Sapphire Beach Resort3.5 out of 5.0
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Amazing time had a Sapphire Resort. Our stay was just before high season, it felt like we had our own private beach. Amazing staff! Jake was very accommodating with fresh coconuts every morning. Amazing food. Conch fritters out of this world. No Worries Tour - No problem, Hill and his crew took such good care of us, we thought we were the only people at the resort. Beautiful rooms, beautiful beach, beautiful views.
This is a great quality/price ration place. Accessible by boat only and about 15 minutes away from San Pedro. The staff manning the boat goes home after 7pm, so you're in for the night without possibility to go in town. the last boat ride leaves San Pedro around 4pm, if you miss it you're stuck in town.
The resort is 9.5 miles North from San Pedro. The best and the cheapest way to get there is by Coastal Express boat. 20 minute ride for $14 US. It'll take you 45 minutes to get there by cart. We rented one bedroom cabana. It comes with full kitchen which is important, because there is only one restaurant on the premise which is more of a necessity then a luxury for those visitors who don't cook. The residence is excellent. It is new, with beautiful interior and up to high American Standards. King size bed with good mattress. The resort is quite picturesque. Has a very well maintained pool with lounge chairs. The beach is meticulously clean and has lounge chairs. The resort offers free kayaks and pedaling boards, free fishing popes and bait, free snorkeling gear and free bikes. Choosing this resort you get total privacy, relaxation and a peace of mind. You find yourself one on one with the nature. Couple of things, though, to take in consideration. Water comes from local wells and it's a bit salty. If you don't mind salty shower or doing the dishes with salty water then it's OK. It didn't bother us. There is a free of charge five gallon tank with pure drinking water in the room. Be prepared and bring your groceries and booze from the city. However, if you take a bike and go South 1/4 mile (3 minute ride) on a jungle road on the right you will find a store (owner Rudy) where you can get cold beer, rum and basic groceries. Since the resort is in a close proximity with the jungle there are lots of midges in the evenings. Repellent and jungle oil are necessary. At the front desk you can buy all of this. Resort has free internet and it works well. There is no TV, but at the front desk you may take free DVDs with movies. You may see black and garden snakes. They are recluse, though, and try to avoid people. You'll definitely see many iguanas. Sun-flies, fly doctors and sand flees are a problem in the evenings. Protect yourselves. Other than that, I highly recommend this resort for those who would like to get away from the rat-race. Highly recommend this resort for newlyweds.
We had a blast at Sapphire. The staff is fantastic and really caters to their guests from the office to the restaurant to the tours. Everyone is exceptional at their job. We will definitely be back very soon!
An incredible place. Very quiet and with a first class service. The rooms have everything you need so you do not get out of there if you want. The pool and bar are enjoyed in full. The private beach is appreciated. The staff makes you feel at home. Congratulations!
Broken blinds that fall apart when opening & closing, locked safe we couldn't use to hide our cash (which they couldn't figure out how to fix), many missing "main" utensils (no knives, oven cookware, and more..) in kitchen - needed to cook our groceries, horribly dirty ocean water out front, not a beach to swim and we never saw anyone here on site in, was bad! Huge piles of sitting dead sea-grass on beach; garbage, and eye-soars directly left and right of our room & hotel, looked like a garbage dump next door, and garbage all over the beach with bugs because of it all (which I took many pics to prove), bathroom door creeks horribly loud when opening & closing - waking the other person up, unacceptable slow shower water pressure the entire time, crappy/cheap couch that falls apart and we fall thru a couple of times when sitting on it, outdated TV and DVD player not working correctly, no tv channels whatsoever, batteries dead in remotes. I suggest Cancun if going, that way. All the fun is out deep in the ocean, take my word for it. Roads are horrible getting there and leaving. I could write a book. Sad. We were very disappointed with our AirBnB host Lisa from "Getaway Beach Adventure with Sun, Sand, and Reef! - Entire home/apt hosted by Lisa". The positive: Decent food & staff was very friendly.
I stayed here for 8 days during the July 4th week. The place is nice. The beach is awesome and the resort grounds are kept very clean. The resort is very far from the town of San Pedro so you will need a golf cart to get around and even then it is still a good 30-45 min drive going about 15 mph. I would plan on getting a golf cart AND using the water taxi if you want to go into town often. If you are looking to just get away from it all this place is perfect. If you like night life...not so much. You will need the town for that. Also, plan your meals accordingly. There are several places to eat nearby but they are pricey. The onsite restaurant is great but again it is not cheap but not too bad either if you are in vacation mode ($20 a plate). If I go back I am definitely staying here again as I like privacy.
I stayed at two different resorts on the islands and this one was my favorite. The staff is excellent especially Ari, who was such a welcoming host and made me feel right at home especially as a solo female traveller. They keep the place spotless and the beach is right in their backyard. Thanks for such a good experience!!
We stayed in a 1 bedroom condo with a well stocked kitchen and Futon couch that worked as an extra bed. We had a view of both the beach and pool from our porch. Bring plenty of bug spray! The staff will spray in the AM and evening around the courtyard as well as raking the sand. The Resort will send a driver to pick you up when landing at the airport. They will also reserve a golf cart to use when traveling back and forth to town. There is a Mada Market down the road which delivers beer/wine and food if over a certain dollar amount. I don't know the dollar amount because we ordered cases of beer and numerous bottles of wine. The staff was great and I need to give a shout out to Tony! He worked as bartender and waiter, and ran food to our room when needed. Check out El Secreto Restaurant South of Saphire and Elvi's Rest. in town. Also, pick up a bottle of Marie Sharp's Habanero Pepper Sauce. It's a food staple made in the Mayan mountains. We hope anyone reading this gleened some advice.
The management and services were very good. Our individual unit was well stocked and super clean.The entire grounds & pool were clean and well cared for. We would stay again for a quiet few days away from it all. Only downside was it's distance from town. Water taxi is better option than golf cart rental.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 151 reviews