Belize City Resorts
My trip to St George's Caye Resort was one of the greatest adventures of my life. Before the trip, I looked forward to being on this charming island and photographing everything from beached boats, seagulls surrounding the docks, coconut trees and exotic plants, enjoy kayaking and sailing, but, never did I imagine myself diving into the unknown depths with a heavy tank on my back, knowing zero about diving equipment and safety measures. So, to my great surprise, and the astonishment of my hosts, and with the encouragement of the expert divers, I braved the waters (on a sandbar, first, where I felt safe) and broke through a barrier of fear that had held me back for too long. The third day of diving we descended to 45 feet and we saw images of beauty that I had thought I would only
see in photographs! Who knows, perhaps I will become an under-water photographer, after all!
Maureen Love - harpist, photographer, mother, grand-mother, friend and fearless faux
A Thank You letter to the Wonderful Staff of St. George's Caye Resort.
We all were warmed by your smiles and Kindness, the way you effortlessly cared for us.
Barely did wish for a thing and you had already taken care of it.
It was wonderful to be in a place with happy, kindly people - to all of you our Thanks - you make this place beautiful and hospitable. And when we are back in our gray cities we will think of you with great fondness. All of you, from the kitchen to the laundry, the boats captains and the Resort staff deserve gratitude.
Love Sigrid, and all my family
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at St. George's Caye Resort in Belize. As you may know, we have traveled to many wonderful destinations through your travel program as long term customers. We were very pleased with our experience this past week. The Resort staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a memorable experience. The accommodations were excellent!
We are experienced divers, having logged over 450 dives each. The dive operation was truly above and beyond the typical dive resort. They handled our gear completely from arrival to departure. Every day, all of our gear was on the boat, meticulously maintained and ready to go. The diving was fantastic!
There were no signs of reef deterioration as one often encounters in the Keys, or in the Caymans. The varieties of fish and undersea creatures were very diverse. The first day of diving everyone else was going off to the Blue Hole. As we had just arrived the previous day, we weren't ready to start our vacation with a full day, three-tank dive. So the resort took just the two of us out diving with our own boat and dive master! There were several times when all the other guests were off doing other adventure trips instead of diving, but the resort was always exceedingly gracious in accommodating just the two of us. The last night we were there, two guests wanted to do a night dive. The resort sent out a boat, dive master, and crew for the dive.
We found the food to be delicious. The menu was varied and healthy. There was fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee sitting outside the room every morning. There was always fresh fruit on the table. Entrees ranged from stir fried beef to spicy lobster tails. Food is served family style and we enjoyed socializing with the other guests. On our last night, we did avail ourselves of a romantic dinner on the porch of the villa, accompanied by our complimentary bottle of excellent champagne.
Our package included an adventure trip of our choice, but we enjoyed the lodge and the island so much, that we decided not to take the trip, preferring to just stay put. The other guests did take many of the trips and said they had a wonderful time. Travelers wishing to experience a gloriously beautiful waterfront location with pampered diving, satisfying food, and good company, then St. Georges Caye Resort fills the bill!
Don and Sandi Buswell-Charkow
The Oregonian travel article and photo contest on St. George’s Caye Resort (20 minutes offshore from Belize, Central America), led us to travel to that destination recently. After spending an incredible 10 days there, all we can say is, Wow, what a vacation!!
Customer service on a scale of 1-10 is a 15. Every employee treats you like royalty. By the end of our visit, we felt like family.
The Caye is gorgeous palm trees, white sands, beautiful orchids, aqua blue Caribbean Sea, and total peace, tranquility and relaxation… Also on the Caye are some charming residents. One family has created an impressive aquarium of local sea life, and a charming documentary on their sea creatures. A few private vacation homes are to be seen on the island, too.
The staff are very dedicated to excellent customer service.. The Mahogany and Santa Anna wood lodge has seven rental rooms, a cozy bar, and a large family style eating area. Available to rent on the waterfront are six large, roomy, and comfortable cabanas. They are very private and have palm leaf roofs and a lot of beautiful hardwood inside. Both lodge rooms and cabanas have complete bathrooms with lots of very soft drinkable water.
Lodging package includes three complete meals a day. Breakfast usually is eggs and bacon, ham, or sausage, French toast or "to die for" Elephant Ear like deep fried bread. Breakfast also includes fresh fruit juice and fresh fruit (plantation bananas, cantaloupe, honey dew melon, watermelon, papaya, mango, and pineapple). Caribbean lunches there are commonly the traditional meal of chicken, rice and beans, vegetables, fresh fruit, and sometimes a plate of cookies. Dinners include homemade soup and homemade bread, a variety of meats, vegetables and squash, and always a delicious dessert. A bonus was a great waitress named Betty.