Grand Caribe Ocean Front Luxury with Superb Amenities, on the Beach
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
My condo is a spacious and luxurious 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1500 square foot unit. It is one of the few first floor condos(no climbing a flight of stairs) directly on the beach with spectacular views of the Caribbean. Read what a recent visitor from Sweden said. "Hi Jay, Everything is fantastic!! We have been out diving several times and doing some fishing as well. Your condo is marvelous, fully equiped with everything one could ask for. We very much enjoyed our stay."
Read on to learn more about my condo or better yet, watch my video to see the many reasons you will want to reserve A3.
No matter what you do at the Grand Caribe: Relaxing at one of seven swimming pools while enjoying a drink at the swim-up bar, taking an all day adventure to the most spectacular Barrier Reef snorkeling and scuba sites, in the Northern Hemisphere, cave tubing or visiting ancient Mayan ruins, you will relish the thought of returning to your condo to enjoy the comforts of your relaxing, perfectly appointed and air conditioned retreat.
The condo is complete with a gourmet kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a dinner of delicacies. The master bedroom suite has a king bed and views of the Caribbean. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower There are 3 flat screen TV's with satellite programming. One is in each bedroom and one is in the living room. Wireless internet access is available at no charge. Luxurious bed linens, pillows and coverlets grace each bedroom. The furniture and art work, created in Belize, reflect the traditions of the tropics. Canterra tile floors provide a cool and relaxing atmosphere along with mahogany cabinetry and ceiling fans.
The location surpasses all others. It is a short golf cart ride to the charming fishing village of San Pedro and walking distance to many excellent restaurants and bars.
To give you a more complete description I have included a Welcome message that guests find in my condo to guide them on their way to a 'Luxurious Adventure'.
Welcome to Mr Jay’s Casa de Belize
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the front desk by friendly staff that will be taking care of all your needs during your stay at the Grand Caribe Belize Resort. While you are there, make a reservation for the onsite restaurant “Rain” for early cocktails and dinner for that night. You will find excellent food and great ambiance at this roof top, 4th floor restaurant and terrace named Rain. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hugo master chef, originally from Spain and his wife Victoria, own and manage the restaurant with spectacular views of the Caribbean. This year they have opened a new and very romantic, Italian inspired restaurant on the third level below Rain named Uvo, specializing in homemade pasta, seafood and daily gourmet fare.
In the morning have breakfast at Ak-Bol, a yoga retreat. Make it there before 10 AM to get a good seat at the bar looking out to the sea. You will find this “Cheers” kind of place about 200 yards to the south (REMEMBER LEFT FOOT IN THE WATER, YOU ARE GOING SOUTH, RIGHT FOOT IN THE WATER YOU ARE GOING NORTH). Say hi to Melio, the owner, originally from Chicago and his wife Kirsten who I'm told is one of the best yoga instructors in Belize. Favorite delights: start with a Belican beer and I suggest you have a couple of salbutes or puposas (chicken, beef or fish). This and a little Maria’s hot sauce and you will be ready for whatever the day has to offer. You also may want to try their Fry Jacks with a fresh tropical fruit plate, most delicious. Morning and afternoon Yoga classes are available for a small fee. One and a half hour full body massage in their upstairs grass hut is highly recommended. You can ask Melio when you are at Ak-Bol to make a reservation.
There are many excursions to enjoy. There is a detail description of each in the information booklet in your unit. Call the Grand Caribe concierge to book your tours including the Lamanai Jungle River Cruise and Mayan Ruins excursion. Want to relax? Spend some time at the swim-up pool bar and café serving tropical drinks and local fare. If you go fishing you can bring back your catch and have the pool cafe prepare it or take it to Akbol to make a feast for you.
Water taxis are readily available for transportation North and South. Have the front desk notify the dock attendant to hail one down. Golf carts are available for rent through Grand Caribe. Dial 0 for the front desk to make a reservation. They have carts available at the resort. You can rent for the day or by the hour if you need a quick trip to town. Carts are a good way to explore the fishing village of San Pedro. It is a charming Caribbean town with good shopping, grocery stores and plenty of bars and restaurants. There is a $5 US round trip toll to cross the bridge into San Pedro. Stop by Fido’s for a drink and I’m told it’s a great place in the evening to see and be seen in town. Also the Blue Water Grill near the airport is on the beach and serves very good local fare. You might want to explore the beautiful resort of Victoria House just a little south of San Pedro.
Other Restaurants to Try:
Palapas, just north of San Pedro at the hardware store circle is a thatched roof bar and restaurant. Good place to hang out and feel the sway of the sea while enjoying good food and drinks. Ask the bartender for markers to add your name to the rungs of the railings. Tell them Mr. Jay sent you and ask for a “Lou” burger”, a specialty created by Lou Gentine of Sargento Cheese Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin. We were all together when Lou concocted this most unusual burger and it has now made its way as a permanent item on the menu.
Capricorn – high end restaurant comes with good recommendations. It is about a mile North, on the beach. Call them at 226-2809 for reservations. You can take a water taxi or walk there along the water.
Ahi Restaurant is just a little north of the Grand Caribe. Take the road or beach path. Lovely outdoor restaurant on the water. Quaint and romantic.
A must do, Sunday Funday at Crazy Canuks, just south of the airport. Live local talent starts playing around 3PM great fun afternoon.
Some Things to Know:
Wireless Internet service is available at no charge. You can log on to either Belkin.ad4 password ce866cb4. Or you can log onto Grand Caribe Guest password ilovegrandcaribe. This one is good if you want to use the Internet at the pool.
The paintings in the Condo were purchased at Belize Arts which is located on the city map (E4) located next doorway, north of Catholic church, east side of front street, next to Fido’s Bar & Restaurant. Introduce yourself to Lindsey, the owner, she is from England. This is a wonderful art gallery and gift shop. You will certainly find some treasure there to take home.
Belize exchange rate - $2 BLZ to $1 US. ATM’s are available at Banks in San Pedro.
To retrieve your messages on the telephone dial 737 use code 1900. Press P for play and D for discard.
Call front desk to make arrangements for complimentary passage to the airport.
There have been many new amenities in the last year at the Grand Caribe.
Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Uvo Restaurant – Fine, Italian inspired, dining in a romantic setting.
Swim-up bar and grill
7 pools and 2 hot tubs
Convenience store on-site
Tours & concierge desk
Aquatic sport rental shop
Golf cart rental on site
Free Internet service throughout the resort
24 hour security
Cable TV with international channels and DVD players
Maid and complimentary laundry service
Safety deposit box
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT MR JAY’S A3 CONDO “The pictures did not do it justice, it was even nicer than we expected!”
“Your condo was extremely well appointed.”
“Your place is beautiful, great local décor and comfy beds”
“Truly a 5 star resort”
If you enjoyed your accommodations and adventures, I would greatly appreciate if you would please write a review. Go to VRBO listing number 348458 and Trip Advisor Listing number 3720438. Many Thanks
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Member since: 2011
- On floor 1
- 1505 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Living room and master bedroom has spectacular views of the Caribbean and Barrier Reef, Master bath has Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, Guest bedroom can accommodate either 2 twin beds or 1 king bed with private bath, luxury linens, Belizian hardwood doors and cabinets, first floor unit with no interior steps, built in 2008 of the finest of materials, includes 3 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, a swim-up bar and grill, full concierge services, maid service, 24 hour security, close to many of the best restaurants on the island....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Lake View
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2016 Fall Season 1BD/1BA
Oct 28 - Dec 19, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter Season 1Bd 1Ba
Jan 2 - Apr 16, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 19%
Above rates are based upon 1BD/1BA configuration
Need a 2 Bedroom?
2BD/2BA Nightly Rates are:
Winter Holiday Season December 21, 2016 to January 1, 2017 Nightly $599.00 7 nights minimum
Winter Season January 2, 2017 to April 16, 2017 Nightly $389.00 - 4 nights or more
Tax rate above of 19% comprises Belize hotel tax (9%) and resort fee (10%)
Payment and cancellation policy - A deposit equal to 2 nights plus tax is required at the time of booking.
Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.
Initial 2 night deposit is non refundable. There are no refunds for cancellations of 45 days or less prior to arrival.
There are no refunds for late arrival or early departures. There are no refunds due to airline delays, strikes or weather related delays or cancellations. (Travel Insurance is recommended).
Grand Caribe Belize manages the daily operations of the resort equipped with onsite personal to assist with your resort itinerary. As an added protection to you the traveler, the Grand Caribe reservation department will send you an additional confirmation within 48 hours of you booking your reservation. This confirmation will contain important information such as your reservation confirmation number, breakdown of charges, and details on the complimentary van service from the San Pedro airport to the resort. You must receive this confirmation, if you do not, it is important for you to contact the resort directly at 1-800-488-5903.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
ABOVE RATES ARE BASED UPON 1 BEDROOM /1 BATH CONFIGURATION (2 PERSONS MAX)
2 BEDROOM / 2 BATH NIGHTLY RATES ARE:
WINTER (1/1 - 4/5)..............................$359
SUMMER (4/6 - 12/19)........................$279
HOLIDAY (12/20 - 1/3).........................$549
PAYMENT AND TERMS:
All major credit cards accepted.
A deposit equal to 2 nights + tax is due at the time of booking.
Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.
Initial two night deposit is non refundable.
No refunds for cancellations within 45 days of arrival.
No refunds for late arrival and/or early departures.
2 person maximum - 1 bdrm/1 bath configuration.
6 person maximum - 2 bdrm/2 bath configuration.
Year Purchased: 2008
About: Living in the desert, Scottsdale, Arizona, my Belizian ocean front condo gives me the best of all worlds.
Why San Pedro, Belize:
It's the best, first floor, on the beach, direct access to the blue waters of the Caribbean, 5 star resort environment, walking distance to great restaurants, concierge service, room service, the list go on. How could I refuse.
- Primary: 480-994-8150
Links to more information:
Welcome to the Grand Caribe, voted best resort in Central America.
Welcome to your luxurious Caribbean retreat. For more detail watch the video
Fully equipped kitchen
Master Bedroom with king size bed and views of the Caribbean
Spacious guest suite with flat screen TV and DVD player
Separate guest room suite
Guest suite bath with walk-in shower
Swim up bar and grill
Stay in on your Romantic patio And call for room service.
World class snorkeling and scuba diving
Relax on the sandy beach with private lounge chairs and umbrellas.
Many excursions that can be booked by your Grand Caribe private concierge
View from your patio.
Great room concept with finely appointed furniture and Caribbean art.
Complete service for six including small appliances.
Master bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower
Guest suit with garden and intimate small pool view
Guest suite can be two twin beds or a king size bed
Water sports on property and excursions available through concierge
Tropical Libations at the pool
View from the main pool to the Caribbean
Snorkeling at its best
Downtown San Pedro. A quaint town with abundant shops and restaurants
Evenings on the beach
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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