In January, I stayed for a week with family at Casa Blanca and it was such a fantastic trip! We went to Belize for a wedding and quickly realized upon arriving that the grounds at Casa Blanca were so nice and well-kept, that the wedding itself took place right in front of the house on the beach.
We flew into Belize City, then took a quick flight via Tropic Air to San Pedro. On the way home, we flew Maya Air, which I'd recommend over Tropic. Maya Air more easily accommodates luggage, duty-free purchases, and their staff seem a little more professional.
The accommodations at Casa Blanca are top notch, mainly because of Byron, the property's caretaker. I did a lot of research of other properties in San Pedro on vrbo.com and other vacation rental websites before going. Looking back now, the pictures and description for Casa Blanca don't do the property justice! It's absolutely stunning in person. I'd highly recommend this location and Byron to anyone looking to travel to Belize and rent a home. Having access to the boat (you just pay for gas) was fantastic. We ran into a number of vacationers during our stay there and their comments were all the same - no one realized how much they really wished their rental property's had a boat until you're there.
Byron goes above and beyond to ensure that the trip is everything you want and you're happy. He is conscientious and considerate. I was nervous of having someone around all the time and feeling "waited on" since my family and I are used to being self-sufficient. But Byron was conscientious and could adapt so that you always felt like there was privacy while still being available if you ever needed him. Whatever he's being paid, it should be doubled! He works hard and has great connections to refer tourists for local shopping, restaurants, activities, etc. In hindsight, I realize how much better of a trip it was because of Byron. Staying at a hotel, you'd definitely miss out on this.
The property itself was amazing. We rented both floors and there was tons of room and privacy. It's close to a local grocery store, there's a couple fantastic restaurants within walking distance down the beach, there's great swimming access off the dock, and the views from the roof and decks are fantastic.
After staying at Casa Blanca and dealing with Byron, I can't wait to go back next year. I highly recommend this location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Blanca is the perfect island getaway for anyone looking to experience all the comforts of home while enjoying an unprecedented level of personalized attention and incredible amenities. Identical upper and lower suites comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Amenities include the free use of your own powerboat and captain during your stay (fuel not included ), limited fishing equipment, kayaks, high-speed internet, cable television, daily laundry service, and optional cooking assistance, and more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Blanca Mata Grande Hotel San Pedro
- Casa Blanca Mata Grande Belize/San Pedro