We all look forward to meeting you at Costa Maya Reef Resort.
Good job with eBay! With such a great deal you can easily afford a few water taxi transfers and still keep your accommodation costs below that of comparable resorts.
With the recent success of our vacation ownership program, the resort boat now makes several runs into San Pedro Town daily.
What you may really enjoy is the multitude of fish and coral directly in front of the resort at Mexico Rocks. This link may be of interest to you Belize National Parks, Nature Reserves & Wildlife Sanctuaries - Mexico Rocks
. With much less power boat traffic (as opposed to town) you may enjoy the underwater treasures a bit more.
I would also suggest a full day hike up to the Rocky Point area, north of the resort. Along the way you'll find a few new resorts, which are either in construction or just recently completed, some private homes and a lot of empty beaches. If you pack your snorkeling gear, I would suggest a stop at Basil Jones (just past the shrimp farm) for great snorkeling from the beach! The beaches here are spectacular and the reef is very close to shore. This is my favorite part of Ambergris Caye.
Excursions to Caye Caulker and the ruins are easily arranged and depart from the resort. I would suggest the full day Manatee Excursion which includes Caye Caulker and also the full day Altun Ha Ruins & Maruba Jungle Spa tour. We use SEAduced by Belize SEAduced by Belize
, but you are free to choose other tour companies.
I would also recommend spending a day in San Pedro Town checking out the shops and other establishments.
Castle Cars is now our golf cart rental provider and we plan to have several carts available at the resort if you plan to drive into town. It's a cool ride along the beach (since the rains have lightened up a bit) and takes about thirty minutes. Many choose to make a day of it and resort hop, making stops at the unique properties that dot the six mile stretch of beach between Costa Maya Reef Resort and San Pedro Town. It's very convenient now that the cart/bike ferry is open 24 hours a day. Bicycles are also available and fun to ride along the beach.
You are sure to have a great time in Belize!