|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
My Condo is rented as. a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit but can be rented as a 1 bedroom 1bath. For rates see notes in rate section.
My condo is a spacious and luxurious 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1500 square foot unit. It is one of the few condos that is on the water and on the first level so you avoid a lot of stairs. This is in contrast to other units which just have an ocean view. Read what a recent visitor from Sweden said. "Hi Jay, Everything is fantastic!! We have been out diving several times and doing some fishing as well. Your condo is marvelous, fully equiped with everything one could ask for. We very much enjoyed our stay."
Read on to learn more about my condo or better yet, watch my video to see the many reasons you will want to reserve A3.
No matter what you do at the Grand Caribe: Relaxing at one of seven swimming pools while enjoying a drink at the swim-up bar, taking an all day adventure to the most spectacular Barrier Reef snorkeling and scuba sites, in the Northern Hemisphere, cave tubing or visiting ancient Mayan ruins, you will relish the thought of returning to your condo to enjoy the comforts of your relaxing, perfectly appointed and air conditioned retreat.
The condo is complete with a gourmet kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a dinner of delicacies. The master bedroom suite has a king bed and views of the Caribbean. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower There are 3 flat screen TV's with satellite programming. One is in each bedroom and one is in the living room. Wireless internet access is available at no charge. Luxurious bed linens, pillows and coverlets grace each bedroom. The furniture and art work, created in Belize, reflect the traditions of the tropics. Canterra tile floors provide a cool and relaxing atmosphere along with mahogany cabinetry and ceiling fans.
The location surpasses all others. It is a short golf cart ride to the charming fishing village of San Pedro and walking distance to many excellent restaurants and bars.
To give you a more complete description I have included a Welcome message that guests find in my condo to guide them on their way to a 'Luxurious Adventure'.
Welcome to Mr Jay’s Casa de Belize
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the front desk by friendly staff that will be taking care of all your needs during your stay at the Grand Caribe Belize Resort. While you are there, make a reservation for the onsite restaurant “Rain” for early cocktails and dinner for that night. You will find excellent food and great ambiance at this roof top, 4th floor restaurant and terrace named Rain. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hugo master chef, originally from Spain and his wife Victoria, own and manage the restaurant with spectacular views of the Caribbean. This year they have opened a new and very romantic, Italian inspired restaurant on the third level below Rain named Uvo, specializing in homemade pasta, seafood and daily gourmet fare.
In the morning have breakfast at Ak-Bol, a yoga retreat. Make it there before 10 AM to get a good seat at the bar looking out to the sea. You will find this “Cheers” kind of place about 200 yards to the south (REMEMBER LEFT FOOT IN THE WATER, YOU ARE GOING SOUTH, RIGHT FOOT IN THE WATER YOU ARE GOING NORTH). Say hi to Melio, the owner, originally from Chicago and his wife Kirsten who I'm told is one of the best yoga instructors in Belize. Favorite delights: start with a Belican beer and I suggest you have a couple of salbutes or puposas (chicken, beef or fish). This and a little Maria’s hot sauce and you will be ready for whatever the day has to offer. You also may want to try their Fry Jacks with a fresh tropical fruit plate, most delicious. Morning and afternoon Yoga classes are available for a small fee. One and a half hour full body massage in their upstairs grass hut is highly recommended. You can ask Melio when you are at Ak-Bol to make a reservation.
There are many excursions to enjoy. There is a detail description of each in the information booklet in your unit. Call the Grand Caribe concierge to book your tours including the Lamanai Jungle River Cruise and Mayan Ruins excursion. Want to relax? Spend some time at the swim-up pool bar and café serving tropical drinks and local fare. If you go fishing you can bring back your catch and have the pool cafe prepare it or take it to Akbol to make a feast for you.
Water taxis are readily available for transportation North and South. Have the front desk notify the dock attendant to hail one down. Golf carts are available for rent through Grand Caribe. Dial 0 for the front desk to make a reservation. They have carts available at the resort. You can rent for the day or by the hour if you need a quick trip to town. Carts are a good way to explore the fishing village of San Pedro. It is a charming Caribbean town with good shopping, grocery stores and plenty of bars and restaurants. There is a $5 US round trip toll to cross the bridge into San Pedro. Stop by Fido’s for a drink and I’m told it’s a great place in the evening to see and be seen in town. Also the Blue Water Grill near the airport is on the beach and serves very good local fare. You might want to explore the beautiful resort of Victoria House just a little south of San Pedro.
Other Restaurants to Try:
Palapas, just north of San Pedro at the hardware store circle is a thatched roof bar and restaurant. Good place to hang out and feel the sway of the sea while enjoying good food and drinks. Ask the bartender for markers to add your name to the rungs of the railings. Tell them Mr. Jay sent you and ask for a “Lou” burger”, a specialty created by Lou Gentine of Sargento Cheese Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin. We were all together when Lou concocted this most unusual burger and it has now made its way as a permanent item on the menu.
Capricorn – high end restaurant comes with good recommendations. It is about a mile North, on the beach. Call them at 226-2809 for reservations. You can take a water taxi or walk there along the water.
Ahi Restaurant is just a little north of the Grand Caribe. Take the road or beach path. Lovely outdoor restaurant on the water. Quaint and romantic.
A must do, Sunday Funday at Crazy Canuks, just south of the airport. Live local talent starts playing around 3PM great fun afternoon.
Some Things to Know:
Wireless Internet service is available at no charge. You can log on to either Belkin.ad4 password ce866cb4. Or you can log onto Grand Caribe Guest password ilovegrandcaribe. This one is good if you want to use the Internet at the pool.
The paintings in the Condo were purchased at Belize Arts which is located on the city map (E4) located next doorway, north of Catholic church, east side of front street, next to Fido’s Bar & Restaurant. Introduce yourself to Lindsey, the owner, she is from England. This is a wonderful art gallery and gift shop. You will certainly find some treasure there to take home.
Belize exchange rate - $2 BLZ to $1 US. ATM’s are available at Banks in San Pedro.
To retrieve your messages on the telephone dial 737 use code 1900. Press P for play and D for discard.
Call front desk to make arrangements for complimentary passage to the airport.
There have been many new amenities in the last year at the Grand Caribe.
Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Uvo Restaurant – Fine, Italian inspired, dining in a romantic setting.
Swim-up bar and grill
7 pools and 2 hot tubs
Convenience store on-site
Tours & concierge desk
Aquatic sport rental shop
Golf cart rental on site
Free Internet service throughout the resort
24 hour security
Cable TV with international channels and DVD players
Maid and complimentary laundry service
Safety deposit box
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT MR JAY’S A3 CONDO “The pictures did not do it justice, it was even nicer than we expected!”
“Your condo was extremely well appointed.”
“Your place is beautiful, great local décor and comfy beds”
“Truly a 5 star resort”
If you enjoyed your accommodations and adventures, I would greatly appreciate if you would please write a review. Go to VRBO listing number 348458 and Trip Advisor Listing number 3720438. Many Thanks
Enjoy To The Maximum
Living in the desert, Scottsdale, Arizona, my Belizian ocean front condo gives me the best of all worlds.
Jay Binsfeld purchased this condo in 2008
It's the best, first floor, Ocean Front with direct access to the blue waters of the Caribbean, 5 star resort environment, walking distance to great restaurants, concierge service, room service, the list go on. How could I refuse.
This was hands down one of our best vacations! From the beautiful island and its friendly people, to this amazing resort with helpful and accommodating staff! Jays condo was stocked with everything we needed for an amazing and unforgettable stay. The staff at this resort will arrange any excursions or special occasion events you may have. Can't express enough how wonderful and enjoyable our stay was! Can't wait to return!!
Thanks so much for allowing us to use your beautiful condo. The places is hard to beat. So many activities are available as we took part in fishing, snorkeling at Ho Chan and Shark Ray Alley , rented bikes and spent our fair share soaking up the sun and a few Belikin beers at the swim up pool bar. We ate at the 5 star Rain Restaurant on location many times. Your condo is very comfortable and is one of the best in the complex. Always a cool breeze on the patio which we enjoyed every night. The staff are the best in the world! We highly recommend the whole experience
o.k. . . a cheesy title but absolutely not a cheesy condo !! (we are from Wisconsin !!)
We Loved everything about this condo and our experience at Grand Caribe. Best Ever and we are still raving about it and cannot wait to return !! Absolutely decadent and beyond any expectation. We're pretty particular travelers and there is not a single thing we would have called out on this adventure in Jays condo or at the Grand Caribe.
Condo - EXCEPTIONAL !! right down to the different towel animals every day. Our awesome house keeping person even found the small animal thing my daughter left in her shorts pocket which went thru the laundry. The staff was EXCELLENT ! - they were able to assist in excursion arrangements that were last minute to due schedule changes. Accommodating and super friendly. Not like they "had to" but like they "wanted to". Huge benefit in staying in Belize. the locals truly value tourism.
The condo had everything, and I mean EVERYTHING imaginable. Views, comfort, quiet - Even considering the construction next door, it was still Quiet ! Amazing !
The only thing I would have wanted and didnt experience is Wi-fi on the patio. But that's just super indulgent. The wi-fi worked perfectly . .right up to the patio threshold :-)
Awesome amenities, Exceptional experience, Excellent staff . . it truly was the 'Land of Make Belize' !!
We'll be back . . . thanks Jay !
This condo far exceeded our expectations! The resort was amazing and top notch as well as the condo we stayed in. The best location of all the condos it is front and center closest to the beach and pier. The staff at the resort are so friendly and helpful felt like family trying to help you get the best recommendations and tours for your vacation! The owner Jay was so quick to reply and was so helpful in all of our questions, as it was our first time to Belize. We loved it and would love to go back again! Thanks for a beautiful place to stay and experience the magical island vibe what a special place you have there!
Loved staying in this condo! The ocean views from this unit were breath taking! We loved sitting on the patio. The unit was equipped with everything we needed and very comfortable. Grand Caribe is an exceptional resort and the staff is amazing. They were always there with a smile to help. They helped us plan all our excursions for the week, rent a cart, make dinner reservations, anything we needed. Rain restaurant was wonderful. It’s located on the roof and the sunset views were incredible. The swimming pools are incredibly relaxing and beautiful. We also enjoyed hanging out at the pool bar. Our vacation here was perfect. I would love to come back and stay in this condo again.
This is one of the best properties we have traveled to yet! The staff at Grand Caribe were fantastic to work with. Very accommodating and attentive...from the Front Desk to the main restaurant and pool restaurant staff and house keeping as well. We also received invaluable help and guidance from the concierge desk, when making excursion bookings. Everyone did 110% effort there and were happy to assist. The property facilities themselves were exceptional too. Very clean, well manicured and maintained. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed to feel at home when we weren't out enjoying the outdoors. The condo had incredible views of the turquoise waters, as it looks right out onto the ocean....the water can't be more than 100 feet away. The patio was the perfect way to end the day while enjoying the night breezes as they made the coconut palms dance. The condo was immaculate and in excellent condition. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Belize, at the Grand Caribe and in this Condo. We hope to return someday very soon.
Rates shown are based on the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom configuration.
Rates for the 1 bedroom/1 bathroom configuration for 2 quests and up to 1 child under 12 are as follows:
Winter 2017 - January 2 to April 16, 2017 $319.00 per night
Summer 2017 - April 17 to August 15, 2017 $289.00 per night
Super Savings Season - August 16 to October 31, 2017 $190.00 per night
Early Winter - November 1 to December 20, 2017 $289.00 per night
Rates are based on 2 guests add $50 per guest per night
Children 12 and under no charge
Tax rate above of 19% comprises Belize hotel tax (9%) and resort fee (10%)
Payment and cancellation policy - A deposit equal to 2 nights plus tax is required at the time of booking.
Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival.
Initial 2 night deposit is non refundable. There are no refunds for cancellations of 45 days or less prior to arrival.
There are no refunds for late arrival or early departures. There are no refunds due to airline delays, strikes or weather related delays or cancellations. (Travel Insurance is recommended).
Grand Caribe Belize manages the daily operations of the resort equipped with onsite personal to assist with your resort itinerary. As an added protection to you the traveler, the Grand Caribe reservation department will send you an additional confirmation within 48 hours of you booking your reservation. This confirmation will contain important information such as your reservation confirmation number, breakdown of charges, and details on the complimentary van service from the San Pedro airport to the resort. You must receive this confirmation, if you do not, it is important for you to contact the resort directly at 1-800-488-5903.