Portofino is located on Ambergris Caye, the largest Island (Caye) along the Belize Barrier Reef (second largest in the world). Needless to remark that this is the most spectacular dive paradise in the world, including the Blue Hole, made famous by Jacques Cousteau, during his 1970 expedition with the Calypso, but there is more… Located North of San Pedro, Portofino sits on the most beautiful beaches of the island. Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, the town with its shops and nightlife is just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants are located north of San Pedro. The Portofino service is second to none. Room service, daily housekeeping service and 24 hour maintenance is available to make sure your stay is no less than perfect. Access to the Portofino hotel is by boat only. Staff will meet and greet you at the San Pedro Airstrip from your boat transfer so you can start relaxing the minute you arrive.
Established in March of 2003, Le Bistro restaurant was designed with concepts of Euro-Caribbean Fusion Cuisine. The chefs background in French and Italian cuisine fuses the freshest local seafood, meats and products available in Belize and features mostly an all Sauté Menu with individual custom plate presentations. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar appetizers as well as nightly specials. If there is something not on the menu or some other culinary delight you may have in mind, check with the chef. Le Bistro will gladly accommodate you if the products are available.
Le Bistro is the only restaurant on Ambergris Caye that offers Pier Dining at Night; under the Mayan stars with your own personal wait staff. Pier Dining at Night is very popular with Honeymooners and other special occasions, so reservations are recommended.
As a result of the caye’s protection by the reef, there is an abundance of underwater life just minutes from the hotel, attracting many fish and making this the ultimate fishing and diving paradise in the world. The Portofino reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff available for any request.