Belize travel review – Our biggest fan
Chuck and Kelly Cray joined us on the island last April with their 2 daughters ages 7 and 10. I was there are the time, and it was a really great week. My favorite trips are the ones with lots of kids because the presence of kids on the island makes everyone more playful. The guides especially love the kids because they are missing their own kids, because they are gone at home for 2 weeks at a tim
Belize 1 week itinerary
If you are planning to visit Belize, likely you have around 8 or 9 days to spend on your vacation. Most people like to do a combination of island and inland. Then they get the best of both: incredible Caribbean island with white coral sand and tall, shady palm trees coupled with deep jungle full of tropical birds, exotic flowering plants, and Mayan ruins. Our island packages to Long Caye are some
Great new Belize island video!
Glenn Boer joined us this December and he just sent a great video of his trip to our island, combined with his trip extension to nearby Guatemala. The first 3 minutes is about our island an includes the boat ride to the atoll, his cabana, paddling near the island, a kitesurfing lesson, and snorkeling with underwater footage! A fantastic montage! Thanks Glenn.
We Have to Return to the Island!
Carol Cashion and her family joined us on the island twice recently – in January of 2016 and then again a year later. Carol wrote this blog post for us about how great is it is return to the island for a second trip. All photos are by her, or by other members of her family. Thanks Carol! Top Ten Things We Loved about Going Back to the Island 1. We already had all the snorkeling gear. No shop
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to work for us?
Laia Lanaquera Donet was one of our kitesurf instructors in Belize 3 years ago. Instructing on our private island at Glover’s Reef, at times she was our only instructor and was responsible for our entire kitesurfing program. She only worked for us for one year unfortunately, because after working for us one winter, she got a permanent position as a school teacher in Spain, where she lives. W
Hermit crab shell exchange
When guests first arrive on our island in Belize, we take them on a tour. In about 45 minutes we show them everything they need to know about the island for the week: where their cabana is, where the bathrooms are, how to check out and return our sport gear, where to find the cold beer, etc. It’s my job to conduct the tour, and one of the odd things that happens every single week is I can
Island well water
There are two kind of water on our Belize island: rain water and well water. Rain water is collected on our roofs and we use it for drinking, cooking, and tooth brushing. Even though we have over 15,000 gallons of storage capacity, we conserve this water. Once we run out, that’s it until the next rainy season. Right now we are just entering peak dry season. So it’s crucial to have well
Outdoor adventures pre-kids
Taryn McLean joined us on our Belize Adventure Week outdoor adventure trip followed by an extra half-week on the island way back in January of 2008. She just wrote us to let us know that she publishes a blog called Healthy Family Defined, and she recently recapped her favorite adventure travel vacations before they started their family. Guess what: we made her top ten list! Visit her blog to read
Every once-in-awhile the island will be the host of what we will call “inclement” weather, somewhat beyond the type of weather that brings us excellent surf for kayak surfing… … or just the right wind for windsurfing. And since, for Slickrock, the number one priority on the island is safety, water activities could be canceled. If this happens, hopefully everyone has read the inform