Gorgeous Mile Walk on South Ambergris Caye That Ends in a Coconut Sculpture Garden

Finding a place on the island to stay can be tricky for sure.  If you’ve never visited it might seen overwhelming (and I get LOTS of emails from the overwhelmed)…North Ambergris known for the larger resorts and beautiful sandy beaches or San Pedro Town with so many bars, restaurants and events or the area that I hear least about…South of town.  Or as I like to call it, my neighborhood.

For those not familiar with this area, I think it’s just gorgeous.  And no matter where you stay, one worth exploring.  Let me propose a two mile walk (one mile there and back) along this beautiful stretch of beach.  If the idea of exercise on vacation makes you feel queasy, call it a pub crawl.

Golf carts are excellent and a great way to get around quick (well “island time” quick) but beach walking is the way to go.  Breezier, prettier and you never know when you are going to run into something awesome.  Like these guys amusing their wives that I ran into a few days ago.



Underpants aside.  Things you’ll need for this Southern AC walk?  A bit of sunblock, shoes that are easy to take on and off, money for snacks and drinks and your camera.

Starting spot:  Victoria House Resort 2 miles south of town (mostly so that when the walk is over you can relax at their beautiful outside bar & restaurant with a few drinks and bar snacks)

Here she is.


One side on the beach with a beautiful view of the dock and ocean and on the other side one of V House’s pools.



IMG_0018Though I’m only a 5 minute walk north, staying a few nights at Victoria House (mostly in a plush robe) is on my Ambergris Bucket List.

Just before the Mile 2 marker is the old Sandbar Restaurant and Bar.  Closed now for maybe 3 years, it was completed dismantled leaving only the tile floor and the outside bowling alley.

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And then one of my favorite strips of beautiful private homes and rental houses.

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This area…south of Victoria House is called the Mosquito Coast.IMG_0028


Another great thing about walking on the beach…it’s pretty much guaranteed to be mossie free.

This is the view from the 2.5 mile marker this morning.


You get to your first “water crossing”…this little cove where the water has crept up the beach.  Remove shoes and get in.



Halfway across stop to enjoy one of nature’s wonders…the Belizean slipper tree.  (We call flip flops slippers here.)IMG_0033 Back to solid land.

Athens Gate Resort.  Not one of my favorite bits of island architecture.  Doric columns?  Really?



But what you will like, if you are thirsty, that this is your first official bar stop for water or beer.  Or…you can keep going.

To this GORGEOUS former private home that has been converted into a LUXURY rental.  Wataview.

They’ve installed a basketball court/tennis court next door.  Potentially to lure uber-sporty Justin Beiber to Belize.  Who knows?

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It’s another one for the bucket list.

Pelican Reef Resort is your next water stop.


And then Mile 3.  Shoes off for another water crossing.  It’s not far to go and it’s totally worth it.


It’s a beautiful stretch and after the mangrove bush, where you don’t think you can go any farther is a little path that loops back and you come out at Casa Mariposa and this sign.


And a beach yard filled with coconut sculptures.  How super cool and super unexpected.

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Kids would be so into this and I’m only showing you about half.


Enjoy the sculptures and make you way back.  If you are very VERY lucky, you too will run into my buddies.


Oh!  And thanks to Van, a visitor I met in Fido’s, for the head up on this coconut garden.

  • mysteryboy

    I love this walk and do it several times each visit – often further.

    • Belize Blog

      How do you get farther? You just hit a dead end soon after this house…

      • mysteryboy

        Back to the road and cut back to the shoreline whenever you feel like it might be interesting…..

      • 3dgord

        nope 2 more houses KawKaw chocolate factory and La Gran Casa Azul

  • Dawn MichelWalton

    What a beautiful walk Rebecca! Sometime I’d love to get back to SP and do that – I didn’t get to spend near enough time there on our one and only visit before hubby wanted to hoof it back to the mainland!

  • TarheelBornGal

    Wow, what a neat sculpture garden! We never walked on the beach down south, though we rode our bikes down on the road as far as we could go occasionally. Shame we never did the beach walk — it looks lovely!

    • Belize Blog

      Many of the “sculptures” are new within the last year. Very cool. You, though, know the north much better than I do!

      • TarheelBornGal

        I remember your first post about the dragon sculptures — looks like the property owners are endlessly creative!

  • VURunner

    Despite the architecture, I LOVE Athens Gate, and have stayed there several times. Your pictures are beautiful ~ so much nicer than the snow that I’m currently surrounded by. I can’t wait to see the coconut sculptures on my next trip!

  • lifeagain

    Thanks, Scoop

    This was a nice read and views……

  • lisafromiowa

    Are we allowed to park and leave our golf cart at Victoria House so that we may take this walk? Is there another place to part it? We are unfamiliar with the South, but want to change that!! It looks like something we would love to do, but we are staying North.

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  • Miranda

    Scoop, I read this some time ago, when you first posted it, and have been wanting to do it. My ms stops me from doing so many things I loved, like long walks on the beach. Since the Cool front is in, I am going to finish my breakfast of champions, percocet and a White Russian, and attempt it. If you see me rolled up in a heap at the side of the road, please be kind…