ABOUT CAYE CAULKER BELIZE
Caye Caulker is a small island (caye) that lies about 20 miles off the coast of Belize surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and only a mile and a half from the second largest barrier reef in the world. This ideal location makes Caye Caulker a perfect base from which to explore the diverse and exotic marine life that abounds in the surrounding waters. Caye Caulker offers a unique opportunity to step back to a simpler time and escape the hustle-bustle pace of the modern world. Caye Caulker proudly boast its “GO SLOW” motto which the island’s 2,000 residents take very seriously. Siestas are near mandatory. Navigating around the village and the island on the sandy unpaved streets is done primarily on bicycles, walking or on golf carts since there are only a dozen or so vehicles on the island, used for utility purposes.
Belize, having been a British colony (British Honduras) until 1981, still show signs of its colonial past in the architecture which are visible on Caye Caulker in the many colorful clapboard houses that are part of the wonderful backdrop of the Caye Caulker experience. The island offers a wide selection of restaurants ranging from the many street side vendors to more upscale dining options. This includes restaurants with creative Caribbean inspired menus, full wine and cocktail selection in varied settings that include veranda seating overlooking the street traffic or a more secluded and romantic garden setting.
The laid back atmosphere of Caye Caulker means that you can travel light. Tee shirts, shorts, flip flops and swimsuits of course, are the order of the day. And should you need anything, the many boutique gift shops and small grocery stores are sure to have it.
Caye Caulker is serviced by two water taxi companies and two local airlines. The water taxi ride from Belize City takes about an hour and passes many of the mangrove islands that dot the Belize shoreline. Dolphin sightings are a common occurrence along the way. The travel time from the Belize International Airport to Cayer Caulker is a short 15 mins. This option offers you a bird’s eye view of the amazing aqua shades of the Caribbean and a glimpse of the barrier reef. Either option will give you an exciting kickoff to your unforgettable Caye Caulker experience and stay at Cariventa.