Caye Caulker is a paradise coming into your heart and never leaving. It is not touristic, not noisy, not crowded, and this makes the miracle white sand a constant. You can visit the island without shoes, because the streets are made from fine sand and the Caye is 8 km long and 1.5 km large; everything is at your fingertips! When you walk to the north it is difficult to miss the sight of what the Hattie Storm, in 1961, left behind. Tt divided the island into two parts, but it couldn’t undermine the beauty of the view.
Local people are friendly and English and Spanish are both well spoken. The island is quiet and there are many motorboats going to Belize City. Houses are coloured and built in typical Belize-style. You can sleep in the Paradise Too Hotel for 40 Euro/night ($44 USD) for two people. This hotel brings you to the beach and is tidy and warm…but the best thing are the hammocks under its porch!
If you love snorkeling this is the perfect place. The reef is a marvelous ecosystem where you can meet turtles, dolphins, fish, seaweed and corals. Raggamuffin Tours is one of the best companies that organises trips and their boats are funny and coloured! The price is around 30 euro ($33 USD) but it’s worth it!
In the evening, buy a Belikin beer, to taste on the beach, in the middle of this white sand paradise.
Photo Credits: Carmine Savarese