I never planned on staying on Caye Caulker for a long time.
I accidentally came to Bella's by word of mouth.
Luckily there were two beds available.
I immediately knew I was going to stay.
For a while.
Which ended up being two months.
The hostel is one of the cosiest I´ve stayed in.
People hang out.
Sit on the porch all day.
Read books in the hammocks.
Talk travel stories.
Makes pizzas together.
And just enjoy each others company.
I made life long friends at this place.
And learned a lot about life.
I´ll never forget the discussions about life with Sandy, 79-years old.
And her cooking us all "kids" homemade dinners.
Nicole & Jeff are the ones who make the hostel.
The hosts of the show.
I think one of the reasons I ended up staying was because of them.
They made me feel at home.
And Jezih, Jarvis, Luna and of course Jasper. <3
They really take care of guests.
Arrange communal dinners.
And give good tips on where to go.
If you long for privacy.
And ocean breeze.
Get the tower room.
It´s the best kept secret.
If you long for adventure.
You can borrow the hostel bikes.
Just don´t go when it´s too windy.
And drift out.
It might be impossible to get back.
Bike around the island.
By the little paths.
See the iguanas and find the hidden spots.
I truly miss this place.
The rooms are clean.
People are great.
The kitchen has everything you need.
You´re well taken care of.
And gah what can I say.
I will return.
- 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