We stayed at Caye Reef Thanksgiving week 2009. Prior to coming into Caye Caulker, I felt secure in the fact that all reservations were a go and the plan was set for the week due to lot's of friendly emailing. Upon arriving in Belize City we were greeted and picked up by Jason who took us to the water taxi dock. Great guy, no problems and he was helpful. The ride on the boat over to Caye Caulker was about 50 minutes through the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. When we arrived Frederick greeted us and took all of our backs on his luggage lugging bike. We walked through the sandy street up to Caye Reef. Bobbi greeted us and seemed hurried and eager to be done with us but we had what we needed for now. Keys to the condo and few directions on how to operate things. The place was great and looks like everything you see in the photos. The location was perfect overlooking the street and if you go to the top, both sides of the island for both sunset and sunrise!. We have been to the Caribbean many times staying at many different places. Cay Caulker is REALLY laid back and all you need to do is rent a bike at the Friendship grocery store for about $25 USD. It was almost too fancy some times to come back to our very modern and air conditioned condo but were not complaining! The only thing I must say is that Bobbi was helpful when you needed her but not very friendly most of the time. You have to remember that you are staying in a small village and you see the same people all the time. Most times when we ran into Bobbi she acted like she didn't know us. I was puzzled about this especially since we had such good luck speaking with her on email. We realized that Bobbi has to run the whole show and has a lot to do. But a little more friendly hospitality would go a long way on an already friendly island. Again, we felt that it was probably the nicest place on the island but of course you pay for it. For us it was reasonable as we split it with another couple. Overall we really loved the slow island life of Cay Caulker, the little markets, the price of lobster, the little restaurants and bars. If we returned, we would stay at Caye Reef hands down!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CayeReef is six beautiful & spacious beachfront serviced apartments, looking out over the world’s second largest barrier-reef. Comfortably accommodating between two and six guests, these luxury "homes-from-home" include: * Two large bedrooms with en-suite * Spacious lounge area with sofa/sofa bed * Fully equipped kitchen with mod-cons and breakfast bar * Walk-in showers * Balcony over-looking the reef * AC, or use the sea-breeze and fans * Free WiFi internet access * Cable TV * Telephone * Safe * Swimming pool * Roof terrace with jacuzzi * Spectacular views * Unconditional support. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cayereef Hotel Caye Caulker