Walk a few feet from your room, help yourself and go play in the warm Caribbean Sea!
Whether you want to make it an excursion for some morning exercise or just simply adventure out to sea to embrace a moment of solitude…either way, paddle boards and kayaks are here in Belize waiting for you!
Turn your afternoon or day into an adventure as you paddle to remote and private beaches on the lee side of the caye. Let our staff pack a lunch for you and pull over when you spot the perfect island picnic spot!
For an evening of romance paddle out for sunset or moon gazing. Be sure to take photos to share with your friends back home…who couldn’t come!
Paddle boarding and kayaking are always complementary when staying at Itza Lodge.
Relaxing & Reading
Lounge in a hammock and enjoy life on Belize time. You’ll find hammocks all throughout the lodge area. Go ahead and help yourself to any of them. Want a little sun? We also offer beach side lounge chairs for reading and sunbathing. Enjoy!
Playing & Funning
Gather up a handful of friends and play a game of beach volleyball! We have the perfect sand court and the perfect ocean breeze to help you play a great game! Also enjoy beach combing, bocce ball, coconut bocce, hermit crab racing, ladder ball, or try our self-guided beach work-out circuit.
Bicycling & Swimming
Bike around the Island. Bicycle around to explore the many trails and boardwalks or bike to the west side of the island to take in a Belize sunset. Swim in the Caribbean Sea. Bring your snorkel! Just off of our western dock you will find a sunken cane barge, perfect for beginner snorkels.
Stargazing & Evening fun
Love stars? We are nearly 50 miles from any city lights, you can almost reach out and touch the Milky Way! Or join us in our Atoll Room. We have many board games, a ping pong court, and darts. Or just grab a seat on a comfy overstuffed couch and read a book in our from our library.
Birdwatching is amazing on Long Caye. Belize is home to some 500+ species of resident and migratory birds. With varied ecosystems ranging from coastal mangroves and swamps; to isolated barrier-reef cayes; to dense tropical rainforest and clear, open savannahs, Belize is a wonderful destination for avid bird-watchers and amateurs alike.
For tropical migratory birds, the island serves as an essential rest stop during the long flights north and south. As more and more habitats around the world are stressed or lost, our preservation ethos on Long Caye plays an increasingly important role in this seasonal migration. We are beginning a “Community Bird Journal” on Long Caye, so if you can add to this list after a visit, please let us know your sitings.
Half Moon Caye, a Belize National Park, is just 3 miles away from Long Caye within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. This isolated wildlife and marine reserve is a major nesting site for the red-footed booby. Thousands of these birds can be spotted on the island at any one time, an amazing sight. In addition, you ca also spot a wide range of resident and migratory sea birds here. Being so remote, it’s like we have our own “private” National Park!