Best Of Belize 2: A 4-Day Itinerary Of Things To Do Near San Pedro Belize

Recently we provided a sample itinerary for those who are visiting Las Terrazas Resort for the first time, but we can’t stop there. Though we recognize that many travelers prefer to not visit destinations they have already seen and experienced, the reality is that Belize offers so many wonderful sights, attractions, and excursions that you simply cannot see it all in one trip. Therefore, Las Terrazas Resort has created a sample itinerary for those returning guests who might be wondering what they can do on your second (or third… or sixth!) time around. For those of you who have already experienced Ambergris Caye, you will likely be more comfortable venturing into some of Belize’s off-the-beaten path adventures that you might not have considered during your first trip. Below is an example of some of the many things you can see and do for your return trip to the wonderful world of Belize.

Ocean Front Sea House

Arrival Day: Having stayed at our Belize boutique hotel once before, consider upgrading to one of Las Terrazas Resort’s more luxurious accommodations. After you unwind from your travels with our signature Rum Punch, head to your Ocean View Sea House that leads directly to the white sand beach or Penthouse suite where you can privately indulge in your very own jacuzzi or plunge pool from the third floor balcony. If you just want to rest and unwind from your travels, consider staying on the lush resort grounds and dining at Las Terrazas Resort’s on-site O Restaurant where you will enjoy top notch poolside service. Or, for those of you who are ready to get out on the town, consider a restaurant with a view so you can take in your new surroundings with a bang. Enjoy a meal at Stella’s Sunset, a quaint and intimate lagoon side restaurant with an incredible view of the sunset (hence its name!). Here you can watch the sun fall below the horizon from the dock, dip your toes in the sand as you dine near the shore, or enjoy s’mores around their community fire pit. This restaurant is a hidden gem that is often frequented by those more acquainted with Ambergris Caye and promises to please.

Beach side massage

Day 1: Since you’ve likely already checked out Secret Beach, head out to Tranquility Bay for the day, located 12 miles north of San Pedro Town. Away from the hustle and bustle, this secluded paradise offers a tranquil beach experience unlike any other. In fact, it is the only beach on Ambergris Caye where you can safely swim directly from the shore to the reef. Consider snorkeling this day so you can be amazed by all the marine life as you swim your way to the second largest barrier reef in the world. Be sure to bring your underwater camera or GoPro to capture the incredible sea life below. Refuel from your undersea explorations with cold beverages and lunch specials served right there on the beach. As for how to get there, we recommend that you travel by boat. While it is possible to travel by golf cart, this beach is so remote that it makes travel less easy. For a small fee, you can be picked up from the Las Terrazas Resort dock and delivered directly to Tranquility Bay. This option is easy, cheap, and allows you to maximize your time at the beach without having to deal with the otherwise two hour round-trip golf cart trek.

After a day at Tranquility Bay, head back to the resort for an even more tranquil evening. Following a day in the sun, you can decompress from your snorkeling adventure with a massage on the beach from Las Terrazas Resort’s very own Serenity Spa and Wellness Center. Offering total relaxation and bliss, this massage promises to lull you to sleep as the lapping waves and ocean breeze envelope you in peace and calm. Don’t forget to end the day with Happy Hour at O Restaurant. Offered every day from 4-6pm, this laid back end to the day will allow you to continue unwinding as you indulge in our fabulous cocktail creations. These options are pure Belizean bliss and the perfect way to close the day.

Belize Zoo

Day 2: Consider a trip to the mainland. Now that you have seen and experienced Ambergris Caye, head to Belize proper for an exciting day of excursions. We suggest a combination two-part excursion starting with the Belize Zoo. With more than 200 animals from 45 different species, this zoo will impress all who come. Come see Belize’s national animal, the tapir, up close and personal alongside other beautiful wildlife such as five native wildcat species, various monkeys, exotic birds, reptiles, and more. The native wildlife will leave a lasting impression and is sure to connect you to the heart of Belize all the more. 

After a few hours at the zoo, take advantage of your time on the mainland by experiencing another awesome adventure. Consider soaring high above a canopy of rainforest trees with a ziplining excursion where you can experience an aerial zip line tour as you traverse from one tree top platform to another via a steel cable that is secured 80 feet above ground. Or exchange heights for history and opt instead to explore the ancient Xunantunich Mayan Ruins. Located just a few miles from the western border of Belize, this ancient archaeological site boasts of the partially excavated and largest pyramid, El Castillo, which offers an amazing view of Belize’s Cayo District and Guatemala from 130 feet above ground.

Regardless of which adventure you choose, Las Terrazas Resort’s Front Desk staff will be more than happy to arrange this day trip of a lifetime. The friendly and knowledgeable Front Desk staff at Las Terrazas Resort will make all of the travel arrangements necessary to get to the mainland, so that whether you opt to go by air or by water, you will get there safe and sound and free of hassle.


Day 3: If your trip the Belize Zoo left you craving more of Belize’s incredible wildlife, be sure to visit the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, otherwise known as ACES Croc Rescue. Located in the heart of San Pedro Town, their crocodile and expedition tour is one experience that is unique only to the island. Setting it apart even further is the fact that it is an evening tour, leaving your day wide open for rest and relaxation on the beach. With ACES, you’ll join their expert croc team as you cruise through the Isla Bonita mangrove habitat into the night and search for crocodiles, birds, and other nocturnal wildlife. With our commitment to wildlife preservation, this is one tour that truly reflects the heart of both Las Terrazas Resort and Belize.

Sea turtle

Day 4: As your trip comes to a close, we can’t help but recommend that you get back in the aquamarine waters of Belize one last time. With the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef system directly offshore of Ambergris Caye, one visit really just isn’t enough to take it all in. Consider heading back out to the water where in just one day you can experience everything from sailing to snorkeling to a delicious beach bar-b-que right on the Caribbean Sea. With this excursion, you will sail just six miles north to Mexico Rocks for your first snorkel stop.  Mexico Rocks is known for many conch, banded shrimp, arrow crab, grunts, yellow tail snappers, and an assortment of Butterfly and Angelfish.  The site is protected from ocean swells and currents, so it makes for easier snorkeling, perfect for beginners.  Depth is only about 6 to 12 feet, so you can see everything up close, and with the Caribbean Sea offering such crystal-clear waters, visibility in this area about 50 feet or more. While you snorkel, your tour guide will prepare a delightful BBQ lunch for you that will include Tandori BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, Thai Pasta salad, green salad and coconut brownies. You’ll finish the afternoon with more snorkeling as you make the sail back to Las Terrazas Resort. 

After this full day excursion, we expect you to have worked up an appetite. If your excursion falls on a Friday, you have to experience Sushi Night at O Restaurant, where O Restaurant’s very own Chef Nolvin prepares all the sushi by hand. Chef Nolvin’s signature sushi includes a wide variety of sushi favorites including but not limited to tuna, salmon, eel, unagi, and lobster rolls. Not a Friday? That’s okay! Consider instead a private beach dinner where Chef Nolvin will customize a menu especially for you. Not only is this a romantic option for couples but is also a perfect dining experience for any group of friends or family members who are traveling together. Private beach dinners on Las Terrazas Resort’s beautiful white sand beach are such a unique event that we host no more than two per evening and is a personal, unforgettable, and irreplaceable dining experience.

We told you that you couldn’t experience all of Belize in just one trip! Prior to your departure, our US-based Reservations Office will be happy to provide you with a list of over 50 exciting tours that can be mixed and matched to create your dream vacation. Once upon Ambergris Caye, the concierge at Las Terrazas Resort’s Front Desk can assist you in planning last-minute excursions, as well as clarify any departure details. With so many native experiences that are off the beaten path, we know that you will leave your repeat trip nothing short of satisfied… and wanting to come back again, and again, and again.

Best of Belize: A 4-Day Itinerary for Your Dream Vacation

Are you curious what a vacation to Las Terrazas Resort on beautiful Ambergris Caye might look like? For our guests who have never traveled to Belize and are struggling to fit everything you’ve researched online into a four-day vacation, never you fear! Below is a fantastic standard itinerary to give you an idea of what you can accomplish during your time with us at Las Terrazas Resort. Of course every traveler is different, and our US-based Reservations Team looks forward to customizing an itinerary to perfectly fit all of your needs and preferences. 

Beach volleyball

Arrival Day: Upon your arrival to Ambergris Caye’s San Pedro Airstrip, you will be met by our personal resort van driver, Walter, who will warmly greet you and safely transport you to the local marina. From there, Las Terrazas Resort’s private boat captains will meet you and take you on the short, informative, and absolutely breathtaking boat ride to our beachfront hotel via the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea. As you step onto the renowned Las Terrazas Resort dock (a great place for photo ops!), you will be personally welcomed by our hospitable staff who will collect your luggage and offer you a Rum Punch and cold eucalyptus towel as they escort you to the open air Palapa Lobby for check in. Spend the rest of your evening getting settled and absorb the beauty of Belize. Take a shower, lounge by the pool, play games or start a game of volleyball on the beach, or confirm your excursion itinerary with the Front Desk as you unwind from your travels. (Please note, due to safety precautions at this time, guests will be escorted directly from the airport to Las Terrazas Resort on land via van.)


Day 1: Your adventure begins! Get into the water and do one of the things Belize is best known for – snorkel. Book a trip with our on-site, five-star PADI dive shop for a world-class underwater adventure: dive with turtles, explore the famous Great Blue Hole, and discover the sea life of the Belize Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest barrier reef system. Head back to the hotel for an afternoon nap or pool-side lounge before heading out to the ever so popular Truck Stop for dinner, drinks, and games. Founded by expats Ben and Joanna Popik, Belize’s first ever shipping container food park and beer garden always promises vacationers a great time. Just a short golf cart ride from the hotel, this happening island spot offers a variety of food and a laid-back atmosphere, including but not limited to great music and activities like watching an outdoor poolside movie, singing karaoke, heading on stage for a live version of Family Feud, or playing ping pong and corn-hole.

Cave tubing

Day 2: Having spent your first day under the water, head to the mainland for an equally exotic excursion. Our cave tubing and zip lining packages allow you to discover the secrets of the Mayans as you explore underground river caves and zip through the jungle along a network of tree-top platforms. This experience is the perfect blend of education and exploration as you will see and learn about ancient Mayan culture by way of thrilling adventure. Because this excursion is on the mainland, it’s a fun and full day and will put you back at Las Terrazas Resort just in time for dinner. Consider ordering room service or a made-to-order pizza from O Restaurant as you unwind from day 2 of vacation in your luxury resort residence for the night.

Secret Beach

Day 3: After all the adventure of your first two days, take it easy with a day at Secret Beach. Hailed as one of the top 5 swimming spots in Ambergris Caye, this once hidden gem is growing in popularity. Though it is not much of a “secret” anymore, it’s not too crowded to be a nuisance and is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. A beautiful boat ride away, this beach is located north of San Pedro and is known for having a laid back and relaxing vibe with beach tunes from the local taco truck and the amazing view of the mangrove islands off in the distance. The warm, clear blue waters are the most amazing place to take a dip and paddleboat, kayak, or canoe. The palapas offer a serene place to wander off to enjoy the view quietly, but the beach itself is a tad more lively, attracting visitors to the quaint and quirky restaurants, food trucks, and bars that line the waters. Whether you want to snooze on the sand with a drink in hand, binge on bar food, try out a new water toy, or swim the day away, Secret Beach has something for everyone. After a day in the sun, consider heading back to the hotel for dinner at Las Terrazas Resort’s renowned O Restaurant. A TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award Winner, our restaurant serves international, Caribbean, and Central American cuisine, presenting only the freshest, in-season, and locally sourced ingredients on the island. Chef Nolvin Catalan is a whiz in the kitchen and creates the most exquisite dishes. He enjoys being kept on his toes and is eager to create special requests on the spot. 

San Pedro Town

Day 4: For your fourth and final day on Ambergris Caye, get out on the town. Rent one of our golf carts and explore San Pedro, only a 20-minute ride from Las Terrazas Resort. With the island only being three streets wide, it’s easy to navigate on your own. Start your morning off with a walk along the beach, a casual game of beach volleyball, or organizing a beach BBQ on our white sand beach. You’ll definitely want to do some souvenir shopping while you’re in town, so be sure to check out the San Pedrano Town Artisan Market, a cute new marketplace that recently popped up and offers local gifts and mementos that are handcrafted by local Belizeans. Don’t forget to enjoy a Belikin Beer, Belize’s local brew, or stop by the Belize Chocolate Company for some coffee and a tasty treat. While walking about, be sure to curb your hunger with Ambergris Caye’s tasty street food, and then cool off with a deliciously refreshing Belizean popsicle from local business owner Regina Sansores with Las Paletas. And lest you think we have forgotten to mention the best part (local restaurants, of course!), rest assured we have your night cut out for you with one of the best outings of all time—the Belize Food Tour. This amazing local company, with fantastic tour guides, will guide you to all of the best local fare as you discover the island’s culture and history through food. As you walk throughout San Pedro, you will hit up several of the island’s best eateries – from long standing popular restaurants like Elvi’s Kitchen to mom and pop hole-in-the-walls like Brianna’s Food Palace and other lesser known but well-kept gems on the island. This unique dining experience will let you taste all the local flavors in one fun-filled night.

As you can see, Ambergris Caye offers so much adventure. Does it sound too adventurous? Consider instead a more relaxing option like a scrumptious poolside brunch at O Restaurant (our famous fry jacks are a must try!), followed by an afternoon full of treatments at our onsite Serenity Spa, and ending the day with a romantic private beach dinner complete with Chef Nolvin’s three course menu designed specifically for you. No matter what you have in mind for your vacation, Ambergris Caye and Las Terrazas Resort can make it happen. Book a reservation today and allow us to customize the trip of your dreams.

Places to Worship on Ambergris Caye

We know that many visitors to Belize like to continue worshipping even while on vacation to Las Terrazas Resort, both for their own spiritual nourishment as well as to experience the unique worship styles that present themselves in international contexts. Ambergris Caye is a cultural melting pot in terms of ethnicity and language, and their spirituality and faith practices are no exception. With different customs and cultures comes varying faith backgrounds, and the island’s religious diversity is well displayed by its vast array of local congregations. At Las Terrazas Resort, we understand that the guests who walk through our palapa are just as unique and diverse in their spirituality as those who inhabit the island, and we want to make sure our guests have everything they need to nourish their bodies, minds, and souls while away from home. We hope that this list of churches, mosques, and various other places of worship will prove to be helpful as you seek out opportunities to explore and practice your faith while on Ambergris Caye.

One thing to note: because Belize is primarily a Christian country, the information on Protestant and Catholic churches is more accessible and readily available. While various other faith practices do exist and flourish on the island, their information is more easily communicated via word of mouth on the island. As such, feel free to contact our Reservations Office for more information and details concerning your preferred house of worship.


Living Word Church, located on Jade Street in San Pedro, is known for having a warm and kind congregation with a pastor who powerfully preaches the Word of God. They deeply care about their community and strive to make an impact on those God has placed them among. Services are offered on Sundays at 10:45am and 7:30pm with opportunities for men and women to fellowship together on Thursdays at 7:30pm and Wednesdays at 7:30pm respectively. Kids’ Sunday School and nursery classes are also available on Sundays. Our very own Head of Dining, Noreen Thomas attends this congregation so be sure to wave hello if you see her!

Sagebrush Church is another non-denominational Christian church on Ambergris Caye. With live worship, children’s programming, and on-site pastoral staff available to answer your questions and assist you in an authentic worship experience, Sagebrush is another great option for Protestant church goers. Located on Laguna Drive, Sagebrush offers worship services on Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am as well as on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Children’s programming for ages 6 weeks through 11 years old are offered at all three services.


The majority of Belizeans are Catholic and as such there is a predominant Catholic church on the island. For more unique and picturesque island ambiance, check out San Pedro Roman Catholic Church. Located right on the beach, this beautiful faith community offers an exceptionally spiritual experience as the relaxing sound of the crashing waves nearby enhances your time of worship.  Daily Mass is offered in English on Monday thru Saturday at 7:00am. Sunday Mass is offered at 8:00am and 10:00am (English) and 7:00pm (Spanish).


Muslim worshippers can find Masjed Al-Akramin in San Pedro Town. Here you can gather alongside the island’s Muslim congregants for the five daily prayers or attend a Friday congregation sermon. Though information about this community is sparse online, our Front Desk team would be happy to contact the local Imam to let him know of your arrival and to best accommodate your spiritual needs while on the island.

Church of Latter-Day Saints

The Church of Latter-Day Saints has more recently opened their doors in the old Blue Rails Condos right on the beach. Located on the corner of Sea Grape and Coconut, this LDS Branch offers English services on Sundays at 10:00am.

Jehovah’s Witness

Located on Sea Grape Drive in San Pedro Town, this Jehovah’s Witness community offers services in Kriol, English, and Spanish, appealing to the various Belizeans who inhabit the island. Worship times are as follows:

Kriol – Tuesdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 5:00pm

English – Thursdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 10:00am

Spanish – Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 6:30pm


For those who do not find it necessary to seek out a local congregation, but still prefer to set aside a time of quiet meditation and reflection, consider practicing yoga on Las Terrazas Resort’s beachfront property. Yoga mats are provided in each room and our ever-efficient staff would be happy to arrange a private lesson (single or group) for you on Las Terrazas Resort’s signature dock that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

While experiencing the wonderous creation and landscape that surrounds Ambergris Caye is a spiritual encounter all on its own, we hope that this list will encourage and enhance your faith as you seek to continue worshipping while away from your regular congregation. For more information on any of the above fellowships, please contact our offices today.

Planning A San Pedro Belize Wedding


If you are looking for information on our seamless beach destination wedding process and the staff member who makes those dreams come true, then look no further. We are pleased to introduce Carolyn Stone, Director of Sales!

Having been on staff for more than 10 years, Carolyn knows the ins and outs of both Las Terrazas Resort and Ambergris Caye and all that it takes to host fabulous group parties and events on our Caribbean beach front property. She is commonly referred to as a “Wedding Coordinator” by the couples who choose to marry in Belize, but her actual title is Director of Sales and Marketing for Las Terrazas Resort. She wears many hats throughout her work day, including Director of Sales and Marketing, where she is responsible for daily sales efforts and digital advertising; Revenue Manager, in which she oversees the Reservations Team and manages all room rates and inventory; and Group Sales and Events Manager, where she secures group contracts and plans all events. Carolyn has twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry, coordinating large scale events such as Cirque du Soleil to much smaller anniversary and family dinners, including serving as the Director of Catering for a 4-star hotel in Houston.

Carolyn is based in our Houston office (a great place to work, although it doesn’t have to same view as the beachside office in Belize!), where she creates events in conjunction with wedding couples or corporate clients along with our team on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The event planning process is so thorough and efficient that as the date of the event nears, Carolyn is able to seamlessly pass it off to our experienced Las Terrazas Resort team. Before your plane lands in Belize, our General Managers, Assistant General Manager, Housekeeping, Chef, and Food and Beverage Manager will be prepared to perfectly execute your dream wedding.

In addition to coordinating with the event staff at Las Terrazas Resort, Carolyn also collaborates with vendors on all the details such as entertainment, photography, flowers, and more. Often times these working relationships turn into personal friendships, like the one that Carolyn and Olivera Russo share. As a photographer who shoots many weddings here at Las Terrazas, Oli says:

“I met Carolyn Stone years ago, and I was struck by her professionalism and the way she was involved in her business. I love working with people who are dedicated to their work, who care about the smallest details, and who are always checking what I need to make things better. We constantly chat about our weddings and events, and when we meet in person, we constantly talk about our work.

“I absolutely love working with Carolyn. She values her work and treats her clients like her friends. Passion for her job is what defines her. A happy personality, she makes you feel comfortable the moment you enter her office. She values my input and she is doing her very best to give her clients the best experience they ever had.

“A successful business requires one thing: PASSION, and Carolyn is one of the most passionate people I know about her job. Even if I talk with our clients and I know all the details, I always double check with Carolyn and she always replies back to me with smallest details, making sure nothing falls between the cracks. For these reasons and so many more, I love working with her!”

We know that some couples might be concerned to hear that their wedding planner is not actually on site for their big day, and we want to alleviate those fears. What begins with a thorough questionnaire evolves into a detailed Banquet Event Order that subsequently allows for plenty of emails, phone calls, and conversations to follow in order to plan the most spectacular and intimate weddings. Additionally, Las Terrazas Resort is actually known for hosting the largest weddings on Ambergris Caye. What makes them so truly successful is that Carolyn and the team are in constant communication during the planning process as well as while the event is taking place. Despite her absence during the beachfront ceremonies, the resort team is faithful to send Carolyn photos, videos, and updates that allow her to manage the details from afar if need be.

If Carolyn’s resume and experience are not enough to quell any doubts you may have about planning a wedding remotely, we know a bride’s perspective sure will. Carolyn is known for her personal interest in the couple and often arranges to meet with brides to hear their wedding dreams in person. Amy Dauble-Madigan married in Belize in June of 2017 (read all about why they chose Las Terrazas Resort for their destination wedding here and had this to say about working with Carolyn:

“Carolyn went above and beyond for us, making everything unique to what we wanted for our special day and our special vacation with family. We never felt like there was a delay in communication or that we couldn’t let Carolyn know our requests. Actually, I almost felt like she gave more attention because she was planning the wedding long distance. Her email responses were super fast and that was great when you have random thoughts as a bride of possibilities and want to check with your wedding planner first. We were able to just send a quick email and get an almost immediate response rather than have to wait for a phone call and/or a meeting. However, with that said, she was also available for phone calls to chat with me and my husband and despite being in different cities, she even offered for in-town meetings! We didn’t feel the need to meet with Carolyn before our wedding, but we loved her (and our wedding) so much that she actually came to the airport during our layover in Dallas to give us a hug and say congratulations right after our wedding! It was so lovely to have that kind of genuine level of care and sincere effort she put into our wedding planning and the relationship you create doing so!

“Carolyn puts her brides first. She is trustworthy and committed to making everyone feel confident in their day before they go to Belize. When we requested a coconut rum punch toast instead of a champagne toast – Carolyn said that has never been done before, but she’d be willing to make it happen! And ta-da! It happened. When we wanted our own arch for the ceremony, she said her team could build one. There was never this pressure to do anything that wasn’t in our vision. It was very customized, but also with nice suggestions from someone who has been doing this for so long! Carolyn knows the lay of the land, how things work, what her team can do and she’s also confident, which makes you feel like everything will go seamlessly. We never felt like her being a long-distance coordinator lacked detail or confusion once we got there on wedding day.

“Carolyn is friendly, personable, relatable and confident. These are all qualities I wanted in someone to help me plan my special day. Honestly, we picked Las Terrazas Resort specifically because of her personality and expertise. In my opinion, it was hard to find wedding planners specifically in Belize who are as relatable, realistic, friendly, warm, excited and as much of an expert as Carolyn is.”

Our guests love Carolyn… and Carolyn loves our brides, grooms, and their weddings just as much. When asked what she loves about planning destination weddings at Las Terrazas Resort, she emphasizes the simplicity of the destination. The décor is our white sand beach, gently swaying palm trees, the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea, with the second largest barrier reef system in the world as a backdrop. Because the focus of a Las Terrazas Resort beach wedding is not on the material items like décor and party favors that are more typically highlighted in a Pinterest-style wedding, the couple has instead selected our Belizean hotel with a desire to focus on each other as well as their closest family members and friends. When planning weddings at her previous hotel in Houston, Texas, weddings consisted of 200 or more guests—most likely people that were not in the couple’s day to day life. On the contrary, those who are genuinely closest to the bride and groom will go to the expense of attending a beach destination wedding on Ambergris Caye, making it especially intimate and memorable.


Our Director of Sales Carolyn Stone is highly professional and personable and is the woman you want to make all of your Belize destination wedding (or group event) dreams come true. Her experience and personality combine together as an unstoppable force that wows couples with her beautifully crafted, flawless, and intimate wedding ceremonies that they will cherish and remember for the rest of their lives. Contact Carolyn to begin planning your wedding or event today.

5 Reasons To Choose A San Pedro Belize Hotel Over A Rental Property

In today’s modern world, we are privileged to have a variety of options when it comes to vacation lodging. From hotels and motels to resorts, bed and breakfasts and even the more recent inception of vacation home rentals, the opportunities are endless, and choosing a place to stay can be overwhelming. When planning a “bucket list” vacation such as Belize, we invite you to explore not only Las Terrazas Resort but also other independent Belize hotels for your unBELIZEable vacation. Below are just a few reasons why we believe that hotels are the best choice for once in a lifetime vacation destinations like Ambergris Caye.

1. Live in Luxury While Airbnb-type options are great when it comes to experiencing a home away from home, the wonderful thing about taking a tropical vacation is that you aren’t at home-you’re in paradise! While staying at a Belize luxury hotel like ours, you should expect nothing short of extravagance. Resorts are unique in that they provide both the casual comforts of home while doing so in style. An independent Belize hotel offers what a vacation home rental simply cannot – a luxe lifestyle for the entirety of your stay.

More specifically speaking, at Las Terrazas Resort, we do all the dirty work for you! While cooking is certainly an option (and groceries stocking services are available), O Restaurant satisfies all of your nutritional and foodie needs without you ever having to lift a finger to filet a fish or wash a plate.  Our on-site restaurant is run by head Chef Nolvin Catalan, who provides the perfect fusion of international, Caribbean, and Central American cuisine, from traditional comfort food to fine dining.

While staying at Las Terrazas Resort in Belize, you won’t have to spend your precious vacation time cleaning either. Vacation homes often require mandatory fees for housekeeping service, and yet many tend to tack on check out instructions that are required of guests before they can leave. Not so at our boutique resort! Our staff provides daily housekeeping services where your entire residence will be cleaned and your amenities restocked. We also offer an evening turn-down service, allowing you to enter a room that has been prepared with your ultimate comfort and relaxation in mind (ask us how you can treat your travel partner to locally crafted truffles at bedtime!).

Why cook and clean if you don’t have to? At Las Terrazas Resort, you’re on vacation and we allow you to fully live like it.2. Contribute to the Community Local island resorts are a great way to contribute to the community. Many travelers look for opportunities to give back to the communities that they are visiting and booking your stay at a local hotel does just that. While vacation homes primarily benefit the homeowner alone, staying at a local hotel or resort helps contribute to society overall. Hotels have many employees and staying at one will help contribute to the local economy and job market, which will help Ambergris Caye and beyond to flourish. Not only that but when you stay at Las Terrazas Resort, our small staff will become a part of your vacation experience. We love posing with you in your vacation photos and sharing what life is like on Ambergris Caye. At Las Terrazas Resort, you aren’t just contributing to the community – you are connecting with real hearts and lives.

3. Personal assistance at your service Unlike many motels and vacation homes, island resorts offer the Belizean warmth and hospitality of a staff that is designed to meet your every need. Rather than spending your time on Google figuring out what to do or staring at maps to get from point A to point B, our Front Desk and Concierge teams are ready and willing to help with all local arrangements and suggestions. From reservations at island restaurants, to planning all of your excursions and transportation needs on the island of Ambergris Caye to the mainlaind, our friendly and professional staff family is available for any questions or special requests during your stay at Las Terrazas Resort. Let us help you plan the best vacation possible!

4. Large group accommodations People often opt for vacation home rentals because they believe that they will best accommodate their large groups and families. And while that is certainly a perk to Airbnb and other rental companies, don’t assume that resorts are just for couples or small groups. The unique thing about Las Terrazas Resort is that we don’t just offer rooms, we offer residences. Families and large groups can book one to two story residences with two to three bedrooms and floor plans ranging from 1,000-3,000 square feet. Put the notion of a hotel room aside and embrace the reality of what we actually offer – glamorous Caribbean beach front homes, garden view luxury villas, and Penthouses with private plunge pools or Jacuzzis on their private balconies to name a few.

5. Affordable prices Many people often assume that Airbnb, VRBO, and other vacation home properties are more affordable than resorts. However, the prices are more comparable than many think. While home rentals may initially appear to be cheaper, the fine print is where it all adds up. By the time taxes and cleaning fees are added to the bill, the final price is often the same as a resort bill—without a hotel’s amenities.

Not only that, but resorts offer deals and specials to make their property even more affordable. Be sure to check out Las Terrazas Resort’s Specials and Packages page to learn about how you can escape and save at one of the best places to stay in Belize.

As you consider your vacation to Ambergris Caye, we encourage you to consider our luxury spa resort to meet your lodging needs. We truly believe that our Belize property, and others like it, will allow you to live your best life on your dream Belizean vacation. Click here to book your stay today!