Alright guys I am terribly behind on my blog posts due to having no internet for an extended period of time. I’m hoping to catch up within the next few days so bare with me 😀
Caye Caulker for those of you who don’t know it is a small island(8.0 km) (north to south) by less than 1 mile (1.6 km) (east to west) about 45 minutes by ferry from Belize city in Belize. What originally drew me to Belize was it’s reputation of having a chilled laid back rasta vibe. That and the fact that it was very backpacker friendly. With that in mind I left The ruins of Tulum Mexico on an overnight shuttle bus with ADO to Belize city and caught the 6:30am water taxi to Caye Caulker.
Upon arriving I immediately fell in love!
With its friendly rasta locals (Who all spoke English and streets that oozed endless charm this place screamed Caribbean island to me. I loved how small it was and in the week that I stayed there everything became so familiar.
In terms of hostels there are two main one’s on the island Yuma’s which is located right next to where the water taxi lands and Bella’s which is located near the back of the island.
After hearing really positive reviews about both of these hostels I opted for Bella’s due to the fact that I heard that Yumaz has a strict no guest policy and has a no noise policy after midnight. As I wanted to party it up a bit I went to Bella’s. They have dorm rooms for $20 Belize ($10 USD) or a private for $25 Belize ($12.50 USD). After a night in the dorm a private loft style room became available which I snatched up,With views of the ocean.
This is the best room i’ve had in a hostel!!!!
In terms of alcohol local Belize travelers rum is the poison of choice on Caye Caulker as you can buy 750ml of rum for $10.50 Belize ( $5.50 USD) which is way cheaper than a 6 pack of beer which sells for $20 Belize ($10 USD)
Besides drinking large amounts of rum, eating all the lobster I could get my hands on and lounging around in a hammock relaxing in the soothing winds of the Caribbean I went on a fishing and snorkeling tour.
The fishing tour cost $75 Belize ($37.50 USD) for a day of fishing, snorkeling for lobster and then eating all the spoils of the day personally cooked on their own little private island.
We even got to see an awesome looking sea horse
Overall we had a great day and somehow managed to consume over 2 litres of rum between 6 people. The only casualty of the day was my thongs which I left on the private island never to be seen again.
The snorkeling was equally as fun a bunch of us at the hostel ended up going with a half day snorkeling tour for $45 Belize ($22.50 USD) we got to see a lot of interesting fish and coral and even got to wrangle a shark and sting ray.
Overall I would highly recommend Caye Caulker to everyone. It’s such a great little relaxed island. I really had to drag myself off the island as I could have stayed there for weeks just chilling out