Inside Victoria House Resort & Spa, Where Paradise and Luxury Are Redefined  

by Larry Waight

Belize is a popular tourist destination in Central America, growing with popularity each passing year. Even Covid has not stopped visitors, though there was a hiatus while Belize’s international airport remained closed. Now, with the Belize Tourism Board’s testing and safety protocols in place and those working in Belize’s tourism industry vaccinated while taking necessary precautions, Belize is once again welcoming visitors.

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Among resort destinations in Belize, Ambergris Caye is the most popular. With its vibrant party scene centered around the town of San Pedro and its proximity both to the mainland and the Belize Barrier Reef, it’s no wonder that this island has been a top vacation spot for everyone from celebrities like Madonna to students alike on spring break.

Roam the cobblestone streets of San Pedro. Image courtesy Roeming Belize

While the crowds and the non-stop activity can be great for many travelers, others desire a more exclusive or laid-back atmosphere. Some visitors want more upscale accommodations and amenities. Others just want more privacy than is common in such a popular destination.

Is it possible to have the best of both worlds? Can you enjoy all the hustle and activity of San Pedro while also being able to retreat to your own private space?

Thanks to the Victoria House Resort and Spa, you can have it all.

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Casa Blanca at Victoria House Resort & Spa

A beach front resort, Victoria House offers a variety of elegant and spacious accommodations. You can get a casita or villa just a few steps from the Caribbean Sea, for example. Suites and rooms are also available. All are air-conditioned and have balconies or patios. Free Wi-Fi is a given, of course.

Most rooms have ocean or pool views and have mahogany furniture that is made on-site. Vintage prints, naturalist sketches and four-poster king beds with mosquito netting create a nostalgic, romantic ambience that hearkens back to a prior, golden age of travel.

All the accommodations come with room safes and minibars. Some units come with full kitchens which include all the appliances you could wish for as well as granite countertops.

The attention to detail is impressive. No matter what type of accommodation you request, you will find that it is tastefully and romantically decorated, making for special memories with your loved one. Or, if you come with the entire family – there are child-friendly touches and activities available as well.

Special details such as chemical-free toiletries and Maya hammocks for you to relax in while you enjoy the breeze off the ocean remind you that the owners and staff of Victoria House take great pride in looking after all the details to make your stay memorable.

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The incorporation of natural spaces with the resort amenities makes Victoria House stand out. You’ll enjoy the scent and color of exotic flora such as bougainvillea and hibiscus while you relax on your deck or walk along the private beach.

The resort provides hammocks, lounge chairs and snorkeling gear as well as kayak, paddle board and bicycle rentals. Two beautiful pools – an infinity pool and a beach-side one – provide guests with freshwater swimming options.

If you’d like to go snorkeling, fishing or diving – the proximity of the Belizean Barrier Reef makes it easy to arrange your adventure. You can do so from the comfort of the resort or, if you feel adventurous, you can try sailing into San Pedro on the free shuttle provided by the hotel.

In addition to possible excursions, you will find a lot going on in Ambergris Cayes’s only town. There are a wide variety of restaurants and shops, many of which feature authentic Belizean products. You’ll also find live music playing in many venues as well as cafes, pubs, bowling alleys and cinema… there are often festivals or contests to entertain you, and there are always friendly people to chat with. There are a few churches and other buildings to see, and the local open-air market can be of interest.

If you enjoy reggae, Latin or Afro-Caribbean music, you will easily find what you seek in terms of live music in the evenings in San Pedro. Of course, you may decide you don’t need to leave Victoria House even for this type of active entertainment, as the resort offers live music a couple of times a week as well as offering daily happy hour drink specials.

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Dine at their Palmilla Restaurant, Admiral Nelson’s Beach Bar, or Poolside Patio.

If you’d prefer a more private candlelit or starlit dinner, the Palmilla Restaurant at the Victoria House can provide delicious seafood in a lovely atmosphere. Or, if you’d like something more exclusive – the management can arrange private charters and other options for you.

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Another romantic option for you and your loved one might be a couples’ massage. With a full-service spa, completely modern and state-of-the-art spa, fitness center, yoga classes and child-friendly therapies, then Victoria House can meet all of your needs in this area.

As you can see, if you choose to stay at the Victoria House on Ambergris Caye, you may never set foot off the resort, since you’ll find so many amenities on site. However, if you choose to explore the island and take excursions to the barrier reef of the mainland – then this resort makes a convenient and luxurious home base during your wonderful Belizean vacation. 

 All other images not captioned courtesy Victoria House Resort & Spa

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