About this listing
Colinda Cabanas has been voted the # 1 bargain in Central America and # 20 in the WORLD for 2014 by Trip Advisor. Located on a quiet serene sandy beach on the prefered East side. We offer a variety of options depending on your needs and your budget !
This cabana (# 8) sits at the back of the property and has a partial ocean and jungle view. Bird watching from the back porch is excellent. The porch comes with chairs, table and hammock. There are several well-screened windows and wall-fans providing good ventilation. Inside there is a double bed and a single bed with fitted sheets and comfy pillows. There is a simple kitchenette with microwave, blender, toaster, basic dishes, fridge and coffee pot which will satisfy most travelers basic needs. The bathroom shower and wash basin have a ample supply of hot reverse osmosis purified water. Other features include : Free WiFi, In-room safe, Organic Coffee beans and daily light housekeeping service.
A 175' long dock with palapa and hammocks and safe swimming area completes the picture. Bring a bathing suit, a good book and a beach towel.
We now offer complimentary bicycles and have 2 kayaks available on a first-come basis.
Please read other guests reviews on trip advisor and check for seasonal specials at colinda cabanas web site. !
Please note that we currently have ten rentals available to suit different budgets and needs : ALL ON A GORGEOUS BEACHFRONT PROPERTY IN CAYE CAULKER, BELIZE.
We are located on a prime Caribbean beachfront property. Facing the reef, we are blessed with an almost constant cool North-Easterly breeze. Most nights star-gazing is amazing while listening to the surf breaking on the reef. Naturalists and children alike will enjoy the abundant species of migratory birds, reptiles and marine life.
We have a 175' pier with several private bathing areas. At the end of the pier is a covered palapa with 2 hammocks. Each guest is assigned their own private beach cruiser bicycle with basket which is ideal for cruising around town. Basic fishing hand-lines are available for those guests that want to try the local technique. 2 kayaks are also available on a first-come basis.
Interaction with Guests
Colin and Linda will greet you on arrival and show you to your cabana. You will be shown a map of the island and the lay of the land. In the event that Colin + Linda are away in Canada; Juan our manager and his wife Emilita will be your hosts. A staff member is always on-site to answer your questions or concerns.
Colinda Cabanas is located in a quiet serene area of the island. The edge of town is a short 5 minute stroll down the beach. Many guests take tours off-site and go snorkeling, fishing or kayaking. However many guests just love to hang out on our pier, read a good book, go swimming and enjoy the ambiance.
We are located about a 5 minute walk from the nearest store or restaurant. Or 2 minutes by bicycle.
Our exact location on Caye Caulker is as follows:
From the 2 water taxi piers located on the front of the island ; step off the end of the pier, take a left and walk 10 minutes South along the beach. We are just past the Anchorage Resort.
From the airport : Walk 400 feet to the beach. Turn left and walk North along the beach for 3 minutes.
From the back (water jets) pier walk 50 yards to middle street, turn right and walk 10 minutes along middle street.
Middle street dead-ends at our property.
If you arrive tired or with a pile of luggage; taxis charge U.S. $2.50 per person and only take a few minutes to get to our place.
Other Things to Note
Regional Disclaimer: The island of Caye Caulker is in the coastal Caribbean / tropical region of Belize. While this provides incredible beauty and natural wonders from sky to sea, it also means that, heat, humidity, sudden tropical squalls and power outages are common occurrences.
Living on a beach surrounded by jungle also means an abundance of Geckos, Iguanas, ants, and land crabs.
Occasionally sand flies and mosquitoes can also be problematic.
That said, we do everything we can to ensure your stay is comfortable and pleasant.....
Welcome to Colinda Cabanas !
If you need anything - ask.
Linda and Colin live on-site and are always available to answer questions.
Keep your towels fresh by hanging outside to dry.
To avoid bugs - keep food items tightly sealed in bags and containers and remove garbage from your room at night.
Garbage bin and compost pail located beside the office.
Rain squalls are frequent - close your shutters whenever you leave.
We prefer no smoking or candles in the rooms.
Please do not bring island dogs back to the property.
No Unregistered guests allowed anywhere on the property.
$10.00 lost key charge.
$150.00 lost bike charge.
Many people stay at Colindas because of the quiet location; therfore we require quiet at Midnight - If you like to socialize after 12:00 do it elsewhere.
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.
Thank you for being our guests
Great vacation. Colin was a wonderful host always available. Everything I needed was right in the cabin along with a hair dryer that Linda lent me! There are two bikes available for use with each cabin but the island is so small I decided to walk instead and never used the bike. The cabin and location are fabulous and I can't wait to return. Caye caulker is beautiful and relaxing. Colin suggested Carlos snorkeling trip and it was the best I have ever been on and I have been snorkeling for 25 years! He also suggested Pasta per caso which is a must visit. Fresh homemade pasta. Visit caye caulker, stay at colindas, snorkel with Carlos and have at least one meal at pasta per caso ( I could have gone there every night ) and you will have an unforgettable relaxing vacation.
Great place on the outskirts of the town. Bikes that came with the place were a fabulous addition. Unfortunately there was construction from 8-1700 right outside out bedroom.
Linda and Colin were amazingly friendly. As soon as we arrived we felt at home. Linda sat us down with a very handy map and marked all the places we might want to go as well as her recommendations. Additionally, the cabanas come with a bike per person-- super convenient on the island since everyone gets around on bikes. Also, there were plenty of snorkel masks for anyone to use and 2 kayaks that you could use anytime. The cabana was cleaned daily and the perfect size. There were also cooking utensils and a burner and small fridge. We were very, very comfortable. The manager of the cabanas was also extremely nice and helped us set up the grill so we could cook some freshly caught fish we had purchased. Overall it was amazing and we highly recommend it.
The worst thing about staying at Colinda Cabanas for us was leaving. Colin and Linda were wonderful and made us feel welcomed and spoiled. Their hospitality and staff made our visit extra special. The cabanas were very clean and the housekeeping staff was attentive and made up our rooms each day. It is a easy breezy walk or bike up the beach to town for meals. With a fridge in the room you should pick up some fresh fruit juice so you can enjoy it out on the dock. Colinda keeps an ear open for the best deals for their guests. If you need a snorkel trip or a tip on where to eat, they can help. We rented a golf cart the first day we were there. It wasn’t necessary but it was fun to bomb around and get a feel for the place. We used the drop off laundry service at Jasmine. For $8 our clothes were washed, dried and folded while we swam at the Split. The beach area is limited on Caye Caulker. For many the Split is the place to go but we preferred being out of the hustle on Colinda’s private dock. The deck chairs and hammocks make it a great place to hang out and read/catnap. We can tell you all about how friendly, well ran and clean it was, but what we can’t really explain is the Colinda magic. There seems to be something in the air there that we can’t wait to return to. Colin and Linda pour their heart into their cabanas and it shows.
Linda's Cabana was perfect. Fans were large and adequate for the temperature control for sleeping. Bicycles were a nice necessity for island travel. We sat for hours in the happy blue adirondack chairs. Compared to where my step daughter was staying, Colinda Cabanas are a breath of fresh air. Linda is a very attentive host. I would highly recommend Colin and Linda's accommodations to singles, couples and girls' weekends!
Colin and Linda are fantastic hosts and I loved staying at their place. The rooms are comfy and well kept. The location is great. It's in the quieter south end of the island. They provide bikes, so very easy to zip back and forth and you do not have to deal with the party scene at night. I spent a very restful 9 days and recommend staying there to anyone.
A hidden gem! Colinda cabanas was a lovely place to stay on a magical island. The cabana we stayed in was clean and bright. We did not have AC but were fine with the fans. An added bonus was having bikes to use to cruise around the island. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Colinda
We (Colin and Linda) are from the Okanagan/Shuswap areas of British Columbia, Canada. We now call Lillooet B.C. and Caye Caulker, Belize our home. We were looking for a life-style change (needed paying jobs) and purchased this small beachfront resort in late January 2011. We spent the last year fixing it up and are now starting to enjoy Island living.
We welcome your visit to our little spot in paradise.
If you have any questions or concerns - please email us.