Ambergris Caye visitors will be amazed by the white sand beaches, clear blue water and incredible marine life. This area is absolutely breathtaking. Many visitors enjoy staying in resorts such as Exotic Caye Beach Resort because of the direct access to beaches and close proximity to prime activities on Ambergris Caye. Let’s take a look at some of the favorite activities on Ambergris Caye.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Hol Chan Marine Reserve rivals the Blue Hole as one of the most popular dive and snorkel spots near Ambergris Caye. The channel through the reef is approximately 25 yards wide. Marine life passes through the channel between the expansive ocean and the protected reef area. Visitors can expect to view colorful and tropical marine life in these crystal blue waters. Rays, eels, parrot fish, lobsters and sharks also call Hol Chan home. The dives in this area are truly magnificent.
Guests of this area enjoy night dives. Apparently, the night dives are even more impressive than the daytime dives. Guests of Ambergris Caye should be sure to include Hol Chan Marine Reserve on their itinerary. This is an activity that should not be missed. The marine park fee is approximately $10. Guided dives and snorkeling may cost significantly more.
The Blue Hole is another popular attraction located 45 miles east of Ambergris Caye. The Blue Hole is popular because it is the only one of its type that can be seen from space without any magnification. The hole was originally an above ground cave. The water levels rose, and the top caved in to form a perfect circular hole that is 460 feet deep and 1000 feet in diameter.
The Lighthouse Reef Atoll is the nearest landmark. This popular attraction can be visited while on a full day trip. There are several full day trips that depart several times every week. The diving trips cost $250 or more. The snorkeling trips costs $165 or more. Discounts are available.
Festivals & Events
Lobsterfest – Lobster season is an exciting time of year in Ambergris Caye. The Lobster Fest is held annually on June 15th, and the celebration continues through February 15th. If you are visiting the area during this time, Lobsterfest is an activity that should not be missed.
Garifuna Settlement Day – Garifuna Settlement Day is a time of celebration in Amergris Caye. Throughout Belize, visitors partake in food and dance around the town. They also sing songs and wear colorful clothing to celebrate the day when 500 Garifunas arrived in Belize.
Christmas Boat Parade – The annual boat parade occurs annually the week before Christmas. Visitors and locals can view the Christmas lights and enjoy the beautiful boats embarking on the water. The best decorated boats win prizes.
Visit Ambergris Caye and Participate in Activities
Visit Ambergris Caye to participate in activities such as snorkeling, diving, touring and dining. There is so much to see and do in this enchanting area. Many guests choose Exotic Caye Beach Resort because it is accessible to many of the activities they love. Don’t miss out on the spectacular sight of Ambergris Caye. Click here to book your next vacation.