Looking for Somewhere to Stay on Ambergris Caye, Belize? Start Here.

by Khaila Gentle

The island of Ambergris Caye is Belize’s hottest locale and a choice destination even for your favorite actors, olympic gold medallists, and real housewives. It’s a must-see on many an itinerary. And, at 25 miles long, the country’s largest island is home to everything from budget friendly stays to luxurious resorts fit for all tastes. With so much to choose from though, finding the accommodation that’s right for you may seem daunting. To take away some of the hassle, we’ve rounded up some of the island’s top resorts and hotels. From tranquil havens miles away from the buzz of town to beachfront paradise in the heart of it all, here are some options for where to stay on Ambergris Caye, Belize.

1. Grand Caribe Belize

Grand Caribe Resort in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Found two miles north of town, this sprawling beachfront resort has everything you could ever dream of for your island vacation. Lush landscaping, white sandy beaches, six pools, excellent dining, and condo-style accommodations all combine to make for a truly luxurious stay. Choose from one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom condos, each with their own unique charm.

Rates start at US $199 nightly in the summer season.

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2. Matachica Resort & Spa

Adults-only and truly tranquil, Matachica is just five miles north of San Pedro Town, though it feels worlds away. This colorful resort was designed by twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart. Enjoy what the Peart brothers have dubbed a “redefined Belizean beach experience” and one of the top 10 resorts in Central America. Thirty-two vibrantly colored individual casitas and villas await the intrepid traveler looking for a unique escape.

Rates start at US $225 nightly. 

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3. Sunbreeze Hotel

If convenience is one of your deciding factors when searching for where to stay on Ambergris Caye, then you’ll be delighted to know that Sunbreeze Hotel sits just a stone’s throw away from both the airport and the water taxi terminal. Despite being in the heart of town though, beachfront views combine with stunning Spanish architecture and lush tropical gardens to make for a dreamy vacation in paradise. SunBreeze offers 43 rooms in three different categories (standard, deluxe, and premier), including large rooms ideal for families.

Rates start at US $209 nightly.

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4. Sunbreeze Suites

Found farther north than its sister property, Sunbreeze Suites offers condo-style accommodations with sparkling ocean views. It’s within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, stores, and dive shops, making it just as convenient, too. Choose from 21 suites fit for families, couples, or friends. Enjoy the benefits of having a full kitchen, living room, spacious bedrooms, and a private balcony. Then, take advantage of onsite spa services and the iconic Jambel’s Jerk Pit for a truly relaxing stay.

Rates start at US $209 nightly. 

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5. Sunset Caribe

Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Serving up bayside views and stunning sunsets, Grand Caribe’s sister property is a tranquil escape fit for group travel. Choose from a selection of 1-bedroom lofts, and one-, two-, or three-bedroom condos-style units. Plus, take advantage of onsite amenities like the recently finished swim up pool bar, an overwater hot tub, and superb room service. Guests also enjoy access to all the amenities found inside Caribeville (population: happy). That includes, golf cart rentals, a grocery store and spa services.

Rates start at US $199 nightly in the summer season. 

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6. Turtle Island Resort

Photo courtesy of Muy’Ono Resorts

This private paradise is located five minutes away from San Pedro Town and the only way to get there is via a private boat ride. Enjoy a truly relaxing escape thanks to an infinity pool, Caribbean and international cuisine at The Turtle Restaurant & Bar, spa services, and activities like snorkeling and fishing. Suites and villas comes fully appointed with personal plunge pools, modern amenities, and, of course, stunning views.

Rates start at US $215 in the summer. 

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7. Victoria House Resort & Spa

An award-winning stay just south of San Pedro Town, Victoria House Resort & Spa is truly stunning. Choose from 42 guest rooms ranging in style from thatch roof casitas to beachfront villas with private pools.  Enjoy rooms and ocean view villas elegantly decorated in styles reminiscent of the Victorian era. Plus, get to experience The Palmilla Restaurant and Admiral Nelson’s Bar, both renowned for fine food and drink and extraordinary service.

Rates start at US $210 nightly. 

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8. La Perla del Caribe

Hoping to go beyond a regular resort stay? La Perla del Caribe is a collection of luxury rental homes that are perfect for everything from a romantic getaway to a grand family reunion. Set on the northern half of the island, La Perla is everyone one could ever ask for in a relaxing beach vacation. Take your pick from the handful of 2 to. 5-bedroom villas that dot the property. And, La Perla also offers luxury concierge service, enabling guests to enjoy their vacation worry free.

Inquire about a stay here. 

All photos courtesy of respective properties. Featured photo by Victoria House Resort & Spa. 

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