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Sink or Swim in Ambergris Caye: Dive the Great Blue Hole

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Ambergris Caye is the largest of the Belize cayes (islands) and is the #1 tourist and retirement destination in Belize, rated as one of the top islands in the Caribbean. If you’re curious about how to get to Ambergris Caye, access is by private boat, public water taxi, or plane – it’s about 36 miles from the Belize mainland. Tropic Air and Maya Island Air offer regular flights to Ambergris Caye from the mainland – just a short hop and a jump away.

Of the legendary sights and many things to do in Ambergris Caye, a visit to the Great Blue Hole should top your list. This gigantic limestone “sinkhole”, formed after the last Ice Age, was once a cave which morphed into a hole when the cave’s roof gave way – overrun by the Caribbean Sea. The Ambergris Caye Trip Advisor rates this as one of the Top 10 attractions on Ambergris. Contact the San Pedro Tourist Guide Association for a list of qualified guides.

If you’d rather sip a Mojito at a swim-up bar than paddle in a 415’-deep sinkhole, head for Coco Beach Resort, the only San Pedro Resort that made it into Expedia® 2011 Insiders' Select® List of the Top 500 Hotels in the World (chosen from 130,000 hotels). Coco Beach offers Ambergris Caye condo rentals for people who want the ambience and exotic elegance of a top-rated San Pedro resort without the pretentiousness often associated with high-end resorts.

The Barefoot Luxury® of Coco Beach Resort melds into a guest experience worthy of the most discerning visitor.  Whether catering to owners’ requirements or the needs of vacationers, Coco Beach Resort is a place to relax, recuperate and regenerate. This Ambergris Caye resort has also been the tropical island venue for numerous top-tier conferences, including the 36th Annual SICA Heads of States Ordinary Summit in December 2010. This summit, attended by Presidents and Prime Ministers, included Dean Barrow, Belize’s Prime Minister, Honduran President, Porfirio Lobo Sosa and El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes.

When not accommodating dignitaries, hosting honeymooners is a large part of the cachet of Coco Beach Resort.  Rated as “the #1 Romance Resort in Central and South America”, this enchanting San Pedro resort has a fairy tale feel to it. With 330’ of white sand beach, this full-service, 4-star Ambergris Caye resort provides the perfect backdrop for a stellar guest experience. Choose from a medley of activities and excursions that include jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and guided eco-tours on Ambergris Caye and mainland Belize.

If you’re interested in Ambergris Caye condos for sale, Coco Beach Resort is one of five upscale San Pedro resort and residential properties developed and managed by Sandy Point Resorts, all of which represent good investment opportunities for savvy investors. To discover more about the potential return on investment for Ambergris Caye real estate, contact the RE/MAX Belize real estate team who provide insight, information and sales expertise to visitors, vacationers and honeymooners alike.

Spend your next vacation on this spectacular island in the Caribbean. Dive the Great Blue Hole in the morning and sip a tall, cool one at the swim-up bar at Coco Beach in the afternoon. Swim or sink in Ambergris Caye – the choice is yours. If you’re interested in Ambergris Caye real estate for sale, contact Looey@BelizePropertyCenter.com. If you are ready to pack your bags and go to Ambergris Caye for a vacation, contact Candee@BelizePropertyCenter.com.

For more information about getting to Ambergris Caye, contact:
Tropic Air

North America Toll-free: 1-800-422-3435
Belize tele: (501) 226-2012
Website: http://www.tropicair.com/

Maya Island Air
Telephone: (501) 223-1140; (501) 223-1362
Website: http://www.mayaregional.com

San Pedro Tourist Guide Association
Town Hall, Barrier Reef Drive
San Pedro Town Ambergris Caye
Tele: (501) 226-2391

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