An Expedia package I almost bought has flights from LAX to BZE and Isla Bonita Yacht Club on Ambergris Caye as a complete package. I realize that BZE international airport is 73 KM from the hotel. Expedia could NOT explain how that made sense and after a 20 min wait to get clarification, the agent just hung up on me. I called the hotel three times but nobody answered and sent to email but a day later, I still don't have a reply.
I see there is a ferry; but that is three hours in itself and then there is transfer from the airport to the ferry which will make an 8AM or even 11AM return flight a challenge. I assume there are local flights from BZE to local islands. Do I arrange my own flight from BZE to local airport on Ambergris? Is that how everyone else get there?
Is So, and on a different note, I generally try to avoid these "local" flights. Are there any merits to staying at an alternative hotel /resort nearer the airport if our main interest is in good diving? My wife is an experienced diver with many world class diving destinations already scratched off her list. This is my birthday gift to here but I personally know little about Belize and would appreciate if someone familiar with the area commented on this. I have read quite a bit on the forums but still do NOT know what to choose here as a base for 6 days of diving. I was settled on Ambergris Caye until this bump of getting to it from BZE.