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
Victoria House is amazing, the property is impeccable and perfectly kept. All the staff there are so nice and I don’t have a single negative thing to say about Victoria House! Victoria House and Ambergris Cay is the most tropical place I have been and I will be back ASAP to visit again! Thank you Victoria House for making our honeymoon amazing!
Wonderful week in Belize. San Pedro town is a stones throw away but when in the resort you’re a world away from the crowds and people.
So clean and inviting and the staff is AMAZING !! There are some fantastic places to eat in town ( Elvis, The HiddenTreasure as well as the little eatery across the street from Hidden Treasure that is attached to the little grocery store) but the food at Victoria House is also wonderfully prepared and presented. Lovely continental breakfast included with fresh fruit, yogurt and granola with fresh pastries each morning.
A ferry ride to Cay Caulker and a romp at the Split capped off with grilled lobster and jerk chicken at Kareems. Yummy.
A golf cart rental to the Secret Beach was a great way to tour the northern end of the island and see the bustling town center. Paco’s fish tacos were fabulous.
A big thank you to the staff who helped make our stay so special, including Carmen, Steve,Leybi, Angie, Marlon and I’m sure some names I missed. Also to Carlos the groundskeeper who was there every morning tending to the resort as if it were his own.
Bonefishing guides were very knowledgeable and friendly but the bonefish were a tad stingy.
We will be back again for sure.
quite beautiful on the beach resort with friendly staff and elegant decorative villas. The ocean breeze and views are magnificent. recommend this place highly. Close to many thing nearby but far from any noise. Nike rentals are included.