Ramon's Village Resort
Ambergris Caye San Jose, Belize

The Resort

Styled after the Tahitian cottages on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, our cabanas are built from native materials by craftsmen utilizing the same skill and techniques the islanders used in the days of the great sailing ships. We’re not a concrete condo encompassed by concrete parking lots.  Ramon’s Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora. Surrounded by the plant life are Mayan sculptures that provide a glimpse of the civilization that preceded us in this Caribbean paradise. Once inside our enchanted village, you’ll be in a world of your own choosing.

Accommodations

“Ramon’s Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora and fauna”

Styled after the Tahitian cottages on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, our cabanas are built from native materials by craftsmen utilizing the same skill and techniques the islanders used in the days of the great sailing ships. We’re not a concrete condo encompassed by concrete parking lots. Ramon’s Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora. Surrounded by the plant life are Mayan sculptures that provide a glimpse of the civilization that preceded us in this Caribbean paradise. Once inside our enchanted village, you’ll be in a world of your own choosing.

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Dining & Inclusions

Pineapples On The Beach

Pineapples On The Beach

Pineapples On The Beach, Ramon's signature restaurant, is without question, the best place to eat on the island of Ambergris Caye! The popular breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all have a wide variety of selections to choose from plus an array of daily specials. The food is just one reason to come to Pineapples; the location and the view are two more good reasons, but the best reason may be to meet the wait staff. You will love them! Pineapples is right on the beach and is open air. Your view of the Caribbean Sea is in full focus. Pineapples’ thirty-five foot tall thatched roof excites the imagination as to how the original islanders lived. We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and anytime in between. You can’t beat the wonderful atmosphere and genuine hospitality of our all-Belizean staff!
Tropic Al's

Tropic Al's

Our unique selection of Tropical Fruit Smoothies feature only Belize’s finest fresh fruits. Professionally trained by the Seattle Barista Training Academy, our baristas create wonderful specialty coffee drinks using fresh ground coffee provided by Caye Coffee Roasting Company in San Pedro. Caye Coffee utilizes the Diedrich IR-12 roaster which has become known as one of the best roasters in the world. This is primarily due to it’s design and it’s ability to provide consistent roasting capability. Couple that with only the finest high-elevation Guatemalan beans and you have the components of an aromatic and delicious coffee product which is served especially for our guests.
The Fine Print on Bahayan Inclusive

The Fine Print on Bahayan Inclusive

Ramon's has long been considered an organic and sport oriented resort and thus alcohol is not served by the resort. However! You may bring your own with no charge and drink it anywhere you like, on the beach, in the restaurant or at the pool. Responsible drinking is strongly encouraged and acceptably fun behavior encouraged by the resort. Liquor and convenient stores are a short walk away.  Bahayan rates include Ramon's generous meal plan which consists of any item on the menu and juice, water and coffee. Lunch is also your choice, any item on the menu plus a drink. The sumptuous dinner soup or salad starter, main course and a dessert. Gratuities are not included so that guests may show their appreciation in person to their hardworking and extremely personable servers. 

Spa & Wellness

Beach Spa

The Beach Spa at Ramon’s Village Resort is located directly on the beach under a palm thatched palapa located between the pool area and the Caribbean Sea. Your spa treatment will be enjoyed to the fullest underneath swaying coconut palms with the sound of gentle waves washing ashore on the beach at Ramon’s.

Experiences

Coral Cardens

Coral Cardens

Ever been to Grandma’s house? Remember how comfortable you felt when you were there? How warm it was in the winter and how breezy and fresh it was in the summer? That same lazy, laid-back charm is what you’ll find at Coral Gardens. Beautiful fan coral dances lazily as it beckons you to enjoy its beauty.

No one will ever forget their first look at the “dancing fans” of Coral Gardens and the teeming, exotic tropical fish that live among them. Those memories will never fade. The memories you’ll make as you explore the majestic Caribbean of Belize will forever be highlighted by the beauty you experience in this snorkel paradise suitable for any age and level of expertise.

Trips depart Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM or 2:00PM and last about two and a half hours. Requires a minimum of two persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.  Bottled water and soft drinks included.

Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley

Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley

Hol Chan is our most popular Snorkel Adventure. As a matter of fact, it is the second most popular dive/snorkel site in Belize. Thousands of large and small fish inhabit this magnificent underwater National Park. The reef system that borders Belize was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO several years ago. Hol Chan, or “Little Channel,” which cuts all the way through the reef, lives up to its reputation among some of the world’s best dive sites. Hol Chan is safe for beginners and breathtaking for advanced divers. Don’t miss Hol Chan!

Breathtaking coral of all descriptions abound in and around Hol Chan and serve as a habitat for literally millions of species of fish. Incredible stories of the magnificence of this Marine Reserve are frequently told; the reserve is well guarded and preserved. It’s a marine wonderland that every snorkeler and diver (beginner and experienced) must see.

The ultimate Hol Chan experience, will be your exciting half-hour “swim with the sharks.” That’s right; you can swim with the sharks and the stingrays in Shark Ray Alley. Dozens of nurse sharks will circle your boat as if they were the Caribbean’s welcoming committee. When you enter the water, you can observe the activities of these friendly sharks and rays up close and personal if you’re adventurous and not faint of heart. However, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life while snorkeling or scuba diving. We promise you’ll talk about your shark adventure for years to come.

Trips depart Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM or 2:00PM and last about two and a half hours. Requires a minimum of two persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks are included. A $10 USD park fee is required.

Mexico Rocks

Mexico Rocks

Rendezvous at Ramon’s Village Divers a few minutes before departure to give yourself enough time to gather your equipment. Then hop on board one of our comfortable and uncrowded dive boats, and enjoy the scenery as you head north toward this wonderful snorkel site, Mexico Rocks.

Huge brain coral, the likes of which you may have never seen before, are everywhere at Mexico Rocks. This is one of our most requested snorkel trips. The water is crystal clear, and hardly any current is ever present to restrict your snorkel experience. Large outcroppings of coral, some protruding above the surface, are home for millions of small fish, lobster, conch and an occasional sea turtle.

After a light snack and a cold beverage, your Ramon’s Village Divers skipper will take you to Tres Cocos, and if you’re up to it, your guide will let you snorkel parallel with the reef as you drift southward toward Ramon’s Village Resort. Your guide will accompany you in the water while your skipper follows you at a safe distance. Hop back in the boat anytime you’re ready, and be chauffeured back to Ramon’s Village.

Trips depart Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM or 2:00PM and last about two and a half hours. Requires a minimum of two persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum.  Bottled water and soft drinks included.  A $10 USD park fee is required.

Caye Caulker/Sail/Snorkel

Caye Caulker/Sail/Snorkel

Fourteen miles southeast of Ambergris Caye lies the island of Caye Caulker. Five miles long and one mile wide, this quaint island has been a destination for backpackers and ecological minded travelers for as long as we can remember. The general population is mixed with Garafuna and Rastas, sprinkled with a few Europeans and Americans. The music you hear playing from the shops lets you know this island is definitely not Americanized.

Our trip begins at Ramon’s Village dock, and as soon as your party is aboard, we will set sail for Hol Chan, the second most popular snorkel site in Belize. Millions of small fish and big fish such as grouper, barracuda, yellow jack and even green morays inhabit this magnificent underwater National Park. The park is part of the Barrier Reef system which was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations several years ago.

The ultimate Hol Chan experience, will be your exciting half hour “swim with the sharks.” That’s right, you can swim with the sharks and the stingrays in Shark Ray Alley. Dozens of nurse sharks will circle your boat as if they were the Caribbean’s welcoming committee. When you enter the water, you can observe the activities of these friendly sharks and rays up close and personal if you’re adventurous and not faint of heart. However, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life while snorkeling or scuba diving. We promise you’ll talk about your shark adventure for years to come.

Back aboard, lie back and enjoy the ride to Caye Caulker. Then go ashore, and spend some time dining at one of the very unusual cafes, or go shopping in some of the gift shops that are there for your enjoyment. The non-stop ride back to Ramon’s Village Resort is the perfect time to relax and soak up some sun so all your friends know you went on a beach vacation when you get home.

Trips depart Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM and return at 4:00PM. Lunch at Caye Caulker is not included. Requires a minimum of six persons, or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks are included. A $10USD park fee is required.

Sunset Snorkel

Sunset Snorkel

As the sun begins to set, the large fish begin to enter Hol Chan through a twenty-eight foot deep cut in the reef. They know that the shallows and coral outcroppings that exist inside the cut provide their meal for the evening. Thousands, if not millions, of small fish scurry busily as darkness overtakes them. Snuggling close to the giant coral heads, these small fish hover, precariously still, as they avoid the larger fish, which are searching for their supper. Green moray and spotted eels are sometimes seen, as are sleeping sharks and octopuses. In case you don’t know it, there are very few places on earth where you can see a sleeping shark; Hol Chan, at night, is one of them.

As your underwater light illuminates our crystal clear waters, you’ll be blown away by what your eyes behold. Everything comes alive at night, even the coral takes on new dimensions and color as your light illumines every inch of this underwater paradise.

Before you end your dive, be sure to venture into the cut itself and snorkel over hundreds of rays as they cover the sandy bottom as if they were blankets. It’s an amazing site to behold and to photograph.

Time varies with the season. Departs Ramon’s Village dock about 5:00PM and returns about 7:30PM. Requires a minimum of two persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks included.

Beach Picnic and Snorkel

Beach Picnic and Snorkel

When the owners of Ramon’s Village bring their guests down for a visit, the Beach Picnic is always on the top of their “things to do” list! Over 1500 years ago, Robles Point served as an outpost for the Mayan Indians who occupied the north end of Ambergris Caye. The fortified walls, even though now collapsed, can be seen even in the thick underbrush. It is near this area where a lavish beachside picnic will be prepared (provided you catch, hook or spear something on your way from Ramon’s Village Resort to Robles!)

Your beach picnic excursion will begin with a comfortable boat ride northward to Mexico Rocks where we will make a snorkel stop. Here you will be able to catch, spear or hook your own lunch. Whatever is in season will be marinated with our special mixture of herbs and seasonings. As you continue on to Robles Point, your first mate will prepare conch or shrimp ceviche, a delicious mixture of flavors that will make you crave for more.

After arriving at Robles Point, your guides will build a fire while you walk the beach in search for treasure. You can never tell what you might find washed up on the beach. The owner of Ramon’s has found many items of great interest. When your lunch is ready, you’ll sit down to coleslaw, tortillas, baked potatoes, chips and your seafood “catch of the day.” You’ll be talking about this experience for years.

On your way back to Ramon’s, a brief stop at Mata Rocks allows you to get one more taste of God’s creative handiwork beneath the sea. In our opinion, you can’t snorkel too much in our beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Trip departs Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM and returns at 4:00PM. Requires a minimum of six persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water, soft drinks and picnic lunch are included.

Beach Picnic & Sailing Cruise

Beach Picnic & Sailing Cruise

Climb aboard our thirty-eight foot catamaran and sail the high seas, retracing the route of those who harvested the coconut crops for English merchants in the 1600s. Millions of coconuts were harvested each year and sent to England for their bakeries and restaurants. Just imagine pristine beaches lined with virgin coconut palms as far as the eye could see. It must have been something, huh?

Around lunch, your skipper will anchor near the coral rich Mexico Rocks; a popular destination that is perfect for beginner and advanced snorkelers. You won’t believe the beauty and color of this incredible coral forest!

When your snorkeling experience is complete, you will board your vessel to the alluring aroma of barbecue fish, chicken and shrimp with all the trimmings which will be served on deck. (Lobster and conch will be on the menu, when they are in season.) After lunch, a nap, sunbathing or another dip in our crystal clear water is part of the agenda.

The cruise home will be leisurely and very relaxing as the waves splash lazily against the hull, whispering thank you, thank you, thank you for coming to Belize.

Trip departs Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM and returns at 4:00PM. Requires a minimum of six persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water, soft drinks and lunch are included.

Caye Caulker / Sail Snorkel

Caye Caulker / Sail Snorkel

Fourteen miles southeast of Ambergris Caye lies the island of Caye Caulker. Five miles long and one mile wide, this quaint island has been a destination for backpackers and ecological minded travelers for as long as we can remember. The general population is mixed with Garafuna and Rastas, sprinkled with a few Europeans and Americans. The music you hear playing from the shops lets you know this island is definitely not Americanized.

Our trip begins at Ramon’s Village dock, and as soon as your party is aboard, we will set sail for Hol Chan, the second most popular snorkel site in Belize. Millions of small fish and big fish such as grouper, barracuda, yellow jack and even green morays inhabit this magnificent underwater National Park. The park is part of the Barrier Reef system which was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations several years ago.

The ultimate Hol Chan experience, will be your exciting half hour “swim with the sharks.” That’s right, you can swim with the sharks and the stingrays in Shark Ray Alley. Dozens of nurse sharks will circle your boat as if they were the Caribbean’s welcoming committee. When you enter the water, you can observe the activities of these friendly sharks and rays up close and personal if you’re adventurous and not faint of heart. However, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life while snorkeling or scuba diving. We promise you’ll talk about your shark adventure for years to come.

Back aboard, lie back and enjoy the ride to Caye Caulker. Then go ashore, and spend some time dining at one of the very unusual cafes, or go shopping in some of the gift shops that are there for your enjoyment. The non-stop ride back to Ramon’s Village Resort is the perfect time to relax and soak up some sun so all your friends know you went on a beach vacation when you get home.

Trips depart Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM and return at 4:00PM. Lunch at Caye Caulker is not included. Requires a minimum of six persons, or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks are included. A $10USD park fee is required.

Glass Bottom Boat

Glass Bottom Boat

Senior citizens and kids will love this trip. As a matter of fact, the whole family will love this trip! All you have to do is get on board and we’ll do the rest. A brief twenty minute ride to Hol Chan Marine Reserve is enjoyable, and there are lots of things to see on the way. When you arrive at Hol Chan, your eyes will not believe the wonder of it all. Large fish are plentiful, but the number of small colorful fish will take your breath away. Sharks, rays and barracuda are also residents of Hol Chan as are a few sea turtles, eels and grouper. There’s no shortage of marine life, but marine life is just half of what we have here in this area of the Caribbean. The reef is the frame around our magnificent array of undersea life.

While we’re at Hol Chan, your skipper will anchor for fifteen to twenty minutes, and you can see firsthand the creative genius of this undersea wonder. If you have on your swim trunks, don your snorkel gear, and take to the water to enjoy the plethora of fish and an array of tropical marine life and coral.

Next, the glass bottom boat will take you to the amazing Shark Ray Alley where you can observe sharks and rays from the safety of your glass bottom boat or get in amongst them! That’s right, you can swim with the sharks and the stingrays in Shark Ray Alley. Dozens of nurse sharks will circle your boat as if they were the Caribbean’s welcoming committee. When you enter the water, you can observe the activities of these friendly sharks and rays up close and personal if you’re adventurous and not faint of heart. However, it’s against the law to touch or hold any marine life while snorkeling or scuba diving. We promise you’ll talk about your shark adventure for years to come. Sorry, no scuba allowed at this site; only snorkeling.

Our coral has been around for thousands of years and is actually a living organism, so we respect the world’s second largest barrier reef. Help us take care of it because when you see it close up, it’s easy to recognize, it is truly the Creator’s masterpiece.

Trips depart Ramon’s Village dock at 9:00AM or 2:00PM and last about two and a half hours. Requires a minimum of two persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks included. Requires a $10 USD park fee. Snorkel gear is not included.

Caye Caulker Manatee Experience

Caye Caulker Manatee Experience

Join us for a leisurely twenty minute boat ride to our next door neighbor, Caye Caulker, where your guide will search out the Manatee in the shallow waters behind the Caye. Enjoy an hour long snorkel with the Manatee before heading to Coral Gardens for a second snorkel stop where you’ll see the “dancing fans” of Coral Gardens and the teeming, exotic tropical fish that live among them. We want to be sure we do not have any adverse effect on the Manatee, so we ask that you please do not touch them or attempt to feed them in any way.

Trip departs at 8:00AM and returns about 11:00AM. Requires a minimum of four persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks are provided.

Altun Ha

Altun Ha

Altun Ha, which is Maya for “rock stone water,” is the ultimate Mainland experience in Belize. Get ready for some fun! Hop aboard our twenty-eight foot or thirty-four foot skiffs and settle in for a scenic and comfortable boat ride. Head westward across the San Pedro Lagoon toward the mainland and enter the Northern River. A thirty minute ride up this narrow, winding river is one you won’t soon forget.

Depending on the time of year, our skipper may have to keep his speed up to miss the submerged rocks and tree logs. There are, however, areas where the river deepens and your skipper will actually stop your boat so you can observe the jungle wildlife that is so plentiful in this area of Belize.

Your boat will dock at the quaint Village of Bomba. There you can buy souvenirs or just observe tradition being practiced by local residents. Of course, you may see some of the locals in Hard Rock t-shirts, so don’t expect loincloths.

A van will pick you up in Bomba and take you up the old and bumpy Pan-American Highway to the ancient archaeological site of Altun Ha. Stelae, sacrificial altars, various temples and dozens of out buildings have been discovered here. Some have been restored, but many are in the condition they were found. Excavation began back in 1965 by the Royal Ontario Museum.

When your on-site tour of this historical treasure is complete, you’ll hop back in your van and head to Maruba, one of the most unique jungle lodges in Belize. Here you can have lunch, get a massage or facial, ride a horse or take a nap and listen to the sounds of Belizean wildlife. Of course, these are optional and are not included in our prices.

After an hour or so at Maruba, you’ll head southwest to the Northern River where you’ll rendezvous with our boat for your return trip to Ramon’s Village Resort on Ambergris Caye.

Trip departs Ramon’s Village dock at 8:30AM and returns at 4:30PM. Requires a minimum of six persons or you can pay an additional fee and go with less than the minimum. Bottled water and soft drinks are included. Requires a $5 USD Park Fee. Lunch at Maruba is an additional cost.