Think about a white sand island with about a mile width and five miles in length, a shallow lagoon in the front which meets the world’s second longest coral reef; lazing in a hammock with a beer in one hand a barbequed lobster in the other. Well that is Caye Caulker a tiny island located 30 kms north east of Belize city accessible by water taxi and a preferred destination for backpackers and tourists! A perfect getaway from the bustling traffic and blusterous sounds!!
Pamper yourself at least for 3 days with a cast away life in the beauty of the beaches walking bare foot and hoping in and out of the tiny pubs scattered in the island!
Land at Belize City, the capital of Belize in Central America take a cab to the water taxi station and get yourself into a water taxi which leaves to San Pedro island and get off at Caye Caulker after a 30 mins boat ride
The Blue hole : If diving is your passion take a 2 hour boat ride to the blue hole and scuba dive to explore the vertical caves in the sea. If sceptical, take a short flight to the blue hole and have the aerial view of the nature’s spectacle.
Snorkelling: For those who do not dive, and even if you have never snorkelled, the Hol Chan Reserve, Shark Ray Alley and other coral gardens can provide an equally euphoric experience. Snorkel in 3 ft. of water or drift over 60 ft. of Caribbean Sea outside the reef and marvel at the whole other world this marine paradise presents.Hop on a boat to the Belize Coral Reef just a mile from the island and indulge yourself in the underwater world finding nemo and meet the sting rays and nurse sharks!!
Historical Tours: Visit the impressive Mayan Centres, like Altun Ha and Xunantunich … and don’t forget to take your camera for some memorable shots.
Night life: There is always something happening on Caye, whether you want to go dancing or just enjoy good music. There are two major dance clubs in the town where local DJ’s provide a wide range of music both local and foreign.
Colinda Cabanas: This property is located on a sandy Caribbean beachfront on the island, facing the reef on the East Side and blessed with an almost constant cool North-Easterly breeze. Most nights star-gazing is amazing while listening to the surf breaking on the reef.
Seaside Cabanas : situated right on the beach, the hotel architecture blends Belizean and Mexican styles with the use of thatch, local woods and bright colours. The interiors are cool and modern with artwork from Belize and other parts of the Caribbean.
De Real Macaw: considered to be one Caye Caulker’s most unique Guest Houses boasting thatch-roofed, private porches with hammocks and a large courtyard and is located on a beachfront on the windward side of the island.
Caye Caulker has a horde of small restaurants along the beach side catering to all tastes from seafood to burritos; from Italian, Chinese or just a sandwich. Of course, many restaurants feature Belizean cuisine (fish, bar-b-que, rice and beans, etc.) Whatever you are craving, you can find it at any one of the several restaurants. My choice is for you to pamper your palate with the fresh lobsters and other fishes at Terry’s Grill where they barbeque it with the typical Belizean flavour.
You are on a holiday so keep away your cell phones and laptops and just chill!!
The catch phrase is ‘Go Slow ‘ Its Caye Caulker!!