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Caye Caulker has a seriously chilled vibe and it seems to rub off on everybody who visits. You find yourself walking incredibly slowly. This vibe suites Sean to the T, he didn't need adjust his pace of life at all, I think this island was made for him… The island motto is 'Go Slow’.
The island has minimal local residents, and is packed full of tourists, walking from one end to the other takes about 15min and that is in super slow mo!
Caye Caulker is actually 2 islands, since Hurricane Hattie split the island north of the village
Bella’s is the place we stayed where we had free 3 man canoes. Our first morning was spent paddling around the island, nearly sank, but was a good way to see the island. The rest of the day was spent drinking run punch at the split with our new Canadian friends Nathan and Chris, we found out how hard the punch in the rum actually was.
The next day was Sean’s birthday; we celebrated in style on Big Steve’s boat. Our crew on the boat consisted of Austrians, Pommies, Aussies, Canadians, Danes, Norwegians and Americans. We sailed to the outer reefs around the island stopping at three spots on the way. The diving was beautiful and we saw turtles, lemon sharks, and loads of fish. After we had done our diving we set sail for home with reggae beats blaring out the cabin and of course some more rum punch.
We went out on our final night and had a good jol with our new friends. I hired a fishing rod earlier and at about 12 went to the Split to try my luck. I fished with a French guy who said he hooked 3 tarpin that snapped him up, there were loads of fish in the water, but while I was there we both had no luck.
For anyone visiting the island, a great local place to eat is El Pasos, we were stoked to have found the place.
The next morning we were off again on another water taxi destined for Flores.