Planning a conference can be challenging, especially when it comes to deciding where to hold the event. Is it best to select a busy metropolitan hotel, a large-scale conference center or a smaller, more private venue? Chances are, the location will include comfortable meeting rooms, cost-efficient amenities, special locale and activities available to conference attendees and their families.
Conferences on Ambergris Caye fit all of those requirements for a successful meeting. The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye offers white sand beaches, a relaxing Caribbean ambiance and ocean water temperatures that hover around 82 degrees year-round. Resorts on the island offer conference amenities, meeting facilities, beautiful lodging and plenty of activities for conventioneers, all with that warm Caribbean hospitality.
Choice Location on Ambergris Caye
One excellent location for conferences on Ambergris Caye is the welcoming Exotic Cay Beach Resort. Resort staff members can assist in planning the conference or recommend a professional event planner who is familiar with the area. The resort’s thatched roof accommodations are all ocean-front suites, ranging from one to three bedrooms. Since the resort stretches along 300 feet of private beach, the ocean views are unimpaired and peaceful. All resort suites have fully-equipped kitchens, cable television and high speed internet. Meeting facilities are available just seconds away at the prestigious Caye International Bank building across the street.
Getting to Ambergris Caye
It may seem a little daunting to travel to a small island in the Caribbean, but it’s really quite simple. Travelers to Ambergris Caye can fly into Belize City, which is just a two hour flight from Houston, Texas or Miami, Fla. Two Belize airlines provide 20-minute commuter flights to the small air strip on Ambergris Caye. Exotic Caye Beach Resort is just a short ride away from the air strip.
For those who can’t wait to enjoy the Caribbean water experience, high speed ferries are available from Belize City to Ambergris Caye and are quite affordable. Ferries also run between Chetumal, Mexico and the island.
The official language of Belize is English, so language barriers won’t be a problem for those hailing from many western countries. For U.S. travelers, it’s even easier since the Belize dollar is tied to the U.S. dollar, and using U.S. money isn’t a problem.
The electrical system in Ambergris Caye is the same voltage and cycle as U.S. and Canadian systems so adapters are not necessary for travelers’ appliances.
Keep in mind as you are planning your conference on Ambergris Caye that Belize resorts are required to charge a nine percent tourism tax on all lodging.
The island sits next to the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef. The reef and surrounding temperate waters provide plenty of recreation for conference attendees and their families. Snorkeling or scuba diving around the reef is extremely popular, as is kayaking and fishing. Bird watching, skydiving and shopping or dining in nearby San Pedro are also favorite activities on Ambergris Caye.
Exotic Caye Beach Resort’s friendly staff members can help plan meals for conference attendees. The resort has an on-site restaurant; other restaurants are scattered throughout the island. Some meeting planners capitalize on the beauty of the ocean and cater one or more meals to event tents set up along the beach.
There are countless other reasons to plan conferences on Ambergris Caye. Make that next conference a memorable, productive experience for all by holding it at the relaxing, amenity-filled seaside Exotic Caye Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye. It will be a conference to remember!
To get in touch with the Exotic Caye Beach Resort, visit www.belizeisfun.com