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Recent Ambergris Caye reviews
"We just returned from our wonderful trip to Belize and I'm already missing it. This house was perfect for us and our two teenaged kids, a boy and a girl. Each bedroom has 2 Twin beds that can be separated or kept together as a King. Somehow the beds don't separate if you put them together, so there's no falling through the crack and the beds were very comfy. The views of the gorgeous turquoise colored water were amazing and we loved having our own dock to hang out on. This also made it easy for boats to come pick us up for excursions we booked. We did not rent a golf cart and I really don't think one is necessary. We would take the Coastal Express water taxi when we needed to get into town (only twice). The Mata Grande grocery store is an easy walk and although it's small they have all the basics you need. Next door to the grocery store is Aurora's restaurant. It has great breakfasts and lunch at a very reasonable price. The kitchen has pretty much everything you need, but I do wish it had a basic spice cupboard. Other than that, no complaints. The best part of our stay at Castillo de Arena was having William, the caretaker around. He was at the dock to greet us when our water taxi arrived and was so helpful in giving advice about the island. He showed our teenaged son how to spear fish which was the highlight of his trip and he also showed us the best spots to kayak out to and snorkel. On our second to last night William gave us an awesome coconut demonstration for his coconut rice recipe. He also barbecued some fish and lobster that the guys caught during their spear fishing adventures. We really enjoyed our stay at this house and look forward to returning again, hopefully next year!"Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014View listing
"This condo was exactly as described in the VRBO information and the owner was extremely helpful in responding to my email enquiries and phonecalls about both the property and other things we needed info on in the town of San Pedro. I would highly recommend this place. It was conveniently located to the heart of the town as well as the waterfront. My only complaint had nothing to do with the condo itself but the beach area close by is not that nice as there really aren't many nice swimming areas due to the condition of the beach and the turtle grass. The property is clean and well maintained and has had recent major upgrades to the kitchen, bathroom, flooring and windows as well as air conditioning unit. My husband went scuba diving with San Pedro diving school and they were also tremendous to deal with. The scuba diving is fantastic. We enjoyed The Crazy Canuck bar that was in walking distance for Sunday fun evening and The AJ's (Average Joe's)bar has fantastic chicken wings and the service was great. The local manager of this property was very easy to deal with and made himself available for us when we arrived to make sure eveything was as it should be. As he works at another place as well I would recommend calling him when you arrive from the airport to make sure he is available to meet you when you get there. We rented a golf cart for a day so that we could drive from one end of the island to the other but everything is within easy walking distance to the condo. My only complaint was that the couch was not that comfortable for us and we would have preferred two easy chairs but that is strictly our only concern and is really not the owners problem. A great place and excellent value as we did check out other prices while we were there. This property is an easy three block walk from the airport but if you have lots of luggage you need to take a taxi which will cost you $5 US. All in all a great vacation."Guest: Ingrid B. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 14, 2014View listing
"This property has everything that you will need for your stay. We found it to be fully stocked with all amenities, the kitchen was great!! My only advice would be, do not try and go down the stairs from the third bedroom loft with even the slightest wet feet or you will find yourself flat at the bottom as I did. HAHAHA You will need a gold cart for traveling back and forth to town as it's too far to walk. If you are divers highly recommend Island Divers operated by Rudy, very professional and they will come pick you up at the dock."Guest: Far north divers Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 17, 2013View listing
"Villa del Sol exceeded our lofty expectations for a charming, authentic experience on Ambergris Caye. The house was immaculate, tastefully and lovingly decorated, with large, open second floor. The owner clearly loves her beach home and provides everything you'll need to cook at home, if desired. On-site staff available but not intrusive. Rachel cleaned every other day and washed towels and sheets. Water taxi is clearly the best way to get around, as the previous rains had made some parts of the "road" impassable. Other option is to rent a bike and join the many locals who travel north/south by path near the water's edge. Good idea to load up on groceries in San Pedro when you arrive -- the nearby market is tiny but well provisioned, if not a bit pricey. Water taxi was reliable and reasonably priced; but before you make plans to use it to go out to dinner, check to see if the restaurant has their own shuttle service. We used the shuttle from "O" at Las Terazas and also from "Mambo" at Matachica, two upscale resorts with excellent restaurants on site. We also enjoyed dining at Elvi's Kitchen in downtown San Pedro -- it was excellent, resulting in multiple visits over two weeks. Less noteworthy, for us, were Blue Water and Rojo, the former in south San Pedro and the latter just north of Villa del Sol. While we didn't use Genie at Coral Divers, neighbors did and reported good experiences. We dove three times with Amergris Divers and found them to be professional, friendly and a great value. Finally, the owner of VDS, Janice, is a delightful woman who loves the island, her home there and willingly offers advice and recommendations just for the asking. A true gem! Thank you, and we certainly hope to return to VDS!"Guest: Michael S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 16, 2014View listing
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.