The staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are kept up nicely. The location is good. Far enough from the town, but easy enough to get to town. The pool and bar is on the premises. The views are good and they have an excursion office on site which makes it easy. The reef with use of their free kayaks make it easy to get to the reef and snorkel. It is a good value for the price, The units inside are showing its age and kitchen facilities are sometimes not complete or not working. The beds are somewhat comfortable, but need newer mattresses instead of a memory foam topper. There is no onsite restaurant, but many near by which helps.
This was a very nice resort. The rooms were small bungalows/cabins each with a kitchen, living area, bedroom area and nice bathroom. It is on the beach and has a wonderful, large swimming pool! It would be great for a total get-away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only negative is that it is very far from restaurants, shops, and other activities. We had to rent a golf cart to get to town, though they did arrange this for us at the front desk.
The location to us was the best. Not far from anything. Everything is easy to get to, either by golf cart or even better walk down the beach. That way you see the beautiful ocean that words can not discribe. You absolutely have to go and stay here. It is not a super fancy hotel, but it is perfect for relaxing and ejoying a really great vacation. The staff are so nice and honest. We left a wallet there and it was Fed-Exed to us the next day. We are planning on going back in Apr 09. We got to see other hotels but for us this is the best, because there are not other large hotels next to, the closest is Victoria House, but that is really quit too. Go and stay and ask for one of the rooms that overlook the Carribean Ocean.
My friend and I stayed at Royal Caribbean for 3 days in Feb. Our overall experience was a bit mixed. On the one hand the accomodations were quite spacious, adequately decorated (you don't really need much beyond the beachfront views!) and kept very clean. On the other hand, the hotel is pretty far from town and it got extremely tedious trying to walk or get a cab in the 85 degree heat to the center of the island. Also, despite the hotel promising better deals to its guests vis a vis tours or golf cart rentals, we found they were actually rather overpriced. The pool was not nice at all, with what looked like construction going on, and the beach was the ONLY beach in town lined with sandbags (I guess to keep the tide from coming in). So, while sunbathing you were basically looking at the gorgeous Caribbean Sea, outlined with a wall of huge white bags on the sand. Not ideal. Lastly, I should mention that the front office closes REALLY early. We left to go have dinner one night and left ou...
This hotel has everything you will need. It's basic so don't expect a pampering or luxurious experience, however it's a great value for the money. The little houses have living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, a bathroom with a large shower (no tub) and A/C which you will want to use. Overall it was clean and comfortable, and like having our own little house in Belize for a week. The staff is friendly and helpful, they carried my bags for me from our golf cart to our room and suggested activities for us. The location is prime, right on the beach and close enough to town. The rooms all have a beautiful view from their front doors. The pool is nice! It's clean and large, but a little cold. The ocean water is actually warmer. One thing to be aware of, the receptionist desk closes at 7pm. We did not arrive on the island until 6:30 and got to the hotel around 6:45. If we had been 15 mins later, no one would have been there to check us in to our room. If you plan to arrive later than 7, I would ad...
The hotel is a distance from town, which means you should get a cab from the airstrip or plan on renting a bike or golf cart. We rented bikes from the hotel, which was a really wonderful and easy way to get around. I highly recommend it. The rooms are simple. They do look a bit like army housing or a girl scout camp on the outside, but everything is nice and open, clean, and easy to settle into inside. Having each room as a separate building keeps things quieter too - we couldn't hear what our neighbors were up to the way you can in some hotels. The front desk will push you towards the ''big'' snorkel and tour companies, but I recommend booking those types of day trips through a smaller tour company . You'll have a much more personal experience, led by someone who really knows the area, and it won't feel quite so corporate. The bar/restaurant is nice, but more expensive than most on the island.
It took a while for the environment and the non luxury aspect to grow on me, but once it did, I really appreciated the simplistic beauty of the resort. More than that, I really enjoyed the employees. * and * are great. Their is another guy at the front desk who is awesome, I just cant remember his name. The rooms are clean, and the grounds are well kept. It was a little farther from the city than I cared for. Next time, I will probably try to stay closer in. But I still enjoyed the resort and I would recommend it.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Royal Caribbean Resort! The staff were friendly and helpful! We enjoyed sitting on the white sand beach, fishing off the pier, snorkling in the sea, swimming in the big beautiful pool, and relaxing in our Cabana. The only draw back to this resort is that there is not a restaurant or bar on site, however, we found a GREAT little place called CAROLINE'S COOKIN' just down the road where the food is fantastic!
Royal Carib is a great place to stay all the way around. Lovely staff that will help with absolutely anything. Booked all of our tours, scheduled flights,rented us bikes, called cabs and even recommended places to go locally. Pool is beautiful, bar is cute, good prices, 5 min bike ride to town or 2 min water taxi, internet onsite.
As a resort, it's not. Bungalow with a minimal kitchen (sink, refrigerator, microwave, water-heater for coffee, or ???) good AC, security patrols. OK, there's a pool (clean) a bar (closed) helpful office staff (one or two on duty, will call a cab ($10 Bz to go 'most anywhere), arrange sight-seeing, arrange dives, etc.), private dock - almost on property, Posted office hours 7-7; actual office hours 8-6. Usually. Restaurant next door (Victoria House) is good - main room for reservations only and $$$; the bar is better, same menu and only $$. Bring your own mosquito repellant. But, hey, this is Belize.
We stayed at the Royal Carribean Resort from March 25th-30th, 2010. We really liked it. it was close to the city but far enough away that it was quiet at night to sleep. the rooms were very clean...which is important to me. They were spacious too, very comfortable for 4 people to hang out, but only enough room for 2 to sleep. The pool was nice, but not a lot of people so plan for a lot of relaxation. it was nice to have the Sand bar right there, but unfortunatly on our last day it closed, so if you go to the pool and you want to drink, bring a cooler and your own beverages. Customer service was really good and booked all of our excursions. It was a great place to visit and i definitely recommend it.
We stayed with my 14-year old son only two nights out of the planned 6. The cabanas are clean and the staff friendly. RCR is the very last resort on the way out of San Pedro town and quiet but far from everything. The resort itself is pretty barren: instead of the lush vegetation at most other resorts in SP, there are 3 palm trees slowly falling into the sea at the beach - the rest is more like saplings. The huge concrete swimming pool sits in the middle of nowhere with no shades, vegetation or, in fact, anything close by. The worst is the complete lack of access to the sea. Why would you want to fly thousand of miles for a large concrete hole in the ground filled with fresh water? At the beach there's sea grass and the water is ankle-deep. At the end of the pier somebody cleaned the sea grass in an area of a midsized room: now that is where you can 'dip' in the sea - up to your chest. The Sandbar restaurant - your only choice for dinner, unless you rent a golf cart for 70 US/day...
I really loved the Royal Carribean in Belize. Everything was perfect, but the bed. it was clean, staff were great, we met other great people at the resort. The bed you can sleep on but do not expect it to be comfortable. it's a really thin matress. i loved that the boats for the excursions picked us up right at our pier. The water taxi did as well which was great since we didn't rent any type of transportation. Ambergies Caye was awesome, i would move there :)