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Captain Morgan's Retreat just completed a $1,000,000.00 renovation witch includes among other items a new restaurant, new bar, several new deluxe villa units, 14 newly renovated cabanas, new office and activity center, new 8 person Jacuzzi, new tour boats, and new activity equipment.
Each deluxe villa features air conditioning, thatched roofs, kitchens, breakfast nooks, living rooms, hardwood floors, handmade wicker furniture, queen size beds with a pull out sofa in the living room, large bathrooms and are located directly on the beach with nothing in between your room and the water's edge but soft white sand.
The newly renovated cabanas (cabins) are constructed out of the traditional Maya materials (palmetto siding and bay palm thatched roofs). These units have been redesigned and decorated by a Hollywood set designer, as they will be featured in an upcoming series on Fox TV. They feature air conditioning, king size or queen size beds, mini bars, CD players, clock/radios, purified water coolers, textiles handmade by the Maya Indians of the Western Highlands of Guatemala, the best in linens, linen robes, hardwood floors, hair dryers, digital safes and set on one of the best beaches on the Caye with nothing in between you and the water's edge.
Located three miles north of town and only 1/4 mile from the Barrier Reef, in an ideal setting, Captain Morgan's will provide you with a tranquil Caribbean Sea and a spacious un-crowded beach. Located just next door (5 min walk on the beach to the south) is Capricorn Restaurant. Some consider Capricorn to be the best restaurant in the entire country of Belize. I personally agree to this claim. A ten-minute walk on the beach to the north will land you at Rendezvous House featuring French-Thai cuisine. Two doors up from Rendezvous is The Tamarind Grill located at Journey's End. The Island Ferry operates throughout the day and the night. This service offers a ride to town and to the north for $5. Many take a five-minute ride to Mata Chica which is known for Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional ambiance. Many will admit that the north end of Ambergris Caye has all the finer eating establishments. For those who want to go into town, Captain Morgan's has scheduled boats or a $5 ride on the Island Ferry will get you there in less than 15 minutes.
On property is the newly constructed Buena Vista Restaurant, which features the best in seafood and Belizean dishes. The new in door bar and "Beach Bar" can fix you the most exotic drinks while you relax in the pool or beachside Jacuzzi. Enrique speacilizes in making "Dirty Bananas".
Albert, the Activities Director, will assist you with any tour or adventure you may desire. If staying home for the day you may choose to read a book in one of the many beach chairs or hammocks, lounge by the fresh water pool, play beach volley ball, take a kayak out to the reef for a little snorkeling or spear fishing, fish off the dock (snapper, barracuda, bone fish), explore the mangrove lagoon, comb the beach, ride a bike down the beach and into town or do nothing at all.
The previously wide beach has grown considerably wider since Hurricane Mitch of 1998. The white sand beach at Captain Morgan’s is very large for Ambergris Caye. Soon to be installed is a underwarter park and snorkel trail just off the pier.
Please look for yourself at our website: www.belizevacation.com