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#456031 - 01/23/13 01:26 AM Trip Advisor Top 25
Bear Offline
Was happy to see that TA awarded Belizean businesses with 3 of the Top 25 awards. Hamanasi, Pelican Reef, and Phoenix...two of the three here on AC.

Now there are times when I wonder about the voters and ratings on TA but I'm pleased for the owners, management and staff none the less.

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#456076 - 01/23/13 03:01 PM Re: Trip Advisor Top 25 [Re: Bear]
Marty Offline
The results for the Trip Advisor’s 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards are in, and once again, Belize received multiple awards and acknowledgements. With multiple stakeholders placing in the top tiers of the awards, Director of Tourism, Laura Esquivel-Frampton extends congratulations to all the awardees. Director Frampton says, “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication to the tourism product by our industry. The recognition awarded is truly deserved, and really helps to show how much we (Belize) pride ourselves on quality service. We are definitely leaps and bounds above the rest, and have surpassed most in our region and rank highly alongside some of the largest around the world.”

Belize dominated in the categories of “Top 25 Small Hotels in Central America” and “Top 25 Hotels for Service in Central America.”

The results are as follows:

Top 25 Small Hotels in Central America:

1 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Shop – Hopkins, Belize

2 Pelican Reef Villas Resort – San Pedro, Belize

3 The Phoenix Resort – San Pedro, Belize

4 Coco Plum Island Resort – Dangriga, Belize

7 Turneffe Flats – Turneffe Islands, Belize

9 Chabil Mar – Placencia, Belize

10 Xanadu Island Resort Belize – San Pedro, Belize

18 Turneffe Island Resort – Turneffe Islands, Belize


Matachica Beach Resort
19 Matachica Beach Resort – San Pedro, Belize

22 Belcampo Lodge – Punta Gorda, Belize

24 Pook’s Hill Lodge – Belmopan, Belize

25 Maya Beach Hotel – Placencia, Belize

A total of 12 Belize properties were awarded, giving Belize 48% of the total.

Top 25 Hotels for Service in Central America:

1 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Shop – Hopkins, Belize

2 The Phoenix Resort – San Pedro, Belize

5 Pelican Reef Villas Resort – San Pedro, Belize

6 Chabil Mar – Placencia, Belize

11 Coco Plum Island Resort – Dangriga, Belize

15 El Pescador Resort – San Pedro, Belize

16 Black Rock Lodge – San Ignacio, Belize

17 Xanadu Island Resort Belize – San Pedro, Belize

18 Mystic River Resort – San Ignacio, Belize

21 Pook’s Hill Lodge – Belmopan, Belize

24 Athens Gate – San Pedro, Belize

A total of 11 Belize properties were awarded, giving Belize 44% of the total.

Other Central American categories were:

Top 25 Hotels in Central America:

5 Victoria House – San Pedro, Belize

8 Coco Beach Resort – San Pedro, Belize

10 Grand Caribe Belize Resort and Condominiums – San Pedro, Belize

11 Las Terrazas Resort – San Pedro, Belize

Top 20 Luxury Hotels in Central America:

1 The Phoenix Resort – San Pedro, Belize

7 Las Terrazas Resort – San Pedro, Belize

9 Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

10 Blancaneaux Lodge – Cayo District, Belize

12 Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort – Stann Creek, Belize

Top 25 Bargain Hotels in Central America:

3 Colinda Cabanas – Caye Caulker, Belize

8 Villa Verano – Hopkins, Belize

15 Captain Jak’s Cabanas – Placencia, Belize

18 Pook’s Hill Lodge – Belmopan, Belize

19 Hopkins Inn – Hopkins, Belize

24 Clarissa Falls Resort – San Ignacio, Belize

Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Central America:

1 Twin Palms Bed & Breakfast – Belmopan, Belize

20 Moonracer Farm Lodge & Tours – San Ignacio, Belize

23 Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge – San Ignacio, Belize

Special recognition must also be given to those properties that placed in the top 25 categories for the World.

Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World:

2 The Phoenix Resort – San Pedro, Belize

Top 25 Small Hotels in the World:

2 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize

16 Pelican Reef Villas Resort – San Pedro, Belize

20 The Phoenix Resort – San Pedro, Belize

Top 25 Hotels for Service in the World

5 Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize

Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in the World:

13 Twin Palms Bed & Breakfast – Belmopan, Belize

The Belize Tourism Board extends enormous congratulations to all winners; in particular, BTB commends “The Phoenix Resort” for receiving a total of five awards; two in the world categories and three in the Central American categories.

For a full list of all the properties rewarded in the various categories, please visit Trip Advisor’s webpage at www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice.

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#456099 - 01/23/13 04:21 PM Re: Trip Advisor Top 25 [Re: Bear]
Bear Offline
Its even better than I thought...apparently I was looking only in the "TA Top in World" listings.

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#456108 - 01/23/13 05:21 PM Re: Trip Advisor Top 25 [Re: Bear]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Congratulations to all, but as someone else said the TA selection process is baffling and far from transparent.

Some truly high quality, well-run places in Belize are left out completely -- just to name a few: Hickatee Cottages and Coral House Inn in PG, Chaa Creek, Table Rock and Ka'ana in Cayo, Chan Chich in OWD, Hidden Valley in the Pine Ridge, D'Nest Inn B&B in Belize City, Azul on North Ambergris and Cayo Espanto. Know I'm leaving out some.

And then there's the categories. Victoria House and Grand Caribe are among the winners in the overall 25 Best Hotels in CA but don't even show up in Best Luxury Hotels in CA? Huh?

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#456144 - 01/24/13 03:32 AM Re: Trip Advisor Top 25 [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First
Congratulations to all, but as someone else said the TA selection process is baffling and far from transparent.

Some truly high quality, well-run places in Belize are left out completely -- just to name a few: Hickatee Cottages and Coral House Inn in PG, Chaa Creek, Table Rock and Ka'ana in Cayo, Chan Chich in OWD, Hidden Valley in the Pine Ridge, D'Nest Inn B&B in Belize City, Azul on North Ambergris and Cayo Espanto. Know I'm leaving out some.

And then there's the categories. Victoria House and Grand Caribe are among the winners in the overall 25 Best Hotels in CA but don't even show up in Best Luxury Hotels in CA? Huh?



Just so...

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