If you’re heading to Belize and you google the phrase “all inclusive” searching for the perfect, care-free vacation package, you’ll have a wide variety to choose from. And you’ll find that the phrase, “all inclusive” has just as wide a variety of interpretations depending on the provider.

We take pride in how strictly we interpret the meaning of that phrase. With Slickrock, “all inclusive” means once you arrive at the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City, you can just put your wallet away. You won’t need it. Before arriving in Belize you will have already purchased your airfare, and once on the ground you will pay for your taxi to the hotel. Perhaps there might also be a few last minute things you will want to purchase in Belize City before we take you out to our island. But after that, most of our guests find they never need to think about money again until their vacation is over. Our packages include:

    • Hotel and island accommodations listed in itinerary
        • Full Week: First (Friday or Tuesday) and last night (Saturday or Wednesday) at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City, Saturday – Friday or Wednesday – Tuesday = 7 nights on our private island.
        • First Half: First (Friday) and last night (Wednesday) at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City, Saturday – Tuesday = 4 nights on our private island.
        • Second Half: First (Tuesday) and last night (Saturday) at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City, Wednesday – Friday = 3 nights on our private island.
    • Cabanas include linens, mattresses, pillows, and blankets
    • Three meals a day, from dinner day one and lunch on last day 
        • Full Week: 2 restaurant meals in Belize City before going out to the island, then lunch Day 2 – lunch Day 9 on the island. See our island menu.
        • First Half: 2 restaurant meals in Belize City before going out to the island, then lunch Saturday – lunch Wednesday on the island. See our island menu.
        • Second Half: 2 restaurant meals in Belize City before going out to the island, then lunch Wednesday – lunch Saturday on the island. See our island menu.
    • Cold beer, soda, juice, and water on the island (There is no bar on the island; other alcoholic beverages to take out to the island are available in Belize City before we depart.)
    • Transport to and from the island: Our boat Batfish takes us to and fro! A very comfortable, fully-covered ride. Forty-one feet long with triple engines, this is the most reliable and comfortable launch servicing any resort at Glover’s Reef.
    • All kayaks, windsurfers, surf kayaks, surf boards, and accessories (See our island sports equipment page for complete list of our gear.)
    • Sports instruction (See individual sports pages for complete details on each sport.)
    • Daily guided activities, all day long 
    • Fishing license fees for fishermen (See our Belize fishing page for more info.)
    • Three to eight staff available 24/7, depending on group size
    • Glover’s park entrance fees, sales and hotel taxes; all other fees
    • Slickrock T-shirt

All inclusive resorts make travel easy. There’s no stress when traveling with us, we take care of everything. Our all inclusive Belize packages are comprehensive, there are no hidden costs, so it’s easy to stay within your budget. The quality of your trip matters to us, too. We spare no effort or expense in providing our guests with first-class amenities and logistics, for one set price.

Our Adventure Island package is all-inclusive, meaning that from the time you step out of your taxi at the Biltmore Hotel until we return you to the hotel a week later, everything is provided — with one exception: liquor. We have a refrigerator in which we provide as much beer as a guest might want, but due to the limited amount of electricity available from our solar arrays and wind turbine, we don’t provide ice and therefore, we don’t have a bar.

But the night before departing for the island, before dinner and after the orientation with your guide, guests stop off at a store in Belize City, where individuals can make last minute purchases of items they may have forgot to bring and their own personal stash of liquor, if they choose. And one of the perennial favorites is a local Belizian drink called 1 Barrel Rum.

Here’s what Men’s Journal had to say about it: “The uncommon rum worth seeking out is Travellers 1 Barrel. Made at a small distillery in Belize, it boasts a memorable flavor that’s slightly sweet, slightly nutty, with something unexpected hidden in the lower layers. Tobacco? Coffee? Maybe it’s the suggestion of those flavors, but 1 Barrel is ideal served up with dessert.”

And for guests who visited the island and developed a taste for it, the good news is that 1 Barrel is available in the good ‘ol USA.

Belize family vacation

I talk to a lot of parents looking for that perfect Belize family vacation. What are parents searching for when they start to plan a vacation with their kids?

They want their kids:
1 – to be safe
2 – to learn new things
3 – to experience new cultures
4 – to have fun
5 – to make new friends
6 – And also they want some time to be on vacation themselves, so supervising their kids 24/7 might not be exactly what they are looking for.

Our Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef private island trip provides all of that, and a lot more. Because it’s a private island, your kids are safe. We know everyone on the island at all times. They still need supervision, because it IS an island surrounded by water, but adults can trade off on that, or we can help you hire a babysitter.

Because you can snorkel right off of our shore, your kids won’t be subjected to long boat rides. And when your kids feel like they are done, you can simply turn around, we don’t go very far from the island most days because all of our snorkeling is right there near the island.

Hermit crab in BelizeKids learn a LOT, and for that matter so do adults. Not only the sports: sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayak surfing, sport fishing, kayak fishing, paddleboarding, and board surfing. But also fish identification, Mayan history, everything you ever wanted to know about coconuts, urchins and starfish at low tide walk, coral reef biology, shore birding, and hermit crab biology are just a few of the subjects that are part of daily life on our island.

And new cultures! Your kids will become best friends with our staff, and we have quite an international crew: Belizean Mayans, Belizean Garifuna, Belizean Creoles, plus Americans, Canadians, and Brits.

Belize coconut drinkThey will undoubtedly make new friends, everyone does on our trips. Age doesn’t matter. When you are learning to climb back up into a kayak after swimming away from it, the shared challenge creates friends for life. And boy is it fun!

Visit our all inclusive family vacation page for more info on kids on our island and hiring a babysitter.