Long Caye at Glover’s Reef
We first moved from Placencia, Belize out to Glover’s Reef Atoll in 1992. Our kayak adventure out of Placencia was run like a river trip, kayaking from island to island, camping out, and cooking over an open fire. We wanted a little more permanence on the island, but our goal was to create a facility that feels non-developed. Obviously when you build a building, that is development. But we created a resort that is exactly where WE would want to go on vacation … five star camping!
On Long Caye, development means sixteen cabanas, a well-stocked kitchen, solar-powered water pumps, a composting toilet, a hammock palapa, a dock just for watching the surfers as well as the sunrise, three dozen sea kayaks, a bunch of sailboards, surf boards, and surf kayaks, a kitesurf center, and a dive shop (the only thing not owned by Slickrock).
There is no air conditioning, maid service, wifi or cell phone service, and no flush toilets (since we only offer eco tours in Belize, we make sure we flush nothing into the sea.) But there is a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer, and your cabana sits just feet from the Caribbean Sea. It’s the best in adventure travel — right down to the fabulous Belizean guides who teach you to surf all day and then sit down with you for dinner.
Depending on your past experience, our island facility is either the most comfortable camp or the most rustic resort you have encountered. We maintain the island in as natural a state as possible, and there is no standard electricity or plumbing. Think Swiss Family Robinson, or Gilligan’s Island. Every cabana is right on the shore and the tropical breezes keep the temperature well below what they register on the mainland (see Belize temperature). This all adds up to one of the best beach resorts in Belize.
Each cabana has single or double beds, a solar-powered light, and a porch with hammocks and lounge chairs (see the island accommodations page for more photos and information).
Our dining hall features solar and wind-powered lights and music, propane stoves and solar-powered refrigerators to chill our water, beer, soda, and wine… as well as our extensive library.
We drink filtered rainwater, and we bathe with well water pumped by the sun (not heated, the showers are about 75 degrees). Composting toilets complete this ecologically friendly set-up. Our spacious island (13.5 acres) and idyllic facilities ensure your comfort without compromising the adventure of living on an undeveloped and uncrowded island. Best of all, there is a hammock waiting for you under the palms. See our island facilities page for more detail.
Every Adventure Island experience includes a Digital Detox. No phone calls or Facebook! Wake to the sounds of nature. You will experience a wonderful thing: Island Time.
Visit our private island page for more photos and maps of the island.
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