The staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are kept up nicely. The location is good. Far enough from the town, but easy enough to get to town. The pool and bar is on the premises. The views are good and they have an excursion office on site which makes it easy. The reef with use of their free kayaks make it easy to get to the reef and snorkel. It is a good value for the price, The units inside are showing its age and kitchen facilities are sometimes not complete or not working. The beds are somewhat comfortable, but need newer mattresses instead of a memory foam topper. There is no onsite restaurant, but many near by which helps.
I really loved the Royal Carribean in Belize. Everything was perfect, but the bed. it was clean, staff were great, we met other great people at the resort. The bed you can sleep on but do not expect it to be comfortable. it's a really thin matress. i loved that the boats for the excursions picked us up right at our pier. The water taxi did as well which was great since we didn't rent any type of transportation. Ambergies Caye was awesome, i would move there :)
We stayed at the Royal Carribean Resort from March 25th-30th, 2010. We really liked it. it was close to the city but far enough away that it was quiet at night to sleep. the rooms were very clean...which is important to me. They were spacious too, very comfortable for 4 people to hang out, but only enough room for 2 to sleep. The pool was nice, but not a lot of people so plan for a lot of relaxation. it was nice to have the Sand bar right there, but unfortunatly on our last day it closed, so if you go to the pool and you want to drink, bring a cooler and your own beverages. Customer service was really good and booked all of our excursions. It was a great place to visit and i definitely recommend it.
The location to us was the best. Not far from anything. Everything is easy to get to, either by golf cart or even better walk down the beach. That way you see the beautiful ocean that words can not discribe. You absolutely have to go and stay here. It is not a super fancy hotel, but it is perfect for relaxing and ejoying a really great vacation. The staff are so nice and honest. We left a wallet there and it was Fed-Exed to us the next day. We are planning on going back in Apr 09. We got to see other hotels but for us this is the best, because there are not other large hotels next to, the closest is Victoria House, but that is really quit too. Go and stay and ask for one of the rooms that overlook the Carribean Ocean.
Royal Carib is a great place to stay all the way around. Lovely staff that will help with absolutely anything. Booked all of our tours, scheduled flights,rented us bikes, called cabs and even recommended places to go locally. Pool is beautiful, bar is cute, good prices, 5 min bike ride to town or 2 min water taxi, internet onsite.
We stayed with my 14-year old son only two nights out of the planned 6. The cabanas are clean and the staff friendly. RCR is the very last resort on the way out of San Pedro town and quiet but far from everything. The resort itself is pretty barren: instead of the lush vegetation at most other resorts in SP, there are 3 palm trees slowly falling into the sea at the beach - the rest is more like saplings. The huge concrete swimming pool sits in the middle of nowhere with no shades, vegetation or, in fact, anything close by. The worst is the complete lack of access to the sea. Why would you want to fly thousand of miles for a large concrete hole in the ground filled with fresh water? At the beach there's sea grass and the water is ankle-deep. At the end of the pier somebody cleaned the sea grass in an area of a midsized room: now that is where you can 'dip' in the sea - up to your chest. The Sandbar restaurant - your only choice for dinner, unless you rent a golf cart for 70 US/day...
It took a while for the environment and the non luxury aspect to grow on me, but once it did, I really appreciated the simplistic beauty of the resort. More than that, I really enjoyed the employees. * and * are great. Their is another guy at the front desk who is awesome, I just cant remember his name. The rooms are clean, and the grounds are well kept. It was a little farther from the city than I cared for. Next time, I will probably try to stay closer in. But I still enjoyed the resort and I would recommend it.
The hotel is a distance from town, which means you should get a cab from the airstrip or plan on renting a bike or golf cart. We rented bikes from the hotel, which was a really wonderful and easy way to get around. I highly recommend it. The rooms are simple. They do look a bit like army housing or a girl scout camp on the outside, but everything is nice and open, clean, and easy to settle into inside. Having each room as a separate building keeps things quieter too - we couldn't hear what our neighbors were up to the way you can in some hotels. The front desk will push you towards the ''big'' snorkel and tour companies, but I recommend booking those types of day trips through a smaller tour company . You'll have a much more personal experience, led by someone who really knows the area, and it won't feel quite so corporate. The bar/restaurant is nice, but more expensive than most on the island.
My friend and I stayed at Royal Caribbean for 3 days in Feb. Our overall experience was a bit mixed. On the one hand the accomodations were quite spacious, adequately decorated (you don't really need much beyond the beachfront views!) and kept very clean. On the other hand, the hotel is pretty far from town and it got extremely tedious trying to walk or get a cab in the 85 degree heat to the center of the island. Also, despite the hotel promising better deals to its guests vis a vis tours or golf cart rentals, we found they were actually rather overpriced. The pool was not nice at all, with what looked like construction going on, and the beach was the ONLY beach in town lined with sandbags (I guess to keep the tide from coming in). So, while sunbathing you were basically looking at the gorgeous Caribbean Sea, outlined with a wall of huge white bags on the sand. Not ideal. Lastly, I should mention that the front office closes REALLY early. We left to go have dinner one night and left ou...
We really enjoyed our stay at the Royal Caribbean Resort! The staff were friendly and helpful! We enjoyed sitting on the white sand beach, fishing off the pier, snorkling in the sea, swimming in the big beautiful pool, and relaxing in our Cabana. The only draw back to this resort is that there is not a restaurant or bar on site, however, we found a GREAT little place called CAROLINE'S COOKIN' just down the road where the food is fantastic!
As a resort, it's not. Bungalow with a minimal kitchen (sink, refrigerator, microwave, water-heater for coffee, or ???) good AC, security patrols. OK, there's a pool (clean) a bar (closed) helpful office staff (one or two on duty, will call a cab ($10 Bz to go 'most anywhere), arrange sight-seeing, arrange dives, etc.), private dock - almost on property, Posted office hours 7-7; actual office hours 8-6. Usually. Restaurant next door (Victoria House) is good - main room for reservations only and $$$; the bar is better, same menu and only $$. Bring your own mosquito repellant. But, hey, this is Belize.
This was a very nice resort. The rooms were small bungalows/cabins each with a kitchen, living area, bedroom area and nice bathroom. It is on the beach and has a wonderful, large swimming pool! It would be great for a total get-away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only negative is that it is very far from restaurants, shops, and other activities. We had to rent a golf cart to get to town, though they did arrange this for us at the front desk.
This hotel has everything you will need. It's basic so don't expect a pampering or luxurious experience, however it's a great value for the money. The little houses have living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, a bathroom with a large shower (no tub) and A/C which you will want to use. Overall it was clean and comfortable, and like having our own little house in Belize for a week. The staff is friendly and helpful, they carried my bags for me from our golf cart to our room and suggested activities for us. The location is prime, right on the beach and close enough to town. The rooms all have a beautiful view from their front doors. The pool is nice! It's clean and large, but a little cold. The ocean water is actually warmer. One thing to be aware of, the receptionist desk closes at 7pm. We did not arrive on the island until 6:30 and got to the hotel around 6:45. If we had been 15 mins later, no one would have been there to check us in to our room. If you plan to arrive later than 7, I would ad...
The price, water front small pool, window unity AC roared and kept freezing up. Breakfast was toast, coffee, and a different melon each day.
I have been to the island 12 times and I plan to go back to mata rocks!
The hotel is in a nice location. The staff does a good job keeping it looking nice. Rooms are clean and air conditioned. The staff was extremely nice. They were very helpful with scheduling excursions. The continental breakfast was simple and fresh (pastries, fruit, toast, orange juice and coffee). Bicycles are available to check out for free. The also have golf carts you can rent by the hour. Rooms are right next to the pool, so you can have people lounging right outside your window - I mean *right outside*. Our room (#6) was small. The wifi was not great. At times it completely went away, whether you were standing at the bar or in your room. Our room was closest to the bar, and still could only get a partial wifi signal if we stood in the corner of the room that is nearest to the bar.
This hotel is just FANTASTIC! The destination is also awesome! I went to this hotel for a diving trip and I found just so much things to do, I went to see the Mayan ruins (which was the first time I did that), went to the fantastic forest, the Rain Forest and the local famous Belize Zoo. It is incredible the species of animals that I had never seen. Anyway I highly recommend this destination for your vacation... ohhh and try the cocktails on the Grill... delicious!!!
This hotel is well situated if you are looking to be close to everything in San Pedro without giving up a pool or air conditioning. The service was professional, and the facilities were well maintained. It is a great place for divers who want to be close to their launching site or groups of friends who want to be near it all. Not sure it is great for young families. The air conditioning and pool are amenities not found in many hotels in town so take advantage. The refrigerator is large if you need to store your water, beer, and Rum. Bring your own coffee, filters, sugar, and dish sponge from home. If you need comfort food from home (Mac-N-Cheese, pancakes, etc.) bring them with you. The room key is an actual key, so don't lose it. If you are thinking your night out may result in your inability to remember where you kept your key, have them held for you until you return. Mojitos is the hotel bar and a good find for Sunday barbecue. Stick to the drink specials on other days. If you are u...
Just came back from San Pedro, BElize and stayed in the Sunbreeze Hotel and Suites. It is very nice and the people are so accomodating. The pool is kind of small but still wonderful. I would definitely go back. It was very clean and the bed and pillows were so comfortable. We had a great view of the pool plus the ocean. They have a nice little restaurant right at the pool - very convenient. There's a lot of activity on this part of the island. Lots of dive shops and the town is in walking distance (don't need a golf cart here which would save money). My family really enjoyed it.
My husband and I love to travel so we were excited about visiting Belize for the first time. If we would have bought our airfare separately we basicically stayed for free at the hotel, so I am not too disappointed. The town and shopping are great but if you are a beach lover like me, you will be unhappy. San Pedro is a fishing town. There is some sand but no ocean to speak of- I did not see one person enter the water and it was warm enough. The hotel was O.K. except the bed was absolutely miserable. We took turns sleeping on the couch every night. I also did not like the mandatory cleaning of the rooms daily. It became disturbing and even though we spoke to the front desk they said there was nothing they could do about it. If we ever go back we would probably stay somewhere else.
Service from the friendly and courteous bellman to the front offcie staff and the maids was excellent!
First time staying here. Had to change rooms a/c not working. Stayed on the ground floor a bit loud at times. Very helpful and courteous staff. Free Wifi was a great help.
We are here and have been here several days. We have muttled through most of the issues directly with hotel. However I learned today about the pool closure clause. Let me bring you up to speed and our new issues today. First day; 1. Pool closed for repairs. Offered to carry us back and forth to other hotel across town. 2. Forced to buy drinking water, as the water in room is not drinkable. Bought 5 gallons. Was delivered to room in five gallon jug with spicket. 3. Intermittent hot water. Either VERY hot or NOT hot at all. No water pressure. 4. Woke up first morning to all five gallons on floor. Spicket was not working correctly. Was replaced and cleaned up. 5. Zero water pressure. Finally I said something and they fixed. (My fault for not saying anything sooner). Filter on faucet was clogged. 6. Bought food to make breakfast. Made breakfast second day. Set off fire alarm in room due to grease burning off burner. There was no vent to suck out smoke. Last night made dinner a...
The staff was awesome and very friendly. They were very accommodating and made you feel at home. Had a coffee pot, fridge in room but no cups or glasses..
The hammocks by the trees. The massage by the beach The audacity of the man selling scuba/ snorkeling at end of dock by hotel. He's not even diving certified and was charging more than a master diver as a middleman .
Nothing Horrible food,. No maintenance, totally overpriced. We were booked and.paid for 7 nights, but left after just one night
The grounds and pools were amazing. The bar and restaurant on site are some of the best in the area, and they have everything you need from bikes to snorkel rentals. The place is just beautiful. Not much to not like. Maybe one else or two instances of staff being slow or nonchelant, but that's just the island I think.
The rooms and layout of the villa are gorgeous. THe hotel is fully designed to be barefoot all the time, with paths made of thin sand throughout. The staff is very friendly yet poorly trained. The shuttle system is just short of a trap. There are no scheduled boat rides to town, which is 11 miles away or a 25' boat ride. There are also no organized activities by the hotel should you want to spend the day there. Food is ok, but highly overpriced. This forces you to search for options and either spend $150 per day for private shuttles back and forth to San Pedro, or adapt to passengers checking in or out, which are the only times where someone will give you a ride to town without having to charter you own boat. It's a pity because with little professional input this could be paradise in itself.
We were hoping for better snorkeling, which disappointed. If you looking for a peaceful get-away, it's perfect. The town, accessible by boat, does not offer much to see or do.
We stayed at Matachica for a week in December 2010 and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The grounds are very nice, you actually feel like you are in the tropics where animals live versus the sterile, overly pesticide laden grounds of many larger resorts. That being said you must bring your own bug spray, but that is a mild inconvenience when you consider all the interesting animals you see. Along the beach is an abundance of wildlife from crab to small barracuda and rays. The snorkeling / diving is fantastic. Then there is the wonderful food at the onsite restaurant, served by the most helpful staff I've run into in a very long time. There is free continental breakfast each morning to start your day off right. In all it made for a very relaxing atmosphere where we didn't have a care in the world. If you are looking for a place to relax this is the place to be.
The grounds and rooms are gorgeous and really well maintained. The landscaping is impeccably maintained and is very colorful. The pool is very pretty and you can borrow a kayak and paddle out to snorkel at the reef by yourself and take as long as you want. The water here is crystalline and warm. The first room we were in was a smaller sea breeze bungalow and was very quiet and relaxing. The only con was that the bed was pretty hard. A few days into our stay, we were given an unexpected complimentary upgrade to a much larger casita by the pool. It was also tastefully decorated and the fans were really nice and very quiet and this bed was much softer and more comfortable. The only drawback to this room was the shower which was a tepid dribble. There was construction going on behind the rooms we were in which was a little noisy, but since we spent most of the day out doing things it really didn't hamper our enjoyment of the resort. The staff at the resort were amazing. They were extreme...
My husband and I went to Matachica for our honeymoon and had a better time than we could have dreamed. From the moment we were greeted at the airport til the time we departed we were treated incredibly. The staff was so accommodating and truly seemed to care that we had the best time. The food was unbelievable, drinks were amazing and the amenities were perfect. We did everything from paddle boarding and kayaking to snorkeling through a tour with matachica. If you are debating this resort...DONT. Just go and have the best time!
I was only here for one night, wish I could have stayed longer. Restaurant is one of the best on the island, many people come from other hotels here for dinner. Continental breakfast included was lovely. You can kayak, snorkel, or just chill at the pool. Decoration is a mix from many countries, balinese mixed with Mexican and Guatemalan.
My favorite spot in Belize's Ambergris Caye. Charming (think 'bohem-chic') bungalows with original artwork and fancy sheets. Lovely grounds, attentive staff, international vibe and one of the better restaurants outside of downown San Pedro.