Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
You’ll find warm and gracious locals on this five-mile-long island, where the primary mode of transport is by bicycle or golf cart. Join a snorkeling tour to discover the fantastic marine life, including manatees, stingrays, sharks, and turtles. For those interested in fishing, you can have your catch cooked at one of the restaurants. You’ll also find street grills cooking up great seafood until late afternoon. Caye Caulker is busiest from January to April during Belize’s dry season. Stay a night or more on this island, and you’ll quickly realize why it’s a favorite among travelers seeking a tropical paradise. – Tripadvisor
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  • Drew W
    Tyler, Texas29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My go to island in Belize.
    Great island to stay while in Belize. Plenty do do without all the business of a city. Still has the island feel unlike some of the other islands on the reef. Snorkeling, diving and fishing are just some of the things to do while enjoying the islander life.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Amy T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Laid back
    If you enjoy a more laid back minimalist, local experience this is the island for you. Great place to stay if you love to dive since it’s close to the reef. If offers a little bit of everything.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Jermina J
    Brooklyn, New York25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great! Time at Caye Caulker, Belize, and San Pedro.
    What a beautiful Island had amazing time did Island Tour get to see everything that was displayed to me from prior friends visiting the lazy lizard it was okay the split was good good to hang out there in the evenings to see the sunset it was lobster season so the food was really great I visited a couple of restaurants places was The Enjoy, Maggie's Kitchen, Aunties for breakfast was amazing we also got the fried Jack's from Evelyn's we went to the Iguana Reef Beach nice beach had amazing time we also eat at the El Ben's for dinner and breakfast and also the ordered from the Happy Lobster which was fantabulous. So we left the island and went to San Pedro and visited the secret beach, which was amazing. we stayed at the Pirates Bar and Grill. The food was so delicious, and it's definitely a must.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Trail39649639418
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family
    Amazing staff, and crew we had 18 of us and we were treated like family. 👍 we will be back had the best experience we could ever have. My 9 yr old was able to hold different sea life and we swam with stingrays and sharks. Treated very well.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Paul Sandmann
    Berlin, Germany89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pirate hideout
    Years and years ago this used to be a pirate hideout - some say (in creole) there’s still treasures hidden on this island. In the mornings you can see Kolibris flying from flower to flower. At the beach you can find Pelicans. If you’re here you should definitely take a sailing boat to the nearby coral reef - it’s beauty is unforgettable.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 December 2023
  • shawnagilly
    Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dinner Caye Caulker
    La Fogata pizza a must!!!! If travelling in Caye Caulker - take the ferry over to the north side of the split and eat at La Fogata. By far the best pizza in Belize (the wings are amazing too). Live music and the owner Heather runs off her feet to accommodate her patrons!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Wanderlust2travlers
    Los Angeles, California184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North Island Gem
    Caye Caulker is a lovely gem off the coast of Belize. Divided by The Split, the island has a south and north. The south is where Caye caulker village is located and all the activities. The north has a couple of resorts and a number of homes, beautiful white sand beaches, bike paths, crocodiles (yep) and mangroves. The North Island is peaceful and a great place to stay if you want to divide your time between crowds and action with enjoying sunrise and sunsets solo on the beach. It’s a short boat ride to the south and you can return to paradise within 15 minutes to the north.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Dawna K
    Sault Ste. Marie, Canada16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heaven on Earth! Best travel experience ever!
    Just got home from the most beautiful trip I’ve ever experienced ♥️ Total island vibe, so relaxing yet lots to do. Loved driving the whole island on golf cart, so many delicious restaurants to eat at, swimming at the split, feeding stingrays at Reef Inn, feeding Tarpon fish to laying in the beautiful beaches. The Belizean people are so awesome, down to earth and friendly. Weather was perfect and will definitely go back!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 January 2024
  • NRoho
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wanderlust Catamaran and Anda de Wata snorkeling.
    Caye Caulker is a small island withgreat weather and lots of casual places to eat and drink. You really need to get on a boat for decent snorkeling Our tour group went on a full day catamaran sail and snorkel with Wanderlust. We had a very pleasant day hanging out while sailing. Stopped at 3 places to snorkel and had a tasty lunch of chicken beans and rice, The 5 man crew kept us happy with water, food, and punch after snorkeling. On another day I did a full day boat trip with 7 snorkeling stops with Anda de Wata. It was a small boat and gave more time for snorkeling. It was less crowded than some of the other boats we saw and the crew of 2 were very nice and helpful. We had tacos on San Pedro for lunch. We had the requisite rum punch before heading home for tarpon feeding. Check out utube. It’s crazy.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Alicia B
    Tucson, Arizona2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise
    Caye Caulker is an amzing piece of paradise. We stayed 10 days and could have stayed 10 more. Loving people, laid back atmosphere and some of the prettiest water I have been to. Go Slow and enoy!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
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Jiglo
Wigan, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Chilled Caribbean vibe, with great world class snorkeling, some good bars and eating venues and feels pretty safe. Some venues and activities like yoga were closed for the Easter weekend though, but a great place to spend 3 or 4 days. I went as part of a tour from Guatemala to Mexico and this place was probably the highlight of the whole tour.
Written 5 April 2024
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Chuck O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We did a day trip from Ambergris to Caye Caulker and really enjoyed the slower pace and excellent food! Our favorite activity was feeding the Tarpon. Some of the fish near the dock were huge and really attacked the fish we hand fed them.
Written 21 March 2024
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Tracey B
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Caye Caulker is the ultimate casual and authentic island experience. There are no cars on the island, only golf carts and bikes; and there is no upscale shopping or high end restaurants. It’s down to earth, friendly, and wonderful.

Most of East side of the island, which is where we stayed and which was up against the barrier reef, did not have beaches but rather docks that protruded into the ocean where you could kick back on a lounge chair at the end of the dock and walk down steps into the ocean if you wanted to cool off. Or go to the small pool that was in our condo complex.
The West side of the island had some beaches but they were small and never overcrowded. There were no skyscraper hotels or mega resorts. We loved this because it gave us a different kind of “beach” vacation, one that was more relaxed and authentic.
Written 19 March 2024
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Passenger793621
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The best relaxing vacation! Safe, such a nice people and perfect weather.
Best re-set get-a-way ever!!!! Ice and Beans is a coffee house must. The Happy Lobster is best food. The water bars are so relaxing..
Written 15 March 2024
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Travis
Whitefish, MT17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Caye Caulker is much more laid back than San Pedro. Backpackers, hostels, cheap (and delicious) food and great bars on (or sometimes in) the water. You can easily bike from end to end of the island in 5-10 minutes. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend to anyone. Highlights of things to do are fishing, snorkeling/diving and sailing, basically anything water related. The one thing it really lacks is a good sandy beach so get your swims in from the piers or boats.
Written 7 March 2024
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Colleen S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We visited Caulker Caye for a low key, relaxed and adventurous family getaway and, delightfully, we found all of the above! Highlights included the very bright blue and crystal clear sea, a half day snorkeling adventure with Caveman Tours (2 fantastic guides- great with kids), fishing, Green Iguana Reef, Ice N Beans for Breakfast, and our stay at El Ben Cabanas!
Written 28 February 2024
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Alicia B
Tucson, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Caye Caulker is an amzing piece of paradise. We stayed 10 days and could have stayed 10 more. Loving people, laid back atmosphere and some of the prettiest water I have been to. Go Slow and enoy!
Written 23 February 2024
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Moise G
Saskatoon, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It is paradise .. simple living and an amazing getaway for the bustling person. Wind down with many options for: food, entertainment, leisure walks, bars, swimming, snorkelling, and much more.
Written 23 February 2024
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NRoho
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Caye Caulker is a small island withgreat weather and lots of casual places to eat and drink. You really need to get on a boat for decent snorkeling Our tour group went on a full day catamaran sail and snorkel with Wanderlust. We had a very pleasant day hanging out while sailing. Stopped at 3 places to snorkel and had a tasty lunch of chicken beans and rice, The 5 man crew kept us happy with water, food, and punch after snorkeling. On another day I did a full day boat trip with 7 snorkeling stops with Anda de Wata. It was a small boat and gave more time for snorkeling. It was less crowded than some of the other boats we saw and the crew of 2 were very nice and helpful. We had tacos on San Pedro for lunch. We had the requisite rum punch before heading home for tarpon feeding. Check out utube. It’s crazy.
Written 11 February 2024
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Frances W
Toronto, Canada56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Wonderful place - great vibe. Good food at reasonable prices - especially if you like shell fish - there are BBQ’d lobster grills along the main beach. Some of the best food and prices are where the locals eat - which you will find mostly down the side streets. I loved that there are no noisy polluting cars but they use golf carts instead. You still have to be careful and watch out not to get run over! It's very easy to rent a bike too. I flew from the mainland airport Belize International to the island, on Maya Island Air which took just 10 minutes. I didn’t want the hassle of having to get a taxi from the main airport and lugging my luggage to the ferry. The fairly small planes fly low enough so you get a great view of the shallow water and island. Note of caution if you are going to fly from CC to Belize Int. - you need to check in for your flight at least 3/4 hour earlier than the flight time or you could get bumped to the later flight. My hotel Manager and a gal from another hotel was told it was OK to arrive just 15 minutes before the flight was due to leave. Not so…! I’m glad I arrived at the airport much earlier and checked in as you can’t check in on line for these small airlines - the other gal didn’t and got bumped to a later flight because she was the last to arrive to check in - it freaked her out as she was concerned she’d miss her connecting flight. She didn’t but it was still a stressful experience for her. I got a $5 ferry from near the Split at the far end of the South island to check out the North island but there isn’t much there except a lot of condo construction etc.
Written 6 February 2024
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