Four days was not enough, but four years would not really be enough either. Belize is extremely diverse and has a ton to see and do. However, when you cannot, or do not want to, give up your career to travel full-time you take what you can get. Am I right?
We crammed a lot in to our 96 hour stint on Ambergris Caye and this post is to help you see that you can do it too! Here is our itinerary for Ambergris Caye, Belize.
We flew via Miami International Airport into Belize City International. A short taxi ride to Belize City Municipal Airstrip and we were on our next flight Ambergris Caye. The bird’s-eye views of the Caribbean make the extra costs of the flight worth it. We checked in to our cute and comfy hotel and jumped in the Caribbean Ocean as soon as possible. We spent the day lounging on the hotel’s dock, swimming with local kids and staring at our view from our room’s balcony.
Snorkeling Hol Chan was a must-do for us while on this trip. While Mike is SCUBA certified, he was nice enough to forgo the dive and snorkel with me. We snorkeled with sea turtles, sharks and beautiful coral. Since Belize, we’ve snorkeled in Bali, The Keys and Exuma. Hol Chan is still my favorite! It really was like swimming in an aquarium.
We spent my favorite day on Ambergris Caye exploring the island itself. We rented bikes and just followed the road north. We passed parks, private homes and small hotels on our left side, with the ocean waves crashing to our right. We pedaled over bridges and stumbled upon Palapas – an over the water bar and grill. It is the kind of place that once you are there you never want to leave. We spent our entire afternoon drinking way too many margaritas, soaking up the sunshine and water views and laughing with the bar keep and other patrons.
We were off of the island for our last day in Belize. We spent 12 hours far away from the sandy beaches, in the jungles of Belize actually. Zip-lining and cave tubing were well worth the time away from the island though. It was really neat to see the “other side” of Belize.
As you can see, it is possible to a ton of activities into four days on Ambergris Caye. Do I wish we could have stayed longer? Yes, of course. But, if you are part-time travelers like we are, you just do not have an indefinite amount of time to travel. That being said, plan a trip to Belize and just enjoy the time you have there, no matter how limited it might be!