Hotels in Belize on the Beach
Shark Ray Alley is a popular diving area off the Ambergris coast. (Photo: shark in belize image by jedphoto from Fotolia.com )
Ambergris Caye, the largest island along the Belize Barrier Reef, lies in the Caribbean Sea, 36 miles northeast off the coast of mainland Belize. The island’s only town of San Pedro is home to numerous retail shops, restaurants, nightclubs and tour companies. Many beachfront resorts and hotels are located immediately north or south of San Pedro and offer quiet retreats as well as convenient access to San Pedro’s facilities.
Coconuts Caribbean Hotel
Set on a white sandy beach just a few minutes south of San Pedro, the Coconuts Caribbean Hotel offers 28 guestrooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, cable television, refrigerators, complimentary bottled water, microwaves, coffeemakers, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet connections and full baths with hair dryers. Some suites also feature full kitchens, private balconies and hot tubs. Amenities at the Coconuts Caribbean include direct beach access, freshwater outdoor swimming pool, picnic area, tour assistance, wedding services and a scuba diving package. The hotel also offers a swim-up bar, nightclub, restaurant and limited room service. On-site activities include snorkeling, sailing, fishing and windsurfing. Area attractions and activities include the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, parasailing and cave tubing. Coconuts Caribbean Hotel Coconut Drive San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize +501-226-3500 coconutsbelize.com
Mayan Princess Hotel
Situated in downtown San Pedro, the beachfront Mayan Princess Hotel offers 23 seaside guestrooms and suites. All accommodations feature private balconies, fully equipped kitchens, sitting areas, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet connections and private baths with hair dryers. Amenities and services at the Mayan Princess include direct beach access, on-site dive center, dock, business center, complimentary airport shuttle and tour assistance. Additionally, the hotel offers an on-site restaurant, complimentary breakfast, limited room service and a beach bar and grill. The Mayan Princess also offers two scuba diving packages. Places of interest include Shark Ray Alley, the Marco Gonzalez archaeological site and the HalfMoon Caye National Monument. Mayan Princess Hotel P.O. Box 79, Barrier Reef Drive San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize +501-226-2778 mayanprincesshotel.com
Surrounded by tropical gardens and sandy beaches, just south of San Pedro, the oceanfront Sunbreeze Hotel offers 43 nonsmoking standard, deluxe and premier guestrooms on two floors. Each accommodation includes a balcony or patio, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable television, direct-dial telephone, wireless Internet access, private bathroom and hair dryer on request. Premier rooms feature a jetted tub and refrigerator. Amenities and services at the Sunbreeze include direct beach access, a private dock, an outdoor freshwater swimming pool, on-site dive shop, art gallery, massage services, conference room, bicycle rentals, tour assistance and 24-hour front desk service. The Sunbreeze also offers an on-site restaurant, bar, wedding packages, scuba diving packages and excursion packages. Island attractions include Lighthouse Reef, the Blue Hole diving area and shopping in San Pedro. Sunbreeze Hotel P.O. Box 14 San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize +501-226-2191 sunbreeze.net