Belizean Shores Resort
Travel Blogs from San Pedro
This day sort of looks and feels like Day 5. I guess all beach vacations start to feel the same after a while! I chilled by the pool most of the morning again and instead of running when the rain would start, I chose to hide under the umbrellas. Or go swimming. So it worked out! :-) I went for a long walk north of the hotel but it surprisingly …
Dan and I both agreed that we weren't going to jam-pack our days with tours like we did for the first three days of the vacation. It was actually quite unfortunate though since the coast of Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world and has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling spots around. However, I’m afraid of …
We packed up our bags, paid our massive tour guide bill and prepared for the next part of our tropical vacation. Luckily, we were able to reserve another tour that was on the way to the water taxi station in Belize City. Our next tour was cave tubing and I was unsure if I was going to like it initially. Fear of water and creatures that live in that …
Fish, sun, sand, boats, and water...what could be better?
... we took a trip out to the reef to do some snorkelling. The weather wasn't ideal. It had been raining on and off since early in the morning and we wondered if we'd have to cancel. By the time we needed to go it had brightened up a little though. The reef was beautiful, even without the sun. Much more variety of corals than we saw in Mexico.
The trip included going to another section of the reef where there are lots of Nurse Sharks and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Belizean Shores Resort San Pedro
Just got back from a week at Belizean Shores Resort on ambergris caye, Belize. What can I say, the resort itself was wonderfully landscaped with lush gardens and swaying palms. The pool was to die for, the best on the island hands down. The rates for this resort were very competive compared to some of the other resorts with less amentities. The island and the people were always friendly and were eager to help you with whatever you need.
We stayed at the Belizian Shores for seven days on Ambergris Caye North of San Pedro. The place was immaculate. The service was greate. The pool was wonderful and the best on the Caye. There are many things to do once you are there or if you just want to lay around, you can do that too.
Returned from Belizian Shores in early 1/05. The resort is a wonderful spot: PROs: clean beach, decadent pool w/ swimbar (truly best pool on the island), clean rooms, groomed sand, Sea-rious activity staff (ask for Hatcher) take great care of you for all trips and diving, on-site laundry, bike & cart rental, all rooms have a great porch. Cons: pale in comparison, but Due to NY Day, room not cleaned, but got towels, on-site restaurant is average. Staff can be pretty laid-back but they get the job done. Activities desk arranged a mainland trip w/ tour guide even tho there were just two of us - felt like royalty. Recommendations: bike along the beach - it's fun! Biking back on back road is hot & tiresome. Sundowner is a nice spot for dinner; also recommend Reef and Celi's in San Pedro. Easiest way to get around is the water taxi. Have low expectations for shopping in San Pedro unless you are interested in jewelry. We never found need to rent golf cart but then we were diving a lot. Go to Hol Chan and reserve a day for a mainland jungle trip/cave tubing trip. Belize zoo is a must stop if you are going tubing since it is right on way, compact and you can really see the animals which inhabit the jungle. Have low expectations for seeing jungle animals except at the zoo if going tubing at Jaguar Paw
The photo of Belizean Shores Resort became the wallpaper on the desktop of my computer screen at work months before my vacation was to begin so that I could look forward to this very special time in subtropical air and sunshine.
All I can say is your expectations will be met and more. I just returned from a wonderful week at Belizean Shores and having travelled to several other caribbean destinations I was completely impressed not only with the resort but the island itself. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We bought most of our own food in town on the way to the resort. Just a tip but bring foods like Pringles, Doritos and Miracle Whip, peanut butter, tuna fish for sandwiches in your suitcase. ALso like sugar and coffee stuff that is very expensive on the island. Snack stuff..the rest you can buy down there. The staff meets you at a dock downtown like 2 blocks from the tiny dirt airstrip and will take you to the resort by boat ( what a fun way to travel). We had a group of 6 singles and had so much fun going on tours that Hatcher the activities coordinator arraged for us. The cave tubing and Mayan site tour is a must. It was the most fun I have ever had and you have to see the river and caves to appreciate their unmatched beauty. I am handicapped and had to be piggybacked around all week by friends and staff members...they were all so sweet. Andre who works for Tough Enough tours carried me a mile through the jungle in 100F heat just so I could go on the cave tubing tour. This is more than anyone has ever done for me and I was in tears at their generosity at the resort and island. Fidos downtown is a must see for nightlife and great drinks! Mangos resturant at Mata Chica resort had TERRIFIC food as well as the Laguna Grill right on the grounds at Belizean Shores. None of us got sick the entire trip and even ate at some street vendors downtown San Pedro ( $1 burritos are the way to go)! YUMMY! Try Capricorn resort for dinner ( get the stuffed grouper). All in all I give this resort a 10. We toured several other places to stay and this resort has the best pool/hot tub on the whole island. Enjoy your stay and if you have any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure to bring lots of small bills $10's and $5's for the water taxi as it is the best way to get to town and back..although you will need to experience renting a golf cart for about $45 to see the real island..fun fun fun..many potholes which are hilarious to drive on! Also when you book your trip..have the resort book your round trip flight from Belize City to San Pedro on Maya AIr. It is $90 round trip but well worth the money as the cheaper boat ride takes like and hour and is not that fun especially if it rains!!
Great value, gorgeous pool, spacious 1 bedroom condo
You won't be disappointed. For about $100 per night or less, you get transportation from the airport to the resort (which can take some figuring out for the 1st timer since it involves tokens and water taxis). The condo is clean, housekeeping does a great job and is stocked with everything including all of your kitchenware. The pool is spectacular and everyone is very helpful. We explored to the other major resorts on the island and would definitely stay here again.
What a wonderful vacation! My fiance and I wanted to get away and relax, and Belizean Shores was the perfect place for it. Getting there was a little bit stressful. There was a transfer in the larger city of San Pedro to a small plane that took us to the island. Then you need to be transported from the airport on the island to your hotel, which is a 5 to 10 minute boatride.
Won a trip thru Skyauction that used belizean shores for accomadatons. You have to take either a water taxi or plane from the mainland to Ambergris Caye. We took the plane. The Shores had a representative their to pick us up in a taxi and took us to a dock for a 10 minute boat ride to the resort. (local water taxi service to get around isalnd. The resort is beautiful on the outside, daily manicured. No walk in beach, sea grass grows because of reef. They do clean up the shoreline daily. Beds were rock hard so we took fold out mattress and placed on quenn sized bed, problem solved. Restuarant onsite is fairm great pizza place down the beachsouth. Shop in town at local market and you can cook for yourselves and save big $$$
Two thumbs up from the man who never vacations!
Belizean Shores was incredible. The tours are not only inexspensive but well thought out and fun. The resort has two great bars. One is a swim up bar that needs to stay open a little longer but it's no big deal. Met the owners, who are very accomodating. Hatcher who is everywhere doing everything at all times is a great guy. He knows how to please his guests and keeps his vacationers happy. I fished, slept, swam, slept, dove, slept, snorkelled and slept. All in all a great vacation. Will be back a soon as possible.
Where to begin? This hotel is fab! From the moment you get picked up on the docks in San Pedro you are taken care of in a hands off/hands on manner. The Belizean Shores staff are there if you need them but not intrusive and underfoot in any way. After being water taxid to the resort (which in its self is just plain cool) we were greeted at the dock by Corey and co. who took us to our rooms. Rooms is not an accurate description of these condos. They are full apartments including stove, full size fridge and come fully stocked with all appliances and kitchen necessities like plate and such. Our room had been aired out. The windows were open allowing the ocean breeze to blow through. We loved it! We were told that our apt. had a king size bed but that others didn't. We did not mind! Everything was immaculately clean. In fact, every day the maids came in and swept the sand out, did the dishes, gave us fresh towels etc. I had even picked flowers for a glass on the table and the maid actually replaced them for me the next day. It s stuff like that that Belizean is so good about.