You Better Belize It: 10 Cool Things to Do in Caye Caulker

So you’ve booked your trip to Belize and made the best decision of your life…you’re going to Caye Caulker. Now all you have to figure out are the best things to do in Caye Caulker. No fear, I have you covered! Read along and explore the essential things to do in Caye Caulker and how to make the most of your time.

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Snorkel with sharks

Caye Caulker is a pretty chill island, so honestly, if you choose to only do one organized tour, this should be it. I booked through Ragamuffin Tours, and I spent the day sailing through pristine green waters, making stops at Hol Chan, the reef, and Shark Ray Alley. In Shark Ray Alley, jump in and frolic with the very friendly nurse sharks. No worries, they eat via suction so there’s no risk of coming out missing limbs! This was honestly one of the coolest experiences of my life, and one I would definitely recommend. Make sure to bring your camera; I use the Olympus TG-4 Waterproof Camera.

Snorkel- things to do in Caye Caulker
Snorkel- things to do in Caye Caulker

Trivia Night at Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill

Booking my trip, in no way, shape, or form did I think I’d be doing trivia. However, trivia night at the local sports bar is a hopping occurrence! Plus, at 9:00 PM, the tables are cleared, the DJ comes out, and the whole place becomes a massive dance party. This was a huge (but amazingly fun ) surprise.

Things to do on Caye Caulker

Wander the Island

Rent a bike or wander on foot and just soak in the island life. I absolutely loved the pastel colored houses!

Pastel houses - things to do in Caye Caulker


Visit the beach off the main street. Befriend the island guys selling coconuts, or just nap in the shade of the palm trees. I brought my book one morning, and it was so incredibly peaceful.

Things to do on Caye Caulker- beach


There are a surprising amount of swings for Caye Caulker being such a small island. There were swings at beach bars; always say yes to mango margaritas on a swing. There were swings along the water. In short, always swing if you have a chance. You’re on a beautiful island, so why not?

Swings- things to do in Caye Caulker

Errolyn’s House of Fry Jacks

If you learn one thing in Belize, it should be fry jacks are life. I’m not kidding. How did I ever live without these amazing creations? Fried dough stuffed with eggs, beans, cheese, chicken, you name it…all for only about $2. And this counts as breakfast? Yes please! Sign me up every day.

Wander - things to do in Caye Caulker


Be sure to catch a beautiful Belizean sunset. There’s nothing like watching the sun slip slowly behind the horizon after a tough day at the beach…definitely one of the best things to do in Caye Caulker.

Sunset - things to do in Caye Caulker


Fran’s BBQ Grill

Plan to have dinner at Fran’s one evening on the beach. I can’t quite tell you where, because she doesn’t exactly have an address. Head to the main street, look for the “Frantastic” sign and listen for Fran calling out the daily specials. She’ll be serving up fresh seafood and chicken, along with unlimited rum punch. The Grill is not known for its speedy service…I didn’t because unlimited rum punch, duh!

Things to do on Caye Caulker- beach

The Split & Lazy Lizard

Make your way down to the Split and bask in the sunshine (with proper SPF of course!) The Lazy Lizard is always available to quench your thirst and provide plenty of entertainment.

Things to do on Caye Caulker

Go Slow

This is the motto of Caye Caulker. I’m known to be a bit of a whirlwind, but I have to say I adapted quite nicely. Whether it was the rum punch or island lifestyle, remember to chill and soak in the beauty.

Things to do in Caye Caulker


Flights to Belize: I’d recommend searching through They scan tons of different travel discount sites and feature special flight deals. Fly into Belize City, and catch a water taxi over to the island. Once on the island, no cars allowed! You can use one of the many golf cart taxis to get to your destination if you need. The island is so tiny though, that it’s very walkable.

Where to Stay in Caye Caulker, Belize: For the best value on the island, check out Caye Caulker Beach Hotel, which is literally one minute from the beach. Another top pick in Caye Caulker are the Seaside Villas where every unit has a balcony with ocean views. For the backpacking crowd, check out Go Slow Hostel…great vibes and you’re right by the Lazy Lizard! I personally opted to stay at a local rental. (Use my link for savings on your first stay!) since I was with a group of friends. We found one with a pool, so it ended up being our best option.

Other Belize Resources: For a magical trip to the waterfalls and caves of Belize, check out my guide to San Ignacio, Belize!

Have you been to Caye Caulker? What were some of your favorite things to do? Let me know in the comments! 

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  1. I can’t wait to go swim with sharks. There are plenty in Florida though.You did a great presentation on going to Belize.

  2. Pictures of the beach are lovely, but my favourite is the white picket fence. If i had a frontyard, I would surely have a white picket fence! And your title is very creative!!

  3. One of few places in central America with English as the official language. Was it easy to communicate and get around? It is a lot about sunshine, swimming and relaxing, but Belize also got a quite interesting history as British Honduras, not to mention the history of the natives. Was there any interesting historical sight in Caye Caulker? 🙂

    1. It was very easy to communicate, somewhat easy to get around (there was no official bus schedule, so that was fun haha). I didn’t find a ton of history in Caye Caulker, but spent some time in San Ignacio and visited a cultural museum there. It walked through the history of Belize, which I knew next to nothing about, so very interesting. I’ll be posting on San Ignacio eventually so stay tuned 🙂

  4. Snorkeling with the nurse sharks looks awesome! I have seen some sharks scuba diving and they were surprisingly not as scary as I thought.

  5. I love seeing all your photos from central america. I definitely need to take some time and explore this part of the world because I have never been!! And I would love to snorkel with nurse sharks. I think sharks are amazing and love being around them. Thanks for the great post.

  6. I am tempted to go and swim with the sharks. I am tempted to be on that beautiful beach and look at the sunset. I am just so tempted to plan a trip to caye caulker. The place looks too pristine to believe that it exists in this world!

  7. The crystal clear waters looks beautiful it would certainly be an amazing experience swimming with those sharks. The beach looks calm indeed and the swings would definitely not gonna miss them 🙂
    Belizean sunset is stunning and there are huts amidst the waters where was this pic taken? Was it some kind of resort or at beach?

  8. The beach looks so beautiful. And so does the sun on the beach. And I never knew you could snorkel here with sharks ! I am yet to try snorkling , and I want to experience it soon. Seems like a perfect relaxing and fun filled destination

  9. We’ve never heard of this place but what a cool little island. We like the idea of relaxing there and travelling around in golf carts. This beach looks great and trivia night sounds cool too.

  10. Swimming with the Shark must be an exhilarating experience! Looks like there’re so many cool things to do in Caye Caulker! That sunset picture is breathtaking!

  11. All your photos look really beautiful. Such a tropical vibe! The snorkel with the sharks looks amazing, I was a little sad you didn’t have more photos of that. But the colours in the buildings, the tress and the water make this entire place look so amazingly beautiful!!!

  12. Caye Caulker is typically my type of place. I can spend several days swimming, watching sunset and going slow there. Your pictures are beautiful and the one of sunset is breath taking. Thanks for sharing and introducing this place.

  13. Caye Caulker is a pretty island. Your post made me visit a beach destination soon. Loved those beaches , colourful houses and the white sands. Such a great destination for summer vacation.

  14. I have actually today just booked a flight to Belize, for my next getaway! I will make sure to add Caye Caulker in my itinerary, it looks like such a pretty place. I love how clear the water is and how pretty the island is. No cars is definitely a plus!

  15. I have to now try those Fry Jacks. Are there any vegetarian options for them? Caye Caulker seems to be a place with lots of fun stuff to do and who can say no to unlimited rum punch.

  16. Fry Jacks… the stuffings sound good, I am craving for them. Cool stuffs to do there indeed! But swimming with sharks… I may rethink. 😀
    Adding Belize to my list.

  17. “You Better Belize It”… he he… like that punchline…
    I knew there are ancient ruins in Belize, somethng I wanted to visit. But I did not know it is also a beach paradise!!!

  18. Planning a trip in November for a long weekend, thanks for info, this is exactly what we are looking for. Pics are gorgeous, now I am more excited.

  19. I’m leaving this week for my fourth trip to CC. I love it there. I stay at Costa Maya. Good price and rooms are clean. Beautiful rooftop view. There is a spa on the main street . Treat yourself to a massage by Manuel

  20. Just got back from caye caulker. #amazing

    Fran’s really was frantastic!!! Chum up at a table with others, if there isn’t one, don’t worry she will tell you where to find one to bring over! ?

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