The island of Caye Caulker is located 20 miles northeast of Belize City, 1 mile from Belize's famous barrier reef. The island itself is around 5 miles long divided by a narrow split, witch is a useful cut through for boats venturing from the sheltered flats behind the island out too the reef, and beyond to the deep blue.
Not to mention being one of the finest fishing spots on the island especially after dark.
Fishing, especially for lobster, remains a primary occupation on the island, although many of the residents have diversified into tourism, priding themselves taking visitors offshore to snorkel and dive among immaculate reef and marine reserves, surrounded by nurse sharks, sting rays and schools of brightly colored reef fish.
Situated on the southern part of the island, the main village of Caye Caulker is an relaxed Caribbean paradise. Narrow sandy streets lined with small local restaurants and bars serving the freshest seafood, delicious jerk chicken and of course Belizian golden rum.
There are no cars on Caye Caulker just golf-carts and bicycles, but not to worry there is a fleet of golf cart taxis that will take you anywhere on the island for a couple of dollars, alternatively you can hire your own carts or bikes and explore the lazy backstreets solo.
Small bars and restaurants
There are between twenty and thirty delightful small bars and restaurants to choose from, hot-spots include the beach front sports bar, ware you can catch up on sporting fixtures from around the world on multiple flat screen TVs.
The sports bar also has live music, the famous quiz and open mic/jam sessions every night of the week.
The restaurant Belizian Flava is famous for it's local cuisine offering beautifully cooked lobster, fish and chicken cooked on the outdoor charcoal BBQs infused with Creole and Caribbean seasoning, served with fresh veg, salad, creamy potatoes and of course rice and pea.
The Lazy Lizard situated on the southern side of the split is and ideal daytime hangout.