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Shirley's Guest House

Caye Caulker

Hotel Description
Shirley?s Guest House offers clean, quiet, beachfront accommodations on the less-developed end of the island that borders the nature reserve. The buildings on the property are well spaced giving each room a view of the sea. The yard has many flowers and shade trees that miraculously survived the last hurricane. Accommodations include one cabin and a duplex that houses two rooms. Each of these three units has a private bath and one double bed. Two additional rooms share a bath and have one double bed and one twin bed each. All rooms have fans and refrigerators. The verandas off of each room, the lounge area in the yard and the private dock offer inviting spaces to hang out, enjoy sunrises, tropical breezes and the creation of the island.

History & Owners
Shirley Young, originally from Canada, has lived on Caye Caulker since 1971. She opened the guesthouse in 1980 and has hosted thousands of guests over the years. After this many years in the hotel business, she has it down pat and is a ?no-nonsense? woman, meaning that she has established rates and regulations for guests that do not bend. In 2003, Shirley?s was featured in an article in New York Times on the ?Frugal Traveler? (May 11, 2003).


Fan in RoomPrivate Bath
Hot Water24-hour Electricity
Phone on SiteLaundry Service


References Provided

Languages Spoken


Location & Directions
Playa Ascension , Caye Caulker Village
Shirley?s is one of the southern-most accommodations on the island. From the main dock, take the beach path south and walk about 15 minutes. There is a large sign and so it is easy to find. From the airstrip, it?s less than 5 minutes away. Just go to the east end of the runway and walk north. It is located beside the Caye Caulker Mini Reserve.


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Name: Shirley Young
Telephone: ++(501) 226-0145
Fax: ++(501) 226-0264
Website: www.shirleysguesthouse.c om
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13, Caye Caulker, Belize
Caye Caulker
Belize District


  • For people who like quiet-it's nice
  • Beachfront location
  • Owner has a sense of humor & makes people laugh

Price Range in US $
$31 to $60, $61 to $99
Seasonal Rates Available
Type of Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Card, Travelers Check
By phone or email
# of Units
Less than 6
Can Accommodate
12 Guests

  • Small refrigerator & hot pots for making warm drinks.
  • Sorry, no children as guests.
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