Exit Here: Why This New Ambergris Caye Luxury Resort Should Be Your Next Stop

by Larry Waight

Belize was once a shining jewel in the ancient Maya Empire, but foreigners are just now beginning to understand the appeal of this gorgeous Central American nation. And while the potential to go uncovering ruins, riding horseback through the jungle, and tubing through underground caves is intriguing options in their own right, there’s no attraction quite so beautiful as the Caribbean Sea. Over 400 islands sit off the coast of Belize, but none are as popular as Ambergris Caye.

A combination of proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef, easy access to the shore, and a square mileage that can accommodate a decent-sized community has made it the perfect getaway for travelers. But for many visitors, that’s a liability. The notion of having to fight through crowds of tourists for a taste of the culture and beaches might sound insufferable, but there’s fortunately a way to visit Ambergris Caye without having to sacrifice your privacy or test your patience.

Sunset Caribe — Ambergris Caye’s Premier Resort

San Pedro is the beating heart of Ambergris Caye, and Sunset Caribe is comfortably positioned right alongside the island’s pristine bay. You can see the sun set over the water from Sunset Caribe every evening, and there are a comfortable variety of rooms to choose from — so you’ll be able to book what you need whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family reunion. Condos range from cute two-story lofts to expansive three room units, and the well-appointed rooms ensure that you couldn’t comfortably stay in for your whole trip.

Of course, that would mean missing out on everything the resort has to offer. The two restaurants on-site offer tantalizingly modern approaches to pan-Asian and fine cuisine that both place local seafood and produce front and center — or you can stock up on supplies at the Beach Basket grocery store. And be sure to treat yourself at the spa and salon at least once during your time in Belize.

A World of Adventures

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Photo by Grand Caribe Belize


That location on the bay makes Sunset Caribe the perfect launching point for your adventures in and around the Caribbean. Charter a boat for scuba diving or snorkeling off the reef, or just kick back for a lazy fishing or sightseeing trip on the open sea. Or you can just as easily charter a helicopter or mount a jet ski to explore some of the most beautiful waters on Earth.

The mainland has a lot to offer as well, and the staff at Sunset Caribe can make your excursions there as simple as possible. Check out some of the most beautiful Maya sites in the country, go tubing through underground caves, or take a shot at zip lining over the vast interior rainforest.

And if you’re looking for something more sociable, the staff will be happy to arrange for a barbecue out on the beach. In addition to delivering a delicious meal, your guide will make sure that you have a pristine experience that’s as exclusive or as inviting as you want. It’s the perfect way to say bon voyage to Belize — or as a part of destination wedding plans.

The Wedding You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Image courtesy of Leondardo Melendez

Destination weddings offer an experience like no other, but they can seem like inflexible and expensive choices that require significantly more planning. That doesn’t have to be the case when you accept Sunset Caribe as your planning partner. They can scale a wedding to your needs and budget whether you’re trying to run off and elope in private or roll out the red carpet for the wedding of your dreams.

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Cheers to life! Photo courtesy Grand Caribe Resort

In terms of logistics, you can count on the staff to help you with all the details. Three different locations are available for weddings — the beach at sister property Grand Caribe, a rooftop terrace, or the pier overlooking the bay of San Pedro. No matter what option you choose, you’ll never forget the experience. Getting to the island is similarly simple. Small planes, helicopters, and the water taxi all offer access to the resort, so you can create a sensible plan of action for yourself and your guests. And the best thing of all is that you won’t even have to leave when it’s done. Book the Romantic Getaway package to enjoy a lavish and romantic experience without needing to board another flight.

Make Your Vacation Easy

Once you arrive at Sunset Caribe, the possibilities for fun are practically endless — but the easiest way to make your experience special is with one of their packages. Whether you’re looking to explore lost cultures with the Adventurer Package, accommodate the needs of everyone in your life with the Family Adventure Package, or simply chill with a Rest and Relaxation Package, they’re the best way to enjoy your vacation without having to stress about the planning.  

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