Fodor's Expert Review Grand Caribe Resort and Condominiums

1.25 miles (2 km) north of bridge, San Pedro Town, Belize District, Belize Fodor's Choice

Grand Caribe's superluxury condos, an unmissable landmark on the North Ambergris shore, are renowned for their seamless glamour: the terra-cotta will put you in mind of a Spanish palace (or of South Florida), and indeed you'll feel like royalty. The suites (one- to five bedrooms) have Brazilian floor tiles, spacious Jacuzzis, and kitchens that will make you want to cook with every appliance. The a/c is famously cold, and sunken ceilings lend every suite a dynamic depth. Six pools and a swim-up bar provide hours of relaxation (though the bunker-like bar is an aesthetic miss). If you can live without views, the studio apartments are by far the best deal. Across the street on the lagoon side, the new Sunset Caribe development offers comfortable but less dynamic condos with sunset views. Two high-profile restaurants, Rain and Aqua, are on-site plus the small grocery Bread Basket and an impeccable spa. 

PROS

  • exquisite rooms and grounds
  • close to high-rated restaurants
  • first-rate service and concierge, plus complimentary laundry service

CONS

  • luxury comes with an iron-heavy price tag
  • behemoth buildings that some will find gratuitous
  • you might forget that you're in Belize

QUICK FACTS

Resort
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-488–5903-in U.S. or Canada | 280--4726

HOTEL DETAILS

150 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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