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Belizean Shores

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Comfortable condos
  • great pool
  • lots of on-site sports activities

    Cons

  • Beach swimming not that great
  • getting into town requires a boat ride or long golf cart ride
  • some units need updating and refurbishing

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Belizean Shores Review

If you're looking for a peaceful resort setting at competitive prices, this older beachfront condotel on North Ambergris with one-bedroom units is a good choice. Kick back with a cool cocktail from the large 24-hour pool's swim-up bar, or stay in and cook dinner in the well-equipped kitchens, which have mahogany cabinets, fridges, microwaves, and small butane stoves. The on-site restaurant has improved, and there are good restaurants within walking distance. Or, you can go into town on the resort's boat or by water taxi. There's an on-site dive shop, along with tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Rates, especially off-season, are lower than at many other beachfront resorts. The cheapest units are still handsome, if occasionally a bit worn in places.

    Hotel Details

  • 48 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-28-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Belizean Shores Review

    Whatever you do, use them.. a lot! The service that we received from Tuff E Nuff was impeccable. Who would guess that with absolutely no previous experience whatsoever we were able to go scuba diving down to 30 feet and experience the Hol Chan Marine Reserve up close and personal. A shark attacking a conch, turtles up to the size of a VW bug, rays, eel, and all the colorful fish and coral that you can imagine. The highlight for me was swimming with a huge school of Tarpon. It would not have been the same without Billy who made us so comfortable. His unwavering patience is something I most certainly aspire to attain someday. Erwin even took the time to make our dinner reservations. Tuff E Nuff is far more than good enough. Located on the Belizean Shores dock.

    by tahoe_california, 5/15/10
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    Bad Rooms, Great Staff & Location

    When we arrived, our room was hot and full of mosquitoes. It was so bad that we went into town to buy some Off citronella candles and bug spray. As we went to dinner I stopped by the office to let them know that with the air conditioner on full blast and all the fans going the room was still 80 degrees. After dinner I stopped by the front office and they assured me it was fixed. Upon arrival back in our room we not only still had a mosquito problem, but now there were large ants everywhere on the floor. As I was stepping on them my wife noticed an army of small red bugs in the bathroom. As I searched around the room I also noticed there were, what appeared to be flying ants, all over the walls. The 1D unit was infested!
    The staff quickly readied another room and we had to repack and move all of our stuff into the other unit. Fortunately there were no mosquitoes but the ant spray that was under the sink did come in handy that first night. If there had been an available flight home the next day we would have taken it. Thankfully for the remainder of the trip we had no additional bug problems.
    Belize is an excellent place to get away and there are plenty of things to do both in San Pedro as well as in Belize City and the surrounding areas. We had an excellent time exploring and seeing the sights. The staff did an excellent job facilitating our participation in these activities and the people couldn’t be nicer.
    We would go back to Belize/San Pedro but unfortunately would not stay at Belizean shores. I would have paid a little more to ensure I was able to stay in a bug free and well air-conditioned room.

    by dean_alford, 7/3/09
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    We Loved it!!!

    Belizean Shores was a fantastic choice. I booked it directly by emailing them at belizean_shores@yahoo.com and the reservations staff was so helpful and help me choose the right condo for me and my wife. Contrary to the first review, we found the Upperdeck Restaurant on site to be an excellent choice and we had 75% of our meals there. The pool is out of this world for all, kids, lovers, cocktail drinkers.
    The management went out of their way to see that all details were adhered to. We will be back for sure in 2008!

    by jimhank5, 12/23/07
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    best on the island

    We loved Belizean Shores!! Great staff. Well kept grounds and the best pool on the island. Dock staff for snorkeling was friendly and helpful. We stepped off our porch onto the sand – no cement or asphalt here. We didn’t expect too much from the restaurant from the guide book reports but after a cautious try, we found it to be under new management and it has wonderful menus for breakfast, lunch (available all day) and dinner. The food is superb and there is something for everyone. The special one night was a dinner for two of lobster, snapper, shrimp, grouper and rice for $37.50 US. A bargain on price and delicious, too.
    John and Sara

    by aloha6000, 12/19/07

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