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Captain Morgan's Retreat

3 1/2 Miles From San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye Belize
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#31 of 59 hotels in Ambergris Caye
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With a private 1,100-ft. beach, first-class accommodations, unforgettable tours, activities, and all the amenities you could ask for, Captain Morgan’s Retreat is a Belize resort worthy of consideration for your next Caribbean vacation. Located just a short boat ride north of San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye, Captain Morgan’s Retreat offers cozy thatched beach cabanas, spacious villas, and luxury condos, combining comfort perfectly with paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Couples massage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Diana K wrote a review 11 Jul
Columbus97 contributions86 helpful votes
Hotel grounds - clean but lots of seagrass/seaweed on the beach. Nice stretch of beach and the main pool and salt water pool was nice. However, I did not see anyone swimming in the sea due to all of the seagrass. Hotel room VC22 - The balcony view was amazing, the room furnishings were okay and the shower and air conditioning was great. There is a stove, microwave, mini fridge, blender, coffee maker, and toaster. This room is definitely meant for only sleeping and is not a plush room by any means which is why we rate this room average. Rose Spa - So we spent most of our time enjoying massages and spa treatments at Rose's Spa. We had hot stone massages, deep tissue massages, aromatherapy massages, candle waxing, reflexology, which were all good. Rosita, Flora, and Rose were great and we were able to have services in our room and in the new spa room, all were amazing so don't miss on pampering yourselves. Restaurant - We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and we enjoyed the lobster, fry jacks, and the Belizean breakfast. Bar - Ronald made a great coco loco drink and cocktails at the saltwater pool. Front Desk - The staff in the main office was always helpful and informative Golf Cart Rental - You must rent a golf cart to get around the island which was helpful to dine at restaurants and Secret Beach.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Customer Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Captain Morgan's Retreat
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for your review of Captain Morgan's Retreat. Mitigating the sea grass issue in Belize can be challenging, but we feel our newly constructed seawall that covers the entire expanse of our beach does a great job of keeping the sea grass from washing up on our shore. Unfortunately, sea grass impacts the entire Caribbean region and is a major environmental issue. It seems that other than the issues with the sea grass, your stay was otherwise quite good and so we are happy to hear that. We certainly hope you'll return to Captain Morgan's next time you wish to vacation in Belize.
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Carolyn M wrote a review Apr 2021
35 contributions
Our family of 3 stayed at Captain Morgan's retreat in March 2021. We had a wonderful vacation and there were lots of things to love about this resort. The best thing about Captain Morgan's Retreat is the people who work there. Everyone was so friendly and ready to help with whatever we needed. Joelle at the front desk was so warm and helpful and Ingrid, at the bar was fun and treated you like a lifelong friend. The security guard ( sorry, didn't get his name) was also very nice and helped me make a call into town one morning when the power was out briefly on the island. We really love the location of this resort. It seems to be about at the halfway point between San Pedro and Secret beach and it is close to The Truck Stop and other fun places on the North End. We like the peaceful ambiance outside of town, but we took the golf cart to San Pedro every day and always enjoyed the brief (15 ish minutes) ride. I can't rate this resort with 5 points because I feel they are in a transitional period. We arrived at the beginning of a return to tourism in San Pedro. The grounds were not as manicured as some of the pictures I've seen on Tripadvisor. I saw things like, grass coming up through the sand on the beach and when you go to your room you walk/drive through some messy areas at the back of the resort, but I imagine they have been dealing with a smaller staff through the pandemic and I saw groundskeepers working very hard every day. Overall, this resort is less polished than some of its neighbors, but the price point is excellent with the promotions they run and it has beautiful views of the Caribbean sea. They say that you can tell more about a business when things go wrong than when everything goes smoothly. When there was a misunderstanding, this business totally stepped up to the plate. On Tripadvisor, you will see pictures of a curvy pool and when I booked the room, the hotel listed 3 pools on their website and had a video with the pool. When we arrived we were told that this pool right next to our room was only for Timeshare owners. When I complained about this, they immediately upgraded our cabana to a deluxe Villa. We had a beautiful room with an excellent balcony and view and plenty of room for us all to relax in. I was skeptical whether this was a misunderstanding, but sure enough, the next time I went on the resort's website, the content had been updated. This really showed integrity and I appreciated it. I will say, the room spoiled us and now we will want to book it next time we visit :) All in all, we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and we're already dreaming of going back. Captain Morgan's will definitely stay on our list of resorts to consider when we come back. It is an excellent value and you won't find friendlier people on Ambergris Caye.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Customer Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Captain Morgan's Retreat
Responded 08 Apr 2021
What a detailed, thorough review -- thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about Captain Morgan's! We appreciate your understanding with pandemic-era changes and are happy you felt taken care of and satisfied with your stay. We hope to see you again next time you visit Ambergris Caye!
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consuelor984 wrote a review Jul 2020
Kelowna, Canada2 contributions
Had only briefly been to San Pedro in 2008 on a snorkelling tour. This time stayed here at Captain Morgan's and was a wonderful choice. Staff were absolutely amazing and friendly (and are now friends). Room was very clean and bed was comfortable. Food was great and reasonable prices. Also was impressed with the efforts to keep the sea grass under control as best as they could. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Guest Relations, Agency / Consultant at Captain Morgan's Retreat
Responded 07 Jul 2020
We appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. From your friends at Captain Morgan’s, see you again soon!
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MP MP wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I went there with another couple. Positives: paradise settings.. beautiful beach, coconut trees and soft sand.. Easy to get around. We rented a golf cart. Recommend daily walks on the beach.. miles of beach... ahhh.. Avoid tourist traps and try local hole in the wall restaurants. Staff at resort: good folks who do their best every day. Negatives: Units are extremely dated. Poorly maintained. Excessive Hard water buildup. Bed n comforter are thin and falling apart quality.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Morgan's Retreat
Responded 02 Apr 2020
We’re happy there was so much you loved about Captain Morgan’s, and we appreciate your review! We certainly see Ambergris Caye as an island paradise, and we’re happy that you think the same. We have taken the opportunity to review all your items and go over them with our maintenance and cleaning staff to ensure that these issues are fixed. We hope that when you decide to come back to Belize, you’ll come visit us again!
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Canadian Travelers wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions16 helpful votes
My husband and I were enjoying our 25th anniversary during the 2020 coronavirus outbreak. We were struggling with our airline not assisting to return us to our country - Canada. Canadian Embassy was of no help either. No sooner had we confirmed a rescheduled flight with an alternative airline we were notified the Border was closing and international airport closing. Our Front Desk Rep Joel spent literally HOURS assisting our evacuation from the country. We required a combination of island air and ground transport through Mexico to Cancun. Without Joel's assistance we would still be there wondering if we would ever get to go home. We can't thank Joel enough! All of the staff were super friendly, and still smiling despite the uncertain times. Our cabana was clean and comfortable, we enjoyed our short time there and if we ever go back our first choice will be Captain Morgan's without hesitation. Extremely trustworthy, super kind, helpful. Thank you Joel and everyone at Captain Morgan's!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
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Response from CaptainMorgansBZ, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Morgan's Retreat
Responded 02 Apr 2020
Thank you for leaving such a kind review. We have a great team, and it’s wonderful to hear that their service made a difference. We will certainly let Joel know that you were grateful for his assistance. Stay safe, and we hope to see you back at Captain Morgan’s someday soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Morgan's Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Shopaholics (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aji Tapa Lounge & Restaurant, Tipsy Grill, and CocoCabana Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Captain Morgan's Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Captain Morgan's Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Does Captain Morgan's Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.