El Ben Cabañas

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Beach nearby, white sand, 2 beach bars
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of El Ben Cabañas

El Ben Cabañas

3.0 star property
Waterfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Belize Barrier Reef

10.0/10 Exceptional

8 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
North End, Caye Caulker
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 beach bars
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Espresso maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk
  • Belize Barrier Reef - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Caye Caulker (CUK) - 1 min drive
  • Caye Chapel (CYC) - 1 min drive
  • San Pedro (SPR) - 31 min drive
  • Belize City (TZA-Belize City Municipal) - 20.1 miles/32.3 km
  • Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) - 24.1 miles/38.7 km

About this property

El Ben Cabañas

3-star hotel by the ocean
At El Ben Cabañas, you can look forward to 2 beach bars, a garden, and laundry facilities. The onsite fine-dining restaurant, T&T Bar and Grill, features garden views and brunch. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as 2 bars.
Other perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free self parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • A dock
Room features
All guestrooms at El Ben Cabañas boast thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like safes and espresso makers.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • 50-inch Smart TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, balconies, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Tourism Gold Standard (Belize)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 beach bars
  • Restaurant

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


T&T Bar and Grill - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 35 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 25 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed during June, December, November, October, September, and August.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Tourism Gold Standard (Belize).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

El Ben Cabañas Hotel
El Ben Cabañas Caye Caulker
El Ben Cabañas Hotel Caye Caulker

Frequently asked questions

Is El Ben Cabañas currently open?
The property is closed during June, December, November, October, September, and August.
Does El Ben Cabañas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Ben Cabañas does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Ben Cabañas?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at El Ben Cabañas?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at El Ben Cabañas?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at El Ben Cabañas?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Ben Cabañas?
You can check in from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at El Ben Cabañas and nearby?
El Ben Cabañas has 2 beach bars and 2 outdoor pools, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near El Ben Cabañas?
Yes, T&T Bar and Grill offers alfresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center (4.6 mi).
Does El Ben Cabañas have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around El Ben Cabañas like?
El Ben Cabañas is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from Belize Barrier Reef and 2 minutes' walk from The Split.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

From the greeting upon arrival to the complimentary boat rides to the south end of the island. Our (My husband and two kids [13, 7] and I)stay at El Ben was our best stay out of all our vacays/trips. The cabana feel was extraordinary! Very authentic and gave the perfect vibes to what we were looking for in a stay in Belize! Love how all the furniture and little things were made out of this beautiful type of sturdy, good quality wood, from the toilet paper holder to the floor, and chairs. The restaurant is definitely a FIVE STAR in my book. Every single meal was made to perfection! The pools were clean, grounds around the property kept clean, and it's the perfect place for some R&R/peace and tranquillity. Shout out to Mr. Adrien for getting us back and forth from the south to north end, THANK YOU GUYS at the El Ben Cabanas!
Brittany, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I love everything about this place, from the amazing staff members and how professional they are to the beautiful rooms I wish I could stay forever. Belize will definitely see me at least twice a year… I love this hotel and the picture I posted is in front of my hotel room jus gorgeous
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff were all great, the cabanas were very cute and comfortable, and the AC worked great! Getting back and forth across the split took some planning but was worth it for the quietness and secluded feeling of the property.
Rye, 14-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to visit if your wanting to get away from all the craziness staff and management was awesome
Les, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My family and I stayed for one night and very sad we did not stay longer. The property is beautiful. The food is delicious! Everything we ate tasted so yummy. The staff is so friendly and made our stay even better. We had a chance to meet one of the owners and she was incredibly sweet. I saw several locals come up to her while we were waiting for the water taxi and everyone loved her. We cannot wait to come back and see all the new things they have planned for this beautiful property.
linda, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thank you to the Staff of El Ben Cabanas… everyone was so accommodating, from the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out everyone was so welcoming and accommodating. The room are beautifully done to compliment the island vibes and the grounds are so beautiful with all the different tropical plants. The restaurant food was delicious as well as the cocktails. We’ve been going to Caye Caulker for over 20 years and we usually stay on the other side of the split where there’s more activity and partying, this is now our new place to stay, I will not stay anywhere else. Access to the other side of the split is very easy, so when we wanted more activity the Hotel arranged a cart to take use to the Split Fairy, which is only a two minute ride across. Love El Ben Cabanas
Michelle, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

El Ben
I would rate this property very high on my list of favourite places I’ve stayed. The facilities were excellent. The staff definitely made this property stand out starting with the manager and extending to all the staff. Absolutely amazing. Well worth the trip.
Brian R, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Esta casi nuevo el hotel, los cuartos muy cómodos y la gente muy amable.
Roberto Carlos, 3-night family trip
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