My boyfriend and I spent 6 nights here in January. I booked online and had no problems at all. We saw most of the other hotels on the island and this appeared to be one of the nicer ones. All of Caye Caulker's 'resorts' are small and fairly low key; very different from the resorts you see on Ambergris Caye.
We stayed in room 6, which is the upper portion of the two-floor cabana. The room was big and clean, and had a small balcony overlooking the pool area. All of the furnishings looked very new. At first we were thrilled with our choice, but after a few days we started to notice that everything was constantly damp. Even the sheets felt wet, and none of our wet towels and swimsuits would dry at all when we hung them up. It got to be pretty unbearable by the end of our stay.
We walked all over the island and this hotel had the nicest property we saw. The pool area is nicely landscaped and has lots of chairs and hammocks to relax in. The pool was one of the features that drew me to this resort, but it is actually quite small, and we never saw anyone swimming in it. The location is good, right off the water taxi pier so you don't have to haul your luggage a long way. The island is very small so you can walk anywhere. (A note about Caye Caulker: the island is beautiful, but don't expect a Caribbean-esque beach. We met a few people who were disappointed.)
We didn't have much contact with the staff but found them helpful and polite. We arranged a snorkeling tour through the hotel and had no problems. There was a helpful book of information about the island in the room, including restaurants, tours, stores, and other info. On our last day, they allowed us to check out late and leave our luggage there even later.
Overall, we found this resort good compared to the other hotels we saw on the island, but not nearly as nice as other places we stayed in Belize.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaside Cabanas offers Caye Caulker in luxury with a true atmosphere of the tropics. Hotel reception staffed by our friendly and professional team. 24hr security. Free Wifi, pool, bar, gift shop, tour/dive office. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaside Cabanas Caye Caulker
- Seaside Cabanas Hotel Caye Caulker