If the Belize Barrier Reef is the crown of Belize’s tourism industry, the tropical island of Ambergris Caye are the jewels lining its base. Spanning 25 miles, this is the largest of the over 400 Caribbean islands that sit within Belizean waters, and it’s less than a mile from the reef itself. That’s transformed Ambergris Caye into one of the Caribbean’s major tourism hubs, but the overcrowded resorts and hotels that have cropped up to support the ceaseless tourism boom can be inconsistent in what they can actually offer you. Out of them all, La Perla Del Caribe — or the Caribbean Pearl — is a step above the rest.
“Resort” is a word that sometimes gets used without a lot of context in Ambergris Caye — and especially the town of San Pedro. What’s advertised as oceanfront villas are often little more than prefabricated condominiums, and the beach you see on the brochure is rarely as crowded as it’s going to be in real life. But La Perla Del Caribe comes from a legacy of authenticity. Founders Nadia and Phillipe first gained attention thanks to the care they put into the design of Matachica, a renowned resort known for its authentic Guatemalan antiquities and colorful design choices. Matachica’s success overwhelmed its charm as a boutique resort, but the founders wanted to find a way to let more people enjoy the experience without ruining the ambiance.
Each of the dozen rentals that make up La Perla Del Caribe is individually owned, and that means that they each come with their own unique vibes. These include unique mosaics and tiles from local artists in many of the villas. What they all share in common is a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea. La Perla Del Caribe is home to 500 feet of beach, and it has a direct view of the Belize Barrier Reef as well.
Full Access to San Pedro and Beyond
La Perla Del Caribe takes a more is less approach to amenities and experiences, and it’s one that can really make you feel like you’re the only person in the world. But that doesn’t mean that you’re trapped in solitude if you’re looking for something more. The resort itself is barely more than five miles from Ambergris Caye’s primary town of San Pedro, making it conveniently accessible by car, bicycle, or golf cart. San Pedro is a lively town with a funky vibe, beaches directly in town, and great nightlife. Fortunately, there’s a better way to get there than by taxi. La Perla Del Caribe is home to its own port, and you can call either private or public water taxis to get you to town or practically anywhere you’d want to go in the area.
Once you’re in San Pedro, a whole world of opportunities is open for you to explore the Caribbean and the Belize mainland. Fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling constitute just a few popular ways of exploring the vibrant Belize Barrier Reef, or you can venture inland for excursions into the rainforests. In the wild, you’ll find a network of surprisingly intact Maya temples as well as a dramatic wonderland of raging rivers, bustling forests, and roaring waterfalls. And since there’s a dock right outside your door and a regional airport right on the island, you never have to worry about being too far from your villa.
The Freedom to Pursue Your Adventures
La Perla Del Caribe doesn’t have a vast labyrinth of shared facilities to use, but that’s by intent — and it doesn’t mean that you won’t be left to fend for yourself in paradise. The luxury concierge service can help coordinate anything from a private chef to a massage in your room, and they can even get groceries to your door if you’re looking to create a special dish together. Consult them whenever you’re looking to book a reservation for an adventure tour or circumvent the concierge entirely. The entire resort has reliable Wi-Fi so you have access to the world even if you choose to put it aside for your time in Belize. And the complimentary kayaks and bicycles give you a chance to set off at your own pace to explore. Of course, the concierge will be happy to coordinate your entire route to La Perla Del Caribe and back home.
If you’re looking for a way to escape the cold of winter or simply a new vacation spot anywhere throughout 2022, look no further than La Perla Del Caribe. They’re the perfect beach getaway any time of the year.