This resort is the best of both of Ambergris Caye’s worlds: It’s a quick golf cart (or bike ride) from San Pedro, where you can find the bulk of the island’s restaurants, cafes, and bars. It’s also not far from the docks where you’ll depart on tours of the Caribbean. Stay here if you’re looking for a spot that puts everything you need within easy reach.
- 1:00 p.m. check in
- 11:00 a.m. check out
- Restaurant in Hotel
- Swimming Pool
- Wireless Internet
Leave from your resort to explore the shores of smaller islands, like Goff’s Caye and Swallow Caye. These tours have lovely spots for snorkeling, and provide the chance to see rare animals like sea turtles and manatees. Goff’s Caye emerges from the shallows, where you can go wading or snorkeling in the turquoise water. The nearby Belize Barrier Reef ensures a high concentration of marine wildlife — fishing enthusiasts might want to try out activities like reef fishing.
Royal Caribbean is a large resort, and comes with quite a few options for on-site drinks and dining, including a pizza joint, an Italian restaurant, a spot that specializes in seafood, and a to-go option. You can get a cocktail at the beachside bar or at the friendly lobby bar. Like a lot of Caribbean resorts, Royal Caribbean offers on-site entertainment and beachside barbecues.
Air-conditioned suites all come with at least some basic kitchen equipment, including microwaves, mini fridges, and coffee makers. The bigger suites offer full kitchens. (Note: air conditioning isn’t available in the private cabins) Naturally, all of the suites have their own ensuite bathrooms. They’re nicely appointed and come with showers as well as baths. Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs ensure you can find some entertainment during your downtime, and housekeeping and laundry service ensures you don’t have to take a break for chores.
For a chilled-out afternoon, take a long dip in the roomy outdoor pool, which also has a smaller kiddie pool. Shaded palapas next to the pool offer a comfortable place to take a break from the sun. Round things off with some pampering at the mini spa on the upper deck of the resort.
And when you’re ready to get some activity in, the Royal Caribbean has you covered. The fitness center offers a good range of cardio and weight training equipment. You can mix up your workout routine with on-site yoga classes and well-lit tennis courts.