The Beaches of Ambergris Caye, Belize

While many would argue the best thing about Ambergris Caye is the gorgeous barrier reef, the snorkeling and the water sports, we’d like to brag about the beautiful beaches that outline our little island paradise. Ambergris Caye is Belize’s tourism superstar, combining the laidback with the sophisticated for a chic-barefoot elegance vibe. The largest town on the caye is San Pedro, which just so happens to be where Caribbean Villas is located.

BelizeBeachBelize’s entire coastline is home to approximately 191 miles of the magnificent Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the largest reef in the northern hemisphere. The location of the coral reef is in direct correlation to our shoreline on the island, and greatly impacts our beaches.

On Ambergris Caye, the entire coastline is lined by white coral sand beaches. The shallow water right off the beach is a montage of sea grass beds and patches of sandy areas. On some beaches, you’ll find mostly sand which makes them great for swimming, and in other areas, you’ll find mostly sea grass. However, it’s important to keep in mind that sea grass beds are very important fish nurseries and they are responsible for the diversity and abundance of fishes you see when fishing our flats and snorkeling Belize’s Barrier Reef! But aside from the patches of sea grass beds, the beaches are white, the coconut trees are green and the crystal clear water shimmers in the sunlight with continuous hues of blue, green and turquoise.

Belize_San_Pedro_Ambergris_Caye_Caribbean_Villas_View_BeachAs beautiful as these stretches of the sand are, most beachgoers find the sand upstaged by the vivid turquoise blue of the sea. Many of the waters directly off the best beaches are choked with sea grass and while sea grass is ecologically vital, it creates less than optimum conditions for swimming. Select resorts have been permitted to remove the sea grass and some of the best beaches lie directly in front of the swankier resorts. All beaches on Belize are public, so travelers shouldn’t feel intimidated about staking their spot on the sand.

One of the best beaches on Ambergris Caye is the beach at Caribbean Villas. We offer one of the largest natural beaches on the island without a sea wall blocking your access to our amazing waters. If you’re ready to experience the paradise that is Ambergris Caye, Belize, we welcome you to vacation with us! For reservations, call 1-800-213-8347 (U.S.), (501) 226-2715 (Belize) or click here! Our dedicated staff is eager to assist you in any way.

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