Nestled on the tip of the Yucatan, Ambergris Caye is one of Central America’s best kept secrets. This paradisiacal island is beautifully diverse with rainforests, tropical savannahs and long stretches of crystal blue beaches. Rich with cultural Mayan ruins and plenty of fun activities in the sun-kissed skies, it is the ideal getaway for a true Caribbean vibe.
Snorkelers and scuba divers will marvel at the underwater marine life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Blue Hole. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is three-square miles encompassing mangroves, sea-grass beds, the barrier reef and Shark Ray Alley. This densely populated aquatic zone is home to many nurse sharks, stingrays and eels. The Blue Whole is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with imposing ancient stalactites, underwater tunnels, rock formations and caverns. Divers can plunge the deep blue waters for an underwater slideshow of exquisite marine life.
For culture hounds, the Mayan archeological sites of Lamanai, Altun Ha and Corozal are impressive. The Lamanai is a sprawling 950-acre Mayan site perched on the New River Lagoon. The compound features Mayan pyrmaids, a 16th century Spanish church and noteworthy temples and plazas constructed during the pre-class Mayan rule. Visitors can climb the High Temple and discover ancient artifacts associated with the Olmec, Aztec and Mayan rulers.
Wildlife seekers will marvel at the amazing exotic wildlife at the Belize Zoo. There are keel-billed toucans, howler monkeys, sleek jaguars, pumas and much more. Guests can trek the zoo’s paths or take a safari-jeep ride through the grounds. The zoo is an excellent exhibition of the region’s wildlife. Wildlife lovers and birdwatchers will enjoy a day at the Lalas Bird Sanctuary and the San Perdo Lagoon. There are numerous species of birds, crocodiles and raccoons. For some more outdoor fun and a view of the wildlife, there are zip-line tours through the lush canopied rainforests. The zip-line tours are also a great way to get an aerial view of the jungled rainforests.
The town of San Pedro is the largest on the island with approximately 7,000 people. With its bright-colored wooden houses and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere, it’s a pleasure to visit. The quaint streets are lined with lively bars, gift shops, art galleries and restaurants. Most people explore the town on foot, golf cart or bike. The Ambergris Caye Museum and Cultural Center showcases the island’s fascinating history.
Hotel Rooms on Ambergris Caye
There are many hotel rooms on Ambergris Caye, and one of the best hotels in Ambergris Caye is the Exotic Caye Beach Resort. Unlike many of the other hotels in Ambergris Caye, this resort is located right on the beach. It is just steps to the talcum-covered sands and azure waters. Guests can enjoy a panoramic seaside view from the resort’s pool and oceanside café. This beachside resort offers both luxury and standard rooms equipped with a full-kitchen, cable TV and living room area. Whether deluxe or standard, each suite offers a stunning vista of the spectacular waters.
For a true island experience, the resort offers both mainland tours and provides watersport facilities for its guests. Guests can book a tour to the Mayan ruins, tropical rainforests, cave tubing and scuba dives at the Blue Hole. The resorts offers kayaks, sailboats, snorkeling gear and canoes for its guests to explore the waters.
With the perfect mélange of fine service, great water views and loads of fun activities, the Exotic Caye Beach Resort is one of the most popular resorts in Ambergris Caye. A stay at Exotic Caye Beach Resort is the ideal way to discover all the treasures of Ambergris Caye.