Location - Long Caye is a 650-acre, 2 3/4 mile-long and 3/4 mile-wide island located 45 miles off the coast of Belize, within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll on its south western border. The island of Long Caye is situated on the southwestern ridge of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
Boat Trip to Long Caye - The boat trip to Long Caye takes approximately 90 minutes by boat. You will travel through several offshore cayes, the Barrier Reef, and then across the Turneffe Atoll to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, to Long Caye.
What to bring - Swim suit, island attire, at least 1 lightweight long sleeve shirt and long pants, sun screen, flashlights, bug spray, camera and film, snorkel and dive gear, beach towel, binoculars, personal snacks.
Power- The Calypso is operated by Solar Power 24 hours a day with standard U.S. AC power.
Toilets- In keeping with Calypso's preservation ideals, toilets are composting toilets w/ low water flow.
Dress- Dress at The Calypso is island casual & and there is no need for formal clothing.
What is the official language- English. Spanish and Creole are also common.
What is the currency- The Belize Dollar. The exchange rate is fairly constant at $2 Belize to $1 U.S. US dollars are excepted.
Passport and Visa Requirements- Visitors to Belize require a valid passport and return/onward tickets. Visas are not required for citizens of the U.S, Costa Rica, Austria, Mexico, European Union, Commonwealth or Caricom Nations.
Climate Sub tropical, with temperatures ranging from the mid 80's during the day to low 70's at night.
Tips / Gratuities We do not include a service charge in the bill. Tips are discretionary but we would recommend tipping your room host, cook, and tour operators if you appreciate their service. Tips of 10% are appropriate, more for exceptional service.
The Inn is a 2 story tropical retreat made with local Belizean hardwoods and decorated in a Belizean Caribbean style. Each of the four guest rooms has bamboo poster beds with mosquito netting, local artwork, and private tiled baths. In addition to the ocean front views, the Inn offers wireless internet, hammocks, kayaks, a common kitchen and dining area for breakfast and guest socializing.