A Weekend Walk Around Caye Caulker, Belize: Looking Good

I spent just 4 hour on Caye Caulker on Saturday afternoon.  I left on a gorgeous day and as the hours went by, the grey moved in.  But I covered lots of ground, ate plenty and the caye looked gorgeous.  Clean, freshly painted, lots of new businesses…the islanders really got ready for the “busy season” this year.  Caye Caulker is packed with happy bikinied barefooted tourists and there are quite a few new businesses including my new favorite donut shop.

An old favorite, Celi’s Gift Shop.



And the very cute fruit stand.


Belizean Flava.  Gotta try this spot.

IMG_6968Fran’s Grill…do they ever open?


The street signs.  Needed I guess.  At least 3 rasta guys told me to “Go Slow” during my visit.  I’M NOT GOOD AT THAT!

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Kid hanging with Sponge Bob Square Pants.



Hut for Swallow Caye Manatee tours.

IMG_7005Nearing the split…LOTS of activity.  Even jet skis.

IMG_7008I stopped and visited two hotels…but I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.

IMG_7027And then made it down to the Lazy Lizard at the Split.




The DJ was working his magic…and the bar downstairs was packed.  Second floor is a good spot if you want to find a seat.

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Flags fluttering on the beach.  New?

IMG_7042Old tired dog resting at a hotel.  Guarding the gate ain’t easy.



To the Middle Street!  House of Fry Jacks!  IHOFJ.  Must try this too…


And the laundromat.


Chan’s is always busy (for more on this fine eatery, check out my review):


A street salesman’s claw display.


And Southern Style BBQ has come to Caye Caulker.   Along with Blues and Booze…



And a very big smoker that definitely was not purchased in Belize City…IMG_7061


The outside of Ronnie’s.  Another spot I’ll need to try.



I headed out to the water taxi dock for my return boat.

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  • TarheelBornGal

    I love Caye Caulker but don’t think I could ever live there because of the “go slow” mantra…just walking around town we got told that several times as well. I can only imagine that if we rode bikes there we’d get in big trouble with our speedy ways!

    • Belize Blog

      I know…scolded! But I like to walk with purpose! Even if I have absolutely none.

  • Erik Terdal

    Marie is the best! She has been doing my laundry on visits since 1999. Remembers me, never loses anything, gets stains out, plus friendly.

    • Belize Blog

      I love that the laundry is air dried. I think I take a picture of that, the split and “Drinking is fun” each and every time I am there. Oh yes…and sponge bob.

  • mysteryboy

    methinks the “selfie” should be a daily feature now