The X’tan Ha Resort is a luxury resort on Ambergris Caye, the largest of the many islands that speckle Belize’s reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the western hemisphere. Located on pristine white sands next to the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by lush landscaping, this resort provides an ideal island escape without having to go without any luxuries.
The resort is located 7.2 miles north of San Pedro, the island’s town on one of the island’s best beaches. The island itself is one hour from the mainland if traveling by boat but only 15 minutes by air. The most popular mode of transport on the island are golf carts which are readily available for hire but there are also water taxis that provide transport to and from the town and the different resorts located over the island.
Accommodation at the X’tan Ha resort is in one bedroom villas that are fully furnished and feature kitchenette, living area, dining area, bath with shower and private veranda.
Food & Dining
The resort boasts the Temple Run Restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides an assortment of American and Caribbean dishes. The restaurant features a special of one of the Belizean favourites each day and on Thursdays will even give classes on how to cook one of the island’s favorites, Ceviche. The restaurant sports a casual Belizean atmosphere in which to enjoy your dining.
As well as the restaurant there is a bar on the beach and the resort also has its own outdoor pool. Activities that guests can enjoy for free include use of the famous water trampoline, kayaks, volleyball, pedal boats and paddle boards.
Staff & Service
The genuine quality and friendly service offered by the resort’s staffs makes your stay a real ‘home away from home’ experience with many guests and staff remaining life-long friends after their encounters. Not only will the staff assist with anything you may need at the resort, they will also assist you in making any arrangements for activities outside the resort as well. Like one of the many tours available either on the water or on the mainland.
Although the reef and the sea can provide an abundance of adventures like diving, snorkelling and fishing, for those that seek still more adventures, tours to the mainland include jungle treks, waterfalls, cave tubing, zip lining and visits to Mayan ruins, most of which will also offer the opportunity for some great scenery featuring the tropical rainforests and Mayan Mountains.
There are two Belizean Dollars to one US Dollar and most places accept US currency but try and keep some small denominations as often the change will be given in Belizean Dollars.
Although most establishments will readily accept any of the major credit and debit cards, there is only one ATM Machine on the island and that of course, provides cash in Belizean Dollars. Try to use all your local currency before leaving the country as Belizean Dollars may be hard to exchange once you reach home.