Belize Honeymoon Hideaway at the Victoria House- perfectly romantic!
Dining at Victoria House can be as romantic or as casual as you desire. There are three different options for you to choose from depending on the time of day and ambience you want. Whatever your choice you are bound to be well looked after and enjoy the cuisine of fresh local ingredients and seafood.
Restaurant Palmilla overlooks the pool and the beautiful Caribbean; it is fully air-conditioned for those rare occasions when the weather does not cooperate! Casual for breakfast and lunch yet candle lit in the evenings, Palmilla offers a full a la carte menu created by our Chef Jose Luis Ortega.
The Poolside patio is perfect for al fresco dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the patio is located just outside the restaurant. Offering the same magnificent views as Palmilla makes it a favorite for lunch.
Admiral Nelsons Beach Bar is a lovely Belizean style Palapa thatch roof bar and casual dining verandah. Only a few feet from the waters edge and pier it is the prime spot to watch divers and fishermen return with their catch of the day and their tall tales of the one that got away.
Diving & Snorkeling in Belize at Victoria House
Diving... enjoy the most beautiful diving excursions on the second largest barrier reef in the world, located just a half mile from the shores of Ambergris Caye. Victoria House's own Fantasea Dive Shop on their pier boast the most experienced PADI Dive Masters and offers full PADI certification courses, excellent scuba and snorkeling gear and one-day resort courses for non-divers, and much more. Local and Offshore Dive Trips (Blue Hole and Turneffe) are available and easily arranged.
Avid divers may want to bring their personal equipment; otherwise you'll find all gear, including masks, snorkels, BC's, wetsuits and lights, available at Fantasea Dive Shop. Proof of certification is required.
Snorkeling... in the crystal clear waters of Ambergris Caye non-divers can enjoy the beauty of the under-the-sea world. There are several sites to snorkel and skin-dive; Hol Chan under water Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks and Coral Garden are all within a short boat ride form the Victoria House pier. All equipment can be rented from Fantasea Dive Shop.
Birding in Belize
An amazing variety of birds including the rare and secretive Black Catbird may be observed in the immediate vicinity of Victoria House, and a short forty minute boat ride to the leeward side of Ambergris Caye will introduce you to the many more birds indigenous to this area. Some species you can observe will include Great Blue and Little Blue Herons, Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, Brown Pelicans, the Reddish Egret in its rare White Phase and the majestic five foot tall Jabiru Strork. On your way back for lunch at the hotel you may choose to stop for a refreshing snorkel on the reef.
Mainland & Water Tours
Mayan Tours... long before the discovery of the Americas by Europeans, the land now known as Belize was home to a thriving and advance culture. The living descendants of this period are a proud part of the mosaic of modern Belize, while the remains of their cities and cultural centers are found all over the land. Many are recognized archeological sites but others remain undiscovered in farmers' fields and towns people's back gardens. We will be happy to assist you in planning a day trip or an overnight excursion to these unique aspects of our Belizean heritage. From the island we recommend two Mayan sites: Altun Ha and Lamanai.
Belizean waters are justifiably world-renowned for sports fishing. Whether your desires are to land a dinner for your table after a day on the reef, the thrill of hooking a huge game fish, or light tackle and fly-fishing for bonefish on the flats, you will find our guides to be some of the best in the country. Many of our guests return year after year for the opportunity of fishing with their favorite guide. You may be back next year for the very same reason!