Caye Caulker is a small tropical island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea. This unique limestone coral island sits in front of the largest Barrier Reef in the world, and is home to the best snorkeling, diving and fishing in Belize. It is divided by a narrow channel called the Split. The north is home to mangrove forest and diverse birdlife, and the south contains the only settlement known as Caye Caulker Village.
The island is only about .5 miles long and 200 yards wide... you can rent a golf cart, bicycle or simply walk since the town is small and the sandy streets are so inviting.
Caye Caulker offers cool breeze, turquoise waters, fresh seafood and a pleasant Reggae vibe. There are no cars or traffic signs on the island except for small signs that say “Go Slow”. You'll see, this has become the true motto of Caye Caulker.
This once sleepy fishing village became a “Backpackers” paradise. Many of the store owners are American and Canadians expats that split their time between Caye Caulker and home. Recently tourists of all ages and incomes began to love its calm atmosphere and friendly people.
NO SHIRT. NO SHOES. NO PROBLEM.
This sign is posted everywhere in Caye Caulker and everyone totally goes with the flow. Restaurants, bars, cafés, ATMs, gift shops and tour operators are all in one circle. The smell of fresh seafood cooking on the grill while walking in town is so inviting, you can’t refuse a taste. Stop in at Barrier Reef Sports Bar and Grill, Godfreys Seaside Grill or Hibisca by Habanero for Great tasting Belizean food. Ice and Beans and Amor y café serves a variety of coffee drinks and dessert, while I and I Reggae Bar, Sip n Dip and The Lazy Lizard are popular places to hangout for a cool drink and good music.