Victoria House Hotel, San Pedro
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The Perfect Paradise!from A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful, but not exceptionalfrom Kerrierich
We stayed in a casita, and while it was nice, it was nothing spectacular. They are air conditioned, but the air conditioner doesn't work very well... We finally figured out that you had to turn off the fan and turn the air on it's lowest setting to make it comfortable. We sweated through a couple of nights before we figured that out. The casita was small and simple, but very clean.
The food was good. Actually, the appetizers, the salads, and the desserts at dinner were excellent. The entrees were just okay. The air conditioner was usually not working in the restaurant so it was pretty warm in there, but not unbearable. Breakfast and lunch were both pretty good.
The dive shop will accomodate you in any way. Any kind of trip you want to plan, they'll make it happen.
The town was quaint, but it was pretty dull... we were there during the low season, so maybe that was the reason. We ended up in bed most nights by 10:00. Bring lots and lots of books - it's amazing how much time you'll have withouth tv and radio!
All in all it was a great vacation. It was beautiful and very relaxing. I enjoyed it, but am not sure I'll be back.
Best Hotel in Ambergris Caye, but not the best beach.from A TripAdvisor Member
The staff catered to our every need. We just told them what we wanted to do for the day and they scheduled it for us! The best part is, almost all of it was private or semi-private including fishing, diving, snorkeling, and day trips. At dinner, the chefs even cooked and served us the fish we caught!
The only complaint we had was the beach. The hotel sits on a bulkhead and the water is only accessible by the pier or down a flight of stairs. Even then, the water was full of seagrass and highly poisonous box jellyfish. Boats also ZOOM by very close to shore. Snorkel and swim at your own risk!
Fantastic honeymoon!!from AUK52
Victoria House in Ambergris Caye, Belize
GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!! I have nothing but raves about this place. It was incredible, and completely relaxing!!
We stayed in the Rainforest Suite (aka the honeymoon suite) and it was spectacular. We were so close to the water...it was like having our own private house right there on the beach! We had a HUGE deck that we ate breakfast on pretty much every day (they would deliver it right to us). Also all of the doors opened up so that you could basically open up the entire place and just feel the breeze (there is ALWAYS a breeze and at night it gets stronger) and stare at the water!
We looked at the Casitas there, and they looked small but really nice. They all have nice water views too. Number 1 is really close to the restaurant though, but 1 & 2 have a larger porch with their own private hammocks. Number 10 was closest to our place which means a shorter walk to the beach, but none of them are far.
We got the romance package and it included several excursions and all meals. It was definitely worth it. We pretty much stuck to eating at the resort because we knew everything there was washed with purified water and the ice was even purified. I am sure that there were many other great places to eat....but honestly by the end of the day we were exhausted and just didn’t want to get in a cab or grab a golf cart to go to dinner.
The food was fabulous (at Palmilla)...I STRONGLY recommend the grouper if you like fish it was really really good. Also my husband SWEARS by the caesar salad and the tenderloin. However, most of the food there has a little kick to it, so if you don’t like spicy food you might have to search for more bland things on the menu. The bar also serves dinner (same menu) so you can sit closer to the water and relax more. The bartenders are really great there. Breakfast is served from 6:30 am-9:30am, lunch from 12:00-2:00, and dinner from 6:30-9:00 you need reservations for dinner...but they are always easy to get. The bar fills in the gaps in between and you can pretty much get breakfast food and lunch there from 9:30-12:00 noon, and then you can get a menu of snacks and burgers etc..in the in between hours.
My husband loved the local beer the Belikan (or something like that) it comes regular and stout. Any of their bar drinks are really good.
Altun Ha ruins: To be honest, neither one of us was really excited about this trip, but it was included so we went. Actually it was really a blast. You start out with a boat ride of 45 min or so and you come to this TINY village where they sell really neat wood carvings and stuff...all handmade...it was really fascinating. Then you take this bus to the Altun Ha site. Then the ruins, again not that exciting for us but still informative. Next you get back on the bus and go to lunch at this place called Maruba which is a resort and spa in the jungle. We ate in a treehouse..great food by the way. Since it was only us and one other couple we had time to choose to do a couple of things. So we chose to go horseback riding through the jungle, then had a “mood mud massage”. The horseback riding was really neat because you got to see more of the country, and some interesting wildlife. However the mood mud massage was a BLAST!! They take this white mud and cover you from head to toe (they give you disposable undies)..then they cover you up with leaves and will take pictures....honestly we could not stop laughing at the end...but the massage itself was very relaxing. Finally you rinse off in a mineral bath covered in hibiscus....it was a really fun day (but it is an all day trip)
Two-stop snorkel: Again, a blast. We had a great guide George. You can choose to go at 9 am or 2pm and we chose the morning trip. I am usually a baby about water temp, but it felt GREAT at 9 am. The first stop is a national park and you do see gorgeous fish and even a large barracuda! Next you go to shark ray alley where there are tons of different sharks from nurse to hammerheads etc...and if your guide has squid they will all be there. You will also see large stingrays as well. It is about 2 to 2 ½ hours and a nice way to start the day.
Golf Cart for a day: I highly suggest this. The main transportation on the island is via golf cart. So rent one and go see the city. We had fun, but be warned that in the city it is SUPER hot!! Definitely take water, and all the souvenirs are pretty expensive on the island because everything has to be flown in or brought on boat.
Sunset Cruise: One of the highlights of the trip!! Bring a jacket because the breeze gets pretty strong at night on the water. It was so nice and relaxing, and a great way to see the island from a water view. Very romantic!!
Cave tubing: WE HAD A BLAST!!! This was by far the best thing we did. First we took a flight into the municipal airport in Belize and met up with our guide. We were the only couple going that day so it was great. We the took about an hour drive to the rainforest and the caves. We had a short hike through the rainforest....it was really gorgeous, and then hopped in our tubes to float in the most clear, cool, calm water ever!! It was so relaxing. We floated down the river through the caves and saw some really interesting things. You do get a flashlight, and the water is not even that deep. It was a great relaxing day. After that we stopped and ate at a really good restaurant, and had the best fruit punch ever!! Made our way home, hopped our 15 min flight back and relaxed at the pool.
Overall the resort and experiences were fantastic. It is a place that you can go to do nothing but relax and enjoy the beach and pool, or you can see the country. We plan to go back for sure! The resort was so nice because it did not feel crowded at all...every once in a while you would see another couple, but mainly we felt as if we had it to ourselves. We enjoyed the hammocks, and our own little tiki hut right by the water. We spent a lot of time reading, relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Everyone we met at the resort and in the country was SO friendly! No complaints here!!
Loved it!from A TripAdvisor Member
Better than we imagined!from A TripAdvisor Member
Many, many children!from mjmorin
We travelled with another couple and purchased the dive package which included all meals. The diving was stellar and the four of us were usually the only ones on the dives. Very professional organization although the woman scheduling dives/activities is cognitively impaired. We found the food to be excellent.
The only complaint was the number of children (typically with nannies) staying at the hotel: a total of 10 children less than the age of 5. It made using the pool difficult and breakfast/lunch involved the usual problems encountered with young children. We typically avoid situations like this on vacation and after the reviews of others on this site, we were dumbfounded on arrival. Although lovely, this is much more of a family oriented establishment than billed and will be disappointing to some.
Absolute Paradise!from aandp
The restaurant at Victoria House (Palmilla) is by far the best on the island! Wonderful service, and amazing food!
The beach is groomed daily, making it the nicest we saw on the island!
The entire staff at Victoria House does such a great job. Everyone there treats the guests like cherished family members.- You leave feeling like you are leaving family.
We will absolutely go back & would not even consider staying anywhere else!!!!
Best lodging choice in Ambergris Cayefrom reddyn
Perfectfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Pedro
Victoria House There are other choices with better value. I would not recommend the meal plan there are plenty of good eating establishments on the island with a much better value.
great taxis we would take a taxi at night to go to dinner and back, and it was usually $5.00 us each way. i wouldn't walk to vic house at night, but during the day it was totally ok.
golf carts don't rent from hotel, much cheaper elsewhere on island. Use the bicycles!
Other names for Victoria House Hotel
- victoria house belize
- victoria hotel san pedro
- Address: San Pedro, - San Pedro - Belize
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