It’s a lot of work owning an island!
Everyone who comes to our island marvels at how beautiful and idyllic the white sand beaches and palm trees appear, yet few people realize what a huge job it is to create these beach areas from the raw island land we start with. Bit by bit over the years we have cleared areas to create the wide expanses of clear beach area under the palms. Here are a two photos of an area we recently completed, no
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
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
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