Ramon’s Village Resort has seen a lot of changes over the years including in late 2009 when Richard and Gina spent $1,000,000 USD to spruce the place up a bit. The renovation included the addition of larger thatch covered verandahs, French glass panels facing the beach, new bedding, bedspreads curtains and more in addition to new paint and large 3D hibiscus on the walls in the cabanas.
However, the most devastating event in the history of Ramon’s Village Resort occurred on August 27, 2013 when a fire gutted nearly 70% of the resort including destroying 29 cabanas along with Pineapples Restaurant, the gift shop, offices, laundry and storage areas. Faced with devastation on a scale not often seen on the island of Ambergris Caye, it would have been easy for owners Richard and Gina Headrick to fold up their tent and call it quits. However, that’s just not in their DNA. On August 29th, Richard Headrick stood amidst the ruins of what was Ramon’s Village and addressed a demoralized staff of employees and boldly proclaimed “Ramon’s Village will be rebuilt!” Over the course of the next 101 days using three work crews with over 300 local craftsmen working 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, Ramon’s Village Resort was rebuilt and landscaped and any hint of a fire totally erased. During the rebuild, many guests who had reservations came and stayed at the section of the resort that was undamaged so that they could help support our employees. In fact, employees from all sectors of the resort joined with the construction crews to help rebuild the resort so that they could return to their normal jobs at Ramon’s even faster. It is a feat that no one thought possible; however, the resort was fully opened to guests on December 23, 2013 and Ramon’s was 100% back in business. Despite hurricanes, renovations and fires, the one thing that remains constant at Ramon’s Village is the staff. Several members of our staff have been with us over 20 years, and many more have been here 10 to 15 years.
We are grateful to hear comments that Ramon’s has “the best location,” “the best beach,” “the most beautiful landscaping,” “the most unique accommodations,” etc. But without a doubt, the comment we hear the most and are most thankful for is, “Ramon’s has the best staff in the world!” We agree! We are blessed with wonderful people who make it their mission to make your experience at Ramon’s Village Resort the very best possible.
We hope your visit will be enjoyable and we all look forward to seeing you soon, in the land-of-make-Belize, mi amigo!