I would recommend this place definately. Bella's building and rooms are pretty basic but the atmosphere is just great. Everyone hang out in the kitchen and porch hammocks. This place is perfect for solo travellers because you'll get to know everyone there. The back pier is nice and calm and you can take the kayaks anytime. there were free bikes too but they were a little broken all.
Bella's guest's age were closer to 30 than 20 so the vibe wasn't exhausting "springbreak drinking" (like in the hostel Dirty McNasty next door) but more chillax relaxing and having fun. Dorms seemed calm and quite in the evenings even though guests are hanging out in the kitchen area until late. and no loud music after twelve.
They have a few private rooms on the yard cottages and three privates in the tower. And three mixed dorms. You can also camp with a tent or sleep in the hammocks, though some of the hammock sleepers had problems with the sand flies.
Sheets provided but no towels. They don't take reservations but there is most of the time vacancy if you go early in the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella's is a large wooden family-run house, clean, safe place to stay on the water with beautiful sunsets and free canoes for the guests adventuring pleasure. We have kitchen, cable TV, internet, tour bookings, fishing trips, and other Belize information, as well as refreshments and nice people. Rooms, private cabanas, one apartment, camping, and small dorm sleeps 7, private/shared bath. It would be our pleasure to show you some sweet Belizean hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bella`s Hotel Caye Caulker