Amazing place to stay!!! Amazing staff all around, will be returning next year! Anytime I had a problem they were quick to help or answer any questions I had. Tons... read more of things to do all around as well, great location.
I stayed in a private room with bathroom for 30 days. It was perfect for me, clean; but the best part was the staff- Jay, Steph, Esperanza… all of them... read more made my visit perfect and comfortable- they’re like family after 30 days️
I was looking for a place to stay in San Pedro and came across drift in, they helped get them to ferry and back, the facilities were clean and they... read more were friendly as well, so felt welcome, restaurants and eateries close by and beach is walking distance, I would recommend to those looking for place to stay in San Pedro
We highly recommend this place. Location just behind the Sandbar with easy access to the bar/restaurant area overlooking the beach. Near to San Pedro - Belize express ferry. Also... read more walking distance to shops in town and to diving and snorkelling tour operators. Large comfortable room with aircon and fan. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The adjacent Sandbar is a lovely place to eat.
This used to be one of my favorite places to stay in San Pedro but on my last trip I had a terrible experience. I was hanging out by the... read more pool when a local that wasn’t even staying there picked up my backpack and started walking away with it! After asking him to give it back multiple times and having him hold it out of my reach I took action and hit him. A fight ensued ending with me on my back bloodied and battered. After multiple death threats I retired to my room and spent the night nursing my wounds and having difficulty sleeping because I didn’t feel safe. Neither owner, Donna or Hailey ever reached out to me to find out if I was OK or to get my side of the story. Instead I found out later that I had been trespassed from the property for getting into a fight when in reality I was protected my property! I had valuables in my backpack. Essentially I was treated with a lack of respect and concern. No effort was made to address my concerns for my safety. This place allows locals who don’t even pay to stay there and hang out. Then when one of these locals commits a crime they don’t care. Stay here at your own risk!!! More
What an awesome place. Recently spent 10 days here, and plan to visit again as soon as possible. I chose Belize for vacation in part because of current unrest and... read more travel uncertainties in other parts of the world, and in part because of the area’s mecca-like status among scuba destinations. When I booked the Drift Inn, I was planning a solo dive vacation. Had I known at the time I would be travelling with friend, I’d probably have picked somewhere a bit more “resort-ish.” Glad I didn’t do that for several reasons. The private room I selected was clean, well provisioned, and recently updated. The bed was comfortable, and the a/c blew cold. The room would have been great as a solo traveler, but it was also a perfect, boutique-setting for a couple. My friend said that she appreciated the atmosphere much more than she would have that of a resort. Not much the property doesn't offer actually. Beach and -pool access; restaurants deliver to the room, and the adjoining place has (SandBar) has an awesome lobster pizza. From the time I stepped onto the property until after we both left, the staff here treated us like family. Hailey, one of the owners, helped connect me with the dive shop located literally right behind the hotel (Chuck and Robbie’s - which I later learned is the best outfit around) for my advanced certification. Stephanie made sure we had everything we... What an awesome place. Recently spent 10 days here, and plan to visit again as soon as possible. I chose Belize for vacation in part because of current unrest and travel uncertainties in other parts of the world, and in part because of the area’s mecca-like status among scuba destinations. When I booked the Drift Inn, I was planning a solo dive vacation. Had I known at the time I would be travelling with friend, I’d probably have picked somewhere a bit more “resort-ish.” Glad I didn’t do that for several reasons.
The private room I selected was clean, well provisioned, and recently updated. The bed was comfortable, and the a/c blew cold. The room would have been great as a solo traveler, but it was also a perfect, boutique-setting for a couple. My friend said that she appreciated the atmosphere much more than she would have that of a resort. Not much the property doesn't offer actually. Beach and -pool access; restaurants deliver to the room, and the adjoining place has (SandBar) has an awesome lobster pizza.
From the time I stepped onto the property until after we both left, the staff here treated us like family. Hailey, one of the owners, helped connect me with the dive shop located literally right behind the hotel (Chuck and Robbie’s - which I later learned is the best outfit around) for my advanced certification. Stephanie made sure we had everything we needed during the stay, even after I accidentally poured a whole pineapple drink on the hotel laptop and crashed it! Mike and Eldon are awesome souls to hang out with in the evening and spend their days making sure the property is pristine.
Donna, the other owner, even invited us to her inland camp to spend a few days after check-out. Wish we could have indulged, but Christmas and family obligations didn’t afford a travel extension. The hotel made a great home-base to explore pretty much everything the area has to offer. Location was perfect. Most attractions in San Pedro are an easy walk, and the ferry to other areas such as Caye Caulker, is a few hundred yards south along the beach.
Golf cart rentals are available from a grocery just up the street as well as several other places. We arranged one at the airport from Mike’s Golf Cart Rental, and were not disappointed. You’ll need one at some point to get out to Secret Beach and explore other parts of the island, but there were days when we didn't use ours at all. Would probably rent one ad-hoc next time rather than for the whole trip.
One final point worth mentioning – I’m a US citizen, and I was initially concerned about travelling during a pandemic. Navigating the Belizean entry requirements was a walk in the park; the hotel made sure we knew exactly what preparations to make, and when. I felt safer from COVID in the busiest areas I visited in Belize than I do walking down the emptiest streets through my suburban neighborhood back home.
Wear a mask; wash your hands. Buy some beer to enjoy in the courtyard with staff and other guests after curfew - if one is in effect. After a full day of tropical adventures, it probably won’t take many before you’re off to sleep in preparation for the next day anyway. Travelling to Belize right now is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The crowds are thin, the service is awesome, and the businesses are grateful for your presence. I'm strongly considering taking this place up on its monthly special for travelers working remotely. More
Such a lovely place ! Myself and my partner don’t often book hostels as we’re in our late 20s/ early 30s but after reading reviews we decided to give the... read more Drift Inn a shot and I’m so glad we did. The staff are so welcoming and friendly, the people were great, the dorm room was clean and cool and the location is perfect - right on the beach with a gorgeous pool. Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in.
Drift Inn is a hidden gem of Ambergris Caye. Hailey and Stephanie couldn't have made me feel more comfortable during my stay. I have visited Ambergris Caye many times and... read more paid to stay at the expensive resorts. Never did I feel more at home than at Drift Inn. The location is optimal to get to the heart of San Pedro while also avoiding some of the commotion. I can't wait to get back to my favorite place in the world. 5 stars +
Great place to stay. Right off of the beach also with a bar/ restaurant almost attached. All of the staff was friendly and the room was huge and very nicely... read more updated. Really enjoyed my stay I will definitely be back again.
Great place to stay in San Pedro. A quick walk up the beach from the water taxi dock. Connected to the beachside Sand Bar with a great bar. You get... read more a discount at the C-Store around the corner where you can stock up on Belikin to stock your in room fridge. They set up an afternoon snorkel trip with a company steps up the beach. Stephanie at the front desk was great and helped us out both in person and through WhatsApp. Even made sure we got our laundry done.
My only regret with choosing to stay at Drift Inn (and on Ambergris Caye in general) is that I didn't stay longer. From the moment I arrived on the island... read more I felt at home and that feeling continued when I arrived at Drift Inn, which is literally steps from the ocean. I was warmly greeted by the staff and shown to my clean and comfortable room which was larger than I anticipated. The pleasant surprises and "welcome home" vibe continued at the adjoining Sandbar Restaurant for happy hour and everywhere else along the beachfront strip.
Hotel owner Hailey was nice enough to show me around via her golf cart and invited me to rooftop yoga and dinner/drinks with her local friends, making me feel even more at home on Ambergris Caye. Many of the people from all over the world that I met during my stay have become friends and I'm sure our travels will bring us back to Drift Inn for a reunion in the near future.
If you want a welcoming and enjoyable experience in Belize, find your home away from home at Drift Inn.
Loved the spacious rooms and the wrap around porches for early morning coffee and reflection. Staff was very responsive and helpful through Whatsapp. Other hotels in the area... read more charge for water, but this awesome spot has gallons of water to dispense water from for free on every level. Coming back soon 🙂
My wife and I live 8 miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye in Belize. When we go into town for a night out we stay at Drift Inn.... read more The rooms have everything we need - comfortable bed, air conditioning, mini fridge, coffee bar, access to microwave and toaster oven, comfortable seating area, access to all Sandbar amenities including soaking pool, restaurant and bar, beach access with dock etc. Great central location with other restaurants within walking distance. Other things close by - Dr. Dan’s office, Caye Mart grocery store, various dive shops, jet ski rental, etc. You can spend a lot more and not get all this for a very reasonable price. Hailey runs a great business and is always offering specials so just give her a call and tell her you read Tim’s review on Trip Advisor. I don’t have any deal with Hailey I’m just a local resident who uses her place as my go to “home away from home” I couldn’t be happier with her accommodations! More
We stayed at the Drift Inn in March, shortly after they lifted the mask mandate for Belize. It was really nice & they were very accommodating! Nothing fancy but the... read more price is right if you’re just looking for a basic room (no tv) - we really didn’t spend much time at the actual hotel because we were always up early to start our day! Stephanie & everyone at the front desk were always friendly & kind! We ordered pizzas one night from the sandbar & they were delivered to our room & they are amazing! I would definitely recommend this place if you want to be right on the beach & stay in town! It was perfect for what we were for looking for this time as it was our third time to Belize & San Pedro & wanted to stay right in town this time around. It was nice too because they had the nurse come right to our room in the morning to do our covid tests before heading back to the US! Very fast & accommodating. We had extra beer, alcohol & fruit juices leftover in the fridge so we thought as a tip we would leave it for the staff there to enjoy! They loved it! Thanks for making our stay perfect! Dan & Tina More
Hotel was clean and within walking distance to beach, restraunts, grocery store and so much more. Felt very safe and our room was very comfortable with a nice... read more size shower for a couple and there was a mini fridge in the room to keep our beverages very cold. Going back to stay here again
My wife and I booked a half day fishing charter with the Drift Inn and let me say that it was great! Anton started us out with a safety... read more briefing and then took us to several spots where we could fish and snorkel then made us some fresh ceviche in the boat. I highly recommend these guys!
Drift Inn is a beautiful place right on the beach. Lovely, welcoming staff made me feel right at home and comfortable. Lots to do right near by. Diving,swimming,snorkling. Just ask... read more the staff. Highly recommended 🙂
I spent the month of January living in San Pedro to escape the winter back home. Hailey had recently announced special pricing for month-long stays so I thought I'd go... read more for it. I'm glad I did! The stay AC kept the room cool, everyone on staff was friendly and helpful, and I got to meet a bunch of interesting new people. I had a private room, though they do offer a dorm option as well, if that's your thing.
Stayed with a friend in a private room. We can't complain about anything, our stay was great. Friendly staff, nice to have a bar and restaurant right outside of our... read more door. The nighttime security is a plus.
A great location and an easy walk to pretty well anywhere you might want to go. The staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are nothing fancy but are clean... read more and comfortable. The adjacent restaurant / bar is a great place to eat, drink or just hang out and watch sports on TV . It is a great place to connect with guests and locals alike.
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