AVOID GLOVER’S GUEST HOUSE- stay at Hopkins, etc and get a taxi in the morning. Guest house is rundown and not worth it. Also, no store in Sittee River! Buy food and water supplies elsewhere like Hopkins or Dangriga.
STAFF: Casually helpful - but not exactly friendly, a bit quirky. I heard Allison is great scuba instructor and Brian is fun. Becky is owner, Warren her son and boat captain.
THE BOAT: be prepared to sit outside in rain or shine. The boat is full of luggage, food supplies, etc and has limited inside space. Boat ride is 3 + hours long. You help load and unload boat.
ARRIVAL: You pay a CASH per person fee of $15USD for “national park fee” and $12.50USD for fishing. You are given a short tour, a handout and then left on your own.
COST: All cost per person! Less expensive than other resorts around area but little is provided for you. There are add on costs in end too if you pay by credit card.
CABANAS: Are assigned to you when you arrive. Some kitchenware provided, such as pots and pans, some dishes, silverware, a butane stove, a kerosene lantern, some plastic bowls for dishes, bucket for garbage, a bed with sheets, hammock(s) inside, some lounging chairs for outside. Expect some items to be in partial working order and or slightly broken. Cabanas on north side are closer to bathrooms and kitchen. See sea life and fish from your cabana! Fireworms sparkle bioluminescence in the waters at night, do not touch as the hurt! ALSO- Cabanas are not air tight so expect wind and rain to penetrate it.
KITCHEN: Meals are available though pricey. Fried fish dominates dishes, portions are large, you will get a protein, starch, veggie, fruit juice and a dessert at dinner at the end of your meal. “French” bread and banana bread mostly available upon request day before. You can also order fresh fish the morning of to cook on your own. Also, 5 gallon water, Belikin beer, Coke, Sprite and bottle of rum available for purchase. *note- water can run out.
SNORKELLING/DIVING/FISHING: Can all be done with extra costs. You can rent kayaks there and get other gear that you need. Diving lessons and certification can be provided for extra costs.
THE ISLAND: A 10-acre island, no other inhabitants than Glover’s Atoll Resort (other resorts are on other islands). See iguanas, tons of hermit crabs, crabs, spiders, sand fleas, mosquitoes, about 4 dogs and 2 cats.
TOILETS: 4 are on island. Eco toilets, no tp allowed in hole, only waste and coconut fibers. TP is provided but bring extra in case island runs out.
WATER: Sinks and showers are non-filtered and not-fresh well water.
*For an interesting late night experience visit the garbage dump at night and see the thousands of loud hermit crabs that create a scene worthy of horror movie creepiness!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Lodge, a Private island lodge located on Glover's Reef.We also have over the water cabins, thatch beach cabins, dorms and camping. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glover`s Atoll Hotel Glovers Reef Atoll
- Glovers Atoll Hotel
- Glovers Atoll Belize City