Caye Reef Hotel Family Review – Caye Caulker, Belize

“I wish I could have stayed here forever”

Traveling has become almost a norm for my family and I. It’s true, I’m the one pushing everyone either in the car or plane, but when we get to the different locations we’re all equally excited about it. Needless to say, we have seen and done a lot! But something new happened to us, after staying in this hotel in Caye Caulker and exploring the town, we actually fell so in love with a place that now that we’re back all we can think of is how to be able to either move there or spend 1-2 months of the year.

This is what happened to us at Caye Reef Hotel in Caye Caulker, Belize!

Caye Reef Hotel Family Review - Caye Caulker, Belize

Luckily for us, we also had an ideal place to stay while visiting this precious two-mile island where Rastas, locals, fishermen, and travelers enjoy the truly simple, relaxed life!

Can you see in the photo how relaxed the place is?

Caye Reef Hotel Family Review - Exploring Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Reef is one of the newer hotels in the area. What’s great about this small and unique hotel is that it only offers one or two-bedroom apartments – fully furnished and all with fantastic views of the nearby beach!

Caye Reef Hotel Family Review - Caye Caulker, Belize

We had a two-bedroom apartment. And I swear, I was ready to move it right away. We had our own private internet service and cell phone was given to us if we needed anything. But it was the layout that was the key. The living room and large, fully equipped kitchen all looked out onto the blue blue waters.

Caye Reef Hotel Family Review - Belize beachfront condo caye calker

The porch with a hammock was the perfect way to still be part of the island when my baby took his afternoon naps.

Caye Reef Hotel Family Review - Caye Caulker beach view

The bedrooms were in the back and designed in a way that you couldn’t hear anything from the living room area.

This is especially good when you are traveling with kids and either want privacy or for them to have a good night’s sleep.

beachfront condos and hotel in belize caye calker

The entire island is around 2 miles, with the most amount you need to walk is about 15 minutes to the other end of the busy section of the island. We were right in the center of it all. We were two-minute walk from the Split which is an area that the island separated back during one of their worst hurricanes. In my opinion, it’s one of the best places on the island. And we were less than five minutes from the main restaurant areas. The upside to this we didn’t hear any of the noise if they stayed opened past 9 which is our bedtime since we have kids.

the split caye caulker belize

I’m not sure if staying in this ready-to-move-in apartment or if the island is truly that inviting, but I can’t wait to go back!

Have any of you traveled to Belize?

Thank you Stewart for a great stay!

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Caye Reef Hotel Family Review - Caye Caulker, Belize

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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