Ambergris Caye Vacation Packages

Ambergris Caye is the largest of several hundred islands in the northernmost waters of Belize, Central America. This simple island is a top destination in Belize for tourists worldwide,and its lack of high-rise hotels or big city public transportation gives the island a relaxed, laid-back feel.

The July/August 2008 issue of Islands Magazine featured a list of the Top 10 islands across the world that are most desirable to call home. Here's an excerpt on why Ambergris Caye made the list:

The budget-friendly properties available a few flip-flop steps away from the beach, an exuberant expat community and the vibrant streets of San Pedro earned this Central American island a place on our list. It's pretty easy to move here, too, since immigration policies are friendly, the locals speak English and it takes about two hours to reach Belize from Florida. Once there, life on Ambergris Caye entails lazing the days away on star-white beaches, spending afternoons snorkeling the world's second-largest barrier reef and enjoying nights at beachfront barbecues with newfound friends.

 

 

Belize City Ambergris Caye Flights

You can head to the airport in Belize City and book a flight which will take about 20 minutes. You can also fly to Ambergris from the Phillip Goldson International Airport. There is a modest airfield near the center of the island and next to San Pedro town. You can also take a water taxi, a much cheaper option, from Belize City to the center of San Pedro. There is now limited air service from Chetumal, Mexico.

By boat: Ambergris Caye Water Taxi

Buy tickets about an hour in advance at the Ambergris Caye Water Taxi Terminal in downtown Belize City, a twenty minute taxi ride from the airport. The ride costs about US$20 and takes about an hour.

Get around

 

Wherever you are staying, you will be able to book tours that go all over Belize and even into Guatemala. Ambergris Caye is a great place to relax, and you can see a lot of what Belize has to offer with the trips that you can book. If you would like to save money on tours, book your mainland tours with tour companies from mainland Belize City. This specially for Mayan Ruins Tours, Rain Forest Tours, and Transfers on the mainland of Belize

Things to do in Ambergris Caye

The beaches are coral sand beaches and you may need watershoes or sport sandals. There are many piers (every 100 meters or so) where a tourist can rent a boat for diving, deep-sea fishing, or sailboating to other islands. If you're going to be in town for a couple of days be sure to snorkel or dive the spectacular Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the longest in the Western hemisphere. Several marine reserves are close by.

                   Hol Chan Marine Reserve, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, tel: 226-247 (E-Mail: hcmr@btl.net), . Has been protected for longer than the local reef, and so it usually has more mature marine life (i.e. bigger fish) as well as more people, though it's never terribly crowded.

                  Bacalar Chico Reserve on the border with Mexico.

                   Do not miss the Coral Gardens in front of Caye Caulker, Shark Ray Alley, or a fishing expedition to Mexico Rocks.

On weekends, there are very entertaining pick up soccer matches at the small stadium near the airport.

If you visit the island during early July, take the water taxi to nearby Caye Caulker for the annual Lobsterfest. Great spiny lobster and coconut rice!

Drink rum on the beach!

Ambergris Caye Restaurants

                   The following are restaurants that we recommend that offer local dishes at the lowest rate in San Pedro Ambergris Caye

                   Papi's, Front Street (on the northern half of the island). Great, local, inexpensive food. Try the ceviche; it's "to die for".

                   Casa Picasa (southwest part of town).

                   Caramba's, in San Pedro, off of Pescador Street. The food is great, cheap, and plentiful.

                   Estelle's. Breakfast by the sea.

                   Waraguma is a hole in the wall on middle street (closer to the southern end) with good burritios.

                   Ambergris Caye Accommodations

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You should call ahead to make reservations, but can usually find accommodations even without them.

*                   Xanadu Hotel. By far the best pool on the island, and the owners treat you like family (a good thing in this case). Stay in any of the rooms in the hurricane proof huts, all have views of the ocean or the tropical garden pool. Easy walk to town, or take one of the complimentary bikes. The staff can arrange diving, snorkeling, or fishing trips.

*                   Conch Shell Hotel. A clean, quiet, friendly hotel. It's basic – no air conditioning or TV – but the ocean breezes blow right in, it's on the beach, and it cost only US$25 per night in July (it doubles in the high season). You'll be right in town so everything is nearby.

*                   Mata Chica Resort. A more intimate, relaxing atmosphere, on the northern part of the island. Accessible by boat from San Pedro, this small resort offers a limited number of thatched casitas right on the beach. This is a great place if you are looking to get away from it all for a few days.

You can rent fully furnished and stocked homes by the week or more, for less than what it costs to get a hotel room for the same amount of time.

*                   Victoria House, Coconut Drive. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 12. Beautiful resort south of San Pedro. One of the nicest on the island!

 

Just to name a few more resorts and hotels in Ambergris Caye: cayo espanto Ambergris Caye, Ramon’s Village Ambergris Caye, Mata Rocks Ambergris Caye, El Pescador ambergris Caye, and Las Terrazas Ambergris Caye. One of the most popular resorts is Belizean Shore Ambergris Caye.

 

Ambergris Caye Vacation packages

Book your Ambergris Caye vacation packages in advance. Ambergris Caye is one of the most visited Island in in Belize, so don’t wait for last minute to book your Ambergris Caye vacation packages. You can het in touch with the hotel of your choice and they can help you put your Ambergris Caye vacation packages together. If you are having a hard time putting your Ambergris Caye vacation packages together, feel free to contact us at: actionboysbelize@yahoo.com . You can also call us: 501-666-5036. We can also assist you booking your mainland tours and much more. We accommodate groups of all size and ages. So if you are looking for discounts and specials you are at the right place. All of our tours are at discount rates.

Booking Mainland Trous From Ambergris Caye


irst of all it is cheaper to book your shore excursions and day trips with a tour company from mainland Belize City. There are several reputable tour companies that operate on the mainland of Belize City. So, if you would like to save on excursions and adventure tour be smart to book with small tour companies from Belize City.

7:00am Water taxi to Belize City

The first water taxi leaves Ambergris Caye at 7:00am to Belize City. The water taxi makes a short sto at Caye Caulker to drop passengers ans then continue to Belize City. The ferry ride last approximately one hour fifteen minutes. When you arrive in Belize City one of our tour guides will be on the dock with a sign that reads your name.

The following are picture of some of the tour we offer:

Zip Line Canopy Tour

 

Cave Tubing


Monkey Hunt Adventure


Mayan Ruins Of Xunantunich


Lamanai Mayan Ruins


This is just to name a few of the most popular tours we offer on mainland Belize City. Please take your time and go through our website. You can create your own packages and we will accommodate your group or family.

SPECIAL NOTE:

If you would like to save on your and shore excursions on the mainland of Belize City, you should book combination tours. This way you save a lot of money.