If staying on Ambergris Caye, we recommend people base
themselves in San Pedro Town because it's ideally located for
diving day trips, sailing trips and exploring on land.
Diving-wise, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a great place to
start; it's just four miles from Ambergris Caye and is the oldest
marine reserve in Belize. Divers will have the opportunity to spot
nurse sharks and southern stingrays, as well as 40 species of coral
and three species of sea turtle.
Then there's the Blue Hole - a sub-marine sinkhole that has
adorned the pages of glossy magazines and clogged Instagram feeds
for many a year. The dive itself is definitely different - a quiet,
almost eery underwater atmosphere pervades as you glide past
ancient stalactites and intricate limestone formations.
Above the waves, there are lots of activities to keep you busy,
from birding to fishing and cave tubing.