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The Allure of Ambergris Caye

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Oct 11, 2012 9:28:19 AM

Ambergris Caye is a tropical paradise with majestic swaying palms trees, white-powdery beaches and warm subtropical temperatures year-round. Even though the temperatures are warm, the cool Caribbean trading winds keep the air crisp and free of mosquitoes. Once a sleepy fishing village, the island has evolved into a popular tourist destination, place for retirement and ideal location for a second home. As a result, the island has experience a lot of upscale real estate growth. There is much to do on the island, and the quaint village of San Pedro is the hub of action.

The village boasts of Caribbean personality with night clubs hosting diverse bands and music, hips cafes, upmarket restaurants and the cozy smell of locally roasted coffee beans. Many of the locals travel throughout the streets on golf carts or bikes. San Pedro is rich with both Spanish and Mayan culture. The nearby Mayan site Marco Gonzalez has led archeologists to believe that the island was once a prosperous Mayan trading center. Every year, the village has the lively San Marco Festival in celebration of its Mayan culture.

The world’s second largest barrier reef runs parallel to Ambergris Caye, and it is a popular destination for snorkelers and divers. With stunning underwater gardens, the reef is abundant with colorful sea life and sea plants. Average water temperatures of 80 degrees make the crystal turquoise waters ideal for swimming. Water skiing, windsurfing and sailing are also everyday adventures for both the locals and visitors.

Investing in Belize Property

Compared to other Caribbean islands, the real estate in Ambergris Caye is very affordable. San Pedro Belize condos and San Pedro real estate can be snatched up for approximately $100,000. Grand Baymen is one of the popular developers on the island and has developed the beautiful island community of Baymen Garden. This community offers one to three bedroom condos ranging from $100,000 to $365,000. Purchasing in a strong market with projected growth is ideal for investors. In addition, the properties are popular for rentals. With magazines like Islands and Travel and Leisure naming the island one of the best to live on, tourists flock in droves, and the rental market is quite strong.

  1. These condominiums offer a wide array of posh amenities for its owners. Build in a verdant garden environment, this picturesque community has a three-tier resort pool, tennis courts and an athletic club. Residents also have privy to the private beach at the Exotic Caye Beach Resort and the country club amenities at the San Pedro Fitness Club. At the resort, there’s the Canucks Beach bar for drinks and dancing and an outdoor restaurant with panoramic seaside vistas.

The San Pedro Fitness Club is an impressive design with spectacular pools, spacious sundecks and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. There are also floodlit tennis courts and athletic classes for aqua aerobics, Tai Chi and yoga. Whether seeking a good workout or a relaxing day basking in the sun, the club is the ideal oasis for both.

With the perfect mélange of endless beauty, warm temperatures, sun-kissed skies, crystal clear waters and laissez-faire attitude, the island of Ambergris Caye is becoming a popular choice among investors, retirees and people seeking a second vacation home. If you’d like to learn more about this beautiful island, contact Grand Baymen.

Topics: Real Estate in Belize

Valeria Espinoza

Written by Valeria Espinoza