2 Bedroom / 2 Bath with Spectacular Caribbean Ocean Views
About Dawnita Miller
We are Mike and Dawnita Miller. The first time we visited we fell in love with the beautiful island and it's equally beautiful people. We are scuba divers, beach lovers & foodies. We own a restaurant in the States and have spent our careers in the hospitality industry. When you choose our home, you also get us as your virtual tour guides. We'll send you information about all our favorite places on the island, from restaurants & food tours, to excursions, fishing, diving and more! We'll do everything possible to help you enjoy our slice of paradise as much as we do. Feel free to contact us anytime.
Dawnita Miller purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Dawnita Miller chose San Pedro
We traveled the Caribbean and found that after a while every island started to look the same, with their Diamonds International, and thatched roof Starbucks - that is until we visited Ambergris Caye. The waters surrounding Ambergris Caye are too shallow for cruise ships to dock, thus the island has escaped becoming the tourist traps that many have succumbed to. Our small island is home to only 22,000 people, and every restaurant, shop and tour is owned and run by local people with a friendly Belizian flaire that you won't find anywhere else. There are no chains or franchises, just wonderful, eclectic local gems to be discovered as you explore the island. We loved the fact that Belize is English speaking and the U.S. dollar is accepted just like the Belizian dollar at a rate of 1 USD to every 2 BZE, which makes it super easy to pay for dinner! After some research we discovered that Grand Caribe is the nicest resort on the island. Grand Caribe is truly a five star resort with top notch staff who want nothing more than to make your vacation one you'll remember for a lifetime. When we travel, we like to treat ourselves to the best, and that's why we purchased our home at Grand Caribe.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking on veranda only please.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great vacation! Super easy. Grand Caribe is great and kids had a great time. Condo was perfect, clean, large (daily laundry...easier than being home!)
Plenty of activities and was great to relax by the pool and read...
Thanks so much for taking time to write a review and share your experience! So glad you enjoyed! Totally agree on the laundry service - it's the ultimate mom luxury! Please know you are welcome back anytime!
Started missing it before we left!
Our first time to Belize so no matter how much research we did, we were still unsure of what to expect. Cab was waiting for us at the airport. Check-in was a breeze with a nice cold washcloth to wash off a full day of travel along with a refreshing drink. The room is in a perfect location to everything. Forget to take your drink to the pool? Ask those still in the room to hand it over the balcony to you. My husband and daughter loved fishing from the dock and caught (and released) multiple bonefish and snapper and saw a turtle, ray and a shark swim by at night. The pool never felt crowded in the least and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The ride out to Secret Beach is quite acceptable. (drive to the right, all the way down for more space vs to the left or straight ahead). Waraguma had EXCELLENT tacos and fajitas. Blue Water Grill was I think our favorite for both lunch and dinner. Estelle's Dine by the Sea had great breakfast (mind the ants coming from the trees) We weren't impressed with Elvi's Kitchen (prices, food and service) and not sure I'd feel the need to hit El Fagon again. The sushi at Aqua at the Grand was REALLY good. Take it to go as the vibe inside is weird and cold. Rain has a beautiful ambience but HATE the house/trance music. Put on some nice local music!!! Food wasn't anything exciting but better than expected. The onsite grocery had what you need in a pinch. Definitely grab some of the handmade ice cream popsicles (around the corner by the ATM). There are so many little grocery stores in town to choose from. Find Maria's fruit stand south of town (down where they are building a Marriott). She is a doll and makes the best juices, salsas and guac. We did parasailing twice from the dock and found the snorkeling to be MUCH better at Mexico Rocks vs Hol Chan. Swimming with the nurse sharks was cool but we saw a few at Mexico Rocks along with a turtle, moray eel, SO many rays and a few unnerving barracudas and WAY more fish! Plus they pick you up from the dock and it's only about 15 minutes to that site. We did several trips inland that we loved. Lamanai and kayaking (not tubing) through the Cave Branch river were AMAZING. Already planning our next trip back to Belize. You really can't go wrong. This condo was perfect for us and our 11 yr old daughter. She loved all of the pools and they were so warm, even I didn't mind being in them at night. We even kayaked out to the reef and saw additional fish. Can't go wrong!
Thanks so much for taking the time to share all your amazing experiences on our little island! Catching fish off the dock! Good for you! If you get to missing Ambergris too much, please know you are welcome back to our home anytime!
Great Condo in a Beautiful Setting
Our trip to Belize was just great - due to the amazing isle of Ambergris but also due to the wonderful condo we stayed in. Grand Caribe is a great resort with all of the amenities you would expect from your nicer resorts (Ritz, JW Marriott, Westin, etc.). Great pools, hot tubs, swim up bar, pool food/beverage service, nice (albeit, small) beach, good restaurants (we really liked Rain - amazing view!!) and a great pier that makes pickups for outings extremely convenient.
The location is great too - only about 1.5 miles from downtown San Pedro. However, there are bars and restaurants all over the place that make a trip into town unnecessary every night.
The condo itself was immaculately maintained and had all of the creature comforts you would want - three TVs, comfy beds, nice balcony, etc.. We didn't do a ton of cooking in the condo but did find the coffee maker, brick oven, toaster and wide assortment of glasses very handy. Having maid and laundry service every day was great. Everyone we interacted with at the resort was very nice.
Finally, Dawnita was very helpful throughout the reservation and trip-planning process. A really great host for a great condo in a beautiful part of the world. Hope to make it back!
Colin....Thanks so much for taking time to share about our favorite place in the world! So happy to have a little part in making your vacation memorable. We hope you make it back too! You are welcome anytime!
Dawnita’s condo was just as described. Comfortable, beautifully appointed, and perfect location with view of pool and ocean! The staff at Grand Caribe were very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed several delicious meals poolside! The golf carts were so fun and we got around to several of the local spots with ease! The only thing lacking in Amber Gris are nice beaches. The sea grass is thick which makes the water murky, but our excursions snorkeling and fishing were awesome. The water is so clear when you get beyond the beach! If you’re looking for a beach swim, you can head to Secrets Beach which was a short golf cart ride away! If you’re looking for a very peaceful and relaxing destination, you will love it here!
Maureen....So happy to hear you enjoyed our home and your time on the island! Sorry to hear the sea grass was thick during your stay. It's not always like that, and there doesn't seem to be any reliable way to predict the blooms. So glad you found "secret" beach and had a relaxing vacation. Please know you are welcome back anytime!
Dawnita's condo was perfect! The view, the amenities, decor, location...we couldn't be happier! She was also very responsive to any and all questions we had about the property and area.
Maureen.....Thank you for taking time to share your experience. So glad you enjoyed our home and Ambergris Caye! It was my pleasure answering questions and assisting in planning. Always happy to help! Please know you are welcome back anytime!
Had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks at Grand Caribe. Dawnita was so helpful and made sure everything was perfect. The condo was beautiful! Had a great time using the free bikes, going snorkeling at Mexico Rocks and all the great places to scuba dive, including The Blue Hole. Loved having the Beach Basket grocery store and the new pizza shop right at GC, if we didn’t feel like heading into town. Can’t wait to come back next year!
Paula.....Thanks so much for taking time to share your experience! And the Great Blue Hole - wow! We would be honored to host you again next year. You are welcome back anytime!