Now you’ll be walking along Front Street, the main drag closest to the water. Not far from the cemetery is the Big Fish Dive Center, across from the Health Clinic. The owner was born and raised on Caye Caulker, and his expertise is unrivaled. Because Caye Caulker sits just one mile from the world’s second-largest barrier reef (look out towards the horizon and you’ll notice a thin border of white waves continuously breaking against it), the island is one of Belize’s best and cheapest dive destinations, with two-tank local excursions running $50-$90.
The main dock, called the Front Bridge, is where the water taxi stops to drop off travelers, and take them back to shore. The service is inexpensive, and immensely enjoyable: forty minutes of speeding through turquoise waters, zipping past tiny deserted cayes, feeling the warm sea wind against your face.
If you arrive by water taxi and loathe to carry your bags one step further, Popeye’s Beach Resort is a decent choice, to immediate south of the Front Bridge.