We had to check in during an emergency and after some initial hesitation, they let us check in quite early in the morning (about 6:15 am), for no extra fee (they initially wanted to charge us a whole extra day!) the room was clean and basic and comfortable enough. Ours faced the street, but there were decks on each level and loungers on the beach. I don't really recommend this island in general - the beaches aren't too great, the streets are dusty, and literally everything is crazy-overpriced (example: $4.50 USD for a cheap pre-packaged ice cream bar in a deli. What?!) Caye Caulker, although it has its own annoyances to be sure, is a better base if you want to be in the area for snorkeling or diving. You can't swim anywhere here but if you want to sit in the sun near palms and don't mind it being very very crowded and guys constantly offering to sell you weed, go for it. If I had to stay on this island again I would happily stay at Ruby's again (although the shower curtain and rod did fall down on me.) We paid $40 USD for a room with two twin beds facing the street. Seems crazy for Central America but probably a good deal for this overpriced and overrated island.
- Also Known As:
- Rubys Hotel San Pedro
- Ruby's Hotel Belize/San Pedro