About Caye Caulker
A half mile west of the second largest barrier reef and 21 miles from Belize City is Caye Caulker, an island five miles long and less than a mile wide. The most noted landmark on Caye Caulker, known as the “Split,” cuts the island into two parts: the southern, more developed area and the northern island which just recently got electricity and water. Located on the south island is the low key, sandy lane, tropically colored town of Caye Caulker. Historically a Caribbean fishing village known for its lobster harvest, tourism has gradually taken over as the primary industry. With no cars and paved roads, only sandy lanes with bicycles and few golf carts, Caye Caulker maintains an intimate feel. The island town is sprinkled with original colorful clapboard houses, family run restaurants, palapa bars and a row of local street artisans. The laid-back authentic feel is best expressed with the island mantra “Go Slow.”
Guests come to the island for first-class diving and snorkeling or just to sit back and relax. There is something for everyone to enjoy. A snorkeling trip can take you out to Caye Caulker or Hol Chan Marine Reserves to admire the colorful coral reef gardens and swim alongside turtles, fish of every color, nurse sharks, manatees and so much more. For more active adventures, there is windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing, and world-class fishing. Caye Caulker has the perfect mix of adventure and tranquility, making for an unforgettable vacation. So kick back, have a refreshing drink overlooking the blue sea and watch the sun set on another perfect day.