“The Most Verdant Coral Reef Island in the World.”
It is the largest island, in the largest Coral Atoll, in the Western Hemisphere.
This atoll, Lighthouse Reef, is one of only four true coral atolls
in the Western Hemisphere.
It is one of the most spectacular living coral atolls on earth.
Lighthouse Reef is home of the world famous “Blue Hole”. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and is administered within Belize’s Half-Moon Caye National Park. Part of Belize’s vast, 185-mile-long MesoAmerican Barrier Reef system, this coral atoll – on the eastern edge of the Continental Shelf ~
is considered by many to be home to our planet’s premier dive sites.
Long Caye is the largest island (600+ acres) within this vibrant, pristine atoll. It is very near the Blue Hole, made famous by Jacques Cousteau and his ship, Calypso. It is almost within swimming distance of over a dozen of the world’s most magnificent dive sites, including Quebrada, Eagle Ray Wall, Half Moon Wall, Elk Horn Forest, Angelfish Wall, The Aquarium, Hat Caye Drop-Off ~ and a dozen others.
Included is a turnkey 24-unit Beach Resort with an excellent,
full-service Bar, Restaurant, and Dive Shop.
Other than this island – Long Caye – there are no lodges, resorts, or residences within 33 kilometers of LightHouse Reef. This fact requires other visitors and divers to stay in expensive resorts, hours away, then charter commercial boats to access this exclusive location within the National Park, which allows only a mimimim number of divers per day.
This island has been carefully sustained and preserved by its owners for more than 4 decades.
It has numerous white sand beaches, both on the Sunrise side, and the Sunset side. The island interior is forested. There are two piers, and several miles of sand roads and elevated wooden walkways. The reef, flats, and waters surrounding Long Caye offer some of the finest sport fishing in the world. Beside the “Grand Slam” of Tarpon, Permit & Bonefish, fishermen can catch Barracuda, Amberjack, Grouper, and numerous reef fish.
The snorkeling here is phenomenal, and highly recommended! Colorful Patch Reefs abound, with tropical fish and marine life, all around the island and throughout the atoll. The Blue Hole itself, several miles north, is about 17 acres in area. Its rim consists of all variety of coral reef structures, extending around the Blue Hole for 1 kilometer in circumference. This coral ‘rim’ offers some of the best snorkeling in the world, in calm water, with depths of 2 to 15 feet, before the sides descend into the 450-ft deep Blue Hole. You will see brilliant marine life here that you have never seen anywhere else.
A few miles east is Half Moon Caye, where Half-Moon Caye National Park headquarters is located. It is staffed by Park Rangers from Belize Audubon, with a Coast Guard garrison on site. The Park Rangers and Coast Guard monitor and patrol Lighthouse Reef and the National Park. A scheduled Water Taxi comes to Long Caye from Belize City on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It is also accessible by private boat and commercial helicopter. Contact us to schedule a visit.
Divers, investors, families, adventurers, and expats from around the world enjoy such an idyllic Caribbean safe haven. This island is off-grid, with state-of-technology solar power & communications. Yes, there is WiFi. It has regularly-scheduled transport to & from the mainland. It has on-site maintenance & security. It is safe, peaceful, quiet, and secure ~ worlds away from crowds ~ and personal privacy is paramount.
This property is owned via clear, freehold title.
Building resources are readily available.
Property taxes are ridiculously low.
Some of the island is off-limits to development, but choice beaches and astoundingly-beautiful sections are available directly adjacent to some of this planet’s most famous diving and fishing locations.
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This island has regular water taxi service from Belize City, with on-site maintenance & security.
“Lighthouse Reef will become the New Maldives”
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