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La Perla Del Caribe
Ranked #31 of 55 Hotels in San Pedro
Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you want stunning views this is amazing, and the staff are incredibly helpful, but the Villa I stayed in is serious need of repair, no air conditioning in the main living/dining area, just ceiling fans, 2 bedrooms have air con, one from the 1980's, one from this century, for what i paid for this I feel seriously ripped off, my front door lock is so rusted it takes 5-10 attempts to lock it, the screen door fell off it's hinges, and the deck on the balcony is rotting wood. These are privately owned Villa's, and the one I've rented from should be ashamed, apparently a fellow Brit, taking the piss mate, you need to up your game!

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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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3  Thank millers2070
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Management response:Responded 17 July 2017

Thank you for bringing to our attention your experience in one of the villas at La Perla del Caribe. We take your feedback seriously. The necessary repairs and maintenance have been made, replacing air conditioning units, door locks and deck repairs. We have hired a new management company and a new front desk manager on-site who work daily to provide excellent service to our guests and maintain La Perla del Caribe to meet guest expectations of this beautiful island retreat.
- La Perla del Caribe Management Team

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Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stayed in the 2-bedroom Emerald Villa at La Perla - right on the beach with its sugar-white sand and turquoise, sparkling water. Even though we were next to the pool and facing the beach in a fully occupied resort, the direction the the villa faces for the view provides a feeling of being secluded and having the island to ourselves. The villa has two large bedrooms, each with large bathrooms, separate screened-in porches, and ample closet space.

The villa was fully loaded with cable TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and all the western appliances, US-compatible outlets, dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove, oven/broiler, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, blender, toaster, coffee maker, and a gas BBQ for our use. The resort is on a fresh water well for the kitchen and shower, but provides purified drinking water in a water cooler-style dispenser in the kitchen.

We ate breakfast out on the spacious veranda every morning, which included fresh coconuts cut open for us by the very attentive support staff. The staff keep the place very clean, with cleared grounds, gardens, and beach and a very nice pool (Anna, Toshiva, Rosa, Walter, David, and Nelson are just a few who made our stay so special, though everyone was very helpful and simply delightful).

We primarily ate in, having bought groceries in San Pedro on the way in, but did try several nearby restaurants that we had spotted on morning runs. Our favorite by far was the Jambel Jerk Pit for the best local food at reasonable prices and for their beachside bonfire.

We went kayaking with the resort's boats every day to nice swimming or snorkeling spots. The reef is teaming with colorful life and easily reached. Inside the reef, it is easy to stay out of danger. Under most conditions there is no real surf or rip tides, no super dangerous animals and everything is near enough to shallow water or small-craft boating traffic to get help quickly if you are in trouble. The resort also has wind-surfers and a Hobie Cat to use.

We were there at the end of February 2016. The trade winds were warm and welcome, keeping the humidity and insects down such that we didn't notice either. Runs are best taken in the morning, before the sun reaches its potential. It rained at night twice during our stay - but not during the day and it did not affect our stay at all.

Trips into San Pedro for the day are easy by water taxi. Getting to and from the resort was an exceptionally smooth operation. Coming from California, we flew through Houston to Belize City and caught the Tropical Air flight to San Pedro and from there, the resort sent us a driver who took us to the grocery store before bringing us up the tiny access road to the back side of the resort. We took a charter boat back on our way out.

La Perla met and exceeded all of our expectations. The best advice I have for you it that it will take at least 3-4 days to really shed your worries from home - so leave yourself as much time as you can for the soul-restoring relaxation that Ambergris Caye and especially La Perla have to offer.

Room Tip: Emerald Villa had a fantastic view and secluded feeling
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cherie B
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We went to La Perla in Ambergris Caye with another couple and rented the Emerald which is a two bedroom, two bath villa right on the beach. We had a large deck of our own and were only footsteps away from the ocean and the pool. The villa was spacious and pretty with a well equipped kitchen. Our first night we had a cook from the resort come in to fix us dinner which was delicious and so relaxing. Other nights we explored and ate locally which was also a lot of fun. The staff at La Perla were very friendly and accommodating and the grounds were beautiful! We will go back some day again, hands down!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank safrenn
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Villa Emerald at La Perla Del Caribe for 8 nights in February 2016. Absolutely loved the view. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Staff was great and very helpful. The property is well kept and cleaned daily. Villa was in the perfect spot. Must have a golf cart to get around thought, but that adds to the fun. I would recommend buying groceries either online for delivery prior to your arrival or stopping on the way out of town. There is a small store about 5 min by golf cart in the vicinity, but only has limited supplies. The property has no restaurants on it, but there is 2 close by within walking distance. The villa is getting a little dated ( toaster did not work and some kitchen utensils were broken), but if that is not even enough to complain about. We loved our stay here and would recommend this spot to everyone.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
2  Thank Ziets H
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Is a wonderful location that is outside of town but is quiet and well appointed. We had a large family group and it was great for all of us. The villas are elegant and thoughtfully decorated. The service from Ana was excellent and professional. Highlights were the many lovely spaces indoors and out in your villa to enjoy the location as well as walking proximity to some cute bars and restaurants (Jamaican bonfire nights were fun). They have access to all the trips and services you need. You need to rent a golf cart to get to beach, town and support shops (and they are fun on the rough roads). Be aware that the mosquitos can be very aggressive and also my only minor complaints was the daily maid service was patchy and they never cleaned the floors in 7 nights and were erratic at replacing towels. Also maintenance was not always great as had a few plumbing & HVAC issues and the dishwasher broke and was not repaired while we were there. Other than that was great.

Room Tip: all villas seemed well appointed and positioned
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank Sharon A
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Address: 6 Miles North of San Pedro | 6 Miles North of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#30 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: R 5 142 - R 10 319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Perla Del Caribe 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strolling lazily down a tropical white sand beach, a soothing azure sea lapping rhythmically at your feet, a Caribbean breeze stealing away the cares of the world as it brushes gently across your face… This is La Perla Del Caribe Resort.This Luxury Ambergris Caye Resort is located on the north end of Ambergris Caye, the most popular vacation destination in Belize. La Perla Del Caribe captures the Caribbean ambiance of Belize in elegance and luxury. You can relax in the modern indoor-outdoor style of your private beach villa between trips to the pool and snorkeling - just offshore lies one of the top ten dive sites in the world, the pristine Belize coral reef. Or you can enjoy the vibrant life of the island – participate in village fiestas or sample local and international cuisine in the restaurants and clubs.Set off on sun-soaked Caribbean adventures to ancient Mayan ruins and scuba diving at the famous Great Blue Hole.Relax on your private mahogany sun bed and watch the herons stroll through the shallows. Laze by the pool while taking in a miraculous sunset.We are here to bring you the once in a lifetime Caribbean vacation experience, unlike any other Ambergris Caye Resort, that can only be... La Perla Del Caribe.Your Ambergris Caye Paradise ... more   less 
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