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view of beach from balconyWelcome to beautiful Ambergris Caye, the largest of several hundred cayes (islands) located in the northern most waters of Belize, Central America. This narrow strip of paradise surrounded by the azure Caribbean, is approximately 36 miles long and was once a part of the Yucatan Peninsula.

It is believed that the Mayans occupied the area over 1500 years ago and dug a narrow channel to separate Ambergris Caye from Mexico.

East of the caye lies the Belize Barrier Reef which continues some 190 miles along the length of the country of Belize. On the far north tip of Ambergris Caye at a place called Mexico Rocks the reef almost touches land.

On the west lies the San Pedro Lagoon which is connected to the Caribean Sea by a small saltwater river running east to west about two miles from the center of San Pedro town.

Early this century, the fishing industry was the island's number one income earner. Beginning in the 1970's the fishing industry gradually slipped on the backburner when the islanders realized that their isla bonita (beautiful island) was attracting a steady flow of visitors who came to enjoy sandy beaches, breathtaking waters and the unique hospitality of its inhabitants. With a present day population of approximately 7,000 in the town of San Pedro plus the island's enchanting combination of mangrove forests, tropical savannahs, lagoons, and sparkling white beaches, it is no wonder that this island has become Belize's most popular tourist destination.

lounging on San Pedro BeachSnorkeling at Hol Chan

Accommodations

  1. Belize Beach Suites

    Spacious beachfront 1BR/2BR suites with dramatic Caribbean views, a/c, fully-equipped kitchens, freshwater pool, beach bar, snorkeling offshore, dive center, full-service spa, bicycles, kayaks, beachw...
  2. Belize Beach Villas

    Located on the broad, sandy beaches of Ambergris Caye, offering world-class snorkeling, exceptional diving and fishing with experienced guides available to assist you in your vacation planning. Our sp...
  3. Cayo Espanto

    A private island near San Pedro, located in the calm waters of the western Caribbean off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espanto is truly a spectacular destination. A luxurious, air conditioned, and spacio...
  4. M & M Rentals

    Located on beautiful San Pedro Ambergris Caye. We have 2 beach front homes, and 1 beach front condominium with luxury accommodations. Come and discover the true meaning of Paradise with M & M Renta...
  5. Mata Rocks Resort

    A beach front hotel that provides personalized service in a relaxed atmosphere. All rooms boast views of the ocean and air conditioning. A beautiful white sand beach lies just outside your door. Ga...
  6. Pelican Reef Villas

    Swaying Palms, sandy beaches, and warm ocean breezes welcome you to Pelican Reef Villas. PRV, completed in 2007, blends luxury accommodations and breathtaking views with a discreet location 2.5 miles ...
  7. SunBreeze Beach Hotel

    The SunBreeze Hotel is a beach front "U" shaped hotel which overlooks the majestic Caribbean Sea, where one can experience the wonders of the World's Second Largest Barrier Reef (186 miles), one-half...
  8. The Villas at Banyan Bay

    LUXURY FAMILY ORIENTED RESORT, 2 bedroom suites, w/ full kitchen, air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub, cable TV, pool, baby sitting service, on the water dining, full dive shop and dive tours, snorkeling to...
  9. Tradewinds Paradise Villas

    Lush,beautiful condo complex close to the village of San Pedro. Beautiful, tropical grounds and fresh water pool. Our units are 1 & 2 bedroom right on the water. Central air, cable T.V., fully fu...
  10. Victoria House

    Now it's time to settle in. Dreams and reality fuse. A tapestry of magnificent sunsets over a turquoise sea. Romance is in the fragrance of tradewinds and the rustle of the palms overlooking the Cari...