Portofino Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Portofino Beach Resort is a secluded romantic small resort with only 17 accommodations on Ambergris Caye in Belize, which is located 6 miles north of San Pedro. The ambiance is unpretentious also called "barefoot elegance". Portofino Beach resort is located in an area of “la isla bonita” where not so many other resorts or hotels are located, so you will really be at a secluded location.

Amenities of the resort include a spa tub, a spa center, an outdoor fresh water pool with view of the Caribbean Sea, a dive shop, the Portofino Restaurant, the Green Parrot Bistro and Beach Bar. The Portofino Restaurant offers a tree house setting due to the location on the second floor of the main building. The cuisine is European Caribbean Fusion. The Green Parrot Bistro (or “Le Bistro”) is located on the outdoor terrace and is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu of the Portofino Restaurant. The Green Parrot Beach Bar is named after the old lodge that used to be on this property. The beach at the resort could not be used to enter the Caribbean Sea directly due to sea grass. Most guest would prefer to enter the sea at the dock. 
 
Due to the secluded location of the Portofino resort, the only real way to get there is by boat. The resort offers boat transfers, of which the schedule is depending on the arriving and departing guests. The other possibility is by a bumpy road. Taxi's won't go there with exception of the watertaxi (a boat!).


The resort is offering a diversity of tours including kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing trips, including fly fishing, reef fishing and deep sea fishing, mainland tours, including tours of Mayan ruins and zip-lining, and yoga retreats at the Portofino resort. 
 
The Portofino resort has a total of 16 accommodations including 2 beachfront rooms, beach cabanas, 1-bed VIP suites, 2-bed colonial suites and treetop suites. The rooms have ceiling fans and airconditioning. The guests are offered fresh cut soaps with different smells daily by the Soap Butler Service. The beachfront rooms and the beach cabanas have a shared porch. The treetop suites are at the second floor above the colonial suites which are on the first floor. The VIP suites are located at the beach. The Honeymoon Suite, the Royal Orchid, is located on the second floor with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. All these suites have a private balcony. Prices for a stay of a night at this resort start at BZD 500 (USD 250) for double occupancy excluding taxes. The reviews of the resort are mostly good to excellent. 
 
The resort has also next to the other 16 accommodations the Portofino Mansion available, a 4 bedroom beachfront villa of 2 floors, which could accommodate 10 people at maximum. This mansion includes a kitchenette, a dining/ living area and a bathroom at each floor. The first and second floor also have balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea, but at the second floor is also a back porch located with offers a good view of the beatiful sunsets. It is possible to rent the mansion as a whole, but it is also possible to just rent one level of the mansion. 
 
Portofino Beach Resort offer you the possibility to marry overlooking one of the nicest beaches on the island of Ambergris Caye, the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef. You can choose for a small private and intimate wedding or a bigger party. For honeymooners the Portofino resort has a special suite. 
 
The owners of the resort, Sandra and Jan van Noord, opened this resort in November 2001 with 11 rooms. Before buying this resort they met in Europe, fell in love and travelled the world together to find the place for their dream resort. They found this place at Ambergris Caye in Belize with the property which was formerly known as the Green Parrot Lodge. This name has been used for the bistro and bar to remember the history. After opening this resort in 2001, the Portofino Mansion was added in 2006, the pool in 2008 and some years later four suites were added. Sandra and Jan are both active with local tourism boards and they are living on the resort with their two children. 
 
The contact details of Portofino Beach Resort are:  
Phone: +501 226 5096 or +501 678 5096 
Phone (US): 800 813 7880 
Facsimile: +501 226 4272 
E-mail: info@portofinobelize.com