My husband and I stayed here in May 2006 for 5 days. We had an unbelievably relaxing visit. We stayed in the "Rainforest Suite" which is pretty pricey but well worth the expense. Our last night we had to move to a "Plantation Suite" ...I forget the #, but it was over the restaurant overlooking the pool. This room was close to the same price as the RS but not at all worth it. It felt closed-in and very basementy to me. Anyway, The RS was wonderful. It is like having your own little house right on the beach. We enjoyed opening the entire beach-side wall to let in the breezes day and night. We had read that you need your ac on at all times, but we did not use it. Why go all the way there to stay on the beach and miss out on the smells and sounds? Anyway, it remained cool enough for us an night. People also mention the bugs, but we didn't see one bug our entire stay...not even a fly. Maybe we got lucky, I don't know.
The service was great and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the food, especially breakfast with their homemade bread/toast and fresh-squeezed OJ...YUM! We mostly relaxed in the lounge chairs in front of our Suite by the water and read (I finished 2 books!) and played scrabble and yahtzee. We ventured into town 2 or three times using both golf carts and bicycles...great fun.
We also went on the snorkel tour to Shark/Stingray Alley which was very cool. I never thought in a million years that I would get into the water with sharks, but I did. The only warning I will give is that the water is choppy. I got sea sick during the snorkel and had to remain in the boat for the last half. I had only snorkeled in Hawaii where there was a reef that made the water very still. Since there is a reed here I thought it would be the same, but it was absolutely not.
All in all we would both highly recommend this resort, but listen....if you cannot afford the "Rainforest Suite" or it is booked, wait until you can get it to make the trip. It is highly worth it. If we had been in that "Plantation Suite" the entire trip, I would downgrade it to an "OK" experience.
- 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