Full disclosure - this is my fourth time staying at Paradise Villas. The location is ideal - walking distance either by beach or street to downtown, and to the grocery store. I always book one of the oceanfront units and the view from the front porch is worth far more than the nightly rate.
The units are furnished in the "Belizean" style with lots of hardwood throughout. The A/C is cold, the units are well-maintained and incredibly clean. The one-bedroom has a living/dining area with a small but fully-equipped kitchen and the bedroom has a king sized bed. Bedrooms are a bit tight, but have plenty of storage and an in-room safe. There is free in-unit wifi, which on this trip was fast and up to par. All units have a TV in the living room (though we never turned ours on), and some units have dvd players.
Nellie, whose company manages many of the units on the property, will make arrangements for airport pickup and drop off and can also arrange your flights from Belize airport to San Pedro. They go above an beyond to accommodate special requests, but note that their office is not on property - it's across the street.
The pool is not huge, but again, very clean and the people we met there on each visit - a mix of owners and renters - have been very friendly and seem more than willing to share local secrets and favorite locations. I will continue to stay here for clean, affordable accommodations and an atmosphere that perfectly reflects the chill Ambergris Caye vibe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the best casual resorts on Ambergris Caye. In the heart of San Pedro, a short barefoot walk from the best restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Artfully and comfortably furnished one and two bedroom townhouses set amidst lush tropical gardens, just steps from the Caribbean Sea. Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bedding, cable TV. Freshwater pool. Friendly, attentive service from our local property manager ensures you will have access to the best restaurant, tour and dive information. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Villas Belize/San Pedro, Ambergris Caye