Beachfront Resort with Spacious Condos Facing Caribbean
There’s a decidedly laid-back vibe in Ambergris Caye, Belize, which was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the World’s Best Islands. By law, the buildings cannot rise higher than the tallest coconut palm, and locals often walk around barefoot to the island's shops. Though Ambergris Caye has all the makings of a Cancún-style party hotspot—miles of beaches and poolside bars, for example—Exotic Caye Beach Resort reflects the area’s serene sensibility. Located on the island’s southern arm, the resort has its own secluded stretch of beach, a yoga studio, and a private dock for launching snorkeling tours.
Under the shade of thatched-roof huts and palm trees, the onsite Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar serves a variety of rum-based cocktails and frozen drinks. It's a popular hangout among locals—feel free to drop in during a beach cookout, an afternoon dice game, or a live music performance. The resort's other dining options include Melt Cafe, offering breakfast and lunch items such as eggs made-to-order, fresh fruit smoothies, and South American coffee. Spice It Up, a beachfront eatery open for lunch and dinner, specializes in authentic Belizean cuisine with a mix of American and Caribbean dishes.
Each spacious one-bedroom standard condo includes a fully equipped kitchen and private balcony with ocean views.
Ambergris Caye, Belize: Small Island near World’s Second-Largest Barrier Reef
Ambergris Caye sits just off the northeastern coast of mainland Belize. It’s only about 25 miles long and 1 mile wide, but the island packs a lot of natural sights into its small landscape, including a series of low sand ridges, lagoons, and mangrove swamps. It’s situated just 10 minutes by boat from the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, home to numerous rainbow-colored parrotfish and octopuses.
San Pedro, the island’s only town, sits on the southern end, about a half mile from Exotic Caye Beach Resort. Formerly a small fishing village, it now boasts a variety of boutiques where you can shop for artisan crafts ranging from ziricote woodcarvings and Guatemalan jewelry to pinup photos of nude toucans. Though it’s the island’s commercial center, San Pedro is just as relaxed as the rest of Ambergris. Most of the traffic consists of golf carts and bicycles.
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