Embody the “go slow” mindset when on this northern island in Belize.
Time halts on this island, making it seem like the rest of the world is left to buzz on by.
Caye caulker’s town motto is “go slow” for a reason. Once a fishing village, the island has created its own very special brand of laidback tourism. Always a highlighted Belize Destination, unhurried developments blend with the natural beauty and culture of this Caye, creating a unique island vibration.
Here, everything is “irie man!” The villagers are warm and inviting, while always eager to share their island life experience with whoever fancies a listen. It is the simplicity of living with the elements that charms you first. A place where you can observe children riding on handlebars and people walking down the street barefooted while picking coco plums to snack on.
Sandy lanes functioning as streets are not frequented by heavy traffic but instead by golf carts, bikes, sun-kissed pedestrians, and the ever-wandering island dogs. Cast a line off a pier, lay back in a hammock or walk into town where you’ll find all manner of restaurants and activities to entertain your stay.
Roughly five miles long, the focal point of this destination is the beautiful Caribbean Sea. From the beach, you almost feel like the reef is just a stone’s throw away. Take a snorkeling trip with Raggamuffin Tours and sail on turquoise waters whilst sipping on rum punch. Make new friends and swim with stingrays and nurse sharks or choose to float over coral gardens watching as a myriad of colorful fish dart in and out of the countless nooks and crannies of the reef.
For those who would choose their stomach over activities, Caye Caulker has something for everybody- from breakfast at Amor y Cafe or Erollyn’s house of Fry Jacks, to lunch at Paradiso with their huge salads and sandwiches as you sit and watch the Caribbean Sea.
Finally, no day would be complete without a trip to the Northside of Caye Caulker where new resorts and developments promise endless excitement. When there you’ll quickly realize one day might not be enough to spend in Caye Caulker.
Original Article by: Charlie Jones.
Editor’s Note: This article was first shared on May 30th, 2019