Recognized Gold Standard Hotels that are Certified in Ambergris Caye

by McNab Editorial Team

During the downtime of Belize postponing its previous August 15 airport reopening date, hotels continue to work towards Gold Standard Recognition by the Belize Tourism Board. Announced August 28, Belize will reopen its international airport for leisurely travel on October 1, 2020, for Phase 3 of its Travel Reopening Plan. As Belize plans to welcome back travelers as of Phase 3 of its Reopening Travel Plan, the BTB has created a Tourism Gold Standard Recognition program to enhance hotels for the safety of travelers. If you’re looking to base yourself on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, find the properties you can choose from at Belize’s reopening.

The Full List of Gold Standard Hotels Certified in Ambergris Caye:

Those denoted with ☆ are approved for reopening in Belize’s Tourism Safe Corridor on October 1st.

Special spotlight on Gold Standard Hotels on Ambergris Caye approved for Reopening:

Victoria House Resort and Spa

Victoria House Resort & Spa is an intimate and luxurious resort and is absolutely perfect for couples looking to just get away from it all, or a place to spend that perfect honeymoon. With the gorgeous beaches just outside your door, it’s no wonder many of our guests say that the best part of their trip was, quite simply, the relaxation. Victoria House is located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. They are opening on October 1st. The hotel is offering 50% off with resort credit if you book October 1 – 31st.

Grand Caribe Resort

Photo Courtesy: Grand Caribe

Wondering where to stay in Belize? Grand Caribe Belize truly has a place for everyone. From spacious Caribbean-themed, Belize family resort condos, to luxurious beachfront walkouts or our cozy studios, you’ll find the perfect place to stay—all with outstanding beach and pool access. Featuring 800 feet of beachfront along the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef, Grand Caribe offers spectacular views and easy access to water activities or simply lounging by the shore. Two restaurants, including the island’s only rooftop bar, an on-site market, and a swim-up pool bar are all available on Grand Caribe’s beachside property.

Ramon’s Village Resort

If you’re looking for an unforgettably tropical getaway in Ambergris Caye, look no further than Ramon’s Village Resort! Hidden within a tropical garden on the property, this beachfront and scuba diving resort offers breathless views of the Belize Barrier Reef just steps away from your palm-thatched cabana. Ramon’s Village Resort as everything you’ll need to enjoy an authentic Belize vacation!

Escape Away Belize

Escape away is a private villa that offers a private tropical stay. Situated on the beachfront of the stunning island of Ambergris Caye, this private villa makes for the perfect stay for those looking to unwind in the sunshine.  The villa has plenty of places to unwind from the 450-foot infinity swimming pool, sun deck with new lounge chairs, a private beach, or private resort size dock featuring a huge gazebo, you can guarantee to find a place to relax. The villa comes with its private chef making for the perfect home away from home.


Ambergris Caye Hotels Expected to Open in November (or later) that are in the process of completing Gold Standard Certification:

The Landings at Tres Cocos Resort – Ambergris Caye 

belize San Pedro Ambergris Caye

With beachfront accommodations, The Landings at Tres Cocos, which includes Bermuda Beach and Bermuda Landings, provides vacation rental condominiums to make your Belize vacation truly unforgettable. Located just north of the bridge at the cut, these adjacent properties are less than one mile from San Pedro Town; close enough to restaurants, bars, and shopping yet far enough away to be quiet and relaxing.

Sunbreeze Hotel – Ambergris Caye 

Planning on vacationing at La Isla Bonita? Try Sunbreeze Belize SunBreeze Hotel, a perfect place to stay in Ambergris Caye to enjoy the San Pedro Sun and ocean breeze! SunBreeze Hotel offers spacious and comfortable seafront accommodations and an array of amenities. Here, enjoy their onsite Dive Center, Restaurant and Bar, Massage Studio, Sun deck pool and gazebo, and much more!

If you’ve decided on visiting San Pedro, let SunBreeze Suites be your choice! This beachfront resort with 21 Ocean Front Suites can be found in the heart of town, within a half-mile of the Belize Barrier Reef. Each suite’s private balcony offers sweeping views of the crystalline Caribbean Sea with a laid-back ambiance to match.

Matachica Resort – San Pedro

matachica resort beach san pedro

A short taxi ride by speedboat from San Pedro’s bustling city life brings you to Matachica Resort, one of the most relaxed resorts on island time in Ambergris Caye. Here, a dreamy digital detox reduces your adult-only vacation to just the essentials in Belize. That is a thatched cottage, the glistening Caribbean Sea, and the delicately-pale Belizean beach.

Travel regulations and requirements are subject to change as new developments in COVID-19 arise. It is important to visit before booking travel or visiting Belize.

What’s the best way to get to the island

San Pedro Belize Express Water taxi offers transport to and from Belize City, Caye Caulker and San Pedro. Ferry’s are  provided daily on an hourly basis. Due to COVID 19 International Travel Restrictions. SPBE Water Taxi has decided to temporarily suspend online bookings however you can email [email protected] for further assistance with planning your journey.  During the initial stage of Belize’s reopening traveller are being advised to get to the island via domestic flights. Flights from the Belize International Airport to Ambergris Caye is a 15 minute journey.

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