Top things to do

Top Choice Dive Site in Ambergris Caye

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

At the southern tip of Ambergris, the 6.5-sq-mile Hol Chan Marine Reserve is probably Belize's most oft-visited diving and snorkeling site due to its spectacular coral formations, and abundance and diversity of mari…
Top Choice Food Hall in Ambergris Caye

Truck Stop

This absurdly cool shipping container food park doubles as Ambergris Caye's entertainment hub, offering movie nights, adult spelling bees, live music, farmers markets and backyard games such as ping pong and cornhol…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Ambergris Caye

Stella's Sunset Wine Bar & Restaurant

Stella's is a classy but unpretentious wine bar set in a lovely garden on the edge of the San Pedro Lagoon that affords fine sunset views. Sit on lounge chairs under the trees or at a table in the palapa (open-air s…
Top Choice International in Ambergris Caye

Palmilla Restaurant

The classy, candlelit restaurant at Victoria House is the island's priciest, but also one of its best. Arrive before sunset to have a mojito on the veranda, then head into the white-tablecloth dining room to devour …
Top Choice Caribbean in Ambergris Caye

Hidden Treasure

Living up to its name, Hidden Treasure is a gorgeous open-air restaurant in an out-of-the-way residential neighborhood (follow the signs from Coconut Dr). Lit by candles, the beautiful bamboo and hardwood dining roo…
Top Choice Jamaican in Ambergris Caye

Robin's Kitchen

At this simple, small roadside restaurant south of town, Jamaican BBQ king Robin prepares the best jerk chicken and fish this side of Kingston. Dishes are spicy but with subtle flavors, and his sauces are also to di…
Top Choice International in Ambergris Caye

Wild Mango's

Exuding a carefree, casual ambience (as a beachfront restaurant should), this open-air restaurant manages to serve up some of the island's most consistent and creative cuisine. With a hint of the Caribbean and a hin…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Ambergris Caye

Blue Bayou

Tucked away from the louder bars and restaurants, this is the locals' favorite at Secret Beach, mainly for the picnic tables partially submerged in the waist-deep, turquoise cove. It's easy to spend an entire day he…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Ambergris Caye

DandE's Frozen Custard

Don't be confused by 'frozen custard'. It's basically high-quality ice cream, made with eggs for extra richness, then churned as it freezes for dense creaminess. The flavors change frequently, often featuring local …
National Park in Ambergris Caye

Bacalar Chico National Park & Marine Reserve

At the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Bacalar Chico is a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of 41 sq miles of protected land and sea, accessible only via an hour-long boat ride from San Pedro. Upon arrival, visitor…