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Why Caye Caulker Is the Best Summer Travel Destination

When you envision summer a couple things may come to mind: the beach, sea, sand, serenity, sunshine, and of course fun memories and experiences. The tiny Caye Caulker Island in Belize offers unforgettable summer experiences in an easygoing tropical beach destination.

Caye Caulker boasts crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a laid-back atmosphere, making it a tropical paradise. The warm weather and gentle sea breeze during the summer enhance the overall experience.

Amazing Cuisine

Visitors can indulge in local dishes, including conch ceviche, lobster, and other Caribbean-inspired delicacies.

Tropical Serenity

Caye caulker is well known for its serene “go slow nature”. Perfect for just relaxing on the beach.

Fun Things to Do

Though Caye Caulker can exhibit a slow peaceful vibe, the island offers many fun activities to ensure a memorable vacation.

There are lots of water activities to enjoy like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and sailing.

The Belize Barrier Reef is easily accessible from Caye Caulker, providing incredible opportunities for underwater exploration.

Swim with nurse sharks and stingrays at Shark Ray Alley, observe colorful coral formations, and witness diverse marine species, including tropical fish, turtles, and manatees.

Caye Caulker hosts various festivals and events during the summer months, adding a lively and vibrant atmosphere to the island. These events often showcase the local culture, music, and cuisine. Some of these events include the highly anticipated Caye Caulker Lobster Fest which takes place every summer to celebrate the opening of the lobster season.

How to Get Here from Belize City

Getting to Caye Caulker can be done by boat or plane. You can book a flight on Maya Island Air or Tropic Air for a 15 to 20-minute plane ride. A flight to Caye Caulker is approximately $80USD per person.

If you plan to travel by ferry, taking a cab to the water taxi port in Belize City is recommended. The international airport is about 10 miles from Belize City. Taxis are usually easily found directly outside the airport. If you have a resort reservation, you can contact us to arrange a taxi.

Ferries to Caye Caulker depart on an hourly basis from 8:00am to 5:30pm. The boat ride is about 45 minutes. A one-way ticket is $20.50 USD while a round trip ticket is $36.50 USD.

If you have a reservation at El Ben Cabañas, please find more info on getting to our resort here.

What to Bring

While it’s fun to run around and play in the sun, don’t forget to always protect yourself. Here are a few Items you’ll need for your fun island summer vacation to Caye Caulker.
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the strong Caribbean sun.
  • Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for additional sun protection.
  • Bring multiple swimsuits since you’ll likely spend a significant amount of time in the water.
  • Comfortable sandals or flip-flops are suitable for walking around the island and the sandy beaches.
  • If you plan on exploring more rugged areas or going on excursions, consider bringing water shoes.
  • Pack any necessary prescription medications and a basic first aid kit, including items like pain relievers, bandages, and any personal medical supplies.
  • While some places accept credit cards, it’s advisable to have some Belizean dollars in cash, especially for small purchases and local businesses.
  • If you have your own snorkel gear, you might want to bring it along. While rental options are available on the island, having your gear can be more convenient and comfortable.

Caye Caulker’s golden coastline and tropical scenery allures travellers looking for a sun-soaked Belize vacation. The epitome of unspoiled paradise, this tiny Belizean island offers oceanfront appeal with an incomparably casual vibe.

It’s the perfect destination if you’re looking for a place to kick back and have a careless barefoot stroll in sandy shores.

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