“Prepare for a great time!”
January 2011, LivingAndLovingLife, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I stayed on the caye caulker for a couple days and stayed at the Belize Odyssey Resort. The Island was absolutely amazing and with the help of the Tony, it made my trip unforgettable. He was very helpful with ideas and tips for my stay. He took me to this small and homey breakfast spot that all the locals go to that is located on back street(which is actually the middle street). It’s run in this lovely couple’s home where the cook makes these amazingly simple chicken sandwiches that just make your day! To make it even better, you eat it right in her living room! Unbelievable! Tony just makes you feel as if your part of the community and you can sense his love for the island. The resort was what I had in mind. I booked a budget room and that was more than enough for a solo traveler maybe even enough for a light traveling couple. The budget room doesn’t come with a/c, but if you absolutely can’t live without it, there are rooms equipped with that feature. The budget room did come with a multi-speed ceiling fan, which was more than enough for me, actually got a little chilly at night. The bathroom had running hot and cold water and a fully functional toilet. There was a bath/shower for whichever you preferred. There was a little TV that had some cable channels on it but who really comes to caye caulker to watch TV? The distance is a little bit of an issue after you’ve had a long day snorkeling or windsurfing. But the walk to the main part of town really only takes around 15 to 20 minutes. It is a little menacing of a walk at the dead of night(maybe they could get a couple more lampposts along the way?) , and don’t worry about the scuttling noises in the woods at night, it’s just land crabs rustling in the woods. There is a bike that Tony rents out for the day(about $15 BZ), if you don’t like the walk. The walk from the resort is a little bit of a hike to the strip(where everyone spends there beach time). All and all the price fits the bill. If you’re looking to hideaway in your hotel room for the weekend, then this place isn’t for you. The rooms do exactly what you need, private bed and shower. I do want to finish by saying if its your first time on this island, having Tony as a Hotel Manager surely does help. He is more than happy to help you with anything you may need and want to do on the island.
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“Lovely rooms with wonderful views in a quiet setting (despite the airstrip)!”
January 2011, pensioner090, southwest England
The website can be misleading. Most of the rooms are not in the rather severe white concrete block. They are in charming two storey wooden hexagonal buildings with lots of windows and great views from the rooms at the front. Although a bit basic, the rooms have everything you need including a fridge and each room has a small private porch with benching – great for sitting outside. Rooms are immaculate and the quality of bedding, sheets and towels is unusually high for the Cayes. Breakfast is good. The owner will help you with everything you might need to arrange. The hotel is next to the airstrip, but, surprisingly, we hardly noticed this. There are not many lanes and they are very quiet and disappear quickly. The hotel is on the water (set back a long way) with a long jetty enabling you to get into the water for a swim and sunbathe on the pier. We had this to ourselves nearly all the time we were there.
“Feels like home, warm hospitality”
September 2010, FUPMEE,
This is our first time in Caye Caulker. All 4 of us have a wonderful time during the stay, Tony (the resort owner) is Caye Caulker and is what Belize is all about – warm, friendly and willing to go out his way to take care of our needs. Location is not too far, a 20 minutes walk thru the village or the beach is enjoyable. We went swimming at the split, snorkel at the Ho Chan Marine Reserve and the sharks and stingray alley, sailing, diving, and visited the manatee reservation at Shallows Caye. Not exactly sure why this is the rain or slow season, cause we have sunny, breezy day almost 7 days we were there during the day light hours, so no complain here, better yet, save us a bit of money during this off season.
“A quiet place on the quiet end of the island”
February 2010, talusandscree, Seattle
South of the hussle of the Caye Caulker village, beyond the last rental, at the end of the road on the south side of the airstrip, this hotel has been criticized as being “out of the way.” And it is, but isn’t that why you go to Caye Caulker in the first place? If you want action, go to San Pedro. This is a quiet, mid-priced place, a pleasant 15 minute walk from “town.” (Take the beach trail.) The rooms, though not plush, are kept clean, and the a/c, cable, and bathroom fixtures work reliably. Management was friendly, worked to make my stay pleasant, and enjoyed answering my questions about the island. The Belize Odyssey is a very good value.
“Fabulous place to stay with great hospitality”
February 2010, Groove_Soldier, EDmonton,Alberta
When I first arrived on Caye Caulker, Tony Vega ( owner of the Belize Odyssey Hotel), had arranged for a taxi to pick me up and drive me to the hotel. I had a great room with a full kitchenette, hot tub and sunset view deck.The cleaning service was great and very friendly from Patty. There was a games room with pool, table tennis and a small library. Tony was a great host and spent time sozializing with me and the other guests. Great property with lots of room , close to the beach and clean. 5 star experience.
“Really beautiful place.”
January 2010, Zeonos, Boston, MA
We really enjoyed staying at Belize Odyssey Resort. It’s location, at the very tip of the island, means that there’s a nice distance between the town center and “home”–you get to walk through the neighborhood where residents live, and that makes it more interesting. The proprietor is very well connected in the town and can arrange anything and everything you’d like. The pool and ping-pong tables in the lobby proved to be very handy for our 3 sons. They were really nice about letting us use their private kitchen when we caught some fish–even set up their grill for us. The island itself is quite lovely, and the snorkeling opportunities–well, those are well documented in the travel books. Just one warning–this is not an island with a lot of beachfront, so if you’re really into lying on the sand, this is not the place. But if you love the beauty of the Carribean, the warmth of the water for swimming, and all sorts activities–snorkeling, diving, swimming, fishing–then it’s perfect! And if you want to stay on this island, Belize Odyssey is the place for you!
“BEST PLACE TO STAY IN CAYE CAULKER”
April 2009, bry3345, new york
The hotel is nice,the rooms are big and cleans ,the property is beatifully.Tony is very very nice too.free wireless internet also.