I arrived at Caye Caulker in Belize with a hop, skip and a jump ready to take on the island! Only to be met off the ferry by locals telling me to “Go slow man! Why you have to be in a hurry man? This is island life”. I giggled to myself and did a mental double take to make sure that I was in fact in Belize and not Jamaica. But it’s easy to confuse the two. My senses were flooded with Caribbean breeze, the hum of golf buggies (yup, not a car in sight on this island) reggae tunes and salty dreadlocks. Time slowed to a standstill and I knew instantly that I would soon optimize the term “chillaxed”.
Caye Caulker is breathtakingly beautiful. I met many ex travelers who chanced upon this island and never returned home. It’s easy to understand why; you eat like a king, the ocean hugs you like a warm bath and the local faces are defaulted to “smile mode”.
There are many highlights of my time in Caye Caulker, but if I had to pick a few I’d say… indulging in an absurd amount of hammock time, eating king lobster every night, watching spectacular sunsets from The Split and swimming with sharks, stingrays and seas turtles. Sigh! Remind me why I ever left?
Love Miss Peanut x
Photography | Gemma Pranita & Matthew Rooney