Robert's Grove Beach Resort
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... of course this also came with a few treats, like smores and BTS cake (BTS?? if you've tried it, you know what BTS stands for hehehe)
Since we arrived in September, there have been a few friends arrive and leave, but Jess had been here since the beginning, so it was especially sad to see her leave :-( However we wish her Jehovah's blessings on her plans to save money and either come back here or support the Kingdom work somewhere else!
... ear problems.... But, honestly, it was great! I saw two rays, one jelly fish that I saw (I prefer to see one rather than be touched by one), a yellow and 'standard' seahorse, and many other fun wonders of the water world. I got some photos but it might take a bit to post ...
... and in to the water on Friday night's patrol. He also got to see another mother turtle come up on the beach - a very good night to be on patrol. It was definitely Jim's week of animal adventures. On Thursday night Jim assisted with some parrot fish research and headed on a night dive with some researchers from the States. Jim was in charge of taking samples of the fish's fins once they were caught in one of ...
... Maya ruins site buried deep in the Guatemalan jungle, would be a worthwhile detour. Indeed it was. Yaxha might not be as extensive in area as Tikal but it is located in a much quieter, less touristy and more scenic location, looking out over the jungle canopy to Laguna de Yaxha. We wandered for over an hour around its well spread mix of ancient acropolises (is that the right word?), temples and pyramids, a couple of which one can access by wooden steps up their sides for great ...
... a pit stop along the river so that we could all trek through the jungle to see howler monkeys (the same animal we woke up to every morning at Samasati, jumped on MacKenzie at the animal rescue center, and we saw on our safari float in La Fortuna). We do enjoy seeing these precious and incredibly loud monkeys, but this time the jungle we went through was highly infested by mosquitos. Thus, we spent the entire hike trying to avoid being bitten by constantly moving ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Robert's Grove Beach Resort Placencia
Underwhelmed by the Inn at Robert's Grove
We (my wife, son and I) stayed here for three days in April. The dive shop and staff were great and the rooms/grounds are nice. But we found the food to be ordinary at best and the service in the restaurant as well as the front office to be a little spotty. It's not like this is a bad place, just overrated in my opinion with many details being overlooked. I would not return to Robert's Grove.
We were very disappointed with the Inn at Robert's Grove.
After our first night at Roberts Grove...in a room behind the kitchen which was noisy (room #19)we were moved to a wonderful quiet room and thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay. Can't say enough......staff was friendly....tours were great...food was great.....you can relax or explore as much or as little as you like.
Just came back from a glorious week at Robert's Grove and I really can't say enough about the place. The room was great, the food was delicious, the grounds were beautiful and the staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful. I actually held my wedding there as well and I could not have picked a better place, it was fantastic! Hopefully we will be able to go back some day for our anniversary and revisit this paradise...
Only ate in the restaurant, didn't stay overnight...
My husband and I stayed at a place in Maya Beach, but we probably should've booked a room here or another similar hotel. We came to Robert's for New Year's Eve dinner and the party, met Robert and had a fun time. The food was excellent; however, the courses were served out of sequence (appetizer came AFTER dessert). Since it was New Year's Eve and the place was packed and jumping, we made an allowance for this one faux pas because when we told the waiter he forgot our appetizer, it came out within 2 minutes and was very good. The atmosphere was very nice, and if we ever return to this part of Belize, we'll be sure to book our next stay here. Overnight guests of the place seemed to like it very much.
Beautiful and relaxing
We stayed here for our honeymoon in October of 2004. It was comfortable, clean, quiet and had very friendly and helpful staff. There was lots to do (snorkel, SCUBA, fishing, nature trips, etc.) or great places to hang out and do nothing. Hammocks right on the beach, a dock with hammocks over the water and tables overlooking the water. We found the other guests to be more interesting than the typical resort crowd. Placencia is a sleepy town but there are lots of places to get a piece of fish and a beer(Belikin-great stuff) and look at the ocean. We would go back in a second!
Great place to stay
We just stayed five nights at Robert's Grove after checking out of another hotel in Placencia. This was definitely a great place to stay! The rooms are large and our room contained a full kitchen. The property has around 50 rooms divided across buildings that each contain four rooms. The upstairs rooms have the most privacy and the better view of the ocean. We went scuba diving with their dive shop and our skipper and dive master were both great. Robert's also rents cabanas on a couple of the cayes out by the barrier reef.
If we were going back to Belize we would definitely choose this hotel again.
One word: outstanding. Our family of 4 did a week trip to Belize and the Inn was the perfect choice. The 2 bedroom suite had plenty of room with an ocean view. Service was terrific. A van was waiting for us at the airstrip, and the food was excellent. Perhaps the best service was the dive shop, where a charter boat was arranged for a combo bonefishing (me) snorlking (the rest) day at a private Cay, a 'resort course' in scuba diving allowed us all to do a 40 foot dive, and a trip up Monkey River took us to a great Belize rainforest. We took a cab into town (not much of one) and thought we were catching the Inn shuttle back; turned out it was the owner who gladly gave us a ride. A wonderful time. If you are looking for a laid back place with no crowds (yet), Belize is for you. And stay here.
If commercialism is what you look for in a vacation, this place and for that matter Belize is not your place. If however you are looking for a small intimate resort that spares no details, this is your place. Rooms are very clean and well furnished, landscaping and grounds are exceptional, service is prompt yet not overwhelming. Activities are limitless. Scuba Diving is exceptional as you go over 20 miles out to the barrier reef, the reefs are definitely virgin and in exceptional shape. Scuba trip consists of setting up base at a remote island which is definitely paradise, lunch is served on the island and the typical scuba trip is all day due to how far you travel. However this is not a dedicated dive resort and as a result we did not get to dive as much as we would have liked as they did not have the required mimimum of divers and snorkelers of 6. Most guest here also want to do other activities such as jungle and Mayan ruin trips and fishing. Friends of ours reported catching fish on about every attempt and threw back many large fish, fishing is outstanding. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone. Facilities are extensive such as Sauna/Spa facility, 2 pools, Jacuzzi/Hot Tubs on roof of every building, and many water sports items such as sailboats, kayaks, etc. Dining is good, the Saturday night beachfront barbeque is a treat.
After spending one VERY unhappy day and night at the RUM POINT INN in Belize (just don't go there), thankfully we found ROBERT'S GROVE RESORT. There just wasn't anything we could complain about at Robert's Grove; it was perfect for couples and families. Two very clean pools, great staff, fantastic gourmet food, and an abundance of tropical flora and fauna, lovingly cared for. We had a fabulous time scuba diving and snorkeling at a tiny little island a bouncy boat ride away. The surf right off the resort didn't calm down until our last day there, but the beach was well tended and serene. Remember though that you are going to a tropical place that has some areas considered to be more of an eco-destination. The area has some native peoples a mile or so away who live in what many of us consider substandard conditions. We delighted in visiting with them in their homes, and "shopping" in the teensy village at the tip of the Placencian peninsula. If you like CALM on your vacation you'll like this area of Belize, and we recommend the Inn at Robert's Grove as FIVE STARS.