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
We stayed here for one week and it was fabulous! The staff is super nice and very accommodating! Every apartment is very clean and comfortable. The pool area is very relaxing and easy to spend the whole day. We won’t stay anywhere else in Belize.
Great staff many of whom you will get to know by name before you leave. The people make this magical. The flight from Belize city to San Pedro organised and picked up at airport and sent to jetty for a pleasant transfer to resort. The resort is a nice size maybe 60 great apartments. Ground floor ones nearer the sea are the nicer ones. Nice swimming pool. Good restaurant that is the best in the neighbourhood. Great conceirge who help with sight seeing - dive shop nearby to organise dive equipments and dives. Very pleasant settings. City of San Pedro is 15 min away by golf cart. Great value for money. Definitely my home away from home in Belize!
The rooms are nice, modern and have all the amenities you need, including washer and dryer. Room service is fantastic and will clean multiple times a day. Most of the staff here is really nice and will go out of their way for guests. Have a safe in the room and it's very clear the staff is trained to not go in to rooms without guests when the staff is not supposed to be there, felt very safe ourselves and with our belongings.
They have kayaks and paddle boards for complimentary use, the outdoor pool is lovely with a shallow end to lay/sit in and plenty of lounge chairs. Pool-side service is great and not overly pushy. Expect to pay resort prices for food and drinks.
The beach is cleaned and maintained, just be aware the seaweed on the entire Caye is pretty bad, so don't expect to spend much time swimming in the water (only place we wanted to go in was Secret Beach).
However, it is a trek from town--15-20 minutes by golf cart (forget about taxis--took a 3 mile taxi ride which cost us $40USD, each way). The resort charges much more than most other places on the Caye (was $50 for 24 hours everywhere else we inquired) for golf cart rentals, so you're better off renting anywhere else and keeping for the duration of your visit. There really is no other convenient mode of transportation, unless you're ok adhering to the express boat's schedule.
If you're looking to spend most of your time at a resort and be pampered, this is the perfect place for you. If you want to spend time exploring, eating local food, and have more flexibility in coming and going, this may not be the best option for you. Really just depends on your budget and travel style.
We not only had an incredible honeymoon at Las Terrazas but it was the best vacation of our lives. Wonderful accommodations in a very peaceful environment. The spa was lovely, clean and professional. All the staff went above and beyond and were super kind. We definitely plan on coming back to Las Terrazas with our family in the future. We 100% recommended this spectacular resort!
I stayed there room #216 last week for 6 nites. Everything is so perfect ! They are all you need there , dive shop is also next to the resort .The king size bed face to the ocean side , you can see the reef and the dock right in front of you . All you need is to open the curtain . At night , I don't even turn the room lights on , the blue dock Bright lights made a very pretty curve , with full moon on top of it ( last week) . It's another beautiful view at night . Bathroom also have ocean views . I plan to visit here once a year and stay at this room .