Prós: The staff greeted us with smiles and were very courteous of our long day. They allowed us to put our bags down, and told us they would be safe. We believed them as if they were our friends, I guess that's the vibe they gave off. The bartender didn't rob me when I tried paying American currency. The beds were super comfortable but the top bunks are for athletes only. The beach is literally in your bar. Great views. Awesome snorkeling right off the docks. Everything seems to be yours for the taking. No one told us we were where we shouldn't be, and we were obnoxiously every where. Don't swim past the socks, there's nothing to see and you'll die on the highway of boats. Dont get me wrong, there's a boat maybe every 2 minutes, but when your heads down.... If you're looking to save a buck, stay at the Snd Bar and walk into any of the expensive resorts and hotel bars you want. You can access all of them.
Side note, a lot of the bars order food from sandbar!!!! I laughed when one of the workers from my hostel delivered my pizza to the bar down the street.
The AC only turns on 9-9 but that climates you to the Caribbean weather which is so important when walking and biking the beaches.
Don't pay more than 40 for a golf cart... Don't get one for more than a day. All you need is a bike and you'll be breaking speed limits, literally. Sorry golf art companies. you can reach most places via bike except the secret beach... It's a secret so you'll have to ask a local snitch.
Everyone offers drugs at every corner. Not to kids that I saw, but to me, every f'ing corner, not at the hostel, this is downtown (lol, I'm trying to write a good review). The only way to get them to stop is to tell them you're a U.S. Cop. Worked for me anyways.
Good luck and let go! You're on Vaca
Contras: Everything I didn't like is a common trait in Belize. Sand bar seemed to me by get away from most of it though. They took care of their dogs.
Prós: The staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are kept up nicely.
The location is good. Far enough from the town, but easy enough to get to town. The pool and bar is on the premises. The views are good and they have an excursion office on site which makes it easy. The reef with use of their free kayaks make it easy to get to the reef and snorkel. It is a good value for the price,
Contras: The units inside are showing its age and kitchen facilities are sometimes not complete or not working. The beds are somewhat comfortable, but need newer mattresses instead of a memory foam topper. There is no onsite restaurant, but many near by which helps.
Prós: Decent location, very helpful and friendly staff, good value. I would probably stay here again but it does take some knowledge to get around and find transportation.
Contras: I don't think the sheets were cleaned after the first day we were there, otherwise the staff did well. also, the bath and shower supplies werent automatically replaced although they were willing to do so when asked.
Prós: I have been to the island 12 times and I plan to go back to mata rocks!
Prós: The price, water front
Contras: small pool, window unity AC roared and kept freezing up. Breakfast was toast, coffee, and a different melon each day.
Prós: The hotel is in a nice location. The staff does a good job keeping it looking nice. Rooms are clean and air conditioned. The staff was extremely nice. They were very helpful with scheduling excursions. The continental breakfast was simple and fresh (pastries, fruit, toast, orange juice and coffee). Bicycles are available to check out for free. The also have golf carts you can rent by the hour.
Contras: Rooms are right next to the pool, so you can have people lounging right outside your window - I mean *right outside*. Our room (#6) was small. The wifi was not great. At times it completely went away, whether you were standing at the bar or in your room. Our room was closest to the bar, and still could only get a partial wifi signal if we stood in the corner of the room that is nearest to the bar.
Prós: Food was the bomb! Warm welcome.
Service and attentiveness and friendliness of staff was unmatched! They served you anywhere and everywhere on the property - including on the dock. Always promptly attending with a smile.
Total relaxation. Hotel picks you up from the airport, drops u off, arranges all trips, scuba pickup right off the private doc. Superb!!!!
Beds and pillow super comfy, friendly staff, abundance of towels, two pools including an infinity pool!
Contras: The overcharging overpricing on food and drinks was tacky. They charge $5 US to "split" a meal and put it on another plate.
Their "complimentary" breakfast is worst than what you would find at a Motel 6.
One of their employees taunted a beautiful iguana, stepped on its tail on purpose and ripped it off -- horrifying the guests who saw. Needless to say once we all complained this employee was not seen again on the property.
Prós: The grounds and pools were amazing. The bar and restaurant on site are some of the best in the area, and they have everything you need from bikes to snorkel rentals. The place is just beautiful.
Contras: Not much to not like. Maybe one else or two instances of staff being slow or nonchelant, but that's just the island I think.
Prós: Os jardins e piscinas foram surpreendentes. O bar e restaurante no local são alguns dos melhores na área, e eles têm tudo que você precisa, de bicicletas até snorkel para alugar. O lugar é simplesmente lindo.
Contras: Não há muito do que não gostar. Talvez um ou dois casos de funcionários sendo lentos ou despreocupados, mas isso é apenas a ilha, acredito eu.