Caye Caulker, Belize
Trip Start Sep 24, 2008
114Trip End Jun 20, 2009
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Our arrival on the island was so refreshing, the sun was splitting and the water was crystal clear. We were greeted there by Loulou, who took us to our cabana by golf cart (there are no cars on the island). He told us the motto of the island: No shirt, no shoes, no problem
The bar had swings to sit on by the counter. We discovered a Belize beer called Belikin and listened to Bob Marley in every place we went. That night we went to the supermarket in order to grab some more beers to drink on our terrasse with Marine and Adrien, but that turned out to be more expensive that if we had stayed in the bar !! Never seen that anywhere else! While we were walking back to our place we were passed by a local on his bike who said "Beep Beep" to us, but which actually sounded more like "beeahp beeahp", in a slow Jamaican accent. We just couldnīt stop laughing. Another one told us "Go slow, you go too fast". I am sure you get the atmosphere.
We spent the following day (07/10) just sunbathing, reading, relaxing and drinking more Belkin. Sean got badly sun-burnt that day with his poor little Irish skin.
We wanted to go snorkeling the next day (08/10 - we just never know the the days of the week) but the weather was not nice in the morning so it had to be cancelled
It turned out to be a gorgeous day so we asked our host if we could stay an extra day. It is great travelling during low season, as you are really able to work from day to day and not worry about booking stuff in advance. We went on our first snorkelling tour with Raggamuffin tours. They took us out for the whole day on a sailing boat, stopping at 3 different places. Our group was young, friendly and from all over the world. Our crew, Jermaine, Kevin and another one whose name I cant seem to remember were great and really informative. At the first stop we swam with some manatees. Apparently we were lucky to see some because it wasnīt really supposed to be the best season for them anymore. At the second stop, we swam with sharks, rays and various other fish (one kind looked like Doris from Nemo, as Marine pointed out).
We also saw the coral reef which I accidentally scratched myself off while swimming, which makes me a coral killer I suppose