Island Holidays Decorations on Ambergris Caye

I love all of the island holiday decorations around San Pedro. Palm trees draped with simple Christmas lights are the cutest. And golf cart tire snowmen? My FAVE.

Simple Christmas tree at Portofino Resort
Simple but beautiful tree at Portofino Resort

Earlier this week, I tried to stop at some resorts and businesses that I KNOW do a fantastic job. And here are my pictures.

Rock On and Belikin license plates hanging on a home
Okay…not technically Xmas decorations but cute. On a house on Front Street

Belize is experiencing a cold front – it’s Christmas weather! San Pedro is waking up to temperatures at about 70F, with low humidity (for the Tropics…as low as 55%) and a brisk north wind. The Cayo district and the Mountain Pine Ridge area…the high 50s in the early morning. This is about as cold as Belize gets…and it TOTALLY feels like the holidays.

A snowman on the beach at Grand Caribe Resort
A holiday tradition on the Grand Caribe Resort beach

By the theory of relativity (my theory that is…) 70F on Ambergris Caye is the equivalent of a blizzard in Washington DC.

I’m eating my body weight in cookie dough and delicious caramel popcorn my neighbors Ken and Theresa dropped off to keep warm.

View of Lily's Restaurant and the beach in San Pedro

The pictures!

In town, Lily’s Restaurant (home of my FAVORITE fried fish and one of the best conch ceviches) looks so festive. And so does the beach!

Amigos del mar's huge dock and the beautiful beach
Lily's all decroated for Christmas
Lily’s Dine by the Sea

My friend Polo and his family do such a wonderful job decorating their shops for the holidays. His building is on the very north end of Front Street – just before you get to the Phoenix Resort.

Polo's Gift shop decorated for Christmas
The beautiful norfolk pine makes SUCH a pretty Christmas tree
Polo's santa made from golf cart tires
The cutest golf cart tire snow man

Glitter Santa stands by Boca Del Rio park.

Glittery santa

He’s gone thru MANY iterations over the years. Slim Santa, Soccer Santa, shirtless Santa with an amazing chest tattoo…

I stopped in at Grand Caribe Resort to visit the beach snowman.

Snowman at Grand Caribe
Snowman looking at the water

I headed up to Portofino Resort and the Christmas tree in the water. SO pretty…

Christmas tree in the sea at Portofino Resort

Just stunning…

Hammocks and tree
Hammocks at Portofino in the water
Prettiest hammocks at Portofino hanging over the water

And their beautiful simple wooden tree at the end of their dock.

Simple Christmas tree at the end of the dock at Portofino

While I was at the end of the dock, I spotted some snowmen on the beach a few houses south…

I spotted this osprey perch…

Osprey nest in water
Serious osprey perch

And these…my favorites. Just in someone’s front yard.

Golf cart tire snowman

Time to head home. My neighbor at Tuto Belize had just put up their beach Christmas tree…spotted in the morning while walking the dogs.

Gorgeous tree on the beach at Tuto Belize

I waited until the sun was setting and went over to take a few pictures.

A gorgeous night
A gorgeous evening on the beach at Tuto Belize

I should have waited a bit longer but due to the recent rains, the mosquitos were BUZZING.

Picture of Holiday tree at Tuto Belize

I snapped a few pictures and RETREAT!

Beach in the evening

That’s all for now. Back to baking! But please, if you have seen any beautiful displays around town or the island, message me! I’d love to enjoy them too.

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  1. Jack Heather on December 21st, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Hi Rebecca,
    I wish you & Jeff a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Thank you for all of your 2023 Scoops. You help us all keep in touch with what is happening down on Ambergris Caye. I hope to visit again in the next year or two.

    • San Pedro Scoop on December 21st, 2023 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much. To you and yours as well. To a great 2024 of Scoops and travel (for both of us!)

  2. Greg Urban on December 21st, 2023 at 10:59 am

    You said: “relativity (my theory that is…) 70F on Ambergris Caye is the equivalent of a blizzard”. I want to remind you that in Roade Island when there is a blizzard, Snow falls from the sky. In case you have forgotten. 50 degrees is a balmy heat wave in RI or WI in the USA on the winter solstice dear. Have a wonderful time wearing your mittens and jacket today.

    • San Pedro Scoop on December 21st, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      But the cold and the wind…and I did wake up to a light dusting of dead mosquitos on my porch. Does it work now? 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  3. Rob Stark on December 21st, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Any temp is a good time to eat cookie dough!! Looking forward to coming back down on 1/6 for the first time in 4 years (has it been that long?) I do remember last time we were down I was on a hunt for eggs, all the stores were out, and saw you and Jeff in Greenhouse. Asked him if he’d seen any anywhere and he pointed me to Caye Mart, mission accomplished!

  4. David Yates on January 3rd, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    Amazing pictures. We were there from Denver to spend the holidays at our house at Secret Beach. Great place for the holidays. Thanks for what you do.

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 4th, 2024 at 9:53 am

      House at Secret Beach? Tell me more!