CaptureWe’re proud to announce that Trip Advisor, the prominent travel recommendation site, has awarded Slickrock Adventures a Certificate of Excellence, placing us in the top 10% of travel destinations. One hundred past guests have written reviews of their experiences with us (all glowing, of course) such as our most recent review by a couple who visited us in April:

Why did we choose Glover’s Reef Atoll with Slickrock?
We were looking for a snorkel/kayak vacation and learned that the Barrier Reef in Belize was unmatched. We researched all of the available options and when we ran across Slickrock we were delighted because they offered not only snorkeling and kayaking, but windsurfing, kite sailing, surf kayaking, surfing, fishing, world class diving, SUP, and more! And all on a private island in the middle of the Caribbean!

Why would we go back to Slickrock?
The experience exceeded our expectations on every level. The activities, the guides, the hosts, the cooks, the entire staff, and the experience were top notch. The snorkeling was the best we’ve ever experienced with octopus, eels, lobster, and the most abundant and beautiful fish we’ve ever seen. \

The trip was as personalized or group oriented as you chose. What we most enjoyed was that we could try anything we wanted, for as long as we wanted, get help if we wanted, refine it on our own if we wanted, be with the group if we wanted, have a personal activity if we wanted. The selection of activities and the pace were ours to choose. We would highly recommend this trip to all of our adventurous friends. The guides are excellent on and off the water. They are knowledgeable about the equipment, safety, instruction, marine life, history, geology, ecology, etc. The couldn’t have done more to make sure we were well taken care of. The cooks prepared a wide variety of local favorites that were excellent and fresh. The cabanas are basic, with a beautiful setting on the water’s edge. However, we spent almost no time at the cabana as we were always in/on the water. The trip was worth every penny and we’d do it again in a heart beat!

(Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple.)

Thanks to whoever wrote this great review on Trip Advisor, which returned us to the #1 ranked Belize resort on Glover’s Reef:

I took the Belize Adventure Week trip in April and had an absolutely great time. Half of the trip is inland at the mountain region (Cayo District) Hikers in Belizeand the other half is at Slickrock’s private Island. I traveled solo but never felt alone. Our group was small, just 4 guests, but with us was one of the Island guides as well as the designated guide for the trip, Neri.

Neri was a such a great guide, making sure everyone was having a good time, safe, and well informed about the area and about the various activities.

On the inland portion, we stayed at the Windy Hill Resort which was really nice. The food was very good and when there, you pretty much got to choose from anything on the menu. Alcohol is not included at the Resort but Slickrock keeps a cooler full of beer and other refreshments so you are never really in need. It was great to actually have real bottled coke during the trip, as they still do glass bottle recycling in Belize. The trip to Takal was great but I wish we had the opportunity to spend more time there as it is a massive complex.

The island portion of the trip was just as good as the inland portion. No hot running water but I didn’t miss it as the water that is stored for the showers never felt cold, as it is housed in the sun to warm up. On the Island, those of us who were travelling single got assigned our own cabanas, which as you can see from the brochures are directly on the water’s edge. Every cabana has a great view. The food was great and plentiful on the Island and they have a huge cooler full of beer and other drinks that you take whenever you’re thirsty.

MJ is one of the guides that we met on the Island and in 30 minutes he taught me more about Windsurfing that I ever learned before at any of the other resorts I stayed at. Belize resortsI was actually up on the board and surfing in about an hour’s time. It felt great to actually stay up on the board and make turns after failing so badly during my previous attempts at other resorts.

Since safety is a concern they don’t let anyone go out into the ocean without a safety buddy; however, each day there are multiple scheduled group activities, led by a guide. So if you are travelling alone you just pick an activity that interests you. Or you can just chill and do some hammock surfing or watch the kayak surfing wipeouts from the deck with an ice cold beer. Kayak surfing was a blast, even when I was wiping-out.

I am already trying to plan my return to the Island, as I’d like to stay for the full week; I just wish the air fare to Belize was not so expensive.

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 after returning from a week on our island:

“Best Family Vacation Ever”
Reviewed April 3, 2012
We just returned from the 9 day vacation at Glover’s Reef on Slickrock’s private island. My husband and I travelled with our two sons, ages 10 and 13. To put it simply the week was magical! All four of us had a phenomenal time. Our guide, Marc, took excellent care of us the entire time. We got to enjoy a variety of activities and we all learned something new. The evening lectures were both kid and adult friendly. The food was delicious. The beachfront cabanas, more than we imagined. Even the composting toilets, that scared me a bit at first, were clean and functioned great (no smell, incredible!). We highly recommend this trip to any active family that enjoys the great outdoors. It doesn’t get any better!