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Two Fantastic Days, Two Nights in Caye Caulker in September: Part One

Jeff and I are just back from a mini-vacation (the first time Jeff’s been off the island in a year?) to Caye Caulker.  A 25-minute boat ride from Ambergris Caye – and a whole different vibe.  Sandy roads, walking rather than golf cart driving, a slow down…

The motto of Caye Caulker is Go Slow…all year round.

Beach in Caye Caulker

September and October are generally the slowest times of the month for tourism in the entire country of Belize.  It’s often called the “Rainy Season” – though rain most often comes at night.

You can read more about the “Rainy Season: What, When and How To Pack” in this post.

But…it’s also a fantastic time to visit.

Our short trip over was gorgeous.  And the weather was great.  Heavy rain one night – but well after I fell asleep.  Rainy season?  Pffft.

Here are just a tiny fraction of the photos I took on Caye Caulker – where we stayed, where we ate, what we saw…

Oh…and if you’ve never been to either Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker and are deciding between the two…here’s a post that you might find helpful.  Ambergris Caye vs. Caye Caulker:  Which One is Better?

The Split and the bar/restaurant, the Lazy Lizard.

The Split

You can see pictures over the years of the area here.  From about 2005 to 2017.

Lazy Lizard Sign
Swimming Caye Caulker
Diving board at the split

The end of September and there were visitors around but not too many…mostly younger, European and Israeli backpackers…but a mix.

In January, you are not going to find all of these empty chairs…it’s actually really nice.

Seating at Split
Seating at the Split

The over-the-water bar next door was actually much more lively…

Sip n Dip
Sip N Dip Sign

But again…plenty of seats and tables for all…

Sip N Dip building
Sip and Dip dock
Shade at Sip N Dip
Costa Maya The Dock
Caye Caulker sign
Crusty Crab
Old Dock
Beach view
Paraiso Cafe
Cave Man Snorkeling tour
Caveman

The unofficial Caye Caulker animal shelter.

Caye Caulker Animal Shelter

In the evening, some of the residents lounge on the street behind it…

Cat One Love
Hammock garden

Caye Caulker is a narrow island – and just a street over – the football field.  And grass!

Football field
Football field sign

I love love love these houses at the corner of the field.

Painted ladies

And then the back side of the slim island.  I’m going to leave it there for today!  And share the rest of my photos tomorrow…

I love this tiny island and I LOVE this sign and sentiments.

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