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Guests arriving into Belize City (BZE) will be transferred via an inter-island flight to the regional airport of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (SPR). Regional Aircraft type will vary between 3- and 14-seat configurations; baggage restrictions and applicable fees may apply. A land transfer from the regional airport to/from the hotel is also provided. All transfer details will be included in the travel documents for purchased packages.
Located on Ambergris Caye in Belize, Belizean Shores Resort Hotel has a prime location on the beach north of San Pedro. Yet it's only a short boat ride away from the Shops and Restaurants. You'll find this Belize vacation paradise the ideal therapy for those who just want to get away from it all!
Belizean Shores Resort is a favorite among vacationers and has a reputation for its relaxed atmosphere, white sandy pathways and fantastic views.
A lot of people note in their reviews that this resort is pretty far from San Pedro. It's not, really - it's just that you have to drive slowly on the main road. But San Pedro was a bit too hectic for me, so the distance is a blessing, not a detraction. Besides, the cafe across the street is reasonably priced and very good for breakfast, the food court across the street is very good, and you can rent a golf cart to head toward San Pedro if you want more options. Ultimately, I had no complaints about he location.
The resort amenities are more than adequate. The pool is a bit small and oddly shaped, but also kind of fun. We enjoyed it. Another guest told us that we were permitted to use the Coco Beach Resort pool so we took his word for it. If that's the case, then staying at Belizean Shores is a great bargain, because the Coco Beach pool is fantastic. They might crack down on this when the Wyndham opens up, but you can easily walk to Coco Beach in 2-3 minutes. Anyway, nobody asked us if we were staying at Coco Beach or kicked us out.
We had one of the loft rooms, which is more like an apartment. The rooms are very nice and having the kitchen on hand is convenient. I would say that the couches probably need to be replaced; they're a bit worn. Otherwise, I thought the rooms were well appointed and comfortable. The bed in the larger bedroom was quite nice. I did notice a good number of ants, particularly in the bathroom, but you're in the tropics; deal with it.
The grounds are very well maintained, actually immaculate. I don't know that I've ever seen a harder working grounds crew at a resort.
The food from Coco Beach was pretty good. Three of us got the cheeseburgers for lunch one day and they were delicious.
Unfortunately, our plans for snorkeling were scuttled, but the dive shop on the pier is convenient. We decided to skip Secret Beach because we were going to go on a Sunday and the reviews all said to avoid it on Sundays because of the crowds.
I would say that the one down side is the beach. The simple fact is that you're not going to use the beach at this resort, or anywhere else on this side of the Caye, because the sargassum is just too intense. You will read that the sargassum is seasonal, but the locals admit it is now year-round. The water near the shore is a putrid brown. Because the Wyndham next door is not complete, nobody is cleaning up their sargassum and it reeks. If the wind is blowing in the right direction at either Belizean Shores or Coco Beach you catch the stench. It's bad. Really bad.
The reason to go to Ambergris at all is to snorkel and dive, which unfortunately we were unable to do on this trip. If you're not going for that, honestly, just go to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. The unfortunate fact is that the beaches here are ruined by the sargassum. This is NOT the resort's fault. The grounds crew worked very hard to keep the sargassum cleaned up and both here and at Coco Beach they did an excellent job. They just have a never ending and thankless task.
One last observation - the price for the shuttle seems a little steep. It's convenient and the drivers were very friendly. I just think they could knock down the price a bit per person. But that would be my only complaint about this resort. Otherwise, I recommend staying here without reservation.
Relaxing resort and friendly staff
Apr 26, 2022
We arrived pretty late due to a fiasco at the airport but upon our late arrival, a groundskeeper met us as we pulled up into our golf cart and had our keys ready for us.
We were STARVING so we went across the road directly from entrance to resort to The Tipsy Lobster and the owner was so welcoming!
We had an upper level pool view room and it was spacious. Fresh flowers on arrival, very clean!
The pool was amazing, the bartender made amazing Pina coladas.
The women in the office were always nice and super responsive through WhatsApp whenever we had a question/need.
Resort is comfortable, beautiful pool!