Glover's Reef Basecamp is a small camp of safari style tents at Glover's Reef Atoll. Group trips to the camp are run by the active adventure specialists Island Expeditions on set dates and are either a 3 day getaway or a 6 day trip that is combined with 1 day inland. This remote camp is situated 35 miles from the mainland and is on the tip of a small coral island called Southwest Caye at the southern end of Glover's Reef Atoll. The barrier reef is on one side of the island and a shallow lagoon 7 miles wide with hundreds of patch reefs on the other side. The island's remote location enables you to experience snorkelling a pristine underwater environment.
Getting There The camp is on an island that is 35 miles from mainland Belize, and Island Expeditions will transfer you at a set departure time from Dangriga in an open boat (lifejackets are compulsory). The journey takes approx. 1.5 hours depending on the weather, and the seas outside the reef can become choppy.
Rooms are in simple safari style tents with wooden floors. The tents have ample headroom, either two singles or a double bed and a wooden stand with a kerosene lamp for the evenings. All the cabanas have large screen windows with flaps that can be closed and views across the sea. Outside each tent is a little decked area with two wooden chairs. Washroom and toilet is in a separate building towards the rear of the camp. The camp can accommodate up to 22 guests.
Dining is done communally with guests and staff, meals are at set times and are served buffet style.
Onsite facilities Guests have unlimited access to double kayaks (outfitted with special sails), single kayaks, stand up paddle boards and snorkelling gear.
Diving and Snorkelling Snorkelling trips form part of the itinerary and reefs are accessible by boat, kayaks or kayak sailing. Plenty of patch reefs are within the lagoon, or if the wind is blowing in the right direction then trips can occur outside the reef. Diving can be arranged with the neighbouring resort that has a PADI dive operation onsite.