You’ll Have to See It to Belize It
If chilly mornings and overcast days have left you desperately wanting a cocktail made of equal parts saltwater, sun and rum, the secluded Ambergris Caye—the largest of 200 islands off the coast of Belize—might be just what you need. Direct flights arrive daily in Belize City, the capital of Belize, from LAX. Then, flights depart from Belize City several times per hour for Ambergris Caye for the quick 35-mile flight.
Take your shoes off and make yourself right at home. Victoria House Resort & Spa Belize is known for its relaxing “island vibe” and barefoot elegance throughout the resort. It’s situated within walking distance of the downtown area of San Pedro, a fishing village of about 18,000 people. You will want to rent a golf cart, as it is the primary mode of transportation on the island. The gorgeous oceanfront property features various accommodations like tropical casitas, standalone villas with private pools, ocean-view villas and elegantly decorated rooms in a two-story Colonial-style building.
Adventuring Through Belize
The resort is perfect for the adventure-seeker as well as the lounge chair lover. If you are the adventurous type, you can dive the Great Blue Hole and Shark Ray Alley, climb Mayan temples, zip line across a jungle canopy or be taken into the Mayan “underworld” by cave tubing. The experienced and veteran teams at Victoria House and PADI-certified Fantasea Dive Shop, located on the property’s pier, can arrange a multitude of activities for guests, such as diving, snorkeling, fishing and caving.
Not a Worry in the World
If sitting in a hammock with a never-ending supply of mojitos is your idea of relaxation, then Victoria House has you covered. You can choose to chill by the main or infinity-edge pools. Loungers are easy to come by since there are only 42 guest rooms at the resort, and service is friendly and omnipresent. With winter temperatures in Ambergris Caye averaging 75 degrees, Victoria House is a warm-weather destination that will chase away your winter blues.
Go All In
Want to do everything we mentioned and more for you and your 89 closest friends (or employees)? For $230K, your guests will have the secluded oceanfront resort all to themselves, enjoying luxurious accommodations—which sleep 90 people for a full buyout—in addition to all resort experiences.
Relax and Unwind
Victoria House has a 3,500-square-foot spa and fitness facility styled in a Caribbean Colonial theme, set amongst coconut palms, flamboyant trees and bougainvillea. For a unique experience, they offer massages in their overwater huts—opt for the Caribbean Bliss massage.
Victoria House Resort & Spa Belize
22 Coconut Dr
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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