Just recently stayed at Barefoot Caribe Hotel.
We (2 Canadian girls, 2 German girls, and 3 German guys) arrived on the island about midday. As its technically the "low" season in Belize, we didn't think we'd have too much of an issue finding a place. After canvassing and checking out rooms for half an hour, we quickly realized that even if we split up it wasn't as easy as we were expecting.
We ventured down the beach north, trying all hostels (we're attempting to be on a budget) such as Yumas, Dirty Mcnasty's, etc. but no luck. Finally we started asking at hotels to see if we could negotiate group discounts. We were successful in a few places, but the best deal appeared to be barefoot. We checked out the room that was to be for us 2 Canadian girls and to our surprise, not only was there 2 double beds instead of one, there was also what I would call a world class air conditioner that put the aircon systems of the 5 star cancun resort we stayed in the week prior to shame. Upon realizing we could easily share the room with the German girls, we decided to combine together and share a room.
For just us 2 it would have been $70BZ for the 2 dbl beds + private bathroom, shower, balcony, and aircon. Oh - and there was free (good!) wifi.
With the 2 German girls, it was $20BZ extra per person so all 4 of us ended up being able to negotiate the room to $100BZ ($12.50usd each).
Fatima at the front desk was amazing, spoke English as first language, and therefore was able to provide advice on tours, eats, etc.
They provided us with clean sheets and towels each day, and the beach is across the street, so that was nice.
The hotel is also a 3 minute walk to the split for drinks and a beach, and 5 minutes to the boat docks, ATM, etc.
Overall, instead of staying only 1 night in Caye Caulker, we stayed 4. It's an amazing and friendly place that absolutely must not be missed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms have a minimalist Caribbean decor and we pride ourselves on having comfortable beds - very quiet at night. From your private balcony, you will have a view of the Caribbean Sea & the barrier reef which is only 1.25 miles away. The world-famous Split is a 5-minute walk up the beach, Raggamuffin Tours are just across on the beach, and the Caye Caulker Craft Market is literally next to us. We have an amazing private dock over azure waters, giving you plenty of space to swim & relax. ... more less