply relaxation… Located on Ambergris Caye, the largest of the many offshore Belizean Islands, Victoria House is just 2 miles south of picturesque San Pedro Town. The resort offers a taste of barefoot elegance that keeps guests coming back for more. With just 42 guest rooms ranging in style from thatch roof casitas to beachfront villas with private pools, plantation style rooms and stunning ocean view villas, the only challenge is making the choice of where to hang your swimsuit at night. The Palmilla Restaurant and Admiral Nelsons Bar are renowned for fine food and drink complimented by extraordinary, personalized service. Attention to detail by staff and management alike has garnered accolades from international media and awards from prestigious organizations such as Conde Nast Traveler, Conde Nast Johansens and TripAdvisor. Even more telling is the number of guests who chose to make Victoria House their destination of choice, year after year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria House Hotel San Pedro
- Victoria Hotel San Pedro
- Victoria House Belize
- Victoria San Pedro
- Victoria House Resort & Spa Belize/San Pedro