The island is being looked after by our team on a rotated two-week schedule and we are working closely with Wildlife Conservation Society, and Fisheries Department to get to and fro. As mentioned briefly in my last update, we will be sponsoring them on a long-term basis to enhance the conservation efforts of Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve.
We already pay a marine park fee per guest, but I plan for us to go above and beyond to protect such a precious part of the planet and in turn, make sure there is an abundance of wildlife to see when you visit our very special Eco-island.
I try to always be open and honest and even though I tend to waffle, and beat around the bush at times, I feel I should give you some important updates.
Due to a few illegal border jumpers from Guatemala, Mexico, as well as a group of individuals from the US (including repatriations), Belize has seen a rise in positive cases, but minuscule, compared to the US, UK, and elsewhere.
On 6th August, Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Dean Barrow, quite rightly announced a 14 day State of Emergency to stem the flow and get it back under control.
The international airport was due to reopen 15th August, but has been postponed for now. Health for Belizeans and tourists is paramount, which is the main thing.
At this stage, it seems like it will reopen in September, but I’ll keep you posted. We’ll definitely be open in November with safety protocols to give you that added comfort.
At no point do I, or the team want to take the fun out of your intended holiday to Belize. I know with Covid-19, new rules and regulations are circulating that can seem like a bit of a dampener.
Rest assured, we will do all we can to make your experience one to remember, as we hope it always has been.
It isn’t quite set in stone yet, but we will be introducing Belize Tourism Board standards for hygiene, such as serving you at the buffet, rather than self-service, installing hand sanitisers, disinfecting the boat before and after each group, regularly changing your bedding and using PPE when doing so.