Discover boutique hotels in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ringed by the emerald waters that wash over this stretch of the Mesoamerican Reef, Ambergris Caye is known for its Caribbean coastline, flourishing foodie scene and lack of pavements. Once a small fishing town, San Pedro is the island’s bustling hub, where golf buggies and barefoot strollers mingle together on the sandy streets. From the beach, you’ll be able to see the surf breaking over the barrier reef, which offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in Central America. Inland, things are lusher and greener, with tropical forests providing plenty of cover for exotic birds.

When to go

The best time to visit is from late November to April, when the weather tends to be warm and dry. If you’re hoping for cheaper rates and fewer crowds, try May or June, when the rainy season is starting but not in full swing.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The best place to touch down is Philip SW Goldson International Airport in Belize City. Fly directly from Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Chicago O’Hare and Los Angeles International. From there, it’s a 15-minute flight to San Pedro Airport on Ambergris Caye.
  • Boats

    Water taxis run between Belize City and San Pedro in Ambergris Caye. The journey takes around 90 minutes.
  • Automobiles

    Once you’re on the island, you’ll quickly notice that golf carts are the most popular way to get around. You can hire one from any number of rental firms.