If paradise had an address, it would be Costa Blu Resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. One look at this gorgeous resort will have you thinking, no way can I afford that. But you’re in luck! Today I’m taking you on a tour of Ambergris Caye’s most delightful and affordable adults-only resort.
My new hubby and I picked Costa Blu Resort for our honeymoon last month. I had known for years that I wanted Belize to be my next big trip, so the destination was a no-brainer. After browsing online and debating between resorts and hotels, I came across Costa Blu Resort and immediately fell in love with the design. The buildings were all painted my favorite color, with adorable coral accents throughout the resort. It was re-opened in 2015 after new ownership did a major renovation. The colorful buildings felt perfectly tropical. Once I saw the nightly rates, my mind was made up! I could not believe that I had found a seemingly brand-new resort, right on the beach, for the price that was listed. It seemed too good to be true. Costa Blu exceeded every expectation we had for our honeymoon. With rooms starting at just $137.50 per night, you’ll be packing your bags faster than you can say coconut.
Located 6.5 miles north of San Pedro Town, Costa Blu is an adorable boutique resort featuring just 36 one-bedroom suites. The resort’s small size makes it easy to meet other guests as well as get to know the phenomenal staff. From the front desk to the bartenders, every staff member we spoke with made us feel like the most important guests there. I absolutely loved how small it was! With just a few bungalow-style buildings, it stayed quiet and peaceful during our entire stay.
Every suite has an ocean view from the huge decks – each room on the floor gets half of the patio space pictured above! It’s the perfect spot to relax in the morning with a cup of coffee and a book. I loved having a top floor room as it gave you a bit more privacy and a better view of the gorgeous, sparkly blue Caribbean Sea. I could not believe the views we had from such an affordable room!
When we arrived, there was a bottle of champagne with two wine glasses on the bed, arranged into a heart. It was a sweet touch that we happily enjoyed the next morning as we sipped mimosas from our private balcony.
Two pools and a heated swim up bar make the resort the perfect place to laze the day away. I spent countless hours swimming and lounging here! The bartenders seemed to know just when I had finished up my delicious rum punch and were happy to keep them coming! During the evenings, the heated section of the pool was the perfect temperature to relax before heading back to the room. The bar was under a huge palapa and the TV showed American sports games every night.
Being 6.5 miles north, the resort felt just secluded enough but yet not too far to easily get to town. The resort provides golf cart rentals for approximately $60 USD per day, which we took advantage of on multiple occasions! It’s a bumpy 30 minute ride into town, but honestly, that’s part of the adventure! The road is not lit at night, so we made sure to get back each day before nightfall. The nights that we wanted to stay in town later, we simply took the Coastal XPress Boat, which picks you up at the end of Costa Blu’s dock at specified times. Buying the tickets through the resort was the cheapest option at around $8 per person, per way. The latest ride from town back to the resort was 10pm.
Costa Blu was the perfect choice for our Caribbean honeymoon. From the room style and price to the resort amenities, we enjoyed every minute of our stay! Now the only question is when can we go back?
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