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Hotel Amenities Description
All rooms equipped with ceiling fans, AC, TV, mini-fridge,full, private bath and our Honeymoon Suite has a jacuzzi tub.The PORTOFINO service is second to none. Room service is offered to every room, daily housekeeping service and 24 hour maintenance is available for any problems that might occur.Beach service covers beach raking and cleaning every morning and arrangement of all hammocks and sunchairs. You can have a drink at the Green Parrot Bar, but drink service also extends to the beach and the dock.At our Restaurant, La Cuisine, we combine European specialties, ranging from Italian to Mediterranean, highlighted by what French Chefs call Nouvelle Cuisine. The motto is: European Specialties With a Personal Touch . Whether you come for a lunch with the most beautiful view from our balcony, or to enjoy our specialties during dinner La Cuisine is the right place.Reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff who is available for any request. Our staff can advise you competently on all tours and detailed written descriptions are also available.Our landscaping is tended to by our full time gardeners and cuttings of flowers and plants are taken daily and placed in the rooms, to ensure constant fresh flowers to all our guests.Access to PORTOFINO is by boat only, and therefore we offer a complimentary meet and greet service at San Pedro Airstrip and boat transfer to the resort, an approximately 15 minutes ride. Our concierge service ensures that all guest luggage is taken promptly to the rooms.We also offer a free boat service to San Pedro Town for our guests, several times per day. Outside of these times, there is the Island Ferry service that runs up and down the island at least every two hours, and can be reserved at the reception.PORTOFINO is proud to offer the very best service on the island with no expense spared to ensure our guests have a relaxing and memorable vacation.Hello, let us introduce ourselves: We are Portofino, located 6 miles North of San Pedro, opposite to the Mexico Rocks. We are a small but beautiful European orientated Resort. We would like to invite you to come over and try out our cuisine.La Cuisine is open from 7:30 am for breakfast and closes 9 pm after dinner, we are closed between 4 pm and 7 pm.Get your morning off to a delicious start with an assortment of breakfast.Enjoy lunch with our special of the day. If you prefer, enjoy a more leisurely lunch from our combination menu.Dinner is our specialty. Our menu is a medley of European Cuisine ranging from Italian to Mediterranean highlighted by what French Chefs call Nouvelle Cuisine. We simplified and eliminated complexity and instead emphasized the plain natural tastes of basic, fresh ingredients. From our mouth- watering appetizers to award-winning entrees, you can be sure our ingredients are always at their peak condition like herbs and garnishes picked from our garden daily.Our kaleidoscope of menu includes classics such as farm-raised Canard a L'Orange to our Brochetta di Gamberetti e Conchiferi al Champagne which boasts some of the sea's finest.
Hotel Activities Description
We are able to arrange all your tour/trip needs...diving, fishing, snorkeling, mainland tours...everything!As a result of the protection by the reef, there is an abundance of underwater life, attracting many fish, making this the ultimate fishing paradise in the world. The flats offer some of the best Salt Water Fly Fishing in the world.Explore Belize on daytrips starting from the Portofino dock; visit the many spectacular Mayan ruins, in the middle of pristine rivers, waterfalls and rainforest jungle, housing a wide range of plants, animals, and birds. Over 40% of Belize consists of protected wildlife parks and reserves. Or go to one of the the many Caves in Belize, with Maya remains, spectacular geologic cave formations, or just relax and go Cave Tubing.We also have different packages available: Honeymoon packages, Dive packages and Fishing packages, just click on the one you are interested in, or go to the Packages page.If you are looking for something different, something select, exclusive and something a notch above the rest . . .PORTOFINO DIVING:Belize is known for its unique dive opportunities, although a small country, it is nestled along the second largest barrier reef (200 miles / 322 km). Between the mainland and the reef sit more than 450 cayes, islets and islands, including Ambergris Caye and this is where PORTOFINO is located.The Belize reef is only ' mile (800 meters) from the PORTOFINO beach, and you can see it from all the cabana's, suites and especially the restaurant. All diving starts from the PORTOFINO dock, and you can discuss the dive the evening before with your instructor in the bar or the restaurant.PORTOFINO is a luxurious resort, build right on the beach. We are located 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of San Pedro, at the most beautiful part of the island. Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and the night life is just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants (including Portofino's LA CUISINE) are located north of San Pedro.PORTOFINO FISHING:Belize offers some great fishing opportunities: Fly Fishing, Reef Fishing and Deep Sea Fishing. Without a doubt Fly fishing and Night Reef Fishing are the most popular at PORTOFINO. Our guides have over 15 years of experience, and that is what counts, as they are some of the best in Belize.A selection of fish that can be caught near PORTOFINO ranges from:Tarpon . Bonefish . Permit . Snapper . Barracuda . Grouper . Jackfish . Jewfish . Surgeonfish Wrasse . Chub . Mullet . Triggerfish . Shark and many many more.In season, we also offer Deep Sea fishing for Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, Billfish, Shark and other big game species. Trips are offered half day or full day.The Belize reef is only 1/2 mile (800 meters) from the PORTOFINO beach, and you can see it from all the cabana's, suites and especially the restaurant. Just go outside the reef, and that is where deep Sea Fishing starts. Ambergris Caye is surrounded by Flats, excellent for Fly Fishing; Bone Fish, Tarpon and Permit. All fishing trips starts from the PORTOFINO dock.PORTOFINO is a luxurious resort, build right on the beach. We are located 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of San Pedro, at the most beautiful part of the island. Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and the night life is just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants (including Portofino's LA CUISINE) are located north of San Pedro.Best fishing seasons while at PORTOFINO:Tarpon: All year round; April through September are very good.*** for July through September!Bonefish: All year round, April through November are very good.Permit: February through November, March through May are very good.Reef Fishing: All year round; March through August are very good.EXPLORE BELIZE:Belize has many spectacular Mayan ruins. The mystique of these Mayan Civilizations, which originated long before Europeans set foot on the America's, is undeniable.Belize is blessed with pristine rivers, waterfalls, rainforest national parks, and great jungle hiking. Over 40% of Belize consists of protected wildlife parks and reserves. This provides us with unlimited and exciting opportunities to explore and view a wide range of plants, animals, and birds. The pristine rain forest is host to many memorable sights, including waterfalls.Also there are many caves in Belize and Cave Tubing is a word invented here. There are Maya remains in the caves, spectacular geologic cave formations, or relax and go Cave Tubing.Belize is nestled along the second largest barrier reef (200 miles / 322 km). Between the mainland and the reef sit more than 450 cayes, islets and islands, including Ambergris Caye where PORTOFINO is located.This area is ideal for eco tourism, as the nature is rich and virtually untouched.

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New, full service resort located 6 miles north of the hustle and bustle of San Pedro. Offering barefoot luxury with stylish and spacious accommodations. Located North of San Pedro, Portofino sits on the most beautiful beaches of the island. PORTOFINO is located on Ambergris Caye, the largest Island (Caye) along the Belize Barrier Reef (second largest in the world). Needless to say, that this is the most spectacular dive paradise in the world, including the Blue Hole, made famous by Jacques Cousteau, during his 1970 expedition with the Calypso, but there is more

Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and the nightlife are just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants (including Portofino\'s La Cuisine are located north of San Pedro.

Accommodations
PORTOFINO offers eight (8) beach cabanas with clear and unobstructed Caribbean views, along with three (3) Tree Top suites that are on stilts 10ft (3 mts) in the air, offering beautiful views over the Caribbean and the second longest Barrier Reef in the world. To the rear of the suites is an amazing view of the lagoon, home to an assortment of rare tropical birds and the occasional Crocodile.

The cabanas have a superb view of the sea and the sunrise. The suites offer a superb view of the sea sunrise and the sunset at the rear of the property.

CABANAS

Each cabana is on the sand and measures 12ft by 24ft and offers queen-size bed with a view through the front picture windows of the beach. Each bed is draped with a pure linen mosquito net and pure cotton sheets. Floor rugs are from Guatemala, and assorted decorations from Belize and Mexico. The inside of the roof shows the hand thatched Palapa roof rising 18ft into the air. Bathrooms are spacious and airy, and offer a hand sink, toilet and circular shower, adorned with Mexican tiles and mirrors. The roof of the bathroom is also palapa and hangs over the bed giving a false roof and concealed lighting.

Each cabana has a good size deck with deck chairs and hammocks over looking the beach.

SUITES

Each suite measures 24t by 24ft and is elevated ten (10) feet in the air on Sapodilla wood legs with a wide staircase made of local woods for entry. Each offers a queen-size bed on the centre of the room and stunning views through the massive picture windows. A raised platform on each side of the suite offers a seating and reading area as well as a closet and dressing area.

The bathrooms in the suites are very large and offer two (2) sinks, toilet, large circular shower and windows over the lagoon. All ceilings in the suite are open to the thatched palapa giving a very beautiful effect. Each suite has a full-length balcony offering great views of the Caribbean and sunrise, with hand carved deck chairs and hammocks.

All accommodation also offers: air conditioning, ceiling fans, sea facing picture windows, mini bar, and individual interior d'cor and artwork.

PORTOFINO offers one, very special, VIP/Honeymoon Suite measuring over 800 sq.ft and full of special touches, including Emperor bed, Jacuzzi, special bathroom and furnishings fit for a King.

The PORTOFINO service is second to none. Room service is offered to every room, daily housekeeping service and 24 hour maintenance is available for any problems that might occur.

Beach service covers beach raking and cleaning every morning and arrangement of all hammocks and sunchairs. Drinks service also extends to the beach for all guests.

Everybody dreams of a wedding in our Tropical Paradise. We will be happy to make it an exotic dream event with memories to last for a lifetime. Just let us know what you have in mind, and we will make it come true, whether it is an intimate barefoot beach ceremony for two or an elaborate event for a large group. PORTOFINO has a selection of beautiful locations for your wedding: Step over a Japanese Bridge on our dock into your new life, or start it under the Green Roof of a Massive Sea Grape, look out over the Caribbean Sea and the Barrier Reef from the Elevated Terrace of our restaurant, or choose the garden with our enchanting Natural Flower Arch, a tangle of bougainvillea, roses, and blooming vines.

Legal Requirements are very simple if you are over 18 years old and we will be happy to help. To apply for a wedding license, you only have to be in the country three days prior to the wedding, and the license has to be applied for at least 24 hours in advance. Don\'t forget that you need proof of citizenship (either a birth certificate that includes the father\'s name or a valid passport). If it is not your first time, you will also need proof or divorce, if applicable, or a copy of your previous spouse\'s death certificate if you are widowed.

Ministers of almost all denominations can bless your vows as long as we know well enough in advance.

We will be happy to arrange for a Photographer so that you can take home your memories in beautiful pictures. We can also book Other Services like hairdresser, massages, manicure, facials, to name just a few.

Live Music? No problem, just let us know.

How about an abundance of candles and Tropical Flowers like Ginger, Flamingo Flowers, Heliconia, Jungle Flame, or Orchids for a romantic setting as well as for your bridal bouquet and a boutonniere?

Our Restaurant offers a fine selection of European style cuisine, and we will be happy to make suggestions for your wedding dinner incorporating your personal preferences, and a wedding cake if you like. Fresh local seafood should definitely feature prominently.

For your Toasts, you have a selection of Champagnes and Wines including some very fine French champagnes, or maybe you prefer a colourfully decorated Tropical Cocktail.

We will be happy to accommodate you and your guests, and for your honeymoon, our elegant Honeymoon Suite is an absolute must. Please see our honeymoon package for more information.

Just let us have your personal preferences and We will tailor the Perfect Event for you, planned Especially For You.

All rooms equipped with ceiling fans, AC, TV, mini-fridge,full, private bath and our Honeymoon Suite has a jacuzzi tub.The PORTOFINO service is second to none. Room service is offered to every room, daily housekeeping service and 24 hour maintenance is available for any problems that might occur.Beach service covers beach raking and cleaning every morning and arrangement of all hammocks and sunchairs. You can have a drink at the Green Parrot Bar, but drink service also extends to the beach and the dock.At our Restaurant, La Cuisine, we combine European specialties, ranging from Italian to Mediterranean, highlighted by what French Chefs call Nouvelle Cuisine. The motto is: European Specialties With a Personal Touch . Whether you come for a lunch with the most beautiful view from our balcony, or to enjoy our specialties during dinner La Cuisine is the right place.Reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff who is available for any request. Our staff can advise you competently on all tours and detailed written descriptions are also available.Our landscaping is tended to by our full time gardeners and cuttings of flowers and plants are taken daily and placed in the rooms, to ensure constant fresh flowers to all our guests.Access to PORTOFINO is by boat only, and therefore we offer a complimentary meet and greet service at San Pedro Airstrip and boat transfer to the resort, an approximately 15 minutes ride. Our concierge service ensures that all guest luggage is taken promptly to the rooms.We also offer a free boat service to San Pedro Town for our guests, several times per day. Outside of these times, there is the Island Ferry service that runs up and down the island at least every two hours, and can be reserved at the reception.PORTOFINO is proud to offer the very best service on the island with no expense spared to ensure our guests have a relaxing and memorable vacation.Hello, let us introduce ourselves: We are Portofino, located 6 miles North of San Pedro, opposite to the Mexico Rocks. We are a small but beautiful European orientated Resort. We would like to invite you to come over and try out our cuisine.La Cuisine is open from 7:30 am for breakfast and closes 9 pm after dinner, we are closed between 4 pm and 7 pm.Get your morning off to a delicious start with an assortment of breakfast.Enjoy lunch with our special of the day. If you prefer, enjoy a more leisurely lunch from our combination menu.Dinner is our specialty. Our menu is a medley of European Cuisine ranging from Italian to Mediterranean highlighted by what French Chefs call Nouvelle Cuisine. We simplified and eliminated complexity and instead emphasized the plain natural tastes of basic, fresh ingredients. From our mouth- watering appetizers to award-winning entrees, you can be sure our ingredients are always at their peak condition like herbs and garnishes picked from our garden daily.Our kaleidoscope of menu includes classics such as farm-raised Canard a L'Orange to our Brochetta di Gamberetti e Conchiferi al Champagne which boasts some of the sea's finest.
We are able to arrange all your tour/trip needs...diving, fishing, snorkeling, mainland tours...everything!As a result of the protection by the reef, there is an abundance of underwater life, attracting many fish, making this the ultimate fishing paradise in the world. The flats offer some of the best Salt Water Fly Fishing in the world.Explore Belize on daytrips starting from the Portofino dock; visit the many spectacular Mayan ruins, in the middle of pristine rivers, waterfalls and rainforest jungle, housing a wide range of plants, animals, and birds. Over 40% of Belize consists of protected wildlife parks and reserves. Or go to one of the the many Caves in Belize, with Maya remains, spectacular geologic cave formations, or just relax and go Cave Tubing.We also have different packages available: Honeymoon packages, Dive packages and Fishing packages, just click on the one you are interested in, or go to the Packages page.If you are looking for something different, something select, exclusive and something a notch above the rest . . .PORTOFINO DIVING:Belize is known for its unique dive opportunities, although a small country, it is nestled along the second largest barrier reef (200 miles / 322 km). Between the mainland and the reef sit more than 450 cayes, islets and islands, including Ambergris Caye and this is where PORTOFINO is located.The Belize reef is only ' mile (800 meters) from the PORTOFINO beach, and you can see it from all the cabana's, suites and especially the restaurant. All diving starts from the PORTOFINO dock, and you can discuss the dive the evening before with your instructor in the bar or the restaurant.PORTOFINO is a luxurious resort, build right on the beach. We are located 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of San Pedro, at the most beautiful part of the island. Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and the night life is just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants (including Portofino's LA CUISINE) are located north of San Pedro.PORTOFINO FISHING:Belize offers some great fishing opportunities: Fly Fishing, Reef Fishing and Deep Sea Fishing. Without a doubt Fly fishing and Night Reef Fishing are the most popular at PORTOFINO. Our guides have over 15 years of experience, and that is what counts, as they are some of the best in Belize.A selection of fish that can be caught near PORTOFINO ranges from:Tarpon . Bonefish . Permit . Snapper . Barracuda . Grouper . Jackfish . Jewfish . Surgeonfish Wrasse . Chub . Mullet . Triggerfish . Shark and many many more.In season, we also offer Deep Sea fishing for Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, Billfish, Shark and other big game species. Trips are offered half day or full day.The Belize reef is only 1/2 mile (800 meters) from the PORTOFINO beach, and you can see it from all the cabana's, suites and especially the restaurant. Just go outside the reef, and that is where deep Sea Fishing starts. Ambergris Caye is surrounded by Flats, excellent for Fly Fishing; Bone Fish, Tarpon and Permit. All fishing trips starts from the PORTOFINO dock.PORTOFINO is a luxurious resort, build right on the beach. We are located 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of San Pedro, at the most beautiful part of the island. Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and the night life is just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants (including Portofino's LA CUISINE) are located north of San Pedro.Best fishing seasons while at PORTOFINO:Tarpon: All year round; April through September are very good.*** for July through September!Bonefish: All year round, April through November are very good.Permit: February through November, March through May are very good.Reef Fishing: All year round; March through August are very good.EXPLORE BELIZE:Belize has many spectacular Mayan ruins. The mystique of these Mayan Civilizations, which originated long before Europeans set foot on the America's, is undeniable.Belize is blessed with pristine rivers, waterfalls, rainforest national parks, and great jungle hiking. Over 40% of Belize consists of protected wildlife parks and reserves. This provides us with unlimited and exciting opportunities to explore and view a wide range of plants, animals, and birds. The pristine rain forest is host to many memorable sights, including waterfalls.Also there are many caves in Belize and Cave Tubing is a word invented here. There are Maya remains in the caves, spectacular geologic cave formations, or relax and go Cave Tubing.Belize is nestled along the second largest barrier reef (200 miles / 322 km). Between the mainland and the reef sit more than 450 cayes, islets and islands, including Ambergris Caye where PORTOFINO is located.This area is ideal for eco tourism, as the nature is rich and virtually untouched.

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