Staying at Shirley's was like staying at your great aunt's lake cabin. It was outdated, but very clean. There were rules posted on the door. And there was a giant cockroach in the bathroom one night, but don't worry, I got him. I was not impressed when we first arrived, but after staying five nights, I didn't want to go!
First of all, it's on the water. Beautiful view. Its a great location, far enough away to be quiet, but a quick walk/ride along the beach to the action. I would highly recommend renting bikes for a stay on Caye Caulker. It's a small island, yes, but it makes getting around so much easier, and it's cheap. We found a great little place in between Atlantic Bank and the Plaza Hotel on Middle Street. It's a fruit stand/bike rental. We rented two bikes for 5 days and it cost about $80 Belize. And you get a liter of fresh juice for $5 Belize.
The other nice thing about Shirley's is no kids. It's just very quiet and private and comfortable. We stayed in a room with a shared bath, but I would have preferred the private bath for another $10.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quiet location, every room with a sea and sunrise view, Shirley's Guest House is the perfect choice for your relaxing vacation. Adults only --- that's how we keep it quiet! All rooms have refrigerators and coffee pots, but no cooking facilities. All restaurants are in walking distance. ... more less