Spend five minutes on Ambergris Caye (the largest island in Belize) and you’ll see why the Caribbean destination is often considered one of the best vacation spots in Central America: Swatches of white-sand beaches abound, crystal-clear waters stretch on for as far as the eye can see, and weather is almost perpetually sunny and warm. Situated within a 60-acre private reserve, Mahogany Bay Village features a 205-key hotel, a marina, restaurants, shops, and—for those who want to put down roots in paradise—private residences.
The studio to five-bedroom cottages, townhomes, and single-family homes range from 1,246 to 2,740 square feet. Beth Clifford, the real estate developer behind the resort and residential community, used Belizean hardwood, hand-blocked fabrics, porches, and high ceilings in the homes to pay homage to the country’s British Colonial heritage.
The two- to five-bedroom single-family homes are equipped with full-length porches, and individuals who buy one of those listings can purchase a boat slip for $20,000 or add a swimming pool. Like other resort residences, the units can be placed in a rental program when owners are out of town.
Current prices range from $219,900 to $795,900.