Ambergris Caye

The most famous of all the Belizean cayes, this long, slender island stretches north to south, just inside the famous barrier reef, for almost 25 miles. Close proximity to the reef makes this destination a favorite of divers and fishermen alike. One sign in town says it all, “No shoes. No shirt. No problem.” Made famous by Madonna in her song, “La Isla Bonita” (“The Beautiful Island”), this has long been the major tourist destination for visitors to Belize. In fact, over half of the visitors to Belize come here only and most of these are divers.

Although the island is large, most of the land is mangrove swamp. Most of the residents (many of whom are American ex-pats who have escaped the rat-race) live in the pretty village of San Pedro, once a thriving fishing village but now mostly given over to the tourist industry. There are many upscale hotels, resorts and condominiums here along with some excellent restaurants and many dive shops. Once these sandy streets were free of traffic but tourists and locals alike get around by golf carts.

Top Hotels near Ambergris Caye

 

  1. Captain Morgan’s Retreat 3.5 out of 5.0
    Captain Morgans Retreat San Pedro
    Price was: $199 Price is now: $149
  2. Caye Casa 2.5 out of 5.0
    Beach Front San Pedro
    Price is now: $110
  3. La Beliza Resort 3.5 out of 5.0
    8 Miles North of San Pedro San Pedro
    Price was: $199 Price is now: $139
  4. Ramon’s Village Resort 4.0 out of 5.0
    Coconut Drive San Pedro
    Price is now: $155
  5. Grand Caribe Belize 3.5 out of 5.0
    2 Miles North of San Pedro Town San Pedro
    Price is now: $300
  6. Banana Beach Resort 3.0 out of 5.0
    Seagrape Drive San Pedro
    Price was: $111 Price is now: $94
  7. Bella Vista Resort 3.0 out of 5.0
    2.5 Miles North of San Pedro Ambergris Caye San Pedro
    Price is now: $135