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... go to the loudest place or where the most people are coming together--in this case, the party was going on at the town's center, the two nightclubs called "The Jaguar" and some other place with the name "Daddy" in it. Both were very much not our scene--"panty rippers" (the drink) were on special all night and people were dancing to the music they play at my Zumba class in Portland. So, we kept walking. We came across a band playing some Doors covers--being ...
... hit by some, so I gave it a very wide berth. The fish were so colourful, big, and there were so many of them. This was more than making up for our very short snorkelling trip in Thailand.
Our second stop was called shark and stingray alley. As our boat pulled up, it was instantly surrounded by a few nurse sharks and a lot more stingrays. Even though the nurse shark isn't aggressive, your mind still tells you that it's a shark, and sting rays have the ...
... us that much money surprisingly). The culture is a nice balance between Caribbean laid back and western holiday-ness. The western influence was actually a very welcome change. There are no cars on the island, just bikes and golf carts!
We did two dives in Belize's barrier reef. Did you know it is the second largest reef in the ...
... us so we could grab some snacks. We talked a bit and I was nicer to him. The boat ride to San Pedro was long and cold and basically miserable. First, they managed to fit over 40 people in a boat that could only fit about 15 comfortably. At $27 dollars a ride this sucked! No one seemed to mind that we were all on top of each other and they kept telling us to squeeze in even more. Everyone acted like this was so normal. It was also the last ride into San Pedro so we ...
I have been very lazy at writing my blog over the past week or so… I seem to have gotten in to a routine which has meant that sitting down to write my blog has dropped to the bottom of my list! So rather than write what I've done day to day, which I have been doing up until now, I’m going to do a summary of the past few days since Christmas…
Most days, I have been either doing yoga (first class was rubbish as the teacher was on holiday, but since she ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Capricorn Resort San Pedro
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.
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.
Hope you like salt water...
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!
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
Absolutely not worth the trip!
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
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.
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
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
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
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.