P.O. Box 14 San Pedro Ambergris Caye, 7, San Pedro Town, Belize
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Crystalline water, sugar-white sand and a sultry Caribbean climate make Ambergris Caye a sunseeker’s paradise. The island is a gateway to Belize and will charm you with its palm-fringed beaches and laid-back vibes. Snorkel the rainbow-coloured Belize Barrier Reef, explore world-class dive sites and devour freshly caught seafood.
Ambergris Caye is ringed by postcard-perfect Caribbean beaches. Relax on the sandy beaches near San Pedro or escape to gems like Secret Beach on the western side of the island. Beach bars dot the shoreline and serve ice-cold beer and fruity cocktails. Stay for sunset to watch the horizon light up in reds, yellows and golds.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve is set off the island’s southern tip and immerses you in an underwater wonderland. Marvel at rainbow-coloured coral, swim through swaying sea-grass and get lost in schools of tropical fish. Within the park, Shark Ray Alley gets you up close with friendly nurse sharks and southern stingrays.
From crispy fish tacos sold at colourful food trucks to pan-seared grouper served at fine-dining restaurants, seafood is a staple in Ambergris Caye. Rice and beans is the national dish, often served with Belizean stewed chicken.
The lively town of San Pedro is a great base for exploring Ambergris Caye. You’ll find everything you need here, from dive shops and snorkel tour operators to barefoot beach bars and white tablecloth restaurants. Stop by the House of Culture to find out more about local traditions like Garifuna music and Día de Muertos.
Golf cart rentals are a fun and affordable way to get around Ambergris Caye, while the island is also serviced by local taxis. San Pedro is compact and easy to get around on foot. Water taxis ferry passengers between San Pedro and popular beach resorts across the island.
Our travelers prefer to stay in places like San Pedro Town while in Ambergris Caye.
Ambergris Caye is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider X'tan Ha - The Waterfront Resort and Belizean Shores Resort, which can also be great places to stay in Ambergris Caye.