32km (20 miles) N of Belize City; 16km (10 miles) S of Ambergris Caye
It's sad to say, but Caye Caulker is no longer the secret hideaway of a handful of happy hippie backers and a few chosen cognoscenti. That said, this remains the epitome of a small, isolated, and laid-back Caribbean getaway. Unlike neighboring San Pedro, you won't find any gridlock traffic here, or be constantly run off the road by cars and golf carts. In fact, golf-cart traffic is still relatively light, with flip flops and bicycles fulfilling most of the transportation needs. Let's hope it stays that way. Still, Caye Caulker has begun to experience some of the effects of the amazing boom going on just to the north on Ambergris Caye. There's more and more development on either end of the island, and the long-neglected northern section of Caye Caulker -- across the Split -- is even starting to be developed.