Why Solo Travelers Choose Sunset Caribe in San Pedro

by Carolee Chanona

A new year means new goals, and something you could manifest for yourself is a big vacation—with or without a travel partner. After all, solo travelers are no different in wanting the same experiences, with a few differences, including security, safety, and the ability to connect and meet others passionate about travel. For the solo traveler ready to take the plunge to Belize with or without friends, here’s why the lofty Sunset Caribe is a top choice, time after time, on Ambergris Caye.

What Makes San Pedro, Belize Particularly Perfect For Solo Travelers 

Belize is known for its biodiversity, especially the Belize Barrier Reef that lies just offshore, dreamy beaches atop 400+ isles, and a lush landscape amongst eco-tourism credentials. All of this combined with culturally rich domestic destinations means plenty to see and do anywhere, yet Ambergris Caye continues to rank as the number one most-visited spot in the country. 

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San Pedro, the caye’s leading town, is a firm favorite with snorkellers and divers, not to mention party-goers alike. But at 25 miles long, what sets the largest island in Belize apart is the boundless opportunities for “play” in a safe location, and simultaneously having options to slow down on vacation or match the bustle of the busy 25,000-person populated town. At a place right on the outskirts of the action like Sunset Caribe, that could mean taking a complimentary bike to sunrise yoga with Ak’Bol Yoga, or pre-gaming a night of dancing with sushi at the onsite rooftop bar, Rain Restaurant


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Not needing to exchange USD for local currency (it’s widely accepted) or use Google Translate (English is Belize’s first language) also makes it a lot easier to navigate, regardless if you’re alone. But solo travel is more than just activities–it’s feeling comfortable and confident wherever you lay your head at night, especially if you’re a woman. That’s where Sunset Caribe also takes the cake. 

Lofty Accommodations, Condos, and Suites 

Think of it like luxury condo living on a budget, or even on a trial. You see, Sunset Caribe is a freestanding home alternative with all the services of a traditional hotel, thanks to its self-contained units and lofts. Our personal picks for solo travelers? Their two-story, waterfront Cabana Loft, complete with an upstairs bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a living area. Walk out directly to the pool deck from your personal veranda, and say goodnight to the reception every night (if you want to, of course). You simply can’t beat the seclusion of a high-ceilinged sitting room, perfect to lounge around with morning coffee. Plus, the views aren’t bad either: overlooking serene bayside and the fall of dusk, there’s a reason why Sunset is literally in this resort’s name

Although every room has its own balcony, the all-glass barrier of its pool and over-water jacuzzi means unobstructed vistas with a sundowner. As one of the newer properties on the island, the bright and airy, yet close and intimate Sunset Caribe also means it’s a hit choice for solo Gen Z-ers and millennials alike looking for that Instagram-worthy stay. 

All images via Sunset Caribe unless stated otherwise.

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