Caye Caulker Highlights
The island’s infamous “Go Slow” motto, engraved at the arrival water taxi pier, embodies the island’s laid back Caribbean rhythm. Once thriving on fishing and coconut farming, tourism has grown and is a main industry on the island. Known as the budget destination of Belize, the island offers numerous authentic and affordable locally owned eateries, small seafront accommodations with docks and outdoor water and nature-bound activities. Luxury boutique condominium resorts have only recently found their way to the island. The Belize Barrier Reef, visible from shore and a mile away, makes water sports ideal here, with the combination of constant Caribbean trade winds and fewer crowds. The island’s most popular landmark is the Split or “cut”-- where everyone goes to swim, sun and relax to Reggae music.
The island is very protective of its environment, and boasts three reserves protecting marine life, mangroves, littoral forests and wildlife--the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, the Northern Mangrove Reserve, and the BTIA Reserve.