You don’t need to own a car in Ambergris Caye. Typically, people wouldn’t own a car and typically people might own or lease a golf cart. Golf cart rental is as expensive as renting a US car. It will be around US $400 to $500 a month to rent a golf cart. So if you are going to be here for a long time or if you are planning to retire here, you would probably buy a golf cart.
New golf cart costs around $15,000 to $25,000, which seems expensive, but there is duty on those things to bring them in. A used golf cart costs around US $7,500 up to around $10,000 to $15,000 depending on the features and the type of parts. If you are thinking of buying, that is the best course of action.
But you want to make sure that you can get a permit for your golf cart. Every golf cart has a requirement to have a permit and only citizens or residents can get permits for golf carts.
On the high end, there are also golf carts here that cost $30,000. They tend to be larger and are four-wheel drive. They are four-wheel drive with some type of storage on the back.
Typically, people do not own cars in Ambergris Caye; they own golf carts. Some people who have been here for a long time or have the need, would have a car. Personally, I have a golf cart. I don’t have a car and I wouldn’t have a car.
(Four wheel drive golf cart, pictured.)