San Pedro Town is the only inhabited area on the island. This is
a great base from where to go on diving tours or to take lessons,
to go on organized snorkelling trips and to go fishing. Ambergris
Caye is also a good starting point for any sailing trip.
About four miles off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is the
Hol Chan Marine Reserve; one of the most popular snorkelling sites.
Due to its protected status, what was once a depleted fishing area
has now been allowed to re-generate, providing an important refuge
for marine life along the northern section of the Belize Barrier
Whilst the local reefs offer some diving, activities nearby
include fishing, snorkelling, birding and cave tubing. For those
seeking the very best, it's a long day, but from here you can do
day trips out to experience the famous Blue Hole dive which is near
the top of any diver's hitlist and the truly staggering sites of