La Perla del Caribe: Ambergris Caye’s Secret Villa Hideaway Up North

by Larry Waight

Whether your ideal Belizean getaway includes scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and other adventures, or a more laid-back time of relaxation on the beach with frosty drinks, Ambergris Caye in Belize can deliver. However, this popular destination can have some crowds, particularly in the high tourist season. What if you want to be able to escape the crush in your own secret island hideaway? If you dream of pure luxury along with privacy, then La Perla Del Caribe might be the hidden gem for you. 

An Award-Winning Belize Resort with Accommodations To Match

In 2021, La Perla del Caribe received a Travelers Choice Award from TripAdvisor. This prestigious accolade along with recognition as one of the best Central American resorts for families cements this as one of the best places to stay in Ambergris Caye, Belize. So of course, La Perla del Caribe offers barefoot luxury at its finest. The Gold Standard accommodations all feature secluded views of the Ocean and access to pristine, private beaches. You can enjoy the sunrise from the resort’s dock or sunset from atop a rooftop terrace.

The 2-bedroom beachfront villas are perfect for small families as well as couples. They are just steps away from the gorgeous crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. You can enjoy coffee on your deck while watching the sunrise and have breakfast served on your own outdoor table.

After, you can enjoy spearfishing on site, swim in the magnificent pool, curl up on a hammock, play games with other guests, or watch a movie on your flat-screen TV. All La Perla villas come with a kitchen, but you don’t have to cook, as an expert chef local to Ambergris can prepare your delicious meals.

Your villa features mahogany ceilings and authentic Guatemalan antiques as well as unique art. There are also larger villas available with 4 or 5 bedrooms. These are perfect for larger families or for groups of friends. Located a bit further from the ocean, these villas do provide delightful views of the Lagoon. Wedding parties and family reunions often rent several of the homes to provide complete luxury for all guests. 

Amenities Guarantee Your Enjoyment

Your stay includes features such as:

  • Complimentary WiFi resort-wide
  • Inhouse phone and a private safe
  • Complimentary kayaks and bicycles
  • Complimentary BBQ Grill
  • Hassle-free check-in and check-out from your villa

And as a given, personal assistance is also provided. The La Perla staff checks in daily with guests to ensure you’re getting the personalized treatment you want; your luxury concierge service is there to ensure everything runs smoothly. That includes everything from helping with flights and transfers to having a private chef that’ll serve in-villa meals at your request to making tour reservations. 

Activities & More at La Perla on Ambergris Caye and Beyond

You can enjoy a variety of activities without even leaving the resort – from snorkeling in the coral reef to kayaking, having a massage, or simply enjoying the beach. But you can also rent a golf cart to explore the island, arrange trips to the mainland to see Maya ruins, or plan a diving adventure to the Blue Hole.

Belize offers it all – tropical rainforests, ancient culture and history, a jaguar preserve, tropical birds, manatees, and amazing scuba diving in the world’s second-largest barrier reef.

One popular adventure is a cave tubing and zip-line trip. The excitement begins with a boat ride up the meandering Belize River where you’ll spot giant iguanas and manatees while enjoying breakfast. Then take private transportation to the rainforest where your ziplining adventure begins. You’ll fly over the canopy along 8 separate platforms. Then, after lunch, embark on a tube floating through sacred caves.

But of course, you’re staying just meters from the second largest reef in the world. Naturally, you must go scuba diving! If you don’t have a PADI certificate, you can arrange a dive with the resort to get certified. After all, the water temperature is comfortable year-round and underwater visibility can extend all the way up to 165 feet! Divers see schools of tropical fish and beautiful corals as well as moray eels, stingrays, and nurse sharks. You can explore close to Ambergris Caye or take a trip to the famous Blue Hole.

Exploring San Pedro Town


Although if you’re hoping to do a bit more, then go exploring San Pedro Town. There are white sandy beaches to explore and places to have relaxing spa services. There are shops and markets and even a local church. There are also wonderful cafes, ice cream parlors, bars, and restaurants to enjoy the amazing local cuisine.

The most famous restaurant on the island is Elvi’s Kitchen, which opened in 1974. It’s a Gold Standard certified, an award-winning establishment with succulent seafood and a Friday Mayan buffet that features the local traditional cuisine. After dinner, you can enjoy the nightlife on the island and make new friends. Often, you’ll find live music or local events and contests. All of these make your Belizean vacation truly special.

Tucked away up north on Ambergris Caye, La Perla del Caribe will provide you with the perfect vacation resort. You can choose to enjoy the resort’s amenities and secluded privacy while the staff pampers you, or choose to explore the sites of Belize. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. 

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