Dive enthusiasts and those who simply want to enjoy a serene tropical paradise find ideal accommodation choices from the many available vacation rentals. Two-bedroom oceanfront condos offer the perfect home base for divers, while expansive villas offer all of the space and comfort families and friends desire.
Diving, snorkelling and eco touring are the magnets that draw visitors to this quaint Belize area. The Maya were the first inhabitants who cemented their paradise by digging a channel to split the lower tip of the Yucatan to form the island of Ambergris. With bicycles and golf baskets for transportation, the village and surrounding area provides a relaxing getaway for those who want peace, quiet and outdoor adventure. The entire coast looks out on a spectacular coral reef (the second largest in the world!)– an eco-masterpiece ideal for diving and snorkelling among the coral gardens, shark alleys and colorful schools of fish. You’ll have no problem choosing from the many experienced dive shops and guides. Other tour guides offer jungle river expeditions, cave exploring and Maya temple excursions. Along the way, you’ll likely see howler and spider monkeys, winding waterfalls, tropical birds and crocodiles.
Wander along Front Street where bright, tropical colours paint the cheerful shopping area - far from a mall experience! Central American artisans fill the gift shops with original crafts from classic jewellery and clothing to gallery artwork and ceramics. You will particularly enjoy shopping over the weekend, when the town is pedestrian-only at night Several restaurants master the mix of island atmosphere and good food. Crave Restaurant and Lounge is a favourite for dining, drinks and live music. The Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant blends cuisine with a Spanish flair, lush foliage and gorgeous ocean views. The tiki hut Palapa Bar and Grill literally sits above the water, where you can enjoy outstanding spicy shrimp, wings and other local specialties.
You’ll find a delightful range of rentals for such a small island. Quiet neighbourhood villas offer plenty of room for up to 8 visitors, as well as comfortable 1 bedroom and bath cottages. At the end of your touring, diving or barefoot walks along the beach, your family will enjoy the comfort of gathering to enjoy a home-cooked meal overlooking the sea.