X’Tan Ha – The Waterfront Resort
What We Love
- A villa at a beach resort, with a welcome drink and arrival and departure transfersThe prime location, on a stunning, secluded beach and next to the world’s second-largest barrier reef
- The complimentary welcome drink, arrival and departure transfers and use of kayaks and paddle boards
- The opportunities for snorkeling, scuba-diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and much more
- The home-away-from-home villas, with all the amenities of a full-service resort
What To Know
- Kids (and adults) will love the water trampoline
- There is free WiFi but it can be spotty – your best bet for connectivity is in the front office
- You can easily take a water taxi or golf cart into town; the ride is about 20-30 minutes
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
An expanse of unspoiled white sands awaits upon your arrival at X’tan Ha Resort in gorgeous Ambergris Caye. Welcome to a property nicknamed The Waterfront because of its prime setting in that very locale. The second-largest barrier reef in the world is located a quarter mile from its shore, making this a premier dive destination. Before the resort, crystal-clear waters stretch to the horizon – and beyond, of course; you are on the edge of the Caribbean.
Life’s always a beach here, however you choose to live it. Sure, you can go cave tubing further inland or scuba diving in the Great Blue Hole, but for the most part, you’ll spend your day right at the intersection of sand and sea. Cool off in your villa, drink at the beachfront bar, or take advantage of X’tan Ha’s complimentary water-sport rentals. There are paddle boards and kayaks, and even a water trampoline – nearly everything, as they say, under the sun.
Make yourself at home in one of X’tan Ha’s 32 fully furnished and Caribbean-inspired one-bedroom villas, which offer views of either the pool or sea. Each air-conditioned accommodation includes a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, microwave and stovetop, a dining area with seating for four, a living area and a separate bedroom with a plush bed. Cable TV and DVD players are provided, but you can also elect to unwind and unplug while watching the sunset from the comfort of a private patio.One Bedroom Plus Den Garden View villas are the largest accommodations of the bunch and the only ones to span two floors apiece. The bottom floor has a large living room and full kitchen, while the upper floor has the master bedroom, the bathroom, a garden- and pool-view balcony and the den, which includes a trundle bed.
Amenities – Air conditioning- Alarm clock- Balcony- Cable TV- Coffee maker- Hair dryer- Iron and ironing board- Shower- Sofa bed- TV with remote- Daily housekeeping- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Paper towels, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, salt and pepper
When you don’t feel like cooking in your accommodation, let the meals come to you at Temple Run Tavern, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in a casual Belizean atmosphere. Daily specials include familiar favorites prepared with Caribbean influences. When you’re beachfront, grab a drink at the resort’s palapa, which has tables located directly in the water.
X’tan Ha’s location on Ambergris Caye, the most popular island off the coast of Belize, gives you prime access to every tropical water sport imaginable, from fishing and jet skiing to kayaking, windsurfing and parasailing. You’re also a quarter mile from the world’s second-largest barrier reef – prime snorkeling scenery – not to mention the world-famous Great Blue Hole, a scuba-diver’s paradise. If you’d prefer to stay on land, hit the Maruba Jungle Spa, explore Mayan ruins or go on a cave tubing excursion.
How to Get There
Stayed a week in early November. This is after rainy season and a few weeks before busy season. Overall stay was nice, we lost hot water twice, but issue was resolved quickly. Staff is nice and accommodating.
The beat part about the resort by far is Barry and Karina, the ones who run the restaurant and bar and the bartender Ashton.
We have built a wonderful friendship with these people aver the last 3 years and they are 90% the reason we keep returning.
This was our first trip to Belize and we stayed here for 7 days, we were upgraded to a sea view villa. The accommodations were great. The Staff was amazing and helpful. Especially Selvin he was the definition of customer service.
Stayed here for 5 nights, the accommodations were nice, good AC, large fridge, microwave and 2 burner stovetop.
Comfortable beds and excellent housekeeping!
The only thing is that all of the water is salt water, u shower in it, and that makes ur skin and hair dry and uncomfortable. The hygiene products are not good quality either, the soap is like wax and the other products are very poor as well. Definitely bring ur own, along with bug spray the mosquitoes are reckless! The staff was good, the bartenders were friendly and funny, the food was good basic bar food, the resort is about 35-40 min in a golf cart from San Pedro so once ur up there ur stranded if u don’t have ur own golf cart. U can get them in town for 35$ 24 hours take that option, if not the resort rents them for 90$ 8 hours! A rip off.
Last thought, tuff enough tours is “supposed” to be on site to book tours and they were not there at ALL during our 5night/6 days.
The resort has free kayak use on a first come basis, that was a nice bonus. They also have stand up paddle boards, another reviewer mentioned they were fiber glass risks and the resort responded that they had been replaced when we visited they were still the old fiber glass infested ones.