Caye Caulker Belize Island – Travel guide 2019

Caye Caulker Belize Island – Travel guide 2019

So we all have a good time? Yay !! Music So it’s our first morning waking up on the beautiful island of Caye Caulker, here in Belize.
Absolutely beautiful, just off the coast from Belize City, one of the main islands
that the tourists come to, absolutely and check out how blue this water is, and
today we’re gonna give you a guided tour of this beautiful island, and in this
beautiful Inlet there are hundreds of baby fish there are! Music So the island of Caye Caulker is actually
only about five miles long, with a population of about 2,000 people, and you
can see the blue sea behind me and if we turn around you can actually see the blue sea behind me !! Because that is how thin this beautiful little island is. So Caye Caulker is a destination that has become really popular with backpackers and there’s
various types of hostels and accommodation, that you can find here on
the island. You also don’t need to worry about being run over by cars, there are no
cars on the island! If you want to get around the island, you’ll
need to pick up one of the golf cart taxi, or you can hire them, or you can rent a bike, as a
beautiful way to get around the island. Oh – looks good !! For lunch maybe, we will come back. So all around
the island you can find various different places to eat, some of them have these
wonderful like barbecue stations and grilled meats, like the one you can see
behind me, and it smells absolutely delicious. Do you want to try – Grandmas recipe ! It looks beautiful, Grilled Chicken and coconut milk, rice, fried plantain. Whole snapper fish. Amazing So we walked
down, only a few minutes walk to the end of the island of Caye Caulker, and there is
a section called ‘The Split’ which is a channel between the two islands of Caye
Caulker. Apparently, it was caused by a hurricane back in the 60s, but now there
is a beautiful bar called the “Lazy Lizard’, where you can just hang out have
a drink and just enjoy this amazing blue water, and the channel is great, because
it allows boats to go in between without going all the way around the islands. And
look how blue and clear this water is behind me! and I can’t wait to get in
that water, and I think for sure we’re going book a snorkelling trip. Marianne is trying to get some shade but there’s no chance! Because it’s just too blue!
Everything’s blue. Music We got bamboo stuff, coffee cups, beer mugs, shot glasses – The most environmental man that makes craft on
this island! Look at the skill that goes into this, look at this !! – that is beautiful. Look – proper bamboo !!, Thank you for looking after our Planet. You are welcome Music So another thing that you can do on the
island of Caye Caulker, is eat ice cream ! and Marianne’s got a banana split. I’ve got a
Rum and Raisin from the store behind me, and I’m so hot, this is gonna taste so
good. Owww Music So we’ve actually arrived on Caye Caulker in the month of May. Which is actually the beginning of
their low season, it’s the beginning of their official rainy season. But there’s
no rain, but the prices I think are less during low season, so the Island nice
and quiet, the sky is blue, so I would say May, is a really good month to come visit. So if you’re worried about ATMs on the island, at the Atlantic Bank here that
you can see behind me, there is an ATM and it’s located on the middle street of
the island, and right opposite is the laundry, if you want to get any washing
done. So in the modern pressures of society where you have to use the tumble
dryer, not here my dears, we found somewhere that’s wonderful. This lady’s
called Marie, and she runs her washing / laundry service, and for eight pounds of
laundry it’s ten Belizean dollars. It’s our second morning waking up on the
island of Caye Caulker, and today, we are going on a snorkelling trip we put it all
day snorkelling trip, and we are super excited at the chance to see maybe
manatees, some sharks, some rays. One of the really funny things, as
we’re walking down the street is the health and safety aspects, if you check out the
scaffolding that we saw, while we were walking down the road, and it’s just like
bits of wood on concrete blocks. I don’t know how it stays up, can you imagine
doing that back home? What health and safety? Exactly !! So during your stay here on Caye
Caulker, you have to try snorkelling or diving, and as you walk around the island,
there are so many snorkelling trips, and snorkelling outlets, that you can choose
from. We’re just in front of a lovely snorkel shop and we chose these guys
over all the others because they don’t feed the Sharks. We don’t want to
nag we don’t want to moan but ultimately marine life is to be
observed and not messed with. This place is environmentally friendly and we love
that, they don’t allow plastic onboard, and it’s really important they
don’t allow styrofoam for your lunch, and it’s just really really
positive for the environment, to choose a place like this, and you can influence
that by your choice of shop here on the island. So another thing when you’re
walking around the island is they have lots of stalls all the way down the
street selling little bracelets and necklaces and souvenirs for your trip
here, but please don’t buy anything with shells
what’s from the ocean should stay in the ocean and we always try and avoid the
stands that take the shells and things from the ocean, because that in effect is
actually a crab or a marine life’s home. We’ve got a couple of guys behind us. We have David and we have Alex, and we’re gonna go out for a nice days snorkelling with these guys and share everything with you. Music So we’ve got a fun group of six of us
today, and David who is our guide Captain David and 2 lovely ladies from
Australia Becky and Alex, and Larry and Shannon from the States. So another
really good positive thing about using this tour group, is they’re one of the
only ones that leave so early right? Yes! So we left at half past eight, but most
of the other tours that we asked leave at 10 or 11 o’clock. So there’s
only one of the boat that we can see in the whole sea, and that’s a park ranger! So there’s no other snorkellers here ! VIP So we get a private viewing of Shark Alley.
As you approach Shark Alley you can see all the sharks that are coming up to
the boat and the reason they come up to the boat is that so many tour groups
actually feed the Sharks and they associate the noise of the engine with breakfast time ! Hopefully it’s the engine and not us, but sharks are lovers, and we are going to get in with these sharks And you get to see them in a more natural habitat, because once they realise you don’t have food. They are going to go back to their natural day to day business. So our guide was just telling explaining that one of the problems with feeding the sharks, he has just thrown in a piece of seaweed, and all the marine life, sharks, fish, they are reacting and coming up, so if people throw rubbish in the sea, or a bit of plastic, they will react and come and feed. Also the sharks normally only come out and hunt at night. During the day they should be resting, And of course with this they are feeding in the day. Music So did we all have a good time or what ? WHOO HOOO !! Okay so if you’re looking for some really good home-cooked food, here on the island of Caye Caulker, down by the beach, towards The Split we’ve come down to Chef Kareem, how
good does this food look ? So we’ve ordered some spicy jerk chicken and some
barbecued chicken, because we are starving, after all that snorkelling we
did this morning and it looks so good! Cheers my lovely so how good does this
chicken look ? Mmmm nice rice, I’m gonna get my fingers dirty now! Oh that is so good,
spicy jerk chicken, that really is finger licking good! That’s my first
Authentic barbecue sauce. I think, it is smoky! It is smoky !!
Really good jerk spicy chicken, time to eat! Music Welcome to Belize Baby – you have to taste Belize !! we have been baking for 29 years !! Banana bread, chocolate chip, coconut rolls, cinnamon rolls, made with rose water, brown sugar !! Music So we’re down here at La Pina and we’re
here with Nino, the young chap that has set up this stall – this is the most environmental glass you will ever find
and including in your drink you get a free bamboo straw, so we feel
particularly proud to have met him and seeing this lovely fresh product that is
done in such a nice environmental way as well, this island needs to protect itself
and he’s part of the team that are making it happen.
Beautiful tasting fresh pineapple drinks and you can have it as a pina colada
with rum and coconut cream or you can have it just with your ice. And a little sweetener – Although I didn’t want the sweetener as the pineapple tastes so good anyway !! The white stuff on Chris face is marine safe sun tan lotion !! no it is my shark war paint !! Okay she is doing it – we are looking for Manatees can you make the noise? MOOOO Okay that apparently, is the mating call
of a manatee! Let’s see if it works !! We call her baby or a Phoebe, hello,
how beautiful! Why does Marianne always find a puppy?
she started it!! And this is Chef Kareem ? No ! this is Chef Carlos, his assistant !! So when
we arrived on the island they told us don’t worry,
relax, enjoy, its island time and in fact Caye Caulker is so relaxed, that actually
you might need somebody to remind you when it’s time to go home!

29 thoughts on “Caye Caulker Belize Island – Travel guide 2019”

  • Globetrotter Travel with Puran & Karen says:

    Coye Coulker Belize Island looks amazing. BBQ station looks amazing. thanks for taking us along. thumbs up!

  • The most beautiful world travellers

    Looking TRUDY amazing. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸŒŸπŸ™πŸŒβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

    Everything in such beautiful colours 🌈

  • I love your videos but have an issue with this one. Don't buy shells? Puhleeze. The oceans are vast, and billions of spent shells do nothing but get buried in ocean floor silt to eventually get fossilized. I'm sure there is no shortage of homes available for hermit crabs because a few thousand shells are being sold to tourists.

  • One Man and His Whippet says:

    That water is amazing πŸ‘ nice one πŸ‘πŸŸπŸ˜€πŸΎπŸΊβ€οΈ

  • If you come back to my country El Salvador, let me know! My place is near the airport and you can come here and enjoy homemade pupusas! It'll be a pleasure! Blessings! 😎😎😎

  • Theresa Boudreau says:

    Such clear water! I'm a plant-based eater. How difficult do you think it would be for me to eat there and during your last travel places? I kept meaning to ask.

  • FootLoose Crafters says:

    That place looks like paradise β™₯️ the water, the food and the peopleπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Absolutely AMAZING !! Thank you so much for capturing and compiling another brilliantly informative and entertaining vlog, we love all your
    energy πŸ€©πŸ˜ŽπŸ’«πŸ˜ until the next….Tread careful πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈT&DπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈxx

  • Never thought about shells being sold. Feeding the fish etc. But most of all if you throe plastic in the sea they will try and eat. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO THIS WORLD

  • You guys are so cute! Thank you for this lovely video. I am heading to CC next month and looking forward to it even more after watching your video! Can you tell me what the food prices were from the local street vendors? I am staying in a boutique hotel. They have food, but the prices are kinda high. Also, how much did you pay to rent a bike? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

  • Best detailed video of caye caulker I've seen. Love the island. Have gone several times and going again this year. Makes me miss it though!!!

  • Danielle Hale says:

    I will be going on a cruise and we will be docking in Belize City. I have read some amazing reviews about getting over to the Island and how beautiful it is. I just don't want to pay cruise $$$. Do you think we would be able to take a water taxi over to the Island ourselves?

  • Caye is pronounce likeΒ "key" in the local vernacular, but still a beautiful place to visit and relax. Low and highΒ season varies all over Belize, not sure why. Be on the look out for the menonites. Locals eat the conch that live inside the big shells then use the shell as souvenirs…complete use of the resource!

  • Chyanne Battaglia says:

    I am going on a cruise and a 2nd port is belize I want to do snorkeling without paying the extremely high prices do you know if that available to pay for the snorkeling on shore and about how much? (Can't seem to find any information about this online.)

  • I've lived in Belize a few times and I can tell you, there are no nicer a people than on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. I have been going there since 1976. It has gotten more touristy, but the people have stayed the same.

  • Fernanda Perez says:

    Hi! Your trip to Belize seems very interesting! Do you guys remember how many Belizian dollars did the snorkeling trip costed you? I'm thinking about going to Caye Caulker as an option and your video it's very convincing.

  • Thanks for taking the time to make such an amazing video and for sharing your environmentally friendly outlook on life. Well done, mate.

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