Eco-Guidlines

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Ensuring Fundamental Sustainability

Sound, lasting environmentally sustainable principals are at the core of the philosophy of Long Caye, and they ensure long-term responsibility to help preserve and manage this pristine environment.  The Eco-Guidelines have been established to provide policies and procedures so we can live in luxury and comfort while ensuring minimal impact on the natural habitat surrounding us.  Long Caye is Sustainable by Design.

We are passionately committed to the preservation and protection of both Long Caye and its surrounding reef.  As stewards of the caye and the atoll, we take a long term, holistic approach to our work, always searching for ways to improve the quality of our offerings through the mindful, yet aggressive, adoption of leading edge environmentally friendly technologies.

We seek to demonstrate to the world the achievements possible when people, passion and technology team up with nature to create an extraordinary user experience and a sustainable success.

Eco-Guidlines at a Glance

  • All buildings are built on Stilts at a minimum of 4 feet off the surface
  • Residential Parcels can have buildings with a 1st floor interior footprint as large as 20% of the square footage of the parcel
  • An additional 10% of the Parcel’s square footage can be used for decking or a total of 30%. (If the interior footprint is smaller than 20% the outdoor decking can be expanded.)
  • Commercially zoned parcels may use up to 50% of the Parcels square footage for building and decking
  • Clearing of parcels is allowed upon ERB approval to facilitate placement of approved buildings
  • Each building is a self-contained unit, providing it’s own water, power and waste treatment
  • Water, Power and Waste Treatment systems must be ecologically sustainable and must be approved by the Developer and it’s Environmental Review Board (ERB) along with the all Building Plans
  • Typically, these needs are met with rainwater collection, solar/wind power systems and composting or digesting system toilets
  • All waste will be recycled or disposed of according to our ecological standards
  • Buildings can be made from Wood, Cement, prefab panels or other materials, as long as the overall design and building process is ecologically sound and approved by the ERB
  • Annual Community Association Dues are US$250/year for Residential and US$500 for Commercial properties

Long Caye – Building our Future

If you want to build on Long Caye, we can build for you, recommend plans, offer suggestions and walk you through the process.  We are passionately committed to the preservation and protection of the Caye itself as well as the surrounding reef.  We take a long term, holistic approach to our work, always searching for ways to improve the quality of our offerings through the mindful, yet aggressive, adoption of leading edge environmentally friendly technologies and welcome input from all current and potential stakeholders.  We have the solemn responsibility to preserve and protect the pristine beauty of this magnificent treasure for the use and enjoyment of future generations.  Accordingly, our vision for the development of Long Caye is modest in scope and at the same time ambitious in the way that it embraces emerging technologies as a means for creating a pleasant and comfortable experience in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.  We see the Long Caye experience as the ultimate intersection of vacation, relaxation, recreation, education, conservation and preservation.

Please contact us anytime at email: info@longcayebelize.com, phone: (US/Skype number: 802-275-4044) to ask for more information.  We love talking about our mission and work at Long Caye at Lighthouse Reef.

Our Philosophy

Living on Long Caye is existing on a private island where you are an integral part of the eco-system.  You are part of how the island and the community stays healthy.  The Community on Long Caye (the development itself) is designed to promote and sustain the health of the surrounding tropical reef and jungle environment. Residents and businesses, understand that by honoring the Eco-guidelines we can “have our cake and eat it, too” by respecting the natural assets. Your parcel and home is a part of the overall design of all-encompassing, unsurpassed access to an extraordinary ecological system while ACTIVELY preserving the the Caye and its surrounds.  We have designed the community with a long term vision.

All of Long Caye is essentially a preserve. Stewardship of the surrounding environment is a core value for us. We take a long term, holistic approach to building community on Long Caye, through the mindful, yet aggressive, adoption of leading edge environmentally friendly technologies. We seek to demonstrate to the world the achievements possible when people, passion and technology team up with nature to create an extraordinary living and visiting experience. Our Conservation Ethos is enacted in perpetuity by the Eco-Guidelines – and they ensure that Long Caye will be here for future generations. As stewards of the atoll, we will not sacrifice our ecological standards or compromise our principals.

We hope to bridge the gap between the enjoyment of access and conscientious preservation of the natural environment – to prove that environmental assets can be preserved, protected AND enjoyed in a fashion that actually promotes the long term health of such assets for the greater good. Community and Conservation priorities are fulfilled with a deep and abiding respect for the Local Culture that has preceded us for centuries in the Lighthouse Reef atoll. We are friends, supporters and business partners to the fishers that have responsibly used the Lighthouse Reef for their livelihood for generations. We understand and promote sustainable business in the Atoll and on the Caye.