They did have a tour company “No Worries” tours on site. They had a boat and would take you out to spots on the reef. They knew the spots and knowing what I know now I would have done more tours with them. I did two and both were very enjoyable. Swimming with sharks and rays was really fun. Jumping off the boat into a group of sharks sounds stupid. They are just Nurse sharks... until you see one go by so fast. But they are used to people feeding them and they hang out in this spot.
You could also kayak out to the reef in 20 -30 minutes. We did not try this but several other couples did.
We had a lazy relaxing week. Comfortable lounge chairs, a good beach and a book was four days of nothing and a nap in the middle of it. The bike ride 2 and a half miles up the “road” was the extent of exercise for the week. Snorkeling doesn’t really count. Roads, yeah get a boat back to town and shop there, and have some dinners in town too.
We had the opportunity to get on some tours. Mayan ruins, snorkeling, and other options were available, but we mostly stayed at the resort and read on the beach under the umbrellas.
I was disappointed at I did not get on the sailboat for a week. I wanted to snorkel every day and see the cay and reefs of Belize. The resort was a poor substitute for the sailboat even as nice as it was. Ambergris Cay is one of the destinations in Belize. The puddle jumper planes were a blast and the views from them were really great.
Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world. They speak English and use US dollars with no problem. I will go back, but I would want to spend more time in the water and seeing the reefs and cays. I was spoiled with St John USVI snorkeling, but Belize has 500 miles of reefs and lots to see. I only saw a very small part.
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