Huracan….Some words in Spanish translate easily into other languages. But the powerfully devastating force of nature does not translated to the tiny resort on Long Caye of Lighthouse Reef.
Simple Elegance comes to mind while I write from my spot under the palapa at the end of the front dock. Frigates circle about, dip for fish & chase one another for squatter’s rights. Ospreys chitter. Pelicans and egrets transition from sculptures to hunters in the shallows.
Breezes gently rustle the palm fronds of my palapa . Water laps sporadically at the pilings.
Huracan is an ecological resort: clean, tidy and inviting. Each room has private bath with hot water shower and clean, odorless, flushing self-composting toilet. Ceiling & floor fans make sleeping comfortable. Windows are shuttered and screened and mosquito netting drapes around the bed. Linens are plush.
Sacrifices are minimal. Water & power conservation by everyone means that there will be adequate but not unlimited hot water for showers. Linens are not changed daily. Rooms are clean & fresh, Breakfasts are generous and varied. Dinners are tasty.
The diving expertise and new, high-end equipment they offer are surpassed only by conscientious & professional practices.
The owners, Ruth & Karel live by example: Use only what you need and take care of what you have. They welcome you into their home and trust that you will enjoy and appreciate this lovely place inhabited by a couple handfuls of lovely people and three crocodiles.
Thank you to Frenchie, for safe passage; Cereal for visits & coconut water; Leon for the guided tour and great stories; Darin for entertaining humor. Thank you, too: Ron, Linda and Jennifer. Thank you, to all of you, for sharing your bit of paradise with us.
Ruth & Karel, thank you for making your dream happen. Your Huracan is, indeed, a gentle, elegant place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Huracan Diving is the only diving operation located in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll of Belize. We have a four room guest house combined with dive shop and a recently acquired private house 2 minutes' walk away on the beach, we also have a restaurant/bar. We are located only minutes away from the best diving Belize has to offer at Lighthouse Reef, Long Caye wall, Hat Caye and Half Moon wall. The famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Great Blue Hole is just a 15 minute boat ride and the Natural Monument of Half Moon caye with its bird sanctuary and lighthouse are just a 7 minute drive. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Huracan Diving Belize/Long Caye