Lobster Fest Caye Caulker
Are you planning a trip to Caye Caulker, Belize and looking for the best time to visit and wondering what to do on the island? Well, ponder no more! Don’t hesitate to book a hotel and stay at the Go Slow island; especially in June. Why? Cause the island celebrates Lobster Fest!
If you want to spend most of your time snorkeling, diving, and sailing, then you may consider visiting the island from late-November to mid-April. But, if you want to witness the true colors of Belize, the best time to visit Caye Caulker is from June till September. Although the weather is humid during the summer season, it’s worth visiting for two reasons: Belize Independence Day and Belize Lobster Festival.
What is the Lobster Festival or Lobster Fest?
Lobster Fest starts in June and is considered as the kick off of the Lobster Season. This Crustacean festival is celebrated mainly in the city of Belize, San Pedro, Placencia, and Caye Caulker. During the festival, you can feast on an almost infinite number of lobster dishes. Here are just a few: lobster ceviche, grilled lobster, lobster kebabs, lobster chowder, and a lobster with curry. The prices of all the dishes and most of the other activities are almost 40% less than the normal peak-season days. So come hungry and indulge!
Lobster Fest in Caye Caulker
The island of Caye Caulker is pure love. It’s such a laid back island that it’s been dubbed the Go Slow island. It’s a place for fun, sun, relaxing, and lots of snorkeling and diving, day trips to Shark Ray Alley, sport fishing, and sunset sailing with coral reef views that will mesmerize anyone. But visiting the island during the Lobster Fest is like a complete package. Fun in the sun while enjoying mouthwatering tasty lobster recipes.
Things to do in Caye Caulker during the Lobster Fest
Interestingly, the first ever Belizean Lobster Fest was initiated on the island Caye Caulker, so we can say that Caye Caulker is the birthplace of this wonderful festival. There are dozens of different activities and contests that are held in Caye Caulker during the fest; which normally spans over a three-day weekend.
A few of the local contests and activities are:
- Biggest Lobster by the local fisherman Contest
- Saturday Night dance shows
- All-day parties on the beach
- Live displays of lobsters, home cooked dishes, rum drinks, and, did we mention the crystal clear beaches and soothing sand that you can sit relax and enjoy your lobster dish on?
You can also hit The Split which is a popular tourist beach area or enjoy the festivities at Barefoot Caye Caulker Hotel’s private beach. You can also explore the island on foot (barefoot of course) and visit the local markets for souvenirs. During the fest, the local community comes together and share their customs, traditions, and celebrate the festival with full passion. With such a great atmosphere on the island, it is among the best times to visit Caye Caulker. Book your stay with us now or send us an email with any questions you may have. Look forward to having you as a guest!