Tobacco caye, Belize

Tobacco caye, Belize

Have you ever chosen a vacation destination just by looking on 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.

Belize school bus

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 Belize Familyearthtrek

Tobacco caye Belize Familyearthtrek

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”!

Tobacco caye Belize Familyearthtrek

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

Tobacco caye Belize

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

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



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  • stacystreuli
    Posted at 21:28h, 18 December Reply

    My family and I are planning a month-long sabbatical to Belize — I’m putting Tobacco Caye on the list of must-visits!

    • Dawan
      Posted at 05:04h, 21 December Reply

      Ohh that sound fun! I just must say that Tobacco caye doesnt really has beaches!

  • Hanka
    Posted at 07:24h, 19 December Reply

    Wow, what a paradise island!

  • Ana De- Jesus
    Posted at 22:44h, 11 September Reply

    Wow how cute that you were able to stay on such a magical island. Although it was small at least you still had a good time and I can imagine that snorkeling with stingrays must have been an amazing experience. I can see how clear the water is and it is magnificent, paradise is definitely an appropriate term for Tobacco!

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