Fernando’s Seaside Guest house is located on the waterfront in picturesque Sarteneja, Belize.
The guest house offers a private restaurant and newly constructed rooms and tour services.
Fernando’s Seaside Guest house was named the Small Hotel of the Year for 2004 by the Belize Tourism Board for their excellent service, quality facilities and dedication to the growing tourism industry. Just a few steps from the Caribbean Sea guests can relax on the upper veranda and savor the spectacular view and lush breezes of the sea. The guesthouse offers clean, pleasantly-furnished rooms, each with a private bath. In addition to the excellent facility, the most outstanding thing about the guesthouse is the remarkable family who owns and operates this accommodation. Their warm hospitality, friendly spirit and helpful service are the biggest asset to this property, which leaves a lasting impression on their guests. Fernando is a “retired” traditional fisherman turned hotel-owner. He is helping other families start small bed and breakfasts out of their homes. Fernando is a joyful person who cares about others and his community.
Sarteneja is a Mayan word that means water in the rock. This seaside village is situated on minor Mayan ruins and has many ancient Mayan wells. In 1955 Hurricane Janet totally destroyed the village which consisted of wooden houses. After the hurricane, the government of Belize came in and built cement homes for the villagers. Until 1970 the only access was by water. Electricity became available in the 1970 and telephones in 1990. The village is blessed with a municipal water system that is purified and filtered and safe for drinking. The breeze is from the North and the water in the bay is a mixture of fresh and salty water.