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Adventure Island at Glover's Reef

Adventure Island at

Glover's Reef


Fri/ Tue start; 9, 6, or 5 nights

$2250 pp, full week; all-inclusive

$1565 pp, 1st half; all-inclusive

$1395 pp, 2nd half; all-inclusive


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Lavern and Marcy, about to cook another fantastic meal


tropical fruit salad


grilled tuna and grilled cheese sandwiches


Long Caye Dining Hall at lunch time.


Lavern sharing her recipes


We celebrate birthdays almost every week!


fish tacos


Fresh coconut pie


Belize garnaches


Baked winter squash


Dinner on Thursday: Fish Creole


Fresh roasted coconut, just picked today!


Another great lunch in Belize, home cooking!


Cinnamon rolls on Saturday


See a recipe for Belizean Stew Chicken on our blog!


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Belize Home Cooking

Our island menu is designed to take advantage of the fresh seafood of Belize and fresh fruits and vegetables available in the local markets.


All of our meals are served buffet-style in our dining hall. A typical dinner includes one appetiser, one entrée (fish, chicken or pork), two side dishes including fresh vegetables and carbohydrates, and dessert. Fresh homemade breads and salads are often served as part of the meal. Please see our menu below.



Vegetarians and persons who follow a gluten-free diet will find that our menu easily accommodates these preferences. Please see our special diets web page. Persons with a vegan diet cannot be accommodated; we cannot accept these guests on our trips. Guests may not have access to our kitchen facilities to cook their own food, our kitchen is used by our cooking staff only.


If you have a special diet, please see Food Allergies and Special Diets, below.

Everything is made from scratch

All coconut dishes use coconut picked that day on the island

Pure water, fresh-squeezed orange juice, soda, coffee, tea, and beer available at all times (and at no additional charge)

Homemade granola & Belizean yogurt is served at every breakfast in addition to what is listed


Day 1, Friday:
Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize City

Day 2, Saturday:
Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize City
Homemade Focaccia and Romaine Lettuce "Tacos" with Meat, Cheese & Veggie Tray
Potato Salad
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pico de Gallo with Corn Tortilla Chips
Grilled Shrimp & Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives & Lime
Steamed Cauliflower with Curry Butter & Toasted Cashews
Chocolate Fondue

Day 3, Sunday:
Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs
Belizean Fry Jacks
Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Sliced Garden Tomatoes
Fresh Cantaloupe
Grilled Tuna and Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches Homemade Bread
Tuna Chef Salad
Veggie Tray
Banana Bars
Fresh Belizean Peanuts in the Shell
Pork Chops with Mango Chutney Sauce
Coconut Rice
Steamed Bok Choy & Carrots with Teriyaki Sauce
Tossed Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Raspberry Cobbler

Day 4, Monday:
Scrambled Vegetable Medley
Creole Toast
Creole Potatoes
Cho-Cho & Zucchini Enchiladas
Simple Salad
Lime Rice
Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies)
Corn Tortilla Chips with Spicy Cheese Dip
Grilled Fish Fillets with Mustard Sauce
Summer Squash Casserole
Homemade Corn Bread
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Day 5, Tuesday:
Johnny Cakes
Scrambled Eggs
Tropical Fruit Salad
Sausage Links

Fish Tacos with Homemade Tortillas and Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Homemade Ginger Snaps
Pimento Cheese Crackers & Carrot Sticks
Paradise Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Tossed Salad with Mustard-Garlic Dressing
Cuban Black Beans
Mashed Potatoes with Vegetarian Paradise Gravy
Fresh Coconut Pie and Crustless Coconut Pie

Day 6, Wednesday:
Zucchini and Tomato Quiche and Crustless Quiche
Vegetable Rice
Lime Zinger Cookies
Baked Grouper Fillets
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
Just-Baked French Bread
Spaghetti with Zucchini & Basil
Bittersweet Chocolate Cake

Day 7, Thursday:
Breakfast Burritos with Homemade Tortillas & Pico de Gallo
Belizean Split Pea and Potato Soup
Homemade Cornbread
Simple Salad
Baked Winter Squash
Peanut Butter Cookies
Crostinis, Carrot Sticks and Artichoke Dip
Fish Creole with Coconut Rice
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Steamed Carrots & Cho-Cho
Strawberry Shortcake

Day 8, Friday:
Homemade Biscuits and Belizean Jam
Tahitian Ham Loaf & Belizean Ham Loaf
Scrambled Eggs
Tropical Fruit Salad
Homemade Pizza & Crustless Pizza
Simple Salad
Oatmeal Cookies
Dinner: Belize Night!
Fresh Roasted Coconut
Stew Chicken
Baked Plantain
Belizean Cole Slaw
Belizean Rice & Beans
Key Lime Pie & Crustless Key Lime Pie

Related blog post: Key Lime Pie Recipe

Day 9, Saturday:
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Corn Tortillas
Scrambled Eggs
Homemade Focaccia and Romaine Lettuce "Tacos" with Meat, Cheese & Veggie Tray
Potato Salad
Chocolate Chip Cookies
On your own in Belize City

Slickrock offers multisport adventure packages based out of our private island which is 35 miles off the cost of Belize. Our shortest stay is 3 nights on the island. This is the menu we use during your island stay.Marcy Norales cooking up another fabulous meal


Food Allergies and Special Diets

There is no restaurant on the island, so there is no menu to order off of. We are only able to change our menu for food allergies that are life-threatening*, and we are not able to cook entirely different dishes for individuals. Our cooks work from 5:00 am - 8:00 pm every day cooking for up to 45 people at a time. We do not have the manpower or resources to cook food tailored to individual preferences, for if we accommodated one special diet, we would have to do it for everyone. There are often several people with different diets present on one trip, sometimes eight people or more. Our system cannot accommodate special dishes for each person.


Vegetarian and gluten-free guests will find our menu adapts easily to these diets.


We ask prospective guests to simply review our island menu and see if they can get enough to eat by not eating the dishes they don't like. If this can not work for your diet, you will not be happy at a lodge that serves buffet-style. Our system, so far out to sea, with the cooks never visiting a store, no grocery story on the island, no walk-in refrigerator (we do not run generators), and two women doing all of the cooking day after day means that we must have a set menu and serve everyone the same dishes at each meal.


*We can only change our menu for two categories of food allergies: guests who carry an epinephrine pen for a food allergy can be assured we will either not serve, or completely quarantine, those items for that week. Also, we can leave cheese out of a dish if someone requests it (we can accommodate a cheese-free diet, but not a dairy-free diet). Although we will leave nuts out of a dish if someone is allergic to them, what this means is no one on this particular trip will eat nuts for the whole week. This is why we cannot accommodate multiple allergies. Persons who have multiple food allergies should not attend a vacation where the menu is shared by all. We can't remove nuts, wheat, tomatoes and onions out of our entire menu for a week. It is simply not possible, nor is it fair to the rest of the guests and staff who presumably like those items as part of their diet. Persons who cannot or will not eat onions, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, or peppers should realize those are staples in Belize, and are in many, many of the dishes we serve.