Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize
Lighthouse Reef, Belize
Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize Reviews
Creatures with Creature Comforts: Life's a Beach with Everything. Nov 15, 2009
I got hooked on this Half Moon Caye camp ground by a photo on the cover of an Island Expeditions' brochure of a long thin curving peninsula of white sand beach,a grove of slanting coconut trees, and a line of spacious white wall tents facing the emerald waters of the lagoon a few steps away where people were kayaking, snorkelling and swimming. No bugs here, but lots of magnificent frigate birds, red- footed booby birds, pelicans, marine iguanas and colourful hermit crabs. A paradise for scuba divers, snorkellers, birders, naturalists, anglers and photographers.
You can enjoy day camping by a visiting dive boat but this island has too many natural attractions for such a short time. Island Expeditions in conjunction with the Belize Audubon Society has the only camp on the caye and from December to April runs weekly trips from Belize City.From this camp (there is no other accommodation) you can explore the rest of Lighthouse Reef including the world famous Blue Hole.
Tents are walk-in airy canvas bedrooms right on the beach (great for taking pictures of sunrises or sunsets, and watching pelicans plummeting into the water for fish). Toilets, showers,the kitchen and open air dining room were all new and brightly painted on my 2009 visit. Except for two Audubon wardens and a lighthouse keeper who makes coconut oil in his spare time, you and your fellow campers have this tropical paradise almost all to yourself. I loved it.
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