This is a fantastic resort. My son and I stayed 8 days diving and this place was awesome! The owner, Eddie, takes a personnel interest in his guests as does all of his employees. He met us at the airport, transported us to a waiting, very large two engine boat for a short ride to the resort on Glovers Atoll...he even dove with us!
We stayed in a cabana on the beach, just feet away from the water. Eddie has recently found an effective way to rid the island of sand fleas. we went the entire stay without one bite. The cabana was very comfortable with an AC unit that was instant and cold. The cabana was cleaned each day. Linens and towels were replaced daily.
The food was to die for...all meals were fresh cooked and prepared with loving care. Any and all requests for seconds or something special were always met with a "no problem!" We had lobsters, fresh local fish and veggies along with homemade breads. The food was served in the dining room, sit down atmosphere. It was always warm and tastey.
Now to the reason were went to Glovers Atoll and this resort in particular. We dove 3 times per day, always at a different site within 15 minutes of the resort. The water was 86 degrees with visability of 100+ft. Full of colorful exotic marine life. Our dive guide, Rebecca, was always full of energy and eager to point out creatures big and small. She really enjoyed the guests and it showed. She is an instructor so we took a few Advanced Padi courses from her.
All thing considered the only negative I can cite about the trip was the actual amount of time it took to get there from the west coast...6 hours flying took 18 hours in total due to layovers and connections...But it was well worth it!
while this place is no "Hyatt w/Hyatt prices"...but if you want great food, fantastic diving and lots of personal attention, Isla Marisol is the place to go. It was eveident during our stay that improvements are constantly being made by Eddie and his staff. In my opinion, this resort will soon become a "premier", must see place to visit while in Belize.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Isla Marisol Resort lies on a pristine, secluded palm-studded island on Glover's Reef Atoll (a UN World Heritage site) in Belize. Of the five inhabited island on Glover's Reef, Isla Marisol is the only one offering private en-suite bathrooms, fresh water showers, hot and cold water, air conditioning, and daily housekeeping service. Isla Marisol Resort also offers frosty cold libations at our infamous "over the water" bar and phenomenal Belizean style food in our dining room. Incredible watersports are just a stone's throw from the resort, with most diving and snorkeling sites just 5-15 minutes from the island. All ages and experience welcome! Anglers can hit the "grand-slam" from their front porch, with World class fly fishing for tarpon, permit, and bonefish, quite literally at our door step. Daily deep sea fishing trips for Wahoo, Kingfish, Marlin, and a host of other fun fish, depart from Isla Marisol daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Isla Marisol Hotel Glovers Reef Atoll
- Isla Marisol Dangriga