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“Great girls trip!”
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De Real Macaw
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
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Chicago
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34 reviews
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“Great girls trip!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Easy to get to from the states for a quick little get away. Perfect location and the owner was quick to respond to all questions. The restaurant next door called Enjoy was excellent. Looks a bit shady but you'll eat a excellent for cheap. We tried Rose's restaurant one night and wasn't impressed. Room 7 was clean, comfy and a/c rocked! However, toilet didn't flush that great. Our 4th friend was in room 6 so we used her bathroom for "special" occasions :) poor Gwenn! Did a good snorkel trip while there. Had a few cocktails at the split called wet lizard. On your walk there get some jerk chicken from the guy cooking along the roadside. Excellent!!

Room Tip: Room 7 ac works great
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The location and value were great. Just steps away from restaurants, shopping, the market, etc. (though it's not like Caye Caulker is big). We stayed in a beach view room, which was away from the main street and gave us a bit more privacy. The room is probably a bit spartan by American standards, but clean and comfortable, and is pretty comparable to what we've found in other places in the Caribbean when you get away from the busier, more touristy areas.

Besides, if you're looking for a fancy resort, Caye Caulker isn't the place to go. :)

If you do want to go a bit higher-end, check out Seaside Cabanas. I've stayed there before and also enjoyed it. However, we were looking to save a bit of money on this trip, so De Real Macaw was a great fit. I would recommend it to others and would return!

Room Tip: Choose a beach view room if you want to be back from the main street, which can get noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

You can't beat the location or the value you get for the price of this hotel. We've never been to Caye Caulker before and the staff at De Real Macaw welcomed us and were incredibly helpful with our questions and arranging transportation. The room was clean and simple, with a lovely balcony...All amenities worked great - especially the A/C - and overall, I enjoyed my time here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

My friends and I rented the house here for four nights and really enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for three of us. We had a private balcony with a hammock to realax in. The staff is very friendly and they have daily maid service. The house has a kitchen, so we are able to cook our own breakfast plus it has a full size fridge to keep beverages cold.

The location is great, right on the ocean and in the middle of Caye Caulker. It's a great spot to people watch and close to all the nightlife. We really enjoyed our stay here and would def stay here again. Please say hello to Mission for me, his office is under the tree across the road.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed at De Real Macaw for 2 nights in July and really wish we had stayed for longer. The location was brilliant, as it was about two minutes walk from the water taxi dock and was right on the doorstep of the nightlife and some really good places to eat. Staff were really friendly and always willing to help, it was a bonus that you could pay with a card - which is not always the case when travelling in Central America. Our upper cabana was amazing value for money and was really clean and comfortable with a balcony and hammock to relax in with a picture perfect view of the Caribbean sea. The only minus would be that if you were to arrive after 5.30 there is no one around to check you in but they do warn you when you book. Would definitely go back if I am ever fortunate to do so. A winner!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Poland , NY USA
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This review is long overdue, as our stay at De Real Macaw took place in February 2012.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at De Real Macaw and would recommend it highly to anyone looking for clean , safe, comfortable place to stay on Caye Caulker.
Some earlier comments about the location mention noice , security concerns and lack of beach view caused by local vendors setting up across the street. This situation was remedied some time ago , and now the view accross the street looks directly out to the water. The area is quite peaceful at night and we had no problems at all.
The highlight of our stay on Caye caulker was a small intimate beach wedding , which we told no one about. Apparently someone at De Real Macaw noticed some flowers being delivered and asked around about who was getting married. Word reached the owners , and they set up a free dinner for two at one of the better local restaurants. It was a very nice surprise and a classy thing to do.
Great People !
Highly recommended !

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Perfect location in a perfect island atmosphere. The main sand "road" is directly in front of this hotel and, with the right room, directly in front of your room. You are within 3 minutes walking distance from all day activities and nightlife.

The rooms are clean and the hosts are great. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and great as a base as we walked to and from the hotel various times per day.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: De Real Macaw
Address: Front Street | Hicaco Ave., Caye Caulker, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
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Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
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Number of rooms: 9
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