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Finding the Right Hotel on Ambergris Caye

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Jan 31, 2013 6:30:05 AM
Valeria Espinoza

When it comes to the best vacation destinations in the world, Ambergris Caye is routinely mentioned. The island boasts incredible snorkeling and scuba-diving opportunities, is one of the top fishing locations in the Caribbean and is free from the typical high-rise hotels in the region. In addition, this beautiful haven is just a 20 minute boat ride from the mainland of Belize and the thriving metropolis of Belize City. If you are looking for an easily accessible yet exclusive and affordable vacation spot, this island is a clear winner. Read on to learn about what to look for in a hotel on the island.

Beachfront Property

Thankfully, most of the hotels and accommodation options on the island are located right on the shoreline. When booking your hotel, make sure that the website clearly shows accommodations on the beach or uses the word beachfront when describing the property. Hotels like the Exotic Caye Beach Resort only offer beachfront properties, ensuring that every guests gets a view of the beach and can be on the water in mere seconds.

Air Conditioning

It might seem natural to expect a room with air conditioning while on a tropical getaway, but not all hotels offer this. In some hotels and guest houses, guests will even have to pay extra for the option of air conditioning. To avoid disappointment or even a hot and unpleasant night of sleep, make sure that the room you are booking comes complete with air conditioning included in the room price. The Exotic Caye Beach Resort is one of the San Pedro Belize hotels that offers this, or they can recommend other destinations that also have air conditioning.

Friendly and Attentive Staff

Many visitors to the island will spend a large portion of their stay at their hotel. For this reason, you will want to pick out a lodging option that boasts friendly staff who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that you have a great stay. Thankfully, many of those who work in the tourism industry in Ambergris Caye are incredibly friendly, courteous and happy to help guests have the best vacation possible.

Tour Offerings and Concierge Booking Services

Although many visitors are more than happy to stay right on the island and enjoy their vacation, the mainland of Belize and the thriving capital city of Belize City are both just a short boat journey away. To make the most of your stay, enjoy a trip to Belize to tour the ancient Mayan Ruins, go horseback riding through the jungle or even just explore a new destination. To save yourself time and hassle, choose a hotel that offers tour bookings and has concierge or front desk staff who can arrange these trips for you. At the Exotic Caye Resort, staff will happily book boat tours, deep-sea fishing trips, overnight adventures and more.

Onsite Facilities and Amenities

For some travelers, a beach and a bed is really all that is needed to relax fully and enjoy a tropical vacation. If you enjoy being a little more active, however, you will want a hotel that comes with plenty of great amenities and facilities like a pool, a fitness center, a restaurant or two, access to nearby shops and restaurants and perhaps even kayak or pedal-boat rentals onsite.

Visiting the breathtakingly beautiful island of Ambergris Caye can be an unforgettable adventure. Hopefully this guide will help you pick the best possible accommodation for your stay on the island.

Topics: Vacationing in Belize

Valeria Espinoza

Written by Valeria Espinoza