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
I cannot say enough about the service at this resort. As the mother of the bride there were many requests as well as last minute changes. All of our needs were met with a smile. They went above and beyond to ensure our event was most memorable.
From the General Manager to the Coordinator to the Chef and Housekeeping, everyone was amazing!
We were at this boutique resort for a wedding. Rooms were large, spacious and clean. The staff went out of their way to meet every request with a smile and efficiency. Food was excellent. I highly recommend the table side ceviche by chef. Pool was gorgeous as well as surrounding grounds. You won’t regret spending some time at this beautiful spot.
This place is phenomenal! It is lovely and clean. The food is yummy and the pool area is spectacular. All of the staff is great, but Hector and Karen both went over and above to be helpful. Choose this place for a family gathering or event. It was perfect.