Eco Resort on Remote Belize Island Announces Biggest Discount in the Company's History

Belize City, Belize, March 30, 2012 --( A week of vacationing on a private island eco-resort 35 miles off the coast of Belize just got significantly more affordable when Cully Erdman, co-owner of Slickrock Adventures today announced the largest discounts in the company's history.

The all-inclusive vacation packages ( feature expert instruction and the use of high-quality equipment in the guest's choice of up to nine exciting water sports including snorkeling, sea kayaking, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddleboarding. The new deals announced by Erdman today involve 20% off the normal price and are for the weeks that depart for the island April 20, 2012 and April 27, 2012.

"We've had a terrific season this year," Erdman said, "but it's a tradition at Slickrock that we offer a few discounted trips at the end of each season in order to make it easier for families to discover the unique vacations to be had on our tiny eco-resort island. This year, we just decided to double the discount."

Guests arrive at The Biltmore Hotel in Belize City, are wined and dined by a knowledgable guide, then whisked in a speedboat 35 miles off-shore to Long Caye on Glover's Reef where they're greeted by local staff and shown to their private shore-side cabana.

Once out on this tiny, remote, coconut-shaded paradise (Gilligan's Island immediately pops to mind) guests have full freedom to design their own daily itineraries, choosing between a smorgasboard of water sports. You can snorkel directly from shore to explore any of the nearby coral reefs — something not possible at most Belize resorts. Or you can paddle a sea kayak out to any of the 850 patch reefs within the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, widely considered the prototypical atoll of the entire Caribbean for its diversity of marine life and the pristine quality of the coral. Guests can opt to take a lesson in kitesurfing from professional instructor and ex-pat Brit Meg Griffiths, or rent scuba gear and boat out to The Wall (a 3,000 foot underwater cliff) with pros from the dive shop next door. Windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), sport fishing... the gear and guides are at your beck and call — the hard part is deciding what to do each day.

"We were extremely lucky to have discovered Long Caye before it had been developed much," said Slickrock co-owner Lucy Wallingford. "It gave us the opportunity to create our infrastructure in an ecologically responsible and low-impact way. It's comfortable, but with a tropical-rustic feel. We like to call it 'five-star camping.'"

Local staff prepare Belizian recipes in the airy kitchen palapa powered by solar, wind, propane and butane. The Adventure Island eco-resort can accommodate up to 34 guests per week, but trips are run with as few as two, in which case, staff outnumber guests 2-to-1.

"It's great to be able to provide our guests with something really different from your typical hotel resort experience," Wallingford said. "We're definitely not for everybody. If what you're looking for is an air conditioned suite, room service and power boats and jet skis playing around, this is not your place. But if you want to explore a wide variety of water sports in a pristine, world-class location without a bunch of modern conveniences, then this is probably going to feel a lot like a slice of heaven."
Slickrock Adventures
Lucy Wallingford