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February 2021 Update

By Slickrock Adventures on May 9, 2021

Dear Slickrock Friends,

I hope all’s well with you and yours.

I’ll do my best not to bombard you with a million and one updates, just once a month from now on in, as I know how annoying it can be to be over the top.

I know it is last minute, but we have spaces left on 12th February for Valentine’s, and 19th March if you fancy some time away from it all in sunny Belize.
Covid-19 Travel Update

With regards to Covid-19, we became a government-approved Gold Standard Hotel (Long Caye Adventure Camp), implementing extra sanitisation and safety measures, which won’t dampen the experience. Prevention and minimising risks, even without Covid-19 on the scene has been our priority. This is for your peace of mind, as well as our Slickrock team.

The Belize government’s requirement at this moment in time is simply a negative Rapid Antigen test two days before, or a negative PCR test four days before departure, as well as downloading the travel app:https://belizetourismboard.org/belize-covid-19-update-for-travellers/

In accordance with CDC to re-enter the States, we have arranged a Rapid Antigen test for US$75 per person. They will come to Best Western as you arrive back from the island and you’ll get results within 30 minutes.

As expected, tourism will not return to pre-Covid levels in 2021. Due to this and as many of you know, we had to take the tough decision to do very limited trips until everything peters out a tad, once vaccines, along with the confidence to travel internationally, take ahold.

Time for reflection and planning hasn’t been wasted one iota, with several changes and updates to the business taking place behind the scenes.

The plan is to stay open for private charters up until August for this season and beyond. The season has almost always been December until May, apart from some summer trips under Cully and Lucy’s watch several years back.

Although this is traditionally the slower season for tourism in Belize, the weather is still decent and rather warm. September to November is more prone to hurricanes and tropical depressions, with a record 30+ of them in 2020, which is unheard of.

The rainy season from June isn’t the monsoon-like-picture that comes to mind when those words are uttered. A few hours, or a day or two of rain quickly dries up as the sun pops out. Since I first visited Belize in October 2008, the off-season has usually been the best weather in all honesty, albeit requiring a tad more Factor 50.

Whilst we remain open for business during limited weeks and private charters, we are planning for 2022 and beyond, so won’t be going anywhere. Careful steering of the ship has and will get us through Covid’s rough waters.

Our minimum size for a private charter is 15, so if an exclusive island charter for a bubble of your friends and family floats your boat, you know where we are.


Covid-19 Cancellation Policy

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.

As with previous terms, all cancellations are subject to a minimum US$100 administration fee, if not re-booked for an alternative date.

Thanks for your support in the past, present, or future.

If you would like to book Valentine’s trip under the stars, starting 12th February 2021, please feel free to call anytime between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday Belize time (Central Time).

Cheers,
Phil Dowsett

CEO – Slickrock Adventures
+1 800-390-5715
slickrock@slickrock.com

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, we look forward to welcoming you to the island this season.