Before there was The Phoenix, there was The Paradise Hotel.
In 1970, Jerry and Linda McDermott built The Paradise Hotel, the second hotel on Ambergris Caye. It served as a memorable vacation getaway for many of the first visitors to the area, and its dockside bar was a popular hangout for locals.
Jerry and Linda sold The Paradise in 1991 and bought it back in 2004. In 2008, their daughter Kelly, her husband Mukul, and their business partner Mark opened The Phoenix Resort, offering an even more memorable vacation experience to a new generation of visitors.
From our humble beginnings under a thatch roof in a sleepy fishing village, to becoming the top resort in vibrant San Pedro, one thing that we will never change is the importance we place on great customer service. In the absolute best way possible, we’re kinda obsessed with our guests…and we’re not afraid to show it.