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“Great place to end our Belize vacation” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Xanadu Island Resort
Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Charles, Virginia
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90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great place to end our Belize vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

After eight days at Lamani and Pook's Hill this was a great place to unwind and prepare to return home. The staff is incredible. Blanca seems to know everything and really cares about the visitors. When she couldn't make change for American paper currency she gave my husband a $1 so we could buy three eggs for breakfast. My husband's back was very sore after bouncing around on mainland "roads" visiting ruins and caves. The staff was most helpful in our attempts to locate a massage therapist. We are recommending the resort to my brother-and-sister-in-law as they are avid divers.

The full-sized kitchen allowed us to buy food and prepare most of our meals during our stay.

Having a laundry facility on-site made unpacking at home a delight. It was great putting clothes away clean rather than dumping everything into the dirty clothes basket.

Room Tip: Room 7-A is on a corner and the path to the back units goes by the porch. We had some folks use the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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minneapolis
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We are finishing a 3 day stay here, a family of 4. We booked a 2 bedroom suite but they upgraded us to a 3 bedroom two story penthouse, very nice . The best part is the HUGE private deck overlooking the beach. Service has been wonderful, everyone has been friendly and helpful.

The location is great, away from the busy town center but within walking distance to a grocery store, bakery, produce stand, restaurants, even a spa! Takes about 25 minutes to walk the beach to the center of San Pedro

My only dislike is the dark gray microfiber couches, sorry but they distract from the island ambience of the apartment.

Room tip: ask for a second story unit on the the north or south edge of the property, very private. We had #11.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Back for a second stay and it felt like home. Same friendly staff at a great location. Very nice accommodations with no crowd. We have already booked for next year. The kitchens are fully equipped. Anything you want or need is but a request to the staff away. Grounds are spotless. Pool is relaxing. Kayaks available free to use. My wife and I travel the world and never go back to the same place....except Xanadau Island Resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon back in January. The rooms were more like apartment style than hotel rooms which we loved. Kitchens were really nice, having a private porch and hammock was amazing. The views were great, the staff was helpful and friendly, the tours were easy to book and went perfectly. Really couldnt have been happier with our stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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toronto
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We just returned from a very relaxing 7 day stay at Xanadu. This resort came recommended to us and we can certainly pass along the same very positive review. For starters, the entire staff are extremely curteous and professional. Orlando, Jamil, Ingrid and Bianca all provided top-notch customer service. The resort itself is nestled amongst gorgeous mature palms and foliage - which help provide fantastic shade around the pool. The grounds are extremely well maintained and landscaped- the sand raked every morning. There are complimentary bikes and kayaks for use. Snorkel gear is available for a small rental fee if you are going out on an excursion. As others have mentioned, there is no walkout "beach", and to be honest, this is something I did miss. You can swim off the dock end and there are lounge chairs where you can relax and enjoy the sunsets. Our room (#4) had a view of the pool and was clean and well stocked. We bought food/ fruit at a nearby grocery and bakery, enjoying breakfast and lunch on our patio. There is also a small health and wellness store nearbycalled "Go Nature" where you can purchase gluten-free products and other health food supplies if you need. Each night we tried a different restaurant in and around the town of San Pedro. We did rent a golf cart as each restaurant varies in distance from Xanadu, and we weren't keen on walking back to the resort after dark. Our favorite places were - Hidden Treasures (delicious cocunut shrimp appetizer and pineapple chicken), Elvi's Kitchen (awesome fish tacos), El Fogon and Caroline's for authentic Belizean dishes. The Xanadu staff will look after any trips/excursions you want to make (very helpful) and the companies will pick you up at the Xanadu dock. We enjoyed snorkeling with Lil' Alphonse (go out in the morning - less people and more reef activity). Alphonse's enthusiasm for the reef and it's inhabitants was awesome. There is so much to see including spotted eagle rays, sting rays, nurse sharks and too many fish to remember! We also did a full day trip with a tour company called"SEArious" that included looking for (and hopefully spotting) manatee, snorkeling off a small island known as Geoff's Caye,and a quick stop at Caye Caulker on the return home. We also took a water taxi (departs from in-town) to spend more time exploring Caye Caulker which has a much different feel than the hustle and bustle of San Pedro (no noisy golf carts!).
Overall we had a very nice vacation to Ambergris Caye. Xanadu is a fantastic resort and a "must stay" if you are travelling to San Pedro.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, Oregon
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51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our group of 3 couples stayed here from March 9 to 16. Any time we needed something, the staff was incredibly helpful, whether it was making a dinner reservation, calling a taxi, delivering a case of Belikins and even sending a boat to to see if one of our party was still alive in his kayak out by the reef (he was and still is). The suite (we stayed in #11) was very nice and roomy enough. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

As an add-on, Belizians were in general incredibly friendly and nice. As a group, they were the nicest people of any country in which I've traveled, which includes Mexico and much of western Europe.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dave S
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I absolutely loved this place. The only thing it was "missing" was food directly on the property. But that was actually a blessing. The food on the island is incredible. We ended up trying many of the local restaurants and am VERY happy we did so. The resort was beautiful. There is no beach, but rather a dock to jump from and go swimming. The pool itself was warm and covered in lush jungle foliage.

We were here for my friends wedding hosted by Xanadu. The staff was extremely helpful in getting us all setup. The wedding itself was beautiful, on the "beach" at Xanadu. I was a very late addition to the wedding. Due to the lateness of my decision to make it down, Xanadu was not able to directly accommodate my stay. Blanca booked me two rooms each for one night at Xanadu and two nights at its neighboring property, Caribbean Villas (also nice, but not as nice). She also booked my Tropic Air trip from Belize City and back, as well as the cabs necessary to get to and from the airport.

I WILL be coming back to this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Xanadu Island Resort
Address: Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xanadu Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique, Boutique, Romantic and Eco-friendly! Imagine tranquility settling over you like a mist over the ocean; kick off your shoes and stroll amongst the natural vegetation past the water features and onto the beach. Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you wander down the long pier to relax on the sun loungers under the thatched palapa and gaze out over the barrier reef to the deep blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Settle in and experience the uniqueness of the monolithic dome buildings and enjoy the romantic setting of your private veranda. When you are ready to explore, visit the friendly staff at the front desk to arrange tours or to use the complimentary bicycles, paddle boards and kayaks. Experience all this at the unique, boutique, Green Globe certified Xanadu Island Resort – a touch of luxury and romance in harmony with nature. ... more   less 
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Xanadu Island Resort Belize Hotel San Pedro
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