Caye Caulker is a five mile long island where “go slow” is the motto. It’s only 30 minutes by water taxi from big sister Ambergris Caye, 45 minutes from Belize City by water taxi or 15-20 minutes by plane to Belize Municipal Airport. Only 2,000 residents compared to Ambergris’ 20,000. With only 3 main roads the primary modes of transport are bicycles, golf carts and exploration on foot.
COST OF LIVING–
- Live comfortably for around $3000 and up a month.
- Rent $650-$2000/ month
- Groceries- $400
- Cable tv & internet- $50
- Water- $30
- Electric- $100 (Depending on AC usage)
- Entertainment/Eating out- $250
Housing is priced similar to Ambergris, a two bedroom, two bath 1000 sq ft condo in the Seaside Villas complex will likely go for $275,000. It is less expensive for expats who are willing to buy off beach or further away from the village. You can buy a lot between $50k-$100k and build your dream island home for around $100-$175 per sq ft.
THINGS TO DO– Enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea by swimming, fishing, kayaking, or sailing. Spend time at Barrier Reef sports bar and grill, a popular hangout located near the water taxi terminal. You’ll find a group of expats who live on the island here on a Friday afternoon. There are lots of cozy cafés and quirky food kiosks that serve tasty treats at a reasonable price. See Activities…
BOTTOM LINE– Caye Caulker is quintessential Caribbean, a rare find these days. The island’s lifestyle is simple, laidback, and close to the sea. It’s a desirable spot for expats who enjoy outdoor activities, especially those that are water related. The gorgeous setting provides abundant inspiration for artists, photographers, and writers, as well as those who appreciate nature at its finest.