Carefree and luxurious beautiful home and location!
Submitted: July 11, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
One thing needs to be stressed for those choosing between multiple venues on Ambergris Caye - THIS. IS. THE. SPOT. The house is a masterpiece in every way. From design, to the beautiful beach and personal dock, to the luxurious top-tier mattresses in every bedroom (which was very important for picky sleepers like ourselves). The design of the house is unparalleled - and yes, the pictures barely do the house justice. Walking through the front door for the first time will instantly take your breath away and put a smile on your face. The plunge pool is perfect for a quick salty wash-off, or a nice dip in between laying out on the dock or patio. Our favorite highlights were the wonderful Diana (and her lovely pup Hydro) who is more than eager to make sure that every facet of your trip will be as wonderful as possible. With a day-in-advance notice, she can take you wherever you need to get to on her personal boat. The house chef, Sylvia, is HIGHLY recommended, and her dishes were unrivaled during our trip and made in the convenience of our own kitchens. The bedrooms/bathrooms are beautiful, and the AC units in each room cool it down in a matter of minutes once inside. A trip to Rojo for sunset drinks and dinner is highly recommend, as is using White Sands for their diving expertise. We also highly recommend the Zipline/Cave-Tubing Day Trip - a truly unique and thrilling experience. Having your groceries' pre-ordered and stocked in your fridge is a must, but be careful not to over-order. Most importantly, we come from a bustling city where everything is normally planned in advance, and at the expert advice of Richard and Diana, it's important to get on "Belize Time", and allow your plans to take shape as late as the day before. The weather was beautiful - high 80's the entire week, with a nice wind throughout (which is a life-saver). Only one or two quick rain-showers, and one beautiful nighttime thunderstorm that we enjoyed staying up to watch. In conclusion, the house has all the space for double the 4 people in our party, if not more. Richard and Diana go to great lengths to be as involved as possible, reaching out before your stay, and staying in touch while graciously aside as your trip unfolds. You won't find a better home with more high-quality amenities than at Casa Rana.
The boat ride from the airport is about an hour to the house, there are mosquitos, and other than that - we dare you not to fall in love with the magnificent Casa Rana.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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