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Family Fun on Ambergris Caye Belize

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Sep 27, 2012 9:28:20 AM
Valeria Espinoza

There are a plethora of fun and entertaining activities to do on Ambergris Caye, the largest of the country's several hundred islands. Floating in the midst of the northernmost part of Belize, Ambergris Caye is the hidden gem of the Caribbean Sea. Set against a backdrop of sparkling, turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and mangrove swamps, there is never a shortage of natural beauty to take in on this 40-kilometer tropical paradise.

From swimming in the Barrier Reef to taking in the local flavors of San Pedro, this island offers activities that are fun for the whole family. Â At GrandBaymen.com, we understand how important it is to plan activities that are entertaining for parents and kids, which is why we have put together out suggestions for things to do around the island that the whole family will enjoy.

Barrier Reef Swimming Adventures

At the 190-mile long Belize Barrier reef, parents and kids alike will be astonished at the wide array of marine life that lives beneath the sea. Coral reef diving tours are fun for all ages, and they are a great way to see sea life up close and personal. Ambergris Caye has some of the greatest variety of marine life in the world, and it's a fun and educational way for kids to learn about the ocean.

The reef lies on the eastern side of Ambergris Caye, making it an easily accessible day trip by rental car. At one area to the north, at a place known to locals at Mexico Rocks, the reef can almost be seen touching the island. To the West of Mexico Rocks is a fun sightseeing destination known as the San Pedro lagoon, where local animals and flora can be found. Pack a picnic, and make it a day you will never forget. The reef remains a popular destination for locals and tourists alike because its natural beauty and mystical allure never gets old.

Family Diving and Snorkeling

Taking a family snorkeling trip is a great way to make lasting memories. Ambergris Caye Belize is known as one of the best diving and snorkeling locations in the world, and for good reason! Almost all the local dive shops in the area will rent full dive year and offer full levels of certifications, but for the younger children, snorkeling is also an option. Sites like the Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Ray Alley are great sites where you can swim right next to parrotfish and other marine creatures. For older children, taking them out on a night dive trip is an incredible parent-and-child bonding experience that you are sure to remember for years to come.

San Pedro Town

After a long day in the sun, visit the historic town of San Pedro for a relaxing night. The 7,000 local people who inhabit the town sell their red ceramic clay pottery in the streets, and the delicious smells of the authentic food waft through the air, working up anyone's appetite after a long day at the beach. Families can gather around for a great dinner or wander through the streets together before returning back home to Grand Baymen to rest up for another day of adventures on Ambergris Caye, where the fun never stops.

If you would like more information on fun family activities on Ambergris Caye, please contact GrandBaymen.com. Our knowledgable staff is happy to answer any of your questions regarding Ambergris Caye.

Topics: Vacationing in Belize

Valeria Espinoza

Written by Valeria Espinoza