Amanda's Place is owned by Amanda, a British transplant to Caye Caulker who lives across the street with her dog, Scrumpy.
First off, Amanda is hilarious and an excellent person to rent from. She's very honest and no-nonsense and keeps her property in mint condition. We rented for 7 nights and, while there is no housekeeping on a daily basis, we found the room perfectly clean our first night and did our best to (mostly) keep it that way. There are extra trash bags and dish soap to help you while you're there. Bath towels and beach towels are provided.
Amanda's Place consists of a large two story building divided into three sections. The bottom two sections are each 2-person suites with a bathroom, small kitchen, bed and couch, A/C and a fan. The top section is larger and also for 2-3 people with a fan. In the same complex there is another house that can hold up to 6 people. Everyone shares the lovely little pool that sits in the middle of the complex.
I was surprised at how lovely the whole place was! We stayed in one of the small 2-person suites and enjoyed the excellent hot showers, the provided drinking water (you can't drink tap in Caye Caulker but you can use it for brushing your teeth), and the lovely screened in windows and door. We never had to use the A/C because of the lovely breeze and ceiling fan. The little kitchen came with dishes and a mini-fridge to help us store our cool drinks. I would bring your own shampoo and conditioner and soap as there is none provided (other than hand soap).
However, we spent most of our time out by the pool. The pool is amazing - perfectly clean and a great place to get to know your neighbors. There are deck chairs to relax in, a sun shade and umbrellas to keep you cool, and enough depth to swim a bit.
In terms of location, it couldn't be better. Right on the main street and only a 10 minute walk to the Split. It's less than 5 minutes from the water taxi and close to Habaneros (the fanciest restaurant in town) and around the corner from Glenda's (great for breakfast).
I would highly recommend this place for excellent value, a perfect location, and great amenities. An added bonus is the little book that Amanda provides in each room that serves as a place for past guests to provide reviews and suggestions for your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amanda's Place is a small owner-run slice of paradise. It has 3 different types of accommodation, from the large 3 bedroom home called Casita Carinosa to the smaller and more rustic one bedroom home of Casa Amancer with the two additional suites called Amanda's Place. They each have a different configuration, but all have some kind of kitchen, WIFI, queen beds, fans, and A/C (not in Casa Amancer). Rented individually or together it is one of most attractive places to be with the lush tropical garden and the delightful swimming pool. Hammocks abound, and roof top terrace ensures your privacy. The pool is shared by everyone. It is set off the beach by about 150 feet and on the main street north/south called Front Street. Beach, bars, restaurants, tour shops, grocery stores are all within a 5 minute walk. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amanda`s Place Hotel Caye Caulker