Ambergris Caye Is The Best Place To Retire In The Country
Belize is located just a few hours from the United States and Canada and is both economically and politically stable. It boasts a temperate climate and English is its official language. All of this makes it an attractive retirement destination for Westerners, but many are surprised by how affordable it is.
Property values here are surprisingly low, even in premier locations such as Ambergris Caye. Americans, Canadians and Europeans who dream of retiring on the beach will find they can afford to do so.
Other major expenses such as health care and utilities are also reasonably priced and expats find they can afford household help.
High-speed internet is the most reliable in the region. It’s a bargain at $60 a month, which includes cable TV.
Groceries are also inexpensive. Americans typically spend half of what they do at home on food. The trick is to shop for local produce and fresh-caught fish at farmers’ markets and to buy meat from a butcher. For those who enjoy eating out, $5 will get a delicious home-cooked meal at local restaurants. While imported liquor can be expensive, there are fine local brands of rum, vodka and beer that will only cost $2-3 per drink in bars.
While all of this makes Belize a great place to retire, Ambergris Caye is the best place to live.
This island paradise is one of the most luxurious locations in the country. In addition to the beautiful white sand beaches, there are numerous resorts and spas. There are also many entertainments, particularly in the town of San Pedro. Expats will find fitness clubs and yoga studios, espresso bars and internet cafes, and a variety of upscale restaurants. There is even a wine and cheese bar! The nightlife often features live music and there are many local festivals throughout the year. All of this makes it easy for retirees to socialize with each other and with locals.
For those who crave an active lifestyle, the proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef and the Great Blue Hole means there is world class diving, snorkeling and fishing. Day trips to the mainland are also easy to arrange for those who’d like to go trekking in the rain forest, visit the ancient Maya ruins or go shopping in Belize City.
While Ambergris Caye is the premier tropical destination in Belize, Salt Life Belize is the finest retirement community on the island. Here, expats will find beautifully appointed condos and a variety of amenities including a beach club, fly fishing lodge, full-service resort and more. Every modern convenience is paired with the exotic island life and laid-back lifestyle. To find out more, please contact our friendly staff today!