The place is perfectly "fine," but if you're looking for help with trips, or access to town, it's a bust.
We stayed 4 nights. We dove two days and had to set those up ourselves both times. We tried to take bikes into town once and every bike had a problem. One had no chain, another had a flat tire, and the last had the seat post soddered on in the position for a 6'10 person. BUST. It probably affected us that the place was absolutely covered with mosquitos and down a semi-dark alley where some scary dog ran out and almost bit my wife, as we both ran from the dog.
The pool is ok, the hot tub is fine, it's close enough to the grocery if you rent a golf cart. The actual unit is fine, except incredibly hot. Granted, we were there Jule 1-4 or thereabouts, but the ceiling fans in the living room and kitchen didn't have cords, so we couldn't turn up the fan speed, and the heat just sat there while the fan speeds were on the lowest setting.
The bedroom had AC, or an AC unit, but even when we left it on the highest setting with the door closed, it still barely lowered the temperature to something tolerable. We'd still sweat in our sleep. And we just came from placencia, staying at the Green Parrott where we had no AC and made it work just fine.
The Kitchen is nice, with lots of utencils, ziplock containers, cutting boards, you name it.
I guess if you already have stuff planned on the island, and have a golf cart rented, and don't mind the heat, it's just fine. Not unclean or anything, just kind of simple, away from town, and not near a lot of food/ drinking/ entertainment.
We agreed that if we go back we'd stay someplace a bit bigger. But in all fairness, the price was right. 109 US plus tax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coral Bay Villas offers a spectacular, unobstructed view of the Caribbean Sea from our six fully furnished, spacious, one bedroom, one bath, beach front condos. Our condos are on the beach in a quiet, relaxed setting with beautiful white sandy beaches and tropical breezes, yet located close enough to enjoy the sites and sounds of downtown San Pedro, a short fifteen minute walk down the beach. There are many restaurants and markets nearby our hotel for your convenience. We offer Cable TV , complimentary WiFi , have a beautiful swimming pool, Jacuzzi, complimentary bicycles and a two-seater Kayak. We can assist you in arranging snorkeling, diving and other excursions with pick up/drop off on the nearby dock. Coral Bay Villas is perfectly suited for single or double occupancy catering to those over eighteen years of age. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coral Bay Villas Hotel San Pedro
- Coral Bay Villas Belize/San Pedro