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Sapphire Beach Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I chose this resort for my trip to Belize because of the raving reviews and a good rate discount, however, I was disappointed in its location and especially the fact that their beach is so shallow and so close to the reef, that you won't be able to swim even from the dock. If your idea of vacation is to spend your time by the pool or in a hammack on the beach, then this resort is for you. Yes, the people are super nice and super friendly and super helpful. The property grounds are also nice. But the resort is pretty small, there is another resort sandwiched in, which is currently under slow construction. I'm not quite sure, why it is considered Luxury resort on

We stayed here for a full week in April 2018. The accommodations are amazing! It is a very beautiful, well-maintained property. Tranquility is indeed what you will find here! It is 10 miles north of San Pedro but a great place to relax and unwind! Words cannot describe how great the staff is from the reception area, restaurant, housekeepers, massage therapists and the dive staff! We embarked on several snorkeling adventures and loved having Hill and the other staff with us to assist us! Our favorite was Mexico Rocks! As far as massages I had two of the best massages I’ve ever had here (an individual and a couples) on the beach! Special thanks to Vanessa! This is a special place we will never forget and will highly recommend to friends!❤️🌴

I would go back to this resort in a heartbeat and loved the relaxing calm atmosphere and everything about this resort. Activities can be booked with staff and the resort restaurant food is unbelievable

Loved the location, loved the people, and the scenery met all expectations! The room was nice, I’d upgrade to a Sea View next time. A “shout out” to the staff for always being “on it” and going above and beyond at any chance to make our vacation even better! ...and Ari.. he’s the MAN.. if you need it, and it’s possible, he’ll make it happen. And just as important, he’s straight up, if he can’t do something he’ll tell you that as well. REPECT !

We returned this week from 9 days, 8 nights at the Sapphire Beach Resort. We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend this location for anyone wanting to spend time on Ambergris Caye but having some space between their base camp and town. Ari, Gabriel, and Carol at the main desk were great. We loved getting to know everyone at the Gem Restaurant and Tiki bar and the food and drinks were excellent (Thanks Emma and Tony) No Worries Tours located right on site were also fantastic and we had 3 trips we will remember for our lifetimes. This isn't the easiest or closest place to town to get to, but for us, that only added to the experience and appeal. Thanks everyone for giving our family a fantastic vacation experience. We hope to see you again soon!

Ari literally saved our trip. We had rented a home in San Pedro that not accurately described nor were the pictures accurate. The pictures had shown a beach, a well kept home and were taken prior to a nightclub being built next door 4 years ago. After only sleeping 3 hours the three nights we stayed here, we drove to Saphire to visit the resort. From the moment we arrived Ari and his staff went out of their way to make a stay comfortable and memorable. Words can not express how appreciative we are. As the days progressed, I watched Ari, who is the GM, care for the property and guests as if it was his own business. I'm not sure who owns Saphire but they fortunate to have such a great person works for them. Ari's dedication resonates and is shown the way the resort is cared for and the attitudes of the staff. While the resort is a bit out of town, we found it extremely relaxing and easy to access via water taxi or golf cart rental. I wouldn't let the location be a factor if you're considering staying here.

We really enjoyed the resort, the staff and all of the amenities. There were two things that we would have liked differently: It took us 50 minutes from San Pedro to get to the resort because of the road condition and there is no TV at the resort. We stayed at the resort for a month and would have liked to watch the news and the Olympics.

The resort is nice, but there were some hiccups. Despiting booking for four people we were placed in a room for 2 people and had to move 2 days after checking in. People at the resort are awesome. Sapphire is far from town so be prepared for may golf cart excursions and be prepared to pay $$$ for the carts. The resort does not own the carts but they have them available for rental. It's expensive.

Beautiful place. Very secluded and way off the beaten path! 10 miles from San Pedro either boat ride or 1 hour vehicle ride to town. No tv other than movies. The resort has a restaurant which serves all meals. Rooms are spacious and we'll decorated. Really enjoyed our time here the only downfall is the distance between the resort and town.

Quiet, friendly, quiet, really quiet and really friendly. Sea grass was an issue but staff was working on it all day trying to get rid of it. This is basically an HOA run place and very well kept. The North "road" was only put in about 3 years ago and the condition is rough. You can tell who's been drinking or not simply but who's driving straight, The Drunk, and the sober one is all over the road avoiding the bomb craters. The water taxi is great just have to plan on the schedual of when it runs. Not much to do at the resort other than relax, sit by the beach or pools. Food is good, staff is great. Plan some adventures through the front desk or through the dive shack next door to the office. The No Worries Tour group was great too. On shore winds blew out diving for the first couple of days but we did get out and saw some great sea life and great dives. I'd avoid the Mexico Rocks snorkeling trip, dead coral caused by to much human contact is basically blah. Get out and see Secret Beach, leave before noon to really enjoy it before the crowd shows up. The trip is about 45 mins to an hour on the "road" but it's worth the time, DO NOT take anything to drink for along the way, it won't make it. Town is far away and not much really to do other than pass through on your way to another adventure. If you ever watched a Jason Bourne Movie this is the place in the movies or at least pretty close. Plan adventures, and look at each thing as a new adventure and you will have a great time. Sit around and enjoy the quiet relaxing pools and short walks around and you will have a great time.

10 Miles North Ambergris Caye San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Sapphire Beach Resort is located 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from GoFish Belize and 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from Belizean Melody Art Gallery. This 37-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Mexico Rocks.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Gem Restaurant, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.


The 37 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Sapphire Beach Resort features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for BZD 100.00 per room one-way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a garden and wedding services.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

King 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 6

One Bedroom Sea Front Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedrooms Sea View Suite

King 2 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 178 reviews