Ambergris Cay Travel Guide
Miriam & Me enjoying our dessert
Still quite beautiful and not too touristy
It seemed quite 'busy' after quiet Caye Caulker
In a nutshell
Subtropical beauty...and the reef!!!
Mayan Ruins at Lamanai
You are picked up at 7:00 a.m. in a fast boat for a one hour ride to the mainland and up the river stopping here and there to view crocs,iguanas,and many species of birds and flowers. Then a one hour bus ride to another river ride gets you to the Lamanai site where you have...
We went to Caramba as we read some positive reviews about the place... They had a sign out front advertising a seafood platter special... and in we went. The seafood platter was nothing more than a regular-sized plate, with an even smaller dish holding some shrimp and scallops. It was a huge...
San Pedro Holiday Hotel
On Wednesday night when Celi's was closed, we went to the Wednesday night barbecue right on the beach in front of the Holiday Hotel. Live music and spicy barbecue which was one of the cheapest meals we had.
Jambel Jerk Resturant
I checked out the Jambel Jerk Restaurant after my morning out snorkelling. I was quite hungry and did not want to wander far for a good place to eat. The Jambel did the trick. I am fond of Jamacian food in general and this place was just a short walk from my hotel. To my pleasure the food was good...
Fido's Courtyard & Pier
Tourist stop directly on the beach in the center of town. Live music everyday of the week and sports telecast on large screens. Good place to drink and listen to music. The food is not very good and overpriced. Much better places if you're looking for good food.
Ruth, our hotel host, had given us a lot of advice the previous afternoon on good restaurants, including Papi's Diner as a good bet for breakfast. Maybe she was just supporting the local businesses, but my 'Moon Handbook' on Belize agreed: "Papi's Diner offers cheap breakfasts and lunches, and is...
This is a very basic restaurant, kind of like eating under the big top.
The metal tables and sand floors didn't do much for our appetite.
Some had burgers and they were expensive for what they got.
This is Rapheal. We met him at Fido's one afternoon and ran into him a couple of times on the Island . Very nice guy-He knows his local music too.I promised him I'd put his picture on the internet
All the guide books will have a listing for this restaurant -it's One of the oldest restaurants on the...
Rubie's (or Ruby's) Cafe
There was a small bakery/breakfast place run by the family that ran the hotel. There were a few tables inside or you could take the food out. We had breakfast here, but most of the stuff is too sweet for my taste. The rum cake is very good, but not for me for breakfast -- US$3.25 for two. They will...
First off let me say if you have small children or someone in the party that can't climb stairs you may want to think twice before stopping here. We had to go up the flight of stairs outside before reaching the front door. Then they took us up two more flights of stairs to a private dining...
At LITTLE ITALY, we had the lunch buffet. They gave us water at the table which none of the other restaurants did. Nice selection at the buffet. US$15 for two without drinks. This restaurant has been taken over by Jenny Staines, Elvi Staines' daughter Reviews say : opened in 2001 in the old Little...
We had breakfast here one morning - fresh squeezed fruit juice and some johnny cakes.
Note: This is NOT a picture of my husband. It's Bruce Head whose wife wrote the review below. They have all the usual egg-and-bacon basics including fried potatoes, but you'll also enjoy the burritos and huevos...
Fido's Restaurant and Bar: A Good Bar but Mediocre Restaurant
I visited Fido's twice. Once on my first night in San Pedro to eat and later for a couple of beers and to check out the band. The restaurant is upstairs and really was only average. I had lasagna and it was passable. When I took in the band four nights later, I was most...
On the north part of San Pedro, next to Sweet Basil Restaurant there is a body of water, no road, no bridge. no walkway. Some clever native rigged up a ferry pulled along by 4-5 boys.It was just big enough to hold our golf cart but it worked.They charged us $1 each for the...
Toucan Too Gift Shop: Souvenir shopping
Toucan Too Gift Shop is located on the main street downtown San Pedro.It is not a big shop but it is crammed with nicer quality souvenirs.We all enjoyed shopping here and stayed much longer than we planned.
San Pedro's main street has many little shops with local crafts and...
The only English Speaking South American Country
Belize is the only country in Central America who's official language is English. Although English is the official language, you will also find people speaking Spanish and Creole as well. The people of Belize are a melting pot of different cultures from the neighboring...
Just be careful!
I got mugged in Ambergris! The mugger snatched my brand new digital Canon camera and few Belizean dollars that were inside the camera case. Luckily I didn't get hurt and luckily I had just taken out the hotel keys and golf cart keys from the camera case -just minutes before...
Bring along a poncho
The island is very casual and if you go in the rainy season you will get wet.Shorts and cotton tops/t-shirts are fine in the daytime. Capri's at night.Shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Bring along a lightweight rain poncho.
Don't forget the sunscreen and the mosquito...
The girls decided they should take mom on a tour to see some birds. They found a nice guy that would take us to a local bird island. It was a four hour tour starting at 7am.After a short boat ride, he anchored off shore, and we walked around the island.We saw herons,...
There are several dive shops on the island, take your pick. They will take you out for diving or snorkeling.
One place that we went was Mexico Rocks. It is a shallower area, 8-15 feet, and the water is quite clear teeming with beautiful fish.
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