Answers? A Trip Back To Caye Caulker – Two Times in Two Days

Yesterday I posted about the rumors swirling around the Split at Caye Caulker and about how I thought the easiest way to get the answer about whether or not it was being developed was to ask the owner.

I got a bit of negative feedback about this post.  About my superior attitude, general nosey-ness.  About how I was trying to create drama (I did concede that many times in yesterday’s post) and how I portrayed the caye in a very negative light.

These concerns started to weigh on me a bit while I was over there.  So…after stopping over at the owner’s home to politely inquire (from his lovely family) if he was available and finding that he was not, I decided to just take a leisurely stroll about the island.

Perhaps I’ll shoot him an email.  But I’m not expecting much more information.   It’s his land.  And while plans are still up in the air, I don’t really expect him to share with a total stranger.   I mean…I sure wouldn’t.

And I expect things will change slowly…if much at all.  But it is certainly something I am going to keep an eye on.

So here is a look around Caye Caulker…

My view on the trip over on the 1pm Water Taxi.



There are a few gorgeous giant breadfruit on the island that I passed…bursting with fruit.


Serious beauties.  And I know some mouths are watering.  I need to get into breadfruit this year.

Caribbean Colors Cafe and Art Shop, a place I’ve visited in the past, has moved to a new spot just across the street from the former location.


They too are snuggled up to a breadfruit tree and have a small tent out front so you don’t get clobbered by a falling ripe fruit.


The view from my seat.

IMG_8625And inside the shop…


And the view of Monday’s lunch.


And then a long walk around…

The cutest.  Love the conch shell “fence”.

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Walking south along the Front Street.


Yesterday my lunch – at Tropical Paradise Resort.  I’m a big fan of this place.  Great place to stay.  Quiet but still very close to everything.

I had the classic stew chicken.

IMG_8680And a bit of coconut pie.  Yum.


They are located just behind the cemetery.  So pretty.



Walking farther south along the beach path…


Beautiful colors.

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IMG_8685I very much want to stay at Colinda Cabanas.  The place looks perfect…

IMG_8691with the very pretty dock.


And the little cabanas.


And then just south Ignacio’s Beach Cabanas.  I love this sign.  Beautiful.


And the cabins.

IMG_8695And back down off the beach…but just slightly.  This place looks charming.

Maxhapan Cabanas.

IMG_8701Beautiful yard.


Another restaurant I need to try.


And right next door the I&I Reggae Bar and Nightclub.


The heat had everyone at home or in the water.


Back out to the sea for some breeze.  Some darker summer clouds rolled by…but no rain.

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I took a quick pic of these girls with American accents taking some vacation shots.


And then it was time to head home…but with another list of places I need to visit, things to do and place to overnight.

See you next time Caye Caulker!









  • Funny how people take things differently. I didn’t think your previous post was negative. I’m curious about the news too. And, I think you like as much as I do. 🙂

    • Belize Blog

      It is interesting how we have different perspectives…such very different ones sometimes. I LOVE NEWS and gossip. I cannot lie.

  • Erik Terdal

    Yes, try Marin’s! Get the scoop: it was the first restaurant on the island, back in the 70s.

    • Belize Blog

      I do want to try Marin’s…I was kinda disappointed that I didn’t go up yesterday but? My boat was leaving…

  • Miranda

    I didn’t find anything wrong with your post yesterday, Rebecca. The places you mentioned should be happy for the publicity!

  • Brent

    I agree with the other two ladies…AND this post today.. not like you don’t take spectacular (dramatic;) pics all the time, but these are really great:) damn food ones made me hungry. good work Reba~

    • Belize Blog

      Reba…ha. Thank you very much.

  • Dale

    I enjoy the photos and the information so much. Please keep doing this blog.

    • Belize Blog

      Until I go broke, I will do this blog. I love doing it. Thx.

  • mysterybot

    don’t give in to the naysayers….you are doing just what am investigative photojournalist does!

    • Belize Blog

      MysteryBoy, you are now a Bot?

  • ttcondo

    I agree with mb, we read this blog to get reports of what’s going on.

    • Belize Blog

      I thought you read it for my great sense of humor…sigh…

  • Beautiful photos of one of my very favorite islands! My Caye Caulker friend’s husband is the artist/owner of Michael’s Blue Coral Gallery, though I never got to check it out as it was just getting off the ground when we left Belize. Nice to see a pic of it on my favorite Belize blog. 🙂

  • Gunnersmith

    Negative blog yesterday? NOT from what I was reading. Concerned yes as Everyone who loves the rustic charm of Chaulker Caye should be.
    Keep up the excellent reports and “go slow”.

  • Charlotte

    I don’t think that your post from yesterday was in anyway negative. You were doing what good writers have to do, investigate, inquire and observe. Thanks for the lovely post on Caye Caulker. I love, love it there so I hope the charm isn’t lost by the all mighty dollar. I’m going to ask my cousin-in-law about what’s going on there. Her hubby’s family are from Caye Caulker and I believe her mom and dad-in-law are still there.