I was recently invited to a cool party across the bridge by a friend who was doing some marketing for a new North Ambergris Caye Hot Spot and he said I could bring a plus one. I picked my friend Sandie as is always willing to play chauffeur and I knew she would enjoy a relaxing poolside party. I knew it would be a great place to catch up with all the “north” people we do not see often, and there were many that day. It was a great party. We were treated to an afternoon of delicious tropical cocktails, tasty treats and live poolside music by Dennis Wolfe. It was great chatting with all our North Ambergris Caye friends that we do not see as often. We also got to tour the rooms at Casitas Tres Cocos. Of course, I instantly fell in love with Casita Crocodile and the big white towel croc guarding the cozy looking bed. As we walked down the path looking at some of the other rooms, another one that captured my attention had an outside shower and private plunge pool. In addition to the big king bed, it also had a private kitchen and an adjoining casita option. Another feature I really liked about the rooms is their unique long tiled double sink design.
Casitas Tres Cocos
Please note in the first quarter of 2018 this property changed hands and is now Pur Boutique Cabanas. Owners Dave and Laura also operate Caribbean Beach Cabanas in Placencia making for an ideal and easy split vacation. Currently, there are no all-inclusive Belize resorts on the island and only a few on the mainland. Casitas Tres Cocos decided to fill in the gap based on increased requests for all-inclusive accommodations. This small stylish resort is an adult only location (18+), no pets and no smoking allowed in Casitas. Each Casita has its own name which makes it easy when making reservations. You can choose from Casita Eagle Ray, Jaguar, Tapir, Iguana, Crocodile, and Kinkajou. The basic all-inclusive rates (click through for pricing): What’s included in your stay?
- Round-trip airfare between Belize City International (BZE) and San Pedro (SPR)
- Round-trip transfer via water taxi from San Pedro airport to resort
- Tropical welcome drink upon arrival
- Accommodations in a luxury Casita
- 3 meals and drinks all day at Youcan Toucan Bar & Grille (top shelf liquor extra)
- All taxes, included
- Beach towels for the onsite pool, daily use of snorkel gear, bicycles, and sea kayak.
Check-in time is 15:00 (3:00 p.m.) and check-out is 11:00.
Located on the Casitas Tres Cocos property approximately 1.2 miles north of San Pedro town, Youcan Toucan Bar & Grille is a full-service restaurant that is not only open to resort guests, but also to the public. It is open on weekdays from 07:00 to 21:00 (9:00 pm) and weekends from 07:00 to 21:30 (9:30 pm). They serve breakfast from 07:00 to 11:00 and is complimentary for resort guests. Weekend fun includes a Saturday barbecue and Sunday brunch, which are both also open to all. Click through to read “Great prices North of the bridge!” and other Youcan Toucan Reviews.
Plus one Review by Sandie Betz-Eisenberg I had a fabulous time socializing with Island Northerners, (folks that I don’t see very often, as I live way down south) last week at the Youcan Toucan, the newest of the up north hot spots on Ambergris Caye. The bar and the 6 new casitas were built with impeccable attention to detail. The builder and I spoke for a bit while he was dusting off a hand print from the top of one of the tables in the bar. He’ll get used to the dust, eventually. He told me that beautiful native hardwoods were used throughout the site which included a unique to the island offering (I believe); beer pong table! The builder’s nephew was busy entertaining 3 lovely ladies with a rousing game while we were there. The bar also has a swim-up side where the lap pool, with its multicolored lighting, offers seating. I can imagine jumping in after a hot day of touring the mainland and ordering one of the bar’s yummy specialty drinks. The thing about the rooms that impressed me the most are the large, gorgeous double sinks made with small colorful inlaid tiles. The origami towels on the beds in the shapes of crocodiles, lizards, and kinkajou were also impressive, as is the multicolored Jacuzzi in the largest room, (which comes with a small, well-appointed kitchen, and can be combined with the adjoining casita to make very nice accommodations for a group.) We enjoyed socializing on the comfy cushioned lounge chairs around the pool as I tasted the very fresh & delicious ceviche. All of the other complimentary offerings were either meat or chicken ~ not doable for this veg/pescatarian, but I heard they were very tasty, as well.