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Recent Ambergris Caye reviews

  • Beautiful house

    "The house is beautiful. The balcony is amazing, the pool is great, rooms are fantastic size, you get two kitchens...there is a lot to like. Abner is helpful and very friendly (as was everyone we met). Brittany was responsive throughout in planning the trip. Chris was really helpful in getting us to and from San Pedro. The resort (Porto Fino) is a nice resource for activities (diving, snorkeling...if you are a diver, make sure to insist on a Wall Dive-- Mexico Rocks Canyon is really great). There are some quirks to staying here. Be aware the getting here takes some doing-- you have to take either a plan or a boat from Belize City to San Pedro, and then another boat that takes you right to your own dock. Not a problem; just know that's coming. There was a problem with the pipes while we were there. The team did a great job of fixing the problem quickly. The water got all over the floor and we had to use a bunch of towels to clean it up. We were told that we were going to get a complimentary cleaning because of this inconvenience, but nobody ever came. The carts were great to have, but came with some quirks as well. They have a hard time when it is muddy and wet on the dirt road that is used for travel. They stall out, and you have to dry the spark plugs to get them restarted. Riding the roads was fun for our group, but it is muddy and stinky, with potential to stall out or get stuck. It would be nice if the cart company would provide more instruction on how to use the carts. When we got there, there were two carts waiting, as promised. However, neither would start and we had to get somebody to come out. They had to replace one of the carts (they had to replace one again later in the trip) and finally got the other going. They then tied to collect more than 125% of the price that I was quoted by Brittany for the carts. I was able to do some negotiation, but be ready for some haggling. Overall, the trip was beautiful and full of adventure. I would certainly recommend staying here if you don't mind being off the beaten path a little bit."
    Guest: James A. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • absolutely amazing!

    "The house is amazing and William, the care taker, is even better!"
    Guest: Joe R. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
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  • Palm House March 2015

    "10 of us including Myself, my wife, two kids (4,1), My sister, brother in law and their kids (5,2) and our parents stayed in this lovely home from the 23rd of March until April 1st, 2015. The house met our needs perfectly. Our parents particularly enjoyed having a separate suite with a separate entrance so they could get away from the commotion of four kids at times. The bedrooms upstairs were well separated giving each family a sense of privacy. Mariceli, our cook for the trip was great as was her assistant and daughter who helped each day for lunch and dinner. The food was fresh and well prepared and presented for each meal. The pool was a great addition, especially with young kids as the ocean is not ideal for swimming from the beach due to the sea grass, which there is a lot of. The kayaks and paddle boards worked well, as did everything else in the home. The island is easily accessible with a golf cart and made our morning trip each day for cinnamon buns at the bakery very simple. We snorkeled one day which was a highlight, we organized through pelican reef and were picked up on our dock. We also bone-fished two days which was also wonderful. The palm house was a perfect way to enjoy Belize, I definitely recommend."
    Guest: barthur Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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  • Amazing Family Vacation Home

    "Thank you so much Brad and Paula. I can say enough about your lovely vacation home. I believe your home is set up amazingly for families. Upon arriving the house was freshly cleaned not a crumb onsite. Martha and Robert (onsite staff) openly greeted us and were so accommodating through out the stay. I highly suggest Martha's cooking! Yum! On the days we stayed at the house there was still a lot to do. I thought the hockey sticks and nets were such a nice touch for us Canadians. There wasn't a time that we didn't have something to do. We caught crabs every night on the beach and had many laughs with the kids over the crab races. Martha gave massages at the end of the dock. Robert cleaned the yard daily and always had a smile on his face. He suggested a few places for us to go tour. I believe your house and staff made it a worry free vacation. Everything was always accessible for us. eg. golf cart, tours, wifi. I highly suggest Casa Amarillo to large families or groups. The location and house couldn't have been set up any better. Thank you so Much! The Johnston family."
    Guest: Johnston Family Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 4, 2015
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Ambergris Caye Travel Tips

Ambergris Caye Vacation Rentals at Tropical Paradise

Ambergris Caye, Belize is often considered the dive capital of Central America due to its crystal clear waters and tropical reefs. Ambergris Caye, Belize is just one of the places you might consider vacationing if you have a hankering to see Central America. VRBO can help you set up the perfect getaway with Ambergris Caye vacation rentals. These rentals provide fully equipped kitchens, locations to sandy beaches, and plenty of room for a family reunion. Whether you travel in summer or mid-winter, you know the ocean can provide plenty of entertainment. You may not even have to get out of the hammocks provided at most Ambergris Caye house rentals.

Important Facts of Ambergris Caye House Rentals

Before traveling to any country, you should know when to go and a little about the destination. Belize is in Central America where the weather is great all year-round, though it can rain in the afternoons during the summers and spring. Near rainforest areas, you can expect Belize to be verdant and brilliant with colors such as the picturesque mangrove swamps. Ambergris is not on the mainland of Belize; instead, it's a key in the northern section of the country. On one side you have the Caribbean and on the other side is a small bay. The key is 1.6 kilometers wide and 40 kilometers in length. Much of the island is ringed with white, sandy beaches.

Ambergris Caye Villas Near the Maya Community of the Past

Belize, like much of Central America, was founded with the Mayan culture. Ambergris Caye was home to a Mayan community during the pre-Columbian times. Archaeologists have found red ceramics, bones, and ruins to support their knowledge about the Mayan culture. Not far from Ambergris Caye villas is a most important Mayan ruin. You can really see how the Mayans lived and learn about their culture by visiting Altun Ha and Xunantunich.

Temptation is Just a Short Boat Ride Away at Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye requires you to take a boat ride from the mainland of Belize to the key. Once on the island, you can explore its many attractions. Do not worry about fighting temptation; sky diving, scuba diving, watersports, sailing, zip lines, and more all await you in this tropical paradise. Scuba diving or snorkeling trips leave daily from the docks to reach Belize Barrier Reef. It is the second largest barrier reef in the world, and the reason Belize is considered one of the world’s greatest places to dive. Tropical fish, reef shark, turtles, and sting rays are just a few inhabitants of the clear blue seas.

Belize’s Wide Selection of Restaurants

Your choice in Ambergris Caye vacation rentals will provide you with a kitchen, and San Padro City is filled with local markets for fresh fish, produce, and other delights. If you want a break on your vacation to relax and dine out, you have plenty of inexpensive restaurants on Ambergris Caye. In fact, Ambergris Caye is Belize’s best place to find numerous restaurants. The dress at most of these locations is casual. For example, Island Bazaar is a most popular tourist spot for local cuisine. They offer everything from local Spanish dishes to Italian offerings. Conch season is from September 30 to July 1, while shrimp are in season from June to August. The piece de resistance, however, is the lobster. Lobster is available from mid-July to mid-February. You can even catch your own if you are inclined.

Shopping for Gifts on Ambergris Caye

Shopping like any tourist mecca will be available at almost any location you wish. Wherever you are shopping, you can bring home photos, tourist trinkets, or local arts and crafts. The locals have a great deal of talent for creating clothing, jewelry, and other beautiful items you may not want to leave without.

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