Burgeoning eco-resort development company Amble Resorts has acquired the 80-acre southern tip of the island known as Long Caye in Belize. The island sits on Lighthouse Reef, a remote coral atoll in the world’s second largest barrier reef system. Amble plans to create an ecologically responsible resort on Long Caye for those who crave privileged access to some of the Caribbean’s most spectacular natural sites.
A white-sand paradise, Long Caye’s singular proximity to premier diving makes it an ideal site for a world-class resort. The Great Blue Hole, made famous by Jacques Cousteau, is revered as one of the world’s must-see dive sites, but most divers must undergo a two-hour boat ride over open sea to get there. Once Amble’s resort on Long Caye is complete, guests will be just minutes from the famous site, as well as another two dozen prime dive locations, including Half Moon Wall, the Aquarium and Cathedral.
The key to the resort’s success will be Amble’s passionate dedication to sustainability, a passion shared by the property’s former owners, Long Caye Belize. Blake Ross, director of Long Caye Belize, would not have sold this rare parcel to just anyone. “We are excited about our partnership with Amble Resorts – sustainability is at the heart of our shared mission,” says Ross. “The team at Long Caye has worked diligently over the years to preserve this pristine, unique eco-system. We know Amble will continue to do the same, while welcoming visitors who come to experience the paradise that is the Lighthouse Reef.” Ross is part of the small group that has owned Long Caye since 1968, and will maintain an interest in Amble’s resort project.