Cayes & Atolls
The Belize has the longest reef in the Western hemisphere. Spreading over 322 km, it offers a myriad of islands, islets and atolls. Some sites have been registered in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Those islands or islets called Cayes in Belize can be private and inhabited. Some big groups in the luxury hotel industry seized this opportunity to build dream resorts there.
The biggest and most famous Cayes are Ambergis Caye and Caye Caulker.
Scuba-diving, snorkeling, fishing, recreational sailing, sea-kayaking : it’s up to you to choose your activities.
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize.
It is approximately 40 km long and 1.6 km wide.
The island stretches along the Belize Barrier Reef to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
The town of San Pedro is located on the southern part.
The northern part is still quite wild and offers an abundance of birds and other animals.
The preferred means of transport is by golf cart or bicycle.
It is an ideal base for many water activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
Other activities include water sports, bird watching, fishing and (highly recommended) lounging.
‘La Isla Bonita’ of Madonna is without a doubt a paradise where life flows smoothly under the shade of coconut trees.
Caye Caulker is located between the continent and Ambregris Caye.
It is the perfect place for a therapy made of quietness and lobsters. This former den of pirates is now a colorful village living in tune with the rythmn of the tropics. A gentle atmosphere reigns over the place. You will walk around barefoot in the sand.
Caye Caulker is small, being 7 km long and barely 600 meters large.
Its motto no SHIRT, no SHOES, no PROBLEMS can only incite you to stay.
The island offers all sorts of nautical sports, such as : traditional free diving, scuba-diving and observing manatees, turtles and nurse sharks.
There are no cars on this small island, only golf carts, bikes and pedestrians. You will forget the time and time will forget you.
Caye Caulker, split in two by a cyclone, offers must-see attractions with, at the South, The Split, ideal for swimming and meeting Belizeans, and at the North, the Koko King and its white sand beaches.
#HALF MOON CAYE
Half Moon Caye rises less than 3 meters above sea level and is located at the Southern extremity of the Lighthouse Reef atoll (approximately 80km South-East from Belize City).
It is the coral atoll that is the most remote from the coast.
This island is considered as one of the first nature reserves of the country. It’s an exceptional location surrounded by a magnificent reef home to an important bird reserve (it is the nesting site for sula-sulas).
Furthermore, the loggerhead turtle and the hawksbill turtle are an integral part of the wildlife on this small land.
This lost plot of land, unique in the world, will stick in your memory for a long time.
#SOUTH WATER CAYE
Thirty minutes away from Dangriga, come and discover South Water Caye.
A small island isolated from the barrier reef, it is covered in white sand, tropical flowers and coconut trees.
Its clear waters can only make you dreamy. You will embrace your desire of paradise while lying on a hammock or swimming among multicolored fish.
Divers will not be forgotten as they will enjoy an exceptional playground.
Don’t hesitate anymore, come and dive with us.
Tobacco Caye, a small island covered in palm trees, is blessed with excellent beaches. Its turquoise waters and its shallow reef will open the doors to paradise for you.
Located on the Belizean barrier reef at 16 km off the coast, Tobacco Caye can pride itself on having more than 20 diving sites ranked among the best in the country.
So why wait, come play Robinson with us.
Learn to know the two dozen of people living here.
Enjoy its unique hotel and its pretty, colorful cabanas.
Dive into the sea to discover its coral garden and enjoy a visit from your neighbors, the stingrays.
Whether it is by sipping a homemade cocktail in a hammock or by swimming at the heart of a turquoise sea, you will easily reach happiness.
#ATOLL LIGHTHOUSE REEF & GREAT BLUE HOLE
The Lighthouse Reef Atoll is located approximately at 80 km South-East of Belize City, it is thus the most eastern of all the atolls.
A sandy reserve that is 35 km long and 8 km wide, our atoll is rich with wildlife (birds, turtles and fish).
It is at the heart of this atoll that you can find the famous Great Blue Hole which was put under the spotlight by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Since 1971, this site was ranked among the ten best diving sites on the planet.
With a diameter of 300 m and a depth of 125 m, it is a stunning show. This former cave that has collapsed exhibits a lot of stalactites and stalagmites under the water, which offer natural shelter for sharks.
Beauty, sunset and extraordinary nature : all these treasures are offered to you in a place on which human activity has not had an impact yet.
It will be for you some out-of-time experience and memories.
#ATOLL GLOVER’S REEF
This virgin oval-shaped atoll that is partially submerged is located approximately at 45 km from the continent and 120 km from Belize City. It is 32 km long and 12 km wide.
Named after a former pirate paid by the Crown to chase away the Spanish, this reef is the least visited place in Belize.
Imagine yourself in the middle of a paradise made of white sand beaches. You prepare your kayak, dive in the middle of the lagoon and swim in it, surrounded by a crowd of multicolored fish…
At night, why not camp on the coast, to feast on the view of the sunset and then gaze at the stars.
For the most fearless among you, this lagoon is surrounded by abrupt seafalls going from 12 to 790 m, which enable diving in wrecks and give you the opportunity to meet tiger sharks (Sharkpoint site).
The biodiversity of Glover’s reef has no equal. Named World Heritage Site by the Unesco, this marine reserve is unique in the world.
Located East of Belize City, Atoll Turneffe was declared National marine reserve by the Belize government on November 22, 2012. It is the largest atoll in the country, being 48 km long and 16 km wide.
This destination is home to mangroves where American crocodiles still live, but it is first and foremost a paradise for divers.
Whether you are young or old, snorkeling or scuba-diving, it will open for you the doors to an extraordinary world.
Dive at Triple Anchors to find the remnants of a galleon or at Sayonara Wreck to discover a cargo laying 15m deep, and you will certainly get your adrenaline fix. Beginners will prefer the Hollywood spot or the Blue Creek spot. Turtle lovers, adventure awaits you at Myrtles Tortles.
Don’t forget fishing at sea, and kayaks are at your disposal to simply admire the inside of the lagoon, notably at the South.
Turneffe is regarded as the most diverse coral atoll in Belize. It is home to more than 500 species of fish, 65 species of coral, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins, birds, and a lot more wild species.
Don’t wait any longer, a paradise is right here in front of your eyes.