Ambergris Caye, pronounced “am-BER-gris”, is the largest island of Belize located in the Western Caribbean.
The Caye (pronounced as “keys”, meaning an island from the Spanish word: cayo) is about 25 miles long, and about 1 miles wide, named after large lumps of ambergris which washed ashore here.
San Pedro Town is the only town on Ambergris Caye. The island and some of the resorts were featured on several TV series, such as Temptation Island , The Bachelor and Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
The main tourist attractions are the Belize Barrier Reef, which are the second largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the various Mayan Sites localed on the Belize mainland.
The caye can be reached by air or water taxi from Belize City or Corozal.