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Go Slow in Caye Caulker

March 25, 2016
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This tiny island South of Ambergris Caye is truly a Caribbean Paradise. With signs reminding you to Go Slow just about everywhere and happy hours at every place you pass, it would be easy to let time slip away and completely let yourself submerge into the rustic island life. Try not to drown to much into the laid back lifestyle, because there is so much to do in Caye Caulker, it would be a shame to miss out!

Kayak or Paddle Board 
Kayaking here is absolutely stunning. Skimming across clear blue caribbean waters is such a gorgeous sight! I was lucky enough to have use of free Kayaks where I was staying on the island, but there is no shortage of kayak hire around and it is very easy to come by one. SUP is another great option although you will have to carry your paddle board to the west of the island to get coverage from the wind.

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Lazy Lizard
This is the cool hangout of the island and a visit to The Lazy Lizard is a must. They do great pub grub, happy hours and you will meet some great fellow travellers here. The atmosphere is lazy (hence the name) and totally chill. The music is loud and it can get a little annoying. Make sure you stay for the sunset, it’s gorgeous.

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Snorkel Tour
A visit to Caye Caulker is not complete without a snorkel tour. With every tour company offering the same snorkel tour, you won’t have a problem getting a spot on a tour. I recommend Raggamuffin, and so do the locals. Most snorkel tours will head to the Coral Gardens, Shark and Ray Alley, and Hol Chan Channel.

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Walk Around
Head out and walk around the streets on the island. It took me about 2 hours of exploring to cover all of the island. It was a great was to pass the time and I loved seeing how the locals live. It is perfectly safe, the locals even encourage you to explore their little paradise.

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Watch The Sunset
The sunsets here are the best sunsets I have seen in a long time. If you don’t want to be at The Lazy Lizard for sunset, grab yourself a few beverages of your choice and find a public dock you can chill on and watch that sun set along the horizon.

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Take a Yoga Class
I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to take a yoga class here. The owner, who also runs the classes at RandOM yoga, was away when I was on the island and only started up classes again on my last night, and I couldn’t make it. I have heard that they are worth going to and I’m sad I missed out.

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How chill are these activities!? Nothing stressful or rushed about any of them. Don’t worry you don’t have to put down that rum punch for too long. It will be waiting for you when you get back from a day of exploring Caye Caulker.


Don’t Miss Eating At

Errolyns House of Fry Jacks 
Want a good hangover cure or just a greasy fried breakfast? This is the place to go. One of these was enough for me! Basically it is a fried dough with anything you want stuffed inside. It’s greasy and fatty, but oh so delicious! A fry jack goes for around 7 Belize ($3.50.)

Caribbean Colour Art Cafe
This is a gorgeous little cafe, run by a friendly artsy expat. The breakfast here is delicious and the prices are the best I came across on the island. If you have an early ferry to catch, you can order breakfast here the day before and pick it up early in the morning, just before your ferry leaves. 



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