Caye Caulker 101

I didn’t get to spend a lot of time in Caye Caulker, which is unfortunate since I’ve heard it’s very chill compared to Ambergris Caye (but then again, I thought that Ambergris was chill too). It also rained almost the whole time we were there, but we still managed to spend the day exploring the island and find the best restaurant on the island.

At one point in time, Caye Caulker was one connected landmass but a big hurricane ended up wiping out a skinny portion of land in the middle of the island. This created a water canal that separates the two land masses of Caye Caulker that’s now known at “The Split.” The Split is located on the northern end of the main town of Caye Caulker and it’s a good place to enjoy a drink while sitting on the dock with your feet in the water.

GETTING THERE

You can easily reach Caye Caulker via a ferry that runs 5 times a day between Caye Caulker and San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.

The term water taxi and ferry is essentially interchangeable since the water taxi is a boat with seating for up to about 100 passengers. Currently, there are 2 water taxi services that run between the 2 islands. 

Ocean Ferry Belize
Website / $12 One-Way, $22 Round-Trip
San Pedro to Caye Caulker & Belize City
6AM — 8AM — 10AM — 1PM — 4 pm 
Caye Caulker to San Pedro
8:45 am — 11:15 am — 2:15 pm — 3:45 pm — 6:15 pm

Belize Express Water Taxi
Website / $15-20 One-Way, $25-35 Round-Trip
Belize City to San Pedro & Caye Caulker
8AM — 9AM — 10:30AM — 12PM — 1:30PM — 3pm — 4PM — 4:30PM — 5:30 pm

Caye Caulker to San Pedro
7AM — 8:45AM — 9:45AM — 11:15AM — 12:45PM — 2:15PM — 3:45pm — 4:45PM — 5:15PM — 6:15pm

RESTAURANTS

Medly’s
Website / TripAdvisor
Avenida Langosta, Caye Caulker, Belize

Meldy’s is a tiny restaurant that’s off the beaten path on Caye Caulker. We decided to check it out after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and weren’t let down. We ordered their spicy wings and Sapotes (a fruit indigenous to Central and South America) which I both highly recommend!
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The Lazy Lizard
Website / TripAdvisor
The Split, Caye Caulker, Belize

The Lazy Lizard is a two story open air bar located on what’s called “The Split” that’s on the northern end of the main town of Caye Caulker. The advantage of this location is that you have unobstructed views of the ocean from 3 sides, and you can even take your drink and sit on the adjacent docks while dangling your feet in the water.

 

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About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫
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