Portofino Beach Resort: A Pure Harbor of Luxury and Relaxation
Even the name has a romantic ring: Portofino Beach Resort. Happily, this Ambergris Caye vacation spot lives up to its name “pure harbor,” offering travelers from around the world a pristine environment of luxury and relaxation in Belize, where everyone speaks English, scenery is breathtaking and the pace is so leisurely, you’ll have to work up the energy for excursions to Belize’s natural and cultural wonders. Make Portofino Beach Resort your personal base and see where your curiosity takes you during your visit!
You want it? We’ve got it!
At Portofino Beach Resort, they take the concept of all-inclusive more seriously than most. Their accommodations stun guests who don’t expect lodgings this well-equipped and luxurious. From fastidious housekeeping to air conditioning, find all of the conveniences of home, including a mini-fridge, flat screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi and the little touches that separate an ordinary resort from an extraordinary one, including 24-hour turnaround laundry service, a spa, multiple dining venues and all the beachfront and sea you require for the perfect holiday.
Bountiful room choices
At Portofino Beach Resort, choose from seven room styles. You read that right. There’s a Beach Cabana with handcrafted thatched roof, 2 luxurious Beachfront Rooms offering a shared porch leading to the sea, and for tropical splendor, it doesn’t get more exotic than their thatch-roof Treetop Suites with picture windows overlooking huge private balconies. Colonial Suites are roomy enough for families and include spacious verandas and luxe appointments.
Portofino’s VIP Suites offer breathtaking views, king-size beds, dressing/sitting areas, and the Royal Orchid Honeymoon Suite is comprised of 800-square feet of space featuring a four-poster bamboo bed beneath a thatched palapa cathedral ceiling plus walk-in jungle rain shower. The Portofino Beach Front Mansion is a 2-story villa designed for large parties. Rooms are lavished with hand-carved furnishings and large picture windows overlooking the sea. This stylish mansion sleeps 10 people comfortably.
Why some guests never leave the resort
If you stick around Portofino Beach Resort, you’ll never run out of things to do. Attain a blissful state of mind at the resort’s beach spa or request in-room massages. Visit Portofino’s library to browse the book and movie collection and use lobby or in-room Wi-Fi connections to stay in touch. Make time to jog along the resort’s beach, stay active by borrowing a complimentary sea kayak from the resort “fleet” or snorkel offshore.
The Portofino’s fresh water pool is a favorite way for guests to start or end the day, though frankly, Portofino Beach Resort’s dining options even out rank the pool in terms of popularity. Guests adopt favorite spots from three options: The Portofino Restaurant, Green Parrot Bistro and the Beach Bar where refreshing drinks and world-class dishes prepared by highly-trained culinary staff are always on the menu. But if you’d like meals served in your quarters instead, all you have to do is ask!
Adventures await outside the resort
Because Portofino Beach Resort staffers are dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life during your sojourn, they won’t be insulted if you take advantage of the day trips, experiences, excursions and adventures that await you outside resort grounds. Belize is only the size of Vermont, so see everything you wish in the vicinity of Ambergris Caye and beyond without sacrificing travel time to get there and back.
Rent a bike to explore Ambergris, enjoy complimentary boat runs to San Pedro Town, frequent the PADI Dive Shop for your aquatic sport gear needs and Portofino will even help get you scuba certified. Book excursions with the concierge to see Mayan ruins, jungles, quaint villages and wildlife. Belize’s waterfalls, lush rainforests and cultural wonders are endless—which is why people return to Portofino often to see the sites they missed!
Get married here
Keen to skip the stress, expense and pressure that comes with throwing a grand affair? Stage your destination wedding at the Portofino Beach Resort. Staff is skilled at handling arrangements that begin when couples are assigned a personal wedding planner prepared to instruct them on the legal nuances of marrying in Belize. From tropical flowers, customized wedding cakes, reception music and food–to a hair and makeup professional onsite to prepare brides for their beach or resort ceremonies—no detail is forgotten—including access to Belize’s best photographers and videographers skilled at capturing every precious memory.
Travel again for the honeymoon? Why would you? All-inclusive packages are available, so visit the resort’s website at http://portofinobelize.com/ to book accommodations so you get exactly the vacation, wedding or honeymoon package you seek!