We chose to rent a jeep and explore the island. Very recommended if you don't want to be on a time schedule. We snorkeled at a beach close to port. Enjoyed taking pictures of the island and splurged on local cuisine. I recommend this port of everyone.
I recommend anyone to take advantage of the excursions to enjoy the best of Belize. We went out on our own with a local tour guide. It was nice but if we visit again we will not choose to go out on our own. The locals are very pleasant and informative, the cuisine is fabulous.
We booked the snorkeling tour at Tabyana beach. The views were amazing and the wildlife was abundant. We snorkeled for hours and enjoyed the local cuisine. The beach itself looked like something out of a magazine!!! The wait staff at the beach was amazing, They had security on the beach to make sure your belongings were safe. The offered para sailing and boat rides as well as play equipment for children. I recommend this for people of all ages.
We took a local taxi to mahual. It was amazing to see and visit. You can rent jet skis or take a boat ride or just enjoy the beach. We chose to visit local shops and enjoy the beach. We ate the local cuisine and purchased items form locals. The taxi rides are cheap and the drivers very pleasant. We did visit a few ruins and took some amazing photos.