Belize (including it’s outlying islands) is a safe country. However, tourists should exercise caution, just as one would when traveling to any other destination. For example, we recommend that you not carry large amounts of cash, avoid wearing flashy jewelry or walking alone at night. Basically, exercise common sense and sound judgment.
Belize operates on Central Standard Time (CST), i.e., Chicago. However, Belize does not observe daylight savings; meaning there is no time change in the summer months. During those months Belize operates on Mountain Standard Time (MST), i.e., Denver.
Belize is a tropical location, so yes. Fortunately, the prevailing breezes on Ambergris Caye help to keep them at bay! Sand flies, or noseeums, are tiny creatures that bite like mosquitoes. When there is little or no breeze, they can come out at dusk. We recommend that you travel with DEET based insect repellant and you might consider bringing hydrocortisone cream and/or Benadryl to soothe an itch.
All foreign nationals need a passport to enter Belize. While citizens of the United States, Canada and most western European countries do not require a visa, citizens of some countries do. Please refer to your home country’s governmental travel requirements and secure any necessary documents well in advance of your travel date.
While it’s recommended that you have a current tetanus/diphtheria vaccination, tourists do not need any special vaccinations before coming to Belize, nor is it necessary to take any malaria preventatives. We strongly encourage you to bring an adequate supply of any medications that you require. As always, please consult with your physician and refer to your home country’s governmental travel requirements.
For a list of items to consider bringing to Belize, click here.
Rental cars are not available on the island of Ambergris Caye.
Once on Ambergris Caye, there are two primary modes of transportation.
Option 1 – Golf Cart: This is the most popular means of transportation for our guests and can be a great way to explore the island.
For your convenience, Grand Caribe can arrange a golf cart rental. A valid drivers license is required and must be carried with you at all times while driving. To arrange golf cart rental, please contact [email protected].
Option 2 – Water Taxi: Local water taxi service runs hourly north/south, serving only Ambergris Caye. For your convenience, the water taxi stops directly in front of Grand Caribe at our pier. If you inform our front desk staff, they will be more than happy to assist you with booking your transfers. The cost is currently US$5 per person, per direction.
Grand Caribe Resort is located on Ambergris Caye, the largest island, and primary tourist destination for travelers to Belize. San Pedro Town is the only town on the island and our resort is conveniently situated only 2 miles north of town. Easily accessible via paved road, Grand Caribe is only 10 minutes from the San Pedro Airstrip by taxi or 15 minutes via golf cart.
Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
Grand Caribe has one of the nicest beaches on Ambergris Caye, offering 800 feet of beachfront with a pristine, white sand area that is manicured daily!
Grand Caribe offers an on-site, secure fitness center with state of the art equipment that includes treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bike, universal weight lifting machine, free weights… and more. (Temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions)
There are several restaurants within walking distance of Grand Caribe and many additional options are available in San Pedro Town. Our Concierge Services staff will be pleased to assist you with recommendations and reservations.
Yes, you can save time on your vacation by having our onsite grocery and convenience store – The Beach Basket provision your condo with everything you need. Visit their online store to make your order.
Each condo at Grand Caribe is fully air-conditioned with controls that can be adjusted to your comfort level. Additionally, there are ceiling fans in all bedrooms as well as in the common living areas.
Yes, Grand Caribe offers complimentary wireless Internet access inside each condo as well as at Wi-Fi hot spots located close to the reception and pool areas. For your convenience, we have a complimentary business desk located in the lobby that is available during front desk operating hours.
For added peace of mind, each condo at Grand Caribe is equipped with an electronic safe for your personal use.
At Grand Caribe, a hairdryer is provided in each guest’s bedroom, located in the bathroom.
Grand Caribe has several kayaks that are available for rent.
The Belize dollar exchange rate is approximately US $1 = BZ $2. Most establishments can change money in small amounts. Banks also change money. US dollars are widely accepted in smaller denominations; however, US coins are not.
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. At Grand Caribe, you may settle your account with VISA, Mastercard or Discover and U.S. Dollars are also accepted.
Our condos are private residences and do not have inter-connecting doors. However, our Grand Caribe reservations team works hard to ensure that, when available, families are nearby one another when reserving multiple condos.
“The condos could not have been any better. 3 bathrooms. spacious, well appointed. Maid staff was amazing. I had my laundry done daily. They had everything in the condo from a bread maker to a blender. No complaints at all about the rooms. It was lovely. The staff on property was amazing. The pool service was great.”