We have stayed at Belizean Reef multiple times and will definitely be going back. The property is ideally located at the southern edge of San Pedro (yes, it's near the airport, but the planes are 12-seaters and don't fly much after dark) where you can walk to anything you want but are not staying right in the middle of business district.
There are several docks right out front where local dive shops and tour operators can pick you up (The Palms is easiest), a small grocery only a few blocks away (Save-On, near the airport), and Ramon's dock (2 properties away) has some great fish under it if you are looking for a local place to swim around with your snorkel. We've regularly seen rays, lobsters, eels, and plenty of fish under there. It's not reef snorkeling, but it's a pleasant afternoon activity. Beaches in San Pedro are pretty poor, but Ramon's is as good as any around.
All of the units have fantastic views of the sea and reef and though there is AC throughout the condo, even in August you can sleep in the main room with the windows open. Glorious fresh breezes keep the place comfortable in all but summery noons. Even with one bedroom, the units can easily sleep 4.
There are a few superficial things that need work. I'm not sure how old the condos are, but a bit of sprucing is needed. The utensils are rusty (we wound up using plasticware from take-out food), for instance. The shower drain in one unit was sharp and could easily cut your feet (we have stayed in multiple units). Someone has painted around the wall decorations rather than taking them down to paint the walls. The rooms and beds were always full of sand as there weren't any small rugs to wipe it off on and the housekeeper can't keep up with the constant influx of sand (who could?). Little things, but they bother some travelers.
A good choice in San Pedro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These affordable, spacious and luxurious beachfront condos are in a prime location on the south edge of town close to all the shops, restaurants and palapa bars. There is a private sandy beach area overlooking the reef for sunning or for relaxing in a hammock. The roof top veranda can provide beautiful and memorable photos of the reef and azul waters complete with sailboats or sunsets. Great packages available for any adventure or special event. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belizean Reef Luxury Beachfront Hotel San Pedro
- Belizean Reef Suites Belize/San Pedro