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Belize Adventure Island at Glover's Reef

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Last updated: 01/29/2014

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  • Minimum stay:9 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

When Slickrock Adventures first moved out to Glover's Reef Atoll off the coast of Belize, our goal was to develop a facility that feels non-developed. Throughout the Caribbean there are very few facilities that are this rustic by design. On Long Caye, development means fifteen cabanas perched right on the water’s edge, a well-stocked kitchen and fantastic menu, solar-powered pumps and lighting, composting toilets, expert guides, three dozen sea kayaks, a bunch of sailboards, surf kayaks, surf boards, fishing kayaks, paddleboards, kiteboarding, a dive shop (the only thing not owned by Slickrock). There is no maid service, air conditioners or flush toilets. Your cell phone won’t work and there’s no internet access. But there is a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer, private beaches, and great people. It all represents the soft side of adventure travel - right down to the excellent chefs who cook your meal and then sit down at the table with you to dine.


Sea Kayaking: The 80-degree waters of the Caribbean create an unbeatable setting to enjoy the thrills of sea kayaking. No experience is required for this or any of our other activities. Our guides provide instruction covering a full range of kayaking techniques, including paddling strokes, rolling, and rescues. We paddle every day to nearby islands, into the lagoon, or along the reef in search of new snorkeling locations. Skimming over the neon blue water, our boats dodge patch reefs and startle spotted eagle rays, barracuda, and bonefish. We often see porpoise and sea turtles while paddling through the channels into the open sea, where we stop to snorkel from the boats.

Snorkeling: Of all the highlights of your visit to Long Caye, exploring the underwater world will be the most memorable. The pristine reefs of Belize are world-renowned, and those at Glover’s National Marine Reserve are the best in the country. In addition to 700+ patch reefs accessible by kayak, there is outstanding snorkeling on the reef wall just off our shore. The abundance and variety of sea life is astounding, and you could spend a lifetime exploring the coral formations at Glover’s Reef Belize.

Fishing: Although Slickrock’s program emphasizes kayaking, snorkeling, diving, surfing, and windsurfing, fishermen will not be disappointed! There is no need to hire a private guide, you just wade in. The fishing (catch-and-release only) is excellent just off our island; in fact Belizean fishing guides regularly bring their guests over 20 miles by boat just to fish a few feet from our shore. It is common to pull in up to a half-dozen bonefish per session. Many fishermen also spin-cast off of our dock and permit, jack, and barracuda also provide a great deal of excitement. Fishermen can fish any time they like, if you get up early or fish late in the day you won't even miss any of the other activities.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Featured on the cover of Outside magazine, our spacious island (13.5 acres) and rustic facilities ensure your comfort without compromising the adventure of living on an undeveloped and uncrowded island. You'll notice our windows on our beach huts don't have screens and we don't use mosquito netting. This is because we have a rare island in Belize where bugs really aren't a problem, and when they are present, we spray. And, best of all, a hammock with your name on it is waiting under the palms! Guests stay in two-person beach huts, perched above the surf. Each cabana has beds with custom-made air mattresses and a porch with hammocks and lounge chairs. Luggage benches and a small closet are provided and the cabins are lit with solar-powered lights. No air-conditioning is necessary since the ever-present breeze keeps the temperatures well below what they are on the mainland....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Composting toilets complete our ecologically friendly set-up. Our composting toilet building was featured on the cover of Outside Magazine! Please note the bathroom facilities at our island require a walk of at least 50 feet to the bathrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our island menu is designed to take advantage of the fresh seafood of Belize and fresh fruits and vegetables available in the local markets. Our guests rave about our food. Please visit our website to see the island menu listed meal-by-meal. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    iPod with Caribbean music in the dining hall...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Reefs

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 32 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Full cooking staff provide home-cooked, 3 meals a day...moreless

Outside

  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Every cabana has a porch overlooking the surf...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    All the very latest technology in surfboards, stand up paddleboards, sea and surf kayaks, windsurfing, kitesurfing....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    This is an island, the Caribbean Sea is our pool, it surrounds us!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
9 night min stay

$2,195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

9 night package $2,145 pp

6 night package $1,495 pp

5 night package $1,325 pp

All of our prices are per person because we are selling a package, not just a room in a hotel. Our packages include hotels on the mainland before and after the Full Week island trip, transport to and from the island, lodging on the island, 3 meals/day, unlimited beer and soda, and national park fees.


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Location

We own Long Caye at Glover's Reef, Belize; an adventure eco-resort. We never have more than 34 guests at a time. We don't use generators, therefore we don't have standard electricity. We are powered by the sun and wind with a little bit of propane thrown in to chill the beer. We don't have flush toilets or heated showers. Our cabanas sit right on the beach, very very private, very exclusive, but not fancy at all. You have to walk to your shared bathroom. No maid stops by your room, ever. At the end of the week when you leave, the boss cleans it for the next person. We have the best collection, without any competition at all, of sports gear in the country. We have expert, enthusiastic guides and we teach and guide sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayak surfing, kayak fishing, stand-up paddling, and board surfing. You can snorkel right off shore. The diving at Glover's Reef is the best in the country.

Other Activities: surf kayaking, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, kayak fishing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: Cully Erdman created Slickrock in 1977, then a small kayak school on the Colorado River. In the early 1980s he expanded to Central America (Belize) after exploring the region while assisting with adventure television shows. In 1986, Lucy Wallingford joined on as a partner, and together they developed the four Belize itineraries that they offer today.

Why the Owner Chose Belize:
Simply put, there is no place like it on earth. We've wanted to go to another place like it, just to see what it's like to be a guest. We've looked and looked, and seriously, we have not been able to find anything to compare. When the property came up for sale, we were so lucky to be able to buy it.

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
Honestly, the only way to describe it is the absolute perfect tropical getaway for those who cherish fascinating activity and connecting with nature. If you love glamour and over-the-top luxury, this isn't your place. If you love getting focused attention from skilled guides and being constantly amazed by stunning beauty, mysterious sea creatures, and thrilling water sports, while ensconced in a small bit of paradise, then this is your Shangri La.


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  • Belize Adventure Island at Glover's Reef

    Belize Adventure Island at Glover's Reef

  • Our cabanas sit right on the water's edge.

    Our cabanas sit right on the water's edge.

  • We have a great surf spot right offshore.

    We have a great surf spot right offshore.

  • We teach you to sea kayak and we paddle everyday.

    We teach you to sea kayak and we paddle everyday.

  • There's always hammock surfing!

    There's always hammock surfing!

  • We have windsurfing gear for all ability levels.

    We have windsurfing gear for all ability levels.

  • There's plenty to do when you're not out on the water.

    There's plenty to do when you're not out on the water.

  • You'll love your cabana's porch. All our cabana's have incredible views.

    You'll love your cabana's porch. All our cabana's have incredible views.

  • Because Glover's Reef is so vast and protected, you paddle to new spots daily.

    Because Glover's Reef is so vast and protected, you paddle to new spots daily.

  • The water is crystal clear. Some of the highest visibility in the Caribbean.

    The water is crystal clear. Some of the highest visibility in the Caribbean.

  • Glover's Reef has so many mysteries to discover.

    Glover's Reef has so many mysteries to discover.

  • This is the best scuba diving. Amazing and abundant coral reef environment.

    This is the best scuba diving. Amazing and abundant coral reef environment.

  • Long Caye cabana.

    Long Caye cabana.

  • Sea kayaking off Long Caye.

    Sea kayaking off Long Caye.

  • Snorkeling at 'The Aquarium', a 1 2 mile paddle.

    Snorkeling at 'The Aquarium', a 1 2 mile paddle.

  • Surf kayaking: we have the best surf in Belize.

    Surf kayaking: we have the best surf in Belize.

  • Island pathways.

    Island pathways.

  • Our sea kayaks are top-of-the-line.

    Our sea kayaks are top-of-the-line.

  • Kayaking through the surf is fun because our waves are almost always gentle.

    Kayaking through the surf is fun because our waves are almost always gentle.

  • The sunsets are world class almost every night.

    The sunsets are world class almost every night.

  • Kayaking in the protected waters of Glover's Reef.

    Kayaking in the protected waters of Glover's Reef.

  • You can snorkel right off shore. No need to have a boat take you somewhere.

    You can snorkel right off shore. No need to have a boat take you somewhere.

  • Learn to kitesurf in the best conditions, with the best gear and instructors.

    Learn to kitesurf in the best conditions, with the best gear and instructors.

  • World class sport fishing right from shore.

    World class sport fishing right from shore.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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