Places to Worship on Ambergris Caye
We know that many visitors to Belize like to continue worshipping even while on vacation to Las Terrazas Resort, both for their own spiritual nourishment as well as to experience the unique worship styles that present themselves in international contexts. Ambergris Caye is a cultural melting pot in terms of ethnicity and language, and their spirituality and faith practices are no exception. With different customs and cultures comes varying faith backgrounds, and the island's religious diversity is well displayed by its vast array of local congregations. At Las Terrazas Resort, we understand that the guests who walk through our palapa are just as unique and diverse in their spirituality as those who inhabit the island, and we want to make sure our guests have everything they need to nourish their bodies, minds, and souls while away from home. We hope that this list of churches, mosques, and various other places of worship will prove to be helpful as you seek out opportunities to explore and practice your faith while on Ambergris Caye.
One thing to note: because Belize is primarily a Christian country, the information on Protestant and Catholic churches is more accessible and readily available. While various other faith practices do exist and flourish on the island, their information is more easily communicated via word of mouth on the island. As such, feel free to contact our Reservations Office for more information and details concerning your preferred house of worship.
Living Word Church, located on Jade Street in San Pedro, is known for having a warm and kind congregation with a pastor who powerfully preaches the Word of God. They deeply care about their community and strive to make an impact on those God has placed them among. Services are offered on Sundays at 10:45am and 7:30pm with opportunities for men and women to fellowship together on Thursdays at 7:30pm and Wednesdays at 7:30pm respectively. Kids' Sunday School and nursery classes are also available on Sundays. Our very own Head of Dining, Noreen Thomas attends this congregation so be sure to wave hello if you see her!
Sagebrush Church is another non-denominational Christian church on Ambergris Caye. With live worship, children's programming, and on-site pastoral staff available to answer your questions and assist you in an authentic worship experience, Sagebrush is another great option for Protestant church goers. Located on Laguna Drive, Sagebrush offers worship services on Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am as well as on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Children's programming for ages 6 weeks through 11 years old are offered at all three services.
The majority of Belizeans are Catholic and as such there is a predominant Catholic church on the island. For more unique and picturesque island ambiance, check out San Pedro Roman Catholic Church. Located right on the beach, this beautiful faith community offers an exceptionally spiritual experience as the relaxing sound of the crashing waves nearby enhances your time of worship. Daily Mass is offered in English on Monday thru Saturday at 7:00am. Sunday Mass is offered at 8:00am and 10:00am (English) and 7:00pm (Spanish).
Muslim worshippers can find Masjed Al-Akramin in San Pedro Town. Here you can gather alongside the island's Muslim congregants for the five daily prayers or attend a Friday congregation sermon. Though information about this community is sparse online, our Front Desk team would be happy to contact the local Imam to let him know of your arrival and to best accommodate your spiritual needs while on the island.
Church of Latter-Day Saints
The Church of Latter-Day Saints has more recently opened their doors in the old Blue Rails Condos right on the beach. Located on the corner of Sea Grape and Coconut, this LDS Branch offers English services on Sundays at 10:00am.
Located on Sea Grape Drive in San Pedro Town, this Jehovah's Witness community offers services in Kriol, English, and Spanish, appealing to the various Belizeans who inhabit the island. Worship times are as follows:
Kriol - Tuesdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 5:00pm
English - Thursdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 10:00am
Spanish - Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 6:30pm
For those who do not find it necessary to seek out a local congregation, but still prefer to set aside a time of quiet meditation and reflection, consider practicing yoga on Las Terrazas Resort's beachfront property. Yoga mats are provided in each room and our ever-efficient staff would be happy to arrange a private lesson (single or group) for you on Las Terrazas Resort's signature dock that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
While experiencing the wonderous creation and landscape that surrounds Ambergris Caye is a spiritual encounter all on its own, we hope that this list will encourage and enhance your faith as you seek to continue worshipping while away from your regular congregation. For more information on any of the above fellowships, please contact our offices today.