Caye Caulker may not be a traditional honeymoon destination, but it was just what we needed. Located 45 minutes from Belize City and one mile west of the Belize Barrier Reef, it’s a tiny island with a population of less than 1,500 people. The motto on Caye Caulker is “go slow,” and that’s exactly what we did.
We stayed at a small boutique hotel located on the North side of the island called Weezie’s. We absolutely loved it. It may be more on the expensive side compared to other hotels/hostels on the island, but it was well worth it.
Plus, this is one of the few hotels you could book through a third party site like Hotels.com. This was important so we could use our travel credit from our Barclay Arrival Plus credit card. To get a better understanding, head over to our Travel Hacking my Honeymoon series.
The views from our room were amazing! We could see right out into the ocean. Our stay included welcome drinks, kayak rentals, free coffee, Wi-Fi, beach towels, and $5/day bike rentals. The staff was super friendly.
What transportation? You get around by walking, bikes, or golf carts. Yes, I said golf carts! There are no other motor vehicles on this island. You can walk from the North end to the South within 30 minutes. We only took a golf cart taxi when we first arrived and when we left due to luggage.
You can get to Caye Caulker from Belize City by taking a water taxi to the island. So from the airport, you take a $25-$30 taxi to the water taxi port. There are a couple of water taxis you can take, but we rode the Belize Express for $25/person round trip. It takes approximately 45-minutes to get to Caye Caulker from Belize City.
We didn’t arrive at Caye Caulker til about 3 PM. Besides getting a feel for the island, we didn’t do too much. We ended up meeting a couple from Austin who owned a restaurant called Sports Bar and Grill. They have happy hour from 4 PM – 6 PM. They also have something going on every night like trivia, karaoke, or a DJ spinning.
From there, we went next door to Bamboo Bar and Grill. They have happy hour from 5 PM – 7 PM. We tried the fried coconut lobsters, and we fell in love with Belize food from that point on.
Next, we explored the island some more. Then we ended up running into the first restaurant on my list, Wish Willys. It was close to 9 PM, so they didn’t have too many choices left if the menu. That ended up working towards our favor. We ended up ordering the grilled barracuda with rice and grilled veggies. THIS WAS EVERYTHING! Then the chef let us taste the lobster for free.
We slept in until it was time to check in for our half-day snorkeling tour with Caveman at 10 PM. This is the only tour we booked. It lasted from 10:30 PM – 1:30 PM, and it was super fun! This was our first-time snorkeling and Caveman made it a great experience.
This pretty much concluded our day. Besides trying some more great food like the fried chicken from Pastorina’s, that’s all we had planned for Day 2. We also tried fired snapper from another restaurant, but I can’t remember the name. You can’t really go wrong with any of the restaurants though.
Our day started off with walking foster dogs from Caye Caulker Shelter. It was a little hard to find at first, but we finally came to the shelter after pestering some of the locals.
We also rented bikes on this day, so I’m pretty sure we saw the entire island. As we rode around, we tried more food. One placed we stopped at was called Enjoy. We had the jerk chicken from there, and it was delicious! I did not have one bad meal on Caye Caulker.
After riding around, we made our way to the Split to catch the sunset. We laid low at the Lazy Lizard as we gazed into the sunset and watched fellow travelers play cornhole and swim.
For last meal on the island, we headed to Auntie Takeout. This is a small takeout restaurant with great, cheap food. We finished the night off with shrimp fried rice.
Caye Caulker is amazing and it was exactly what we needed. It’s the perfect place for taking it slow and relaxing without the hustle and bustle of the bigger islands. Our goal was to rest and try great food, and Caye Caulker accomplished that goal and more. For our full travel guide, head over to our travel community Drift Travels. Also, like us on Facebook and Instagram to see the rest of our wonderful pictures from this trip. Until next time….