Caye Caulker’s 2015 Lobsterfest Is A Total Island Celebration

Caye Caulker is small enough and their Lobsterfest (THE ORIGINAL BELIZE FESTIVAL) is big enough so that it seems to take over the whole island.    Sun and sand, gorgeous water and swimming kids, loud music, dancing and tons of food and drink – there is something for everyone and it’s a full family affair.

Since I took MANY MANY pictures…both of the candy colored caye charm ones and the Lobster Festival + Caye Caulker cuteness ones…here are photos of the Festival.  More tomorrow.

I arrived earlier than most of the crowds…on the 10am full water taxi out of San Pedro.


Caye Caulker was looking gorgeous.  Really really beautiful.  I’ve been away too long!


I passed the best ice cream shop in the world.  (I’ve never eaten there but THE SIGN!)


And I was off towards the Split…


For those who have not been to Caye Caulker, it is the divide in the island…BRILLIANT BLUE…and the location of the Lazy Lizard Bar.  Aerial view of Caye Caulker taken by Danielle Burruss.



A volleyball tournament was in full gear.


And then it was just vendors and LOBSTER!

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I was strangely tempted to buy the coconut monkey face – the salesman kept trying to talk me into it…only $10bzd.  And I could hang it on my TV he said numerous times.  Hmmm…I just couldn’t picture that.



No no…no games of chance for me.


And then…getting towards the Split.  KIDS!

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No where near as packed as last year.


Oh!  It’s Fin Kardashian (my first celebrity sighting!) and Jackie and Adam from Casa Picasso.


Appropriate sign.

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Here’s a picture from last year’s post – 2014 Lobsterfest at the Split.

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Just about the same time on Sunday afternoon…huge difference.  Now back to yesterday.IMG_2026 IMG_2028

The big crowd was at Mara’s Place…a new bar area of the beach just before The Split.  And the new competition.

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The actual bar is across the “Street”.  And then you go lounge…


And a bit more lobster…

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And I didn’t eat a bite.  1.  I was STUFFED from judging at San Pedro Lobsterfest and 2.  Caribbean Colors had advertised a freshly baked mango crumble.  And crumble or a crisp?  It just might be my favorite dessert on earth.

When in the states, I love to make an apple crumble (recipe from heaven) in the fall – or anytime- or a strawberry-rhubarb crisp in the spring (recipe #2 from heaven) but I hadn’t found a tropical fruit that “crumbled”.  That didn’t turn to unappealing mush when baked.  THE SEARCH IS OVER!


Mango stands up to baking…and with just a touch of lime and sugar.  And just as much crumble as fruit…and fresh whip cream.  Good grief – DELICIOUS.

Lobster schmobster!

Time to head back home…the Port Authority was keeping a tight eye on all the water taxis NO OVER CROWDING…and the underpanted drunk white guy who was swimming in the boat lanes…


Easy breezy beautiful.  Caye Caulker.  I need to come visit MUCH more often.  Only 20 minutes away!

I have lots more picture of the south side of the island.  Until tomorrow.  Because now?  I am off to Cayo.  Mainland…West Belize.



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