Best of Belize: A 4-Day Itinerary for Your Dream Vacation
Are you curious what a vacation to Las Terrazas Resort on beautiful Ambergris Caye might look like? For our guests who have never traveled to Belize and are struggling to fit everything you’ve researched online into a four-day vacation, never you fear! Below is a fantastic standard itinerary to give you an idea of what you can accomplish during your time with us at Las Terrazas Resort. Of course every traveler is different, and our US-based Reservations Team looks forward to customizing an itinerary to perfectly fit all of your needs and preferences.
Arrival Day: Upon your arrival to Ambergris Caye’s San Pedro Airstrip, you will be met by our personal resort van driver, Walter, who will warmly greet you and safely transport you to the local marina. From there, Las Terrazas Resort’s private boat captains will meet you and take you on the short, informative, and absolutely breathtaking boat ride to our beachfront hotel via the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea. As you step onto the renowned Las Terrazas Resort dock (a great place for photo ops!), you will be personally welcomed by our hospitable staff who will collect your luggage and offer you a Rum Punch and cold eucalyptus towel as they escort you to the open air Palapa Lobby for check in. Spend the rest of your evening getting settled and absorb the beauty of Belize. Take a shower, lounge by the pool, play games or start a game of volleyball on the beach, or confirm your excursion itinerary with the Front Desk as you unwind from your travels. (Please note, due to safety precautions at this time, guests will be escorted directly from the airport to Las Terrazas Resort on land via van.)
Day 1: Your adventure begins! Get into the water and do one of the things Belize is best known for - snorkel. Book a trip with our on-site, five-star PADI dive shop for a world-class underwater adventure: dive with turtles, explore the famous Great Blue Hole, and discover the sea life of the Belize Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest barrier reef system. Head back to the hotel for an afternoon nap or pool-side lounge before heading out to the ever so popular Truck Stop for dinner, drinks, and games. Founded by expats Ben and Joanna Popik, Belize’s first ever shipping container food park and beer garden always promises vacationers a great time. Just a short golf cart ride from the hotel, this happening island spot offers a variety of food and a laid-back atmosphere, including but not limited to great music and activities like watching an outdoor poolside movie, singing karaoke, heading on stage for a live version of Family Feud, or playing ping pong and corn-hole.
Day 2: Having spent your first day under the water, head to the mainland for an equally exotic excursion. Our cave tubing and zip lining packages allow you to discover the secrets of the Mayans as you explore underground river caves and zip through the jungle along a network of tree-top platforms. This experience is the perfect blend of education and exploration as you will see and learn about ancient Mayan culture by way of thrilling adventure. Because this excursion is on the mainland, it’s a fun and full day and will put you back at Las Terrazas Resort just in time for dinner. Consider ordering room service or a made-to-order pizza from O Restaurant as you unwind from day 2 of vacation in your luxury resort residence for the night.
Day 3: After all the adventure of your first two days, take it easy with a day at Secret Beach. Hailed as one of the top 5 swimming spots in Ambergris Caye, this once hidden gem is growing in popularity. Though it is not much of a “secret” anymore, it’s not too crowded to be a nuisance and is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. A beautiful boat ride away, this beach is located north of San Pedro and is known for having a laid back and relaxing vibe with beach tunes from the local taco truck and the amazing view of the mangrove islands off in the distance. The warm, clear blue waters are the most amazing place to take a dip and paddleboat, kayak, or canoe. The palapas offer a serene place to wander off to enjoy the view quietly, but the beach itself is a tad more lively, attracting visitors to the quaint and quirky restaurants, food trucks, and bars that line the waters. Whether you want to snooze on the sand with a drink in hand, binge on bar food, try out a new water toy, or swim the day away, Secret Beach has something for everyone. After a day in the sun, consider heading back to the hotel for dinner at Las Terrazas Resort’s renowned O Restaurant. A TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award Winner, our restaurant serves international, Caribbean, and Central American cuisine, presenting only the freshest, in-season, and locally sourced ingredients on the island. Chef Nolvin Catalan is a whiz in the kitchen and creates the most exquisite dishes. He enjoys being kept on his toes and is eager to create special requests on the spot.
Day 4: For your fourth and final day on Ambergris Caye, get out on the town. Rent one of our golf carts and explore San Pedro, only a 20-minute ride from Las Terrazas Resort. With the island only being three streets wide, it’s easy to navigate on your own. Start your morning off with a walk along the beach, a casual game of beach volleyball, or organizing a beach BBQ on our white sand beach. You’ll definitely want to do some souvenir shopping while you’re in town, so be sure to check out the San Pedrano Town Artisan Market, a cute new marketplace that recently popped up and offers local gifts and mementos that are handcrafted by local Belizeans. Don’t forget to enjoy a Belikin Beer, Belize’s local brew, or stop by the Belize Chocolate Company for some coffee and a tasty treat. While walking about, be sure to curb your hunger with Ambergris Caye’s tasty street food, and then cool off with a deliciously refreshing Belizean popsicle from local business owner Regina Sansores with Las Paletas. And lest you think we have forgotten to mention the best part (local restaurants, of course!), rest assured we have your night cut out for you with one of the best outings of all time—the Belize Food Tour. This amazing local company, with fantastic tour guides, will guide you to all of the best local fare as you discover the island’s culture and history through food. As you walk throughout San Pedro, you will hit up several of the island’s best eateries - from long standing popular restaurants like Elvi’s Kitchen to mom and pop hole-in-the-walls like Brianna’s Food Palace and other lesser known but well-kept gems on the island. This unique dining experience will let you taste all the local flavors in one fun-filled night.
As you can see, Ambergris Caye offers so much adventure. Does it sound too adventurous? Consider instead a more relaxing option like a scrumptious poolside brunch at O Restaurant (our famous fry jacks are a must try!), followed by an afternoon full of treatments at our onsite Serenity Spa, and ending the day with a romantic private beach dinner complete with Chef Nolvin’s three course menu designed specifically for you. No matter what you have in mind for your vacation, Ambergris Caye and Las Terrazas Resort can make it happen. Book a reservation today and allow us to customize the trip of your dreams.