Caye Caulker, Belize
Favorite thing: Caye Caulker is the cheapest of the islands and so also one of the most touristic just lying a mile from the barreer reef. Before the island was one, but a hurracane devided the island in two smaller islands. The smallest now is a nature reserve.
Favorite thing: You should be looking for some serious relaxation if you come to Caye Caulker! After spending two weeks of (hard) -- but fantastic traveling on the mainland -- I made my way to Caye Caulker -- finished my trip with four unbelieavble days here. It is hard to escape the sun here -- be very careful (even if you don't usually burn -- wear lots of protection!). I took an evening (sun set) boat ride -- and drank rum punch -- on my last night there. Yummy! I don't think I've ever been more relaxed during these days. It will force you to slow down. :)
If you find yourself in Belize, stop by Wish Willy's. On the wall there is a quote i can never forget, "thanks for the good times and the sweet irreverance." Maurice will take care of you.
Fondest memory: I miss the simplicity of life in Belize. To relax by day in the sun, to swim with the wonders of the ocean, ( please please please bring sunscreen, i had a viscious bout with sun poisoning while i was there) and then by night to play at the Irie bar or to just walk on the beach and soak it all in. Whatever your pleasure. Just be aware that Caye Caulker is not for the high maintenance traveller.
go sit on one of the docks late at night!
Fondest memory: One night after dinner, I went to sit all by myself on one of the docks. There is no air pollution on Caye Caulker and the starlit skies are amazing! I was very lucky one night: I was just staring at the sky and counted 13 falling stars. It was so beautiful!!!
Favorite thing: Visit Caye Caulker, which is a small island an hour away (by speedboat) from Belize City. It lies in a beautiful carribean reef system. Some of the activities in the island include scuba diving, snorkling, kayaks, canoeing, boat rides, sailing, and more.
Visit the Cayes and one of the numerous jungle lodges in the western half of the country.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory was hanging out on Caye Caulker with Popeye, one of the locals. The island like my friend was extremely laid back. Tranquil. Not a single car on the island. And everybody just walked around barefoot on the cool sand.
The diving and snorkeling on the barrier reef was absolutely great. The water was very clear and the fish very abundant. However, diving the channel at Hol Chan Marine Park was not easy because of a very strong outgoing tide at the time we were there.
Fondest memory: Our hotel (Seaview) on Caye Caulker has a dock with a cabana built at the end out over the water with hammocks to lay in. Some of our best evenings were spent in the hammocks watching the moon over the ocean.
Favorite thing: Visit Caye Caulker...it's more laid back than Ambergis Caye and probably cheaper. There's less things to do there though as far as after hours. Here are we having lunch.