Tobacco caye, Belize

Have you ever chose a vacation destination just by looking of a single photo? I have! We were in Guatemala in 2014 and we thought of passing by Belize. I was making a research on internet and I came across this photo. I instantly knew that I will be laying on that hammock very soon!

The photo belongs to “Tobacco caye paradise”, a resort with six simple cabans right over the water in Tobacco caye, Belize. Without booking or even calling we were heading towards Tobacco caye.

It took us half of a day to reach Tobacco caye from Livingston, Guatemala. We took first a speed boat to Punta Gorda, Belize. Then a colorful school bus to a small little town Dangriga. In Dangriga we took a speed boat to Tobacco caye for around 20$ each.

Once arrived we were disappointed to find out that Tobacco caye paradise was fully booked for the night. Luckly the next day there was a caban available for three nights. I honestly don’t remember that we spend 90$/pers with three meals as indicated on the website. For us that would have been to expensiv! If I remember correctly we paid half of that price per person. Perhaps we were lucky ?  Or they changed the price?

The caban is very simple but cosy. You got everything you need plus a terracce with a peaceful view over the caribbean sea. Once in a while you can see stingrays swimming by just down in the crystal clear water! I was happy to be swinging on that hammock!

Tobacco caye is a very small island. You can walk around in five minutes! Inspite of the small size the island has many places to stay. But when we were there in 2014, Tobacco caye paradise was really the best choise! 

The three days we were on the island we did some snorkling. You have to do it from the other end of the island, outside the reef for deeper water. I have been snorkling on many really good places so my expectations were high, so Tobacco caye was not as good as I was hoping. Our neighbours from germany went out diving with a dive center from the island and they said the dives they made were really good! And the dive center organise dives to this famous “Bluehole”!

One day some locals boys took us out on the reef fishing. That was fun! 

On the evenings the mini bar by the beach opens and the party begins! We could sit around a fire drinking our drinks. 

The island itself was not really exciting but the Tobacco caye paradise was truly worth a stay! 


8 thoughts on “Tobacco caye, Belize”

  1. My word! On this super foggy Monday what better thing is there than to daydream of a hammock like this one?
    I often happen to put locations on my travel bucket list just by looking at a picture even though some may be deceiving 😉
    I have never heard of Tobacco Caye, thanks for introducing me to this lovely little island!


  2. I have always wanted to go to Belize and go snorkeling! The closest I’ve gotten is Costa Rico but we didn’t go out snorkeling there. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!


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