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Ambergris Caye Belize – Small Boutique Hotels on the Island

Ambergris Caye, is an island Caye located off the mainland of Belize which offers Small Boutique Hotels that cater to families, honeymooners, active travelers seeking soft adventure with Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing or just relaxing and enjoying the surroundings of Belize Island Life.

San Pedro is the only island  town on Ambergris Caye, a white sanded beach island with clear turquoise waters.  Golf carts, bicycles and your own 2-feet are the main modes of transportation on the sand covered streets of San Pedro.  The largest of the Cayes, Ambergris Caye is renowned for its beaches and proximity to the coral reef.  From here you can indulge any water sport you can dream up, from sport fishing, Scuba diving, snorkeling and manatee watching are among the most popular.  San Pedro, the caye’s hub offers a variety of accommodations, restaurants, bars.

Most of the boutique hotels located on Amgergris Caye are within walking distance to San Pedro, however some of the properties are a little more than a few blocks awary and golf carts, bikes and sea taxi’s can be rented to take you into San Pedro.  Listed below are a list of small boutique hotels that provide a great Island experience.


Mata Rocks Ambergris Caye Belize


Mata Rocks a small boutique hotel located on the Island of Ambergris Caye in Belize is short walk to small town of San Pedro.  Mata Rocks is situated on the beach where guests can enjoy the relaxed ambiance of the beach pool and surrounding area.  This 17-room 3-star hotel is perfect for families and couples on a budget.  Rooms open to balconies with access to wireless high-speed internet along with premium cable channels.

SunBreeze Hotel – 3 Star


The Sun Breeze Hotel located on the Island of Ambergris Caye is a short walk to the small town of San Pedro.  The pool is in the center of hotel with the rooms surrounding the pool.  The bar and restaurant are overlooking the beach.  Great hotel for a family on a budget looking for value. This 42 room hotel is full service featuring a dive shop, massage studio, art gallery and bike and golf cart rentals.  Some rooms have refrigerators.

Ramon’s Village – 3-star 

Ramons Cabana

Ramons Cabana

ramon's cabana beach view


Ramon’s Village has  thatched roof cabanas provide secluded hideaways for those looking to get away.  Choose a beachfront, seaside or garden view cabana.  Recently approximately half of the cabanas were remodeled within 2014.   Features include a restaurant and bar, pool, beach access, gift and dive shop.  Bike and golf cart rentals available for rent.

Banyan Bay  4- Star

Banyon Bay

Banyan Bay a family oriented luxury resort featuring villas, views and a first class experience.  Kids will love the wading pool and play area, you will love the onsite massage therapists and personal touches that make Banyan Bay so unique.  Each unit features 2-3 bedrooms, kitchen and Jacuzzi tub.

Victoria House – 4 Star Plus

Victoria House Grounds


Victoria House Offering casual elegance and all the services of a luxury resort.  Victoria House is situated on 10 acres and features an awarding winning restaurant, pool, beach access, dive shop, gift shop and complimentary bikes.  State rooms, suites and villas are available, most featuring verandas and views.

Victoria House Pool

Victoria House Pool


Pelican Reef pool

Pelican Reef Villas is nice leisurely walk into San Pedro only 2.5 miles south. For those who would rather ride in a golf cart or bike, they can be rented for transportation into San Pedro. Pelican Reef Villas provides luxurious accommodations and fantastic service. The resort combines deluxe amenities with stunning Caribbean views for an exceptional vacation experience.

A small boutique hotel With just 24 guest suites, Pelican Reef Villas is an intimate resort with an atmosphere that feels like a private hide-away. Its convenient location means easy access to the best of Ambergris Caye.

Pelican Reef Villas

Pelican Reef Villas


Mata Chica – 5-Star 




Mata Chica located on a secluded beach resort 5-miles from San Pedro, with 14 private villas, 2 luxury villas and an incredible 5000 sq ft, 3-brm beach mansion.  The 2-bedroom, 2 bath, kitchenette luxury villas sit at the highest point with views of the ocean.  The hotel includes Restaurant, bar, pool, hot tub, beach access/pier, kayaks and full service spa.

XANADU RESORT 3-1 / 2 Stars

Xanadu Resort

Xanadu Resortfeatures condominium suites that have kitchens and a large shaded decks with great views.  Studio, 1-bedroom plus loft, 2-bedroom and 3-beroom suites are available.  Larger suites feature private verandas or gardens.   A pool, beach access and pier, complimentary bikes and kayaks, internet access, nature trails and laundry are available.

Xanadu resort pool




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Belize Luxury Jungle & Beach Adventure Package




Belize is set apart from with its small boutique luxury Jungles and beach front lodges located throughout the country. Two small boutique hotels KAANA & HOPKINS BAY RESORT PROVIDE travelers a unique experience in luxury vacation without the crowds.  These two very distinct accommodations to enjoy the adventure of the jungle and tranquil turquoise water of the Caribbean ocean.   Kaana situated in the interior of Belize near the small town of San Ignacio is a romantic resort  within a 10-minute walk of the towns market, Xunantunich Ruins and central to many day adventures surrounding the area.

Kaana features luxurious appointed rooms and modern amenities. You will find Kaana as a base camp for exploring experiences that is authentically Belize, whether it’s a day trip to Tikal or a kayak trip down the Macaw river, Ka’ana is a sanctuary to relax after a long day experiencing the rich heritage and pristine jungles that surround you. This small luxury resort has only 17 individual casitas, a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool along with free WiFi an a refreshing bar/lounge and a wide selection of wine from the wine cellar.







Hopkins Bay Resort is for families and couples that want the room to stay in a 1 or 2 bedroom beach house villa.  Each house offers upscale accommodations and views of the Caribbean ocean.  This package is a perfect Belize escape for honeymooners, active couples and families looking  to create a lifetime of  memories by exploring the nature wonders of the marine life in the second largest reef  off the coast of Belize. The cultural immersions with exciting jungle excursions and marine adventures will allow everyone to experience Belize as a truly unique destination.

9-Days/8-Nights  Package Includes:

•  3 nights at Kaana luxury Jungle Lodge

•  Private Road Transfer from Belize’s International airport to Ka’ana

•  Accommodations in a luxury Casita Suite

•  Hosted “Craboo” Welcome in Ka’ana’s wine cellar

•  Daily full Breakfast

•  Daily 3-Course Table d’hôte Dinner

•  One Full-day Private Tour: ATM Cave, Caracol (Belize), Cave Tubing & Ziplining or Tikal (Guatemala)

•  One Half-day Private Tour: Cave Tubing, Horseback Riding or Xunantunich Maya Ruin

•  Private Road Transfer to Maya Flats airstrip

•  5-Nights at Hopkins Bay resort in a 1 or 2 bedroom beach house

•  Transfers from Kaana to Hopkins Bay Resort

•  Daily breakfast at the Rhum Shack

•  Complimentary Welcome Drink, parking and WiFi, use of bicycles and kayaks

•  1 Half-day Tour:Horseback Riding  at Outback Trails, Ziplining at Bocawina, or Snorkeling at Southwater Caye

•  1 Full-day Tour:Cook-your-Catch, Monkey River Nature Tour, Cave Expedition at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, or

•  Horseback Riding at Outback Trails followed by Chocolate

Romantic Luxury Jungle & Beach Resorts in Belize



Planning a trip to Belize with a romantic jungle lodge experience mixed with a luxury beach resort, then consider GAIA Jungle Lodge and Matachica Luxury Beach Resort combination. Since most travelers to Belize like to be active and relax with some down time, we have come up with the perfect combination of a luxury jungle and beach, great for honeymoon couples or adult
couples. Four nights at the new renovated GAIA Lodge and 4-Nights at Matachic for diving & snorkeling.

GAIA located in Pine Ridge area offers a retreat filled with activities. It is for lovers and eco-tourists who like the proximity to the jungle and mountains.   The lodge is perched on the edge of a steep valley, featuring 19 cabanas of various sizes, something for every group size and budget.  All are beautifully furnished and comfortable.  Highlights of the area to see are the Mayan Ruins, Cave Tours, Horseback Riding, Canopy Zip Lines and Jungle Excursions.  After your Jungle stay, it’s time to relax on the beach At Matachica, located a short distance from the Center of San Pedro,

Matachic is a perfect location to relax and enjoy the amenities this resort has to offer.  The resort has a nice restaurant, swimming pool and unobstructed views of the Caribbean.   There are 24 air-conditioned guestrooms at Matachica Beach Resort including ceiling fans and windows that open.  Cabanas are spacious and beds are draped with pure lien mosquito net.  There is plenty to do with diving, fishing, surfing/boogie boarding and sailing or just relaxing with a treatment at the full-service spa.  it’s a great get-away.












Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 USA to Belize International Airport to Mountain Pine Ridge, Cayo District, Belize, On arrival you will transfer to the Mountain Pine Ridge, Cayo District to GAIA. Enjoy four nights at Gaia in a Waterfall View Suite inclusive of breakfast.  Located on the top of a ridge overlooking the Five Sisters waterfalls, Gaïa River Lodge has 16 spacious appointed private cabanas.  Interior design features Belizean hardwoods, traditional bay leaf thatched roofs, varnished mahogany interiors, along with fully screened for comfort, Cabanas feature panoramic windows or a private veranda with hammock, ceiling fans, a bathroom decorated with hand-painted Mexican tiles



Day 02 Gaia Jungle & River Lodge
Today meet your guide and head off on a full day trip to explore Caracol. The day begins with a visit to the majestic Caracol Maya archaeological site, the largest Mayan site in Belize, located deep in the Chiquibul Forest.  Afternoon stop at Rio Frio Cave and the Rio On pools.  Stop at 1000K foot waterfall.



Situated high on the Vaca Plateau deep in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Caracol is the most extensive Mayan site in Belize and was only re-discovered in 1936. The site of Caracol covers over 80 square miles with 30,000 structures and at its peak supported a population of more than 150,000 people. Situated 1600 feet above sea level with no natural body of water nearby, it remains a mystery how such a huge population was able to survive there. At the heart of the site lies the massive pyramid of Caana (Sky Palace), which is now almost fully restored and reaches over 135 feet high. From the top you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the forest-clad mountains.  Although one of the most challenging Belize ruins to reach, the trip to Caracol leads you to the country’s grandest Maya sites. The area is home to “Canaa” (Sky Place), the largest pyramid or man made structure in Belize at 140 feet tall. A large part of Caracol is still being discovered, but visitors can enjoy  simply walking among hundreds of carved monuments and structures.

Day 3: GAIA Jungle & River Lodge
Day trip to canoe through the ancient Barton Creek Cave, combined with an exhilarating zip-lining adventure. Or a visit to Green Hill Butterfly Farm to see and learn about the enchanting variety of Belize’s tropical butterflies.  Afternoon return to GAIA for a relaxing swim in the river below.

Cave tubing
Barton Creek Cave is fun relaxing way to experience this particular cave by tubing. Visitors rely on their inner tubes to take them back into ancient times by floating downstream through cave passages. Along the route, guides will share geology and Maya history of the limestone   surroundings. Many tours explore different passages, with some of the caves forming
natural swimming pools of clear blue water – a serene place for a swim.




Day 4: GAIA Jungle & River Lodge
Today you relax or take a day excursion to one of the most impressive caves in Belize, Actun Tunichil Muknal or the ATM Cave.  This journey starts with a ride through the Pine Ridge Mountains to the Maya Mountains in central Belize.  The cave is located on the Caves Branch River.  After a moderate 2-mile walk to the cave entrance your guide will pass out helmets, lights and gather any personal items you don’t want to get wet.  At the cave entrance you will swim a short distance before descending into the cave.  You guide will lead you through the flowing water along the limestone walls where you will see
wonderful formations of stalagmites.  The highlight of the cave is viewing the ancient Mayan artifacts and carving left behind thousands of years ago.



Day 5: GAIA to Matachica Ambergris Caye, Belize
Transfer to Belize Airport, take a short flight to Ambergris Caye and transfer to Matachica for the next 4-nights.

Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye is a warm, sunny island close to the mainland of Belize.  It’s the largest of the cayes (25 miles long) and offers first class hotels and many water related activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and much more.   The largest town on the caye is San Pedro.  And while the town is booming with world-class beach resorts, the laidback
atmosphere and charm is hard to deny (cobble stone roads, casual attire, beachside cafes and more).  Though visitors are attracted to the beaches of Ambergris from all over the world, the island never feels overcrowded. So, vacationers looking to enjoy the culture and everyday life of a Caribbean beach town, won’t have to sacrifice the little bit of “peace and quiet”
they’ve probably come to also relish.  Golf cart is the preferred mode of transportation around the island.

Matachica-belizeMatachica Resort
Mata Chica is a secluded beach resort located about 5 miles from San Pedro. The resort features fourteen private, air-conditioned villas, including 2 luxury Caribbean Villas and an incredible Beach Mansion, each with its own unique tropical flair. Start your day with delicious freshly squeezed tropical juice and Belizean coffee, and then relax in a chair by the pool or in a hammock. Spend the afternoon on the Caribbean fishing or snorkeling, then spend the evening in the giant outdoor hot tub gazing at the stars.

Beachfront Casita
These casually elegant 550-square-foot villas are popular among guests because of close proximity to the Caribbean Sea and unobstructed views of the barrier reef. Wonderfully located only 50 feet from the Caribbean Sea, each Beachfront Casita features a king-size bed, full bathroom, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, a sitting area, a private patio with a hammock, a
feather duvet, Matouk and Frette linens, bathrobes and Central American interior furnishings.



Day 6: Matachica Ambergris Caye, Belize
This morning enjoy after breakfast you will embark on a snorkeling tour to the famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize’s oldest marine reserve – the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan (Mayan for “little channel”) revolves around a cut through the reef, which is more than 25 yards wide and 30 feet deep.  The reserve is home to hundreds of colorful fish species, several kinds of rays and beautiful coral formations.  Local fishermen used to  come to Shark Ray Alley to clean their catch and their discards would attract hungry nurse sharks and southern rays. As a result these predators have long become accustomed to boats, which now bring snorkelers instead of fishers.  Shark Ray Alley is the top snorkeling destination in Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Day 7: Matachica Ambergris Caye, Belize
Today relax and enjoy the surroundings or take an complimentary sea kayak ride. Afternoon, take a sea taxi into the small town of San Pedro to stroll and visit with the locals.

Day 8: Matachica Depart Belize
Today relax or reserve an optional fishing excursion, snorkel or dive trip to some of the famous dive site along the great barrier reef. Optional excursion not included in price.

Day 09:  Matachica to Belize / USA
Depart Matachica for your return flight home.

Package Includes:
-  4 nights accommodations at GAIA
-  Day excursions listed
-  RT transfers from Belize Intl Airport to GAIA
-  RT local intra-country flight from Belize to Ambergris Caye
-  RT Transfers from San Pedro to Matachica
-  4-nights accommodations at Matachica
-  Day excursions listed at Matachica

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Patsy’s experience with destination weddings, eco-adventure & nature tours, group tours, spa experiences and jungle adventures makes her a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central America.

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Thatch Caye Belize

Thatch Caye










Just 9 miles from Dangriga in south-central Belize, Thatch Caye is an island complex that forms a 10-acre marine park and a perfect get-away for a honeymoon or couple looking for an private retreat without the crowds of other resorts.   Two miles from the second largest reef in the Western world, Thatch Caye Resort is inside the protected South Water Caye Marine Reserve, a 117,878 acre site in the Coco Plum Range of islands. There are nature paths, soft white sand, easy access to scuba and fishing, gentle ocean breezes, and sparkling azure waters. With 5 cozy Cabanas all perched over the sea with 180 degree water views and spacious full baths and private verandas with hammocks along with ceilings fans This is like your private island paradise.





Thatch Caye is a “hand made” eco-resort developed without the use of heavy machinery. In addition to traditional off-grid generating methods, solar and wind power is used to provide clean, quiet power for the island.  The island located is just a short kayak ride to one of only 12 world renowned bird sanctuaries in the Caribbean where hundreds of frigates, boobies and pelicans make their home.  World Class Scuba, Snorkeling, Fly Fishing and Sea Kayaking are featured in this mostly unexplored part of Belize. This new Green Resort feels like you’ve entered a Tropical Nature Park with a mile of Sand Paths, surrounded by Crystal Clear Waters, spectacular Star Filled Nights and the Friendliest People in the western hemisphere.


Thatch Caye is finally reopened for the 2012 season after 2 months of refurbishment and improvements to our coastline, beaches, and facilities with new thatch roof projects in our main dining area and a major facelift to all the accommodations and greenery.  There is plenty to see and do from the  dolphins to the manatees along with the Spotted Eagle Rays glide by our over water.  There is also local snorkel spots teaming with colorful inhabitants.  The temperatures are relaxing with the cool sea breezes under the Cabanasa.

Belize Hotels, San Pedro Hotels, Placencia Hotels and Cayo District Hotel Review

During the month of June 2010 our staff  at Belize & Costa Rica TravelPOINTS had the opportunity to visit Belize and participate in the BETEX conference, a conference for  travel industry professionals to meet, familiarize and review the exciting changes going on in Belize.  The event occurs every 2-years and is a show case for Belize to “show off”  there country to wholesale tour operators that promote and package vacations into belize for our customers.  Belize TravelPOINTS has been providing vacation packages into Belize for over 12 years.  During our stay we were able to meet with the many hotel companies, tour providers, scuba & snorkeling companies and other interesting parties that make Belize a completely different experience then other Central American countries that boarder Belize.
Belize is bordered by Mexico on the North and Guatemala to the west and south. The country contains the second largest barrier reef in the world. The Belize Barrier Reef is a coral reef approximately 300 meters (1000 Ft) off shore. This incredible reef is 186 miles long and part of the 560 mile long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which is continuous from Cancun on the northeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula through the Rivera Maya up to Honduras, making it the  second largest coral reef system in the world.
  • Time Zone: GTM  -600 same as US Central Standard Time
  • Area: 8,867 square miles
  • Capitol City: Belmopan City
  • Population: 300,000
  • Languages: English os the official language. Spanish, Maya, Garifuna and Creole
  • Telecommunications: Belize offers domestic and international phone service, fax, internet and mail service is available in limited areas. International code is 501
  • Exit fees: Passengers of international flights must pay approximately $35 US dollar. Leaving from other borders pay a lesser fees.
  • Taxes: a 9% General Tax is charged on purchases of any good or service and there is a 9% lodging tax.
It’s easy to get to Belize.

Beautiful beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, fine dinning and pure relaxation is what Belize is best known for.

Victoria House is one of the finest in the city of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye!
Roberts Grove in Placencia is located on the beach and has lots of amenities for your comfort.
in Ambergris Caye is  quiet. It’s a luxury condominium resort with beautiful views, located North of San Pedro and accessible by water taxi.

Coco Beach Resort This property is also on the beach about 3.5 miles from San Pedro. It’s an easy bike ride or water taxi to town.
Hidden Valley located in the Cayo district is tucked away in the Mountain Pine District of Belize and it is pristine. A paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Walk into the woods and discover water falls, fanna, flora, birds and wild life. Make an Appointment to have a massage in a secluded hut near one of the waterfalls. Hidden Valley is an experience you won’t forget.
There are 12 private rooms. Each lodge style room comes with a touch of solitude and serenity. Every room is tastefully decorated and includes a fire place to add to the romantic ambiance.

Turtle Inn in Placencia, Enter into a world, hidden behind palm trees and grasses and beautiful koi pools.

This deluxe resort is a beautiful hotel that sits next to the sea and will awe you in every way. The spacious thatched cottages are decorated with Balinese furnishes.
You will love what’s behind the screened porch. 
Individual cottage are roomy, neat and very tastefully decorated.
You won’t believe the bathroom!  You have a choice to shower inside or outside in your own private outdoor garden.
Can you find the bamboo shower hidden on the stone wall?
THE PLACENCIA HOTEL AND RESIDENCES, is  huge.  This property is spread out and is massive.
Their beach is beautiful and they offer all types of excursion.
Tennis anyone?
The Placencia Hotel rooms are modern, spacious and include beautiful linens  and fine amenities.
“Travelers Choice”

“Best Luxury, Central America” TripAdvisor 2009 & 2010 “

Best Services, Central America 2010″
This oceanfront Condominium Villas offer a unique experience.s

In  the Cayo District of Belize the Ka’ana Boutique Luxury Resort is true luxury.
Check out our web site at http://www.belizetravelpoints.comfor complete information about our hotels and excursions available.

Coco Beach Resort












If you are looking for a great destination with endless activities for the adventure enthusiast you should try Coco Beach Resort which is located just 3.5 miles north of San Pedro Town; a short trip by boat, bicycle, or golf cart. The resort offers luxurious accommodations in a quaint environment with palm trees, hammocks, and one of the best swimming pools on the island.
Relax with a tropical beverage by the pool or beach and soak up the Belizean sun. You will find plenty to keep you busy on and near Ambergris Caye. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities in the area – for good reason. Belize boasts some of the best reefs in the world, just minutes from shore!

In addition to the water sports available offshore, there are also secluded beach barbeques, tours of Mayan ruins, cave tubing, river kayaking, zip lining and many other mainland adventures just a short boat trip away.

Coco Beach Resort is the perfect destination for anyone looking to get away from it all!

3 nights in a luxury hotel room
Package includes:
    * round trip air transfers from Belize City to San Pedro
    * round trip ground transfers
    * half day snorkel trip to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley
    * taxes

Total per person (based on 2): $1386.00 USD

Valid May 1 – Aug 30, 2010


For more information call us at: 1.877.250.8864