Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
You’ll find warm and gracious locals on this five-mile-long island, where the primary mode of transport is by bicycle or golf cart. Join a snorkeling tour to discover the fantastic marine life, including manatees, stingrays, sharks, and turtles. For those interested in fishing, you can have your catch cooked at one of the restaurants. You’ll also find street grills cooking up great seafood until late afternoon. Caye Caulker is busiest from January to April during Belize’s dry season. Stay a night or more on this island, and you’ll quickly realize why it’s a favorite among travelers seeking a tropical paradise. – Tripadvisor
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  • betti14
    221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely island experience in Belize
    I really enjoyed this place and may have overlooked it if I hadn't spoken to the locals. I was staying in Belize city and wanted a taste of the islands, so I boarded the San Pedro Express water taxi. I first disembarked at San Pedro in Ambergris Caye, but after an hour of walking around that island, took the taxi back to Cay Caulker, to spend the rest of the day there. CC was definitely slower, less congested and more manageable to just walk around, eat/drink and relax. San Pedro appears to be being built up, as there is construction going on, which is not a bad thing, just more stressful for the newbie. CC had great shops, dining and lovely people. I loved Kenny's little animal shelter, Little Blue gift shop, Paulette's Red Flower Gallery and Ice'n Beans for a fresh smoothie. If I come back I will stay on this island. It's an easy water taxi back to the mainland or San Pedro. What a great lifestyle and nice people...
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • sunshinelpc
    Toronto, Canada1,078 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wish we could stay longer
    We were there for 4D/3N but wish we could stay longer! 45 min water taxi from Belize city. Buy r/t tickets which are cheaper and return open ticket is valid for 3 months. You have to go slow as everywhere you go is chill! In march during our stay east side of the island is full of seaweeds and bad smell. The only place you can get into the water is at SPLIT. But west side of the island is calm and a couple of nice small beaches especially in front of Iguana reef inn!! Definitely come back again if I am in Belize again and check out northern Caye!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 March 2023
  • prhemrev
    Clackamas, Oregon44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great relaxing island
    Great little island set back in time. It feels like going back in time to a time when you didn’t have to rush or stress. Truly fell rustic and laid back. I could have stayed here and chilled all day drinking Belikin beer and looking over the water.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Drew W
    Tyler, Texas29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My go to island in Belize.
    Great island to stay while in Belize. Plenty do do without all the business of a city. Still has the island feel unlike some of the other islands on the reef. Snorkeling, diving and fishing are just some of the things to do while enjoying the islander life.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Amy T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Laid back
    If you enjoy a more laid back minimalist, local experience this is the island for you. Great place to stay if you love to dive since it’s close to the reef. If offers a little bit of everything.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Lisa Dutka
    Red Deer, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our tour guide she was amazing,It was very delicious.say it rays sharks,jellyfish,what a wonderful day!
    Our guide she was very knowledgable friendly and gave us a wonderful experience with the sharks. The rays saw some jellyfish saw Jack fish beautiful coral stopped at a restaurant. They had amazing food. If you’re vegetarian, I highly recommend the coconut curry, rice and vegetables. My husband had the barracuda steak, rice and beans and coleslaw. It was just an overall great excursion a wonderful day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Jermina J
    Brooklyn, New York25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great! Time at Caye Caulker, Belize, and San Pedro.
    What a beautiful Island had amazing time did Island Tour get to see everything that was displayed to me from prior friends visiting the lazy lizard it was okay the split was good good to hang out there in the evenings to see the sunset it was lobster season so the food was really great I visited a couple of restaurants places was The Enjoy, Maggie's Kitchen, Aunties for breakfast was amazing we also got the fried Jack's from Evelyn's we went to the Iguana Reef Beach nice beach had amazing time we also eat at the El Ben's for dinner and breakfast and also the ordered from the Happy Lobster which was fantabulous. So we left the island and went to San Pedro and visited the secret beach, which was amazing. we stayed at the Pirates Bar and Grill. The food was so delicious, and it's definitely a must.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Trail39649639418
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family
    Amazing staff, and crew we had 18 of us and we were treated like family. 👍 we will be back had the best experience we could ever have. My 9 yr old was able to hold different sea life and we swam with stingrays and sharks. Treated very well.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Paul Sandmann
    Berlin, Germany88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pirate hideout
    Years and years ago this used to be a pirate hideout - some say (in creole) there’s still treasures hidden on this island. In the mornings you can see Kolibris flying from flower to flower. At the beach you can find Pelicans. If you’re here you should definitely take a sailing boat to the nearby coral reef - it’s beauty is unforgettable.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 December 2023
  • shawnagilly
    Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dinner Caye Caulker
    La Fogata pizza a must!!!! If travelling in Caye Caulker - take the ferry over to the north side of the split and eat at La Fogata. By far the best pizza in Belize (the wings are amazing too). Live music and the owner Heather runs off her feet to accommodate her patrons!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
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Colleen S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We visited Caulker Caye for a low key, relaxed and adventurous family getaway and, delightfully, we found all of the above! Highlights included the very bright blue and crystal clear sea, a half day snorkeling adventure with Caveman Tours (2 fantastic guides- great with kids), fishing, Green Iguana Reef, Ice N Beans for Breakfast, and our stay at El Ben Cabanas!
Written 28 February 2024
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Alicia B
Tucson, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Caye Caulker is an amzing piece of paradise. We stayed 10 days and could have stayed 10 more. Loving people, laid back atmosphere and some of the prettiest water I have been to. Go Slow and enoy!
Written 23 February 2024
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Moise G
Saskatoon, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It is paradise .. simple living and an amazing getaway for the bustling person. Wind down with many options for: food, entertainment, leisure walks, bars, swimming, snorkelling, and much more.
Written 23 February 2024
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NRoho
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Caye Caulker is a small island withgreat weather and lots of casual places to eat and drink. You really need to get on a boat for decent snorkeling Our tour group went on a full day catamaran sail and snorkel with Wanderlust. We had a very pleasant day hanging out while sailing. Stopped at 3 places to snorkel and had a tasty lunch of chicken beans and rice, The 5 man crew kept us happy with water, food, and punch after snorkeling. On another day I did a full day boat trip with 7 snorkeling stops with Anda de Wata. It was a small boat and gave more time for snorkeling. It was less crowded than some of the other boats we saw and the crew of 2 were very nice and helpful. We had tacos on San Pedro for lunch. We had the requisite rum punch before heading home for tarpon feeding. Check out utube. It’s crazy.
Written 11 February 2024
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Frances W
Toronto, Canada56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Wonderful place - great vibe. Good food at reasonable prices - especially if you like shell fish - there are BBQ’d lobster grills along the main beach. Some of the best food and prices are where the locals eat - which you will find mostly down the side streets. I loved that there are no noisy polluting cars but they use golf carts instead. You still have to be careful and watch out not to get run over! It's very easy to rent a bike too. I flew from the mainland airport Belize International to the island, on Maya Island Air which took just 10 minutes. I didn’t want the hassle of having to get a taxi from the main airport and lugging my luggage to the ferry. The fairly small planes fly low enough so you get a great view of the shallow water and island. Note of caution if you are going to fly from CC to Belize Int. - you need to check in for your flight at least 3/4 hour earlier than the flight time or you could get bumped to the later flight. My hotel Manager and a gal from another hotel was told it was OK to arrive just 15 minutes before the flight was due to leave. Not so…! I’m glad I arrived at the airport much earlier and checked in as you can’t check in on line for these small airlines - the other gal didn’t and got bumped to a later flight because she was the last to arrive to check in - it freaked her out as she was concerned she’d miss her connecting flight. She didn’t but it was still a stressful experience for her. I got a $5 ferry from near the Split at the far end of the South island to check out the North island but there isn’t much there except a lot of condo construction etc.
Written 6 February 2024
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Dawna K
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Just got home from the most beautiful trip I’ve ever experienced ♥️

Total island vibe, so relaxing yet lots to do. Loved driving the whole island on golf cart, so many delicious restaurants to eat at, swimming at the split, feeding stingrays at Reef Inn, feeding Tarpon fish to laying in the beautiful beaches.

The Belizean people are so awesome, down to earth and friendly.

Weather was perfect and will definitely go back!
Written 20 January 2024
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Wanderlust2travlers
Los Angeles, CA184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Caye Caulker is a lovely gem off the coast of Belize. Divided by The Split, the island has a south and north. The south is where Caye caulker village is located and all the activities. The north has a couple of resorts and a number of homes, beautiful white sand beaches, bike paths, crocodiles (yep) and mangroves. The North Island is peaceful and a great place to stay if you want to divide your time between crowds and action with enjoying sunrise and sunsets solo on the beach. It’s a short boat ride to the south and you can return to paradise within 15 minutes to the north.
Written 15 January 2024
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shawnagilly
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
La Fogata pizza a must!!!!
If travelling in Caye Caulker - take the ferry over to the north side of the split and eat at La Fogata. By far the best pizza in Belize (the wings are amazing too). Live music and the owner Heather runs off her feet to accommodate her patrons!
Written 14 January 2024
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Paul Sandmann
Berlin, Germany88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Years and years ago this used to be a pirate hideout - some say (in creole) there’s still treasures hidden on this island. In the mornings you can see Kolibris flying from flower to flower. At the beach you can find Pelicans. If you’re here you should definitely take a sailing boat to the nearby coral reef - it’s beauty is unforgettable.
Written 29 December 2023
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Laura S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fun day trip. Browsed through souvenir shops, had local cuisine for lunch, and finished the afternoon by feeding the tarpons, stingrays, and nurse sharks.
Written 8 December 2023
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