The Split
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Great place to spend the day! There is a great bar and grill called The Lazy Lizard that has excellent food and cold drinks. The split is a body of water separating North and South Caye Caulker. It is a great place to snorkel for free. There is a dock for sun bathing and easy access to the water. There is also a fishing area for those that want to try their luck. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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disappointed
1 contribution
Jan 2020
This was our second time visiting Caye Caulker and the island has severely declined. They were charging to use the bathroom at the split so my friend was looking for another location to go to the bathroom and fell and broke her wrist. I think they are greedy and the food is lacking.
Written February 19, 2020
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Claire
198 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Didn’t stay here for long but loved the location. You can eat, drink or swim in the ocean right next to the restaurant. You can just hangout and have fun here. We got the famous lazy lizard drink that turns your tongue blue! Really a great tourist spot and you can take lots of pictures here. If you are at caye calker you should come here! This place is especially fun for family’s with older kids or young adults.
Written May 11, 2020
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First Aboard
New York City, NY46 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Such a relaxed and friendly vibe- you are bound to put your feet up and enjoy. Many great seaside bars and chairs near the beach. Great picture opportunity in front of “The Split” sign. Music is played from one of the cafe bars, so the vibe is really easygoing and fun-filled. A good mix of locals and tourists enjoying their time.
Written May 24, 2021
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Scm
Seattle, WA120 contributions
Feb 2020
The split is the quintessential tourist trap. While the grounds themselves are pretty fun and open, overall it feels like it falls short due to the constant influx of booze boats showing up from San Pedro.

The drinks are approximately double to triple other places nearby.
The place gets overcrowded around the mid-afternoon by all the boats from San Pedro - and they HEAVILY cater to those folks vs. the people who walk in.

Worth stopping by, but I doubt you will spend more than an hour/two drinks.
Written April 7, 2020
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,355 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The Split is a channel that divides Caye Caulker into northern and southern components. It was believed to have formed in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Hattie that hit Belize in 1961.

From a tourist perspective ‘The Split’ is used as ‘the’ daytime swimming and hangout place. Because it doesn’t collect seaweed like a lot of the beaches and is relatively free of rocks it is a good place to swim. It’s turquoise waters also add to the allure. A number of bars have also set up around the split including ‘The Lazy Lizard’ which screams “I’m on holiday”.

We found it a lovely place to enjoy sunset and have a swim and drink.

Once darkness occur the whole place shuts down and the party moves more towards the central dock area of the island.
Written September 11, 2022
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connyp561
Madison, WI136 contributions
Mar 2020
This highly-hyped area of Caye Caulker is the "social gathering spot", drawing scores of boats of tourists every day. If you want a party atmosphere, here's your spot. We were looking for quiet relaxation, but the amplified music, kareoke contests, diving contests, drinking contests, all destroyed the beauty of this place. We understand that this area was bought by an international corporation several years ago. They have ruined the spot. Trash and litter is left lying everywhere, even though there are trash cans available.
Written March 19, 2020
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Ottilia B
York, UK120 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
It's OK. The views of the water is just amezing but for actually getting in the water we found a nicer spot on Caye Caulker. It is generally very busy with drinking adults, so if you are there to meet people it could be a good place. The current is very strong by the split and people ofter underestimate it. My husband had to guide two very panicked people how to get out of the water after jumping in without actually looking at the water before. The protected swimming area is fairly small. Planty if sunbeds around although it can get busy when the tour-boats arrive.
Written December 31, 2021
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M. C.Canuck
35 contributions
Feb 2020
The split is a nice place to hang out for the day. It has a nice quasi- party-like atmosphere and there are sufficient places to swim and with shade. (The Caye strangely has a lack of beach and access to water as the beachside as is a continuous marina.) The Split does not allow peddlers as they have a constable assigned to that site. It’s a nice place to intermingle and converse with people from all over the world.
Written March 10, 2020
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michelle h
8 contributions
Jul 2022
My family and I (kids 14, 13, 10) visited this spot in July 2022 a few times on our trip. We enjoyed the proximity to our hotel. It wasn't super crowded at least during the off season. The kids LOVED swimming and playing on the yellow ring floatation toy with the local kids and other tourists. They also had a blast jumping off a dive platform into the water. There is a current that looks strong between the islands, but they didn't venture off far enough for it to be a problem. It would also be a fun place to have drinks for partying with friends. There is loud music playing the whole time so this isn't the place to hangout out if you want peace and quiet. My oldest joined in on a volleyball game too.
Written August 4, 2022
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,751 contributions
Feb 2021
It was really windy the day we visited, so we would have enjoyed the swimming and lounging in the sun a little more if it had been slightly warmer. We sat in the chairs overlooking The Split to enjoy the sun, birds, and water. We got smoothies from the little shake/smoothie shack nearby.

There is a place you can walk down some stairs and get into the sea water where it's sort of walled off and shallow, almost like a kids pool. You can take a drink and sit on stools in the water there, which would be great on a hot day.

On the east side of that area is a jumping/diving platform where you can jump into the water. The current in the split itself was fairly strong, which you could "ride" like a fast "lazy river" from the shallow area part way down The Split to a ladder where you could climb out. If you missed the ladder though, I'm not sure how you would get out, as it's pretty high up to where the chairs are overlooking the water.

The next day, after we had been out snorkeling on a nice catamaran, we went through The Split to get back to the southeast side of the island where we had embarked. It was a great view of the area from the water.
Written March 1, 2021
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The Split - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)