A tale of three Belize atolls
Melanie Mcfield is the Director of the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative and wrote this stellar article for Destination Belize Magazine, which begins by talking about Glover’s Reef. In the photo below, the three atolls of Belize, clockwise from left, are Turneffe Islands, Lighthouse Reef, Glover’s Reef. Our private island, Long Caye, is located at Glover’s Reef. Charles
Atoll or island. What is it?
Many people who contact us are confused about the difference between an atoll and an island. We own the island Long Caye, which is located at Glover’s Atoll, also called Glover’s Reef. We often hear “I want to visit your island, Glover’s Reef.” But this is incorrect. If you are also unclear as to just what an atoll is, I hope that this will help. Atolls are made of co