If you are thinking about visiting Central America, you probably know that Belize is a popular destination. But it is Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island, where you will find the kind of paradise that people talk about when they mention that part of the world … crystal clear blue waters, soft trade winds, warm people, beaches, and rainforest – it’s all here on La Isla Bonita.
Here are the top reasons why we think you should choose Ambergris Caye for your next vacation destination:
1. Island life!
Life on Ambergris Caye has its own pace. As soon as you set foot on our shores, your stress and cares will simply melt away. If you love the ocean, boating, fishing, sunshine, watersports, and warm, tropical breezes, there is no better place to be. Since the island is only a half a mile wide, you can see and hear the ocean from just about anywhere you are. Paradise!
2. Diving and snorkeling
San Pedro Town is the number one dive destination in all of Central America. Diving enthusiasts from all over the world come to Belize to experience the Great Blue Hole, but the coral barrier reef system is spectacular too. The reef runs the entire length of Ambergris Caye and features literally hundreds of sea creatures – a true snorkeler’s paradise.
3. It’s easy to get around
You won’t ever have to worry about getting stuck in traffic on Ambergris Caye. The primary mode of transportation is the humble and eco-friendly golf cart, although water taxis are also a good way to go if you want to explore the other side of the island or take a day trip over to Caye Caulker.
4. The currency – and the language – is easy to understand
English is an official language in Belize, and you can use American money everywhere. Even the local currency is a snap: $1 USD equals $2 BZD, and that’s all you need to know!
5. You don’t have to go far to see amazing things
Ambergris Caye is just one of Belize’s islands. We are the largest and by far the most popular, but surrounding Cayes are fun to explore too. Take a catamaran or hire a boat to take you out to explore the reef, go fishing, or to simply find a place to drop anchor and enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Caribbean Sea.
These are just a few of the reasons why we think Ambergris Caye is the best destination in Central America. Still on the fence? Come discover for yourself why so many people choose Belize – and why our La Isla Bonita is known as heaven on earth.