Noodles Retreat

Things To Do

Things to do

 Contact us for more information & to book tours/excursions; for most, you will be picked up/dropped off right at your dock!


Many people come to the island for the fabulous water sports, especially scuba & snorkeling on the amazing Belize Barrier Reef, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which is the longest in the western hemisphere and second longest in the world. It has a hugely diverse abundance of marine life; one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. The most frequented snorkel spot is Hol Chan Marine Reserve; a visit there is often coupled with a stop at Shark Ray Alley. But there are many other fabulous spots close the island as well, as depending on what part of Ambergris Caye you are on, the reef ranges from less than a mile out to touching the shore. And have you ever tried night snorkeling? A definite experience!

There are areas of the reef farther from the island which are amazing dive spots, such as Turneffe Atoll, Half Moon Caye, Long Caye, and of course the Great Blue Hole. The last has been a huge draw for many visitors to Belize, especially after Jacques Cousteau named it a top diving site!

Have a non-snorkeler/diver in your group? You can still see the amazing sea life via glass bottom boat (which takes snorkelers also), the Reef Runner.


Want to go parasailing or rent a jet ski? That can be arranged too!

Boating (sail or motor) trips are easy to organize, and can include things such as a fishing (fly, deep sea, or reef), beach BBQ, a visit to neighboring Caye Caulker, bird watching, manatee sighting, a fabulous sunset, and more!

Want to see the huge marine sinkhole, Belize’s Great Blue Hole, from above? Consider doing a flyover trip; amazing views from the air of what the Discovery Channel ranked at the top of its list of “The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth”!

PAMPER YOURSELVES Get a beach massage, visit a spa or salon, have a Belizean home cooked meal right in your vacation home!

SECRET BEACH is not so secret anymore but still a fun day! It’s a bumpy trip in a golf cart but that’s part of the adventure. Beautiful white sandy beach, calm blue water, several bars/restaurants, and a water park!

EAT!! In addition to the many great restaurants on the island or the possibility of a home cooked meal, you could also try a Food Tour, a sampling of different foods of Belize & island restaurants — do this early in your stay so you know where you want to go back to later! Recommended by former guests & San Pedro Scoop.

NIGHTLIFE & WEEKLY EVENTS: Trivia nights, live music, movies, happy hours, a casino, and more…some of these are moving targets as venues change often, but seek (or ask) & ye shall find! 

Organized daylong excursions from the island to the mainland are quite popular — you can boat or fly over for a variety of adventures! Below is a sampling of what tour operators may offer, often two activities/sites in one full day (not to mention the adventure of the boat &/or bus portions of the trip, which often include a meal &/or drinks as well as interesting commentary on the flora, fauna, history & culture of Belize!).

Visit a Maya site: Lamanai is the most popular (climb the pyramid!), but Altun Ha & Xunantunich are also worth a visit. And with Xunantunich, you get to cross a river on a hand cranked ferry!

Cave tubing takes you on a river wearing a headlamp and, you guessed it, floating on a tube right through caves!

Ziplining through the jungle canopy, anyone?

Visit the “best little zoo in the world”! It may be small, but it’s impactful. The Belize Zoo’s animals are all indigenous & most are rescues, orphans, rehabilitated or born in captivity. Have you ever seen a tapir (aka “mountain cow”) up close & personal? This is your chance!


San Pedro Artisans Market,  is filled with friendly unaggressive vendors and stalls selling items made in Belize 

Paint N Splash brings out your inner artist! Create your own souvenir, meet locals & fellow tourists, and have fun!

Hermit Crab Races, anyone? Check them out at Nauti Crab Beach Bar in Boca del Rio.

Hang out with a furry friend If you’d like to walk shelter dogs or cuddle cats while on the island, just contact or stop by Saga Humane Society!

Chocolate Class at the Chocolate Boutique teaches you all about chocolate & how it’s made. Every bean & bar of theirs is “born in Belize.” Free (delicious!!) samples! As of April 2022, classes are being held Mon-Fri at 10:30 am; reservations required.

Learn more about iguanas at the Eco Iguana Corner Foundation!

Aces Wildlife Rescue does amazing work with the island wildlife in terms of rescue, rehabilitation, & community education. They have a few unreleasable animals (crocodiles, iguanas, snakes, and turtles) at their facility which you can visit and learn about by appointment only.

Level Up Barcade at Mahogany Bay Village is your place for all sorts of games (PacMan, SkeeBall, Wii, Ping Pong, board games & more).