Chose to return to Belize to celebrate my 50th birthday and, wanting someplace with easy access for snorkeling (and a reputation for healthy coral), decided on Off the Wall. Jim and Kendra have done a great job creating a warm, inviting, friendly spot - from their interactions with the guests to catering to pretty much whatever activities you want, they are available to help you out. Also can't say enough about every member of the staff - the whole operation will feel like family to you by weeks end. The food - given the limitations of where they're at - is exceptionally good. The rooms are comfortable and facilities great - but be sure you know what you're getting into, things are pretty primitive by resort standards (which was A-ok with us). We definitely appreciated the environmentally conscious aspect of the whole resort. As for the snorkeling, it was very good. We had some somewhat challenging conditions for a few days but still always found someplace fun to go. The spots in the channel between Long and Middle Caye are especially nice, and, should conditions allow, the outer (Caribbean facing) side of the island has some especially nice coral before you reach the wall itself - added bonus, you can just walk in to these spots from your room. The other guests were diving and had nothing but praise for their outings. Speaking of the other guests, they were exceptionally nice people and we really enjoyed our time with them, a comment, I guess, on what Jim, Kendra and OTW have created. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Off The Wall Dive Center is situated on a private island in the turquoise waters of Glover's Atoll. We are a small Eco-friendly, PADI 5 star Dive Center and Resort and offer Scuba Courses, Whale Shark trips and the best diving, snorkeling and fly-fishing in Belize, as well as kayaking and stand up paddling. Or, just come to relax and enjoy our white, sandy beaches and idealistic setting for getting away from it all. Our packages include Saturday boat transportation to and from our island, 7 nights accommodations in charming, ocean front cabanas, and all your meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Off The Wall Dive Hotel Glovers Reef Atoll
- Off The Wall Dive Center And Resort