Belize is famous for its Mayan ruins, exciting adventures, underwater life, and epic Caribbean sea views. If you’re into snorkeling or diving, there is no doubt you will want to visit Ambergris Caye while you are in Belize. And if you want to punctuate your time underwater with some luxury on land – there’s absolutely no better place to do that than Victoria House in San Pedro — easily the best boutique hotel in Belize.
From the pool that looks out over the Caribbean Sea to the well manicured grounds shaded with palm trees, Victoria House is an oasis of peace and quiet in San Pedro. I loved relaxing on one of the loungers in the pool and sipping on a Belikin (Belize’s beer of choice) looking out at this view – I could do it all day!
The Victoria House offers a private beach of sorts, with hammocks and loungers spread between the palm trees overlooking the ocean. While the water and marine life are stunning, the islands of Belize are not known for their sandy beaches. That said, Victoria House has created something out of nothing, with a sandy ‘beach’ giving way to a seawall.
Of course, I had to test out all the hammocks at Victoria House. For research.
I’d never let you down.
When I wasn’t scaling palm trees channeling my inner Mowgli from The Jungle Book (my favorite movie until I was like 9), lounging poolside, or methodically researching hammock comfort… I was enjoying the luxury of our Infinity Suite, a two-story apartment complete with pool views and a fully functioning kitchen.
Yeah, a full kitchen in our boutique suite! My inner New Yorker died a thousand deaths when I saw this kitchen and realized I wouldn’t be making use of it.
In addition to the full kitchen and what I lovingly called our “mini fridge,” we had not one or two but four separate outdoor areas.
Including an outdoor shower, because apparently this is my life now.
Because Victoria House faces east, you’ll want to rouse yourself from your insanely comfortable bed long enough to catch at least one of the epic sunrises over the Caribbean.
Nothing beats the peace of watching the sunrise from a private beach or infinity pool at your luxury boutique hotel!
If you tire of lounging by the pool I don’t understand you don’t fret, there’s plenty to do in and near Ambergris Caye!
Why not snorkel with sharks, rays, and sea turtles in the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second biggest reef in the world? Or visit some Mayan ruins or go on a caving adventure on the mainland?
You can also rent complimentary bicycles to ride into town or borrow a kayak to take for a paddle out on the beautiful Caribbean waters.
Victoria House offers a wide range of boutique hotel accommodations spread across 42 rooms. If you really want to ball out, there are luxury suites like the one Janet and I enjoyed, and for the truly epic amongst us there are also beachfront villas with private pools that can house up to 10 people. Talk about an epic destination for a wedding or bachelorette party!
From the more affordable staterooms which start at $205 to the cute little casitas starting at $299, there are also plenty of options that offer boutique Belize luxury on a realistic budget.
I loved every minute of my stay at this stunning seaside boutique hotel. Victoria House’s grounds are so spacious that even when there are other people there you somehow feel as if you have the whole place to yourself. During the day, most of the guests are off diving or on tours, so even in the high season I was often the only one in the pool! The place comes alive at dinner when everyone comes home from the tours and dines in the acclaimed Palmilla Restaurant on site.
If you’re looking for a taste of luxury on your Belize island getaway, look no further than Victoria House!
Note: I was provided with two nights’ complimentary accommodations at Victoria House in order to review it. All opinions are my own, as always! This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you book a stay using my link.