For a vacation with a small island feel, escape to one of our vacation rentals on Caye Caulker. Located 20 miles offshore of Belize City, this limestone coral island can be accessed easily by water taxi or small plane, yet offers a welcome solitude away from it all. You'll be amazed by the stunning blue water and flat sandbars that let you walk freely into the ocean.
Though the island is small, it has been built up over the last half century to provide all the luxuries you could hope for. You'll find shops, restaurants, tours, and more to enhance your stay here.
Snorkeling and scuba diving are remarkable on Caye Caulker, home of the Belize Barrier Reef and Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. If you're not certified yet, you can do that here and see nurse sharks, eagle rays, morays, manatees, and octopi, not to mention vibrantly colored fish. Dive at Blue Hole and experience the caves made famous by Jacques Cousteau!
Get your fishing fix while you're here by hiring a charter to go deep-sea fishing or trolling for barracuda in the Barrier Reef! The flat sandbars provide excellent fly-fishing as well. Also very popular on the island is windsurfing, as the shallow waters have a constant wind blowing year-round that draws athletes from all over.
When you're not cooking in your fully equipped vacation rental kitchen, enjoy the delicious flavor of Belizean Cuisine and more with a fabulous array of over 25 restaurants on the island. Fresh seafood like red snapper, lobster, and conch will delight your tastebuds as much as your stomach, and other fare like beef steaks, fresh tropical fruit, and baked goods will exceed your expectations.
While the island is not particularly known for its nightlife, there are a few places where people congregate when the sun meets the sea. I&I Reggae Bar is a chill haven with hammocks, swings, and comfy couches to relax and sip cocktails while listening to groovy music. Lazy Lizard is another option - located on the split in the middle of the island, you can lounge in chairs on wooden platforms - or even in the shallow water - and enjoy a very chill atmosphere.
Sometimes, the best way to experience a new place is through tours, and Caye Caulker has plenty to choose from, just minutes from your vacation rental. Hire an expert to guide you through the protected Bird Sanctuary on Caye Caulker to see and learn about over one hundred local species, or take a manatee tour to see the peaceful animals in their natural habitat and snap some great pictures. There are also tours leaving from the island that take you to some of the famous Mayan Ruins on the mainland for a step into history.
For a peaceful, fun-filled retreat on a small, tropical island, our rentals on Caye Caulker in Belize are absolutely divine. Don't miss out - plan your dream vacation today!
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