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“Great Quiet Place.”

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Caribe Island Condos
Ranked #50 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Temecula, CA
Level 6 Contributor
35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Quiet Place.”
Reviewed 4 May 2008

Our family of 5 stayed at the Caribe Island Condos for spring break. We had the Manatee Condo. It fit us perfectly. The place was clean, quiet, and away from the bustling crowd.

The beach directly outside of the condo was clean for Belize, but step off of the condo site to the left and the story is vastly different. Be prepared to encounter a lot (and I mean a lot) of trash, including tin, broken bottles - everything!

This condo has a sister property next door, Sunset Beach Resort. That property's pool had a jacuzzi, ours did not. That property also had internet access, ours was broken for the entire 5 nights that we were there. Even though we were assured each day that they were 'working on it'-- internet access was never available in our condo.

This place is about 2.5 miles from town. If the desk arranges a taxi for you, be prepared to pay $10 us. If you find your own, you can pay as little as $5 us.

For food, we walked down to Fido's Sandbar- about 15 minutes down the beach. Food was good, but pricey, but that's the case everywhere in Belize/San Pedro. Be careful walking along the beach and definitely wear shoes. There is garbage, including broken glass, tin, etc., everywhere.

We also bought food to cook in the condo at Marina's Market and Super Buy in town. We avoided the Island Market because it was way overpriced. We ate BBQ chicken one night from the vendors in town - absolutely the best meal we had the entire time we were in Belize (10 days). Highly recommend it. Don't recommend any of the ice cream shops. Apparently, the cream that they use to make the ice cream is much less than fresh. The two times we ate ice cream, 3 of us became sick.

They really pushed the golf carts on you. We rented 1 for 1 day and that was sufficient. Most of the tours picked us up directly from the pier that is located directly out of the condo so there was no need to go to town. The cost to rent the golf cart was $70 per day (taxes, insurance included). That same money could have gotten us back and forth to town at least 3-4 times in the same day. Not worth it in our mind.

We booked the manatee reserve/snorkeling tour with SEArious Tours. It was an all day event. Highly (strongly, very strongly) recommend that you take light weight sun-proof clothing to wear in the boat and during snorkeling time in the water. Sunscreen 50+ did NOT work at all - even though we re-applied every hour or so. The only one who didn't get burnt was our 8 year old who wore a sunscreen shirt all day. The trip it self was awesome - absolutely great experience. Our guides were perfect. Very good at what they did. They looked out for those who couldn't swim very well and knew where to go for the fish, away from the crowds.

The 2 hour snorkeling trip to Hol Chan with Suya Tours next to the condo was uneventful. Our guide barely spoke English and he was very difficult to understand. I would book with SEArious Tours again, but not with Suya. I felt that the Suya Tour price was way too much for the service.

I recommend Caribe Island Condos if you are looking for a condo to house the entire family under 1 roof. I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a party night life. There isn't anything to do on this end of the island at night.

  • Liked — It was clean, quiet and good value for the accommodations compared to the rest of San Pedro
  • Disliked — No internet service like they advertised
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with family
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2007

What is great :
- The beach
- The condos are nicely , but sparsely decorated
- Location

What is not great :
- The restaurant which used to be open is now closed down, so you cannot eat on site.

- The staff was not friendly or helpful at all. (Prior staff was GREAT)

- The water trampoline is not in working order

- The tile in the condos gets moist due to humidity and is VERY slick... rugs should be put in the condos to prevent slipping.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Staff
  • Stayed March 2006, travelled as a couple
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Palo Alto, CA
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Caribe back in March of 2006. When we first arrived I was a little dubious about the good reviews I had read on this site. Our room the first night was very small and LOUD. We could hear people outside all night long. The next night we switched to an ocean-front room that was much, much better. We loved the pool, the quiet location, the free bikes and the internet connection. We would walk down to Victoria House or some of the other hotels for dinner each night. I would have liked to have a restaurant on-site but it was nice to walk on the beach each night. All- in all we had a wonderful vacation. We went diving through Ramon's and had a great time - Blue Hole trip, many reef dives, etc...

  • Liked — steps to the beach from our room, comfortable, free bikes to ride around the island
  • Disliked — Lack of a restaurant (other than snack bar), room experience the first night
  • Stayed March 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larian
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Prescott, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2007

We had a great time! Beautiful beach. The Dock had a swim ladder. The room was only a "view" room but we felt like we were ocean front. Great staff, booked all of our trips and even did our food shopping for use while we sat at the pool. Make sure you get the rum punch at the pool bar.

  • Liked — Beach and Pool
  • Disliked — Walking Distance To Town
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank BigL0uie
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denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 May 2007

VERY DISAPPOINTED. He advertised a 1 bedroom--& it was a studio-the air conditioner sounded like a B52 Bomber. The staff was not all that
attentive, and we ended up changing hotels. We went to Mata Rocks-& that hotel is FABULOUS! Would NOT recommend Caribe Island.

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Caribe Island Condos
Address: Coconut Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#45 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price range (per night): $130 - $201
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Oceanfront condominium complex with various sized units that can accomodate up to twelve persons. The Caribe Island condo resort is a small, full-service resort that is located on the Island of Ambergris Caye, just outside the town of San Pedro in Belize, Central America. ... more   less 
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Caribe Island Condos Hotel San Pedro
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