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Lighthouse Reef Resort

Lighthouse Reef, Belize
Lighthouse Reef Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to travel to Mexico and Belize. We where not sure where to go in Belize until we heard about Half Moon Bay. The hotel is not excellent or bad, I will say is regular. But we loved the snorkeling and diving, it was fantastic. And you will be able to find better accomodations in the... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Half Moon Caye is not for the faint of heart and those expecting to be pampered at a typical all-inclusive resort. But, if you want to spend time away from it all surrounded by people passionate about their country and what it and their culture has to offer than experience Lighthouse Reef. The 2-hour boat ride can be rough but... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We recently spent 10 days on the cayes of Belize organized by Island Expeditions. The first 3 days were spent at IE's tented basecamp on Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef, then the next 7 days, we toured the Central Cayes around Tobacco Caye in a rental kayak. Lighthouse Reef was a wonderful start to the trip with extremely friendly and... More 

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Corvallis, OR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We spent a week in Belize with Island Adventures, mostly on Half Moon Caye, in January this year. It was fantastic. The staff is wonderful, especially our guides, James, Daton and Richard. The snorkeling was amazing. I was so glad I got an underwater camera before going! The accommodations are basic but comfortable and the food was delicious. Especially cool... More 

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Elko, B.C.
11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Lighthouse Reef is an idyllic island escape with amazing natural beauty and pristine coral reefs. First class snorkelling, diving and marine life. Island Expeditions has created a thoroughly enjoyable lodge on Half Moon Caye. The cabins and dining area are comfortable, non-intrusive and tasteful. The food is out of this world. The staff are motivated, knowledgeable and intent on teaching... More 

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New York City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2005

I love to scuba dive, and I have to say that the trip here was the best of my life, and not because of the blue hole-- although the sharks we saw in it were super cool (and a little scary!). Flawless dives, and absolutely nice, friendly, caring, and helpful dive staff. Accomodations were alright as well, and food was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2005

We went to LRR with 2 other couples, based on what we'd read about them on the web. Although the diving was great, as good as any in the Caymans or elsewhere in the Caribbean, the junior cabana was not very nice. If we could have, we would have upgraded. For what we paid, we did not think this resort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2004

This 15-year-old secluded resort comfortably accommodates 10-30 people with personal service to a man, great diving, and well prepared meals that include interesting local dishes well worth trying. The facilities are well maintained, although they are starting to show a little wear. The cabanas are OK, but upgrading to a suite is well worth the extra expense comfort-wise. It's more... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2004

We are novice divers but have traveled the world. This place is great. Remember, Lighthouse is about diving, not foie gras. The diving was superb. The trip organization flawless. Food so so but we weren't there for food. Accomodations in the villa were fine, freezer air conditioning. Maybe our timing was perfect, no bugs, rain, wind, etc. I will go... More 

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minneapolis, MN
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2004

Diving out of this world, but lodgings tank We stayed one week at the Lighthouse Reef Resort in Belize. We are both divers, and took advantage of the opportunity to dive 2-3 times/day. The diving was beautiful, and the divemasters were excellent. However, the lodgings and resort manager did not measure up. We stayed in a junior cabana, which was... More 

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