Half-moon Caye is regarded as the ultimate snorkeling destination. Located on Lighthouse Reef Atoll and established as the country’s oldest protected wild sanctuary, set up to protect the red footed booby birds. You will find amazingly clear waters to snorkeling, Wall diving and a beautiful island for those Instagram or Facebook moments.
Great for both diving and snorkeling, here you will an abundance of marine life. Loggerhead turtle, Barracuda, snappers, rays and occasionally and eels or town. Go birdwatching, follow the footpath to the observation deck and get a first-hand look at a red footed Booby bird. Try and spot the Belize leaf-toed gecko ,only found on small islands off Belize’s coast. They have been recorded of both this island and Long Caye where you will find a resort closest to Half Moon Caye.
Half Moon Caye National Monument together with the Belize Great Blue Hole a UNESCO world heritage site, makes Lighthouse reef a heaven for those looking for unmatched snorkeling or diving experience. The atoll boast various species of fish, sharks, which swim along the atoll reef, 3 species of nesting turtles. At times migrating whales can be spotted near to dive site close to the island. Explore and see the many type of crustaceans that inhabits the corals lying just offshore.
When visiting this island you will find bathrooms, campgrounds, showers and a gift shop. Being a protected area, a ranger station is based on the island.
There are plenty of reviews, blog and sites like Lonely Planet talking about all the wonders of this island. It has been featured on a postcard and posted on many websites.
A video done be Channel 5 news highest this gorgeous island and all is protection. Watch and listen as they interview a representative from the Belize Audubon Society.
Half Moon Cay Wall is one of Belize’s most popular dive sites, also known as “6,000 feet of vertical abyss”, an unmatched diving experience in Belize. From your dive boat you will enter the water. Then dive over the sand ledge and coral fields to the drop-off. The wall beautiful spur-and-groove canyons is home to corals, garden eels, eagle rays, and some of the most spectacular sponge formations.
When searching for a place to stay on half moon caye, you will find that it is best to stay in San Pedro, Belize City or simply camping on the island where you most bring everything along. One alternative you won’t find mentioned anywhere is our resort.
Located on Long caye, Itza Resort is 6 minutes away from Half-moon Caye Natual Monument. Guest of Itza can enjoy snorkeling or Bird Watching on the Island or scuba dive the sites near the island or perhaps some other tours.
Itza Resort, which is due south of Half Moon Caye, has beachfront rooms. Wake up to amazing views of the Caribbean sea and the Caye in front of You. Stay in our Sky level or Beach level rooms and enjoy just about all the amenities you would find at a resort on Belize’s mainland.
Book your chance to see Half Moon Caye in one of our Belize Vacation Packages, for 3, 4 or 7 nights stay on Long Caye.