Half Moon Caye National Monument

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Half Moon Caye National Monument

Half Moon Caye National Monument
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The first marine conservation area in Belize measures 45 acres in size with two distinct ecosystems.
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Haleiwa, HI477 contributions
Wow, incredible!
Mar. 2021 • Couples
An incredible dive site. Lots to see- giant groupers, sharks, rays, turtles, barracudas and many more. This is one of the stops after the Blue Hole.
Written 26 March 2021
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LR1905
United States50 contributions
Gorgeous views unlike any other
Feb. 2020
Stayed with Island Expeditions in glamping tents on the beach. The tents, toilets and showers were clean. Enjoyed snorkeling and sea kayaking. Snorkeled at the Blue Hole which was fabulous. Most of the staff was fabulous and hard working. I know the staff do the activities every day while they are out there and their explanations on shore are excellent, but newbies were left behind once we got in the water and it was hard to remember all the instructions and keep up with the group. I'd like to see them have a dedicated newbie instructor stay with the group and help when in the water. The food was top notch made from scratch.
Written 28 March 2020
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Hannah B
Noblesville, IN28 contributions
Tiny Island
Sep. 2018 • Solo
I took a scuba/snorkel excursion with my mom with Frenchie's diving and they took us out here, for a break and a quick lunch. The island was so cute! We saw the red footed booby birds, a few hermit crabs and some lizards. I really enjoyed walking around!
Written 17 June 2019
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cannandale
Sundre, Canada55 contributions
Great place
Mar. 2019 • Family
We visited for 8 days with island expositions, the crew were great, the island very special, loved the snorkelling, bird viewing , hermit crabs, remoteness, blue hole. The wind always blows but it keeps it cooler and the insects away.
Written 2 March 2019
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luvmy32000
San Antonio, TX1,186 contributions
lighthouse reef amazing
Sep. 2018 • Solo
This area in lighthouse reef atoll is amazing. It's a protected state park. We stopped on the caye for lunch after a blue hole dive. It's postcard picture perfect. The beautiful beaches and clear water make it a paradise to behold. You can camp on the island, and I am definitely returning to do just that. The dive sites are incredible in the atoll. Just the best experience ever. Got to see the bird sanctuary as well.
Written 9 December 2018
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bsmedmedphd
Pennsylvania1,478 contributions
Just beautiful!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We spent an afternoon at Half Moon Caye as part of our tour to see the Great Blue Hole. The caye is beautiful! The sand is so white and the water is so many shades of gorgeous/blue. We had lunch at the grill/picnic tables and appreciated the clean (composting) toilets and running water. The snorkeling was amazing, as were the views!
Written 6 August 2018
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Marion W
Seattle, WA739 contributions
the place to go for a birder: red footed bobbies, frigate birds, etc.
Feb. 2018 • Couples
I'm not into water sports but this island was declared a crown bird sanctuary in 1928. The park not only protects the caye and part of the surrounding reef but a large nesting colony of the gorgeous red-footed boobies. If you have never seen a frigatebird during mating season come here in February. A nice little walk takes you to a platform from where you can see the nesting sights and young chicks (a total delight).
it can rain at any time (on land and on the boat). Be prepared. this is also a good snorkeling caye. There's a bathroom (compost toilet) and some shelter. We had to transfer from Long Caye via Belize Audubon Soc. speedboats to here (about 35min.)
Written 8 March 2018
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Philip M
New York City, NY639 contributions
Beautiful island
Jan. 2018 • Solo
My review is on the natural beauty of the island, I have no idea about the services available on the island.
I was only here on a surface interval between lighthouse atoll dives. The island is very beautiful, practically a picture postcard at every turn. The sort of isolated tropical island where you wouldn’t be surprised to see Johnny Depp marooned and in a pirate costume.
There were lots of hermit crabs to see in their little shells and walking around. Iguanas too.
The bird sanctuary tower was interesting. Lots of birds beating their red pouches making a drumming noise.
Written 9 January 2018
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327Aries
243 contributions
How can such beauty exist?
Oct. 2017 • Friends
Half Moon Caye is a national reserve/monument in the Belize waters that is not too far from the Blue Hole. This place, thankfully, is inhabited and being called Gilligan's island is so fitting. There's a fee to visit the place, but it is worth it. The island is full of iguanas, which you'll see as you walk around and is house to what they call the red footed booby birds, or the Frigate birds. Supposedly the only other place where such birds exist outside the Galapagos. There are hundreds of them. They can be seen flying high above or perched on tree branches towards one end of the island. The waters around the small island are super clear and display multiple shades of blue. A magnificent place to visit and be away from civilization.
Written 30 October 2017
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967ModernArt
Philadelphia, PA158 contributions
Read the review, not the stars!!!
May 2017 • Couples
The quality of visiting this Caye probably depends on how you get there. It is a long boat ride to get here (I assume from everywhere on the mainland; we were in Hopkins and it was about one and a half hours). The water is always calmer inside the main reef, which is an hour of the trip.

We stopped here to eat lunch during our surface interval on a three tank dive. If this is the reason you are there, I think it is 5 stars and you should seek out a dive trip that includes this Caye as a stopover). This is a cool little Caye with the red-footed boobies, tons of magnificent frigate birds, hermit crabs, large lizards, and snorkeling. That being said, I probably wouldn't come here as a destination in and of itself. There is more bird life to be found inland and probably better snorkeling spots to see sea life (although it is a beautiful/picturesque island to visit and snorkel).
Written 21 May 2017
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