The tiny island of Caye Caulker is infamous for its snorkelling and diving adventures, diverse wildlife and hammock lifestyle. Then there’s the wooden houses on stilts, sandy streets and palm trees. Caye Caulker is aptly known for its ‘Go Slow’ motto, a sentiment unique to an island that has ruled out cars, meaning that the locals ride bicycles and take golf cart taxis.
Although Caye Caulker is only just off the coast of Belize, its culture is set apart from the rest of Central America, this five-mile island has a distinct identity of its own. Fusing a population of Mestizo refugee descendants, those who speak English-based Creole and a growing number of Chinese families, the island has a cultural blend that is distinctively vibrant and evolving.
Go snorkelling or diving around the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
Visit Shark Ray Alley to swim with sea turtles, stingrays, sharks and a nearby sunken shipping container.
Rent a sea kayak on the north of the island and explore the dense mangrove forest, past the Split.
Stroll on Front Street and enjoy the local artisan shops.
Eat freshly caught sea food from one of the many restaurants scattered around the island.