Ambergris Caye is the largest of the Belize cayes (islands) and is the #1 tourist and retirement destination in Belize, rated as one of the top islands in the Caribbean. If you’re curious about how to get to Ambergris Caye, access is by private boat, public water taxi, or plane – it’s about 36 miles from the Belize mainland. Tropic Air and Maya Island Air offer regular flights to Ambergris Caye from the mainland – just a short hop and a jump away.Of the legendary sights and many things to do in Ambergris Caye, a visit to the Great Blue Hole should top your list. This gigantic limestone “sinkhole”, formed after the last Ice Age, was once a cave which morphed into a hole when the cave’s roof gave way – overrun by the Caribbean Sea. The Ambergris Caye Trip Advisor rates this as one of the Top 10 attractions on Ambergris. Contact the San Pedro Tourist Guide Association for a list of qualified guides.
If you’d rather sip a Mojito at a swim-up bar than paddle in a 415’-deep sinkhole, head for Coco Beach Resort, the only San Pedro Resort that made it into Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2011 List of the Top 500 Hotels in the World. Coco Beach offers Ambergris Caye condo rentals for people who want the ambience and exotic elegance of a top-rated San Pedro resort.
Coco Beach Resort pulses with the precision of a Swiss watch. At the heart of their success are people – their exceptionally competent and cordial management team; the friendly Belizean locals who greet guests at the pier with cool towels and Belizean rum punch; the many newlyweds who plan their weddings with the resorts’ wedding and event coordinator; the scores of scuba divers who enjoy relaxing in the hot tub after a day of sighting porgies, puffers and parrotfish on Belize’s Barrier Reef; the young families who appreciate the on-site amenities and pool complexes; the smart investors who love the Barefoot Luxury® and appreciation of their investment; the RE/MAX Belize real estate team who provide insight, information and sales expertise to visitors and vacationers.
Coco Beach Resort is one of five upscale San Pedro resort and residential properties developed and managed by Sandy Point Resorts, the brainchild of Herman and Douglas Penland. The Penlands are a father/son team with a 14-year history of developing, building and successfully managing Ambergris Caye condos.
Creating waves in Belize with their latest 5-star resort, Venezia del Caribe, the Penlands are invoking the architectural elegance of Venice on the beaches of Belize. The result will be an intoxicatingly romantic blend of Old World and New World luxury and charm that is sure to appeal to vacationers and investors alike. Venezia del Caribe will be home to one of the largest sweet water signature free-form swimming pools in Central America.
So, swim or sink in Ambergris Caye – the choice is yours. Dive the Great Blue Hole in the morning and sip a tall, cool one at the swim-up bar at Coco Beach in the afternoon. Let us help you plan your trip to this spectacular island in the Caribbean.