Big changes on Caye Caulker have not spoiled the laid back GO SLOW local style.
Hurricane Hattie in 1961 divided the island in two, creating a narrow waterway between the two island. The Split was created. Fisherman deepened it as small dugout canoes gave way to larger boats. Mother Nature took over and tidal forces have formed it into a wider, deep, swift moving channel that truly divided Caye Caulker into two islands. South Caye Caulker and North Caye Caulker.
The Split is a wonderful place to hang out or to lamp up like they say in Belize, snorkel around, stand up paddle board under the sun set, drink a pina colada at the "Lazy Lizard" while working on your tan or try many of the local flavors.
Local food has seen many changes, more and plenty delicious, Chirmole, Escabeche, Panades, Seafood grilled on whatever is found lying around the yard. Mayan, Mestizos, gringos food and the famous Belizean Rice and Beans cooked together with coconut milk and recatto soaked chicken pieces to be found in many restaurants, on 3 wheels carts on the street, (you must try the Stew chicken burrito on the cart in front of "China Town") or on facebook. Check the internet, Place your order and food is delivered to your house with a taxi-golf card.
You can heart lots of Music around the island. Many restaurants host amazing musicians. On Friday afternoon the Sport Bar produces "The Jam" where every one is invited to play and sing. Luciana at Il Baretto by the airport invited Cuban Guitarist Amaurys to play on Tuesday night. Not to mention Amaurys is a luthier, makes his own instruments with Belizean exotic wood. Such talent. Go check it out but no lamp up. http://oasi-holidaysbelize.com/