The more budget-oriented cayes, such as Tobacco and Caulker, have mostly small hotels and simple cabins, often built of wood and typically without any amenities beyond a fan or two, though this is changing on Caulker, which now has a number of somewhat upscale hotels. At the other end, notably on Ambergris Caye, are luxurious resorts and deluxe "condotels" (condo developments where individual owners
At the other end, notably on Ambergris Caye, are luxurious resorts and deluxe "condotels" (condo developments where individual owners rent their units on a daily basis through a management company) and an increasing number of vacation villas, usually rented by the week. Nearly all accommodations on Ambergris Caye have air-conditioning, and most also have swimming pools. Regardless of which caye you're staying on, lodgings have several things in common: they're small (usually fewer than 30 or 40 rooms), low-rise (nearly all have three stories or fewer), and almost always are directly on the water.
Off-season (typically May to around Thanksgiving), most island hotels, except some budget hotels, reduce rates by around 20% to 40%.
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