The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye offers a rich variety of sun-splashed activities as well as eco touring. When you choose a vacation rental here, you’re opening yourself to a world of fun, everything from fishing, diving and SCUBA diving, to cave tubing through Maya caves and hiking through the jungle. Explore Maya ruins and temples, zip line through the forest, snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef, sail amongst the cayes or just zone out on a stunning white-sand beach and take in the mesmerizing views of the azure Caribbean. The only town on the island is San Pedro, a postcard-perfect one-time fishing village, where you’ll find guest houses, apartments, beach homes and bungalows for rent. There are just ten streets here – no pavement – so you’ll either walk, rent a golf cart, take a taxi or bike to get around. Laid-back and utterly relaxing.
Whether you’re into SCUBA diving, snorkeling or sailing, you won’t want to miss the Belize coral reef system, the second largest in the world – the reef itself runs the 25-mile length of Ambergris Caye. Watersports enthusiasts flock to the region to check out the reef and its myriad marine life. Dive sites nearby include The Great Blue Hole, Turneffe Islands, Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks and Lighthouse Reef – all can be accessed after just a short boat ride from Ambergris Caye.
Spend some time getting to know the local wildlife onshore – you might encounter monkeys, manatees, crocodiles and hundreds of bird species.
Introduce your family to a wonderful blend of cultures in Ambergris Caye. This region is home to ten different cultures, including East Indian, Garifuna, Mestizo, Maya, Mennonites and Creole. And because you’re in a money-saving vacation rental, as opposed to a more expensive hotel, you’ll not only save money, but become a part of the community itself. Explore the neighborhood, stop in to local shops and at day’s end, gather in your beachfront home or cottage to whip up a home-cooked meal with ingredients purchased at a locally owned grocery store nearby. It’s the ultimate way to connect with your destination, as well as family-friendly.
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