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Eight Tips Renting A Golf Cart in Ambergris Caye (Belize)

Driving a golf cart in Ambergris Caye is a fun thing to do if you wish to explore the Caye that also known as La Isla Bonita (based on Madonna’s song). We rented a golf cart for 7 hours; it costs us around 40 USD.*


Some tips when renting a golf cart for a day:

1. Avoid renting the golf cart on the rainy days
There are no covers on each side of the vehicle; you may get wet if the rains were pouring down..

2. Remember your rented golf cart license/renting number
There are many golf carts leased in the caye, and some of them are looked alike!

golf cart Belize

3. Always bring your car driving license with you.
Police have the right to stop you from showing your license. No license means traffic fine.

4. Lock your golf cart when parking
Usually, the thefts are after the parts of the golf carts, thus be cautious!

golf cart Belize

5. Always park on designated area
Parking is mostly for free, but when you park in private/taxi parking and no parking zones, you risk of getting a parking ticket.

6. Prepare five Belizean Dollars* for crossing the bridge (one way only)
My understanding there is only one bridge in the Caye. It connects the main island and the part that reach to the Mexico border.

7. If you still have seat space, do consider to take Belizean hitchhikers
Belizeans are friendly, and they may share few tips on the Caye’s hidden gems.

8. Bring your swim/snorkel gear and drive to the Secret Beach
The beach is not easy to reach by foot unless if you’d like to exercise in the heat. Bumpy roads to drive through but it is fun. The beach has calm seawater and not many boats passing by unlike in other parts of the Caye.


Then we found an abandoned villa with a private jetty at the end of the road reaching to the Mexico border.

Does it look haunted to you?

*All prices here based on trip on August 2016


    • Yes, it is a beautiful country to visit! I do like Belize underwater – no dynamite fishing and it looks to me they protect their water seriously. They do not have colorful corals like in the Southeast Asia but the landscape is special with canyons and big marine species like nurse sharks, eel morays, lobsters and eagle rays and dolphins. And the people are very relax and friendly.

  1. Haha, I think secret beach looks rather desolate…mysterious and yes, a bit haunting. No one around and maybe it was a quiet day. Haha, don’t drive the golf cart on rainy days as you suggested. Lol, I’m guessing they’d still rent it to you if you asked and you wear raincoats to keep dry 😂

  2. I’ve been to Ambergris Caye and rented a golf cart, and all your info here is fantastic, Indah. It’s a wild ride with views and tropical breezes wherever you go, and so much fun!

  3. Certainly would be a fun way to get around. What a cool tip on picking up Belize hitchhikers. A great way to talk to some locals and as you mentioned you might get some tips/advice in the process

    • Hi Carl, yes, getting in touch with locals is always fun and interesting to do. We learn a lot from them and I guess they are too. We made friends with a local young boy and his family at the park just because he was curious about Pokemon game that we played at the park 😀 We asked permission to his parents first of course 🙂 We get information about interesting places and stories in Belize because of them 🙂

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