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've been here a few days now and I never want to leave. The staff is so friendly, the food is amazing and the location is outstanding. The room I have is incredibly large, it's larger than my entire apartment at home and it's beautifully appointed, including a full kitchen and washer and dryer. I have never relaxed so much.
Just spent 4 days at the resort, all around great stay. The pool and rooms are beautiful, and the staff is super friendly and welcoming. Was there with my wife for some R&R so good to have TV and good wifi around the property and in my room. Looking forward to heading back with the kids after school is out.
Place looks amazing but the price is way too high for the service. The internet was down for 2 days in my room which cost me 650 per night. After costant complaining the offered me free breakfast. Their staff moves slow and seem overwhelmed when you have an issue.
Amazing resort! The resort has an amazing pool and great food. The use of golf carts is great to go into the main town of San Pedro and boat service is also good. Blue Bayou is a beach to visit amazing people and great for lunch.
What can I say.. this place is fantastic! From the accommodations, to the amazing meals, drinks made to perfection, to the great staff! We had the best experience! I am already planning my next visit to this paradise.