With its stunning beaches, colorful wildlife and lively after-dark entertainment, gorgeous Ambergris Caye is a wonderfully romantic anniversary getaway.
Escape to luxurious enclaves like the Exotic Caye Beach Resort, where airy tropical-style accommodations, palm-fringed pools, fine dining and a wealth of amazing outdoor activities create an idyllic spot to reconnect with your loved one.
Meet the Wildlife
This gorgeous corner of Belize is known for its incredible wildlife and birdlife. Just minutes south of San Pedro Town, you’ll find the unique Lalas Bird Sanctuary where a large multi-level tower serves as a “people perch” for enthralled bird watchers to spot blue herons, roseate spoonbills and other indigenous birds.
Take a boat tour out to spectacular Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Preserve, accessible only by sea, or glide past crocodiles, raccoons and iguanas in the exotic mangrove swamps of San Pedro Lagoon.
Nature-loving couples will love the fascinating Butterfly Jungle, where visitors can watch every stage of the transformation from tiny egg to vividly-hued butterfly; for an unforgettably romantic touch, schedule a live butterfly release in honor of your anniversary.
Get Outside and Play
This rollicking bit of paradise boasts a myriad of amazing outdoor activities. Located on the Great Barrier Reef, Ambergris Caye is known world-wide for its spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities.
Day, night and overnight dive trips are available, and local dive shops rent gear and provide PADI and NAUII certification. Drift through underwater worlds of brilliant coral gardens and brightly-colored tropical fish at renowned dive sites like Mexico Rocks, Turneffe Reef, Hol Chan Reserve and Glover’s Reef.
Get on top of the water to enjoy all manner of water sports from jet skiing to windsurfing and sailing, or experience the thrills of kite surfing or parasailing. Hiking, golfing and exploring the island by golf cart are other popular activities.
Step into Belize’s intriguing Mayan past at atmospheric ruins and ceremonial caves. Excavated seasonally by the Royal Canadian Museum, the Chac Balam archeological site is a former Mayan residential and sea-trading center located within spectacular Bacalar Chico National Park.
Still under excavation, the Marco Gonzalez archeological site at Ambergris Caye’s southern end includes visible temple mounds. Most caves in the area are of archeological significance due to their extensive use by ancient civilizations.
Enjoy guided cave tubing deep within the fascinating Caves Branch River system, which includes important Mayan site Chechem Hah Cave.
The two of you can fall in love all over under a canopy of South Seas stars. After dark, Ambergris Caye lights up with luscious restaurants, friendly clubs and tropical-style entertainment.
Belizean cuisine itself tends to center on fish, bar-b-Que, rice and beans, but the island’s restaurants are wonderfully varied, with dining destinations ranging from seaside seafood shacks to burrito bars and candlelit Italian eateries.
After dark, dance to live music from rock to country to local “Punta” drumbeats, browse jewelry, mahogany carvings and handicrafts in the downtown shops, or just stroll starlit beaches listening to the whisper of the surf and the balmy ocean breezes.
Whether you’re adrenaline junkies, nature lovers or incurable romantics, you and your significant other will delight in the many wonders of lush Ambergris Caye.
Explore the region’s ancient ruins or enjoy the very modern delights of outdoor sports and indoor shopping and dining; you just may plan to make bewitching Belize an anniversary tradition.