One of the highlights of any stay on Caye Caulker are the absolutely perfect sunsets at the end of each day.
From the time the sun even begins to just dip a little, the whole island is drenched in golden sunshine with the west side of the island offering the best view points of the whole show.
People start heading to the west side from as early as late afternoon to secure themselves the best spot to enjoy this magical time. You have to remember, the island is super small, so to find a spot all to yourself, right on the water, you need to get a head start on the crowds.
Grab some drinks or snacks and find yourself a spot along the many jettys or sandy banks facing the sunset and enjoy the atmosphere. To be honest, the area is very small and it almost feels like everyone from the island is trying to find the perfect spot.
There are only a couple of restaurants, well, more like food stands, offering tables and drink service, so if you’re looking for a table you will need to get there very early. We walked along the shore, finding several different spots to stop and take photos before continuing on our walk.
5 best places to watch the sunset in Caye Caulker
If you’re not really sure where to go, here are some of the best spots to check out the sunsets around Caye Caulker.
Iguana Reef Inn – even if you’re not staying, you can hit up Iguana Reef for happy hour and a front row seat to watch the sunset. The bar staff will bring the drinks straight to you from the bar, so you don’t have to miss a minute of the beautiful sunset.
I & I Reggae Bar – at the south end of the main road in Caye Caulker, this double story reggae bar is a highlight on the island, with good music, drinks and fairy lights to set the mood. The ultimate spot to watch the sunset from here is in their crows nest, but you have to be the first one here!
Maggie’s Sunset Kitchen – well the name really says it all here doesn’t it. The clearest view is along the jetty out the front of the restaurant, where you can get a spectacular view of the sun setting. There’s not many spots here either, so its first come first served for the best seats in the house.
The Lazy Lizard – maybe not the best view of the sunset, but still one of the most popular bar spots on the island. The Lazy Lizard has good vibes and good drinks at the end of the island and is a great place to just soak up the sunset vibes, even if you can’t watch it sink all the way into the ocean.
Our favourite sunset spot
This last spot is one of our favourites, they had us coming back each night for the perfect chilled out vibe. Terry’s Grill – now also known as Dee ‘n’ D’s – offers a delicious local dinner with traditional Belize BBQ food. It doesn’t look like much, just a few tables set up by the water and a couple of big guys cooking a BBQ in the middle, but the food was just delicious!
They offer local Belize dishes, as well as several different meat dishes and local cocktails. Everyone there was so friendly and the laid back vibe is just the perfect way to spend an island evening. By far the best food we had on all of Caye Caulker!
No matter where you decide to watch the sun setting you’re in for a treat. Caye Caulker offers some of the best sunsets we’ve seen from all around the world. Always remember to get there as early as you can to secure the best spot and use the time to completely chill out and unwind.