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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 14, 2013

On Glover’s Reef, once is never enough

by guest blogger Katherine Forbes 20 years ago, my sister Lisa and I travelled with Slickrock Adventures after learning about a sea kayaking adventure from a tiny ad in Outside Magazine.  At that time Slickrock was a much smaller operation leasing Northeast Caye as their destination island.  Lucy was our head guide, Elmo and John were her assistant guides, also our fishermen and cooks.  Our sma

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 26, 2013

Family-friendly

It comes as no surprise to us that Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide publisher, gave Belize first position in its recent list of Five Family-Friendly Destinations You Might Not Have Thought About. Adventure Island on Glover’s Reef in Belize is the perfect destination for a once-in-a-lifetime family-centered vacation. We offer special rates for kids 11 and under and we

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 7, 2012

Kitchen palapa upgrade and expansion

Every November, in preparation for the coming season, Cully and crew haul boat loads of materials and equipment out to the island for the annual build-a-thon. This is when they perform annual maintenance, repair storm damage to buildings, and expand on or add to the ever-growing menagerie of structures that comprise the Adventure Island eco resort. This year’s renovations included a major ov

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on August 29, 2012

Our eco resort relies on cutting edge technology

Watch this clip of our guide Charlie Woodward explaining to some guests how our composting toilet system works and how the technology is being employed in more and more locations across the US. Click here to watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfvYpNa2fzM

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 17, 2012

Number one resort on Glover’s Reef

Within the travel business, Trip Advisor, the travel recommendation site, is widely considered the most significant of the bunch. Travelers trust the user rankings and reviews for their honesty and integrity.  After many years on Trip Advisor, we are proud to announce that today we became ranked as the number one resort on Glover’s Reef. Below is a recent review one of our guests wrote afte

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 15, 2012

Appropriate technology on Adventure Island

The  Slickrock water sports resort at Long Caye, Belize  is an impressive example of appropriate technology in action! The island is 35 miles off shore, outside the barrier reef. People live simply here, but they have quite an array of comforts. Each cabana has a solar-powered light. The cabanas are oriented toward the trade winds for natural cooling breezes — no  AC here! — and no

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on February 15, 2012

Belize leading move toward sustainable tourism

As tropical resorts go, our Adventure Island on Long Caye occupies a rather unique niche in the travel industry because it is so remote, unpopulated and has been developed in such a low-impact, eco-friendly way. But it turns out we’re not alone — the Belize tourism industry as a whole is at the leading edge of what is now being called the move toward a more “sustainable tourism.&

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 6, 2011

The epitome of ecotourism

The other day someone at the office mentioned the term “ecotourism” and a debate ensued as to what exactly that term means now-a-days. So I decided to look it up on Wikipedia and was surprised to find that the description fit Adventure Island to a “T”. Ecotourism is responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strive to be low impact and (often

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