We are airline employees and had booked 3 nights,,, Unfortunatly we got bumped from the first days flights and arrived a day later. We fully expected to lose the first night since we prepaid but were very,very surprised when Linda gave us $100 BZD for the night we missed, They were able to rent our room in our absence and gave us a large portion of our money back! That is a first class operation! Thank You Colin & Linda!
The room we stayed in (#10) was a ground floor unit with everything you would need minus the groceries. Fridge, stove, coffee maker, toaster, etc. was all there - including a fresh water drinking dispenser in the kitchen. The bed was a bit firm but not rock hard and the use of the bikes helped us get to the other end of the island in no time, Their pier is very nice in the evening hours.. Two hammocks were very comfortable doing nothing if thats what you like to do. We went on the snorkling trip with Ras Creek - we highly recommend his tour; he can be found at the Split - look for the rasta boat and ask if he will be going out anytime soon. He doesn't take reservations so it's a first come type of deal.
In conclusion be prepared to do nothing... also we took Tropic Air out of BZE over to Caye Caulker it's only $120 round trip and 10 mins each way which saves about 1 1/4 hours in land and water taxis if you decide to go the eco route. If you do fly in save the taxi money by walking to Colindas via the sand path to the water and turn left at the beach and walk along the beach another 100 yards or so - wish we had done that! We had a great time doing nothing and "going slow"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colinda Cabanas is located on a prime safe and quiet beachfront property on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize. Facing the reef on the preferred East side, we are blessed with an almost constant Cool North-Easterly breeze. Most nights star-gazing is amazing while listening to the surf breaking on the reef. Naturalists and children alike will enjoy the abundant species of migratory birds, reptiles and marine life. We currently have twelve units available for nightly rentals. Each of our units are slightly different and offer various amenities depending on your needs and your budget. Prices range from $69.00 - $159.00 per night + tax for 2 persons. Single travelers receive $5.00 off per night. We also offer discounts for 5 or 7 night stays. Some of the Cabanas and all of the beach suites offer ocean views. All units have a fridge,coffee maker, coffee beans and 5 gallon purified water station. Some units have full kitchens and a/c. The bathrooms have a good supply of hot reverse osmosis purified water. Free WiFi in room. We also supply bicycles and kayaks. (Free of charge on a first come basis). A 175' long pier with chairs, palapa and hammocks and safe swimming area completes the picture ! ... more less