The Best Island in Belize to Visit with Kids and Teens

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Belize is a treasure trove of diverse experiences, with its many islands showcasing a range of offerings from developed to remote. Each island has its unique charm and attractions, catering to various preferences of travelers seeking different experiences.  Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize, is a top favorite in the Caribbean that offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and family-friendly activities. 

Family-Friendly Adventures

One of the biggest draws of visiting Ambergris Caye with kids is the plethora of family-friendly activities available. Located near the Belize Barrier Reef, less than a mile from the island, children can enjoy swimming with vibrant fish, stingrays, and even nurse sharks in the inviting waters of the Caribbean. Popular half-day snorkeling spots near Ambergris Caye include Mexico Rocks and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Families with older teenagers may want to consider a private charter fish and snorkel excursion for a full day of adventure. This unique experience allows kids to experience the thrill of catching their own fish while exploring the wonders of the marine environment. In addition to providing entertainment, this hands-on activity imparts valuable lessons about marine life and conservation. Following a successful fishing and snorkeling expedition, children can join in a delightful beach BBQ catch-and-cook experience, where they can cook their freshly caught fish. 

Family Friendly Resort

Ambergris Caye offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every family’s needs and budget.  Sunbreeze Hotel is a wonderful choice for families seeking a comfortable and family-friendly accommodation option. This hotel boasts a refreshing pool where both parents and children can relax and have fun under the warm sun. The family size rooms at Sunbreeze Hotel are thoughtfully designed to accommodate families of four with ease, featuring two cozy beds in each room . With plenty of space to move around and unwind, parents and kids alike can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep and wake up ready for a day of exciting adventures.

Convenient Dining 

Exploring the local cuisine and culture is an essential part of any family vacation, and in Ambergris Caye, families will be spoilt for choice. From sampling fresh seafood caught by local fishermen to savoring traditional Belizean dishes like rice and beans, tamales, and fry jacks, there is something to satisfy every palate. 

Additionally, guests can dine at the on-site Blue Water Grill or explore the array of exceptional restaurants within walking distance. Not to be missed is the nearby Chocolate Company, offering a tempting selection of chocolate treats that kids especially adore, conveniently just a two-minute walk away.

Accessibility – Getting to Belize is Easy!

Traveling with kids can be challenging, so choosing a destination within easy reach is always a smart decision. Belize is a convenient option for families, as it is just a short flight away from many North American countries. From the International airport Ambergris Caye is easily accessible with a quick 15-minute flight. This short travel time minimises the stress of long journeys, allowing families to arrive at their destination quickly and begin enjoying their vacation without the added hassle of extended travel.

Family Package 

Pack your bags, grab the kids, and get ready for the family adventure of a lifetime in Ambergris Caye!

5 night packages start at $2949 USD. Find out more.

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