Spur of the moment, I decided to take a trip to Caye Caulker, an island off the coast of Belize, to meet up with someone I had met in San Pedro la Laguna and ended up a bit stranded (thanks to the water in Guatemala).
What a beautiful place to be! Turquoise water, palm trees, white sandy beaches, and a beautiful reef less than a mile away. With daily swings in the hammocks, swimming at "The Split", hanging out with friends, and watching shooting stars from the dock at night, it's not a bad place to be stranded!
Caye Caulker and many of the costal islands of Belize were hit hard by Hurricane Keith a few years ago. Many homes were destroyed, and the ecosystems of the islands changed forever. "The Split" is actually the northernmost point on the southern part of the Caye Caulker where the hurricane went through, dividing the island into two parts. It’s now a popular place for a swim during the day, and an amazing place to watch the sunset.
It took me five days to get off the Caye, but for some, it takes forever.