Caye Caulker is a tiny little island off the coast of Belize in Central America. It’s less than 1 mile wide and 5 miles long BUT the Northern part of Caye Caulker is a protected forest reserve, the South is mainly just an air strip, making Caye Caulker Village around 300m from East to West and just over 1 mile North to South! There are no cars on the island, everyone either walks, rides a bike or drives around in a golf cart (the beer delivery truck is a tractor…). With an island motto of “Go Slow’ you can expect a stay in Caye Caulker to be pretty laid back and relaxing!
Belize, a tiny little country in Central America, sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala. It was on my bucket list for years after watching Steve Irwin’s TV shows where he’d explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I finally made it there and now I’m here to share my tips, especially if you plan on travelling to Belize in June (off season)!
When researching where to stay in Belize City, I struggled a little. All the major chains were really expensive and anything cheaper looked a bit touch and go or had bad reviews. As a solo female traveller, obviously my safety was a huge factor in deciding where to book. I narrowed it down to 2, one near the water taxi terminals and one that was more than double the price and 3 miles out of the city centre. I’m thankful I went with my gut and opted for the more expensive accommodation in this case!
There are many bars on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize, a lot of them have swings instead of chairs which I thought was absolutely brilliant. But there are 3 particular bars that stand out when it comes to drinking AND being able to enjoy the surroundings and Caribbean sea!
One of my favourite travel experiences didn’t involve splashing out somewhere luxurious, in fact, it was somewhere the complete opposite. I stayed on a beach in a shelter with no walls and no electricity, yet I feel so lucky to have been able to experience it! This was my first experience of Central America!