Luxurious beach resorts and cheerful island inns provide the perfect setting for you to enjoy your Caribbean vacation and offer a multitude of underwater and above the surface adventures for you to make the most of your stay on Ambergris Caye.

Ambergris Caye is called "La Isla Bonita" (The Lovely Island) for good reason. Swaying coconut palms line 25 miles of white coral-sand shores along a shimmering Caribbean lagoon that reflects every shade of blue and lies just inside the break of the world's second largest barrier reef. Picturesque resorts and inns dot the coastline and beckon to visitors with luxurious accommodations, tropical gardens, fun beach bars, and gourmet restaurants. Some offer luxurious island getaways and amenities to cater to your every whim while others provide a more low key beach experience with a welcoming and laid back atmosphere. Our Ambergris Caye featured accommodations have been selected from among the island's finest and offer you a range of locations and amenities to choose from, ensuring that your choice will provide everything you seek from your island experience. 

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The infinity pool at Victoria House 

The Victoria House

The Victoria House is one of Ambergris Caye's most pre-eminent beach resorts and is a top choice for those looking to experience refined luxury in a tropical island setting. Its original plantation inspired buildings, thatch-roofed casitas, and luxurious villas reflect a classic Caribbean aesthetic with refined touches. They are scattered throughout the resort's lovely tropical gardens and verdant lawns, which lead to the beach and offer fantastic views of the turquoise waters beyond. Every element of the Victoria House's design offers understated luxury combined with a Caribbean Plantation motif to create an ambiance of "barefoot elegance". All room types are fully air-conditioned, tastefully furnished with tropical hardwoods, private, and offer magnificent oceanfront and garden views. Two pools provide the perfect place to relax and cool off as do the lounge chairs set beneath the coconut palms on the beach - there is also a swimming area at the end of their private pier. The onsite restaurant, La Palmilla, serves up locally inspired gourmet delights. Other amenities include an onsite bar, complimentary use of kayaks and bicycles, a drop-off service to San Pedro town (which is two miles to the north), beach side spa treatments and massage, and an assortment of day tour options to go snorkeling or diving along the the barrier reef. A stay at the Victoria House is highly recommended for those looking for refined luxury with authentic Caribbean style and an exceptional overnight destination on Ambergris Caye.


Guests  relax on the beach in front of the Blue Tang inn

The Blue Tang Inn

The Blue Tang Inn is a perfect choice for those looking to stay at a tropical beach hotel right in San Pedro town. This charming beachfront inn on the north edge of downtown San Pedro offers 14 brightly decorated air conditioned suites with full kitchens and small living areas. A private pool surrounded by blooming gardens provides a great place to cool off as does the beach area right in front of the inn. The rooftop terrace offers panoramic views of San Pedro town and the lagoon and reef and is an excellent place to take in the sunset over a cool drink. Excursions to enjoy all of the area's underwater and above the surface attractions can be easily arranged from here and specialty excursions aboard the inn's lovely Sirena Azul (Blue Mermaid) sailboat offer a refreshing departure from the ordinary motor boat tours. Lively beach bars and some of the island's best gourmet restaurants are close at hand, as are all of the other facilities of the town. The Blue Tang Inn is an excellent choice for those that wish to experience the fun island vibe of San Pedro town.


The domed rooms and pool at the Xanadu Island Resort

Xanadu Island Resort

Xanadu is a small resort oasis tucked among verdant gardens and native vegetation on the beach about a mile south of San Pedro town. Its location and atmosphere provide guests with the perfect combination of access to the town and the feeling of being away from it all at a remote island escape. Xanadu prides itself on offering accommodations that are both luxurious and eco-friendly (the resort is Green Globe certified). Its 18 suites offer guests all of the amenities of a condo rental: spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, central air, ceiling fans, cable tv, telephone, high speed wireless internet access, hair dryers, alarm clock radio iPod docking stations, environmentally friendly toiletries, private safes for valuables, and beach towels. The suites are located within unique monolithic domes covered with thatched roofs that blend into the native landscaping. Each has a private wooden deck with hammocks that look out over the pool, garden and the turquoise Caribbean beyond. The hotel provides everything you need to simply, relax, unwind and enjoy your vacation. The full gamut of Ambergris Caye water activities is at your finger tips as are the many restaurants and offerings of the town, which is just a short stroll or bike ride away (use of bicycles and sea kayaks is complimentary). Xanadu is the perfect choice for couples, friends, or families looking for an island getaway offering luxurious condominium-style facilities in private setting that still allows you to enjoy the action in San Pedro town.


The intimate setting at Portofino is an ideal setting for a relaxed island retreat.

Portofino Beach Resort

Portofino is a small, boutique resort offering 17 beautifully appointed rooms, ranging from charming beach cabanas to spacious suites, set amidst swaying palm trees on the north part of Ambergris Caye. The resort is accessible by boat only (it is a 20 minute ride from San Pedro town) and offers a private setting for guests to relax and enjoy the sounds of the nearby waves lapping over the reef, gentle breezes, breathtaking sunrises, star studded night skies and spectacular views of the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. Customer service is a strong feature at Portofino, where the staff strive to ensure that every guest receives personal attention and enjoys a once in-a-life-time stay at their lovely island escape. The emphasis here is on leisure and relaxation in an intimate beach setting offering all the comforts of home. Private massages are offered on the beach under a thatch palapa. Delicious meals can be served in the privacy of your beach cabana or suite, on the private dock with a romantic setting, or at the Portofino Restaurant, which is among the finest on the Caye. An assortment of snorkeling and diving excursions can also be arranged from here and the resort offers complimentary use of sea kayaks. Fully air-conditioned rooms are decorated with wood and bamboo furnishings and beach themed decor to emphasize the island motif. Portofino is an excellent choice for couples, friends, or families looking for an intimate island resort offering excellent customer service and a lovely place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean setting away from the bustle of any towns.


THE ORIGINAL SUITES AT cARIBBEAN vILLAS HOTEL

The Suites at the Caribbean Villas Hotel

The One Bedroom Suites and three Lofted Suites in the original portion of the Caribbean Villas Hotel offer comfortable rooms with full kitchen and living spaces at good rates. They are an ideal choice for couples and families looking for condo type facilities at a good value in a lively beach resort atmosphere close to San Pedro Town. The larger Lofted Suites can sleep up to 6 guests while the One Bedroom Suites are better suited for couples, but all are is outfitted with air conditioning in the bedrooms, ceiling fans, flat screen TV, full-size appliances, including refrigerator/freezer, stove, coffee maker, blender, toaster & utensils, and a 20’ wide covered veranda with seating to enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean views. The hotel boasts 250 feet of private sandy beach, two swimming pools, a hot tub, and the friendly Amber Beach Bar serving Breakfast, Lunch and Tropical Drinks all day. You can snorkel at the artificial reef located at the end of the private 300 foot dock, where tour boats can also pick you up to take you snorkeling, diving, or manatee watching. They have also added a brand new water slide into the sea and the Belize Sailing School and Sailing Club is located onsite and offers, sailing lessons, kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and small sailing crafts. Caribbean Villas Hotel is far enough from San Pedro Town to preserve your peace and quiet but a 10 minute walk along the beach will take you to San Pedro with its shops, many restaurants, and nightlife.


Luxury villas at La perla del caribe

The Luxury Villas at La Perla Del Caribe

The Luxury Villas at La Perla Del Caribe offer some of the most well-appointed and visually stunning vacation rentals on Ambergris Caye. Each villa features creatively designed indoor and outdoor spaces with lavish furnishings and tasteful décor to create an atmosphere of style and comfort – they are simply beautiful and provide the ultimate setting for you to indulge in your Caribbean Vacation. Villas vary in size from two to five bedroom and provide an ideal location for friends and family looking to relax, unwind, and get away from it all (La Perla is located approximately 7 miles north of San Pedro town but you can access the town via regular water taxi). Several gourmet restaurants are located within walking distance of La Perla, or you can indulge in meals prepared in the comfort of your villa by their guest chefs. Concierge service is available and day tours to enjoy any of the many marine adventures can be easily arranged from this location. The Villas at La Perla Del Caribe are an idea choice for those looking for a peaceful and luxurious island retreat.


El Pescador Fishing Lodge on North Ambergris Caye

El Pescador Fishing Lodge And Island Resort

The welcoming El Pescador Lodge is family owned and operated and offers exceptional fishing tours, an authentic Belize island experience and a friendly environment within a classic Caribbean aesthetic. El Pescador's specialty is in fishing; they cater to experienced fishermen and beginners alike and pride themselves on being one of the few places in the world where guests can sight cast for tarpon, bone fish, and permit and score a Grand Slam year-round. Reef fishing for local fish like snapper and grouper is also offered at El Pescador as is deep sea-fishing and a range of diving and snorkeling excursions. Bicycles and sea kayaks are available free of charge and the lodge's pool and game room with billiards table provide plenty of diversion for time spent relaxing at the lodge. The colonial lodge is located along the beach at the front of their 45 acre property and offers comfortable rooms built with local hardwoods and featuring local touches that emulate the design style of the "Old Caribbean". Their newer, beach front villas offer more space and amenities but retain the classic Caribbean charm of the lodge's original buildings. Meals are served at the outdoor dining room which is surrounded by gardens and offers fine views of the sea and cooling breezes. El Pescador is a perfect place for those looking for a friendly and authentic Belize island resort that also offers top-notch fishing and marine adventures - This is truly a top choice for the avid fisherman.