I realize that some of the best places to rent in CC probably aren't going to have elaborate websites that are in the top few pages on google search so I need some help from people who enjoy the island and know it well.
I'm trying to plan a 3/4 night trip in mid-Jan. to Caye Caulker with my girlfriend. I realize there really aren't any great beaches on CC. What about the split? Are there lots of weeds in the water? Is there beach to lounge on - or just the little pier that everyone crowds onto?
Next question is where to stay. I prefer to be closer to the split if that's the best spot to go in the water and lounge on the beach. The place needs to have a small fridge and a queen/king bed in addition to hot showers. As long as the place is clean, we are happy with basic amenities, although we do not want a hostel. We also require a few chairs so we can relax and drink beer outside. I'm looking to spend in the $60-$100 range. Most of the places seem to be booked by Amanda Badger but I've read some not so great comments about her. In addition, I'm only looking for 3-4 nights and she specifies a 5 night stay. Plus I'm sure she's taking 1/3 to book the place - I'd rather give it all to the owner and deal with someone who doesn't have 30+ properties to rent out.