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Xanadu Island Resort
Ranked #5 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2008

My new wife and I spent our honeymoon at Xanadu (Oct. 19-26). We LOVED it.

The staff is constantly working to keep the place tidy-- raking the grounds, cleaning up foliage, etc. It shows.

The lofts (we stayed in #15) were very spacious, cool, and comfortable. We used the kitchen area to prepare breakfast every moring. They had all the utensils we needed. Beds were soft, and pillows were plentiful. Housekeeping kept us in clean towels and cleaned up all the sand we tracked in each day.

Everyone was so friendly. They helped us to plan excursions (diving, and inland tours), checked on us WHILE ON THE TOURS, and asked us when we got back if we enjoyed ourselves. They were always asking for feedback, and they take it to heart.

The pool was immaculate.

We loved our trip, and we plan to return. Xanadu was like being among friends, and we were treated extremely well!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2008

This small resort is located right on the ocean and the condos are clean, modern and very safe. I traveled with my aunt and son and we all loved the staff (especially Ingrid, Shirley, Orlando, and Isaiah). The pool is pretty and the staff helps you to arrange any type of trip or activity you desire. However, if you go in October beware of the horrible mosquitos!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 23, 2008

We recently spent our honeymoon at Xanadu in Ambergris Caye. It was an amazing experience. The resort itself is beautifully maintained and the staff and service was always exceptional. It felt like our home while we stayed there. The snorkeling tours we took with Alphonse were amazing too, Mexico Rocks is a must see!!! Thank you all for such a wonderful time.

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1  Thank knickin
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Reviewed October 3, 2008

We stayed at Xanadu 9/20-9/28 (the very slow season for Ambergris Caye). Upon arrival we were instantly welcomed with warm personalities and tons of useful suggestions for our stay. We stayed in Unit #4 (studio) and it was all you could ever need for two people. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, the bed was very comfortable (plenty of extra pillows and blankets), they have an excellent cable tv package (for those rainy days or on days you might be feeling under the weather).

The grounds were kept up really well. I don't think there was a morning that went by that we didn't see Orlando out there raking up the beach or areas around the units. The pool and deck are maintained really well. There is a large selection of books in the office book-share area. The bikes, snorkle equipments, and towels are all in good shape. Can't beat the rental price- FREE!

Private resort: we were there in the low season, and there were only 5 units occupied during our stay. There was always a spot available under a palapa, at the pool, or on the pier. I believe that this would still be the case even if all 19 units were occupied (we counted the number of chairs- and they have plenty).

Location: is fantastic, unless you want to be right downtown everyday. Even though the street outside the resort is sometimes very busy, the resort sits back far enough away from it that it isn't an issue at all. Downtown & restaurants not within walking distance are a mear $10BZ ride away (sometimes $5BZ if you can haggle). We walked into town several times, which takes about 20 minutes if you take the beach route.

Stacey & Shirley were so accomodating as we tried to figure out which tours we were going to do. And we didn't have to worry about the resort adding an upcharge to the tour fees.

We highly recommend this resort to anyone who wants a more "private" experience without the "private" cost.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2008

Five of us stayed in one of the suites. Fabulous view of the ocean ideally situated on the edge of town but just steps away from the resorts own dock (as have most resorts in San Pedro). We are a family of divers but wanted to mix in some other activities as well. Couldn't have wished for a better place - we dove 2 tanks most days with ecodive - a superb outfit with a wonderful divemaster. We had two newly certified 11 year olds with us and their patience and capability really helped. Hotel staff really friendly and helpful. We used them to organise several excursions (cave tubing is a must do....) which were highlights. A wonderful vacation at one of the worlds best diving locations but with so much more to offer.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank NJ_Englishman
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Reviewed September 19, 2008

Xanadu was a perfect vacation spot! Every single member of the staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful, the rooms had everything we needed, were comfortable - overall everything was perfect.

The recommended tour guides and excursions were amazing - knowledgeable, safe, friendly, and accommodating.

If you are interested in a peaceful vacation in a friendly place with room for adventure and trying new things this is definitely a great place to try!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2008

The Xanadu Island Resort is a cute (and tiny) resort on the coast of Ambergris Caye of Belize. The resort is made up of just 19 rooms, and it's size enables it to be more custom-tailored to its guests.

The ROOMS
We stayed in a 3 bedroom suite (all rooms are referred to as suites there). We had a living room, kitchen (there's no restaurant in the hotel) and 3 very decently sized bedrooms each with a personal bathroom. The beds were very comfortable, and the suite gave off a nice feeling. There were 2 TVs featuring all American channels (CNN, ABC, FOX, etc). The kitchen was fully equipped with utensils, plates, glasses etc. The rooms also had a balcony with a hammock. NOTE: it is very hot and humid during the day, so keep doors to suites closed, to keep coolness in (the A/C is VERY strong!)

The GROUNDS
The grounds of the hotel are very well maintained, with people constantly walking and cleaning up after the guests. There is a large pool, a beach and a little dock with a cabana for sunbathing and sitting. The grounds are beautifully decorated with various plants, palm trees etc. At night the palm trees are lit up and security guards monitor the area.

The ACTIVITIES
The hotel offers (free) kayak, bike and snorkeling gear rentals. The kayaks and snorkeling gear are in good condition, while the bikes could use some updating. The hotel also offers very good rates for golf cart rental (most people use carts to get around, due to the size of the island). All of this can be arranged through the 'activities center' which is just a small window next to the main office.

The STAFF
The staff at the office are very knowledgeable and friendly, we were greeted with a friendly smile and everything was taken care of very well. The staff are also great at arranging tours and excursions for the day, if you so wish. The other staff (mainly groundskeepers) are very friendly and will go out of their way to say hi, ask how you are, etc.

OVERALL
Quite a good value for the money, we were pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: $353 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Xanadu Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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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Also Known As:
Xanadu Island Resort Belize Hotel San Pedro
Xanadu Island Hotel
Xanadu Island San Pedro
Xanadu Island Resort Belize/San Pedro

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