Capricorn Resort

Address: Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes, Belize | Resort
 
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This resort, located on Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, is near Hol Chan Marine Reserve, ecological DIVERS, Searious Adventures, and Sol Spa.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Capricorn Resort San Pedro

    Caribbean treasure

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    Capricorn Resort is one of those rare and special places. The food, staff service, ambience and owner combined together, create a true and unpolluted view of the beautiful caribbean. During the day I would watch fisherman deliver the days catch right to the Capricorn dock. As a guest watching fresh fish delivered and inspected by the owner was incredible. During our stay at the Capricorn free use of kayaks (3), bicycles, and snorkel gear was great. This little hotel on a tiny island in the caribbean really has what it takes. Unpretentious, and the make you feel good kind of atmosphere is truly a needle in a hay stack. Thanks for all the memories.

    Many good qualities

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    The Capricorn is a wonderful place to stay -- for some people. It has many pros, but several cons which may or may not be problems, depending on the guest. Pro: It is secluded and quiet (during the day). Con: It's far from town, and the water taxi in costs $20 per person, RT. Pro: All overnight guests at the Capricorn have a nightly standing reservation at the restaurant, where it can otherwise be tough to get a table. Con: Restaurant & bar patrons can be loud, and since the cabanas are right next to the bar, you might be kept awake by the noise (one night, the Capricorn owners and a couple of guests got drunk and were being loud until 3:00 am). Pro: Most of the noise can be drowned out by your air-conditioner.

    Pro: Breakfast is included, and even though it's described as "light," it's actually eggs, bacon, toast made from home-baked bread, and an amazing array of fruit. Con: Breakfast isn't served until somewhere between 8:30 -- 9:00 (the owners told us 8:00 when we checked in, but the people who actually cook your breakfast won't start it until 8:30). If you're an early bird, this can be a drag. Pro: The large staff-to-guest ratio means that there is always someone arround to attend to your needs, including making reservation for tours. Con: Other ammenities are lacking, i.e.: a pool, recreational gear (there was only one bike, and no kayaks while we were there). Pro: The rooms are comfortable, clean, and decorated with local folk art. Every cabana has a porch with chairs, a small table and a hamock -- and great views of the water.

    Generally, I recommend the Capricorn, unless people are early-to-bed/early-to-rise folks, in which case they'll be frustrated. The staff was wonderful, the location beautiful, and the food great.

    Hope you like salt water...

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    I agree with a previous review regarding the owners not reinvesting. Who wants to take a shower with salt water when paying close to $200/night? Bikes were old as well. Capricorn's focus is the dinner/bar guest, not their overnight guests. We loved most everything about our stay--the staff's great, food is yummy, and its' so relaxing and beautiful at Capricorn. If you are looking to chum up to the owners...forget it. They are only interested in dollar signs. ( Beware...frequent power outages and phone line disruptions. Bring lots of cash with you as some establishments do not take credit cards.)

    Some people are Hard to Please!

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    Capricorn was incredible! Small, colorful, excellent staff & food! I guess some people in this world are hard to please & forget they are in a 3rd world country - we loved our time there! Would go back in a heart beat. we have read nothing but excellent reviews and they topped it. This is the first bad review I have seen so I definitely wanted to reply! The staff & owners were AMAZING and they have found their niche! Great vibe!

    Blake & Victoria

    Portland, Oregon

    Absolutely not worth the trip!

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    Was greatly disappointed by the Capricon resort! New owners apparently content on resting on old owners' efforts...

    Food was uninspired, over priced, and very, very small portions!

    Beautiful location, but, terrible service, food & attitudes. Would not go back!

    Great Ambergris Location

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    Just returned from 8 days in Belize. Spent the last 4 with the fabulous group at Capricorn Resort. The food is the best we had, didn't compare with Mata Chica or Blue Water Grill, Capricorn has the best food in all of Belize. 3 private cabanas right in the sand on the ocean and everything you could want from the staff, especially Clive, Janet, Sylvia or Maurice. They will arrange everything for you, we had our golf cart waiting for us when we arrived to tour San Pedro town. I would leave tomorrow for another trip there.

    Wow!!!!

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    We just returned from a fabulous trip to Ambergris Caye. We chose to stay at Capricorn because of the reviews we read here. It was even better than we had hoped. You just can't say enough wonderful things about the place. Total perfection in paradise!

    Capricorn is perfect

    from

    great food, great cabanas. we loved the location away from town and on the beach. the staff met our every need; helping make plans for excursions to the mainland waterfalls and Tikal, guate. it was a pleasure to part with our money.

    Perfect Slice of Paradise

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    My wife and I just got back from our honeymoon and we spent the last 5 days in Ambergris. We originally booked a room at Ramon's and were disappointed when we arrived. That night we had dinner at Capricorn (by far the best food on the island) and met the new owners - Regan and Merritt. They've owned the place for over a year now and have made several improvements. They informed us they had room in the cabanas (there are only three) and we were moved in the next day. The service was great, the accomodations were clean and spacious, and Regan and Merrit (and the rest of the 16 staff members) are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. And then there's the food - we ate there another two nights before we left! We will DEFINITELY be going back to Capricorn.

    P.S. New website

    Paradise in Paradise

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    The Capricorn Resort is a fabulous place to stay on Ambergris Caye. It is a 3 cabana resort on the beach with a fabulous restaurant, but the real pleasure that comes from staying there is the staff. Their warmth and friendly way make you feel welcome the minute you step off of the boat.

    Our stay there made this the best vacation my husband and ever had.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Capricorn Resort San Pedro

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

    Travel Blogs from San Pedro

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