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Patricia and Charlie’s Honeymoon!

Posted on 13 Jun, 2010 in the Pictures sent by past Guests Category. 1 Comment

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure having such a wonderful couple staying here with us at Portofino Beach Resort. They stayed in one of our lovely Beach Cabanas, and enjoyed each day from our beautiful Belize, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.

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“Here’s Belize through our love smitten eyes :)
We had a blast!
We parasailed, went sailing, snorkeling with sharks, stingrays, and fish, kayaking, cave tubing, visited the natural Belize zoo, had massages, went hiking, and much much more! Our camera broke on Tuesday, so we didn’t get to many fun photos, but we tried to make up for it with our cell phones and disposable cams!” – says Partricia!

Thanks a lot Particia and Charlie for staying with us. We really enjoyed having you here with us!

Regards, your Portofino Friends


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1 | Patricia said on June 14th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Thanks for the amazing stay! And the sweet blog ;) We LOVED your flowers and everything about our stay (why the point on the flowers? I see the border and it made me remember! What are those beautiful things?) Our wedded life is wonderful, a month later :)


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Portofino Beach Resort

Posted on 28 May, 2010 in the Articles about Portofino Beach Resort Category. 1 Comment

GayTravelBelize

May 28th 2010 by Cori Sterrenberg

Located 6 miles north from the centre of San Pedro town, Ambergris Caye, lies this rustic and truly romantic resort Portofino. Nestled on stretch of 330 feet of private white sand beach, and immersed within 4.5 acres of property, Portofino offers travellers the ultimate in peace, tranquility, romance, and relaxation. Each of the 17 rustic beachfront accommodations offers thatched roof, wide plank natural hardwood floors, free WIFI ,television, dvd/cd player, AC, fridge, lush towels, soft linens, and luxurious bathrooms. The exteriors offer chairs, hammocks, and patios to relax, and enjoy the breeze. There are 6 beach cabanas, 2 Junior suites, 2 VIP suites, which offer expansive views of the caribbean sea, 1 honeymoon suite that is truly the room to book if you are wanting a romantic getaway, and if you are a large group they also offer the “mansion” which accommodates up to 10 people.

My partner and I came here for a little get away, and we were truly blown away by the accommodations we had. The resort is private, and tranquil and offers couples an amazing place to be together, as well as enjoy the stunning scenery of the caribbean sea. We were in the top floor honeymoon suite, and it offered unparalleled views of the reef, and the clear blue waters. The suite itself was stunning. Rustic, roomy, and sexy are for sure the adjectives that come to mind. The deck off the suite offered lounge chairs as well as a hammock, and it was the perfect way to enjoy the view, the breeze, and one another.

The resort offers a full restaurant and bar, with exceptional staff, and great food. We had a very satisfying lunch the day of our arrival. I ordered the chicken burger, which came on a house made bun, and really yummy crispy fries. I was actually still a bit tired from the night before, so ordered a bloody mary to help replenish myself. It was fantastic, spicy, hot a full of flavour, the bartender really knew how to make the ultimate cure for my “condition.”

For dinner that night we were seated at the end of the deck overlooking the stunning pool, and started with a caesar salad, and a delicately marinaded beef tenderloin strip, which was tender, and very tasty. The waitress was extremely helpful in helping me decide what to order as my main. I ended up ordering the grouper with a caper wine sauce, and my partner ordered the pork tenderloin. Both dishes were presented in a creative array, and offered a well balanced flavor. Portofino is well know on the Island for having lobster year round as well, so if you are a lobster fan, then this for sure is the place to get your fill.

The owners of the resort live onsite, which in my opinion is outstanding. Both Sandra, and Jan van Noord are there to greet you, and really make you feel welcomed. Their passion for the Island, fishing, diving, and the living the life here in San pedro is certainly refreshing especially if you are looking for some real honest direction as what else to do while you are here on your vacation. They will take care of all the bookings for diving, snorkelling, fishing trips, and also mainland trips to the zoo or the ruins. If you just feel like hanging tight at the resort, they offer a small book library, free use of snorkel equipment, canoes, and kayaks are readily available, and at no extra charge.

For the gay and lesbian traveller this would be my pick of a resort to stay at. Never did we feel uncomfortable, and the setting allows for privacy, that I would think would be hard to achieve at any other resort on the island. Even with almost a full house, we were almost always alone, with the exception of meals time, and even then the seating options are great, and the staff is truly wonderful, respectful, and welcoming.

For more information on how to get here, and how to book your stay at Portofino, please check out the accommodations page and I can help make your gay destination plans a reality.

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1 | Nicole and Jameson Schroeder said on June 2nd, 2010 at 11:41 am

Hi ladies,

It was really nice meeting you at Portofino and getting to know you! You posted some beautiful pictures and your review of the hotel is dead on in my opinion. Hope our paths cross again in the future!

Jameson and Nicole Schroeder


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Fantastic Fishing news @ Portofino to share with you!

Posted on 26 May, 2010 in the Belize News|Portofino News Category. No comments

El dorado

At the moment we  have our guests Nicole and Jameson staying here with us, for their well deserved Honeymoon here at Portofino Beach Resort. Jameson is a true fishing passionate who has been a  professional fisherman for many many years.

Because Jameson’s heart is into fishing, and did a lot of research regarding Belize, he did not only come to Belize for his honeymoon but also came here to attend the “El Dorado Rodeo 2010”, which was held past Saturday, May 22nd 2010, with the official weigh in and trophy ceremony at the Holiday Hotel, located in the center of San Pedro Town.

Alexander Easter

Taking the well deserved first place with ‘The Reel Deal’ with Captain Hillyboo Lara, having his son Byron reeling in the largest 22lbs. Dorado, giving him the prize for Top Junior Angler. Not only the boat got manned by the two of them, our guests Nicole and Jameson where part of the team. The second largest Dorado 19lbs. got caught by our guest Jameson, however didn’t t got recognized as the same boat and team couldn’t makefirst and second place at the same time.

Nicole and Jameson where very happy with the results and adventure they had that day. Nicole, was great as well, as she caught herself a 20 lbs barracuda, which took her about 25 minutes, and another fish caught by Jameson during this exciting event was a 4lbs. Skip Jack.

For more information please visit:

Ambergris Today

San Pedro Sun

And the great Ambergris Caye Message Board

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