A Belize vacation that includes San Pedro/Ambergris Caye will feature a wide variety of tours, restaurants, beach bars, gift shops and nightlife -- not to mention the nearby world-famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley and the Blue Hole. (Note: San Pedro is the town located on Ambergris Caye (caye is the local word for island), but many people use the terms Ambergris Caye and San Pedro interchangeably.)
Placencia is a 12-mile long peninsula bordered on the east and south by the Caribbean Sea and on the west by the mangrove lined Placencia Lagoon. Belize vacations that include Placencia focus on the Peninsula's natural beauty, cultural authenticity and sense of community that welcomes a truly eclectic array of travelers. In fact, in 2010 Placencia Village was voted one of the top 10 beach towns in the Caribbean by readers of Caribbean Travel and Life magazine.
Lodging in this Belize beach vacation destination ranges from very upscale resorts to moderately priced apartments, houses and beach cabanas.
Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are Belize's most well known islands. However, many smaller Belize islands offer visitors a very unique vacation experience, from a rustic "Belize like it was 15 years ago" vacation on French Louie Caye, to upscale luxury and fantastic diving, snorkeling, fishing and sailing.
Choosing the best island for your Belize vacation depends on what you want to do, how much time you have, the dates of your vacation and whether you're after some pampering, or a more basic island experience -- or something in between.
The beaches in this Belize vacation destination are near Southwater Marine Reserve, a marine protected area, and Hopkins Village, a small Garifuna coastal village that is interesting for a day tour, or for an evening out for authentic Garifuna cuisine.
Dangriga is the largest town in the Hopkins/ Sittee/Dangriga area and is about a 30-minute drive from Hopkins.
The roads in this Belize beach vacation area are in pretty good condition, with only small portions still unpaved.