St. George’s Caye is a historic island seven miles of the coast of Belize City. St. George’s Caye was once the first capital of Belize and is the sight of the Battle of St. George’s Caye that took place on the 10th of September, 1798.
George’s Caye had a permanent population of about 20 people. St. George’s Caye was previously known by the Spaniards as “Cayo Cosina”, or “Kitchen Cay”. It was settled as a town in 1650, and was the largest settlement in what was then British Honduras in the 17th century and 18th century; however, its importance was eventually eclipsed by the growth of Belize City.
St. George's Caye 3Today St. George’s Caye is a prime vacation site for Belizean families and tourist seeking a relaxing and isolated getaway.