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#73819 - 09/19/03 10:28 AM Before Ambergris was Ambergris  


Does anyone know of Belizean islands that are less visited than Ambergris and Caulker? In other words, are there places like Ambergris may have been generations ago? I have seen references to Tobacco Caye and Long Caye, do they have that not-yet-discovered charm?

#73820 - 09/19/03 11:42 AM Re: Before Ambergris was Ambergris  
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There are many islands off Belize that are less visited than Ambergris and Caulker -- several hundred of them.

But all are small relatively to Ambergris and Caulker. Some (including Tobacco and South Water) are just a few acres. Others are literally just specks of sand or mangrove. Many don't have anybody living on them, and others such as Ranguana, Whipray, Cockney, Northeast and other cayes have only one small lodge or hotel. A very few, like St. George's, Chapel, Moho (the one south) and Long (the one near Lighthouse atoll) have more development but still nothing like Ambergris or Caulker. Some of course are part of government parks or reserves.

As a practical matter, besides the size of these islands, a limiting factor is transportation to most of them. There are no scheduled water taxis or flights, and getting to them by boat is surprisingly expensive.

If you are looking for seclusion, parts of both Ambergris and Caulker are undeveloped -- much of far North Ambergris and most of Caulker north of the split.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
#73821 - 09/19/03 11:56 AM Re: Before Ambergris was Ambergris  

Interesting advice Mr. Sluder. Given the cost of fuel I am not surprised that it's so expensive to be ferried by boat to remote islands. I would like to check one out some day, because I definitely perfer fewer people/less action sometimes. I've never been to the North side of Ambergris, so that might be worth visiting.

Are you familiar with other less-visited islands in other Central American nations?

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