Posted June 3, 2009 by Kate Hamman
As Belize's largest island, Ambergris Caye attracts visitors from all over the world who come to dive or snorkel along the Belize Barrier Reef. The tropical island feels thousands of miles away from the monotony of everyday living. Come stay along the beach, enjoy tropical cuisine, and swim with the fishes.
Shark Ray Alley: Originally the stomping ground for fisherman cleaning their catch, this area now attracts Nurse Sharks and Southern Sting Rays. Divers interact with these sea creatures up close and personal in crystal-clear waters reaching depths of only about eight feet. Though you can find many popular sites for snorkeling or diving, don't miss swimming with the sharks.
Rojo Lounge: Easily reachable by water taxi, the Azul Resort features casual dining with an unbelievable view. Grab a seat under the palapa and choose from the tropically-inspired menu, with dishes such as pecan-crusted lobster, mango-coconut peanut noodles with shrimp, and ceviche. Tapas-style entrees serve two people, but you'll need to order two or three dishes for a full meal.
Banana Beach Resort: With views of the Caribbean Sea, the Banana Beach Resort can't be beat as an affordable tropical getaway. Less than one mile from San Pedro, the island's only town, the resort offers comfortable accommodations along the beach. Choose rooms with a private balcony or veranda; or one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom suites starting at $75 per night in the off-season and $100 per night in peak season, with breakfast.
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(Photo: Vivian Yu)