Two of the Best Places to Stay in Ambergris Caye, Belize

by Larry Waight

After a year spent in unprecedented global isolation, it’s no surprise that many people are chomping at the bit to go on vacation. But it’s also understandable that some people have reservations about where to go. The world is still recovering from COVID-19, but the small Central American country of Belize has done an exceptional job of weathering the worst storm while still staying afloat. Thanks to a careful approach to reopening, the tourism industry is booming again and infection rates have plummeted to an all-time low for nations throughout Central America and the Caribbean.

sunbreeze hotel san pedro belize roeming

The dock in San Pedro at Sunbreeze. Photo by ROEming Belize

And with its unique ecosystem, Belize offers basically everything you could want in a vacation. Sandy white beaches, lush and vibrant jungles, and a unique blend of global cultures are all an integral part of the country’s character, but the island of Ambergris Caye in particular has been enchanting visitors for years. If you want somewhere warm, wide open, and sunny, Ambergris Caye feels like paradise all year long. And since English is the standard language in Belize, it’s incredibly easy to navigate for many travelers from Europe and North America.

Where to Start

Ambergris Caye belize San Pedro beach

Ambergris Caye, Belize. Photo by Roeming Belize

The tourism industry is big business in Ambergris Caye, and that also means that there are countless resorts all jockeying for your attention. In Belize, the term resort is used rather loosely and can apply to anything from a full-service vacation rental to a standalone condo. It’s easy to put your money into a resort only to end up with less than you were hoping for and a deeper dent in your bank account than you expected. That’s not the case with SunBreeze. It’s become a popular choice for regular visitors to San Pedro thanks to its combination of value and service, and the fact that two very different properties means that you can find something that’s right for you.

Sunbreeze Hotel

sunbreeze hotel - pool with kids belize Ambergris Caye

If you want to be in the heart of where all the action is, SunBreeze Hotel is going to be a perfect choice. The hotel itself is positioned on the beachfront right in the heart of San Pedro. As Ambergris Caye’s only major town, it’s where you’ll want to be any way for nightlife, excursions, shopping, and exploration. Despite that prime location, SunBreeze is one of the more affordable options around. Standard, deluxe, and premier rooms are available.

sun breeze check-in front desk belize

Check-in is a breeze at SunBreeze Hotel in Ambergris Caye, Belize.


But you can count on the staff at the SunBreeze Hotel to pull out all the stops regardless of how much you spend. Because while you can step right out the front door and into the heart of San Pedro, you can also get by never leaving the hotel. Between the spa, world-class restaurant, and spacious pool with sun deck, you have everything you need right within the hotel. And if you’re looking to explore the barrier reef or venture deeper inland, the front desk staff can handle booking the tours for you. And if you’re more independent, you’ll even find a dive shop on-site you can use to get properly geared up for an expedition.

SunBreeze Suites

Head just about a half a mile north and you’ll find the condo resort known as SunBreeze Suites. It’s a community that’s similarly well-positioned in the heart of San Pedro, it offers a level of privacy and independence that you won’t find in a more traditional hotel format. The 20 suites each come with their own private balcony that offers views of the expansive pool and the waterfront directly outside. This is the place to go if you want to maintain a sense of privacy but still have the whole town directly within your reach.


And just because it’s a little more private doesn’t mean that SunBreeze Suites are skimping on amenities. You’ll find both a spa and a restaurant on the premises, and the front desk will be happy to connect you with expeditions and tours in the area. There’s even a private dock on-site if you’re looking to launch out onto the waters and explore what the Belize Barrier Reef has to offer you.

Gold Standard Certified For Your Peace of Mind

belize gold standard hotel approved ambergris caye

Sunbreeze Hotel is one example of a Gold Standard hotel in San Pedro, Belize.

Both the SunBreeze Suites and SunBreeze Hotel have been Gold Standard Certified. That means that they’ve put in place policies to meet Belize’s highest standards of safety in the wake of COVID-19. The 9-point program they employ in both of their communities keeps guests and staff safe as the virus circulates and will continue to hold those standards in the future.

While each SunBreeze property has its own unique sense of personality, neither of them has neglected anything you could want in terms of amenities. It’s really about the vibe that you want to foster and the experience you want to have. But no matter what your intentions are, SunBreeze Hotel and SunBreeze Suites want to help you have the time of your life. 

Related Articles