About Doug Johnston
Hello! We are Doug and Barbara Johnston and our “main” home is in Bakersfield, California. At every opportunity, we escape to the peace and relaxation we have in our 'Island Home' at Grand Caribe! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.
Doug Johnston purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Doug Johnston chose San Pedro
During the many years we’ve traveled abroad, we always kept an eye open for a “getaway place” to enjoy and perhaps even live one day. A laid back place that was slow and relaxed and yet one that offered a variety of activities that would keep things fresh and exciting. On our most recent trip to Belize and Ambergris Caye - with its beautiful azure water, the closeness of the reef, and the warm, friendly people – we knew we found the perfect destination. Other pluses….the official language is English and the US dollar is accepted everywhere. When we first saw the Grand Caribe Belize Resort, it was all over. We'd found a high-end resort that was easily accessible to the Town of San Pedro and yet far enough away to retain it’s exclusivity, yes….we knew this was the right place….the little piece of paradise that we could call our own! Massive and stunningly impressive with it's Mediterranean style of architecture, Grand Caribe is perfectly situated at the water's edge in a master site plan that embraces a lush tropical courtyard, with each residence offering spectacular unobstructed views of the Caribbean and Barrier Reef just beyond. The spacious residences are designed and appointed with discerning travelers in mind and offer every luxury one could imagine. We bought and we’ve not had one regret!
What makes this Condo unique
Lets start with the unobstructed view from our balcony of the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean........spectacular and mesmerizing! The serenity and seclusion of Grand Caribe's location on the north side of the cut...makes for a perfect romantic 'hideaway.' Need more interaction or to see friendly faces? You can start with our 'swim-up' pool bar. We are also perfectly located within walking distance of a variety of excellent restaurants, a yoga retreat, and the famous Palapa Bar. The Grand Caribe staff is always ready to make any wish you have come true--whether it is arranging a trip to the mainland, making a restaurant reservation, a snorkeling or diving trip, or even an in-room massage. By golf cart, water taxi or regular taxi, Grand Caribe is a short ride away from the 'hustle and bustle' of San Pedro Town and its many restaurants, bars and unique shops. A boat ride up north takes you to more world-class dining and beautiful scenery. At Grand Caribe you are in the center of everything – starting with the romantic serenity of our Grand Caribe home.
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Excellent stay at the Grand Caribe.
Our condo at the Grand Caribe was very modern and well-maintained with granite countertops and top line appliances. We had all the utensils we needed to make the meals we wanted to. The bathrooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. TV's were in each bedroom and also in the common area. The condo owners provided a huge selection of DVD's to watch in case of rain, as well as games to play. Housekeeping came every day. Internet Wifi was good in the condo, but not as good at the pool. The pool was great with a swim-up bar and plenty of sun chairs, although the drinks were expensive (buy your alcohol and mixers at the store and drink that at the pool). There was not much for a beach at the condo, plus it always seemed to be windy on the east side of the island, so we hung out at the pool. The front desk was always very friendly and helpful with anything we needed.
We chose to eat breakfast in the condo, snack for lunch, then go out for dinner. Elvi's in San Pedro was our favorite. Aji's just down the beach was great. We had the paella and conch ceviche as an app. After dinner, we spent a little time in the small hot tub at the Grand Caribe with a beverage, then went to bed. We did not experience much for night live on the island.
As for activities, we went snorkeling in shark ray ally with the company set up through the Grand Caribe. Awesome experience swimming with nurse sharks and seeing all kinds of fish including eagle rays and barracudas. We also went to the Secret Beach which is a must. Perfect beach and calm water.
Overall, I would recommend this condo to anyone interested in vacationing in Belize.
We are very pleased you enjoyed our condo and resort.
Thank you and please come again. Happy Travels,
spectacular place to vacation!
This was everything we expected and more!
Best Resort on Ambergris Caye
If you're looking for an excellent, clean, friendly and accommodating resort on Ambergris Caye, look no further than Grand Caribe. It was perfect in every way! Located north of the bridge in the quieter part of the Caye, it had everything one could ask for and more. If and when we return to Belize, we wouldn't stay any place else other than the Grand Caribe!
Grande caribe was amazing the place was very clean our condo had everything and they did our wash estuary for us along with daily maid service. Staff was so friendly and a great side of the island to stay.
Wonderful tropical getaway.
Great service from friendly people who really knew the island. Very family friendly.
We enjoyed our stay at Grand Caribe!
Our stay at Grand Caribe was more than we hoped for; we've been coming to Belize for many years and the service we received was 5stars and better than any other place we've stayed in the past! All the staff at Grand Caribe were very nice and professional and the Restaurants were very good. We will be back.
Grand Caribe is located only 1 1/2 miles north of San Pedro Town and sits directly on the Caribbean! Just 300 meters off shore is Belize's Barrier Reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The area just north of the 'bridge/cut' has long been known as the tranquil side of the island. It is quiet and more relaxing, yet you are very close to town by either, golf cart, biking or even walking. There are many fine restaurants....all within walking distance.
Grand Caribe is an exclusive resort and our helpful and friendly staff can arrange for ANY tour, mainland excursion, fishing expedition, beauty or spa service, boat taxi, reservations....they can even have your unit provisioned with food upon your arrival! Treat yourself to the Grand Caribe experience!