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Caye Caulker
Travel Guide

Watch clouds and listen to waves while lying in a hammock, go snorkeling in crystal-clear water and dance all night to feel-good reggae beats on this tropical island.

Take a deep breath, kick off your shoes and embrace the “Go slow” motto of beautiful Caye Caulker. Just off mainland Belize, Caye Caulker is a dream destination for backpackers and ecotourism enthusiasts. Spend your days swaying in a beachfront hammock, diving at pristine Caribbean Sea barrier reefs and sharing travel adventures at the welcoming bars.

Caye Caulker is a long, narrow sandbar island bisected by a channel. To the south, visit the tourist center, where lodgings, shops and tour operators line the car-free streets and waterfront. The northern island is largely underdeveloped and swathed in a mangrove forest teeming with birdlife. The Split, a thin canal, separates the two portions and has popular spots for swimming and sunsets.

Sign up for snorkeling and diving excursions with outfitters such as Ragamuffin Tours and Frenchie’s Diving. A short boat ride away is Belize Barrier Reef, part of the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. Spot pristine coral reefs, orange-hued starfish and fish of every color of the rainbow. Explore underwater caves and swim in blue-green lagoons.

Get close to sharks, sea turtles and rays at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Observe surfacing manatees at Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary. Windsurf, kayak or fish for barracuda, bonefish and tarpon. Back on dry land, see saltwater crocodiles and some of over 100 native bird species as you traverse nature trails.

Relax at the island’s bars and restaurants. Many have ocean-facing terraces that feature the rhythmic sounds of reggae. Feast on plates of fresh seafood, lobster and coconut-infused desserts. Sip a cold beer or cocktail, mingle with likeminded vacationers and exchange stories as you watch the sun drift down.

Reach Caye Caulker by catching a low-cost ferry from Belize City or fly from Belize City Municipal Airport. The island is small enough to get around on foot, although bikes and golf carts are available to rent. Fall into a blissful sleep at guesthouses or luxury resorts.

Top Hotels in Caye Caulker

BluZen
BluZen
2.5 out of 5
1512 North Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker, Belize District
The price is $220 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Caye Caulker Beach and Belize Barrier Reef. Playa Asuncion and The Split are also within 5 minutes.

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Blu zen is a gorgeous facility with amazing staff. The food was wonderful as well. One of our favorite places we have visited."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

BluZen
Jan's Hotel
Jan's Hotel
2.5 out of 5
52 Avenida Hicaco, Playa Asuncion, Caye Caulker
The price is $125 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Nestled on the beach, this Caye Caulker hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Belize Barrier Reef and The Split.

4.6/5Exceptional! (129 reviews)

"Amazing property in Caye Caulker!! Right on the water and close to all the hustle and bustle in town. The room was very clean and updated with a smart tv, and small kitchen. I really enjoyed my stay and will definitely be back!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Jan's Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
3 out of 5
Front Street, Caye Caulker
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Nestled on the beach, this Caye Caulker hotel is just steps from Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. The Split and Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (39 reviews)

"Liked the location. Disliked the lack of dishes and utensils in the room"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Rainbow Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Caye Caulker

GOLD STANDARD-Studio Suite with Pool just steps to the Ocean
GOLD STANDARD-Studio Suite with Pool just steps to the Ocean
Caye Caulker, Belize District

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court and The Split ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"This place is perfect, has its own beach, dock, beach chairs, bikes and a pool. You can’t ask for anything more. Hospitality was amazing they can help you with anything and not mark up the excursions. A Caribbean gem!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

GOLD STANDARD-Studio Suite with Pool just steps to the Ocean
Blue Bay Cottage
Blue Bay Cottage
3 out of 5
Alamina Drive Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye
The price is $100 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Situated in Caye Caulker, this beach vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court and The ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"We loved the location and the fact that Francis is such a huge help, there is nothing we really didn't like."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Blue Bay Cottage
Sapphire House
Sapphire House
3 out of 5
Avenida Mangle, Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker

Situated near the airport, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court and The Split ...

Sapphire House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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