Tell me about Ambergris Caye, including lodging ideas.
January 24, 2012 6:07 PM Subscribe
Thinking of going to Ambergris Caye in mid-March. We were last there in 1998... how has it changed, for better or worse? And ideas of places to stay, preferably in or very close to San Pedro, with a kitchen?
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My wife and I visited Ambergris Caye in 1996 and 1998 and loved it. Loved the sandy streets, relatively compact size, cool restaurants, great snorkelling and diving.
We're thinking of going back mid-March with our 13yo daughter. What is it like now? I'm sure things have changed, but what is better, what is worse? Is it significantly busier? I don't think cruise ships went to Belize City back then, but they do now? Does that bring crowds? And I understand there is much more development north and south of San Pedro - has that changed the character of the place at all? Are there still a multitude of options for snorkelling/diving - I seem to recall that we had no trouble finding somebody to take us out in a boat to wherever we wanted to go rather than being part of a big group.
Both times in the past we stayed at the Mayan Princess, which was great being right in the centre of town. I think we'd be happy to go back there, but would love to hear other suggestions. We would need a kitchen to a) save money on eating out all the time, and b) to accommodate my daughter's special diet for most meals.
While we've done the all-inclusive resort thing a couple of times in Mexico, we're ready for something different. We don't need nightlife or a pool. Somewhere low-key and walking distance to the town would be ideal.