Way back in the 1980s, Madonna sang about a beautiful island with a tropical island breeze. The island she sang about isn’t fictional, though. It really does exist and consistently appears on lists of the world’s most idyllic destinations. If you want to enjoy a piece of this paradise too, simply book one of the San Pedro Belize rentals available and get ready for an unforgettable Caribbean break.
San Pedro is Ambergis Caye’s main town, located in the southern part of the island. Once a quiet little fishing village, it is now one of the most popular towns in Belize, if not in the entire Caribbean. Even though tourism has led to development and growth, it hasn’t erased the Caribbean flavor or relaxed small-town atmosphere of this idyllic little settlement.
The main attraction of Ambergris Caye is the coral reefs that surround the island. Divers from all over the world come to swim with the stingrays of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. If you don’t know how to scuba dive, one of the local dive shops will be happy to show you the ropes and help you get certification. Otherwise, simply rent some snorkeling gear and explore the reef a stone’s throw from town.
There are other ways to enjoy the crystal-clear water too. Sailing, windsurfing and kite-surfing are some of the popular water-sports to try. You may also charter a boat and go fishing. The beaches aren’t very wide but there are plenty of piers and walkways where you might find a spot or soaking up the sun.
The little island town’s convenient location makes it easy to visit other parts of Belize, whether you want a weekend getaway or just a quick day trip. Among the mainland’s many attractions are mystical Mayan ruins and various wildlife sanctuaries. Among the other islands to explore is Caye Caulkner, famous for its lobster. For the ultimate diving experience, consider a trip to the Blue Hole.
When it comes to dining and entertainment, you’re spoiled for choice. San Pedro is home to a great variety of restaurants as well as wonderful beach bars. At night, there’s sure to be a party somewhere in town and a live band playing. For those days when you’d rather stay in, you’ll find plenty of stores and supermarkets where you can buy the provisions you’ll need.
High season is between January and March, when the humidity drops to more comfortable levels. However, any time of year is a great time to visit. Even in rainy season you’re likely to experience sunny mornings with showers mainly in the afternoon. Fly in to Belize City and then hop on a light aircraft or take the boat. There are boat connections to several other destinations in Belize too.
Ambergris Caye has many accommodation options and for a longer stay, it’s well worth renting an apartment, a house or a villa. You don’t even have to bring a phrase book when you visit, since English is the official language of Belize. However, you’ll be able to get by with Spanish too and most San Pedranos also speak Kriol, adding an exotic touch to your holiday in paradise.
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