There's tons of stuff on VH - just use your search funtion - all of it pretty favorable, it seems to be a favorite place for honeymooners. Dont' forget to take a sunset cruise (I recommend the Rum Punch with George Eiley--he works off the Coral Beach dock and specializes in honeymoon/engagement cruises)!
Re: Victoria House vs. Portofino#69889 06/18/0302:45 PM06/18/0302:45 PM
I just returned last week from Victoria House. It has a beautiful swimming pool in the main area and a private pool for some of the villas. The beach is the best I saw on the entire caye and the pier is very nice. I would not reccomend staying in a casita--they are very hot and impossible to cool. The state rooms are very nice, but a little small. Try to get a plantation room or a studio room in the villas. The best would be the honeymoon suite (Super nice!)It is about a 5 minute taxi ride and a 10 minute golf cart ride to town. Portifino looks lovely, but it is very far away. I almost stayed there and was so glad I did not. VH food was great. Their chef just won a national award. I saw almost every place on the caye and I thought VH was the prettiest and best location (because it is a little away, but still close enough). If it is your honeymoon DO NOT MISS a moonlight water taxi ride to Capricorn for dinner. The ambience and food is incredible. See my trip report above for more VH info. Hope this helps.
Re: Victoria House vs. Portofino#69890 06/18/0302:52 PM06/18/0302:52 PM
We are going to stay at VH house in Aug. When are you going? I have heard nothing but good things about it on this board. I believe it is about 2 miles from town, easily accessible by taxi. I think Portofino is a little further and less accessible
Re: Victoria House vs. Portofino#69891 06/18/0305:19 PM06/18/0305:19 PM
Portofino is very small just 11 rooms with over 20 staff,and are perhaps more attentive with out being intrusive-the suites are fabulous and the views spectacular.
Victoria House over 40 rooms the suites are really nice-the swimmingpool is large and the sun loungers very comfortable-
Pros for Portofino we are getting married there(is that a pro?)-it is 6 miles out of town and it really is only accessible by boat- a lot of honeymooners like this for it is impossible to be crowded there-they provide boat trips into town and the island ferry takes care of everyone anyway.
Pros for VH it is 3 miles out of town and you can hire a golf cart and you can move around without being dependant on anyone/thing.Everything is on a grander scale.The staff are very professional.
The food is of equal quality and I would,no matter which place you decide to stay,try both restaurants look at the comments book and make up your own mind -it really is a no brainer both have terrific reputations which are well deserved.
Re: Victoria House vs. Portofino#69893 06/19/0311:52 AM06/19/0311:52 AM
When we were at VH it was completley booked and full. There were never more than 4 or 5 people on the beach. While the pool did get crowded it was always about half full and you could always get a comfy chair. We arranged two snorkel trips through them and both times we were alone.