A Gorgeous Day in Caye Caulker + A Liquor-Less Lazy Lizard in Its Last Days

Yesterday, I hopped aboard the 1pm San Pedro Belize Express Water taxi to Caye Caulker for two reasons…well three.  1.  I had an appointment to tour a new nature park opening on the barely touched north end of the caye.  2.  To interview a young mother and author.  And 3.  To enjoy one GORGEOUS afternoon walking around and checking out what’s new.

It’s a relatively small island so I returned on the 5:15 water taxi to San Pedro.  All three tasks accomplished (though I have some follow-up work to do on #1 and #2).  So let me show you some of the pictures I took while walking around the caye.

You ABSOLUTELY must take a day trip over if you are vacationing in San Pedro.  I just love it.

Taking off from the San Pedro dock.

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I followed the sign to Il Pelicano – a new restaurant I’ve heard great things about.  But they are only open for dinner.

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I took a walk down Middle Street to find some lunch.


And stopped into Meldy’s…a favorite for local food.  I love the flowers and the pink and green explosion inside.IMG_8118 IMG_8119

And my view across the street.IMG_8121Tasty stewed chicken with plenty of gravy.  $8bzd.


And then back to walking about.


I had to stop and try this.  I love ginger and this was fiery hot with it.  And tempered with maybe honey or brown sugar?  Delicious.

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A beautiful day.

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Dolls and lobster traps.  The season will re-open June 15.


And then the Split…looking perfect.

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And the “bar” at the Lazy Lizard.  The current renters lost their court case, their liquor license and will be out of the bar by the end of month.  Tomorrow.  (See the article in the San Pedro Sun.)  Now we need to see what new management will do.

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I walked back towards the village.  There is a new cement building (a supermarket, I hear) going up next to Cooper’s Art Gallery.


Down south a bit farther is the outdoor movie theater.  Two business have opened on either side of it.  The new Bondi Bar looks pretty chic.


And on the other side, a French bistro and creperie.


On to my other two tasks…

A few hours later I was passing by the Lazy Lizard once again – but this time by boat.

IMG_8200And then on the 5:15pm water taxi back to San Pedro.  The sun setting over North Caye Caulker…


And over San Pedro town as we pulled in 20 minutes later.


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