Fodor's Expert Review Victoria House Resort & Spa

Coconut Dr., Ambergris Caye, Corozal, Belize Fodor's Choice

This premier resort, stately and secluded, wears many laurels for its handsome grounds, seamless service, and Caribbean elegance. Victoria House’s signature white-and-green palette comes from its verdant lawns and white colonial-style buildings. In the main house, with airy verandas and tiled walkways, you'll find the hotel's famous restaurant, Palmilla. Dining is poolside, with gorgeous views of the lawns and the sea, or at the more casual beach bar. A wide choice of units, from standard state rooms to a five-bedroom house, suits many (but not all) travel budgets, especially in off-season. Our favorite is the stunning two-bedroom villa with al fresco showers, but the state rooms are also lovely and far more affordable. Two main swimming pools adorn the grounds, one infinity style with a black marble waterfall and pink towels wrapped neatly around the white lounge chairs. The sparkling spa has treatments ranging from honey masques to reiki. Victoria House has the prim style of a dignitary’s residence, and just as a much class—you may feel self-conscious wearing T-shirts here.

PROS

  • top of its class in just about everything
  • variety of gorgeous accommodations
  • truly tranquil

CONS

  • not a budget place
  • the exclusive air could be off putting to some
  • some will object to the imperialism nostalgia (i.e., "Plantation Suites")

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Beachfront
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-247–5159-in U.S. and Canada | 226--2067

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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