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We take pride in our ever-growing library. Hours on the island are spent identifying underwater creatures, or reading up on the Mayans and Belize sea kayaking techniques. This also serves as a reading list while preparing for our trip.

Our cabanas made the cover of the Belize guidebook!

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Our island was featured on the cover of the 1st edition of Lonely Planet's Belize guidebook

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Belize Moon Handbook, 2015, Lebawit Lily Girma

Lonely Planet Belize, 2013, Mara Vorhees

Hunter Travel Guides, Adventure Guide to Belize, 6th Edition, 2007, Vivien Lougheed

Cruising Guide to Belize and Mexico's Caribbean Coast, 2007, Freya Rauscher

Fodor’s Belize 2007, Sarah Sper and Christina Knight

Hidden Belize, 4th Edition, 2006, Richard Harris

Frommer’s Belize, 1st Edition, 2005, Eliot Greenspan

The Rough Guide to Belize, 3rd Edition, 2004, Peter Eltringham

Water Sport Books

Surfing Illustrated - A Visual Guide to Wave Riding, John Robison

Kiteboarding Vision, Eric Beaudonnat

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, Derik Hutchinson

The Coastal Kayakers Manual, Randel Washburne

Eskimo Rolling, Derik Hutchinson

Sea Kayak Rescue, Roger Schumann & Jan Shriner

Canoeing & Kayaking Manual, American Canoe Association, Laurie Guillion

Diving Belize, Ned Middleton

Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Belize, Franz O. Meyer

Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Belize, Mark Webster

Roatan & Honduras’ Bay Islands Diving-Snorkeling Guide, S. Collins

Scuba - Safe and Simple, John Reseck, Jr.

Down Time: Great Writers on Diving, Ed, Casey and Jim Kittrell

Padi Open Water Diver Manual


The Underwater World

Reef Coral Identification, Paul Humann

Reef Creature Identification, Paul Humann

Reef Fish Identification, Paul Humann

Reef Fish Behavior, Ned Deloach

Watching Fishes: Understanding Coral Reef Fish Behavior, R. & J. Wilson

World Atlas of Coral Reefs, Mark Spalding

Sharks: Silent Hunters of the Deep, Reader’s Digest

Guide to Marine Life: Caribbean-Bahamas-Florida, M. Snyderma

Marine Life of the Caribbean, A. Jones & N. Sefton

Belize Barrier Reef Ecosystem, New York Zoological Society

Collectible Florida Shells, R. T. Abbott

A Field Guide to the Shells, Percy Morris

A Field Guide to Shells, National Audubon Society

Florida's Fabulous Seashells and Seashore Life, Winston Williams

Echinoids of Carrie Bow Cay Belize, Porter M. Kier

Secrets of the Seas, Marvels and Mysteries of Oceans and Islands, Reader's Digest

Ocean Almanac, R. Hendrickson

Shoreline, B. Taylor

Metamorphosea, M. Aw

Dangerous Marine Creatures, Carl Edmonds, M.D.

Venomous & Toxic Marine Life of the World, P. Cunningham & P. Goetz

Exploring the Deep Frontier, S. Earle and A. Giddings

World Beneath the Sea, James Dugan

Guide to Corals and Fishes, Idaz Greenberg

Pisces Guide to Caribbean Reef Ecology, William S. Alevizon

Cephalopod Behavior, Roger Hanlon

Octopus and Squid, The Soft Intelligence, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures, Norman Meinkoth

Coral Reef Fishes, E. Lieske & R. Myers

Life in the Oceans, Norbert Wu

Let's Discover the Sea (Children's Book)

Sport Fishing

Bonefishing With a Fly, Randall Kaufmann

Practical Saltwater Fly Fishing, Mark Sosin

Fly Fishing for Bonefish, Dick Brown

McClane’s New Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and International Angling Guide, A. J. McClane

Sportsman's Guide to Game Fish, Byron Dalrymple

Fly Fishing Basics, Dave Hughes


The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, Caroline Alexander

Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe, Diana Souhami

Pirates of the Caribbean: Thieves of the Sea: Corsairs, Freebooters and Buccaneers, 1493-1700, Cruz Apestegui

The Pirates, Time Life

Over the Edge of the World, Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, Laurence Bergreen

British Honduras: The invention of a colonial territory - Mapping and Spacial Knowledge in the 19th Century, Odile

Family and People all Well... An Account of the Occurrences in the Business of Mahagany and Logwood Cutting in the Bay of Honduras in 1789, Ray Murra


Weather and Survival at Sea

Demon of the Waters - The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe, Gregory Gibson

Weather: Nature in Motion, Anne H. Oman

Earth Shock: Climate Complexity and the Force of Nature, Andrew Robinson

The Ship and the Storm, Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome, Jim Carrier

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, Erik Larson

The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger

Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea, Tami Ashcraft

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing

Fastnet, John Rousmaniere

Sailing Alone Around the World, Captain Joshua Slocum


Birds of Belize, H. Lee Jones

Birds of North America, National Geographic Society

The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide to Belize and Northern Guatemala, Les Beletsky

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and N. Central America, S. Howell

The Last Flight of the Scarlett Macaw, One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird, Bruce Barcott

A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World: The Lowlands of Mexico, Northern Guatemala, and Belize, Julian C. Lee

Adventure Travel

The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific, Paul Theroux

Sea Kayaking, Outside Magazine Adventure Travel Series, J. Hanson

We Survived Yesterday, Kayaking from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, John Reseck, Jr.

Deep Water Passage, A Spiritual Journey at Midlife, Ann Linnea

Belize and The Region

Understanding Belize, A Historical Guide, Alan Twigg

Heartdrum, Spirit Possession in Garifuna Communities of Belize, B. Foster

The Nation We are Making: Belize, Jessica Gordon Nembhard

The Making of Belize, Anne Sutherland

Food for Thought - Chronicles of Belize, Karla Heusner

Snapshots of Belize, An Anthology of Short Fiction

I, Rigoberta Menchú; An Indian Woman in Guatemala, E. Burgos-Debray

A Belizean Rain Forest, The Community Baboon Sanctuary, R. H. Horwich

Caribbean, James Michener

The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, P. Hargreaves

Life World Library, Central America, Harold Lavine

Life World Library, The West Indies, Carter Harman

Guatemala, Central America’s Living Past, Lila Perl

A Geography of Belize, Cubola Productions

Taking Stock: Belize at 25 Years of Independence, Jaime J. Awe, Candy Gonzalez, Cruzita Ken, Melanie McField & Nadia Bood

Nothing to Lose, Ray Lightburn

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The Maya

Lost Cities of the Maya, Claude Baudez and Sydney Picasso

101 Questions and Answers About The Ancient Maya of Belize, Jaime Awe

Maya Cities and Sacred Caves, a Guide to the Maya Sites of Belize, Jaime Awe

Mexico, Michael D. Coe

The Maya, Michael D. Coe

An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America: Belize Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, Joyce & Jerry Kelly

Mesoamerica's Ancient Cities: Aerial Views of Precolumbian Ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras, William M. Ferguson

Satsun: My Apprenticeship With a Maya Healer, Rosita Arvigo

Time Among the Maya, Ronald Wright

Maya Cosmos, David Freidel, Linda Schele, and Joy Parker

Tikal: A Handbook of the Ancient Mayan Ruins, William R. Coe

Warlords and Maize Men, A Guide to the Maya Sites of Belize, government publication

History Carved in Stone: A Guide to the Archaeological Park of the Ruins of Copan, William L. Fash and Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle

Popol Vuh - The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods and Kings, translated by Dennis Tedlock

Jungle Ecology and Botany

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Tropics, Marco Lambertini

Central American Jungles, D. Moser

Trees of the Caribbean, S.A. Seddon and G.W. Lennox

Mangos and More, A Rough Guide to the Local Fruit Trees and Flowers in Belize, Lisa Carne


The Bounty Trilogy: Mutiny on the Bounty, Men Against the Sea and Pitcairn’s Island, Charles Nordhoff and James Hall

Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stephenson

Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

The Cay, Theodore Taylor

Timothy of the Cay, Theodore Taylor

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

Tikal, A Novel About the Maya, Daniel Peters

A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Jimmy Buffett

A Salty Piece of Land, Jimmy Buffett

Where is Joe Merchant? Jimmy Buffett

Belize, A Novel, Carlos Ledson Miller

Belizean Blues, a Novel, Beth Fellows

Other Topics

The Stars, H. A. Rey

Oxford Atlas of the World

National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

The Yoga Bible, Christina Brow

How to Weave Hawaiian Coconut Palm Fronds, A Step-by-Step Guide, Jim Widess

Kriol-Inglish Dikshinery, Belize Kriol Project

Rise Up Singling, The Group Singing Songbook, Peter Blood and Annie Patterson


The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook, Jeffrey Isaac

Wilderness Medicine Handbook, Wilderness Medicine Institute