We Got Our Hands Dirty and Doing it Again
A Personal Experience
Nothing fills you with peace and helps you re-balance your world more than elegant architecture, relaxation in an exceptional suite, enjoying onsite amenities, gorgeous views, and outstanding culinary creations.
I have stayed at Victoria House a few times and enjoyed many special moments there. To name a few, a love affair with the bacon wrapped shrimp, the second story view from the king size bed and the honor of documenting staff member Marlon’s life-saving experience.
The magic moments continue….
The award-winning Victoria House Resort recently celebrated the launching of their new luxury spa and gym. Opening its doors in April 2017, Victoria House Spa combined a great party to welcome Ambergris Caye with a taste of luxury and pampering. When Jennifer invited me to the party, I asked her if I could bring a plus one, and “Socialite Sandie” was my first choice since it is right down the street from her house.
It was easy for me to convince her to join me for some girl time, to take a 2-day staycation and just unwind from the always busy island lifestyle. Beyond being our main event attendance organizer Sandie has her hands full with a husband, 2 boys, her 98-year-old mom, 4 dogs and numerous geckos. So she definitely needed full on spa time and R&R. So did I and we are here right now. Stay tuned for more on our amazing time at Casa Azul, at Victoria House in a future post.
Back to the party.
Highlights of the Grand Opening
Mini spa treatments were on the party menu, and everyone enjoyed the massage chair to work out a few kinks, getting our “hands dirty” with a nice sugar-coffee scrub hand massage. We also received personalized welcomes and fantastic appetizer service. Those who know me well know that food service is top of my list.
Victoria Spa Services
The new spa offers a wide range of services including manicures, pedicures, and a large array of spa menu items, incorporating unique treatments offered with products with a range of natural ingredients and quality brands.
One of the things I really liked but did not test (yet) were the showers. For me, outdoor showers top the chart along with awesome views and catered parties (and food service – of course).
Spa hours of operation. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm seven days per week. Telephone – (501) 226-2067.
Learn more about the Largest Resort Spa On Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Having a gym at the spa is a perfect combination of pampering yourself and having some fun. The day of the party I enjoyed testing the treadmill and elliptical trainer.One of the best things about the fitness area aside from great equipment and a big flat screen 😀 is that the staff has set times they can use the facility as long as it does not disrupt guests. I believe it is important that employers recognize the value in providing health benefits for their employees.
How people treat their staff reflects on how the staff treats customers. At Victoria House, it is clear that the staff are valued and can grow. This reflects well on the energy of the resort and the quality of service offered by all the employees. They are always friendly, they give the right amount of attention, and make you feel special.
Gym hours are 6 am – 10 pm and open to resort guests only at this time.
Victoria House Resort and Spa location is south of town and easily accessible by bike, golf cart, or cab. If you are looking for a special experience then book yourself in for a stay and treatment at VHR, you will not regret it. Styled in the same Caribbean colonial theme as the resort, the new building is set among lush bougainvillea, flamboyant trees, and tropical palms.
The new facility is the largest of its kind on Ambergris Caye, Belize at 3,500 SQ. ft. and offers over 36 different treatments. The spa includes four simple and stylish treatment rooms,including a couple’s massage area. Three of the rooms have French doors that open to a secret courtyard with outdoor shower option. They also feature some special treatment options designed for expectant mothers, brides, bridal parties, and couples.
Out-call spa services are also available.
Victoria House Resort has long been a favorite for many travelers as evidenced by the following accolades they have received.
- Top 25 Romance – Central America Ranked #16
- Top 10 Hotels for Romance – Belize Ranked #8
- Top 25 Hotels Central America – Ranked #3
Visit Victoria House Press Page for downloadable pdfs of the following reviews, news, and articles about the resort.
- New York Travel – Go Adventure In Ambergris Caye
- Lan Sluder’s – Top 10 Beach Resorts in Belize
- American Way Magazine – Road Warriors