Small and secluded resort on a white-sand beach reached only by boat, with airy cabañas and treetop suites overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Portofino is an attractive small beach resort located on a secluded white-sand beach on Ambergris Caye and can be reached only by boat. There are beachfront cabañas and treetop suites with clear views over the turquoise Caribbean. All have polished hardwood floors and furniture sprinkled with subtle Belizean artifacts, romantic net-protected bamboo beds draped in crisp white linen and a terrace with a hammock in which to while away lazy Caribbean afternoons. Décor is bright and tropical, with an airy feel and thatched palapa-style roofs.
There is a split level restaurant specialising in seafood, as well as a bar, outdoor smoothie shack, Jacuzzi and inviting circular pool. Guests can paddle out in a kayak or snorkel around reefs awash with colourful marine life.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.AA, Market
Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country....The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.CT, Hortley
We knew nothing about Guatemala and Belize before our trip and had not visited Central America. We relied on JLA understanding our interests and the resulting recommendations proved very successful.NW, Wells
We liked Guatemala and were particularly impressed with Belize (likely to go back there)”NW, Wells
There were so many highlights, but undoubtedly the most memorable part was seeing jaguars near Chan Chich on two consecutive days, and even being able to take photos of the second one. This was the main aim of our trip, having failed to reach Chan Chich in October 2008 because of flooding.CT, Crowthorne
JLA have been great, and Belize as a country is nothing short of astonishing in every way possible. We will be going back at some point. In fact I'd quite happily live there.SC, Wandsworth
Brilliant holiday, Chan Chich was superb and we really enjoyed Victoria House. We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!RW, Usk
Highlights:- “Particularly impressed by Belize lodges - obviously higher price but well equipped for activities we enjoy such as bird/animal watching, canoeing etcGW, Chinnor
Most memorable experiences: "Tubing down river at Chaa Creek. Howler monkeys above us at night, and avocados dropping onto our hut."LBM, Woking
We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!RW, Usk
Local flights were amazing enabling us to really see and appreciate the country. In three weeks we only met 3 other British couples as most travellers appeared to be from North America, but Belize was well worth the visit and 2012 is the end of the current Maya calendar. The diversity of the local cultures and cuisine were a wonderful surprise and experience.CT, Horley
Very impressed with the quality of 3 of the hotels we were staying in. We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.AA, Market Harborough
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