The. Hangout. Spot.
"Go slow" is the motto on Caye Caulker, a small laid back island off the coast of Belize, where there is little to do but relax, snorkel and dive. Many will hang out on the docks and in hammocks, but any traveler that passes through this island needs to make a stop at the Split...and by a stop, I mean a long stop. The Split is the location of the island's beach, a small strip of sand built up with a seawall but quite adequate for some sunbathing and gathering. On the other side of Lazy Lizards, a 2 story bar where buckets of beer and rum drinks are sold, you'll find an area of picnic tables built in the water protected by a seawall often littered with sunbathers. Music is always playing; people are always hanging out; and the ocean views are always amazing. It's a great spot to relax for the day and have a few drinks. And, it is an amazing vantage point to watch the sunset. And, by the way, if you're feeling a bit like a kid in a grown up's body, try the lizard juice (or iguana juice?) pictured above, a fluorescent green sweet concoction, like a Caribbean version of the Long Island Iced Tea, meaning, "Use with caution."
By Kara N Denny
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The Split, Belize
Sun - Sat 10am - 8pm