One night in the honeymoon suite at the gorgeous Portofino Resort – as you can imagine, I was pretty excited. Portofino is located 6 miles north on Ambergris Caye along a pretty gorgeous stretch of beach and even more gorgeous reef and snorkelling area called Mexico Rocks.
I had passed the resort by boat many times, walked by and admired the property but I haven’t visited in over 5 years. That was in what I like to call my “dark ages” or P.B. -the Pre-Blog era. A crazy, senseless time when I didn’t take pictures AT ALL. What was I doing with my life?!
I arranged to meet the Portofinio boat in town – the owners’ son was just getting out of school and was also taking the boat back home. He got on, helped push us off and we cruised the beautiful 20 minute ride up the resort. Take note of the Portofino logo at the front of the boat…you’ll see it repeated throughout the resort’s common areas. Another beautiful and thoughtful touch.
Portofino is what I love in a resort in Belize. You KNOW that you are in Belize. Beautiful Belizean hard woods, palapas, fabrics and arts. This spot is so tastefully done.
Let me just show you some pictures.
Of the lobby.
The lounge area and the pool.
Let me just show you the pictures.
I had a shower and a deep deep jacuzzi.
Amazing, amazing, amazing. But all I could think of was those hammocks over the water. Bathing suit on, I headed out. And was not the least bit disappointed. I MEAN SERIOUSLY?
Butt just dipped in the water, soft swaying hammock, there is no better way to get sun. None. I’d spend most of my morning the next day here too.
A dip in the ocean…
A little in the pool…
11 hours of sleep in the super comfortable bed. ELEVEN! But this hammock was my home base. My office for the best part of my honeymoon.
So many pictures…so much gushing…I know! But I am absolutely in love with Portofino. So charming, so personalized, so beautiful. AND, another way to my heart, the best internet service I’ve experience at any hotel or resort in Belize.
Let’s fast forward to the resort at night. Portofino also has a first class restaurant.
The food was really really good. The stuffed grouper was divine. My seafood medley? Just look at it. Sweet sweet fresh crab. What a treat.
And one of the best caye lime pies on the island. Frozen yet light and fluffy. Tart. Yum.
Portofino’s boat can pick you up in town or your resort so you too can feast on this divine food.
Total bliss. I absolutely loved my stay at Portofino. LOVE. What an amazing way to experience Belize. From this resort, from THAT hammock, from this dock…Belize perfection.
For all of the information on this super special spot on Ambergris Caye, check out Portofino’s website.