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Ramon’s Village Resort Only Two Weeks Away from Re-opening

Posted by Grand Baymen on Dec 12, 2013 4:26:29 AM
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On August 27th, one of San Pedro Town’s most iconic businesses, Ramon’s Village Resort, was devastated by a fire.  More than one third of the property was caught in the blaze, resulting in part of the resort having to shut down immediately.  However, after an intense few months of repair and renovation, the resort is expected to open its doors once again on December 20th.

For residents of San Pedro, Ramon’s Village Resort is well known. It’s also a large employer, with 250 staff members, many of whom come from the local area.  Over the past few months, employees of the resort have been split into four groups, each helping to get construction and renovation work complete.

Talking of the new facilities, Ramon’s Village Resort’s manager, Einer Gomez, said the resort was in its final stages of reconstruction, and moving along in stages.  He said: “We have separated the workload in four, each being done by different groups and they are all moving along at the same time.”  The interior furniture for the lobby and rooms are being addressed by various local businesses, whilst other groups have helped with planting shrubs, greenery and trees burnt by the fire.  The iconic thatched roofs and lush landscaping are vital to the resort’s appeal, but Mr Gomez said that measures have been taken to ensure that a similar fire never occurs again.  “We will have our water pumps, and our own fire hydrants spread throughout the property.  In order to help the resort and other neighbors, we have made provision for a 10-foot easement that will serve as beach access that will be available in the event of another fire within the neighborhood,” he said.

Despite the fire, much of the resort remained open, with Ramon’s able to offer ongoing accommodation to people just three days after the disaster devastated much of the property.  Many of the Maya-themed cabanas were untouched, and a temporary restaurant was built on the beach.  In addition, the popular dive shop also continued operating.  However, from December 20th it’s hoped the entire resort will be up and running, offering guests a total of 28 rooms to choose from.  A bar, gift shop, restaurant and lobby will also be completed.

With Ramon’s having been in operation since 1982, locals will be pleased to see it getting back to business.


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The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.