A wise traveler to this island getaway aptly captured the atmosphere of Ambergris Caye with “no shoes, no shirt, no problem.”
Ambergris Caye encourages visitors to kick off their shoes and just relax. At 36 miles long, Ambergris is the largest of the cayes in Belize. Located in the northern-most waters of the country, three-quarters of a mile west of the Belize Barrier Reef, the island is surrounded by prominent dive and snorkel sites, including the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.
The largest town on Ambergris Caye is San Pedro with a population of about 9,000. Renowned for its barefoot lifestyle and island vacation appeal, the primary mode of transportation on the town’s cobblestone streets are via golf carts.
In the town and along the beaches to the north and south, visitors will find an eclectic blend of restaurants, shops, funky bars, a host of boutique hotels, and numerous condominium complexes. The busiest of Belize’s visitor destinations, San Pedro retains its relaxed atmosphere and remains far from the glitz and noise of a city.