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4 Best Things to do in Caye Caulker Island to Celebrate the Holidays like a Local

Swap the frigid air and frosty weather this holiday season for a warm and inviting tropical vacation in sunny Caye Caulker. Discover new holiday traditions in the warmth of the Caribbean.

Celebrate the holiday season in Belize, where Christmas means non-stop celebration, parades, family and community get-togethers, and endless festive ambiance.

In Caye Caulker, the classic white Christmas is replaced with white sand beaches and Caribbean hospitality.

Enjoy the Tropical Weather and Island Vibes

Belize enjoys its fair share of sunshine and comfortable warm temperatures all year round. Trade your snow boots for flip-flops and escape to island paradise in Caye Caulker.

In December, temperatures fall the lowest at 71°F (22°C), and highest at 80°F (27°C). This makes for the perfect weather for swimming, sunbathing, or going slow on the island.

Enjoy Traditional Belizean Christmas Dinner

On the typical Belizean Christmas dinner plate, expect to find oven-roasted turkey, ham baked to perfection, potato salad, cranberry sauce, and rice and beans (a Belizean staple).

Families gather on Christmas day to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. 

What are the holidays without dessert? Try the famous black fruit cake, or ‘rumpopo’, a spirited eggnog. 

Go Swimming and Snorkelling

Take a dip in the pristine waters around Caye Caulker. The Split is one of the most popular places to swim on the island. If you’re more adventurous you can opt to snorkel or dive in the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere.

Swim under the surface and get to observe lots of colorful fish, vibrant coral formations, and bigger aquatic life like sea turtles, stingrays, eels, and nurse sharks.

Underwater adventures are the perfect way to make unique and lifelong holiday memories.

Watch New Year’s Fireworks from your Private Cabaña

Watch as the sky lights up in a blend of neon streaks as the 2024 new year is celebrated. Enjoy the light show from your very own cabaña at El Ben Cabañas.

The island’s distance from the mainland is makes it the perfect place to celebrate and watch fireworks in the night sky.

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