Fodor's Expert Review Off the Wall Dive Center & Resort
Off the Wall Dive Center, Long Caye, Glover's Reef Atoll, Glover's Reef Atoll, Stann Creek, Belize
The name doesn't do justice to this lodge on Glover's Atoll, which focuses on diving (sites are a four-minute boat ride away), but snorkeling, fishing, bird-watching and stargazing are also excellent, and with only five cabañas, you may feel the coral island was conjured all for you. Depending on your point of view, you'll find the small wood cabins, composting toilets, and outdoor rainwater showers either eco-rustic or utilitarian. Meals are served family-style in a beachfront thatch palapa with sand floor. There's a seven-day minimum, and packages with lodging and meals start at around BZ$6,000 double for a week, including lodging, meals, and transportation to the island but, rather surprisingly for a dive lodge, not diving. Tips, alcoholic drinks, fishing, and some other services are also extra.
- competitive price (for an atoll lodge in Belize)
- easy access to great diving
- very knowledgeable dive staff
- modest accommodations
- bugs can be a nuisance