Victoria House Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Access to spectacular scuba and snorkeling sites from the resort’s private pier
- Classic Latin/Caribbean fare with a focus on seafood at upscale Palmilla restaurant
- Many accommodations come with sea views
What To Know
- Within a 15-minute walk or five-minute pedal of lively San Pedro Town
- Only newer villas have TVs, but a stay here is all about relaxation and seclusion
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Stretching 25 miles long and just one mile wide, Ambergris Caye wasn’t much more than a thin sliver of white sand and mangroves until divers discovered marine wonders just off its shores in the 1970s. Victoria House is this isle’s grand dame, welcoming sun seekers and scuba divers to a sophisticated plantation-style escape comprised of 42 rooms, suites and casitas set around a grand lawn, two pools and a palm-fringed beach. Everything is positioned east toward the Caribbean Sea, and many of the accommodations, including intimate staterooms and breezy thatch-roof Casitas, have water views. Expect air conditioning, handcrafted Belizean wood furnishings, plantation shutters and gauzy canopied beds wrapped in crisp white linens; only newer Villas have TVs. Palmilla restaurant serves classic Latin dishes, with an emphasis on fresh seafood (think pan-seared cashew crusted grouper with mashed potatoes, zucchini, sautéed shrimp and roasted corn-green chili butter). The private beach is a great spot to work on your tan, but the real wonders are just off the resort’s private pier, where on-site dive and snorkel shops set off to explore the barrier reef, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
In the Area
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world, a thriving marine ecosystem teeming with biological and geological wonders. Start your PADI Scuba certification on the mainland to dive open waters and maximize your hotel’s prime perch at the reef’s doorstep. The region’s most-photographed attraction is Great Blue Hole, a large limestone sinkhole on Lighthouse Reef that seemingly glows deepwater blue. Don’t miss Tackle Box Canyon, a maze of canyons and caves protecting coral, green tube sponges, lobsters, rays, turtles and a bull shark or two.
How to Get There
We had 6 nights here in April. Three nights in a cassita and three in a plantation room. Both were nice but we preferred the plantation room for the larger bed and more space generally.
As many have said, the service here is second to none. The staff are all pleasant and helpful and truly look after you.
We were aware that the beach was walled, but we did swim from the jetty. A natural beach, as on the adjacent property would have been nice, but we mostly used the pool.
We would happily return!
This resort is Amazing. They book everything for you and organize it all accordingly. They have transport to and from the Airport , Restaurants and shopping areas. Very clean and fresh property. Terrific customer service and polite , friendly staff. You feel comfortable and appreciated. They take care of all excursions and dining reservations plus any other needs you want. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking to have a 5 star experience.
excellent service, facility and food all the way around! I would and often do recommend the Victoria house to all my friends and family. this is the second stay for us and 10th trip to San Pedro, we enjoy the opportunity to relax, fish and explore. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Thank you for preserve this facility and making it into a five star resort. a fellow Texan!
Found this gem thanks to a referral from my credit card company and it didn't disappoint! Beautiful ocean views, wonderful staff, and quick access to San Pedro hot spots. Special thanks to Ceaser for being so accommodating during our stay! We're already planning a return trip back!
We love Victoria House! Especially the employees! Roxy, Julio, Lelo, Carmen, and Tony are absolutely wonderful! They’ve become like family and we look forward to seeing them every year. Victoria House is our favorite place to visit!