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September Update

By Slickrock Adventures on September 8, 2020

Slickrock reopening 18th December 2020

In case you missed it, the airport reopening has been postponed and a temporary 14 day State of Emergency was declared due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases. These were mainly in Ambergris Caye (aka San Pedro) and three areas of Orange Walk District (Guinea Grass, Shipyard, and Santa Martha).

Personally, I think this was a smart move by Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Dean Barrow. With a population of 400,000 (ish), short-term financial pain is worth the long-term health gain. Not surprisingly, Belize was added to The States’ Level 4 Travel Ban, just whilst the State of Emergency was declared.

Photo Credit: Government of Belize Press Office

We are completing our application to become a Gold Standard hotel and tour operator with Belize Tourism Board, which means we have adhered to a plethora of health and safety protocols, attended around 36 hours of online courses (Marcy was a star doing this), and interlinking with Best Western to make sure you’re looked after from landing at the airport to leaving Belize. I won’t bore you with the in’s and out’s, but rest assured, the entire team will welcome you with open arms this season, with an extra spring in our step.

I have purposely been a bit of a background figure the past couple of years, so as to empower and uplift the very capable Belizean staff to help me run the show day-to-day.

In my eyes, they are a team of extremely kind-hearted and smart individuals. All of the team are fluent in at least three languages (Garifuna, Spanish, English, Creole, Mopan, or Kiche), which takes a brain and a half. I’m from England and even my English is hard to understand at times, due to my accent (and mumble).

From Covid-19, to off-season hurricane watch, this drama has certainly made us all stick together as a tight-knit family. I have spent 12 years working on the sister companies, which actually came to fruition pre-Covid. The only speed bumps were our buyers going into lockdown, and furloughing the majority of their staff.

We certainly aren’t giving Slickrock any less attention than it deserves, quite the contrary. For long-term stability, the eco-products will run in tandem with Slickrock and the entire team will benefit from this on a long-term basis.

I am building the whole shebang around the Slickrock team, simply combining eco-tourism to Belize, with exporting eco-products from Belize.

We will also transition into using our own eco-products to replace the butane on the island, our own cooking oil, and organic cacao for a scrumptious hot chocolate with your brekkie.

We are open for private charters, should you want to have the island for your friends and family. We are available for charters of at least 20 guests from November 20th, prior to our Christmas and New Year’s trips.

Early December is usually fairly quiet for us, so we are now opening for Christmas, starting 18th December. We plan to stay open until June or July, given the delay of the season.

Until next time, keep safe.


Phil Dowsett
CEO – Slickrock Adventures
+1 800-390-5715

What do you say?

To an island vacay?

Slight delay

Airport relay

From The States

We’ll open the gates

For Christmas

Feel free to join us

Covid-19 Cancellation Policy Amendment

If you are unable to travel due to restrictions placed on your home country or Belize by the government(s) or airlines, or if the resort is unable to open due to government restrictions, any paid bookings are eligible for rebooking for future dates of up to a year from your original check-in date. Guests will receive full credit for the amount paid to apply to the future rebooking dates, subject to availability.

On behalf of the Slickrock family, thank you for visiting in the past, present, or future. We look forward to welcoming you to the island this season.