The Resort and Villas, La Perla

Ambergris Caye

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La Perla captures the Caribbean ambience of Belize with elegance and luxury.  Each privately owned villa is distinctively designed with a Mediterranean-style architectural aesthetic that is unique in Belize, and each villa’s individual finishes have been customized to the tastes of the respective owners.

The twelve homes are situated on a 4.5 acre site which slopes gently to the water’s edge and features a postcard perfect stretch of sandy beach. The property also benefits from a large tropical pool and a 350 foot pier.

With a handful of articulate and helpful concierge staff, you will enjoy all the benefits of a private villa vacation but with all the on-call resort style services you require.

La Perla offers the best of both worlds – the benefits of a luxury private villa vacation combined with the services and amenities of a full service resort.

Features include:

  • Full staff including dedicated concierge
  • Private chef available on request
  • Contacts for grocery pre-provisioning
  • Massages, pedicures and manicures in the privacy of your villa or poolside, by arrangement
  • Local adventures including catamaran cruises, great blue hole and local scuba diving, picnic snorkeling trips, Mayan ruin day trips, Tikal ruins trips (day or overnight), manatee watch, beach BBQs and more

As standard, these services and amenities are included:

  • Housekeeping
  • Complimentary kayaks
  • Complete resort Wi-Fi coverage
  • Complimentary BBQ grill on request
  • Bottled water, coffee, sugar, creamer and ice.
  • In house phone system for added convenience

Pearl (5 bedrooms)

Luxury is evident throughout this spectacular villa, which exhibits local art and Guatemalan design using indigenous materials, combined with tasteful furnishings. Pearl is custom designed with island comfort in mind and artfully painted walls. Highlights include two screened porches with hand-woven hammocks, three private patios, a formal dining room and two large upper decks with views to the east and west.

Ruby (5 bedrooms)

Mayan influences define this beautiful villa, with indigenous tile work, mahogany floors, local art and fabric finishes. All of the five bedrooms are en-suite and the master opens onto two private patios. An eclectic dining room has seating for ten and hand-woven hammocks await you in one of the screen-in porches. One of the hidden highlights of this villa is the Jacuzzi, located in the downstairs entertainment room, complete with a sofa and wide screen TV.

Opal (5 bedrooms)

Villa Opal is an elegant five bedroom, four bathroom villa. This is a villa for those that like to cook (or be cooked for) and its treasure trove features include a formal dining room which splits off into a screened in porch, an ideal spot for cocktails before dinner, a large deck complete with barbecue, and an outdoor dining area. Downstairs opens up to a huge family room complete with pool table and entertainment living room with large screen TV and access to deck, featuring a double swing chair and an outdoor shower. (The 5th bedroom shares an ensuite with the 4th bedroom).

Amethyst (4 bedrooms)

Amethyst Villa has four en suite bedrooms and a distinctively Moroccan style, with a showcase “bird’s nest” master suite on the villa’s third level with a master bath, two private sun decks and stunning ocean views. The main level features a large open-flow living room, gourmet kitchen, two large bedrooms featuring private bathrooms and screened lounging areas for some serious languishing.


Topaz (3 bedrooms)

Topaz is a ‘global showpiece’, filled with treasures from around the world – antique armoires, Mexican tiles, Guatemalan fabrics, 18th century Indonesian tables and the impressive master suite on the third floor features a king sized Indonesian antique bed, desk and chair.

The further bedrooms comprise another king room and a ‘Greek’ bedroom where the beds are built into the walls, with one double and one single, ideal for kids, plus two signature enclosed verandahs with hammocks, over-looking the tropical pool. The ground floor has the added benefit of a TV room with large flat screen TV, sofa and a jacuzzi for two, so you can luxuriate whilst watching your favourite vacation movies.

Sand (2 bedrooms)

Villa Sand is features dark (non-endangered) mahogany floors and hand hewn walls in an open two bedroom, two bath layout. Each large en suite bedroom has king beds, warm toned rustic terrazzo floors, hand painted walls and Mexican tile. With unique driftwood art pieces, handmade lamp shades using linen paper on a natural wooden bases, light-toned linens, cotton and canvas fabrics, the villa has a classic Latin – Caribbean beach ambience.

Amber (2 bedrooms)

Villa Amber has two en suite bedrooms and features a wide deck at the entry along with two screened porches facing the ocean off each bedroom. The interior is contemporary, with a Moroccan twist.  The king bedrooms feature two screened porches facing the Caribbean sea, rustic terrazzo floors, hand painted walls and hand crafted Mexican tile.

Emerald (2 bedrooms)

Villa Emerald is a charming two bedroom villa offering an open living room with beamed ceilings, a well-equipped kitchen, tile flooring throughout and two screened porches that open to the ocean. The master bedroom offers a king size bed and has a colorful en-suite bathroom with a spacious shower. The second bedroom also has its own bathroom and opens onto a screened porch with a hand-woven hammock. Villa Emerald is tastefully decorated with local artwork and furnished with antiques and indigenous materials.

The villas at La Perla all have well equipped gourmet kitchens and ample indoor and outdoor dining space, so are perfect places for dining in or having a private chef come and do all the work for you. La Perla concierge works with various private chefs, offering differing styles of cuisine and formality. Whether a Belizean banquet, a fresh fish BBQ or a gourmet international chef’s table, it can all be arranged.

A short walk north is the picturesque Portofino Resort – the alfresco restaurant has a beautiful setting and serves an international menu, including plenty of fresh seafood. Portofino is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Best to book for larger groups.

A ten minute walk to the south takes you to Mata Chica boutique resort. The award winning Mambo restaurant is set under a giant palapa roof and serves contemporary dishes, freshly caught seafood and a variety of homemade pastas and breads – Mambo is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. AB loves the relaxed and friendly vibe in the bar, so leave enough time to sample the cocktails before you sit down for dinner.  The dining room is filled with contemporary paintings, candelabras, local ceramic treasures, exotic hand crafted Belizean art and Central American mahogany furniture.

Carry on south from Mata Chica for another couple of minutes to the multi award winning Rojo Lounge, a hip and exclusive loungey spot that has won Fodor’s Choice in Belize 5 years running. Chef and Owner Jeff Spiegel’s ‘tropical lounge cuisine’ is possibly the most innovative and creative on the island, perhaps even all of Belize.

San Pedro town, a 20 minute boat ride away, boats a plethora of eating establishments, from local shacks selling delicious seafood burritos, to modern international fare set in picturesque surroundings on the beach.

The rates at La Perla vary by season and also are subject to 16.5% resort fees (which includes housekeeping) and 9% hotel tax. Transfers for 1 to 6 passengers are $40 USD each way.

The rates range from USD $325 per night for a 2 bedroom villa in low season up to USD $1,100 per night for a 5 bedroom villa in peak season. With 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom villas available, there are plenty of options based on group dynamics.

Discounts also available on multiple villa bookings for celebrations, reunions and weddings.

The rates include:
– Daily housekeeping services
– Concierge services available to arrange private chefs, tours & adventures, in villa spa treatments and to provide details for villa provisioning
– Complimentary kayaks
– Complete resort Wi-Fi coverage
– Complimentary BBQ grill, on requests
– Drinking water and ice
– In house phone system

Please note:
La Perla Resort usually requires a 4 night minimum stay, and 7 nights during Peak season, however, exceptions may be made based on availability.

Please view our booking terms.

Just perfect – “My husband & I stayed at La Perla (Villa Sand). It was INCREDIBLE…still wishing we were there. We chose the Villa Sand (2 bedroom) because we were with another couple. Both bedrooms felt like a Master Suite and suited our party perfectly. We had a huge deck that overlooked the beautiful beach and ocean. We had padded loungers on our deck and were only steps away from padded loungers right on the beach.  Enrique was incredibly helpful. He often came to us while we were lounging on the beach to coordinate dinner reservations, massages, fishing and snorkeling trips, etc. We never had to lift a finger. We hired the “Two Sisters” to cook dinner for us 2 nights. The food was incredible and we were able to sit back and enjoy on our deck overlooking the ocean. Enrique also lined up massages for us…the massage therapist came to our villa and we had massages on our screened-in porch. We had privacy but could still hear the ocean. Wonderful!  Our party of 4 really enjoyed our stay at La Perla…and are looking forward to a return trip (perhaps with the kids). Great value, great service, and AMAZING accomodations. Just perfect”. Amanda F, Denver, Colorado

Can’t wait to go back! – “Loved our vacation. Enrique and his staff made our stay at La Perla perfect. Professional, friendly, clean and safe accommodations. All excursions were handled and we were thrilled with the choices that were made on our behalf. Can’t wait to go back!!” Lindain C

A wonderful place to chill out – “Just a wonderful place to chill out…the villa exceeded the website photos and our expectations. Quiet and uncrowded but made many short term acquaintances with other folks at restaurants, tours and especially on the water taxis. Everyone seemed comfortable with talking with everyone else. Our host Enrique made everything so easy and smooth. No worries about minor issues that always seem to be a bit stressful on vacation”. Frank T, Boston, Massachusetts