Get Lost! Here’s a tropical paradise that still really is a tropical paradise! No high rises, no “tourist Mecca”, no hassles. You’ll be able to truly get away from it all and live in nature’s beauty. This is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab a piece of unspoiled Caribbean, the way it used to be.
This friendly resort can be your secret get-away. No crowds, no noise. Just your own private getaway spot. Experience fantastic diving at 39 different named sites! Experience the second largest Barrier Reef in the world. So close, you can see it from your balcony! And your neighbors? Let’s just say…not many!
But you may just see a familiar face or two…like Jimmy Buffet, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ziggy Marley, Toby Keith, Madonna (who wrote the song “La Isla Bonita” about the island ( youtube.com/La Isla Bonita ) and many others.
Yes, this is the spot for folks who want to get away from it all. No Cancun-ization here. Locals take pride in saying “This ain’t no Cancun” ! This is truly Paradise. So is it all just beach and nothing else? Not by a long shot! We’re talking private, not primitive!
How about….sport fishing, jet skiing, wind surfing, shopping, small but fantastic restaurants, take a tour of the ancient Mayan Ruins, go sailing, Manatee sight seeing, rent a bike or golf cart and go exploring, have a massage, enjoy lunch and wine on the beach, stay in shape at the well equipped gym just across the street named the “Train Station”. Experience The Blue Hole…..made famous by the French Explorer Jacques Cousteau, or just lie in a hammock on the beach and enjoy the fruits of your hard labor.
San Pedro Town, home of Seven Seas Resort, is the major settlement on the island and is home to approximately 15,000 residents. The islanders speak English and welcome you as their friends. A familiar sign in town reads, “Welcome to San Pedro where you won’t be a stranger for long.”
The island has the best fishing and diving facilities in the country. The town is a picture postcard setting with small colorfully painted houses set alongside sand and cobblestone streets nestled beside the clear turquoise sea. No building is higher that a coco palm, or three stories. Golf carts and bicycles are the principal mode of transportation. The streets are home to local and visiting barefoot strollers, casually making their way through the shops and restaurants or just relaxing and chatting with the locals who are mostly of Spanish and Mayan descent are friendly and tolerant.
If you are new to the island, leave about two thirds of your clothing at home. Bring swim suits, tanning lotion, sandals and a hat. Long pants are just not needed, ever. This is one very relaxed place! There are paved and cobblestone streets mostly in the downtown area and the main street going through town and up to the north and south ends of the island.
Most people wear sandals or flip flops and other just go barefoot everywhere. Just Remember….Sand Pedro is very small and everything there is small….the restaurants, bars, gift shops, resorts. Yes even Seven Seas is small and very friendly. Oops, there is one thing in San Pedro that isn’t small and that is the hearts of its people…..but that’s good. Ambergris Caye has much to admire.
Away from the center of town there is an abundance of birds and other animals. Much of the island is covered with forest that attracts wildlife. Many of the yards of the houses and hotels bloom with tropical flora. The sea abounds with adventure for fishermen, divers, snorkelers and sailors.
Some of the best outfitters for fishing and diving trips are found here, along with charter boats. San Pedro Town, the only town on the island and home to Seven Seas Resort, makes a fine base for excursions to nearby attractions and the more distant islands and atolls. The stores are well stocked with a variety of food and some of the country’s best cooks take pride in their seafood specialties.
Relaxed, intimate, private…all the things you want in a “get away from it all” location. Water so clear and so blue you’ll want to stare at it for hours. A tropical paradise that actually lives up to its name.
So just when was it that you really gave yourself time to just relax? I mean, really relax. How about curling up with a good book on your balcony, sipping a cold libation and watching the beautiful Caribbean Sea? Or you might want to try out one of the hammocks under the palm trees at the edge of the sea. I mean, isn’t this what you work so hard for? Of course, being alone is entirely up to you. For you folks who want a little more action, we’ve not forgotten you!
How about a night out on the “town”? You have plenty of options….take a taxi downtown or drive your own golf cart ……or a 10 minute leisurely stroll down the beach brings you to the 4 block “downtown area”. Once there you can continue your stroll down the beach for dinner at one of the fine restaurants, then on to a bar or disco for some entertainment.
Many bars and restaurants serve right on the beach under the stars or under a primitive thatch roof “Palapa” (no walls), or you could go to Front street, also now known as Barrier Reef drive, and check out the gift shops, talk to the friendly locals or try your luck at the Casino.
When you’re finished with everything it is a short stroll back down the beach to the Seven Seas where peace and tranquility awaits you? Oh, we forgot the directions. Going to town keep your left foot in the water and keep on walking but on the way back don’t forget to switch feet and put your right foot in the water…..otherwise it’s a very long walk around the island! The next day some “Private Time” with lunch and wine on a secluded beach, a therapeutic massage….more hammock time. Are you pampered or what ?