“Go Slow” is the motto of a small island, in the north of Belize, named Caye Caulker. It’s a few hours sail south of San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) and of all the inhabited islands in Belize, Caye Caulker is my favourite. The locals take their motto really seriously and I’ve even had a few of them call it out to me as I power walk between the groceries stores to re-provision during charter.
Our first trip there was with Bernhard and Monika, on our first charter with BSV. We all enjoyed it so much that we returned to the island for a second time, as we worked our way down south again. The other motto of the island is “no shoes, no shirt, no problem!”, which is not surprising as most of the locals walk around barefoot, ride bicycles or drive golf carts. I dont think I have ever seen a motor car on the island, except for at the fuel dock. Even the taxis are golf carts.
There are some great restaurants on the water’s edge, most of them with sea sand floors, a great list of delicious cocktails for happy hour and fresh seafood (and local) dishes to satisfy every appetite. The buildings are rainbow candy coloured wooden structures, and almost every local has a bedraggled mutt lying on the front porch, trying to survive the heat in whichever patch of shade it can find.
Rufus and I always make sure we get some home-made coconut ice cream when we visit and the little veggie stores are well stocked and even better priced for most of your provisioning needs. There are daily water taxis to and from San Pedro as well as the mainland, if you need to get around and haven’t managed to bring your own sailboat with you 😉
in case you thought I was making things up… our first excursion on the island, with Monika & Bernhard
Monika & I Rufus relaxing in an anchor. as you do…
sunset beach combing in search of a mojito
love the colours on this island