We traveled with a group of 8 people (4 couples). I booked this house about a year ago and spoke with Corrina, via email and telephone, numerous times. I had many concerns as we had never been to Belize before. However, through phone conversations and research, my concerns vanished. Corrina set up all of excursions and they were phenomenal.
The first day we were there, the group decided that they wanted to have a chef come to the house for the entire day. I called Teresa, Corrina's assistant/ property manager, and an hour later had the chef booked for the next day. We also decided to get massages on our pier the same day. One phone call was all it took and we had massages on our island on our dock the same day. We felt like royalty. It is tough to vacation this way!!!
The chefs were amazing. All of our food that day was delicious...words can not do it justice. We were truly spoiled after this. However, the food in San Pedro is fantastic. We did not have one bad meal. The massages were excellent as well.
The house is as pictured. It is fantastic. Villa 1 is perfect for a group of 8. One couple has to share a bathroom but it worked out as the bathroom they shared had two showers. There is a half bath downstairs for the group to use. We had plenty of dishes, cups, etc to prepare full meals. We did buy groceries in San Pedro prior to coming to the island.
This house is on its own private island. We had the place to ourselves for six days and it was incredible. The views are breathtaking. We did not swim in the ocean much but we spent many hours lounging poolside. It was a five minute boat ride to San Pedro. This was perfect. We were able to have quiet time on the island and then party/site see in San Pedro when we wanted.
Last, but not least...DINO...he did everything he could to make our stay fantastic. You could call him on the cell phone provided and he would be there momentarily. He did anything you asked of him at a moments notice. He really does an amazing job as the caretaker. He made our vacation so much more enjoyable.
For those of you with concerns, don't be. Staying in this house was like being at a private resort. We had housekeeping every other day. The toilet paper was never empty. The water station was always full. We didn't have to do much other than lay by the pool and enjoy our vacation.
We did a private snorkel trip with Tony from the Office. This was incredible. He took us to Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley, and Mexico Rocks. He even took