Life on Long Caye
Extraordinary by Nature
An Extraordinary Location
Designed to be in harmony with the environment, to live on Long Caye is to live in affirmation of your desire for an authentic and sustainable community in the heart of the most pristine reefs in the Caribbean. We are a non-traditional development that offers traditional comforts in a rare, remote natural environment. Long Caye is your own private island without the entanglements and responsibilities of owning your own island. It’s a Private Island experience, through and through. Life on Long Caye is about a desire to return to Nature. To live here is to be immersed in the shimmering tropical waters, jungle and breezes of the Lighthouse Reef 24/7. Long Caye is unsurpassed in location and sustainable design. The community blossoming on Long Caye is created to allow unfettered access to the extraordinary surrounding ecosystem while simultaneously acting as an advocate for its preservation. Environmental sustainability is the ethos of Long Caye.
Make Long Caye Your Legacy
Long Caye at Lighthouse Reef is a traditional development only in the sense that it has individual parcels that are privately owned, common community assets, and is structured around a community center at the main pier. Commercially zoned parcels surround the Main Northern Pier
It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from the Eastern side of Caye, by the Main Northern Pier to the submerged barge (covered with fantastic coral – a great snorkeling site) next to the Service Pier on the western shore. On Long Caye, you are never very far from everything you need. Walk to a restaurant or bar, soon, other stores and a variety of mom-and-pop shops will blossom in the commercial section of the village. There are no cars on Long Caye – a golf cart, a bike or your own two feet will get you wherever you need to go.
The Village around the Main Pier is the barefoot small town of your dreams. An excellent dive resort, a restaurant and beach bar await you, day and night. Beyond the typical resort destination, Long Caye will be a friendly community, where neighbor will become friends, coming together year after year to enjoy the Lighthouse Reef and all it’s tropical charms.
Commercial and Residential Parcels are available. Start your business dream on Long Caye, or build a second / retirement home to enjoy this magnificent caye in the Caribbean.
Its Time To Invest in Belize!
Owning/Investing in Belize island real estate is gaining worldwide interest. With no capital gains tax, no income tax, no restrictions on foreigners owning Belize real estate, the availability of tax free retirement packages and the expanding tourism industry, now is a good time to invest. Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America, with a stable currency ($2 BZ=$1US) and a stable government and robust system of property laws.
Sustainable by Design
The land drives the plan – not the opposite – is our operating principle. We embrace the contours and changes in the land, rather than reshaping it unnaturally for the sake of a fad or trend. At Long Caye, sustainable technology and design does not mean sacrifice of comforts. It means that your home is part of an organic community that is situated in harmony with the peaceful, delicate and beautiful surrounding land and waters. By design, each parcel, business or home, will “tread lightly” supporting the Lighthouse Model for Resilience+Sustainability™ in a sustainable combination of community, conservation and culture.
Owner Concierge Service
Want to arrive with your refrigerator full and fresh clean sheets? Would you like a private chef or housekeeper while you or your guests are visiting your home? Concierge Services are available for Long Caye owners. Having been in business in Belize for over 40 years, we can provide or connect you with qualified providers of a wide range of services. Owners on Long Caye enjoy privileged access and discounts on amenities and services, including transportation, tours, dining and lodging.
Unique in the Caribbean
Long Caye is the closest developable real estate to UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye. In addition, the island, situated in the southern-most part of the Atoll, is less than a mile from the tiny, but spectacular, Hat Caye. The Atoll is also home to the highest concentration of world-class dive sites in all of Belize with some found less than a mile off the Long Caye’s coast. Lighthouse Reef is healthiest, most pristine tropical reef environment in the Western Hemisphere. Without it, travelers and scientists alike would have to go the South Pacific to find similar quality of reef. Americans (from Canada to the Chile) and Europeans are fortunate to have this resource and treasure so close to us. Our presence in the Reef is established to intentionally promote that conservation ethos long term. It’s remote location and fragile nature make it a place that may not be for everybody.
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.