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Adventure Island - Glover's Atoll Long Caye Resort

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Adventure Island at Glover's Reef

Adventure Island at

Glover's Reef

 

Fri/ Tue start; 9, 6, or 5 nights

$2250 pp, full week; all-inclusive

$1565 pp, 1st half; all-inclusive

$1395 pp, 2nd half; all-inclusive

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When Slickrock first moved out to Glover's Reef Atoll in 1992 our goal was to develop an island resort in Belize 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 this rustic by design, or that offer this many activities just outside your room.

 

 

 

 

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Long Caye at Glover's Reef

Don't expect a traditional hotel on our private island. On Long Caye development means sixteen cabanas on the beach, a well-stocked kitchen, solar-powered water pumps, a composting toilet, three dozen sea kayaks, a bunch of sailboards, surf boards, fishing kayaks, and surf kayaks, and a dive shop (the only thing not owned by Slickrock). There is no maid service or internet, and there are no air conditioners or flush toilets. But there is a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer. It all represents the best side of adventure travel - right down to the Belizean guides who guide you to new snorkel spots all day and then join you for dinner.

 

Related blog post: Islands on the atoll: Nothing stays the same

 

Looking east at Long Caye, the famous dive site, "The Wall" is visible in the lower left corner. The other side of the atoll, 6.5 miles away, is visible in the top of the photo.

 

Want to see more photos of our island accommodations? Visit that page for more images.

Cabana on the beach in Belize.Q: How does your Adventure Island resort compare to Turtle Inn (in Placencia) or Captain Morgans (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 Morgans 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 2000 other visitors at a time.

Our place is an adventure eco-resort. We have our own island and we never 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.Belize beach cabana

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, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayak surfing, kayak fishing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, and board surfing.




Belize snorkelingPlus, you can snorkel right off shore.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"... if you are new to adventure travel, you will call it "rustic". Our guests come back year after year. Every week we hear from our guests that this has been the best vacation of their lives. And our food is fantastic too!

 

Don't hesitate to give us a call: (800) 390-5715, or send us an email: slickrock@slickrock.com.

We've been working in Belize since 1986 and would love to hear from you.

 

Sea kayaking off Long Caye, Glover's Reef, Belize

Belize Water Sport Center

We focus on adventure sports. Our Belize water sports center features all of the sports toys anyone could want!

 

This Caribbean private island is unique in that you can snorkel right off shore. Most islands require a boat ride to get to snorkeling spots. Vixit our Belize snorkeling page to see more about what you see while snorkeling.

 

 

 

 

 

To see more about what we do each day, visit our Typical Day on the Island page.

 

Our boat, Batfish, parked at our house in Belize City

 

Transport to the Island

Our private charter boat, Batfish, goes to the island from our private dock in Belize City (pictured at right) each Wednesday and Saturday. The cost of the charter is included in the all-inclusive package cost. To see a list of everything that is included, and to read more about the crossing to the island, visit our Glover's Reef Additional Information page.

 

 

 

 

 

Long Caye at Glover's Reef island map

 

Map of Slickrock's facility on Long Caye, Belize

 

Long Caye location (type this into Google Earth): 16.75559,-87.77957

 

Long Caye at Glover's Reef

There is No Substitute for Having Your Own Island

Long Caye at Glover's Reef, Belize rivals Half Moon Caye in beauty and is much less visited. When traveling all the way to Caribbean islands....make the extra effort to visit the most beautiful and remote island in the country. Long Caye is just a drop in the ocean. Other Belize resorts cannot compete with our location. We have the ultimate spot for Belize adventure travel AND PADI dive courses. Our Belize FAQ page answers specific questions about our Belize packages based on our Caribbean island.

Long Cayes surf spot just behind the island

Looking for a surf trip?

You can see our surf break in the photo at left. No other company offers surfing in Belize.

 

Perched on the brink of the continental shelf, our island base of Long Caye lies on the slender coral ring of Glover's Reef, an atoll 35 miles offshore from Dangriga, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.