While many travelers come to Belize for relaxation, countless others arrive wanting to explore its extensive array of outdoor land and sea activities. In fact, a vacation within Ambergris Caye offers active pursuits for travelers including world-famous fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
According to Tripadvisor, “Why visit Ambergris Caye? If you’re a diver, it’s a perfect departure point for a trip to the Blue Hole, a reef like no other on earth. It’s a perfect circle of limestone—400 feet deep with 200-foot visibility. If reef-diving’s not your cup of tea, find a spot on any of the local beaches and enjoy a laid-back tropical vibe.”
What to Do
If you want to remain in or around Ambergris Caye, consider activities like kayaking, wind surfing, canoeing, jet skiing, air boating, sailing or even fishing.
What to See
Near Ambergris Caye, the Belize Barrier Reef ranks as one of the largest coral reef systems in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye, travelers can visit breathtaking coral reefs. While scuba diving or snorkeling, glimpse sharks, sting rays, sea turtles and other sea life in the midst of Belize's oldest marine park. For a memorable underwater adventure, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a must-see. Don’t forget to bring a waterproof camera!
Great Blue Hole – Years ago, this distinctive dive destination was made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who declared it one of the top 10 diving sites in the world. Located 45 miles east of Ambergris Caye at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the Great Blue Hole offers a full day of exploration for adventure enthusiasts. If you aren’t an experienced diver but wish to explore the majesty of the Great Blue Hole, plan to book a helicopter adventure in advance of your trip to Belize.
Where to Stay
A visit to the Exotic Caye Beach Resort is ideal for adventure enthusiasts, families and couples alike. As a resort on Ambergris Caye, it reflects an authentic island atmosphere for travelers wanting to experience alluring white beaches draped with palm trees, and the amazing hues of the sea. Conveniently located, the resort reflects a place of rare beauty for travelers who like the idea of enjoying comfortable hotel accommodations and spending all day barefoot on the beach.
After exploring the natural beauty of the Belize Barrier Reef, enjoy the convenient amenities of the Grand Baymen community, including two lighted tennis courts, an air-conditioned gym and a resort-style swimming pool including lap lanes and kiddie pool.