With a barrier reef reserve system that stretches for almost a half mile on the windward side of Belize, Ambergris Caye attracts thousands of snorkeling and scuba diving visitors each year.
Located within Ambergris Caye is Exotic Caye Beach Resort, which offers thatched hut suites with resort-style amenities. The resort also offers excursions to the reefs for visitors who want to get the most out of their Ambergris Caye travel adventure.
Exotic Caye Beach Resort
Exotic Caye Beach Resort has all oceanfront condominiums, allowing guests to enjoy the sounds of waves breaking over the reefs every day. Each suite has a full kitchen with private bedroom and bathroom. Guests can also enjoy complimentary use of facilities at the San Pedro Fitness Club & Gym, which has two lighted tennis courts, an air-conditioned gym and resort-style swimming pool.
The resort boasts one of the most pristine beaches on Ambergris Caye, with oceanfront hammocks so guests may relax and bask in the warm sunshine with fresh ocean breezes blowing around them. The resort offers an exciting nightlife as well at Crazy Canuck’s Beach Bar.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Tour
Located just 4 miles southeast of San Pedro, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is an underwater park with beautiful coral grottos and caves. Divers and snorkelers can swim in their very own underwater aquarium among colorful tropical fish and amazing coral formations. Giant groupers, barracuda and nurse sharks travel the "cut," a channel that leads out to sea.
Guests may even encounter a sea turtle on what has been called the "fish freeway." The opportunity exists for many spectacular underwater photographs, especially of the moray eels that inhabit the rocks in the area and often venture out for meals.
Shark Ray Alley
Another adventure for those considering Ambergris Caye travel is Shark Ray Alley, which is officially known as the Sand Bar. The location has been named by Skin Diver Magazine as one of the seven best animal dive sites in the Caribbean. It features hundreds of sting rays that are often accompanied by nurse sharks. The Sand Bar has a depth of just 8 feet, so underwater photography is easy, and it is also an excellent place for beginning scuba divers and snorkelers. Exotic Caye Beach Resort offers excursions to Shark Ray Alley, which is only minutes away by boat.
A visit to Belize would not be complete without trips to the second largest barrier reef in the world. This makes a stay at Exotic Caye Beach Resort the perfect option for those planning Ambergris Caye travel. With daily excursions to the reefs and ocean front condominiums, this is the perfect location for scuba divers and snorkelers to begin their adventure.