Portofino Beach Resort
Laid-back luxury hospitality on Ambergris Caye, with the Belize Barrier Reef on your doorstep
- Some of the best fishing guides in Belize, boasting over 15 years of experience
- Wide range of accommodation to suit all preferences and group sizes
- Located just 800-metres from the stunning Belize Barrier Reef
- Embark on a three-tank expedition to Lighthouse Reef, and dive the famous Great Blue Hole
Portofino Resort is located on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, just six miles north of the charming town of San Pedro. This one-of-a-kind resort is characterised by its warm and friendly hospitality, unpretentious atmosphere and luxury - providing the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate honeymoon, or care-free vacation for family and friends. And when it comes to excursions, you’ll be in safe hands, with experienced onsite dive, snorkel and fishing guides ready-and-waiting to whisk you away to the next big adventure, and easy transfers to the mainland’s many attractions.
About Portofino Beach Resort
Portofino is a beautiful beachfront resort situated on the pristine and unspoiled northern coast of Ambergris Caye, where the pace is slow, the beaches are white, and the water is astonishingly clear. This superb resort is easily accessible by both land and sea but still offers a remote and tranquil atmosphere - and plenty of barefoot luxury. The Portofino team will anticipate your every need, delivering a standard of service that is second to none and creating the experience of a lifetime, while you relax among the serene natural surroundings with first-class facilities at every turn.
Perched just 800-metres from the second largest barrier reef in the world, this resort is a true gateway to adventure - boasting a highly reputable onsite dive centre, and expert fishing guides. Plus, with easy access to mainland Belize, guests can also explore Mayan ruins, caves and jungle at the drop of a hat. So whether you're seeking spectacular diving, watersports, or inland adventure - or just looking for complete relaxation - Portofino Resort is sure to have you covered.
Explore the resort
Portofino Resort’s restaurant is located on the second floor of the main building, and offers a romantic treehouse-style setting with spectacular Caribbean views. This casual yet upscale setting serves as a great spot for evening cocktails and dinner, with a mouthwatering menu inspired by Euro-Caribbean fusion cuisine. The Green Parrot bar has indoor and outdoor seating while wait staff provide service at the pool, beach and dock. On the terrace, the Green Parrot Bistro features a delicious menu of breakfast, lunch, tapas or dinner with a cool Caribbean Sea breeze and a spectacular view.
Activities at this resort include grabbing a book from the library and relaxing on the beach, in an ocean hammock or in the freshwater swimming pool. Or, for a little extra excitement, embark on a kayak adventure or snorkelling excursions to the barrier reef, Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley, and more. Plus, with some of the best fishing guides in Belize, boasting over 15 years of experience, there couldn’t be a better place to try your hand at fly, reef or deep sea fishing. And, whether you’ve come for a relaxing vacation or for an active and adventurous stay, a relaxing massage using locally sourced products is always the perfect ending to your day.
Diving at Portofino Beach Resort
Portofino’s dive centre is located at the end of the dock and is independently owned and managed by Action Divers Belize - a reputable dive and marine based company offering diving, snorkeling, fishing, manatee watching tours and leisure marine activities. Action Divers offers guests a one of a kind experience with highly knowledgeable staff and services. The team takes pride in their reputation for professionalism and quality service, and is eager to help guests discover Belize’s impressive underwater world. And, with the Belize Barrier Reef just 800-metres from Portofino’s beach, it really couldn't be easier.
Action Divers like guests to have a relaxed diving experience, keeping groups small to ensure nothing feels hurried and grouping divers according to skill and comfort levels, so everyone can enjoy the experience. You can embark on a full-day three-tank expedition to Lighthouse Reef, where you’ll get to dive the famous Great Blue Hole, or stay closer to home and explore the delights of Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and more. Equipment rentals are available from the dive centre and guests are more than welcome to bring their own gear. SSI and PADI scuba certification courses are available for beginners and guests can also experience a free try-dive in the pool to get acquainted with the sport before committing to anything more adventurous.
- Portofino Resort offers a unique Soap Butler Service, providing guests with a daily choice of various fresh cut scented soaps.
- Golf cart rental can easily be arranged with the front desk team upon arrival.
Diving in Ambergris Caye, San Pedro and Caye Caulker
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Try Dive, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver