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Glover’s Reef Basecamp

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Glover's Reef Basecamp is a permanent tented camp on a coral atoll off the coast of Belize, offering kayaking, snorkelling, diving and stand-up paddling. 

An atoll is an offshore ring-shaped coral island, or series of islets, surrounding a lagoon. One of three atolls offshore of Belize, Glover's Reef Atoll, is surrounded by remarkably clear water hosting an abundance of marine life – some of the most prolific in the Caribbean.

Glover’s Reef Basecamp is a safari-style permanent tented camp, situated on a small coral islet - Southwest Caye - with a barrier reef on one side and lagoon on the other. Its location guarantees superb opportunities to witness the theatre of life under the seas. The 13 tents have wooden floors, proper beds and kerosene lamps, and are pitched on sugar-white sands and shaded by palms. Your tent has a private deck with chairs where you can sit in the evening to enjoy the night sky.

You have four nights at the camp, and spend your days enjoying the guided (and self-guided) activities on offer - sea kayaking, stand-up paddling, snorkelling and scuba diving. Snorkelling is usually done in the lagoon’s calm waters, where the kaleidoscope of marine life is readily accessible and there is plenty of training and briefing on how to use the equipment. Glover’s Reef is a sociable place and the atmosphere is convivial: you’ll soon be swapping traveller’s tales with your fellow guests over a beer at sunset.

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What our clients say

  • We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds…

    RW, Usk
  • We liked Guatemala and were particularly impressed with Belize (likely to go back there)” 

    NW, Wells
  • There were so many highlights, but undoubtedly the most memorable part was seeing jaguars near Chan Chich on two consecutive days, and even being able to take photos of the…

    CT, Crowthorne
  • We knew nothing about Guatemala and Belize before our trip and had not visited Central America.  We relied on JLA understanding our interests and the resulting recommendations proved very successful.

    NW, Wells
  • Most memorable experiences: "Tubing down river at Chaa Creek. Howler monkeys above us at night, and avocados dropping onto our hut."

    LBM, Woking
  • Brilliant holiday, Chan Chich was superb and we really enjoyed Victoria House. We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring…

    RW, Usk
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Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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