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“Absolutely amazing and relaxing place” 5 of 5 stars
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Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker, Belize
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“Absolutely amazing and relaxing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

While planning a vacation to Belize Cayes I didn't know what to choose: Caye Ambergris or Caye Caulker. I decided on Caye Caulker and I am SO happy I did. I spend 3 days there and took a water taxi to San Pedro just to check it out. Caye Caulker is laid back, quite, genuine, and so charming, no cars, just golf carts and bikes. I loved its "quant village" feel. I got to San Pedro at 9 am and couldn't wait until the next boat (11:30) to return. San Pedro is super busy, cars everywhere, honking, loud, fake, I felt like in a meat grinder.

One drawback on Caye Caulker - lack of a "beach" in its conventional meaning. You are surrounded by water but you can't swim in it, there is either sea weed, piers, boats tie-downs, or shallow ankle deep waters. Most of the ocean that you see on the hotel pictures on Caye Caulker is not a beach at all, rather shallow waters with sea weed growing unsuitable for swimming. There is a "public beach" at the Split surrounded by a disintegrating half-fallen into the ocean concrete wall. Bottles and bottle caps occasionally are seen on the sea floor. It's a tiny area cleared of sea weed with the depth ranging from knee to waist deep. If you'd like to swim, you need to get a snorkeling tour to the reef (there are many operators in the area, I chose E-Z Boys)

There are tons of restaurants offering abundance of unusual seafood items, such as conch ceviche (Rainbow Bar and Grill has the best), lobster (in season), Cuban food, Creole dishes, and such.

Under the Starz movie theater (Lot 82) has shows 3 times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri), very romantic.

I truly enjoyed Caye Caulker for it's relaxed atmosphere and unforgettable charm.

Visited March 2014
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“Very relaxed fun island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We happened upon Caye Caulker by mistake! We rented a private charter boat for the day to go snorkeling and exploring the coast line of San Pedro Island. The captain suggested lunch at a nearby island. Upon arrival to the island you could tell it was a relaxed island! Everywhere you looked groups were enjoying the atmosphere - beach volleyball, music, everything you would imagine if you thought of island party!

We had lunch at a great place that I understand is now closed but there were plenty of places to choose from!! The 'town' took you back in time - no hustle and bustle of most islands transformed by the constant need of modern technology!

Shopping is fun, I purchased a couple of pieces from a local artisan and then back to the amazing island of San Pedro after a few more snorkeling stops!

Definitely would look at booking a couple if nights on Caye on my next trip!

Visited April 2013
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“Relaxed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I loved Caye Caulker but I've been to similar places in Brasil that were a lot better.
It's quite touristy although still very relaxed. There's a lot o restaurants, but I missed the nightlife. Or maybe we didn't find it...

Visited March 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Lots to like on caye caulker”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Reminds one of Cozumel 40 years ago. Sleepy, unpaved bumpy roads with golf carts and many well used bikes. Friendly faces, people singing as they walk down the street. Casual clothes, live and let live attitude. Beautiful sea, sky and warm winds that refresh and relax.

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Durham, North Carolina
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“So mellow!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Mid-way through our trip we stopped in San Pedro between dives. It was horrific after CC - traffic, noise, crowds and tacky touristy things. CC is very mellow, if a bit gritty and loud on the weekends when the locals come out and play music on the soccer field and beach out front.
Met lots of wonderful people.

Visited March 2014
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