Getting to Belize: The easiest way to get to Belize is to fly into Belize City International Airport (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.
Getting from the mainland to Ambergris Caye:
Most people prefer to fly to San Pedro (SPR). Tropic Air and Maya Island Air both serve Ambergris Caye. If you are arriving to Belize City International Airport (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.
You can also get to the island by air from many mainland Belize cities as well as Mérida and Cancún, Mexico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and Guatemala City and Flores, Guatemala.
By water taxi:
We recommend San Pedro Belize Express service (approximately US$35 round trip; get a taste of what the trip is like here). From Belize City, it is an approximately 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.
Note that transport between the Belize City international airport to 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$20 & up, depending on how many in your party), or you can grab a cab (~US$25 for 1-2 people, with an additional US$5/person over two).
Getting to Sunset Beach Resort once in San Pedro: We would be happy to arrange for Manolo, our taxi driver of choice, to meet you on arrival in San Pedro and bring you to Sunset Beach (fare US$10).
There is no address for Sunset Beach Resort, but there is only one main north/south road on the island so it’s easy to find. We are located on that road, 2.5 miles south of town. You can see where Sunset Beach is located on Google Maps here.
Checking in/out at Sunset Beach: Normal check in time is from 3 pm. Please note 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.
Getting around: Many people like to 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 — driver extraordinaire Manolo is just a phone call away. Using our complimentary bikes or walking along the beach is also a great option!