My husband really wanted to do this and my kids enjoyed it because they got their own tent but there were 21 guests PLUS a family of maybe 10 staying in the house on the property PLUS all the guides and support staff with only 4 (COMPOSTING) toilets and 2 small pitiful showers.
That is WAY too many people sharing such a small space and NO ONE cleaned or "maintained" the toilets the time we were there. It was really nasty by the second day.
You are literally stuck on a very small bit of land as you are asked NOT to go into the adjoining property.
The guides were FANTASTIC and helpful. Food was ok but I felt like you practically had to fight for your spot and a decent amount to eat since there were so many people around and really, the cooks can only do so much and they were both great and welcoming. As vegetarians, we got the short end (as usual) on the food: Way too much canned peas and canned watery vegetables.
We had bad storms the two nights we were there and that is not fun in a tent. Forget about sleeping when you are frantically trying to pull down the tent flaps so everything isn't soaked.
IF you are adventurous and can handle this type of thing, its worth it but I wouldn't do it again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore the amazing underwater world of Glovers Reef from our comfortable safari-style camp on the furthest reaches of the Belize reef system. This low impact facility is designed to be a comfortable base to explore the amazing setting, but to have a minimal impact to this tropical island-treasure. Our amazing guides will teach you the wonders of sea kayaking and snorkeling, while our resident marine biologist will teach you about the surrounding marine ecology. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glovers Reef Basecamp Belize/Glovers Reef Atoll