On AC you can have the best of both worlds. If you want the 'action' you can stay in and around town. If you like your peace and quiet and no traffic, you can stay out of town.
Amen JZB, I wonder sometimes if people think that ambergris Caye is San Pedro alone. Its almost a different Island up here. San Pedro is nice if you need company, grocery's or to drink and dance after that i want a hammock on the beach and to be undisturbed by all those loud promotions on the PA's.
OMG have you been near Belize Bank today or Caye Supplys, They are blasting loud music and a live announcers voice for promotions of commercial loans and Halloween specials. No Disturbing the Peace laws in San Pedro.