Travel Lemming, the online travel guide, lists Caye Caulker as #12 in their most recent article, 50 Best Places to Travel in 2023.
Following an hour-long water taxi ride from the capital of Belize City, you’ll dock along a quaint row of outdoor bars and restaurants. Tourists gather near the Split, a waterway separating Caye Caulker’s residential area from the mangrove forests up north. Here, you’ll find thatch-roof palapas and barstools submerged in crystal-clear water. You’ll never enjoy a piña colada more than while waist-deep in the aquamarine sea.
With the Belize Coral Reef just off the coast, scuba diving and snorkeling are unmatched. Book an all-day catamaran trip for less than $100 USD, allowing you to swim with eagle rays, pufferfish, and massive swarms of nurse sharks. Year-round, the water is so warm that you won’t even need a wetsuit! You’ll come away from Belize wishing you could live out your days on a tropical island far from the realities of the mainland.
📸 Things to Do: Caye Caulker Regatta, Caye Caulker Lobster Fest, Snorkel, Scuba dive, Rent a catamaran
🗺️ Places to Visit: The Split, Caye Caulker Village, Belize Barrier Reef
🗓️ Best Time to Visit: November-April