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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Ambergris Caye reviews

  • Wonderful vacation spot

    "Our family very much enjoyed our vacation at Villa La Jolla. Exactly as described."
    Guest: Hal F. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 11, 2017
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  • Amazing Place to Stay

    "What an amazing place to stay. This was our first trip to Belize and we were blown away by this rental. It is beautiful, clean, has a well stocked kitchen and space for two couples to share and not be tripping over each other. It would also be great for kids and we plan to take ours next time. Grand Caribe is a gorgeous resort, all of the staff are friendly and responsive. They bend over backwards to make your stay wonderful. The grounds crew and cleaning staff work really hard to keep the place looking and feeling great. We had several people walking by on the beach asking about the resort because it is stands out from the rest. Dawnita, the owner, is great to work with and very responsive. The packet she emails when you book is full of great info on things to do on the island as well as a basic guide if you have never been to Belize. Her expectations are clear and her info about the resort is accurate. The daily laundry service was super nice. It made it easy to pack light and have fresh clothing available throughout the stay. The staff would also come in and clean daily. If you didn't want that, you could request them not to. We booked our flights to Ambergris from Belize City and a golf cart through the resort. It was easy and when our flight from the US was delayed, it was a simple phone call to the Grand Caribe crew and they rescheduled a later flight for us and made sure we were taken care of. We also booked all of our activities through the resort. We did the combo Mayan ruins, zipline and cave tubing tour on the mainland. It was pricey but worth every penny and really helped us get to know Belize and put things in perspective. We also did ½ day reef fishing, Mexico rocks and Hol Chan snorkel trips. There is probably a cheaper way to do those things but telling the folks at the desk what we wanted and then just getting picked up at the dock was really nice. We ate at Aji, Rain, El Fogon, Briana’s Deli, Truck Stop and Sabine’s Corner. All were really good food. Briana's (across from SuperBuy store on back street) was great local food. Be sure to try the Watermelon Juice and Stew Chicken at least once. Sabine's was good but our least favorite. Everything we tried was really good at Rain, El Fogon and Aji. We also bought pineapple at the little fruit shop and market next to Briana's every day. It was soooo good. The guy at the store would slice it and put it in a bag to take home. Loved it!"
    Guest: Wendy W. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 26, 2017
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  • Five-star Luxury Rental

    "I'm not sure what I can add to the three previous 5-star reviews: The house is large enough for our group of 7 (3 couples and a single adult), but cozy enough to bond over cooking and eating meals, hanging at the pool, watching sunsets in the palapa at the end of the pier, kayaking, SUPing, playing Doppelkopf in the family room or in the 2nd floor palapa, and checking the internet, of course. As mentioned, you must have a golf cart to get to town or any restaurants; most of the outfitters will pick you up, if you prefer. The staff was knowledgable and attentive to our every need."
    Guest: Marc B. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 6, 2017
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  • Returning to 'normal' was so hard after the "Sandcastle"

    "I read the reviews thoroughly before finally deciding on this place,. It took us 12 hours to get there, but upon rounding the corner and seeing the first view of the pier and ocean, and then coming in to find not one but TWO gift baskets from Carolyn (one for the second arrivals in our group who would arrive the next day and stay downstairs), we knew we'd chosen the best. The main family room upstairs has high ceilings, is airy and opens onto the balcony...the beach activities from the rental hut made everything special, as we kayaked to the reef almost daily to snorkel, and my personal favorite was the stand up paddle board, which I used to cruise around the docks in our area. And as so many people have said, William the caretaker rocks! He felt like family, but more importantly, he taught my 3 boys (one with special needs, 15, one just turned 18 and one 21) about making the most out of nature. He showed them spear fishing and how to catch fish (as he does daily) with a coke bottle wrapped with twine -- something endlessly fascinating to my husband who always goes. He also does wood carvings! We brought home a stunning sting ray and hammerhead shark sculpture, and coasters he signed for us. He also gave us his coconut demonstration -- how to break one open if you had to survive..and his key lime juice demonstration. Local honey, local brown sugar, key limes....YUM! Marvin, his friend, also helps out and we loved the dogs so much we brought them in to watch tv with us a couple of nights. :) Here's a YouTube video of the coconut demonstration, done inside the tiki hut bar in the yard: https://youtu.be/8spq4qqKhKw SIDE TRIPS: At Carolyn's recommendation, we used Seaduced for the Caye Caulker Day Sail ($100 per person, day trip) to go to Hol Chan, Shark & Ray Alley, and Caye Caulker. The guides were charming and knowledgeable and the infamous rum punch made for a very social group. We made sure to pick a day when cruise ships weren't in port. We used Caribbean Adventures to visit Altun Ha (we had the whole place to ourselves)and Cave Tubing in one day -- Cave Tubing was amazing. And...definitely call Aurora! She came to the house and made a grilled lobster/ribs feast that was less costly than any of the local restaurants. Mamba was our favorite, Rojo's was good: but fair warning - they are EXPENSIVE, as are all groceries. Tip: Using cash will save you 12.5% on tours. This was a special house, lots of wonderful memories."
    Guest: Deedie D. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 25, 2016
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