Resorts on Ambergris Caye, Belize

Resorts on Ambergris Caye, Belize
The island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, is home to a variety of resorts both big and small, expensive and affordable. Sandy beaches, leisurely activities, swimming pools, restaurants and beach-side bars are common features and services found at most Ambergris Caye resorts. The island boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world, making it a popular destination for scuba divers and snorkelers.

Ak'Bol Yoga Retreat and Family Eco Resort

Ak'Bol Yoga Retreat and Family Eco Resort has beach-front accommodations at affordable prices. Just north of San Pedro, the main town on Ambergris Caye, Ak'Bol offers the amenities of larger-scale resorts without the big price tag. Ocean-front views, flower gardens and a full-service restaurant and bar make it a great choice for those on a budget or looking for a cheap getaway. The resort also offers daily yoga classes, snorkel and scuba trips, kayak and bike rentals and trips to nearby Mayan ruins.

Ak'Bol Yoga Retreat and Family Eco Resort
North Beach, Ambergris Caye, Belize
011 (501) 226-2073
http://www.akbol.com

Tides Beach Resort

The Tides Beach Resort offers lodge-style accommodations with deep-sea anglers and divers in mind. The resort is within walking distance of San Pedro Town. Patojo's, a fully equipped dive shop, is next to the Tides. The shop offers diving trips to spots along the barrier reef, including the famous Blue Hole, a natural attraction that draws many visitors. The Tides schedules both reef and deep-sea fishing tours with guides that specialize in catching various species such as bone fish and tarpon.

The Tides Beach Resort & Patojo's Scuba Center
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
011 (501) 226-2283
http://ambergriscaye.com/tides/

Capricorn Resort

Capricorn Resort, 3 miles north of San Pedro, is home to an assortment of activities with the guest in mind. Aside from snorkel and scuba trips to diving hotspots such as Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark and Ray Alley, Capricorn lends kayaks, boats, boards and skis so guests can create their own Belizean adventure. For additional fees, chartered day trips go to mainland Belize and include jungle excursions, cave tubing, a visit to the zoo and other popular attractions.

Capricorn Resort
P.O. Box 247
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
011 (501) 226-2809
http://www.capricornresort.net

Azul Resort

Azul Resort combines first-class, villa-style accommodations with privacy and personal service to ensure that each guest enjoys the stay. Its renowned restaurant, the Rojo Lounge, offers specialty cocktails with a beach-front setting and a diverse menu with local favorites and fresh catches. Snorkel gear, bicycles and kayak access give guests many options for island excitement. Helicopter tours and charters are also available for an additional cost.

Azul Resort
North Beach, Ambergris Caye, Belize
011 (501) 226-4012
http://www.azulbelize.com

Article Written By Mitch Morgan

Based in Nashville, Mitch Morgan has been a writer since 2005. His articles have appeared in daily and weekly newspapers, "Nightclub & Bar Magazine" and various websites. Morgan earned a B.A. in print journalism at the University of Mississippi. As the former editor of a weekly arts-and-entertainment guide, he maintains a passion for film and music.

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