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We are now relaxing by the pool in the sweltering heat. This tiny island is half a mile across and one mile long so we soon get to know our way around. Our hotel is conveniently located right next to the water taxi pier, no need for a taxi then. Just as well as there are no vehicles allowed on the island, just golf buggies and bicycles. The …
We decided that we would splash out on some nice accommodation and have early Xmas pressies, from ourselves, and stay on Caye Caulker island for a few days. This island is meant to be very chilled out...and this was reinforced when we stepped off the boat one local man said to us, "now don't walk too fast, everything goes slow here"....and we found …
July 28, 2011 - Arrive at Caye Caulker and rendezvous with my father. We both go looking around at different dive shops to see who has the best deals. We decide on Frenchies Diving. Our first dives are scheduled for 9 O'clock the next morning. We have fresh lobster on the grill for dinner, and it's delicious. After that, I go off and check out this …
We took the water taxi out of the terminal in Belize City. After a 45 minute boat ride we were in Caye Cualker, a small island about 5 miles long and 1.2 miles wide off the coast of Belize. We were planning to go snorkeling for a full day trip but nature doesn't always cooperate and upon disembarking on the island it started raining and pretty much …
We got up really early (6 a.m.) with the weather deciding whether to storm or not. We met our guide who took us out about 15 minutes by boat out to the local reefs to go snorkeling. The sea was very choppy and it looked like it was going to storm. But we kept our fingers crossed and the storm held off for us to be able to snorkel. At the first stop …
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Good location, great pool, friendly staff. Nice place to relax at for a few days. Clean rooms
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Very nice accommodations for the price paid. Right of the taxi terminal and in front of the beach. Closer to many eateries and tours.
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This was a wonderful little hotel with nice owners and a great little bar. The only hotel on the island with a pool (though I don't think that it was clorinated). There are two hammocks for guest who are not staying in the upgraded rooms with provate hammocks. Those were sold out when we were there otherwise I would have booked one. The hotel has a giftshop with great jewelery and reasonable prices. They can also book all of your tours. We went to Altun Ha for $80 US per person but it was worth it. All the tour agents use the same guy -- Erico from Anwar tours-- for Altun Ha anyway. We took an amazing speedboat ride across the ocean and then up a wild-life filled jungle river. We then stopped in a town (population 80) and took a bus to the ruins! We were the only ones there because it was not a cruise ship day!! After that we had lunch at the Marumba Jungle Lodge (which I do not reccomend staying in) and then headed back. Well worth it!
Seaside Cabanas the Best Place to Stay in Caye Caulker
The Seaside Cabanas is hands down the best place to stay in Caye Caulker because:
1. The cabins are all new and very stylishly furnished (including modcons - fridge, air con and cable tv).
2. It's the only hotel on the Caye with a fresh water pool. Ask for a poolside cabin.
3. It's located very conveniently near the ferry dock and main streets
4. Many cabins have their own roof top deck with hammocks to lounge in (the bar also has a roof top deck from which to drink Belikan's and lounge in)
5. The grounds are very nicely presented and maintained - lots of hammocks and places to hang out.
Note, the staff aren't always that friendly but the place itself more that makes up for it.
No place better on Caye Caulker than Seaside Cabanas
Seaside Cabanas was definitely the nicest place to stay on the island. Beautiful rooms, clean pool, your own bar, and all enclosed from people other than guests. Right on the beach and 2 steps away from the water taxi. They were so friendly and helpful. My luggage was a day late and they tracked it down and flew it out to the island for me. If i ever go back there would be no question that Seaside Cabanas would be the place i would stay.
Relax and Let Go!
The Seaside Cabanas is great!. They were so helpful with answering all my questions before I arrived, booking the interisland flights from Belize City, and welcoming smiles, once I arrived. Their rooms are clean and beautiful, and they have the only pool on the island. This is great, because there really aren't a lot of places on the island to swim. They also do a great job of keeping the mosquito population at bay with citronella.
Nice Pool, Air Conditioned Rooms, Private Rooftop Cabanas, AMAZING SERVICE!!
Comparative Price: more expensive than average
Cool little place
Just had a short stop on Caye caulker as part of a tour of Belize and it stuck out as a place i will surely returning to.
Seaside Cabanas has all you need to relax. Like other reviews state the staff really make it special.
Also the water situation has much improved on the island, and the manager at Seaside tells me they will be on pure Reverse osmosis water very shortly.
I just returned from 11 nights on Caye Caulker, during all of which I stayed at Seaside Cabanas in one of the cabanas with rooftop terrace. I have never been happier with any other place in which I have stayed during vacation, whether it be Australia, NZ, Europe, Canada, or the US. The owners, staff, bartenders, and the maintenance man were all a pleasure to be around and share drinks with at the charming on site "Uno Mas" bar. Having a pool was such a plus. For the days when you really want to be lazy, literally not having to take more than 10 steps from your cabana door to the edge of the pool is so cool. And when you get thirsty, just tell the bartender to put a couple of rum and cokes or pina coladas on your room tab and they will bring them to you poolside. Dive information and mainland tour information from reception was helpful and accurate. The website Seaside Cabanas has constructed and the photos it contains are exactly what you get when you arrive. Between lodgings on Ambergis Caye and Caye Caulker, Seaside Cabanas has the most accurate and easily navigable website of all of them. The nightly rate I paid for my cabana was by far the most expensive per day amount I ever paid for accomodation, but worth every penny! Comfy bed, ice cold air con., good TV when you need a break after a hard days diving, good minifridge, scenic rooftop terrace with lounge chairs and a thatch covered hammock, and a more than adequate bathroom/shower. It was as close to perfect as my roomate and I could have ever hoped for! The only thing I warn potential Caye Caulker visitors about is the ongoing drought which Caye Caulker is enduring. There is no freshwater left on the island at the moment, so whether you are staying at Seaside Cabanas or a backpackers, you will be showering in salt water and needing bottled water at all times in your room for drinking and other things like teeth brushing. However, having taken nothing but saltwater showers from 02 June to 12 June does nothing to detract my stay at Seaside Cabanas. It's a very small island. If the drought issue is not to your liking, San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is probably more suitable for you. I look forward to returning to Caye Caulker and the "Go Slow" style of living and will most certainly stay at Seaside Cabanas when I do. Thanks to the owners Simon and Corinne for creating such a wonderful place to rest and relax while enjoying Caye Caulker!
We just spent a week in Belize and spent three nights at the Seaside Cabanas. The location is very convenient--right near the water taxi dock. Since there are no cars on Caye Caulker, that meant minimal luggage dragging. The hotel was quiet, and it is one of the few places on the island that has a pool, albeit a small one. We stayed in two different rooms while we were there, and the staff was great about moving our stuff from one room to another while we were diving. The rooms are decorated nicely in a style that I'd describe as a cross between island and modern. The beds are comfortable, etc. There are no in-room safes, but I was able to store our passports with the front desk. Also, if you are a diver, it is not particularly easy to dry dive equipment, but the local shops will let you store it with them free of charge. There is a nice bar where you can mingle with your friends/family and others staying on the island. Overall, I'd recommend this place highly. There are other places that are less expensive than this one, but I found that this place was worth the extra money and had soem character to it.
I have just finished a diving holiday on Caye Caulker with a large group.
We stayed at Seaside Cabanas and it was even better than it looked on there website. Pool was nice and rooms very stylish. The staff looked after us and arranged all our trips.
We have just left belize and are on our way through Guatemala.
We stayed at Seaside Cabanas for 3 days and then extended for a further 4 days. We just couldnt bring ourselves to leave. There is a newly built pool that we chilled in a lot. The rooms are new and had cable tv, ac, fridge, even dvd player and movies for rent.
We stayed at the Seaside Cabanas in Caye Caulker at the end of July for 2 days and loved it. We arrived at Caye Caulker by water taxi from Belize City and had not booked any accomodation. The cabanas catch your eye as they are right by the jetty and painted in bright yellow colours. We saw a deal posted outside and booked and loved it. The room, main building upstairs, was basic, but comfrotable, with a mini fridge and a TV, 2 ceiling fans and a/c. The a/c was around the corner and did not cool much, which did not bother us. It was cool enough with the sea breeze blowing through the window and the fans. Towels, wash rags, soap, all was supplied. Reception also organises snorkelling trips and the first day we snorkelled with sting rays and sharks! An exciting experience. There is a swimming pool, however it was only 1/4 filled. You cannot beat the location. Water/beach front and steps away from the main "road" (all roads are sand roads) with restaurants and shops.