Ambergris Caye is known for its beautiful coastlines overlooking the Belize Barrier Reef- longest living reef system in this side of the world. But if you are looking for untouched, pristine and isolated marine environments, then the leeward side is the place to be! Where the sun sets on crystal clear waters, the western coast of Ambergris Caye is truly glorious!
Here you can find several sand bars that are only accessible through boat and appear only during low tide- the minute the high tide rolls in it disappears just like Atlantic City. Not to mention all the secret beaches! This prime beach spot is located at the western entrance of Grand Belize Estate and go you can get there through both land and sea.
This place was once considered the top secret destination, as only a few local knew about it. But today, this white sand beach is no longer a secret! As hundreds of locals and visitors flock to the site every week to get their healthy dose of sun, sand and sea!
But don’t fret, if you are more into the exclusive spots there are several isolated beaches that can only be accessed by boat! So pack up a cooler of drinks, great eats and a couple friends into a boat and head out and find your own secret beach. I personally have some fav spots- but I ain’t sharing their location!
The leeward side of the island is also dotted with some of the most beautiful islands! From the super luxurious Cayo Espanto to the celebrity owned Blackadore Caye- which is owned by one of my favorite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio- to the untouched Isla Rosario, the western side has a bounty of islands. Oh! Did I also mention this is a great spot for fly fishing, fishing, snorkeling, bird seeing and even spotting dolphins and manatees?
This area might just provide the adventure you are looking for! So make the effort and visit the leeward side of Ambergris Caye!