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World’s Best Island 2013: Ambergris Caye, Belize

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Belize’s Ambergris Caye has received the Travelers’ Choice Award for the “world’s best island” from TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award is based on millions of reviews and votes from travelers across the world. Ambergris Caye is Belize’s largest island and the main destination for travelers visiting this Caribbean nation.

The island has been the hub of Belize’s maritime trade for centuries, and it hovers in a vacation sweet spot that sweet enough for you to relax without tripping over tourists. Ambergris Caye has enough amenities to make your trip exciting and fun. San Pedro is Ambergris Caye’s main sun-and-fun destination and the only town on the island. The town’s downtown area is compact and features several small restaurants, hotels, dive shops, bars, cafes, souvenir shops and tour agencies.

San Pedro has a variety of things to do which makes Ambergris Caye the gateway to Belize. The island’s main attraction is its 190 miles long Barrier Reef, which protects the coastline and is the second largest living coral reef in the world. The reef makes diving easily accessible, as it is just a few minutes from the shore. The 400-feet deep Blue Hole is another popular attraction that teems with cleaner shrimp, beautiful angelfish, coral and stalactites.


Ambergris Caye boasts other spectacular attractions including tropical rainforest and several magnificent limestone caves. Outside of town, there are some large resorts for you to relax, while the downtown area has budget-friendly establishments for you to choose from.

 

 

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