Our family, husband and wife, along with our three grown children ages 23 to 29 years of age, and soon-to-be son-in-law, just spent 10-days at the X'Tan Ha resort. What an amazing time! This was our first true "big family vacation" in almost 20 years, and the first outside of the United States. We took our time in researching and evaluating the various options, not only to determine a destination, but more importantly, the available accommodations. Not really knowing what to expect visiting an under-developed country (by Western standards), we were pleasantly surprised with the vibrant nature of San Pedro and the Resort communities! The six of us arrived at the International Airport in Belize City, through a flight connection out of Miami,on a Friday afternoon. We had packed some snacks and dry food items (peanut butter, english muffins, oatmeal, power bars, trail mix, breakfast bars,beef jerky, etc.) allowing us the opportunity of having a snack or two, as well as a meal if necessary, until we were able to do our major shopping for the week in San Pedro. As a side note, If you plan on picking up any alcohol upon your arrival, I would recommend that you visit the "Duty Free" shop at the Belize City Airport, Excellent selection and very reasonable prices. We took a very short and beautiful flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Island on Tropic Air. I would strongly recommend this option, versus taking the 45-60 minute boat ride to San Pedro. We were met by a taxi service, arranged through the X'Tan Ha Resort, upon our arrival at San Pedro,which delivered us the short distance to the departing dock of Coastal Express Water Taxi Service. All of our luggage, as well as our items purchased in Belize City, were handled with care by the two attendants of the Coastal Express boat. Following a short and refreshing 15-minute boat ride up to the X'Tan Ha Resort, we were greeted by staff members of the resort, who transported our luggage and provisions to our rooms and accompanied us to the check-in office. Very helpful, friendly, appreciative, and hard-working young adults! We received a complimentary adult beverage upon arrival from the friendly staff of the outdoor bar. Nice touch by the bartenders, Alex and Elder! Our ocean front rooms (less than 30-feet to the water) were clean, well equipped with all of the amenities of home (frig, freezer, 5-gal. bottled water dispenser, stove, nice bathroom, sitting area, pots, pans, etc.) and provided an absolutely gorgeous view of the water, reef and sunrise. You have the option of taking the Coastal Express Water Taxi ($16 US round trip) or the complimentary X'Tan Ha Resort boat (room permitting) into San Pedro, which offers several departure and return rides each day. We travelled into San Pedro on Day #2 and had a great meal at Wild Mango's Restaurant, followed by a couple of hours of looking around town and buying our groceries at Rich's Market, who delivered our items right to the boat dock for our return back to the resort. Fresh produce, fruits, vegetables and beverages are readily available. I would strongly recommend this market. Very reasonable, local, helpful, and accommodating. The Temple Run Tavern at the resort offers a nice selection of meal options (fresh fish, seafood, chicken, and your American favorites-Hamburgers, burritos, salads, etc.) good quality, somewhat expensive, but not overpriced, considering the convenience and expense of bringing the items in from the mainland or town. Lots of nice perks as part of your stay: free use of sea kayaks, paddle boards, $5 for all day use of snorkle gear and fins, Wifi, TV, and a very nice pool, You can snorkle right in front of the resort, and see some amazing fish and wildlife. Available tours, snorkle and fishing trips provided by "Hill" at No Worries Tour company on location at the Resort. Hill and his staff were great to work with and really know the area. A very secure Resort, supported by a 24-hour on-location security team, which you didn't even realize were there! Excellent maid and staff service, meeting all of your needs or concerns in a timely manner. There are other Resorts close by, offering free pick up and return boat service, providing some very nice dining options. We had dinner one night at the Mambo Restaurant at Matachica Resort. Very good! Our kids spent the day on a tour of the Mayan ruins, Zip-Lining in the jungle and tubing the water caves. One of the best experiences they have ever had! These arrangements can be made right at the X'Tan Ha Resort. The entire staff, from the management team of Oliver, Della and Richard, to the outside bar staff and entire service team, made our stay memorable, something we will remember for the rest of our lives. We are already talking about a return visit to X'Tan Ha, and our daughter and her fiance, are considering a return trip for their Honeymoon later this year. By far, the nicest and best maintained stretch of beach on the Island. If you are looking for a family-friendly (regardless of age) resort, offering and excellent experience from top to bottom, I would strongly recommend X'Tan Ha Resort.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Belize Legacy Beach Hotel San Pedro
- Hotel Belize Legacy Beach
- X'Tan Ha Resort Belize/San Pedro