great location, great property, great hosts, everything was wonderful
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great location, great property, great hosts, everything was wonderful
A wonderful vacation...especially since this was our first trip to Ambergris Caye. Susan and Roger know the island from north to south, anticipate your needs and are incredibly helpful. Bermuda Beach/Bermuda Landing...beautiful. Would not stay anywhere else on the island.
- Clean, decent unit (Bermuda Landing B4, Bermuda Beach C3)
- Hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable about activities and island life
- Pool and sandy areas very clean, pretty and picturesque
- Hosts made it easy to coordinate boat trips.
- Needed to walk through slightly sketchy part of town to get to "downtown", approximately 15 - 20 minute walk. Not very comfortable to do after dark...so you're stuck either going to Kama (no recommended) or Legends (good, but just burgers)
- If you do rent a cart or bike, you need to pay a toll every time you go over (it's round trip costs were $10 BZ for a cart, $2 BZ for a bike)
- Not a whole lot to do around the property, swimming in the ocean isn't recommended because of the boat traffic and sting rays in the sea grass
- Some things in the Bermuda Beach C3 condo were worn (air conditioning, plumbing) or uncomfortable (scratchy couch, very soft bed).
- Wi-Fi was very slow or very hard to connect to. Had to go out on the balcony to get reception, then had to deal with cigarette smoke wafting in.
Overall, our stay was decent and reasonably priced. Susan and Roger are very busy people and sometimes you felt bad contacting them (with the pre-paid cell phone) to coordinate things or to get more things in your condo. Different than staying at a hotel where you would get daily cleaning of your unit and a refresh of things like paper towels etc. and have access to a concierge who could recommend something for you that day.
Susan and Roger coordinated three trips for us:
- Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley with Lil' Alphonse
- Manetee viewing with SEArious Adventures
- Belize Zoo/Xuantanich ruins with "Ed"/"Dorian" and Berta
I would recommend having them coordinate the boat trips, since it was very hard to describe which pier you were at (Bermuda Beach seemed to make sense to most places) but would not recommend the mainland trip. The vehicles they used were worn out and the host, Dorian, although nice, wasn't very much of a tour guide. He didn't talk much and didn't seem very friendly. He warmed up eventually, but we didn't think that would be a characteristic of a tour guide. It also felt a bit sketchy that we were picked up by someone other than who we were supposed to go with. Berta was a very friendly lady and made the Belize zoo fun and interesting.
Susan an Roger picked us up from the airport and gave us a map of all the good places to eat in town. They also took our luggage to the airport for us so we didn't have to cart it all the way into town.
There is some construction currently at the property so the talking of the workers can wake you up if you have your windows open or if you want to sleep in past 8 AM.
I would definitely suggest you wake up early to see the sunrise though. Dolphins greeted me at 6 AM while the sun rose, and it was great to be a part of that from the Tres Coco's beach.
Our suggestions would be to look to the south of the island. The roads appeared to be better there and the area a bit quieter. As well, you don't have to pay a toll to get home every night.
We booked The Landings at Tres Cocos based on their stellar Trip Advisor reviews and they still managed to exceed our expectations. Roger & Susan are the property managers and they're basically at your disposal for anything you need. They pick you up at the airport or water taxi landing and take you to the condo, take care of your bags and give you a quick tour of the property. We took the short Tropic Air flight from Belize City to San Pedro at their recommendation and weren't disappointed.
The driveway to The Landings at Tres Cocos is located about 100 yards north of the bridge connecting San Pedro to the north island. We thought we'd get by with walking into town, but quickly decided to rent a golf cart in order to explore the island more efficiently. Roger & Susan took us to the cart rental place and got us set up there. The road north of the bridge isn't paved and was fairly rough after a rain, but they do come through and smooth it out. Since The Landings is such a short distance over the bridge, this isn't really a factor. One thing to keep in mind is that there is a toll for passing over the bridge. Roger & Susan had a bridge pass for us which greatly reduced the toll to about $5 a day instead of $5 for every pass over the bridge. The toll applies to bikes and golf carts, but not to walkers.
There is a grocery store located less than a block away from The Landings, as well as a Caye Mart on the way into town. Take advantage of Roger & Susan's offer to stock your fridge with beer, soda, and water (in the quantities you want and at discounted prices compared to what you'd pay at the local stores). There's nothing better than arriving at your condo after a long day of travel and being able to open a Belikin beer. They also provide you with a cell phone for using throughout your stay. This is handy for making reservations at restaurants and calling Roger and Susan whenever you have a question or need something. This phone also works well as an emergency number for family and friends back in the States. They will arrange any local tour you want to go on and the boat will pick you up right at the dock of the property. We went snorkeling at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley, which was by far the best we've ever seen. It's a must do.
There is construction going on at a new building within the same property but I was never once awakened to noise from it. As far as the condo goes, we stayed in Landing #9, which had a balcony plus a rooftop deck. The condo was much bigger than we expected, with plenty of room. If you like to make some meals rather than eating out all the time, they have everything there you'd need to do that.
Roger & Susan also provide you with a great map of the island, which features restaurants, gas station locations, and all other resorts and points of interest on the island. We took advantage of several of their recommendations for dining and weren't disappointed. Again, this is why they're number one. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is hassle-free and that you can focus on what you came there to do, which is relax and have fun.
Be sure to check out the swim-up bar called Coco Locos, which is part of the Bermuda Beach/Bermuda Landing resort. They've got a nice little happy hour (4-6) and you can make friends with some expats while there. The bar is owned by a Canadian lady named Linda. Kama Lounge is right next door as well. It has a very cool vibe. Palapa Bar is about a mile north of the bridge and is a great place to have a drink out above the water, or in it if you prefer (sitting in inner tubes). There is a great bakery several blocks south of the bridge. Be sure to check out Neri's Taco Stand two blocks west of the airport for some great cheap eats and banana juice. We went there four times during our stay.
Again, we can't say enough about our stay at The Landings at Tres Cocos. Roger and Susan make it so easy. Thanks for everything!
We stayed at Bermuda Beach/Bermuda Landing in January 2012 - and I have to say it was the best experience I've had traveling so far... :) Susan and Roger Glaze (property managers) are truly wonderful and take care of you from beginning to end. They pick you up at the airport, arrange transport, stock your fridge, schedule excursions, and are always on the property if you need assistance with anything. The condos at the property are new, private and exclusive, shared pools and beach between both of the buildings, beautiful and really the best on the island...we could not ask for anything more!! Landscaping, amenities, being picked up on the private dock for snorkeling, restaurants and grocery close by... The property is literally 10 seconds north of the bridge and the best location on the island. Private and quiet when you need it to be but close enough to all the action. There are some bigger places even further north but they are way too far away by golf cart, and many places in town were dated and not well kept. We will not stay anywhere else when coming to San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)!!! If you're looking for both comfort and value for your stay, this is the place to be...
We just completed our third one-week trip to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize and each time we have stayed at Bermuda Beach. Susan and Roger Glaze do a fantastic job as property managers - we never have to worry about a thing - from pre-trip planning, pick-up at the airport, transportation arrangements (Tropic Air flights, golf cart rental), and anything we need while on the island. They have really become part of our family, after helping us, on trip #2, to put up 11 members of our family and friends for our 30th wedding anniversary and vow renewal ceremony and party. This recent trip was a laid back couples trip. No matter what we want to do (scuba, snorkeling, trips to the mainland for Mayan tours or cave tubing, restaurant selections, spa services), Susan and Roger always know the best people on the island to turn to in order to get excellent service. We love Ambergris Caye, and will keep going back - and always plan to have Susan and Roger help us with our arrangements - not only because it is effortless to do so, but because they are such wonderful people!