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What’s So Special About Adventure Island?
Q: How does your Adventure Island resort compare to a resort like Turtle Inn (in Placencia) or Captain Morgan’s (on Ambergris Caye)? That is actually a very easy question to answer, because those places are so completely different from our resort, that many of our guests prefer a facility like ours, and comment their friends would only like an upscale property like the Turtle Inn. Turtle Inn and Captain Morgan’s are high end and very very nice, but what one would call a standard 4-star resort. You will find similar places in Florida and other Caribbean islands. Each of those are one of the higher end places in a huge resort area, where a short walk would bring you to dozens of other resorts, and up to 2,000 other visitors at a time.
Our place is the premier Belize eco-resort. We have our own island and we do not have more than 38 guests at a time. We don’t use generators, therefore we don’t have standard electricity. We are powered by the sun and wind with a little bit of propane to cook the food. We don’t have private bathrooms or flush toilets. What we focus on is the sport experience, not the lodging. We have looked all over the world for a place comparable to ours and we can’t find one (because we want to go on vacation ourselves.) Ours is a unique location with a one-of-a-kind adventure sport program.
Our cabanas sit right on the beach and are very very private, very exclusive, but not what you would call “fancy”. No maid stops by your room, ever. At the end of the week when you leave, the boss cleans it for the next person. It’s your home, plain and simple, and you won’t want to leave. We have the best collection of sports gear in the country, without any competition at all. We have expert, enthusiastic guides that teach and guide sea kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayak surfing, kayak fishing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and board surfing. Plus, this is one of the only spots in Belize where you can do shore snorkeling.The diving at Glover’s Reef is the best in the country. At either of the other resorts mentioned above, all snorkeling must be accessed by boats. Our place is really remote, the underwater world is pristine. We have the only surf break in the country not breaking on live coral, so we have surfing too. It’s basic, and incredibly beautiful, but it’s not for everyone. If you come from a camping background, you would call our place “cushy”, but if you are new to adventure travel, you will call it “rustic”.
Several of our guests come back year after year. Every week we hear from our guests that this has been the best vacation of their lives.
We always get rave reviews about our Belize cuisine
, which is organic and locally produced wherever possible. The fresh fish are purchased weekly from Belizean fishermen (not commercial trawler nets), fruits are from the tree to the island within days, as are the vegetables from soil to boil within days.
It is buffet-style and not overly fancy, but you will certainly not go hungry during your stay. Key lime pie on Friday night is a regular favourite.