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Colinda Cabanas
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

My husband and I spent three nights here as part of our honeymoon. We decided in advance we wouldn't need air conditioning but that was a mistake! The grounds are nice, owners are really wonderful and make you feel at home. The cabins are basic but comfortable. If you don't enjoy heat, you really do need air conditioning in August!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

My wife and I stayed in one of the beachfront cabanas during our honeymoon. Colin and Linda greeted us upon arrival and took the time to point all the "bests" on the island (restaurants, tour operators, etc). They treated us so well, we felt like family during our stay. Each cabana comes with a pair of bikes and we had so much fun exploring the island on the bikes! Our room was amazing. We had a stove and refrigerator for making meals, cold a/c (although we just slept with the windows open most of the time) a comfy bed and a hammock on the deck for more relaxing. The vibe is very laid back and it was the perfect place to relax during our honeymoon!

Room Tip: The beachfront cabanas are well worth the extra cost!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Matthew H
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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

We spent 10 days at Colinda Cabanas in mid-October. Colin and Linda are welcoming hosts who take pride in their product and go out of their way to ensure personal attention, customer service and guest satisfaction. You can tell that they care about the details: from the complimentary bikes, kayaks and snorkel gear to the free coffee beans in our kitchen. The property is located at the quiet end of the island and is so peaceful and relaxing. Our unit was immaculate and our housekeeper did an amazing job with her daily service. There is overnight security, and we always felt safe and secure. This is one of the nicest places to stay on Caye Caulker. Thanks again for your warm hospitality and the wonderful memories. Sorry if we hogged the hammocks under the palapa!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We spent 5 nights here on Caye Caulker. We rented the one bedroom cabana on the beach. Bikes,kayaks and snorkeling gear were included as part of the price. The kitchen was very well stocked and the place was clean and comfortable. Linda was very helpful and friendly as were all the people working on the site. We would definitely return

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mizguided
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Jackson, Wyoming
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We went to Caye Caulker as part of a two week backpacking trip through Guatemala and Belize, without much of a plan as to accomodations as we went. Caye Caulker was our final stop on our trip, and after a bit of walking, we found this place along the beach, almost to the end. We talked to Colin and got a rate quote, which wasn't bad at all. Being the pervasive bargain shoppers we are, we told him we were going to go take a look at the next set of cabanas down the beach. He chuckled, and told us "go check them out, and I'll see you guys back here in a few minutes." Not in a condescending way, just a fun way.
Sure enough, we were back in 4 minutes.
We ended up with a condo on the floor above his office, which looked out onto the ocean, and had a nice breeze blowing in off the water. The A/C unit was awesome, and our every need was met. He let us borrow his snorkel equipment for free, and we spent a large amount of time in the two large, comfortable hammocks at the end of the pier on the beachfront.
Outstanding.

Room Tip: Get one of the second floor condos overlooking the water, it's worth the money.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gijoey762
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were lucky enough to get a beachfront room so we had a killer view and AC in the bedroom. Linda greeted us when we arrived and was really helpful with great recommendations around the island. She also provides free bikes to cruise around town so you don't have to waste your money on a taxi. Cruising on a bike really is the best mode of transportation on the island. Our bike chain did come off but she had other spare bikes readily available so we were good to go. We originally intended to stay for a few nights but the place is so relaxing and the amenities were so amazing that we stayed for an extra 3 nights. Amenities like drinkable water, AC in the bedroom, bike cruisers, kayaks, wifi (which was strong since we stayed on the 2nd floor above the office), full kitchen, great housekeeping, and balcony with a hammock just made the experience so relaxing. Linda had such a great vibe too - she was super easy to talk to and hospitable. She made it so easy for us to enjoy our vacation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank haejung2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed with Colin and Linda (hence the name :)) for 3 nights. First of all, these are the best people. Always around, very helpful, but most important just genuine nice people. They helped us finding the cheapest supermarkets (there are a lot of them, with big prize differences,) if there was anything with your room they instantly tried to solve it. Their staff was also amazingly friendly.

The location is south of town, on the east (reef facing) beach. You can reach it either by dirt road (they're at the end) or via the beach. Its a few hundred meters south of the last shops and hotels so it really feels secluded. It's right at the beach so you kinda have a small 'private' beach (although officially the 'beach path' runs through it, but it is hardly used)

Don't expect to use the beach as a beach though (lying on the sand on a towel) because the sand area is too small. But no where on the island there is really any usable beach. They solved this by building a pier into the water with several platforms with sunbathing chairs, and right at the end there's a small roof for much needed shade with two hammocks. We spent most of our time here :)

We booked the smallest (and cheapest) cabin right at the end. It was very beautifully constructed and painted. Inside you had a nice bathroom, quite a complete kitchen (perfectly adequate for cooking your own meals), A/C and everything needed to make your own coffee. The provided (practically) unlimited filtered drinking water. In front of this cabin (and all other cabins) was a nice patio with two chairs and a table, and a comfy hammock.

Lesser points: although we loved it there it is only fair to mention the lesser points. I mentioned these to Colin and he would work on those that he could fix. The A/C unit was right above the bed which produced a lot of noise during the night, but to be fair, it was a small cabin so you never get it really far from the bed. They flushed the toilet with water from a well instead of fresh water. I think that this is great but unfortunately the water from the well did contain sulfur (Colin told me) so this gave a bit of a smell when you flushed. Finally: the internet did not work in our room. There were two modems on the property and the front one worked perfectly, only the back one (for all the cabins in the back) didn't. They are aware of this and I'm sure they will fix it soon!

These are the only (small) negatives. An other thing is security. Please be aware that getting back to the cabanas during the night can be tricky because of its remote location. Unfortunately there have been incidents with muggings. Naturally Colin and Linda have nothing to do with these nasty aspects of the island and there's nothing they can do about it, but I do feel it needs mentioning here.

We had a fanatic stay, and I believe it's one of the best places to stay if your looking for a relaxed, secluded and very friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Colinda Cabanas
Address: | On a prime sandy beach facing the reef, Caye Caulker, Belize
Phone Number:
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Caye Caulker
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Caye Caulker
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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 

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