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“Fabulous diving, relaxed atmostphere, superb food, wonderful company...”
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Huracan Diving
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Ithaca, New York
Level 2 Contributor
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“Fabulous diving, relaxed atmostphere, superb food, wonderful company...”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

... what more could you ask for? Ruth is the owner of this delightful four-room diving lodge on the edge of paradise. Long Caye is a tiny island nestled on Lighthouse reef amidst some of the most spectacular wall dive sites in the world. She has created a little nirvana for dive enthusiasts and she makes you feel so relaxed and welcome in her home. The rest of the Huracan crew are equally fun and hospitable, including the delightfully cheery CC, who kept our hunger at bay with her delicious cakes, the ever energetic Emric, the perfect divemaster, who kept us informed, alert and excited about every dive we went on (our trip down the Blue Hole was amazing, thanks to Emric's guidance), and Captain Jack, whose navigation skills were amazing, especially in and out of the reefs. Ruth herself is a wonderful host. Not only is her cooking delicious, but she adds a million little details to your stay at Huracan that make you feel at home and totally pampered. Her cocktails are FABULOUS too, and well earned after a "strenuous" day of diving. This is a fantastic spot for diving and the lodge has everything, and more, that you might need for a holiday devoted solely to life in and around the oceans. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, and we will definitely definitely definitely be going back soon! [p.s. make sure you order a "Paula's Passion" cocktail ... even if it's not on the menu ... very very highly recommended!]

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

When selecting a place for our honeymoon, my husband and I really wanted to find the ultimate dream place for the best ever holiday as we are also planning for kids and don't know when we will be able to afford another trip abroad once that happens. So we took our time researching and saving. Huracan Diving was the last destination of our 3 weeks trip and we really did save the best for last.

The dive sites were truly incredible, I have done a lot of diving in many great places but never have I seen such incredible display of colors and stunning corals like in the lighthouse reef. And the blue hole really is a very unique experience for any diver.

Karel and Ruth have created a little peace of heaven in Long Caye and they top the experience by offering a very personal and warm service. We really felt looked after all the way through. Our meals were all freshly cooked and delicious, we had incredible cocktails and our attentive hosts made sure we were never bored.

We highly recommend Huracan Diving, it's been less than a week and I already miss the place the people and the whole experience. We would love to go back!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

We stayed for 5 days on the long Caye island and it was incredible!!!! Ruth and Karel are two great people doing a terrific job over there. We loved everything: Diving, Beach, Room and Ruth’s food!!! If you would like to dive the blue hole…….Go to Huracan Diving!!!

Niek and Elisa

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bellbrook, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2011

We decided to return to Belize for the New Year Holidays. What a wonderful way to welcome in the New Year. Our agenda was mainly to do bird photography and finish out our trip with some good diving. Our birding locations were all first time visits but the trip to Long Caye to dive was a repeat from our previous stay a year ago with Huracan Diving. We had such a wonderful time the year before on Long Caye and the diving was world class, it was an easy decision to return. We were again delighted with our stay and found things on the island to be in good shape and cleaned up nicely since the October hurricane. The owners, Karel and Ruth, went out of their way as usual to make sure that the diving, meals and accomodations were to everyones liking. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the beds were nice and comfy. There were 4 couples staying at Huracan, 3 from Europe and us Americans. Despite our cultural and age differences, we had great fun together diving and enjoying all that Long Caye had to offer. One of the couples from London got engaged while we were there...very romantic! I've posted some pics of birds on Long Caye and some things we saw while diving. We dove the wall at Long Caye, the Blue Hole and a couple of sites on Half Moon Caye. We visited Half Moon Cayes rookery of nesting Red Footed Boobies and Magnificant Frigate birds. It's amazing to see these birds so close. Personally, we find Huracan Diving a wonderful place to visit and a very difficult place to leave! We hope to return again.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2010

Wow what a fantastic find!
We booked for amazing diving in an unspoilt environment for our honeymoon. We got this and much much more.
The diving was fantastic - turtles, eagle rays, sharks then also the small stuff arrow crabs, drummer fish - all beautiful. Karel was a great guide and took us on some special dives - best I think was the eye to eye experience with a curious Hawksbill turtle. The Blue Hole was a great dive too of course and wildlife on the trip to Half Moon Caye also fantastic!
The diving was only part of an amazing trip, the delicious food - my favourites being the caribbean fish stew and banana cake, mmmmmm not to mention the cocktails. The great hospitality from Ruth and Karel was so welcoming.
We watched amazing sunrises, sunsets, had a campfire - watched the stars. All beautiful.
The rooms were lovely with comfy beds. We couldn't have asked for more - it was perfect! Thanks Ruth and Karel plus Reeves, definaltely the coolest Captain of the Caribbean, Junior the 1st mate and Marsha who made the amazing power buns!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Huracan Diving
Address: Long Caye 161, Lighthouse Reef Atoll | PO BOX 487, Long Caye, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Long Caye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Long Caye
Price range (per night): $121 - $152
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In operation since 2008 Huracan Diving Lodge is the only top rated dive center offering all inclusive vacation packages in the entire Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Our world famous dive sites are all just minutes away from your accommodation at the Lodge. Being 50 miles out in the open ocean, Long Caye also offers some world class deep water fishing as well as flats and bone fishing just minutes away The Great Blue Hole is within sight of our dock and Half Moon Caye will greet you with every morning sunrise from the beach. Forget liveaboard diving... With us, you can "liveashore" and still enjoy deserted dive sites, a private Blue Hole experience, amazing food with fabulous people. Also take advantage of sand underfoot, hammocks on our pier, birds spotting, trails you can run or walk, and dive sites to explore by kayak. Snorkel around the island explore the deserted beaches and find traces of the ancient Mayan world right here on the island. The best scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. Small private groups with no time limit diving. The only way to dive the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Rated #1 Dive Center & Lodge Accommodation Within Lighthouse Reef Atoll ! Only 12 Minutes from your bed to the Blue Hole and 5 minutes to Half Moon Caye. 2 - 5 minutes to most of Belize's famous dive sites. We offer Professional and Personalized service. Untouched littoral forest surrounds Huracan Diving on the private island of Long Caye, the only permanently inhabited island of the five within Lighthouse Reef Atoll. ... more   less 

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