We came to the Phoenix after reading the reviews here on tripadvisor, and it has a excellent rating for a reason!!! This place was amazing!!! From the moment we stepped in the door, tired after a day of traveling, I was introduced to a drink that I came to adore for the entire trip...The Fruit Punch!! Ricardo at the pool bar knew exactly what I needed when I asked daily for my favorite!! The staff was fun, friendly and always available.
I had the opportunity to experience things I had never done before nor seen. The Phoenix was wonderful as far as booking tours and getting things arranged and with all they recommended, there was no disappoint.
Our first trip was to Lamanai Mayan Ruins with Nate our tour guide. He was wonderful and made the best stewed chicken with beans and rice I have ever had!! What I appreciated most about all of the Belizean people I had the chance to spend time with was their love and respect for their country.
As we walked the Mayan ruins, it was very important that we made memories with pictures and our minds..not to touch or take.
Nate was an incredible guide, I learned so much and gained a great interest in Mayan culture.
Our second big excursion was with Lil Alphonse for snorkeling. I have never been snorkeling before-was a bit nervous-but with Alphonse and Russell, it was an incredible experience.
We saw everything!!! All sorts of different fish, eels, coral of all sorts, nurse sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and on the way back to the dock-a pod of dolphins, we were able to see a mother and her baby!! Alphonse is another local belizean who has a passion for what he does, enjoys sharing with others and asks again to respect the environment we encountered.
He was there to educate, teach and have a good time.
We spent the rest of our days taking advantage of the hotel and exploring the town; which I found to be very safe.. I was a bit skeptical...but it did not take long to fall in love with the locals. I enjoyed their carefree sense of mind...they are truly happy in all that they do and are happy to share it with you.
My favorite place to eat was Warmagumas for their burritos...oh my, I have never had a burrito that tasted that good in the states!!! A must do.
Much thanks to the staff at The Phoenix for being so attentive and caring, helpful and so kind. I can not wait until we return someday...and when we do...we know where we will be staying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phoenix Resort is a modern and luxurious beachfront resort located on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and in the charming town of San Pedro. What we offer on-site: Red Ginger serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service, a pool bar and rooftop bar, Sol Spa, the island’s most popular spa, a beautiful heated saline chlorinated main pool and separate heated saline lap pool, fitness center, and business center. What’s included in our rates: Round trip ground taxi transfers, daily maid service and nightly turn down service, Keurig coffee maker and pods, bottled water, free Wi-Fi, in suite Bose wireless speakers and iPads, Aveda bath products, use of bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards, yoga classes, painting classes, chocolate tastings, wine tastings, free daily cocktail mixers from 5pm to 6pm, on-site fitness center, access to local gym and Crossfit facilities, and more. Breakfast is not included but is available on-site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Phoenix Hotel San Pedro
- The Phoenix Resort Belize/San Pedro, Ambergris Caye