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
Our son's wedding took place at this beautiful beachfront resort and it couldn't have been more perfect. The hotel staff was super friendly and accommodating. Our seaside villa had all of the modern amenities. It was very clean and comfortably furnished, the beds were comfortable, and the windows and balconies looked out over the ocean and beach. There were constant sea breezes that kept everyone cool. It was wheelchair accessible: very few steps. The banquet/event managers did a phenomenal job with the wedding, reception, wedding dinner, welcome party and farewell brunch. We had about 50 friends and family in attendance and it was a memorable occasion for all. I highly recommend Las Terrazas for a vacation, a wedding, a honeymoon or even a family reunion!
I stayed at the resort for a few days and really enjoyed my stay. I would highly recommend anyone to stay at this resort. The food and service were impeccable, and I look forward to one day staying there again!
My husband and I live and work in San Pedro and had a couple of days off. We actually live fairly close to Las Terrazas and have had lunch and dinner and have been to their pool numerous times, but have never stayed for an overnight, so with two nights available, we made a last minute decision to book for that night and the next and play tourist. Firstly, Las Terrazas has the prettiest pool on Ambergris Caye, at least in our opinion, The room was great and Orvel the GM was a fabulous host, but nothing can compare to the service. The staff is extremely courteous, very accommodating and on their game. Being in the hospitality industry for over 30 years, I can be pretty critical and the staff gave me no reason to be critical at all. It may not be the newest resort on the island, but by far it ranks up there with the quality of service and the friendliness of staff. Highly recommend.
My wife and I spent 5 nights and 6 days at Las Terrazas. We rented a beautiful beachfront condo. The accommodations were wonderful, with a full apartment, It was fully furnished and supplied. I can't say enough about the staff there. To say that they were friendly and accommodating is an understatement. They couldn't do enough for us and did it with a smile. The pool was warm and friendly.
The negatives: There is a lot of sea grass that inundates the beach. They have full time workers removing the grass, but it's not nice. This is not limited to this venue as it appears all over the island. They do their best to remove it, but.... I thought that the restaurant was friendly,but a limited and expensive menu. The food was mediocre. The water was fairly rough and scuba diving was cancelled on two of the days. The dive boats were small and the were afraid of capsizing .
We went the end of May which is the start of the off season. The place was fairly empty. We were the only people on the beach and if there were 10 people at the pool, it was a lot. If there was another couple in the restaurant, that was a lot. This meant great service for us and we were happy to have the privacy along with the fabulous service. It felt like we were the rich and famous ant an exclusive resort.
I definitely recommend this venue for anyone wanting to get away and relax.
Excellent hotel, great staff, very clean and comfortable accomdations, kitchens provided in each room for extended stays if you want to cook, however, the restaurant on property is excellent. Overall, you will enjoy your stay at this Hotel. I certainly did.