One poster wrote that "you wouldn't want to get voted off this island". I'm laughing because I now know which guide they must have had!
Absolutely A-One scheduling and organization. The only thing better than the snorkelling was the staff who were, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, amazing people; funny, entertaining, knowledgeable, helpful and professional to a fault.
You don't have to be a skilled kayaker or snorkeler to completely enjoy yourself with Island Expeditions and their Glover's Reef camp; they can (and did) make anyone feel competent and able at all aspects of their trip. From the zip-lining in the jungle to the River of Caves tubing (done with a very well selected sub-contractor whose employee/guide was every bit as good) to the trip out to the reef and subsequent base-camping we had an absolute blast. Our fellow guests helped make the trip one to remember forever and even the hotel (Biltmore in Belize City) went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating.
Cudos to Island Expeditions for putting this together, selecting and hiring the right people, and fine-tuning their logistics to what seemed to be split-second timing. Well worth the price of admission; don't be afraid of a "generation gap".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore the amazing underwater world of Glovers Reef from our comfortable safari-style camp on the furthest reaches of the Belize reef system. This low impact facility is designed to be a comfortable base to explore the amazing setting, but to have a minimal impact to this tropical island-treasure. Our amazing guides will teach you the wonders of sea kayaking and snorkeling, while our resident marine biologist will teach you about the surrounding marine ecology. ... more less