I've been considering the possibility of moving to Ambergris Caye. From reading forum posts, I get the impression that the majority of people who live there are couples and an even greater number are retired couples. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm 43 and looking for a complete change of lifestyle, primarily to relocate from the poor weather here over the winter. I'm aware that employment would not be possible. I'll be relying on rental income from two properties in the UK initially. I'm also working on an internet project which could bear fruit in around 8 - 12 months time.
My plan was to come over for 3 to 6 months initially, booking 10 days into a hotel whilst looking for a small studio/1 bed apartment to rent within 2 miles of San Pedro or possibly just a room in a house if someone had one free.
A possible idea may be to build a house if I found a suitable plot with services - not necessarily connected - but at least nearby. I'm guessing a local project manager would be vital to help recruit and organise local tradespeople. How long would planning permission take for a typical 2/3 bed house ?
So, are there many expats around my age, on their own from the UK, US, Canada, Germany etc. living on Ambergris Caye who I might be likely to socialise with ?
Many thanks in advance for any insight.