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
I’ve taken a lot of family trips to expensive places and had fabulous times. However, this place is so grossly over priced that you just feel taken advantage of. Shockingly over priced. Ocean is dirty and smells really bad.
This is very peaceful place and the staff is all friendly. Food is good but extremely slow service, and again crazy overpriced. I could not recommend this place to anyone.
Victoria House is in a league of its own. Upon arrival we found out that we were upgraded to the Rain Forest Suite which was tremendous. What a wonderful stay we had. The service people were so accommodating and friendly and the grounds were impeccable. Would highly recommend the Victoria House if your traveling to Ambergris Caye
I planned this trip for our 26th wedding anniversary at the spur of the moment. It was a surprise for my husband. I absolutely loved everything about the resort and the staff! Couldn’t have been treated any better and I recommend it to everyone I talk to! My husband said “I had the time of my life!” And “it was the best vacation ever!”. Thank you to the staff at Victoria House for helping me make this a successful surprise and making memories to last a lifetime. My husband and I have had a couple of rough years of challenges and this getaway helped us recoup and regroup!
My husband and I traveled here for a couple trip and we were immediately greeted by smiling faces and friendly service. They brought our luggage to our room and escorted us to our room by giving us a small tour and operational instructions before leaving us. The level of service is top-notch in all facets of the resort. We visited the spa twice and the hours were very convenient and the staff very accommodating. I highly recommend the craniosacral massage, in addition to your traditional relaxation massage. The spa is beautiful and inviting. The food is consistent and delicious. From breakfast to dinner, all plates we ordered were full of flavor and more than enough. I recommend ordering breakfast in addition to the continental portion included in your stay. The bar drinks were really fresh and I enjoyed the welcome drink which included ginger/lime juice? Plus, I'd order from the bar and add Gin. The 2 pools were a nice offering and the grounds staff made a noticeable effort to keep the resort looking pristine. We can't wait to return to the Victoria House and experience the wonderful level of service and smiling faces again.
Paradise in heaven with the best service we have ever experienced & a dream come true for our special destination wedding with beautiful decor providing magical memories that will last forever! I am thrilled with every detail of our special day and loved every second of our amazing stay!!