Colinda Cabanas is an absolutely wonderful place to stay in Caye Caulker! In fact, I'm not sure it gets much better than this on the island. My boyfriend and I stayed in the two upper suites for 5 nights in February 2014 (3 nights in one, two nights in the other). The rooms were spotlessly clean, cozy, and had a full kitchen, which we used most mornings to make breakfast. And it had everything: coffee, coffee maker, blender, cookware, etc.
The best part: the view! The pictures don't do it justice. It is breathtaking (so breathtaking in fact, I walked straight into the glass door staring out into the sunrise). We spent a lot of our time sitting on the porch, swinging in the hammock, reading a good book, and taking in that view. It is so, so peaceful there, day and night.
One of the great things about staying at Colinda is the bikes! Every cabana comes with two bikes, which we used every day. We used them to explore the island, pick up groceries, ride the trails, etc. I wouldn't say they are a necessity on the island, but it was definitely a plus to have them! We also made use of the kayaks and snorkel equipment.
And finally, the hosts: Colin and Linda. They made us feel right at home from when we pulled up to when we drove away (in tears, obviously, because we were leaving). As soon as we arrived, Linda sat us down and gave us a run down of the great places to eat, the fun things to do, and where everything was on the island. And let me just say, she was right on the money. We enjoyed many of the restaurants and took a snorkeling tour with a company she recommended - probably my favorite thing we did! Colin and Linda were there when we needed them, but never overbearing. They were the perfect hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colinda Cabanas is located on a safe, quiet beachfront property on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize. Blessed with an almost constant Cool North-Easterly breeze, most nights star-gazing is amazing while listening to the surf breaking on the reef. Naturalists and children alike will enjoy the abundant species of migratory birds, reptiles and marine life. We currently have eleven units available for rent; ranging in price from $59.00 - $149.00 Per night. Most of the Cabanas and all of the beach suites offer ocean views. All units have a fridge and coffee maker. Some units have full kitchens and a/c. The bathrooms have a good supply of hot reverse osmosis purified water. Free WiFi in room. We also supply bicycles and kayaks. (Free of charge on a first come basis). A 175' long pier with chairs, palapa and hammocks and safe swimming area completes the picture. ... more less