In addition to the Mayan ruins, wildlife & magnificent caves; the highlights of Belize center on the Barrier Reef (which is the second largest in the World). With crystal clear Caribbean sea, the reef & the huge sink hole (Blue Hole), the Islands support the numerous tourists that come to dive, snorkel & experience the cystal Caribbean sea.
The most popular of the islands appear to be Ambergris Caye (San Pedro – yes, Madonna’s La Isla Bonita ) & Caye Caulker.
We opted for Caye Caulker accesible by a 50 min speed boat ride from Belize City. To get from Hopkins to Belize City, we took 3 buses, via Dangriga & Belmapan (a seemless 3hr journey with no waits between buses).
Caye Caulker has a laid back Caribbean culture, with plenty of bars & restaurants to create a holiday feel. The locals live side by side with the numerous guest houses & hotels.
The island does not have many beaches, so no wandering along white powdery sand, but access to the Caribbean sea is easy from the many jetties & makes up for lack of beaches.
Watching the sunset from the West side of ‘the split’.