It hadn't dawned on me until a couple weeks after my return from this vacation that Amergris Caye was the island described in the Madonna song "La Isla Bonita", and it is SO true!
From the swaying palms along the white-sand beaches to the docks where small boats tie up and listening to fun, reggae island sounds all along, this place is something to write home about (REALLY).
The people here were so nice, the food fabulous (and inexpensive), the money rate is 2:1 U.S. favor, the weather superb, and the water... the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, where you can just walk out and swim with a manta ray.
I am returning here soon also... my brother just bought a condo here on the north side of town and also is having a large home built on the south part of the caye. I can't wait!