Caye Caulker On the Road

Caye Caulker, Belize
Caye Caulker is a little island that runs about 5 by 1 miles long, in the Caribbean. The white sands, clear water and friendly people should be more than enough to entice you to this island, but if you’re not convinced, look at some pictures, it's absolutely amazing. It's a reggae type of town, with no busy rush, just easy going fun in the sun!

The best months to visit would be February through May, just to miss out on all the possible rain. There are about 1,300 people that now live on the island where the official language is English. The Belian culture is based on courtesy - stopping to chat with strangers is completely normal here. On the island you’ll find some exotic wildlife like the tapir, toucan, mocking bird and monkeys. The island is made of limestone and has some amazing underwater caves. The island itself is made up of mainly coral sand.

So besides the beautiful white beaches where you can lie in the sun and go swimming, you can also go diving, sailing, windsurfing, biking, snorkelling, fishing, bird watching and take jungle tours. There's also a football field, children’s park and lagoon. Obviously, fresh seafood is the definite local specialty. Try it at any of the main restaurants like San Box, Herbal Tribe, Monche's, Rasta Pasta and Sobra Los Olas. The seafood on offer in the area is mostly lobster and conch. These restaurants serve such things as sandwiches, burritos, vegetarian and meat kababs and curry dishes.

For night life there are mostly bars. The music played in mostly reggae but there are also such genres as punta which is garifuna music and brukdown which is modern belizean music. Some bars include the Lazy Lizard, Barrier Reef Sports Bar, I&I Bar and Cafe and Oceanside Bar. It's nice to have a drink while watching the gorgeous sunsets fade behind the palm trees and ocean horizon. Sometimes the places gets crowded enough for the people to pump up the music a notch and people start dancing. This island is fairly remote, still fairly untouched by the tourist which makes for a wonderful laid-back vacation with friendly locals. This is one of the beautiful Caribbean Islands you’ll find!