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Boredom? Unheard of in Ambergris Caye

Posted by Grand Baymen on Aug 28, 2013 6:35:19 AM
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Ambergris Caye is a Caribbean paradise isle administered by Belize. This island of flat coral sand is some 25-miles in length and is the most southerly part of the Yucatan Peninsula. It has the expected warm Caribbean climate but does benefit from refreshing and cooling sea breezes. To the east the island is protected by a coral reef that runs for 185 miles along the Belize coastline.

Traveling to Ambergris Caye

Getting to Ambergris Caye is very straightforward as it is just two hours flying time from North Carolina, Houston, Miami and New Orleans. A further 15 minutes on a local air service gets you from the mainland to the island's airport. An alternative means of transfer is to take a boat trip to the island from the mainland. This will take about two hours if the boat makes other stops along the way. On a straight run the island will be reached in about 45 minutes. Tickets for the ferries are obtained from the Maritime Museum in Belize City.

San Pedro Town

The main settlement on the island is the delightful San Pedro Town. This is conveniently close to the local airstrip and transport is readily available. In town you will find pleasant restaurants and clubs providing excellent food and entertainment. The lifestyle is pretty laid-back on Ambergris Caye and slowing yourself down adds greatly to the enjoyment and the relaxation benefits of a vacation on Ambergris Caye.

Interesting and Exciting Things to do on Ambergris Caye are Numerous

Vacationers, and the large number of retirees and second-home owners that have purchased Ambergris Caye real estate, benefit from all the positives that such a tropical isle can provide. The warm sea and the proximity of the reef makes for great diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, windsurfing, parasailing and fishing, plus almost all the other water sports one can think of. All the support services are in place to facilitate the hiring of equipment.

Bird watching is also a very popular pastime as the Caye is home to more than 500 species. Wildlife watching in general should produce sightings of raccoons and crocodiles in the mangrove areas in the northern part of the island.

The history of this island is also extremely interesting and the Mayan remains at Xunantunich and Altun Ha should be on every visitor's itinerary.

All in all this Caribbean gem should be on everyone’s possible vacation list. After visiting for the first time many individuals decide to invest in Ambergris Caye real estate for a permanent residence upon retirement or as a vacation hideaway. Can you really blame them?

Topics: Living In Belize

Grand Baymen

Written by Grand Baymen

The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.