Hotels and Resorts
Prices in this travel guide are for high-season double occupancy, but you can often get discounts, especially if staying for five or more days. Note that in Caye Caulker the “beach” is little more than a sandy sidewalk for foot traffic and golf carts. At last count, there were 79 registered hotels on the island.
During high season (late December, mid-February, and Easter week), rooms are quickly filled as water taxis arrive from Belize City; throughout the rest of the year, reservations are rarely necessary. When you step off your boat or plane, ignore any pushy tout driver who grabs your bag and yells out a hotel name; they are trying to get commissions, and locals wish they would stop their overly assertive tactics.
Vacation Home Rentals
Caye Caulker Rentals (tel. 501/226-0029 or 501/630-1008, www.cayecaulkerrentals.com) rents over 20 holiday houses, cabanas, and cottages. The website sorts homes by price, location, and size, and provides photos. Nightly rentals range from US$60 to US$379, and one luxury villa sleeps six for US$379 per night. Minimum booking days are required, and monthly rentals are available.
Caye Caulker Accommodations (tel. 501/226-0381 or 501/610-0240, www.cayecaulkeraccommodations.com) manages nine vacation properties and books suites for two upscale hotels. You can see photos and make reservations through the website.
© Joshua Berman and Avalon Travel from Moon Belize, 9th Edition