The Iguana Reef Inn is a piece of paradise on laid-back Caye Caulker. We arrived earlier than planned due to a late-coming rainy season. (We were in San Ignacio but all the tours there were flooded out.) I’m glad we arrived in Caye Caulker a day earlier and stayed for five days at the Iguana Reef. Staff accommodated our one-day extension without issue.
Staff (thanks specifically to Liz, Otis and Ingrid) are accommodating and friendly. I much enjoyed the cocktail of the day while sitting by the pool. The pool is clean and refreshing, and I especially enjoyed the chairs that are partially in the pool – perfect for a hot day. The view of the sunset over the ocean from the dock in the back is absolutely stunning. The hotel has kayaks and guests can take them out for an hour free of charge. It’s also located within walking distance to the main street area, to the water taxis, to good restaurants, and– for anyone who enjoys scuba diving – is right beside an excellent dive company (BDS).
The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. We stayed in a room facing the courtyard – I certainly don’t regret not having an ocean view. We were greeted with different towel animals daily (iguanas, turtles, rabbits, swans...) The bed was very comfortable. We much enjoyed lounging around on the couch, or on chairs in front of our room, or on the hammock outside.
Although the hotel is more on the expensive side, especially for Caye Caulker, it is completely worth it! I intend to stay here again if (when) I return to Belize.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iguana Reef Inn is located on the water's edge, in a secluded location in the heart of a charming village. The Inn offers decidedly upscale accommodations and the enchantment of the "Old Caribbean" island lifestyle. Relax on the verandah of one of the Inn's richly textured rooms or poolside and settle into the unhurried pace of the island. The Inn's ideal location is just minutes away from the restaurants and night spots on Caye Caulker. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Iguana Reef Hotel Caye Caulker