We were very pleased with Sea Dreams Hotel. The staff arranged our fight from Belize City to Caye Caulker and had a taxi (a golf cart!) waiting for us at the airport. They also arranged a fishing guide for us. The owner likes to fish and gave my husband some helpful tips.
Our room was clean and had a small fridge and coffee and coffee-maker. It also had a ceiling fan and the a/c worked great. Breakfast was provided every morning--fresh fruit, juice and coffee and usually a "portable" egg/cheese/bacon/ham thing (wrapped in tortilla, or similar wrapper). I think they always had a meatless version and often had yummy cinnamon rolls. They have tables on the roof where we could eat and see the ocean.
Sea Dreams is very close to the only real beach and a bar, which played music most of the day and into the evening. We go to bed early and never heard any noise from the bar in our room. There are no beach chairs on the beach--we brought our own and were very glad. Sea Dreams does have chairs by their dock.
The staff recommended less-expensive places to eat that were off the main drag. Syd's had great fried chicken for about $4.50 US and the take-out Chinese place was also good and cheap.
We had a wonderful vacation and will definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Dreams Hotel is a family-run boutique hotel on the quaint island of Caye Caulker. We are located at the north end of the village which affords a three-sided view of the Caribbean Sea. Guests quickly become part of the Sea Dreams family: eating breakfasts with Iris on our thatch-covered rooftop, picking up fishing tips from Haywood on our dock, planning excursions with Anna, Stephanie or Kelly learning about island education with Heidi, enjoying impeccable housekeeping services from Maria Elena & Melanie, or enjoying a tropical drink with Celia at our Banyan Tree Bar. Our dock, located on the leeward edge of the split, is the entry into a unique slice of paradise: perfectly clear and calm, chest-deep, turquoise water with a white sandy bottom. Every evening, guests watch the sun melt into these waters and cast pastel shades across the skies. When guests are not diving, snorkeling, fishing, kite boarding, or touring Mayan ruins, they relax at the hotel with a drink at the bar, a massage at the spa, a book in a hammock, or a canoe ride to feed the local Tarpon. Accommodations range from intimate courtyard rooms to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, cabana, and home. Amenities include free bicycles, canoe, hot breakfast, WIFI, AC, cable TV, bottled water and snorkeling gear. ... more less