Ambergris Caye

80°
80° - January
82° - February
82° - March
84° - April
85° - May
85° - June
84° - July
85° - August
86° - September
85° - October
82° - November
80° - December
Dec avg
$83
Avg Hotel
$632
Est. Airfare

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Description

As if a visit to Belize isn't appealing enough, Ambergris Caye-the largest island in Belize-is about as isolated from the hustles and bustles of the real world as you can get. The palm trees and vibrant sunsets aren't blocked by high-rises on this pristine island. Most of the island is protected land; so birds, monkeys, and manatees are among the free-roaming animals that call Ambergris Caye their home. A half-mile from the island lies the second largest coral reef system in the world, so the snorkeling and scuba diving is unbelievable. Be warned; however, we are serious about the simple relaxation of this island. Since most of the roads are either dirt or cobblestone, most people travel simply by walking. The biggest problem with vacationing in Ambergris Caye is that you'll have one heck of a time adjusting to the real world again when you get back.
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Thomas and Leslye Ashworth
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Thomas and Leslye Ashworth
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Thomas and Leslye Ashworth
  • Victoria House

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  • The Phoenix Resort

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    Un-Belize-able!

    09/04/13
    I just came home from Belize a week ago. We spent 8 days on Ambergris Caye and could have easily stayed another week. The water is amazing and diving the Blue Hole was a once in a lifetime experience. Food is great and Belikin is delicious! Although we could have spent the whole trip lying on the beach, there are tons of activities and tours to keep you busy. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes beaches, diving, culture or food. Rent a golf cart or take the water taxis if you're not staying in San Pedro. Have fun!
    Nicole

    Barrier Reef

    Barrier Reef is located about a half mile from the island and is a part of the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Turtle, fish, corals, blue algae are just a few of the wonders to experience at this world renowned dive destination.
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    Wind Sports

    Ride the constant trade winds of Belize into a world of adventure and relaxation. The wide expanse of calm waters inside the barrier reef and along the coast make it an ideal playground for wind sports such as wind surfing, kite surfing/boarding and parasailing.
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    Floating and Cocktailing

    Ever want to float on an inner tube in the clear Caribbean Sea and have your drinks lowered to you in a bucket? Then Palapa Bar and Grill is a place you must visit!
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    Fishing

    Belize is a mecca for those interested in fishing. An kinds of fishing spin, fly, trolling - can be experienced all year long, and the abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport.
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    Hol Chan Marine Reserve

    Hol Chan Marine Reserve is Belize’s oldest marine reserve and means “little channel” in the Mayan language. The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef (called a quebrada) which is little more than 25 yards (23 m) wide and 30 feet (9 m) deep. The reserve is located off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye and about 4 miles southeast of San Pedro.
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    Shark Ray Alley Marine Park

    Shark Ray Alley Marine Park is known for the abundance of sharks and rays that inhabit the area. Great dive destinations, divers can interact with the rays with the supervision of skilled guides.
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    Mexico Rocks

    Mexico Rocks is an easy area to snorkel because the depth is 6 to 12 feet is protected from ocean swells and currents. This location does not have as much marine life as Hol Chan Marine Reserve, but has many beautiful coral formations.
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    Bird Watching

    Wildlife watching is fast becoming a rage on this Caye. Visitors can be seen with binoculars glued to their eyes stepping quietly down the sandy streets in search of that special bird. Crocodiles, raccoons and a vast array of birds can be seen along the lagoon or along small mangrove cayes scattered in the north of the island.
    Cost: $75 and up
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    Activities for Everyone

    There are activities for everyone in Ambergris Caye!
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    The Chicken Drop

    The Chicken Drop is held every Thursday starting at 6pm at Wahoo’s Lounge. With a location just south of the central park in San Pedro and right on the beach, it provided a great place to spend the evening. Place your bet on numbers where the chicken will use the bathroom!
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    Language

    English

    Currency

    [BZD] Belize Dollar

    Airports

    Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport [BZE]