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X'tan Ha Resort
Ranked #13 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

From the moment you step off the boat and are greeted with a delicious rum punch you know you've reached paradise. I cant say enough about Xtan Ha and the wonderful experience we had. We had our first sisters trip here (me and 3 sisters) and cant wait to return. While planning our trip I was corresponding with Miriam who was so helpful with all my questions. She made everything such a breeze. The resort is absolutely beautiful. It has the best beach on the island. Our seafront villa was just steps away from the tourquise blue water. All the staff were incredible. They really made our experience great!!! Elder and Hill the bartenders were fantastic!!! They kept us laughing the entire time. Angel was always there to help with any and all needs you might have. He is so kind. Roberto was awesome with taking care of us too he always had a smile on his face. And then you have Oliver...one of the kindest persons ive met. He truly cares about your time at Xtan Ha. We cant wait to return!! All I can really say is GO!!!!!!! Its hard to put into words how awesome our trip was. I literally left with tears in my eyes.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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8 Thank sherry1069
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Wonderful intro to Belize. Keep in mind that you are a bit isolated here - water taxi is really the only way to & from anywhere. What made our stay was the Hobie cat sailboat that could reach the Mexico Rocks reef snorkeling area in 10 minutes. Special thanks to Andres for providing superior and friendly service for all of our water toy needs and for making us feel welcome. The restaurant food was good but portions moderate. Would definitely come back, maybe with another couple that likes sailing and snorkeling.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Horseheads, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Just returned from our stay at the X’tan Ha (7/29 – 8/4) and am so glad we chose the resort for our 1st trip to Belize. As a few others stated, what it is Not, is as important as what it is. We have traveled to the Caribbean several times and stayed at many large hotels and the X’tan Ha is completely different than you will find at Mega resorts. No thumping music all hours of the day and night, no crowds of people trying to get their money’s worth at multiple bars and restaurants with everything thrown in front of your face in a frenzy. It may sound like a cliché that has been used here before, but you do end up feeling like family by the end of your trip. But to feel like family, you also need to act like family. The hotel staff was always available to make your trip pleasant and help you in any way they could. Don’t expect to be waited on hand and foot, but know they are the friendliest, well meaning group you will ever meet. They do things because they want to, not because they have to – that in itself is a huge thing.

Our room (2A) was wonderful and very, very clean. Facing the ocean you could see forever and once you let yourself settle in and relax, could feel like never wanting to leave. Large bedroom, very well thought out living area and fully functional kitchen. Full size refrigerator held all our groceries we pre-ordered from Mata Grande Grocery. A coffee maker, toaster, two burner stove, complete assortment of pots and pans, kitchen knives and total service for 4 made making some of our own meals easy and actually fun. The on sight restaurant did offer a limited menu but what we did order was good and if you are budgeting a trip look at around 10 dollars US per person, per meal regardless of the time of day.

I could go on and on but will leave you with a final thought. Your trip is what you make of it and if you want to just get away from it all and have a truly unique travel experience, the X’tan Ha should be your destination. I feel torn giving a positive review because we want to keep this gem of a hotel our own secret. To everyone that made our trip (and Mistys 40 Birthday surprise) one of the most wonderful experiences traveling we have ever had, Thank You ! – and we WILL be seeing everyone again (that means you too Buddy the wonder dog).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Jason s
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Once again we are humbled not only by your kind comments, but that they are also true. For us here feeling as if you are a part of a family is key and you felt that.
From buddy and all of us thank you and hope to see you soon.
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

My 3 sisters (ages 18-31) and I stayed at the X'tan Ha Resort for 5 days and had THE best time. The resort is about 7 miles (15 minute boat ride) north of San Pedro. It was extremely secluded, but we loved it!! The resort had the best swimmable beach on the island and a ton of water activities to go with it. We kayaked to Mexico Rock one day for snorkel and saw the most amazing marine life. It was just a 15 minute paddle from shore! It’s a laid-back, no frills resort, but it’s beautiful, and management does everything possible to make sure all of your needs are met. They are all so friendly and gladly arranged everything for us: water taxis to town, dinner reservations, beachside massages, jet ski rentals, etc. I really can't say enough good things about it. The resort bar and restaurant were delicious! All 4 of use loved it, and that is saying a lot, because 2 of the girls are extremely picky eaters, and drinkers-ha! Seriously the best ceviche ever! We did go to town a few times for shopping and dining (Blue Water Grill, Elvis, Waraguma's) and we ate at Matachica Resort one night, but the hotel restaurant was by far the best...that and Waraguma’s (lobster burrito-yum!). The only drawback was paying $20 round trip for a water taxi to San Pedro. It wasn’t THAT big of a deal, but we went to town almost every day, so it adds up. The hotel offers complimentary water taxis Tuesday and Thursday, but it would be nice if they added a weekend day to the mix. All in all, it was a fabulous trip and we will definitely be back!! Big thanks to Oliver, Miriam, Hill, Elder and Roberto for making our 1st sisters trip so amazingly, perfect!

-Lauren, Falon, Skye & Lexi

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank falon w
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
We thank you for your comments and want you to know that we do listen to all our customers concerns. In light of that we are in the process of tweaking our runs and offering more boating options at a discount for guests like yourselves who frequently visited San Pedro town.

Thanks once again and we hope to see you guys again.
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My three sisters and I stayed here for four nights. We really enjoyed our stay! Thanks to Oliver and the entire staff at Xtanha, our trip was amazing. Everyone was very attentive to us. We enjoyed staying in a front row building and waking up to the most beautiful ocean waters. We walked out our front door and right onto the beach into the water for snorkeling where we saw starfish, sting rays, etc. You can use the complimentary hobie cat, kayaks, or paddle boards to go out to Mexico Rocks for beautiful snorkeling with sting rays, nurse sharks, sea turtles and colorful coral. It is a very relaxing resort. There are nightly planned activities to mingle with the other guests at the resort like a flame throwing contest and bonfire. I personally enjoyed the hammock on the beach to relax and listen to the sounds of the ocean. We enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast and the bar for lunch. We took a water taxi a few times to restaurants for dinner, but also enjoyed all the food we ate at the resort restaurant. I loved the hamburger on the fresh homemade bun! I would suggest that you bring food and drinks from San Pedro with you, since the rooms have a kitchen, for snacks. We met a lot of very nice people staying at the resort. When you are there you are "on island time" so enjoy every minute of it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Sheila K
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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Just what we were looking for. After 6 days in Burrell Boom, Belize this was the perfect place to relax and recuperate. The entire staff went above and beyond to make our stay a wonderful experience. From the resort manager, Oliver, to the office staff, the bartenders, the room staff, and property maintenance staff, we could not have been better served.

Also, Food and service in the restaurant was exceptional as it is now run by DJ, who has recently overhauled the entire menu.

X'Tan Ha will become our yearly relaxation destination place after our outreach work in Burrell Boom.

J. Hunter

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jay H
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Hammond, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

The wife and I had the privilege of recently spending a week at X-tan Ha … Needless to say, WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! … Sure we passed a few resorts that appeared to be nicer, plusher, more exquisite, etc … But who wants to stay in Belize on the 4th floor of a hi-rise resort with beaches full of sea grass … This resort is quaint, quiet, distant with very clean with beaches that are far and above nicer than anywhere else on the island and a restaurant that I’ll talk about later. In fact, it attracts visitors from other supposedly nicer resorts because its’ lack of sea grass and the hospitality of the managers. With that said, many thanks to Della and Olly for their hospitality … Hill and Elder are exceptional bartenders that cater to all your drink needs, whatever they may be.
Now to Temple Run Tavern … I read an earlier review that blasted this restaurant knowing that they were less than a week old and rushed to get it started because the prior guy had abandoned the place … To that I say How Ridiculous!! … Let me say that I had visited Belize in 94 and had lunch at a little place with a tree called Elvi’s Kitchen … To all who know Belize these days, know Elvi’s Kitchen … A wonderful place to have lunch or dinner … Outstanding Mayan dishes with a unique atmosphere … DJ don’t need that atmosphere … DJ is Elvi’s grandson and DJ is a true chef beyond words … We had his Lobster Creole the first night we arrived … From then on it was “DJ JUST FEED ME” … I trusted and loved EVERYTHING he prepared … Trust Me, we are from New Orleans and we know food … DJ KNOWS FOOD! … I recommend everything on the menu with a special emphasis on his burgers and lobster dishes.
DJ … Kim and I would like to THANK YOU for making our stay at X-tan Ha the ultimate dining experience, … Unforgettable and we sit at home waiting for July of 2014 … We’ll see you in a year buddy!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the closest condo to the beach ... Loved waking up to the sea!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helpful?
8 Thank Denis B
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Property: X'tan Ha Resort
Address: | 7.2 Mls. North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Belize Legacy Beach Resort)
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#10 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#12 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — X'tan Ha Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a tranquil, luxurious and romantic destination at X'tan Ha Resort, located just 7.2 Miles North of San Pedro Town. This truly exotic, tropical resort offers one bedroom suites, with spacious kitchens and living areas. Each villa offers a private verandah overlooking the pristine Caribbean Sea. X'tan Ha offers complimentary water sports- kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, hobie cat sailing, and a water trampoline. X'tan Ha offers complimentary transfers upon arrival/departure from/to San Pedro town upon arrival and departure. ... more   less 
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Belize Legacy Beach Hotel San Pedro
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