‘Yes, this is exactly what we were hoping for..barefoot luxury, as they call it. A fantasy, of sorts, and it took us minutes to feel like it was our home.’
Peter & Stephanie Goodkind New York
Characterized by its warm and friendly hospitality, Portofino is the epitome of barefoot luxury, unpretentious and relaxing… for most; it will be an experience of a lifetime.
Welcome to our little piece of paradise, Portofino!
A beachfront resort situated on the pristine and unspoiled northern coast of Ambergris Caye, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Portofino is a remote and peaceful resort, mainly accessible by boat. The pace is unhurried…the beaches are white…the water amazingly azure.
Our small, boutique resort offers just 17 beautifully appointed rooms, ranging from charming beach cabanas to spacious suites, dotted amidst swaying palm trees, in a private setting with unmatched personal attention and the modern comforts of home. It is a haven of tranquility, where guests will enjoy the subtle sounds of the nearby waves lapping over the reef, gentle breeze, breathtaking sunrise, star studded night sky and spectacular views of the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. The perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, honeymoon, family and friends.
Portofino offers leisure options to suit every taste. Relax in our fresh water outdoor swimming pool; enjoy a great book from our book collection or simply indulge yourself in a massage on the beach under our hand thatched palapa hut. Explore the underwater world with snorkel equipment or skim along the surface in our complimentary sea kayaks. Delicious meals prepared by our resort chef can be served in the privacy or your beach cabana or suite, on our private dock with a romantic setting or at the Portofino Restaurant. Sip on amazing tropical cocktails at the Green Parrot Beach Bar or perhaps a late afternoon snack from the Green Parrot Bistro. Take advantage of our DVD library and unwind in front of the flat TV screen in your room. Or, simply take in the view. In short, relax and enjoy!
Reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff. From, activities bookings and directions to itineraries and dining reservations, our friendly and professional staff is eager to assist you.
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 20 minutes ride. Guests wishing to go into San Pedro for shopping, dining or exploring are welcomed to take a ride on any of these boat runs free of charge. As timings are dependent on arrivals and departures, the schedule varies from day to day. Outside of these times, there is the Coastal Xpress Water Taxi service that runs up and down the island at least every two hours, and can be reserved at the reception.
Portofino offers service, undoubtedly second to none. The Portofino team will anticipate your every need with grace and charm. You will not want to leave our little piece of paradise!
If you are curious what other guests who stayed think about us, please feel free to check out our Guest Book.
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