Where to Stay in Caye Caulker

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Playing corn hole at The Split

If you are exclusively looking for 5-star luxury resorts, Caye Caulker is not the island for you. Places to stay in Caye Caulker range from mostly budget accommodations (see Colindas or Bellas below) to a few boutique hotels with modern and upscale amenities (e.g. Weezies or El Ben Cabanas, which is new and across the Split).

The small island has resisted major commercialization and thereby lodging options tend to be more simple and geared toward travelers looking to spend most of their time outdoors in the sun, on a boat, or underwater.

10 Best Hotels & Resorts in Caye Caulker
1. Colindas Cabanas
2. Caye Reef Condos
3. Weezie’s Oceanfront Hotel and Garden Cottages
4. Jan’s Hotel
5. Bellas Backpackers
6. Rainbow Hotel
7. Seaside Villas
8. Sea Dreams Hotel
9. Island Magic Beach Resort
10. Dream Cabanas

Top Caye Caulker Hotels, Resorts & Guest Houses

Colinda's Cabanas, affordable beach cabins in Caye Caulker, Belize

1. Colinda’s Cabanas

Colinda’s Cabanas is one of the most affordable (and popular) places to stay in Caye Caulker. Their beachfront cabanas are centrally located and provide basic but comfortable accommodations. Several amenities come with your stay, including the free use of bicycles, kayaks, and snorkel gear.

Caye Reef Condos in Caye Caulker, Belize

2. Caye Reef Condos

Just minutes away from “The Split”, Caye Reef Condos is located on Caye Caulker’s Front Street near many top restaurants and bars. Considered a condo hotel, it is perhaps the first place in Caye Caulker to offer modern and upscale accommodations. Stay here if you want a central beachfront location with apartment-style amenities and barrier reef views.

Weezie's Ocean-Front Hotel and Garden Cottages in Caye Caulker, Belize

3. Weezie’s Oceanfront Hotel and Garden Cottages

Weezie’s is one of the few nicer condo-style beachfront accommodations in Caye Caulker. Its modern rooms have views of the Caribbean Sea and are equipped with many amenities including air conditioning, WiFi, and cable TV. The best thing, however, is the hotel’s short distance from the center of Caye Caulker, making it perfect for travelers wanting some peace and quiet while being close to ‘downtown’ Caye Caulker.

Jan's Hotel in Caye Caulker

4. Jan’s Hotel

Located on Caye Caulker’s main street, across from a small public beach, Jan’s Hotel is known for its clean, modern rooms and friendly hospitality. It is a great spot to stay if you want to be centrally located, within walking distance of multiple restaurants, shops, and the famous “ Split’. Complementary bikes and kayaks are offered to guests.

Bellas Backpackers Hostel in Caye Caulker

5. Bella’s Backpackers Hostel

Bella’s Backpackers is one of the most popular hostels in Caye Caulker. Along with clean accommodations and a continental breakfast, features at Bella’s include a shared lounge, shared kitchen, garden, private beach, evening entertainment, and free bike rentals to explore Caye Caulker. If you’re looking to also visit western Belize, sister accommodations can be enjoyed in San Ignacio.

Rainbow Hotel in Caye Caulker

6. Rainbow Hotel

Located on Front Street with lovely views of the beach and the Caribbean Sea, Rainbow Hotel is one of Caye Caulker’s first hotels and it’s possibly the most centrally located Caye Caulker hotel. I’ve stayed here a couple of times and I like that it’s no-frills: the hotel is affordable and offers clean and spacious rooms.

Seaside Villas in Caye Caulker

7. Seaside Villas

Seaside Villas offers condo-style apartments in Caye Caulker. It is one of the few hotels on the island where you can get a large two-bedroom beachfront apartment with clear views of the Belize Barrier Reef. All condos have a kitchen, living rooms and private oceanview patio. Other amenities include a shared pool and rooftop jacuzzi.

Sea Dreams Hotel in Caye Caulker

8. Sea Dreams Hotel

Offering well-appointed rooms, apartments, and cabanas, Sea Dreams Hotel is a small boutique hotel in Caye Caulker that’s next to The Split. It’s the perfect location for anyone who wants to spend a lot of time at The Split/ Lazy Lizard but be mindful that this area can get busy and loud since it’s where everyone on the island eventually ends up.

Island Magic Beach Resort in Caye Caulker

9. Island Magic Beach Resort

Just a short walk from the center of Caye Caulker’s downtown core, Island Magic Resort is one of the most popular beachfront resorts on the island. It has spacious, modern rooms with a built-in kitchenette, dining table, TV, and nice views of the island or Caribbean Sea. But what guests seem to like the most is its pool and lively restaurant and bar.

Dream Cabanas in Caye Caulker

10. Dream Cabanas

Located in a residential neighbourhood, not too far from the beach and downtown core of Caye Caulker, DreamCabanas is a micro-hotel offering Caribbean-style wooden cabanas on stilts. Guests rave about the friendly staff, clean and well-decorated rooms, and how quiet the location is. It’s a good no-frills base for island adventures.

What to Do in Caye Caulker

Fly over the Belize Blue Hole from Caye Caulker
  1. Snorkel at the nearby Caye Caulker Marine Reserve with a stop at Hol Chan
  2. Explore the small island by foot, bike or golf cart
  3. Relax or party at the popular beach spots of The Split and Northside Beach
  4. Dive the Great Blue Hole or see it from above during a scenic flyover tour
  5. Go wildlife spotting for Manatees

When to Visit Caye Caulker

caye caulker lobster fest

The best time to visit Caye Caulker is from December to May during Belize’s dry season. You can expect sunny days and clear blue skies. Due to the popularity of this time, however, the downside is that things are more expensive.

But honestly, things in Belize are relatively similar during the slow tourism season and many discounts are offered. Belize’s offseason is during Central America’s rainy season, but unless you’re visiting during a tropical storm, often the rain is overnight or for brief 1 or 2-hour periods, and the rest of the day is fine.

As for a specific date that is the best to be in Caye Caulker, this is likely during Caye Caulker’s Lobsterfest. For the past 25 years during the last week of June, Caye Caulker throws a big festival to celebrate the start of the lobster season. Another great time to be in Caye Caulker is during Belize’s Easter Season, which mostly is in April but sometimes occurs in March. This holiday draws locals from elsewhere to Caye Caulker and the island comes alive with beach parties.

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