Sun, sea and fun for the whole family awaits in Belize! If this sounds like your ideal spring break then San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, is definitely the destination for you. Here, we share a guide to the perfect places to stay on San Pedro with the family, and the best family friendly activities for this spring break.
Where to Stay
Located on the beachfront in the heart of San Pedro town, Sunbreeze Hotel is the perfect base for you and the family. Rooms are spacious and rates are affordable. Even better, there are family-sized options and connecting rooms available. Finally, families can choose a room with two double beds so there is no fighting over who gets the pull out!
The location of the hotel too, is incredibly central. That means you and the family can explore all the island has to offer by foot. And, for the days you just want set up base at the hotel, the pool is the perfect place to do so. Kids can frolic in the shallow area (complete with a fountain – a kid’s favourite). Meanwhile, the adults can lounge on the surrounding sundeck or eat and drink from the open-air adjacent restaurant. Lastly, the on-site dive shop and friendly 24-hour concierge make planning family activities easy.
If the option of a self-catering apartment suits your family more, then try out Sunbreeze Suites. Again, this boutique hotel sits beachfront yet is centrally located, meaning the family are a walk away to from the best attractions and restaurants. The suites are spacious and feature a dining and living area, as well as private balcony.
Like the latter, the hotel also features all the family-friendly amenities. This includes pool, restaurant and an on-site concierge that can arrange baby-sitting services!
What To Do
Snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef
Belize is home to the second largest Barrier Reef and ranked as one of the best places to snorkel in the world. This is one activity that you must not miss out on! Sunbreeze Hotel has an on-site dive shop that can advise on and arrange a tour that suits all age groups! (Guests staying at Sunbreeze Suites can also book directly at this dive shop as the properties are sister hotels).
The look of surprise you’ll get to see on your child’s face when they see the underwater world (and maybe even a shark) is priceless!
Learn to Fish
Fishing is a brilliant activity to enjoy as a family and the calm waters off the island make it a great place for amateurs of all ages. Both hotels offer various fishing packages including reef fishing, flat fishing and deep sea fishing.
See the Island by Golf Cart
This is the chosen mode of transport on the island. The kids will love taking in the sights of the island from this open-air buggy! Make sure to drive down the lively main street and pop into a few local family favorites including The Belize Chocolate Company for sweet treats and Lily’s Treasure Chest for beachside eats. The friendly 24-hour concierge team can help you arrange a rental big enough for the whole family and point you in the direction of the best island spots to check out.
Featured Photo courtesy Sunbreeze Hotel/Suites
Editor's Note: This article was first shared on February 9th, 2021.