Ambergris Cay, Belize
Ambergris Caye is the largest island of Belize located northeast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) long from north to south, and about 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) wide. It is mostly a ring of white sand beach around mangrove swamp in the centre. San Pedro Town is the largest settlement and only town on Ambergris. There are also a number of small villages and resorts.
The main attractions at Ambergis are the Belize Barrier Reef and its beaches. It is popular for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. In San Pedro there is a variety of restaurants, shops and nightclubs.
Things to See & Do
* Hol Chan Marine Reserve
* Bacalar Chico Reserve
* Scuba diving
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language – English, Spanish
Population – 8,400 approx (San Pedro Town)
Land Area – 64 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +501
Port Location – The port is located at San Pedro Town, the largest settlement on Ambergris.
Travel Links – The caye has a small airstrip serviced by Tropic Air and Maya Island Air, and can be reached by plane from Belize City as well as by numerous fast sea ferries. It can also be reached by ferry from Chetumal in Mexico and water taxi from Belize City.