Resort Day Pass: Enjoying the Gorgeous Pool and Beach at Las Terrazas Resort

Earlier this week, I headed to Las Terrazas Resort, 3.5 miles north, Ambergris Caye, to take advantage of their newly announced Resort Day Pass. For what I think is a very reasonable price, you have access to a wide array of beautiful lounging locales and cool activities.

Gorgeous pool and loungers at Las Terrazas
Crazy comfy loungers or you can lounge in the pool

I often get asked: “Do any resorts offer day passes to use the pool?” and “Who has a great beach on Ambergris Caye?” Las Terrazas Resort definitely fits the bill. Let me give you the details for the Resort Day Pass and then get to my photos!

The details for the Las Terrazas Resort Day Pass

It is suggested that you call ahead. Just to make sure there are spots available/that there is no special event at the resort that day.

I did. And checked in at the front desk. I was given a neon-orange day bracelet, and a fluffy towel before I walked around for a bit…to plan my day.

The beach was looking GOOD

They have made a few changes to the beach over the last year and it looks AMAZING. Las Terrazas made the big investment in a Surf Rake last May (I stopped by to check in out May 2023) and this is my first time back to admire the results. The rocky seawall is gone…

Broad beach at Las Terrazas

I LOVE laying on the beach – with the breeze and the sounds of the water. And so great to see kids making sand castles.

Broad broad beach
The long curved dock
The long and curved dock

The machine at rest – it’s the only one on the island.

Beach Rake at Las Terrazas Resort

But first…the gorgeous, tres chic pool.

Pool at Las Terrazas

The wait staff is super attentive – if you need a drink or food by the pool. I thought I’d have lunch in the restaurant – just because it looks so appealing. And the windows looking over the pool were thrown wide open on this perfect Belize day.

My seat at Las Terrazas

The chicken quesadilla was simple and delicious. (Prices are in BZD)

Las Terrazas Belize menu
VIew of pool from my seat in the O Restaurant
My seat at the O Restaurant

After lunch, I found a shady spot on the sand…enjoyed the breeze and dozed for a few minutes (I think…)

Beach lounging at Las Terrazas

I wanted to try the “glass” or clear kayaks. I’m not going to lie…I wasn’t expecting much. But then clearly I’d forgotten how CRYSTAL CLEAR can be…

Hobie cat and Kayaks for use

I had talked my old friend Jahfeth (who has been with Las Terrazas now for 5+ years) into coming with me. I was stunned to hear that he has been working for 5 years, I was stunned to hear that he is 25 years old now and has his own family…I think I first met him about 15 years ago!

Getting old is not easy 😉

Jahfeth helping me on paddle
I definitely wouldn’t have made it to the reef without him

The boat affords a crazy cool view in the water. We saw conch shells, plenty of seagrass and patch coral as we got closer (but not too close!) to the reef.

In the glass kayak
Glass kayak

Very very cool. And the view as we coasted back. I caught up with Jahfeth and we came to the same conclusion. We are crazy lucky to live on this island – with this water and this incredible reef.

View of Las Terrazas from water
Lounging on the beach

I found a spot in the shady, on the beach, and just soaked it in. It’s very easy to take where you live for granted – even here on Ambergris Caye – but sigh…

A day like this set me straight. Perfect weather, super friendly staff, plenty of staff, cold drinks, and a rare trip (for me!) out on the water. I felt like I was on vacation. And spent over 5 hours at the resort instead of my pre-planned 2 or 3. A fantastic day.

Thank you for the invite Las Terrazas – I had a really good day. And readers, please know that as always, my opinions are mine all mine.

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  1. Ken White on January 7th, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Your comments are well received and appreciated. Your photography is great. Photos are crisp and clean.

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 8th, 2024 at 8:38 am

      thank you

  2. Andrea on January 7th, 2024 at 11:08 am

    I am a recent subscriber and have really enjoyed reading about your adventures! Great, valuable, and entertaining info!
    I would love your recommendations on local spot to have a wedding reception “after party”. Must have live music or DJ.
    We have been to the island about 5 times total over the years and prefer staying north of town. We will be on the island mid February for our daughters wedding and are looking for a casual place to accommodate up to 60 people(not all will go to after party). The wedding is at Coco Beach and all guests are staying either there or nearby. Might you have any thoughts? Thank you so much!!

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 8th, 2024 at 8:38 am

      Is this more late night? what day of the week? Do you want it to be private or do you want to joing a party 🙂

  3. Ori on January 7th, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    Book our unit at Las Terrazas! Sleeps 6, ocean view, steps to the pool and beach and no stairs! Have fun!

    • John Lewis on January 8th, 2024 at 7:52 pm

      How much for a week?

    • Mark R on January 13th, 2024 at 12:42 pm

      We will be there for 3 days starting next Sunday. Can you accommodate me?

  4. Stephanie on January 8th, 2024 at 2:47 pm

    how did you get there? by golfcart, how long from the main town did it take?

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 10th, 2024 at 8:24 am

      15 mins about – they are right next to the paved road.

  5. E.V. Downey on January 31st, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Huh, on this recommendation 3 of us who live here took the afternoon and did the pass. We were charged $22.50 US each. No towel. We sat in the beach and at first had a waiter who brought us a round of drinks — 2 hurricanes and 1 glass of wine. We then never saw him again, or any other waiter, for the 3 hours we were there after. We did the kayaks but had to help carry them and then carry them back which seemed a little weird for a supposed luxury resort. We were absolutely ignored after that. Then when we went searching around for a bill it was $53 US for 3 drinks. We felt this was a complete rip off and completely mediocre compared to many other, much cheaper activities available. And we were told that menu is in US prices. Thank goodness no one ever showed up to take our food order! Just want to warn people that this can turn into a expensive afternoon of mediocrity. Quite a disappointment.

    • San Pedro Scoop on February 1st, 2024 at 8:03 am

      Thanks for the feedback – it’s good to get all experiences. Did you sign in at the front desk?

      • E.V. Downey on February 3rd, 2024 at 9:26 am

        Yes we signed in and paid and got wrist bands. The first 45 minutes or so the guy assigned to us was quite attentive. Then he disappeared and we never saw him again. A guy got us kayaks but then he disappeared too so we had to haul them back out. No big deal but just felt a little deserted. They were setting up for some big event but there were tons of employees standing around when we went to search out our bill. The woman who gave it to us told us that all the prices on the menu you show here and that we used were US prices. It was not marked at the bottom the way it is here. So $52.50 US for 2 cocktails and a glass of wine. Just wanted people to be aware so they can plan accordingly. We usually swim off the Sandbar dock. The beach and chairs there are fine. Then we can get an entire meal and a few cocktails each at Sandbar for 3 people for the same price. The glass bottom kayaks were definitely worth the day pass fee! Anyway, not trying to be difficult, just don’t want people to be shocked the way we were. We wanted an afternoon of luxury and we were prepared to pay for it. We got an afternoon of mediocre and paid too much!