Caye Caulker is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Belize, a true backpacker haven where you can enjoy fresh seafood, crystal clear water and white sand beaches, the perfect island retreat just 12 miles away from the mainland.
‘No shirt, no shoes…no problem’, this would be one of the mottos you will see displayed a bit everywhere on the island, it’s easy to understand the type of atmosphere that rules Caye Caulker! With cars being non-existent, the only means of transportation are bicycles and golf carts, ideal to travel around the tiny island which is just 5 miles long and less than 1 mile wide. The barrier reef being on the island’s doorsteps, Caye Caulker also offers incredible snorkelling and diving opportunities and from April to September it also becomes the perfect spot to see manatees.
Looking at Caye Caulker from above you can see a split, in fact the island was cut into two after Hurricane Hattie in 1961 and since then the Split has become a very popular spot to have a drink at one of the beach bars or swim in the beautiful sea. So if you are looking to experience the ‘island life’ and really relax in an out of the time place where you can taste incredible food and spot amazing wildlife, take a trip to Caye Caulker, it’s just 10 minute flight away from Belize City!