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Caye CaulkerBelize

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

Tropical Paradise Hotel
Tropical Paradise Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1 Luciano Reyes St, Caye Caulker
The price is CA $44 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Nestled on the beach, this Caye Caulker hotel is just steps away from Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. The Split and Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court ...

3.8/5Good! (170 reviews)

"Loved everything about this property. Staff at reception (Eden) were friendly and helpful. Room was nice - facing the sea. Two beds, dresser, place to hang clothes. Good shower and toiletries. Great waterfront lounging area and awesome dock - you could swim from the dock. At the south end of the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Tropical Paradise Hotel
Island Magic Beach Resort Ltd
Island Magic Beach Resort Ltd
3 out of 5
Avenida Hicaco, Caye Caulker
The price is CA $153 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Nestled on the beach, this Caye Caulker hotel is just steps away from Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. Caye Caulker Beach and The Split are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (187 reviews)

"The view of the ocean was beautiful. Great location. Polite and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Island Magic Beach Resort Ltd
BluZen
BluZen
2.5 out of 5
1512 North Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker, Belize District
The price is CA $287 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. The Split and Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Beautiful property. It requires a boat ride to the rest of the island, but a perfect location to relax/"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 30, 2020

BluZen
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

Beachside Cottage
Beachside Cottage
3 out of 5
Sea Grape, Caye Caulker, Belize

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

Beachside Cottage
Bay Towers Hotel
Bay Towers Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Lot 999 North West Caye Caulker, Caye Caulker, Belize District

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

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Amazing property and service

"We hadn’t realized that this location is actually on an adjacent island (the island splits in half so you cannot walk to the busier part of Caulkner where the restaurants and shops are). However the hotel readily gives its guests boat rides over - and as a value added, they showed us where the tarpon ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Bay Towers Hotel
Popeye's Beach Resort Top Floor Condo Beach Unit 19
Popeye's Beach Resort Top Floor Condo Beach Unit 19
PLAYA ASUCION CAYE CAULKER, BZ, POPEYES BEACH RESORT Unit 19, Caye Caulker, Belize District
The price is CA $77 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Nestled on the beach, this Caye Caulker condo is just steps away from Playa Asuncion and Belize Barrier Reef. The Split and Caye Caulker Sand Volleyball Court ...

4/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"Location was great from ocean ferry and right by the water. Beautiful view"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Popeye's Beach Resort Top Floor Condo Beach Unit 19
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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Reviews of Caye Caulker

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 7, 2020

Loved the island! Super laid back & chill. No cars. Walk, bike or golf cart are the means of transport. Lots of great bars & restaurants. Take the free ferry to Koko Beach for a day. We rented kayaks and also did a snorkel trip.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 16, 2020

The people were amazing, we could walk everywhere, and we extended our stay by 2 days. We will be back soon.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 15, 2020

Loved it! Relax Caribbean vibe, where the dogs roam free and the humans don’t wear shoes. Be open to a simple life and all the surprises being on an island can bring.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 4, 2019

We didnt know what to expect when arriving in Caye Caulker, we were blown away at the beauty of this little island. The people were great to us, the food was amazing, and there is a ton of things to do, we cant wait to come back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 5, 2019

Way better than San Pedro where the traffic was really too much. More people on bikes and walking on Caye Caulker. If you go there, DON'T rent a golf cart.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 3, 2019

Caye Caulker is very unique place where can be as busy or "unbusy" as want & still be totally happy. Locals are kind, friendly and easy to talk to. Take their advice to go slow & enjoy. Food? Local kitchens & restaurants all serve up great meals.

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