I grew up in a large family, and we went on lots of adventures together. Mostly we camped in the national parks of the west coast where we lived, and I remember all of those trips with a clarity far beyond most of my other childhood memories. But one trip stands out in particular, largely because of its location — the enchanted deserts of Joshua Tree National Monument.

The environment was so unlike any I’d ever encountered, everything seem touched by mystery and magic. Almost fifty years later, that one trip to the desert has left a deep, warm memory, my favorite of all my childhood memories.

So for any parents out there, consider the possibilities of a week with your kids on Adventure Island, one of the most unique and magical places they’re likely to encounter their entire life.

Our private island in Belize is the perfect family vacation destination for multisport tours. We offer special rates for kids 11 and under and we also have specialdiscount vacation packages for groups of 4 or more. If you would like to charter a trip (reserved only for your group of 18+) please request our charter policy.

Please note: kids are welcome on any trip we offer! There are no special “kids dates”.


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.