Las Terrazas Resort – Ambergris Caye, Belize


Sunset dinner for two on the beach, Las Terrazas ©John Lamkin

Sunset dinner for two on the beach, Las Terrazas ©John Lamkin

A short boat ride from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye’s only town, Las Terrazas is a 37-room Caribbean getaway with townhouse-style accommodations, tropical landscaping, a 70 foot pool surrounded by comfy loungers and a long stretch of white sand beach. Lovers, adventurers and serious divers–the world’s second largest barrier reefs is a few minutes away—hang out with spa goers and occasional families. Read more at Luxury Latin America.

Las Terrazas Resort – laid back luxury on Belize’s Ambergris Caye

Capt. Nigel - Boat ride to Las Terrazas © John Lamkin

Capt. Nigel – Boat ride to Las Terrazas © John Lamkin

The Belize island of Ambergris Caye (pronounced key) and the Northern Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef lie just off the tip of the southernmost part of Mexico.

I was in the south of the Mexican Caribbean—the state of Quintana Roo—in the small port city of Chetumal (the state’s capital). The more popular Cancun and the Riviera Maya are in the north of the state. Driving along the Bahia (bay) Drive, I spotted two small buildings near the municipal pier with colorful signs announcing “Chetumal to San Pedro (Ambergris) Water Taxi.” Somewhere I’d never been! Between the two I negotiated a good price and bought two tickets.

I went back to where I was staying on the stunning Laguna Bacalar, got on the Internet and made reservations for Las Terrazas Resort on Ambergris.

In a little more than an hour and a half after leaving Chetumal I arrived at the dock in San Pedro, a lively island town with people on the beach playing volleyball, venders selling handicrafts, music, dive shops and a row of small shops and restaurants. Read more at Examiner.

The Phoenix resort – luxury on Belize’s Ambergris Caye

Sunrise, PHOENIX Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Sunrise, Phoenix Resort ©John Lamkin

We arrived at the dock and were warmly welcomed by a member of The Phoenix resort’s staff. As we experienced throughout this trip these island people are friendly, caring and very proud of their island. We had come to Belize’s Ambergris Caye (pronounced key) by water taxi from Chetumal, in the southern end of the Mexican Caribbean, a ride of about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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