We had a family of 26 decend upon this hotel, and their service was impeccable. It is a large and gorgeous property that is approximately 25 feet from the water. The owners didn't skimp on the elegant furnishings, from huge showers to marble wall art. They worked in tandem with Jaguar Reef Lodge to feed our crew, and to set up the amazing activities that we participated in, including snorkeling in a World Heritage area (gorgeous!!), zip-lining through the rainforest (amazing!!), sea kayaking (fun!), and tubing through enormous caves on a meandering river (wow!).
On Dec. 1st, Villa Verano will turn into a full-service B&B with an American chef working out of the hip and cozy restaurant on-premesis.
The only thing--and I do mean *only*--I advise is don't lie on the beach; the sand fleas are out in force.
It was, in a word, magical.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Verano offers spectacular Belize luxury beach villas and exclusive access to elite guest facilities, including a fully equipped roof top gym, games room and hot tub. Also, our beachfront rentals provide sunning and garden spaces- hosting spectacular ocean and/or mountain views; seventy foot ocean side pool, outdoor showers, kayaks and a catamaran.Five restaurants are within five minutes walk. Local activities include, snorkeling, diving fishing, birding and hiking, Mayan Ruins and waterfall hikes, and are conveniently arranged by our concierge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Verano Belize/Hopkins