Long Caye at Glover’s Reef
We started in Belize by offering kayak camping trips out of Placencia. Several years later we made the move out to Glover’s Reef Atoll when we were able to base from our own island. We wanted to create a resort that leaves the island in as natural a state as possible. Obviously if you build even one building, that is a level of development. But it’s hard to find a place like ours, where the island is mostly left as it was found… created by Mother Nature (with just a little bit of solar power to chill the beer).
Our facility on Long Caye has sixteen cabanas, a solar-powered kitchen and water pumps, hammock and sea kayak palapas, a dock for watching the surfers at sunrise, dozens of kayaks, sailboards, surf boards, and surf kayaks, as well as the only kitesurf center at Glover’s Reef, Belize, and a full service dive shop (the only thing not owned by Slickrock).
There is no maid service, wifi, air conditioning, flush toilets (as a true Belize eco lodge, we flush nothing into the sea) or ringing telephones. The tropical breezes keep the temperatures well below what they are on the mainland. But we do have the important things in life covered: a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer, and beach cabanas that sit just feet from the breaking waves. It’s the best in adventure travel — right down to the Belizean guides who snorkel with you all day and then sit down with you to dine.
Depending on your past experience, our place will seem like either the most cushy camp or the most rustic resort you have ever been to. It’s more like Gilligan’s Island than the Belize Hilton. Every cabana has single or double beds, solar-powered lighting, and a hammock on the porch with your name on it.
We drink purified rainwater, and we bathe with well water pumped by the sun (not heated, the showers are about 75-80 degrees). Composting toilets complete this ecologically friendly set-up. Our spacious island (13.5 acres) and comfortable facilities ensure your enjoyment without compromising the adventure of living on an undeveloped and uncrowded island. Best of all, you can stay active all day or read a book in the shade under a palm if you want. See our island amenities page for more information.
Every Adventure Island experience includes a Digital Detox. No email or text messages! Wake to the sounds of tropical birdlife. Experience a wonderful thing: Island Time.
Visit our Long Caye, Belize page for more photos and maps of the island.
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