Barefoot Beach Belize
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The spot for relaxing and enjoying!
Afther we'd seen a few hotels on the Island we were very happy to find this one: clean, nice, cosy and it had a little fridge. Afther one day we knew this was perfect: the owner really makes you feel at home and the hammocks overviewing the see are absolutely fabulous. Lying there in the morning with a cop of coffee or in the evening with a bottle of beer you really feel you're in paradise!
No worries Just holiday
No worries just paradise
After 2 and half weeks backpacking through Mexico we really needed a place to simply relax and hang out. When we finally arrived on Caye Caulker not knowing where to sleep we walked down the beach and by accident we found the most colourful and the nicest house right on the beach, it was the barefoot beach hotel.
There are 6 rooms, 4 rooms in the main house on the ground floor (2 in the front with sea view and 2 in the back) and 2 large apartments in the backyard I think with a little kitchen. The owners live also in the main house, upstairs, above the four rooms.
We took a double room in the back of the main house for 30 US$ (low season).
Our room was perfect for us, first of all it was clean, cosy, colourful, had two big and comfy beds, a fridge (!), a coffee machine, two vans, good mosquito nets and a private clean bathroom with hot shower and fresh towels.
As soon as we stepped out the door we were right on the beach and the best thing it seemed as we would be the only one there because this area of the island/beach is really beautiful and calm although it's not far away (5 min walk) from the restaurants, shops and bars but enough away to have your privacy.
There is one thing you really should experience yourself when you wake up: grap a cup of tea or coffee (don't care about the pyjama) and step out the door, walk 20 steps to the hammocks on the private dock and do nothing except watching the sea, the rising sun and the pelicans fishing their breakfast or read a book while sipping your coffee and swing with your hammock. Sometimes a local passes and offers you a still warm self baked coco cake and you think there is no place in the world you would like to be more than here right now.
We really felt comfortable to stay here, it was like an oasis and kinda like home. One reason for that was Kim (the owner) he was so nice, very friendly, always helpful and he always had an advise for us with whom and where to go snorkelling, diving, to eat or drink. And if he wouldn't have an answer for one of our many questions he was straight on the telephone to check it for us. A really nice guy! He's American and took over this place with his wife in early spring this year and they worked a lot on that house and garden to make their guest feel comfortable. So for our part it worked! We were really sad to leave that little paradise and our new friends but we are sure we'll be back another day!
Jacky & Sandra
Great get away
The best quiet place to unwind. The new owner is constantly updating the units and doing a great job. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the beach front and dock are great for lounging and reading a book. Highly recommend for the budget conscious traveller and for people who want to get back to the basics.
Rest and Relax in the Tropics
I rented the cottage and one of the rooms for two weeks.I have never returned from a vacation so rested.Had a great time ,diving was better than I have experienced.Fishing was beyond belief.I was able to read several books swinging on the hammock at the end of the dock ,breeze blowing with beer in hand.The hospitality of the owner and my accomadations were beyond my expentations, and I hold high standards.What I liked best were the people they had stay,they just don't let anyone rent. Family feel---many good meals and good times shared.
If your looking for a get away this is it!
Couldn't have been better!
We just returned from a 10 day stay at the Seaview Hotel. The hotel is directly on the beach with a gorgeous view of sunsets and the breaking surf on the offshore reef. It has a private dock with a palapa (tiki hut) at the end under which you can lounge in the hammocks and read, nap or simply stare out into the big blue. The dock also features an area with lounge chairs where one can bask in the sun.
Our room featured two double beds, a refrigerator (which is greatly appreciated in the heat), a bistro table and chairs, and a wonderfully big shower with warm water and no stench. (If you have done any research on the island you may have read that the tap water tends to have a sulfurous smell but NOT at this hotel).
On the front side of the hotel there is a covered porch also with a table and chairs where you can relax and get out of the sun.
A mere seven minute walk from town, this hotel offered the convenience and tranquility we were looking for and we can't wait to return again next summer!
Thank you Susan for a wonderful end to our 6 week stay in Belize!
Fun in the Tropics
For the very best in a perfect tropical vacation you simply must visit the beautiful island of Caye Caulker, Belize. When on this picturesque island the most pleasant place to stay is Barefoot Beach (Seaview Hotel). Situated directly on the beach on the windward side of the island this great little hotel faces the 2nd largest living reef in the world, which can be seen right off shore. The rooms there all have modern beds, Cable TV and A/C available. Reasonable rates make this the best choice for your tropical vacation. So go and visit Kim and Susan Briggs,your hosts, at the Barefoot Beach, they know how important your vacation is to you and will provide you with a quality stay on this beautiful island.
We just returned form a great week in Caye Caulker. We stayed at the Seaview Hotel which was off the beaten path of "downtown". It was very clean, quiet, and relaxing. The owners just purchased the place and are doing a great job of decorating and they make you feel at home. The diving was terrific and informative. We can't wait to return!
Beautiful and very comfortable
We've just returned to reality following 10 days of the best rest and relaxation I've ever experianced. On the island of Caye Caulker at Seaview Hotel we found the cutest little cottage just steps from the sea. Great Kingsize beds, bright and cheerful interior, and the place was as CLEAN and comfortable as any I've seen anywhere. They have the nicest dock on the island. Plenty of lounges and hammocks as well as a tiki hut right on the dock! Very casual- grab fresh towels and such whenever you need them. The hosts respect your privacy and don't bother you at all, but will gladly take all the time you need to help with your plans or just answer our many questions. The view of waves crashing on the reef, the many palms bending in the breeze, the wonderful quiet, the comfort, the welcoming spirit of the owners, and a terrific beach and tiki hut will be great memories- just until we can return in Nov. Can't wait!
We rented out the cottage and it was filthy. It needs major improvements. The linoleum floor was torn, the dresser drawers were rotted out, the mirrors were broken, the bathroom was filthy, the wall near the bed had a hole in it (tissue sticking out of it), the beds could use new mattressess, the ledges on the windows were disgusting, and the new owners were anything but accomodating when we expressed our disapointment in the cottage. We were suppose to stay there for two weeks, but did not last two days. The owners told us that this was "island style" which was not the case. We would have been better off sleeping on the beach.
We just wanted clean, comfortable accomodations on our trip, nothing fancy. Fortunately we found other accomodations for the same amount of money, with maid service, cable in a new clean hotel on the other side of town.
Sea View was a poor choice
Our room did not have a closet or any place to hang up clothes. It had one electrical outlet for a lamp and a small refrigerator. There was no maid service and we had to go to the owner's unit to get clean towels and toilet paper. There was a broom in the room so we could sweep out the sand. No hot water except in the shower which had an electric shower head. No place to sit outside in the shade except on the dock where there were 2 chairs. The cost was $50 US plus tax per day.
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Day 13: Saturday, 11th January (Continued)
Mexico done - onto Belize!! Unfortunately due to time constraints the only place we had time to visit in Belize was Caye Caulker. We had been told this was a little piece of heaven about 40 mins off the coast of Belize city and was a perfect place to chill for a few days. As we had found sun in …
... split to see the other side of the island. It looks like they are building something over there, so expect the island's offerings to expand in the next few years. Right now, there are only a few houses and a lot of mangrove trees. After paddling, we swam a bunch and drank at the Lazy Lizard, which has see-saws in the water. We ate at a place near our hotel for dinner. I had a "T-bone steak" (avoid) and Kevin had some fish and lobster. Both were ...
... Of the fish we saw these were the favourites; Goliath Groupers, Turtles, Jacks, Barracudas, Rays, School Masters and Snappers. And this was only the first stop of 4 stops.
The next place we went to was a Conch fishing site that attracts rays and Loggerhead Turtles by the thousand. The attached photos should give you a good idea of what I mean. The one photo I took of a turtle has been nominated as one of the best photos of all time.
The next stop ...