Our Story

The Phoenix is located on the historic site of The Paradise Resort Hotel, the second hotel built on Ambergris Caye and one of Belize's most popular vacation destinations for over forty years.

Long before there was The Phoenix, in the early 1970s Jerry McDermott and his wife Linda visited San Pedro and fell in love with the sleepy fishing village and built The Paradise Resort Hotel. For many years, the Paradise's bar and dock were a favorite among locals, while its thatch cabanas were a rustic getaway for many of the first visitors to Ambergris Caye.


They sold the hotel in 1991 and moved to the mainland of Belize. In 2004 Jerry and Linda bought the resort back and took down The Paradise Hotel in order to build The Phoenix, a larger and more luxurious resort at the same prime beachfront location in San Pedro.


The Phoenix now provides a new generation of visitors to Ambergris Caye a memorable vacation just like The Paradise did for so many years.

Location

The Phoenix is the only upscale resort located in the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, just steps away from the best shopping, dining, and nightlife that the island has to offer.

This prime location makes it easy for guests of The Phoenix to explore the charming town of San Pedro and relax in the luxury of The Phoenix each night without the need to take a water taxi or a long golf cart or car taxi ride to and from town. That is necessary when traveling from other resorts located north and south of San Pedro.


The Phoenix is also a 2 to 3 minute drive from San Pedro’s airstrip. The Phoenix provides complimentary ground transportation to and from the airstrip for its guests. Our Guest Services staff can also arrange the 15 minute domestic air transfers from Belize City (BZE) to San Pedro (SPR) or assist in arranging other domestic air itineraries if coming from a different location in Belize.


To reach Belize, guests typically fly United, American, Delta, U.S. Air, or Taca via Houston, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Newark, Los Angeles, or San Salvador. All international arrivals occur at Philip S. Goldson International Airport (BZE) located outside of Belize City. From there our Guest Services staff can arrange round trip domestic transfers to San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, where our resort is located.

Press & Awards

The Bliss of Belize

AUG
2014

Get Away, Let Go and Embrace the Simple Life!

JUN
2014

Fodor's World's Best Destination for Solo Travel

APR
2014

The Phoenix Featured on Let's Make a Deal

FEB
2014

2014 Conde Nast Johansens Award Winner - Best Villa and Luxury Apartment in Central America

FEB
2014

The Phoenix Ranks #1 - Trip Advisor 2014 Travelers' Choice - Top 20 Luxury Hotels in Central America

JAN
2014

Best Small Hotels in Central America - Trip Advisor 2014 Travelers' Choice

JAN
2014

Finding Bliss in Belize

JAN
2014

Destination Belize

JAN
2014

Belize Bond-Esque Hideaways

DEC
2013

AFAR Belize Guide Video

SEP
2013

Review of The Phoenix Resort

MAR
2012

Island in the Sun

MAR
2012

Luxury on Ambergris Caye

MAR
2012

Named 2011 Best Resort Hotel and Best Small Hotel in Belize

FEB
2012

The World's Best Hotels

JAN
2012

10 for the Road, The World's Best

JAN
2012

Named Top 25 in Central America for Trendiest

JAN
2012

Named Top 25 in Central America for Best Relaxation and Spa

JAN
2012

Named Top 25 in Central America for Best for Families

JAN
2012

Named Top 25 in Central America for Best Service

JAN
2012

Named #1 Hotel in the World

JAN
2012

The Phoenix on The Today Show

AUG
2011

Belize, Please!

MAY
2011

Upscale Phoenix Resort Draws New Type of Traveler to Ambergris Caye

MAY
2011

Life Slows Down on Ambergris Caye

MAY
2011

The Phoenix on Regis and Kelly

MAY
2011

Hotel Technology

FEB
2011
JAN
2011

Relaxation and Spa

JAN
2011

#1 Ranked Resort in Belize 2010

DEC
2010

Pampering at The Phoenix

DEC
2010

Exclusive Summer Special

AUG
2010

Mind-Body-Spirit-Bonding

MAY
2010

Belize It or Not?!

MAY
2010

The Room Report

FEB
2010

The Phoenix Resort

JAN
2010

Travel Deals: A Winter Getway to Belize

DEC
2009

Desirable Destination

OCT
2009
FEB
2009

A Getaway in Belize, Roads Optional

MAY
2008

Why Stay With Us

Our Location

We are the only upscale resort located in the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye. Our resort offers a prime location just steps away from the best shopping, dining, and nightlife that Ambergris Caye has to offer. This location makes it easy for guests of The Phoenix to explore the charming town of San Pedro and relax in the luxury of The Phoenix each night without the need to take a water taxi or a long golf cart or car taxi ride to and from town. That is necessary when traveling from other resorts located north and south of San Pedro.

Activity Planning & Our Guest Services Staff

An award-winning Guest Services team is available every day from 6am to 11pm to set up exciting and memorable activities on the Caribbean and mainland. We specialize in arranging snorkeling, diving, reef fishing, flats fishing, catamaran sailing, private beach barbecues, as well as cave tubing, zip lining, visits to Maya ruins, jungle river tours, trips to the Belize Zoo, horseback riding, and the ATM cave hike. We can also arrange special experiences like private rooftop dinners, Blue Hole fly overs, mainland helicopter tours, and more. We also provide restaurant recommendations and can make reservations for our guests, which is very important to do during busier times of year on the island when eating at the island’s most popular restaurants.

We Give Things Away For Free

We offer our guests an on-site fitness & yoga center, with complimentary yoga classes, as well as a business center, iPads, Kindles, and Wiis, trip and tour planning, airport transfers in San Pedro, daily housekeeping and nightly turn down service, in suite bottled water, coffee, and tea, complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards, and many other complimentary amenities.

Spacious & Luxurious Suites

Interior floor plans range from 1,325 to 1,835 square feet, and each condo’s private veranda is between 355 to 1,115 square feet. Our suites offer a contemporary tropical furnishing package featuring local hardwood cabinetry & doors and custom made Belizean furniture, as well as granite and marble countertops, large showers and Jacuzzi tubs, stainless steel appliances and Kohler fixtures, complimentary iPads, free WiFi, flat screen televisions, DVD players, central air conditioning, ceiling fans, Aveda bath products, plush towels, 100% cotton sheets, full kitchens, and many other amenities.

Great Caribbean Views From Every Suite

The resort was designed so that the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean can be seen from each condo and everywhere else on the property.

We Are Family Friendly

The Phoenix works great for families or larger groups who would like to stay in multiple adjacent suites. Being located in San Pedro, our resort also offers an ideal location for families, as we are in easy walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, etc. Our Guest Services staff also can recommend many different activities fun for both children and adults, such as snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and mainland adventures. including complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards. The Phoenix also offers many on-site amenities ideal for children including two spacious saline pools, a children’s menu at our restaurant, complimentary in-suite iPads, Wiis, DVD, book, magazine, and board game lending library, free WiFi, full kitchens including fridge, microwave, range, dishwasher, toaster, blender, and more, flat screen TVs, cable, DVD players, and a children’s painting classes.

We Are Romantic

The Phoenix is also an ideal destination for couples looking for a luxurious and romantic honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary. Suites are spacious and private and all offer an additional large private Caribbean-facing veranda. The resort offers two pools and an expansive pool deck, an on-site spa, and our Guest Services staff can assist in setting up private rooftop dinners, couples massages, sunset catamaran cruises, champagne on ice in-suite upon arrival, tropical flower decorations, wine and cheese gift baskets, and other special occasion amenities and experiences.

We Carry Aveda®

The Phoenix is proud to be the only resort licensed to carry Aveda soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions in Belize. We provide these complimentary in our suites and they are replenished daily. Our suites also offer hair dryers, make up mirrors, spacious Jacuzzi tubs, washer and dryers, complimentary detergent, and irons and ironing boards. Many other vanity items are also available upon request.

Top Restaurant On-site

Our on-site restaurant Red Ginger serves offers many locally grown fruits and vegetables and Caribbean and Belizean seafood dishes as well as more traditional North American menu items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and via room service. We also offer a kids menu and a bar menu is available throughout the day in between regular meal service. Service is available inside our air conditioned main dining room, outside at the restaurant’s garden patio, poolside at our pool bar, or in condo via room service.

Terrific Spa On-site

Sol Spa, our on-site spa, is San Pedro’s most popular full service day spa. A wide range of services including massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials are available inside the beautiful air conditioned treatment rooms of the spa, inside a guest’s condo, or on a guest’s private Caribbean-facing veranda.

Two Gorgeous Saline Pools

At the center of our property are a spacious two-tiered main pool with an infinity edge and a separate 55’ long lap pool. Saline pools are much gentler on guests’ skin, hair, and eyes than traditional chlorine pools. Large pool decks surround both pools and many chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas are available poolside for guests to enjoy. There is also a pool bar open daily providing food and drink service.


Convinced yet? We hope so. Please contact us if you would like to make a reservation or if you have any other questions about our resort. We will be happy to assist you in planning your vacation in Belize.

Contact

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Personal Information

Travel Information

Toll Free

1-877-822-5512

Direct

011-501-226-2083

011-501-226-2021

Fax

011-501-226-2232

Email

info@thephoenixbelize.com