Long Caye at Glover’s Reef
When we first moved to Glover’s Reef in 1992 our goal was to create a facility that feels non-developed. Obviously if you build a building, that’s some level of development. But throughout the Caribbean there are very few facilities that are rustic by design
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 from, 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, email, and no flush toilets (since we are an eco-resort, we flush nothing into the sea.) But there is a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer, and we are so lucky to have one of the best Belize beaches. It’s the best in adventure travel — right down to the Belizean guides who guide you to new snorkel spots all day and then join you for dinner.
Depending on your experience, our Water Sports Center is either the cushiest camp or the most rustic resort you have seen. We keep the island in as natural a state as possible. Cabanas are perched above the surf, and the ever-present breeze keeps the temperatures well below what they are on the mainland.
Each cabana has single or double beds, a solar-powered light, and a porch with hammocks and lounge chairs. To learn more about our Belize beach huts, visit this page on our site.
Our dining hall features solar and wind-powered lights and music, butane stoves and solar refrigerators (for cold beer and soda!), and our extensive library.
We drink collected 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 rustic facilities ensure your comfort without compromising the adventure of living on an undeveloped and uncrowded island. Best of all, a hammock with your name on it is waiting under the palms. For more details on the sustainable facilities at our Belize eco resort, visit this page.
Every Adventure Island experience includes a Digital Detox. No cell phones or email! Wake to the sounds of nature and the rising Caribbean sun. You will experience a wonderful thing: Island Time.
Please visit our Long Caye page to view more photos of the island.