We went at the start of April, with my two boys, 8 and 10. The island is beautiful, turquoise waters surrounding it, cute little bungalows over the water. There's also the option of beach huts and a dorm room. We were in one of the over the water bungalows. It was roomy: a double bed and set of bunk beds. Had a propane cooktop, table and chairs, a couple hammocks, and an outer porch. Well equipped with dishware. Nurse sharks and rays would swim around our bungalow, it was great! We found the staff to be friendly and welcoming. Wi-fi is available for a fee in the main restaurant, and you can also recharge whatever stuff you need to (they have a generator running there, the rest of the island is no electricity). Twice weekly, you could purchase fresh baked banana bread and french bread, which was a nice treat.
It isn't the ideal vacation for everyone. There's compost toilets and outdoor showers in the middle of the island, and you have to lug buckets of water if you want to wash up your dishes etc at your bungalow. Kerosene lamps to use at night. Very basic, more like camping style: 'resort' isn't the best choice of names. However if you don't mind the basics, then it's a great choice. There was always a nice breeze, so we were never hot without a fan (actually, I could have used a sweater), and the beds were comfortable. We got a fishing permit (I think it was about $10), so we'd go outside of the 1 mile zone where we could catch and keep, and caught fish and conch pretty much every day. We brought most of our own food, so only ate at the restaurant once: it was very good food when we ate there, but we were on a budget, so preferred cooking most of the time.
The kids really loved it, and there were several other families there, so they had fun with the other kids. We would definitely go back, and stay longer (we were there for a week), but would stock up better at the grocery store, and would rent one of the coolers (we didn't bother, as we hadn't known in advance that we could rent one, thought we had to bring one along, so didn't bring any perishables).
- Also Known As:
- Glover`s Atoll Hotel Glovers Reef Atoll
- Glovers Atoll Hotel
- Glovers Atoll Belize City
- Glover's Atoll Resort Belize/Glovers Reef Atoll