Fodor's Expert Review Portofino Beach Resort

6 miles (10 km) north of bridge, San Pedro Town, Belize District, Belize

This luxury-meets-adventure resort embodies Belize as a destination: cabanas with ragged crowns of thatch, wonderful people, imperfect beaches, and, when not plighted by sargassum, exquisite water. The exteriors and pool are showing their age, but the rooms are unlike anything back home: they feature tropical hardwoods, sultry doorless bathrooms, handpainted sinks, and bamboo bed frames. Honeymooners and families alike are welcome. The Green Parrot Bistro has decent food at special-occasion prices; you may want to explore other dining options up north. Portofino has a dive shop, spa, and all the other trappings of a seasoned resort.

PROS

  • beloved by many return guests
  • naturalistic design style
  • plenty of services

CONS

  • the structures have seen better days
  • less polished than peer resorts
  • on-site restaurant is expensive

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 226--5096 | 800-813--7880-in U.S. and Canada

HOTEL DETAILS

17 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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