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Exotic Caye Beach Resort
Ranked #41 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Reviewed October 12, 2007

I am late in posting this review, but I remember the island and condo like it was yesterday. The island was everything we were looking for...no crowds, no all-inclusives, no traffic, beautiful and serene. The flight from Belize City was smooth and easy, finding a taxi there is no problem.

We stayed in a one bedroom (booked directly through the owner) and it was literally on the sand. The water was 20 yards from our front porch. The unit was clean, very comfortable, good AC. Front desk was friendly. We rented bikes in town for the week and explored the entire island. We felt completely safe, never took taxis. Only other mode of transportation was water taxis to some of the northern restaurants at night. There are definately much swankier hotels on the island, but this one felt like you really lived there, and was a great price.

Monkey Bites is a great little breakfast spot...my husband would bring back great coffee and breads in the morning and we'd eat them on our porch. We never used the pool, why when the ocean is steps away? We explored all the hotels and their beaches, you definately don't need to stay put each day. We took several AMAZING day trips from the boat dock at the hotel and they were the best of any we've ever done. One day it was my husband and me and two guides...they took us snorkeling, caught red snapper with spears, took us to a private area on the island where they cooked the snapper and served it with amazing vegetables and ice cold beer. Life does not get any better.

  • Stayed: March 2005, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2007

This was a perfect place to relax and get away from the crowds. Don't go if you want mall shopping and disco dancing. The front office people were very helpful, polite and happy. The Crazy Canuck's very entertaining and the bartenders the best! The dive dock would accommodate any request. The rooms and grounds are immaculate. The weather in April was beyond belief. Close to fine dining as well as George's Kitchen where they cooked our fresh caught wahoo as well as sent us back to Exotic Caye with vegetables and spices to cook the rest of the fish the night they were closed.

The island and the people were friendly and we felt very safe. We rented a golf cart with mud tires and took a drive as far south as we could go. We could walk from the hotel to downtown in less than 15 minutes. American groceries are only 5 minutes away, or go local 5 minutes the other way. The island is beautiful, sand, water, people, everything. The only downturn in our visit was we couldn't stay long enough.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

We stayed at Exotic Caye from July 9th through July 16th. Check in was smooth and easy. Room was nice and spacious. It had a nice kitchen with a fridge, coffee maker, microwave, and everything you needed to cook there. The grounds of the resort were well kept and quiet. Never used the pool, but it was always being cleaned. The bar on site, Crazy Canucks, is great with live music. We ate at Monkey Bites, which is the restaurant on site, only once for breakfast and it was good food. The dive shop on site, Ocean Adventures, is great. Went snorkeling and diving with them. The beach area was nice. For some really great snorkeling go to the pier at Ramon's Village. The food in town was awesome everywhere we ate. We ate at Caliente, Blue Water Grill, Carumba's, Sunset Grill. My only complaint is the disctance from the resort to town. It's a little far. About a 20 minute walk, which gets tiring after a week. Overall, Ambergris Caye is a wonderful place to vacation and will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2007

We recently stayed at the Exotic Caye for 10 days. We were with another couple and had a great time. Our rooms were the deluxe condos on the second floor and they were great! They were large with a seperate large bedroom and we had an upstairs loft and another bathroom upstairs. The floor was tiled and the whole place had a tropical feel. From the balcony you look right out to the water - It is not a four star place but not too many places on Ambregris Caye are
There is a pool which was clean and refreshing but it definitly needs work. There is a beautiful sandy beach area but unfortunetly they have not done anything to make a swimming area and they do not have any cushions on the lounge chairs making them very uncomfortable to lay on.
They have a great little place for breakfast and lunch- Monkey Bites Cafe. Great food and good prices! They also have a great bar which alot of the locals go to- Crazy Canueks Beach Bar.
We were there in May so it was not filled up but there were quite a few people there.
It is about 1/2 mile to town and easy to walk to on the beach.
You can walk to most restaurants - Wild Mangos, Cassa Picasso, Caliente to name a few were very good.
I would definitly like to have a beach area that was my main complaint about Exotic Caye but besides that I found it to be a good place to stay. It was clean, large rooms , was on the water and had a beautiful view and was central to everything.

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed April 28, 2007

Ambergize Caye, Belize, beautiful, lacks some amenities, such as grocery stores with variety of choices, but tolerable, Mostly a great place to spend your vacation, beach's diving, snorkel, dinning, music, beach bars, etc.

Resturants for the most part are very good, service is good, people are friendly, some lack in quality, but that is everywhere.

If you don't mind an hour to an hour and a half boat ride, the water taxi is great, prompt and on time crews are very helpful, There is air transportation as well.

We spent Sat. thru Thurs. would go back, it will be eaiser next time as we are familar with the customs, food etc., the tours are out of this world,

Highly recommend a visit to Ambergize Caye, as I travel considerably with my company it is a pretty easy trip, connections were good.

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed April 17, 2007

If you want a laid-back, very convenient, extremely friendly and helpful 'sand-between-your-toes' island beach holiday, you will love Exotic Caye as much as we did!

Our '2 bed suite' was spacious and well-equipped for the 4 of us, and everything was sufficient for what we wanted, including a good, hot shower. The air con worked well; (worth noting that the second
'bedroom' is a mezzanine and only has a fan tho', and the second bathroom is in fact only a sink and toilet - but that worked fine for us as a family of 4).

It was very clean, nicely furnished, and easily meets it's 2* rating.
It's so nicely laid-out, and a small site, so you can easily keep an eye on the kids from anywhere. We practically lived in the pool, and the beach is cleaned (of the ubiquitous seaweed) daily, and has plenty of shade and lovely hammocks and sunbeds. The dive dock is so helpful and friendly, the Crazy Canukes is just a dream 'beach bar' -just like Cheers, but with a palapa and Caribbean backdrop!. The guys
at the Exotic Caye could not have been more helpful to us. Best of all, everyone - both locals and tourists - was so, so friendly that we just had a fantstic holiday!

If you want a 5* Spa Hotel, don't come here - book a 5* Spa. If you want a great beach holiday that you'll enjoy with friends and family...see you there!

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Reviewed March 24, 2007

We read many reviews and really wanted to stay at Ramon's but Exotic Caye worked great for us. The room is a 1 bedroom apartment. There is a dorm style fridge, stove, toaster oven and all the utensils you need. Great view, easy walk to town. We were going to rent a golf cart but once we figured out how quick/easy it was to town we chose not to. It was nice to have a pool, not every hotel has one. Monkey Bites was great for breakfast and I think they were the ones doing the cookouts at night at our favorite bar Crazy Kanuk's. The only negative there was an ant problem around the stove. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would return.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: South Coconut Drive | PO Box 11, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#39 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: $103 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Exotic Caye Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exotic Caye Beach Resort is a place full of perfect moments. All suites of Exotic Caye's Resort are set in a tropical ambiance with ocean views. Enjoy the tranquility of a relaxing massage. Soak up the sun. Lounge peacefully in an oceanfront hammock. Smell the fresh air. Dance the night away at Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar, take a Yoga class, workout, snorkel, dive, fish or simply do nothing at all. Our staff makes sure this is a vacation you will never forget! ... more   less 
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