Island Expeditions - Glover's Reef Basecamp
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Yoga By The Sea - Awaken your mind, body, and spirit in Belize through the gentle practice of yoga in stunning natural surroundings. Join us at Glover's Reef, Belize as we bring yoga to the sea with certified yoga instructors on select departures during our season.
Located on Southwest Caye the Glover’s Reef Basecamp is the perfect base to explore the surrounding reefs of this protected marine park and designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Guests can join an experienced yoga instructor for multi-level classes and be guided through beautiful morning sunrises to unwind, relax and become rejuvenated. This is the perfect way to start the day before experiencing daily guided activities like sea kayaking, snorkeling and stand up paddleboarding.
- Stay at a unique, Adventure Basecamp on Southwest Caye, a remote 13 acre island. Sleep in comfortable tent-walled cabanas and dine on fresh seafood, tropical fruit and local fare
- Kayak or SUP around this pristine group of tropical islands set within a turquoise lagoon
- Snorkel some of Glover’s 700 patch reefs in its thriving coral reef system
- Fly fish for bonefish or tarpon on the saltwater flats and adjoining deep waters
- Venture inland for a Mayan ruin and cave exploration through lush rainforest
Living on the beach in a roomy, comfortable tent with all of Belize’s natural beauty a step away was sublime. With a planet like this, who needs heaven?! Ann Gillen
Venue HighlightsLocated on Southwest Caye, at Glover's Reef, the Glover's Reef Basecamp is the perfect base to explore the surrounding reefs. The island staff will have a variety of activities planned each day, or you can easily find an empty hammock, a cold drink and a good book for the day, if that sounds appealing. The dining pavilion is the center of all social activities and meals on the island. There is a resource library, games, and always drinks and juices on hand when you are thirsty. Meals will be set throughout the day, but feel free to peek into the kitchen if you need anything.
A morning yoga sun salutation sequence is a great way to wake up, stretch out, and prepare for a day of exploring, snorkeling, and sea kayaking on Glover's Reef, far from the tourist crush. Imagine beginning each day with an energizing yoga session - on a white sand beach, by turquoise blue waters, under clear blue skies. Rustling palm fronds, bird songs, softly breaking surf - nature's sound track. Sound heavenly? Practicing yoga on nature's doorstep lends a whole new ambiance to the experience and will help take your practice to the next level.
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- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWherever we are - on the sea or in the jungle -you can expect a delicious assortment of seafood, grilled meats local dishes, fresh vegetables, tropical fruits and fresh baking. Both Belizean and international cuisine is prepared by your guides and our cooks. Many of our main courses such as lobster (in season), conch and many varieties of fish are gathered fresh from the sea each day.
Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We have experience with vegetarian, allergy specific and gluten-free diets. We pride ourselves on serving wholesome, fresh ingredients, however if you have specific dietary requirements we will make sure to discuss with you before your trip.
AccommodationsThe Basecamp is situated on the east side of Southwest Caye, to take advantage of the easterly trade winds that blow off of the open sea. To the back of the camp, shared modern composting toilet system, as well as a central shower building with fresh-water showers to rinse off the day's salt and sand. The accommodations are aligned along the eastern point to take in the ever-present cooling breeze, flowing off the open caribbean. The safari style tents are simple, clean and comfortable. Each one is appointed with a real wood-frame bed, a 6-inch foam matress, a night-stand with a kerosene lamp, as well as some organizational shelves.
The camp is run primarily on solar and wind generated energy, with a small generator to supplement or recharge batteries when necessary. Perched over the water, there is a thatch-roofed hammock palapa, which is a great spot to read a book and enjoy the breeze. This is a perfect area for early morning yoga sessions, or a place to get out of the sun in a nice covered environment.