With our boat to Long Caye leaving the day after we arrived in Belize, we decided to stay in Caye Caulker instead of Belize City. We took the boat on the way out and flew Tropic Air to the muni airport the following day (We were in a 4 seater Cessna - the pilot and the 3 of us! It was so cute to hear him read out the safety and other mandatory instructions, seated next to us!!)
First about Caye Caulker – cute, quaint, carnival atmosphere (perhaps because of it being the Easter weekend?). Tasted some of the local treats - tamales, street barbecues, coconut ice cream - loved 'em all.
Sea Dreams – quality accommodation centered on the Banyan tree. Their bar-cum-restaurant on the terrace is magnificent – taking in views of the sea on either side, and the lovely breeze. While it sits close to the Spit, it was fairly quiet (despite the Easter weekend when large numbers had descended from the mainland). Has a private deck and beach which were both great for swimming and snorkeling. The sea on either side was less than a minute away!
The complimentary breakfast was wholesome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Dreams Hotel is a family-run boutique hotel on the quaint island of Caye Caulker. We are located at the north end of the village which affords a three-sided view of the Caribbean Sea. Guests quickly become part of the Sea Dreams family: eating breakfasts with Iris on our thatch-covered rooftop, picking up fishing tips from Haywood on our dock, planning excursions with Anna, Stephanie or Kelly learning about island education with Heidi, enjoying impeccable housekeeping services from Maria Elena & Melanie, or enjoying a tropical drink with Celia at our Banyan Tree Bar. Our dock, located on the leeward edge of the split, is the entry into a unique slice of paradise: perfectly clear and calm, chest-deep, turquoise water with a white sandy bottom. Every evening, guests watch the sun melt into these waters and cast pastel shades across the skies. When guests are not diving, snorkeling, fishing, kite boarding, or touring Mayan ruins, they relax at the hotel with a drink at the bar, a massage at the spa, a book in a hammock, or a canoe ride to feed the local Tarpon. Accommodations range from intimate courtyard rooms to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, cabana, and home. Amenities include free bicycles, canoe, hot breakfast, WIFI, AC, cable TV, bottled water and snorkeling gear. ... more less