Las Terrazas Resort and Residences
What We Love
- Location on Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye
- PADI five-star dive shop with a free scuba lesson in the pool
- The spa and wellness center, which has a full menu of massages and body treatments
- Free kayaks, bikes, sailboats and paddleboards
What To Know
- One-Bedroom Laguna Cabana Suites are value-priced and have limited views
- Las Terrazas is at the northern end of Ambergris Caye — a golf cart or water taxi ride from San Pedro town
- Naturally romantic vibe, though families are welcome
- A 10 percent service charge and a nine percent local tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
A short flight from Belize International Airport to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye — the only real town on Belize’s largest island — it’s a 10-minute boat ride across the blue Caribbean water to the dock at Las Terrazas. Rows of oversize lounge chairs, kayaks and Hobie Cats line the wide expanse of beach, with the Mediterranean-modern buildings of the main resort just beyond the palm trees.
Bed and Bath
All 37 rooms are housed in low-rise whitewashed buildings that overlook the beach and dock, the courtyard or the 70-foot lap pool, which is dotted with semi-submerged lounge chairs. Room layouts vary throughout the property, but some are split-level, with a living room (complete with a sofa and a flat-screen TV), a dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen and a king-size bedroom upstairs. Although the look is decidedly modern — lots of sleek black and white — Belizean artwork on the walls and colorful furnishings add some local flair. The large, furnished terraces overlooking the resort grounds are welcome spots for afternoon sun worship in private.
For a boutique hotel, Las Terrazas offers myriad water sports and outdoor activities, such as diving and snorkeling excursions to the Blue Hole and Hol Chan Marine Preserve/Shark Ray Alley (there’s an on-site PADI five-star dive shop). Meals are served in the chic O Restaurant, which has a high-ceilinged dining room and a breezy terrace overlooking the pool. The menu has an international bent (pizza, pasta, wraps and Mexican favorites), fresh fish dishes and Belizean classics. Opt for the fry jacks in place of toast at breakfast — they’re especially good with butter, honey and the strong coffee.
How to Get There
WOW. Walking into Las Terrazas was truly walking into paradise! It seemed like the entire staff was there to welcome us, from the van and boat rides to the complimentary drinks and check-in staff. From start to finish, we felt like honored guests!
The resort itself is beautiful and clean, and the rooms are as well. Beautiful beach with hammocks and chairs and a gorgeous ocean view; lovely pool; amazing food. Plus, the staff makes arranging excursions very easy for you! Or, if you want to have a more local day, there are golf carts and to rent to go into San Pedro...and also kayaks, paddle boards, and more if you can’t tear yourself away from the beauty of the resort itself. The town is easy to get to, and lots of places for snorkeling and diving or other excursions were willing to pick us up from the Las Terrazas pier.
And, we can’t speak highly enough of Pedro! Pedro made us feel welcome from the first moment we arrived, and we always looked forward to talking with him during our stay. We happened to visit Belize during a dip in the tourist season, and Pedro was more than willing to stop and have conversations with us - we ended up learning a lot about the history of Belize from him!
I would love to come back here someday.
The only place to stay in San Pedro is Las Terrazas! The best accommodations, staff and food. This was our first visit and we felt at home right away! Every detail was as represented on the website! We were worried about the smell of sargrass sea grass, but this was not an issue at Las Terrazas. The beach and pool were pristine. We rented our golf cart directly form the hotel and it was reasonably priced and convenient! We fished from the pier, kayaked, sunbathed, relaxed and dreamed of coming back before we even left!
We will be back!
The Service Experience is what stands out at this beautifully chic Belize get away. its a bit remote but they make it extremely easy and connections well coordinated, on time, friendly and simple. The Resort staff from the Concierge to the Cabanas are informed, at attention, on it, and go out of their way to make a perfect holiday. The property is small, well maintained, private - safe. The "villa suites" are spacious, well laid out, equipped mod-cons and kitchens - without losing the luxury feel. We loved this place inside and out - perfect for even a 4 day stay.