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  • The stunning colors of sea, sky and land are one of the most distinctive features of Caye Caulker. Here at 'The Split', the island was severed in half by Hurricane Hattie in 1961, leaving a deep narrow channel racing between the two sides. width:640;;height:480
  • This powdery white sand beach, palm trees and a series of long  wooden fishing piers greet visitors, who arrive by high-speed ferry from Belize City, a one-hour journey. width:640;;height:480
  • ...and this first glimpse of Caye Caulker town, full of colorful wooden buildings. width:640;;height:480
  • The well-established town consists of hard-packed sand roads lined by colorful cafes, restaurants, bars and small hotels. Golf carts rather than cars transport less energetic residents and visitors around the island. width:640;;height:480
  • The vibrant colors of nature are further enhanced by a plethora of colorful buildings like this charming breakfast bar. width:638;;height:480
  • ...and this modest fruit stall. width:640;;height:478
  • Even restaurant porches come in cheery bright colors. width:640;;height:477
  • Out on the beach, colorful tables, chairs and pavilions add a splash of color to the stunningly white sand. width:640;;height:444
  • Charming swing chairs are a unique feature of Caye Caulker. width:640;;height:480
  • They're found at hotels, restaurants and bars lining the beach. width:610;;height:480
  • Dozens of wooden boat piers jut into the sea all around the island. A few offer thatched roofs as protection against sun, wind and rain. width:640;;height:480
  • The most popular day-time hang-out is The Split, where visitors gather to suntan, admire the stunning sea colors, socialize, listen to reggae music and drnk beer or cocktails at the large open-air bar. width:640;;height:384
  • These charming pavilions allow bathers to lounge in the sea while drinking or eating, yet avoid the strong midday sun. width:640;;height:480
  • Many days bring stunning crystal-clear seas and striking skies. width:640;;height:341
  • Caye Caulker sunrises vary tremendously from one day to another and are always a beautiful start to a day at the Caribbean Sea. width:640;;height:480
  • Sunsets on the opposite side of the island are equally glamorous. width:640;;height:410
  • ...and night-time strolls along the eastern shore afford some dramatic views, like this back-lit pier on a stormy evening. width:640;;height:480
  • A long nature trail runs out to the island tip on Caye Caulker's east side. width:360;;height:480
  • A more rustic side of the island greets visitors outside town along the eastern trail. width:613;;height:480
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  • Lobster fishing is a major livelihood at Caye Caulker. Here piles of lobster traps wait sale and use. width:640;;height:480
  • These colorful old seaside cabins were one of my favorite sights on the island. width:360;;height:480
  • Weather is extremely variable at Caye Caulker, where heavy dense clouds frequently cover the entire island for a day or two. width:640;;height:480
  • ...but calm seas and clear skies always return soon enough, providing yet another serene sunset. width:640;;height:365
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