is by the far the most popular destination in Belize. It is the water sports capital of the country.
Its laid-back, cool-vibe beachside atmosphere and its funky, fun and friendly San Pedro town, plus extraordinary diving and snorkeling make it all Belizian visitors' prime destination.
If you have been to Ambergris Caye before, then perhaps you want to venture out to Placencia or Hopkins.
It's important to realize though that most of the country's shoreline is not suited for sunbathing.
Abundant seaweed make it hard for most visitors to wade in the water.
For that reason, most of the beachside lodges have built their own piers from where you can dive for a swim or enjoy activities like diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and windsurfing.
If pina coladas and sunbathing are what you have in mind, Placencia
may be for you, as it offers large sections that are nothing but sand all the way up to the warm water.
Still, you should definitely ask if your hotel's beach is suitable to your needs.
If total seclusion is the main ingredient in your vacation, Hopkins
will deliver with day adventures and restful nights.
And for those looking for the perfect seclusion plus great diving & snorkeling combo, Turneffe Islands
is the way to go.
Finally, if you are all about luxury and isolation, the private uninhabited island of Cayo Espanto
will pamper and relax the most demanding guests.