1. the act of withdrawing from what is difficult or disagreeable.
2. a place of comfort and privacy.
3. a period of quiet and relaxation shared with others.
If total rest and relaxation are what you need...
Captain Morgan's Retreat is the place for you. You'll enjoy the secluded location, 3 1/2 miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.
You'll appreciate the privacy of your own roomy thatch-roofed casita, where you can stretch out on a comfortable bed with a reading light in easy reach, or talk over the day at your own table for two. You're bound to rest easy, as the sea breezes cool you and the sound of ocean waves lulls you to sleep.
After a good night's rest, turn your attention to relaxation: Swim a lap or two in the freshwater pool, or borrow a book from the library to enjoy in a poolside deck chair. The white sand beach is always available for a stroll or a jog. You can take a dip or practice your snorkeling technique off the 400' long pier. Your Activities Director will help you organize a game of horseshoes, darts, or volleyball.
And three times a day, you can adjourn to the dining room. Enjoy the gourmet meals. Compare notes with fellow vacationers from around the world. Chat with the Activities Director about the tours and events that are available every day.
After dinner, kick off your shoes and enjoy a drink in the Jolly Roger Lounge, with its white sand floor. Then stroll back to your casita to rest up for another day of relaxation!
Or if adventure is what you crave...
Captain Morgan's Retreat is perfect for you, too. Ambergris Caye is just minutes from the longest continuous barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. That makes our diving and snorkeling some of the best in the world. You can take a half-day or full-day trip with a PADI diving instructor to see fabulous coral reef formation or teeming schools of tropical fish. Enjoy a different underwater adventure every day of your stay.
You can use Captain Morgan's Retreat as home base for a series of inland adventures too. Explore the Mayan ruins at Altun Ha, Xunantunich, or Lamanai. See how many of the 200 species of native birds you can spot. Go up river in search of crocodiles, or down south to the jaguar preserve at Cockscomb Basin. Our Activities Director will help you arrange transportation by boat, plane, or car, and experienced guides will make sure you get the most from every excursion.
You'll see why Captain Morgan loved it here!
Sir Henry Morgan, a Welshman by birth, was one of many pirates and buccaneers who made Belize a favorite retreat during their raids on Spanish settlements in Central America during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Captain Morgan knew that people who crave adventure also need a comfortable, tranquil spot for relaxation. We think he'd have loved the resort we named in his honor. We know you will, too.Luxuries to enjoy