Who doesn't love to travel?! This week we're all sharing our favorite destinations with you. Either places we've been and loved or places we're dying to go. My favorite destination is the tiny island of Caye Caulker, Belize.
In July of 2015 I went on a solo trip from Tulum to Caye Caulker. My love affair with Belize started on Pinterest, I saw some amazing photos of gorgeous blue water and colorful houses and decided I must go. 6 months later I was on a water taxi to the tiny island.
Caye Caulker is only 5 miles long and less than a mile wide. It is known to be a popular destination for backpackers, hippies and other laid back people and is significantly smaller and less populated than the larger Ambergris Caye.
You can water taxi into the island or take a very small plane. There are no cars on the island, just golf carts, bikes and boats. When you arrive at the port you are greeted by a view of colorful houses, and the sound of friendly locals. They speak English and the vibe is what I would describe as an incredible mix of latin and caribbean.
The island is not fancy, which is what I love about it. I stayed in a nice apartment that was located in a wonderful compound of homes I found on VRBO a couple days before I arrived. I would say it was definitely the most luxurious option the island has to offer. There are not any large hotels or resorts but there are hostels and smaller hotels.
During my days on the island I would wake up early and ride my bike around the island, which takes like 20 minutes lol. By the second day the locals were greeting me by name! There are various small shops and restaurants, various boat excursions, and lots of dogs roaming the streets.
But I spent my days at the island's main destination which is The Split. The Split it is this amazing spot where the island actually split during a Hurricane and now creates this awesome swimming channel between the 2 sides of the island. There is a restaurant bar at The Split which basically makes for the perfect day of swimming, sipping and suntanning. 3 of my favorite things.
There aren’t really any beaches on the island, the whole island is made of coral. But there are piers everywhere you can jump off of into the water with ladders leading back up to land. The scuba diving in the area is also supposed to be amazing although I did not do it. I really wish I had skipped Tulum all together and spent the entire time in Caye Caulker, which is why I plan on going back this summer- this time with my daughter!
Check out the beauty of the islands in these photos I took!