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See Why Ambergris Caye Belize is the Best Island in the Americas

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Aug 23, 2012 4:25:29 PM

There are without a doubt many spectacular, tourist friendly islands scattered throughout the Caribbean Sea. Choosing one to visit can be a tough call, but anyone searching for the best island in the Americas has to put Ambergris Caye at the top of the list.

This is Truly the Best Island in the Americas

Ambergris Caye can be reached by a 30 minute water taxi that leaves from Belize City on the mainland. This beautiful island paradise is considered by many, to be one of the best islands in the Americas. The island attracts many visitors from the U.S. and Canada due to its close proximity and easily available flights from major cities such as Miami, Atlanta and Dallas. Many travelers also find visiting Ambergris Caye a relaxed and easy experience due to the fact that English is national language and the U.S. dollar is accepted throughout the island, as well as the rest of the Belize.

Beaches

This sun drenched island offers many incredible beaches that allow swimmers to bask in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. A favorite pastime for many visitors to Ambergris Caye, is simply relaxing in a chair with a frozen drink and enjoying the views of the ocean. There may be nothing more relaxing than, sitting in front of the Exotic Caye Beach Resort located at the Grand Baymen Community, and watching the sunset. Ambergris Caye is definitely the best island in the Americas to do this.

Dining

Dining on Ambergris Caye is convenient and with so many options it is easy for anyone to find something they like. There are many different types of food found throughout the island. These include, traditional chicken stew, rice and beans, and of course endless seafood options that are caught directly off the coast.

Reefs

One of the main attractions that brings visitors to Ambergris Caye, is the Barrier Reef. This reef is part of the larger reef system that runs from Mexico to Honduras. The reef is Belize’s number one tourist attraction and draws snorkelers and divers from around the world. When looking for a location for snorkeling or diving, Ambergris Caye is the best island in the Americas, without a doubt. Many famous dive sites are found throughout the reef system, but the most famous is the Great Blue Hole. The Great Blue Hole is 407 feet deep and attracts many types of ocean wildlife as well as scuba divers. Several different species of sharks inhabit the area around the Great Blue Hole.  Caribbean reef shark, hammerhead, and Blacktip sharks are not uncommon around the this famous dive site.

For anyone looking for a great Caribbean vacation, Ambergris Caye should be at the top of their list. It is a great place to relax by the beach and let your cares melt away. With so many great dining options and friendly people, spending time on Ambergris Caye is something that everyone should experience. For any snorkeling or scuba diving enthusiast, the reef off of Belize is an absolute must. Ambergris Caye is by far the best island in the Americas for scuba and snorkeling. So make sure you pay this amazing island a visit.

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Valeria Espinoza

Written by Valeria Espinoza