1. Caye Caulker, Belize: Swimming with Sharks
Situated approximately 20 miles from the coast of Belize City, Caye Caulker is a member of a small group of dazzling limestone coral islands sheltered within the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef. The popularity of the island broods from its reputation as a tropical budget-friendly departure from the savage barrios of Belize’s former broken-down capital. Every year the popularity of this laid back, creole-influenced island continues experiencing steady growth as backpackers and budget travelers exchange their trekking boots for a comfortable pair of sandals to enjoy the long, slow island lifestyle.