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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 Caribbean in Ambergris Caye

Hidden Treasure

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

Habaneros

Caulker's 'hottest' restaurant, named for the habanero chili, is located in a brightly painted clapboard house in the center of town. Here chefs prepare gourmet international food, combining fresh seafood, meat and …
Top Choice Jamaican in Ambergris Caye

Robin's Kitchen

At his 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 without overbearing the subtle flavors, and his sauces …
Top Choice Italian in Caye Caulker

Il Pellicano

Head to the lagoon side of the island to find this wonderful garden restaurant preparing a small, but constantly changing, selection of outstanding classic Italian dishes including flavorful homemade pastas and the …
Top Choice International in Ambergris Caye

Palmilla Restaurant

The classy, candlelit restaurant at Victoria House is overseen by New York–trained chef José Luis Ortega, who prepares high-quality cuisine for his discriminating guests. At lunchtime, you might prefer Admiral Nelso…
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 extra dense creaminess. The flavors change frequently, often featuring …
National Park in Ambergris Caye

Bacalar Chico National Park & Marine Reserve

At the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Bacalar Chico is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site, declared in 1996. The park is only accessible by a 90-minute tour-boat ride from San Pedro …
Nature Reserve in Half Moon Caye

Half Moon Caye Natural Monument

As well as providing nesting grounds for the rare red-footed booby bird, the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument has a lighthouse, excellent beaches and spectacular submerged walls that teem with marine flora and fauna.…
Wine Bar in Ambergris Caye

Stella's Smile

A fantastic addition to the North Island entertainment scene, 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 …