Shaka Caye FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have listed our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Click on one of the topics below for more information.
WHAT AND WHERE IS SHAKA CAYE?
Shaka Caye is a Belize private island resort. We are located on Little Frenchman Caye, 1/4 mile NE of St. George’s Caye, and one of Belize’s best areas, remarkably close to the Great Barrier Reef. We are also near to Belize City, so we are close to hospitals and civilization. We limit the island to only a small number of guests at a time to ensure our guests enjoy their privacy and the beauty of the island.
HOW MANY TEAM MEMBERS WILL THERE BE?
There is a minimum of twelve people at your service during your stay, including the chef, concierge, servers, housekeepers and the grounds-keeping crew. Our staffing level may increase with larger groups, depending on the circumstances.
HOW BIG IS THE ISLAND?
The island is approximately seven acres with our own white sand beach and private lagoon.
ARE CHILDREN WELCOME?
Absolutely! Children under 5 always stay free with their parents at Shaka Caye. We have lots of fun things to do for the kids so bring the whole family!
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
The list of activities and unique adventures is quite long. Shaka caye has the best fishing, snorkeling and diving in Belize. The flats attract professional fly fishermen, while the reef is great for trolling for bigger fish. On the island, guests enjoy kayaks, standup paddle boards, and a variety of beach games. Of course, most people prefer to lay in the sun on a float or read in one of the many hammocks around the caye. Mainland adventures are equally numerous and attractive. Your personal travel concierge will help you plan each day in as much detail as you prefer.
HOW DO WE GET TO SHAKA CAYE?
This is the best part! Unlike other islands, we are only a 25-minute beautiful boat ride from Belize City. Our Captain will pick you up from the dock and handle everything. There are no dangerous commuter flights, long shuttles, layovers, or time-consuming transfers. We want you to enjoy an easy journey.
SHOULD I BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We highly suggest that you purchase travel insurance to protect you and your family from the unexpected before and during your trip.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING?
A great attitude and an appetite for either adventure or relaxation. Everything else will be provided. Your personal travel concierge will assist you with planning the details of your trip to ensure we have everything your party requires. One thing we recommend for active guests is some form of foot protection such as water shoes or reef shoes.
WHAT ARE BELIZE'S COVID REGULATIONS?
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WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
The weather is sub-tropical and doesn’t change much year-round. You can expect it to be somewhere between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Please bear in mind that the islands of Belize receive substantially less rainfall than the mainland, even during the “rainy season.”
WHAT ARE THE CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES?
When we have guests checking out the same day, the earliest arrival time to the island is 3:00 p.m. The latest departure time from the island on check-out day is 11:oo am.
ARE BOAT TRANSFERS AND LATE CHECK-INS ALLOWED?
For safety reasons, we have a strict policy of only offering boat transfers during daylight hours. If your flight arrives in Belize too late in the day we will gladly make arrangements for an overnight stay on the mainland and transfer you to the island the following morning.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Reservation deposits and final payments may be made with a credit card. Incidental expenses incurred during your stay may be settled on island with a credit card as well.
WHAT ABOUT GRATUITIES?
Gratuities are entirely at the discretion of our guests and are always appreciated. Gratuities are shared among the whole Shaka Caye team.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
Smoking is not permitted in the villas. But there are many locations to smoke on the island.