Our indigenous hosts
Connect with nature in new and exciting ways on Ambergris Cay, an island of lush flora, rare fauna, and countless opportunities to explore it all. Ambergris Cay has the distinct honor of being home to the world’s largest remaining population of Turks and Caicos Rock Iguanas. These large herbivorous lizards are endangered, and in conjunction with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, their population is closely monitored and protected here in its natural habitat. Similarly, the Southern Bahamas Boa, a small harmless constricting snake, is the subject of long-term population monitoring and conservation efforts. Ambergris Cay is also home to a variety of smaller native reptiles as well, including Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles who nest on the island’s beaches. So, whether you take to the seas or stay on land, you may encounter one or more of the many reptiles who bask in the island’s sunshine and salt air. Not to worry, all of our island's animal inhabitants prefer their own space, same as you, so while they may be in sight, they'll stay out of your way.