Are you a weekend warrior? If you are, then you might know that a huge part of enjoying epic weekend getaways revolves around making the most of those long weekends. And with quite a few holidays still left for 2023 – like Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and Indigenous People’s Resistance Day and Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize – there are still plenty of opportunities to get away for just a little while. Perched on the beaches of Belize’s Ambergris Caye, Victoria House Resort & Spa is the perfect “home base” for a long weekend spent in beautiful Belize. In as little as three days, you can enjoy a balanced blend of relaxation, exciting excursions, and island experiences. Here’s how to make the most of idyllic long weekends at the dreamy Victoria House Resort & Spa.
How to Enjoy Long Weekends at Victoria House Resort & Spa
Lying just a short puddle jumper flight away from Belize’s Philip Goldson International Airport, Victoria House Resort sits south of San Pedro Town. Enjoy complimentary transport from the San Pedro airport to this intimate beachfront property and get to unwind with a refreshing welcome cocktail.
Spend Day 1 of your long weekend at Victoria House soaking up the island vibe at the infinity-edge pool or on the private beach. Or, explore the town of San Pedro by golf cart and take in the views of sandy streets lined with charming houses, seafood restaurants, and beach bars.
Once you’ve gotten your fill of the buzzing island life, head back to Victoria House where three high-quality culinary establishments await: the Poolside Patio, Admiral Nelson’s Beach Bar, and Palmilla Restaurant. After a gourmet dinner of fresh, local seafood on the stunning waterfront, retreat to your accommodations, whether a spacious villa with a private pool, luxurious suite, or romantic tropical Casita.
Begin Day 2 with a delicious homemade omelet or traditional Caribbean breakfast at Palmilla Restaurant or an al fresco breakfast on the pool deck. Consult with the experienced team at the on-site PADI-certified Fantasea Dive Shop on the property’s pier before setting out for a snorkeling adventure at the scenic Hol-Chan Marine Reserve – just a short boat ride away – or an offshore dive trip to the world-known Blue Hole dive site.
Cap off the day of underwater adventure in warm, tropical Caribbean waters with cold beer and fresh ceviche at Admiral Nelson’s Beach Bar.
On Day 3, enjoy a slow morning and a relaxing paddle board excursion before checking in for a spa treatment at the resort’s 3,500-square-foot spa and fitness facility styled in a locally inspired Caribbean theme and set amongst coconut palms.
Relax and invigorate the mind, body, and spirit with a body scrub treatment followed by a customized facial, reflexology session, and berry chia and mint smoothie. Enjoy the extraordinary, personalized service at the resort into the evening, and toast to an adventurous long weekend bookended by the height of relaxation and barefoot luxury.
Nothing beats a weekend spent relaxing and resetting before diving into the following work week. Let Ambergris Caye’s Victoria House Resort & Spa be your go-to long weekend retreat, in 2023 and beyond.
Photos courtesy of Victoria House Resort & Spa.