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Very Quiet Caye Caulker SHINES on the Bluest of Days

I am just back from two days in Caye Caulker, Belize – the best tiny island (that is actually NOT so tiny) in the world.  I was staying on the North side of the island – which is amazingly gorgeous and using super comfy Happy Destiny as my home base.  Because I wanted to explore the rural but growing north side, hang out at Koko King – one of the very best beaches in Belize…

and relax.  But I wanted to also walk around the Village of Caye Caulker..because, well, it’s so gorgeous.  And I hadn’t been there in almost a full year!

So here are my photos of the village from yesterday.  I walked around from about 11 to just after noon.  The sky was an INSANE blue…it’s was quite windy and that felt gorgeous and it was INCREDIBLY quiet.

When we got down to the Split – usually the most happening spot filled with swimming, drinking, sunning tourists…there were 6 people.  Incredible.  And heartbreaking.  This pandemic is striking such a blow to our local economy that is almost 100% reliant on tourism.  And just when people were REALLY hoping things would pick up…

Even if you are not ready to travel…maybe some pretty pics will inspire you to get planning.  Just vacation planning is great for your mental health.

I’ll just show you the photos.  It. is. gorgeous.  And I felt 100% safe – washing stations and sanitizer everywhere.  EVERYONE in a mask – even riding a bike on a sand path of the north part of the island.

There is a very cute little rapid testing clinic right on the main road.

COVID testing Caye Caulker

In a normal January there would be towels…kids swimming…lots of action on this sea wall!

Upstairs has been turned into a tapas spot and LOUNGE!  Closed though…

The signage is very cute.

We looped around to the back side of the island – the leeward side.  The water is CRYSTAL clear and flat…

I stayed in this very cabana a few years back.  It’s a great place.

My favorite houses on the large football field right in the center of the village.

I’ll end it there.  Many spots are open, some are not but…Who is ready to start planning?

I’m already plotting my trip back to Caye Caulker!

Here’s a Pinterest Pin so you don’t forget.

 





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