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Ocean Tide Beach Resort
Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“Clean, Comfortable, Convenient place to stay”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Tides for two months while I was student teaching in San Pedro. The entire family and staff was very welcoming and made us feel right at home during our stay. The location is terrific. It is just a short walk to the downtown area or over the Boca Del Rio bridge. There are lots of small delis to get food and the grocery stories are close by. It is so convenient to have the dock right there to swim off of and the pool to relax by. The room had basic amenities which is all we really needed. It was a clean, comfortable, and convenient place to stay. We went out snorkeling with Patojo and Alex and had an excellent time. Patojo is so knowledgable about the reef and it was the best snorkeling I have ever done. Sabrina, Patojo, and all of their children were incredibly kind and helpful to us at all times.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Gdansk, Poland
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Be really careful with diving base and hotel in San Pedro on Belize. The name of the hotel is Tides Beach resort. The owners are Sabrina and her husband Patojo.
Firstly everything seems okey. Sabrina is a very nice person and Patojo a helpfull diving guide. I will tell you what went wrong. The problems starts from the first day of our arrival. Despite my previos reservation there was no accomodation for the whole group. We were accomodated in another place and what is more the place of our accomodation was changed twice! It was a nuisance for us because we were one group but one part have lived in Tides Beach Resort and others somewhere closer to the city. What is more during our stay we booked two diving days on the local reef and one day on Blue Hole. Unfortunately due to bad weather the divings where cancelled. I can understand everything but I really don't like when somebody is lying to me. The problem is that despite promises of giving us the cash back for not fullfiled service for 10 person we didn't get anything. They promised that they will give us money for the next day. Something went wrong and Sabrina - the owner promised to send the money by Western Union to our next accomodation in Playa del Carmen. Then there were only next excuses and unfulfilled promises to send money after a few days. Sabrina said that she had no time, no money and even that her mother had real health problems. After hundreds of mails she admitted that she has no money and she can pay me in rates. Unfortunately till this day none of us didn'd get any refund and even the contact with Sabrina ended...
This lasts from March 2013... The only I can advice you is to be carefull with Sabrina and Patojo from Belize, Tides Beach Resort.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Maassluis
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We loved The Tides. It's on a great location, not too close to downtown San Pedro, but close enough to walk on the beach to all the restaurants and bars. The staff is great and always in for a chat, even the cat and dog. And don't forget Patojo's scuba center: great diving with Alex and Patojo who know the reef like their own backyard. The only thing missing is a bar and a closeby restaurant for breakfast and lunch.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Bloomfield
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed at The Tides from Oct 3rd – 12th, we were part of a group of 8. The resort delivered exactly what was expected. Our rooms were clean and served their purpose, we don’t spend very much time in the room, we had “The Blue Hole” room, top floor last room to the North. I read the 3 reports that were rated terrible and they are humorous. First, Patojo is the best Dive Master I’ve ever dived with, yes he does have to take the boat over a very choppy area to get out to the dives, but anyone who has driven a boat will realize the skill needed to pull that off without damaging the boat and passengers, he did a stand up job. The once we were in the water, he would point out sea life that I know I would have missed if not for him, he takes the time to make sure you have a great dive. We had as many as 6 divers and listened to his instructions and every diver was top notch, Turtles, Sharks, Eagle Ray, Moray Eels, Dolphins, we seen them all because of Patojo. He would also join us poolside at night and tell us about his life on the island and his diving experiences, he has 30 years people, listen up.

The staff, Eden is quite competent, she planned 2 excursion for our group, one group went zip lining and the other to the Blue Hole, she handled the many question that we threw at her and she had to make multiple phone calls to sort it all out for us and our trips went off perfectly. Megan and Arian made up the remainder of the staff that week, we had the pleasure of them delivering our breakfast each morning, always making sure had what we needed and also taking any special requests for tomorrows breakfast. Some wanted eggs prepared in a certain ways and some were non meat eaters, breakfast is the only meal you can get from the resort which is perfect since we could eat and head out for the dive.

The Tides is very nice, if you expect fitted sheets and big fluffy pillows this place is not for you. But if you want a fictional room with an ocean view and a pool 20 feet away and Dive with most likely the best Dive Master on the island then this is the resort for you.

Room Tip: The Blue Hole room is furthest from the School if you like to sleep in.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Length of stay - Oct 3 - 12, 2013. There were 8 in our group (6 divers/2 non-divers). The Tides is a very nice family place to stay. Rooms where clean, fresh paint, and overall nice décor. Each room has satellite TV and a small refrigerator. AC worked well. WiFi worked very well. Pool was very nice as is the surrounding deck. Plenty of chairs and loungers. Eden, Meagan, and Arian (3 of the 5 daughters) are great. Meagan and Arian brought us breakfast every morning poolside and was catered to our limited needs. They maintained the rooms and are a pleasure to be around... Eden is wonderful...She coordinated our excursions made sure we had everything we needed. I can't say enough things about all three. They truly made the trip exceptional. There is very limited beach, but you can sit as the pool and are approximately 25' from the ocean. We swam and snorkeled at the end of the pier which is where the dive shop is located. But really spent most of you time poolside after our dives.

Restaurants and shopping are within a 2 - 10 min walk. Plenty of places to get any type of groceries you desire.

Diving....Great. Patojo is an outstanding dive master. Dolphins, nurse sharks, reef sharks, turtles, eels, rays, lobster, crab, etc. Every dive was a new experience. He would find things the average dive master probably wouldn't. I can't say enough about Patojo. At the end of each dive, he assisted with removing all of our gear prior to climbing into the boat. Alex...WOW. He made the diving extremely easy. He setup, loaded, and cleaned our gear everyday. When he wasn't working with us diving, he was at poolside assisting.

There are way too many good things to say about The Tides, the family, and the diving. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to send me message.

Room Tip: Top floor has the best view and breeze, but the first floor room is very convenient.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Tides. The room was clean and the only time we really spent there was to sleep at the end of the night. A/C didn't work very well in our room but again we didn't spend much time for it to really bother us. Pool looked clean and saw a few people swimming but we peferred to swim in the ocean right off the dock out front of the hotel. Can't say enough about location of this place. Walking distance to all kinds of restaraunts/bars ect. We took a walk up to Palapas bar which was about 30-45 mins walking on the beach but didn't mind the time since the scenary was so nice. I would definely recommend this hotel if you are not looking for all the frills of a resort but just want a clean bed to crash in. Also, look for "fish johnson" who cleans the grounds in the mornings. He has some great tips for enjoying your stay. Oh and a side note the pool bar never opened the whole time we were there but wasn't much of an inconveince since there were sooo many places within a 5 min walk.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Ohio
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was my fist time visiting Belize and Ambergris Caye. I went to help a friend celebrate his 50th birthday and had the best time!. Elmer "Patojo" Paz was very friendly and helpful with doing only my 12th dive! After our check out dive he sat down with all of us and explained how to manage my buoyancy better! Got to see many beautiful fish and saw my partner have a nurse shark swim between her legs as she was starting to kneel on the sea floor! We all laughed about her surprised look when she looked down to see a shark between her legs! Also got to see a sea turtle, spider crab, and to many other fish to name!!! Very relaxing and enjoyable Dive!!! The tides is not a "5-star" hotel, but was very affordable for a bed to sleep on! (Only time we were in our room!). the Location was perfect, and almost everything with in walking distance and only a short 10 minute ride from the airport!!! Will be staying here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Ocean Tide Beach Resort
Address: 57 Boca Del Rio Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye SP-00000, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#21 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Tide Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the town San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, you will find our beachfront resort with unobstructed reef views. Enjoy snorkeling, diving, fishing, along with free wi-fi all walking distance to downtown.Ocean Tide Beach Resort is Different from Other Belize Vacation Resorts: * Ocean Tides is a property offering an outdoor pool and is located in the beautiful beaches of San Pedro. * We serve breakfast and lunch poolside from the beachside Bar / Lounge, The Lazy Pelican. * Free Wi-Fi access is available in this property. * These functional rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, and a small fridge. The bathrooms feature a bath and a shower. These rooms overlook the great barrier reef. * Other facilities offered include a tour desk and a laundry. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including snorkeling. * San Pedro Airport can be reached in a 5-minute golf cart drive. The property offers free parking and is located right on Boca del Rio Beach.* Every room has an ocean view: Whether you stay in our charming 2nd floor Beachfront suites or the 3rd floor Reefview suites, you'll treasure the views from your windows. * We're small enough to offer you the best: You'll get individual attention, and won't be over crowded. Our resort is modern and charming. We make people feel like long missed family. * We have our own dive shop, snorkel/fishing guide and massage therapist: We're give you all that a Belize vacation has to offer: mysterious Mayan ruins, world class fishing, spa treatments, boating, jungle exploring, snorkeling, some of the best scuba in the world and plain old beach bumming. ... more   less 
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Tides Beach Resort
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