Caye Caulker Vacations

Located one mile west of Belize Barrier Reef, Caye Caulker is a a four mile long island, part of a chain of islands forming the Belize Barrier Reef. Caye Caulker has a relaxing atmosphere with white sand streets, golf carts for transportation, and casual dress with no shoes. The weather is usually quite pleasant year around. You can enjoy sailing, ... Read more
diving, birding, jungle tours, fishing, and windsurfing in the clear azure waters of the Caribbean.

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  • The Split
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  • Raggamuffin Tours
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  • Carlos Tours
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  • RandOM Yoga
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Caye Caulker


The climate in Belize can generally be characterized as subtropical, which means that the weather is warm or hot all year. There is a notable exception when “northers” hit the shores and knock the temperatures ... Read more
down into what locals might describe as “chilly,” but that the high season tourists from North America and Europe (who hang around from late November through April) will still find pleasant. March through May is a great time to catch good weather and fewer crowds before the rainy season kicks in in June. Those who, like the Wicked Witch of the West, would rather not get wet, should skip the period between August and October, which marks the peak of both the rain and the hurricane season.

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Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

Caye Caulker was a must on our trip to Belize! Most people vacation on Ambergis Caye; but Caye Caulker offers a great, laid back vibe without the swarms of tourists. Lodging and food are reasonably priced and the locals are awesome!

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Belize City, Belize

'No Shirt, No Shoes…No Problem.' You'll see this sign everywhere in Belize, but no place is it more apt than Caye Caulker. Indeed, nothing seems to be a problem on this tiny island, where mangy dogs nap in the middle of the dirt road and suntanned cyclists pedal around them. The only traffic sign on the island instructs golf carts and bicycles to 'go slow,' a directive that is taken seriously.

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Foster City, California, USA

Boat service ran from Belize City up north to the islands. I remember making a half day stop to check out Caye Caulker. Small island with white sand beaches, little bungalow type rooms for accommodation and many cozy seafood restaurants.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Caye Caulker is a wonderful little rastafari island off the coast of Belize. We rented a place on VRBO (Highly recommended). The people were very friendly and despite being a small island there were plenty of things to do as well as excursion outfitters. Would go to again!

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Stuttgart, Germany

realy nice place, relaxed but very touristic, good for diving, swimming only at few places ( the cut), good place to stay some days

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Nairobi, Kenya

Sweet spot for divers and beach bums alike. The place has a great vibe, there are no cars so everyone cruises around in souped up golf carts blasting reggae and good vibes. It is considered the economical option compared to Ambergris Caye and the famous San Pedro, however you can access the Blue Hole from here as well as other famous dive sites alike, and you can easily go snorkel shark and ray allies.

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Chicago, Illinois

Caye Caulker is what you totally dream "Belize" to be. An exotic laid back island with crystal aqua water, palm trees, no cars, golf carts, flip flops and smiles everywhere! All the exotic of a far away land..but modern stuff like cell phone, wifi, AC , great transport. What San Pedro was 10 years ago before it became commerically over run.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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A very nice boat ride over-take the caye caulker water taxi, bring your swimsuit and snorkel set for an enjoyable afternoon and lunch at Rainbow's. Lazy lizard bar is your setting for drinks and snorkeling.

Chicago, IL, USA

Beautifully quaint beach town. Hour boat ride from the mainland. Very friendly locals, bungalows are the place to stay..not the hotels. Perfect for scuba, fishing and the water is crystal clear!

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

My girlfriend and I stayed two and a half days at Caye Caulker in March 2009. We have very fond memories of this tiny little island in the Caribbean. If you want to get away from it all, but maintain a little slice of civilization (well, perhaps not so tiny with the commercialization and heavy tourism) - this is the place - as far as catching a laid back Caribbean vibe.

The "streets" of Caulker are sandy and easily navigable and almost always lead you to an interesting place, whether it's an abandoned boat dock extending out into the pretty blue sea, or a unique Caribbean hole in the wall restaurant.

One thing you will not find here is beaches. Yes, there are places to lay near the water and catch rays, but this is a reef protected "caye" that lacks waves lapping at beautiful sandy shores. The water near the shore of the caye is not necessarily inviting you in for a swim and often looks a little polluted. But not far from shore, out where the reef breaks are some more pristine waters. And you should head out on one of the inexpensive snorkeling trips to check them out.

Caye Caulker is the perfect place to rent a bike and explore, lay on a hammock, eat and drink to your heart's content, and go out on diving or snorkeling excursions. What you should Not expect: beaches, near-shore swimming, a significant lack of tourists.