Over the last several years, Ambergris Caye has received worldwide attention for being one of the best vacation islands in the world. Just a quarter of a mile from our coast is the second largest barrier reef, making the island a hot spot snorkelers & scuba divers alike. But beyond the water sports, what makes Ambergris Caye such a popular tourist destination? We’ve rounded up our favorite five things about Ambergris Caye, Belize.
1. No shoes, no shirt, no problem.
Many of the streets in Ambergris Caye are made of sand, making trekking around barefoot the thing to do. Our island has a relaxed, come as you are vibe & after a long day at the beach, many are shirtless & shoeless. Restaurants, bars & shops could care less. On Ambergris Caye, we truly believe in “no shoes, no shirt, NO PROBLEM!”
2. Our food is legit.
You can’t find a McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks or KFC in the entire country of Belize! Most of the food you find on the island is local & prepared fresh. If you’re a foodie, Ambergris Caye is definitely the place for you. Many cultures coexist here guaranteeing you will find gourmet meals that will intrigue your palate. Being a maritime state, Belize enjoys a bounty of seafood & most restaurants will be happy to serve up your favorite lobster, sea bass, shrimp, conch, swordfish and fish fillet. Fresh fruit and vegetables abound in the interior and are shipped daily to all areas of the country – anything from papayas, mangoes, kiwi fruit, watermelon, melons, soursop and pineapples.
3. The beaches are incredible.
Our beaches are incredibly beautiful & mostly uncrowded. The water is crystal clear & boast some of the most intense turquoises you’ve ever seen. And thanks to the barrier reef, our waves rarely swell above a few inches, making our waters flat & calm most of the time.
4. The Weather.
Belize is in the tropics, and of course the weather is warm almost year round making for an ideal vacation. The average annual temperature is 84F (29C). It can get hot in the summer, but that’s why we have the best beaches and endless water activities.
5. Ambergris Caye is a mini melting pot.
The passion and vitality of Latin America co-exists alongside the comforts & most of amenities of the Western world. Overlaying it all is the laid-back and welcoming vibe of the Caribbean.
What are you waiting for? Plan your Belize vacation today!