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Best places to eat and drink in Caye Caulker, Belize

[ 0 ] February 12, 2011 | Alison Adey

Planning a trip to Caye Caulker in Belize? This little island is a dream come true for seafood lovers.  Every night locals serve fresh lobster, mouth-watering shrimp and barbecued snapper at rock-bottom prices.

Afterwards, everyone heads to the beach to dance under the stars and sip on cold Cubre Libres. Read on to see the best places to eat and drink on the island…

The Split, Caye Caulker, Belize - Fabulous Travel Guide

The Split, Caye Caulker, Belize - Fabulous Travel Guide

Where to drink

Head to The Split (pictured) on the northern tip of the island to enjoy a cocktail at the Lazy Lizard. Picnic benches sit in the shallow blue waters, reggae beats keep the barmen swinging and friendly faces will ensure you stay there all day. Look out for the guy who sells delicious shrimp kebabs nearby (5 Belize dollars).

Fancy a big night? I&I is a great place to meet fellow travellers and you’ll soon be up on the dance floor or chilling out on one of the swings by the bar. Afterwards, head to Oceanside (pictured below), the only club on the island. On Wednesdays girls drink free and on Thursdays you can sing your heart out at karaoke…

Oceanside nightclub, Caye Caulker, Belize - Fabulous Travel Guide

Oceeanside nightclub, Caye Caulker, Belize - Fabulous Travel Guide

Another great place to spend the evening is at Bellas hostel on Crocodile Street. This hippy little hangout hosts regulalr bonfires, late night parties and stunning views of the ocean.

TOP TIP Drugs on Caye Caulker are rife – you only have to walk down the street and you’re bombarded with offeres of ’snowflake’ (cocaine) or weed. However drunk you get, don’t touch it – police come down hard on tourists and you’re a long way from home if you need a lawyer.

Where to eat

Most restuarants offer guests two free sides, rum punch and a starter with the barbecue, so check out the competition before you settle at one particular bar. We loved Rose’s Bar & Grill – you can even choose which lobster you want…

See more pictures of Caye Caulker and check out the best snorkelling on the island. Been to Caye Caulker? Connect with me on Twitter and let me know what you thought!

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Category: Belize, Central America

About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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