25th Anniversary Trip to San Pedro
Posted May 28, 2013
My wife and I were guests for one week from 5-20-13 to 5-27-13. It is the off season. We were expecting a ride from the airport but could not get anyone to answer the phone. We tried several times throughout the day to call. The office is not staffed. Not a big deal as the ride from the San Pedro airport to the hotel was only $5.00. The cleaning staff work 7 days a week and do a good job. The villas are old and hard to keep clean. The wicker furniture in the living room is among the most uncomfortable in existence. The grounds and pool are among the best. It's beautiful! The villa has a full kitchen and it is well equipped. The grocery stores are close but be forewarned. You are not in the States. Belize imports almost all goods. As such, things are expensive! For example, a medium bag of Fritos is about $6.00. Fresh meat is unobtainable. Frozen meat is very limited. Still, we found the kitchen very usefull. We rented a golf cart for 6 hours at a cost of $50.00 and toured the entire island. If you stay at the Villas, you don't need a golf cart as everything is close. The people of Belize are amazing. Everyone has a smile most of the time. They are happy. Finally, a word about the beaches. If you are expecting long, sandy beaches you will be disappointed. The beaches are short and sea grass grows in the water bordering the entire country. It is a divers paradise. The waters are warm and full of sea life. The Tradewinds is one of the top 10 places to stay in San Pedro.