Getting to Belize: The country’s only international airport is Belize City International (BZE). International carriers serving Belize City are:
American Airlines is currently the only carrier connecting Europe (London via Miami) and Belize City without requiring an overnight en route.
Some also consider getting to Belize via Cancun, Mexico. Tropic Air flies from Cancun to Belize City, or if you have more time and would like to travel more economically, ADO bus service comes recommended.
Getting from the mainland to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye:
By air: Definitely the fastest & most comfortable route, we would be happy to book your Tropic Air flights for you. Get a taste of what flying to San Pedro looks like via this video! (Insider’s tip!! If the co-pilot seat is empty when you board your puddle jumper plane, ask if you can sit there!)
If you are arriving to BZE, you can connect from there to San Pedro (round trip fare approximately US$158). If flying domestically in to/out of Belize City, the fares via the the municipal airport (TZA) are lower.
Chartered ground/water transfer: Next fastest & most comfortable means of transport is via Nautilus Express, who will meet you at BZE, shuttle you to their dock in Ladyville (with an optional stop at a grocery store en route for all except the latest international flight arrivals), and then take you by boat right to Sunset Beach’s dock (& they do the reverse of course for your return trip). US$95 one way or US$140 round trip, based on minimum of 6 passengers. Total travel time about 90 minutes each way & must be booked in advance; we can book this for you if you like.
By scheduled water taxi: We recommend San Pedro Belize Express service (~US$35 round trip; get a taste of what the trip is like here), a 90 minute trip including a stop en route at neighboring Caye Caulker. Unless you are with a group of 10+ or it is peak holiday time, it is not necessary to book the water taxi in advance. Popular blogger San Pedro Scoop has done a post describing the water taxi option here.
Transport between BZE and the water taxi dock takes about 30 minutes. You can arrange a shuttle ahead of time with a service such as Belize Shuttles & Transfers (US$30 & up), or grab a cab (~US$25 for 1-2 people, with an additional US$5/person over two; usually 4 people maximum). NOTE: last water taxi leaves Belize City at 5:30 pm!
Getting to Sunset Beach Resort once in San Pedro: You can see where Sunset Beach is located on Google Maps here. We would be happy to arrange for Manolo or his son Alvin, our taxi drivers of choice, to meet you on arrival in San Pedro and bring you to Sunset Beach (fare US$10 for the trip). They each drive a taxi van so can fit a group plus luggage!
Checking in/out at Sunset Beach: Check in time is from 3 pm on. We’ll need your arrival details for San Pedro (flight or water taxi? time?) in order for our concierge Juan Carlos or caretaker Chapin to be available to let you in to your condo upon arrival. (There is no standard check-in office at Sunset Beach Resort.)
Check out is by 11 am. If your flight or water taxi leaves later in the day, consider heading to town early, checking your bags with the airline/water taxi, and having a final beachfront lunch before departure.
We would be happy to store your luggage for early arrivals/late check outs if needed.
Getting around: Many people rent golf carts to get around the island; Rosa can reserve one for you & have it delivered to Sunset Beach on your arrival! It’s also easy to get a taxi in San Pedro — drivers extraordinaire Manolo and Alvin are just a phone call away. Using our complimentary bikes or walking along the beach is also a great option!