Caye Caulker hotels and hostels
Golf-cart taxis meet boats and flights upon arrival; they will take you around to look at a few places to stay. It's best to book in advance if you're coming at Christmas or Easter.
Island Magic Beach Resort Ltd
Rauls Rooms And Apartments
In an unexpected location south of town, Maxhapan has sweet yellow cabanas clustered around a shady courtyard. At its center, a big palapa has hammocks and a bring-your-own bar, where guests can gather.
Barefoot Beach Belize
Painted in candy colors, this perky place is on a quiet stretch of beach at the southern end of the village.
The six apartments at Caye Reef have been designed with the utmost attention to detail – from the original artwork hanging on the walls to the swinging hammocks hanging on the private balconies.
Sea Dreams Hotel
A lovely guesthouse on the back side of the island, Sea Dreams offers a rare combination of easy access and sweet tranquility. Spend the day lounging around the Split, then retreat to the cozy accommodation just a few steps away.
Modern, clean, comfortable apartments. Complimentary use of a bike included.
Chuck and Bonnie Balfour are a fun-loving couple that rents out quaint clapboard cabins on stilts.
Sandy Lane Guest House
It doesn’t get more basic than this, but the concrete cottages are clean and comfortable, with fans and private bathrooms. The grill-covered windows don’t do much for the atmosphere, but at least the place is safe.
Resembling a big square wedding cake with lemon-yellow frosting, Pancho's Villas is a little out of place on this quiet side street. The new building is decked out with all the modern amenities, such as kitchenettes, cable TV and the rest.
This charming yellow clapboard house has two self-contained apartments facing the sea, and private porches with hammocks ensure maximum appreciation of this gorgeous view.
Look for the attractive log-cabin-style house overlooking Front St, and you'll know you've arrived at the Blue Wave, an inviting guesthouse with several different accommodation options.
Iguana Reef Inn
Set on sandy grounds fringed with palms, the Iguana Reef is both upscale and informal. It's the kind of place you can roam around barefoot by day, but you might dress up for dinner.
On Punta Arena Beach, surrounded by mangrove forests and a large lagoon, this is the only place to stay or eat north of the Split.
Owned by a local fishing family, this trim hotel south of the cemetery has long been a budget favorite, thanks to the private pier, rooftop deck and always affable management.
Boasting the island's most beautiful sunset view, these simple rooms have small verandahs that overlook a small private beach and dock. Located on the back side of the island, there is less noise and less light than on Front St.
This is not the place to come for style or swank, but if you're in search of a hammock strung from a coconut palm or a wooden pier stretching out to the sea to swim, snorkel or fish from, look no further.
You can’t miss this citrus-colored concrete block that occupies a prime location between the dock street and the Split.
Jaguar Morning Star
From his perch inside the mural on the side of the building, a friendly jaguar overlooks the quiet garden and the schoolyard next door.
Costa Maya Beach Cabanas
Eight two-story hexagon-shaped cabanas are clustered around a sandy courtyard. The wood-paneled interiors of the cheaper units are gloomy but each unit has a porch, perfect for catching sea breezes.
Tropical Paradise Hotel
With an ideal location just south of the cemetery, Tropical Paradise Hotel is Caulker's 'original beach resort.
Amanda offers two art-filled apartments with kitchenettes and a cozy casita. Only a block back from the beach, the grounds are leafy and the attractive apartments each have a little porch from where you can watch street life and see the ocean.
Oasi is surrounded by blooming tropical gardens, with a lovely wide verandah (hung with hammocks of course). Woven tapestries and warm hues enrich the interior of the apartments, which are equipped with full kitchens.
Sun-yellow stucco buildings shaded by thatched-palm roofs exude a tropical atmosphere at this beachfront beauty. The interior decor features desert colors, rich fabrics and plenty of pillows.
Steps from the sea, Auxillou is one in a string of florescent-colored houses just north of the water taxi dock. These modern suites offer excellent value, with king-size beds, cable TV, kitchenettes and spacious decks.
Caye Caulker Condos
While the concrete block is not the most attractive building on Front St, the eight suites inside are sweet retreats. Each is equipped with a full kitchen, satellite TV and fancy bathrooms with romantic two-person showers made of stone.
Bright blue paint, a couple of rainbows for decoration and upgraded rooms make this bunker-like concrete building relatively appealing, but the rooms are cell-sized.
Painted in pastels and trimmed with a seashell theme, these sweet cabins occupy a (usually) quiet spot overlooking the soccer field. Each is equipped with a shady porch and a comfy hammock, though lacks the ocean breezes.
Ignacio Beach Cabins
In the far south of town, Ignacio offers simple waterfront lodging in weathered cabins on stilts. There is little foot traffic this far south, so it feels private and pristine.
A big blue building trimmed in white, Barefoot Caribe is an attractive and affordable place to crash. Rooms are sparse but spotless, with white-washed walls and cool tile floors.
Lena's Guest House
Set in a classic old wooden house on the beachfront, Lena's offers a more than decent deal - large, clean rooms with newish beds and overhead fans. The wide communal balconies have excellent beach views.
Lorraine's Guest House
If island life means beachside bungalows for you, then these are by far the cheapest in town. They're in need of a paint job and the linoleum floors lack a bit of charm, but they're a bargain all the same.
The eight guest rooms in this two-story wooden structure are simple but spotless, cramped but comfortable.