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Book this 1 bedroom house in Caye Caulker today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 22 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $609 to as high as $665, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 20, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- 20 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Caye-caulker Attractions
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Sea view
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Private garden
- Boat available
- Smoking allowed
– based on 22 reviews
- Very Good
“A little piece of Paradise”
We had a wonderful stay at The Indigo Pearl! The view from the balcony is astounding and breathtaking. Sunsets were amazing and we were there for the blood moon so we woke up in the night to see it. Our pics of the blood moon didn't turn out but it was amazing nonetheless. The Location, off the beaten track, was perfect for us as we like to be away from crowds and have a peaceful environment. Biking and walking to town was great especially at night with the headlamps. As we walked we could hear the movement in the forest around us, thousands of crabs roaming about! We got the chance several times to photograph the ones on the road. The area by the dock is not suitable for swimming or walking into the water as you sink in the mud but there are many places you can go to swim along the trail. Our caretakers were fantastic! Sadie met us at the water taxi the first night and made sure we got our groceries before the 15 minute golf cart ride to the house. We loved having everything we need right there. We would have liked to have another kayak to do this together but we made it fun nonetheless, even tried to balance both of us on one kayak - not a good plan lol. Being off the grid was a little like camping but we really enjoyed it. Only thing that was slightly annoying was the loudness of the windmill but the fact that it was generating power eased our minds :) Overall, We loved it very much and it was everything that Joe and Linda promised! Would definitely go back!!! Thanks again for Everything!!!
“A quiet week”
Caye Caulker and the Indigo Pearl offer a rare chance to really get away from it all and experience the Caribbean at its best. I stayed seven nights at the Pearl and spent much of my day swinging in the hammock on the porch, reading a good book and enjoying the silence. There are no highways here, just a running/biking/golf cart path and so what you see and hear are birds and the wind. I rode the Pearl bicycle into town every day to have chicken and rice at an outdoor restaurant across from the internet connection/book store. Twice I took boats out to the reef and snorkeled. I enjoyed watching the sun set at night, and viewed movies when I wasn't drawing and painting watercolors. This was a week of contemplation and relaxation.
“The only thing that could have made my stay better would have be”
Linda and Joe were a pleasure to work with leading up to and during my stay at the Indigo Pearl. I was eager to head back to Caye Caulker, one of my favorite islands in the world. This was the first time I stayed at the southern tip of the island and I enjoyed the quiet, unplugged atmosphere. Sadie and Brandon were delightful and took care of my every need. If you are an adventure seeker who enjoys living on the resources that nature provides through solar power and rain water, and if you enjoy observing nature up close then you will like getting to know the gecko family in the bright, quiet, 3-room Indigo Pearl. The only thing that could have made my stay better would have been staying longer.
Response from the owner We’re so happy that you loved your stay and not only our caretakers, but the geckos too! When we were there last month, it was quite entertaining to see that one of the gecko family seems to like the music of Moby. Usually we do not see the geckos come out (you might see one travel along the edge area of the ceiling too look for insects to eat if you are lucky), but as we played cards and put that music on, one immediately came out from hiding and wanted to be close to the music. He looked and looked at us. We were hoping he would start dancing! They never ever bother you, and are actually afraid of people. How can a gecko climb a perfectly smooth surface? Scientists have analyzed closely and thoroughly the gecko feet, in order to find a plausible explanation for this amazing ability. The answer? It is all in the interactions between molecules. Being able to stick to the wall or walk across the ceiling does not necessarily depend on what gecko toes are made of, but the shape. Each toe has a network of many millions of tiny hairs, about one millionth of a centimeter long. At the end of each hair there are thousands of tiny pads. A gecko can even hang by a single toe, and its entire ability to climb comes from minuscule electronic interactions which occur between molecules, called Van der Waals forces. The gecko 's foot takes advantage of these forces by packing together lots of really tiny pads, each of them only a hundred or so atoms wide. The attraction between each pad and the molecules of the surface beneath or above the foot is very small, however when you have billions of tiny attractions, the force is multiplied. According to researchers, if all the pads of a gecko were touching a surface at one time, the gecko 's feet could hold almost 300 pounds. So is the gecko cool or what? Thanks for appreciating the often overlooked and usually unappreciated gecko!
“Anniversary in Paradise”
My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on Caye Caulker and had the pleasure of staying at the Indigo Pearl. Right from the start the owners were very involved in our trip and went out of their way to ensure that we had plenty of information about their home and the Caye Caulker community. The Indigo Pearl was exactly what we anticipated, a simple off grid house, nestled at the end of a long private sandy path. The home was easy walking and biking distance from town, but secluded enough that we rarely saw or heard any of the neighbors. We loved living off-grid, removed from all of the electronic distractions that clutter our lives back home. We spent most of our days sitting on the ample porch, bird watching, reading and relaxing... Our days seemed to last at least twice as long as they do in the States. Exactly what we love about vacationing in Belize.
“So fantastic! I want to go back right now!!”
We spent a week at the Indigo Pearl and were not disappointed in the least. We wanted something out of the way and quiet, with enough room to relax and not feel cramped. The house fit our needs perfectly and had everything that we needed. We were able to use the bikes to tour the island and take trips into town each day. We used the dock and the bay everyday, either fishing, kayaking or snorkeling. We were also able to stay connected to our family via the internet, without technology being intrusive. We made Pina Coladas almost every day. They were so refreshing after a hot day in the water. The view from the porch of the house is so incredible and worth the trip all by itself. I took many beautiful pictures of the sun sets and rises. Eddy, the caretaker and Chano picked us up at the airport and took us to the Chinatown Market to purchase a few things before taking us to the house. They could not have been nicer or more helpful with our few requests. We really liked them, as well as every other local on the island. The people are just so warm and friendly. We took a sailing/snorkeling trip with Raggamuffin tours, with Jacob and Rob as our guides. It was a fantastic day and they were both a lot of fun and full of information about the area. We highly recommend them. We also took a river cruise to the Lamanai Mayan site on the mainland with Tsunami Tours that was fun. One day we went to ambergris Caye on the little plane and while we are glad we went so we know what is there, we were so very happy to get back to the peaceful, wonderful quiet of the yellow house. We are happy we decided to stay on Caye Caulker, as that is a lot more our speed. We did a lot of snorkeling and we ate at some wonderful restaurants on the island. We are so happy we found the Indigo Pearl and would love to visit over and over again. It was hard to leave. Thank you for sharing your piece of Paradise with us. We are ready to go back!
“Off the beaten path”
We were looking to stay somewhere off the beaten track and the Indigo Pearl fit the bill. From the 2nd level we enjoyed views of both the sunrise and sunset. We loved being right on the water and mangroves!! We had a few challenges during our stay, but they only added to the adventure. The Radford's caretaker Eddy went the extra mile to help us after we developed a serious resource issue. During our stay we rented a golf cart for the week from Buddy's rentals and did some really serious roaming about the island. Bikes would have been great but I threw my back out right before the trip. With the cart I think we saw every bit of Caulker, the diamonds, warts, and all! The Lamanai ruins/New River tour with Tsunami tours was pretty cool, but be prepared for a power visit at the ruins. The timing is tight to make it back in time catch the last water taxi back to Caulker. Probably the nicest day we had was the sailing snorkeling trip with Ragamuffin tours. Make sure you go out with Captain's Ish and Kimani. We also did some snorkeling on our own around the caye along the mangroves and dock pilings where you can see many kinds of colorful sponges, corals, and fishes. We had intended to save money by eating in but ended up eating most of our meals in town. Definitely pick up some beans in town to make your own fresh ground and brewed Belizean coffee. Some of the restaurants even have Cuban cigars, while it looked like those in some stores were fakes. We loved the dogs of Caye Caulker. Feral, free roaming, or leashed; they were the subject of many of our photographs. We definitely agree with the owners that this location should be reserved for the slightly more adventurous traveler. We will add, travelers should pack a sense of humor and prepare to adopt some island patience! This location really cannot be beat...it really makes you feel as though you have moved to the island!! Thanks Linda and Joe, we are seriously jealous of your spot!!
“Great place to stay - good times on a FaB island”
Once we decided to book our stay, the whole process went smooth.Once booked, the owners emailed us info on how to get to the island, the water taxi info, good websites to look at, and info on the funny/fabulous Eddy, who was the one who met us at the water taxi when we got to the island. I liked the baskets on the free bikes, and used them to get groceries. Liked ChinaTown the best for groceries and general supplies - biggest selection. We also used Chen's grocery and some of the tiny ones here and there that had the dirt floors and better selection of spices. Any trip to town was a time for us to stock up on the local Belikin Beer. At night we'd watch the sunset and then the stars as we sipped rum and cokes or icecold bottles of beer. Chairs and hammocks on the upper deck - fell asleep out there more than once and it was heavenly. Peace and quiet like nothing I have had in a long time. People in Caye Caulker are so nice. We went to ambergris once for the day on water taxi and did not care for it. Glad to get back to simple little Caye Caulker, our bikes, snorkel gear and the slow pace of the smaller island. Bikes helpful too to go to the split to carry our snorkel gear and towals in. We biked so much that I even lost a couple pounds. In the house, the wi-fi worked great and we never had to go use an internet café. Oh - another good thing is try the 'peanuts' at the little place that sells water refills in town. On the same street that the bank is on. They have lots of good flavors and we got one every day I think. You'll have a great time at this house on this cute little island. Next time I want to try a fishing trip - we saw some big fish being caught by others. We want to come back next year and re-live our fun times and make new ones. It's our new favorite place to stay.
“I highly recommend it”
Ahhh - how to review a fantastic trip... well, we very much liked having so much room to ourselves - the top deck's bird's-eye-view-level apartment and the yard were much bigger than we expected, and much bigger than other choices we looked at. It was nice to be social when we felt like it (in town) and then be able to go back to our own private spot to chill and enjoy each other. We took a snorkeling tour to the Hol Chan Reserve on a sailboat with Ragamuffin Tours. Very good too. Our trip to and from the island was easy with the help of the owners ahead of time, plus the help of Eddy, who met us dockside. Eddy was great - very helpful in answering our many questions. Nice place to stay for sure. Yes --I highly recommend the Indigo Pearl!
“We didn't want to go home”
We had a very good time. I was excited to just chill and do nothing but relax, but the island has so much stuff to explore that we didn't stay still for long. We were so glad to have the bikes. They were more fun than laying out in the sun at the split. We explored the whole island with the bikes and felt that we could get from the Pearl to town easily, in day or night. We used the headlamps at night and it made the trip exciting. Crabs will run across the jungle path at night from one side to the other. We liked the people of the island and found them to be easygoing and nice to us. People were not "smooth talkers"/schmoozers like they were in San Pedro over on the bigger island. (We went there on the water taxi for a side trip near the end of our stay) and we were sure glad to get back to Caye Caulker that night. It wasn't for us. The traffic and touristy-ness over there made us love this little island even more.The house was secluded and quiet and the refrigerator kept our drinks cold for us. We brought our own pillows and the bed was fine.Nice spacious place for sure. we wish we were there right now. Eddy the caretaker was perfect too.
“You'll like it here too”
It took me time to write - I felt very depressed having to leave such fun and sun and come back to the cold and all. this place was so cool. The island is not fancy or pretentious at all. Everyone is very casual. Washing machines and dryers in town, or you can use the wash pail at the house, so pack light. I just brought a couple shorts and shirts and kept washing them out in the morning and hanging out to dry. We bought a "calling card" at the small grocery store so we could call home on the cell phone we brought. I learned how to use a French press for coffee and bought myself one now. My wife took several showers in a day if it was hot out and we always had hot water. I needed to buy more ice in town since we crushed a lot in the blender. The baskets on the bikes were handy for what we bought. We took a snorkeling trip with French angel and can't say enough about that trip! Fantastic people. Eddy was helpful -terrific guy. The fresh produce stands where they make juice for you on the spot were a favorite stop every day. I wish that I had found the shrimp-on-a-stick guy near the split earlier in our trip. It was our favorite snack to walk over there from the split and eat a ka-bob. You'll have a great time. We were very happy with our choice of place to stay. Owners were helpful with questions. I want to go back.