Rooted at the Reef
This is the Caribbean as you’ve never known it before, home to real adventure and wild with beauty as it has been for centuries, the way pirates discovered it and Jacques Cousteau documented it; the way it should be.
Zophora is a unique resort community under development at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize, intimately connected to the world's most stunning combination of ecological wonders: the mangrove caye and the coral reef. Enjoy the thrill of escape to the welcoming wilds of Long Caye. As ocean ecosystems face grave threats around the world, Zophora provides an opportunity to save the reef while luxuriating in its splendor.
The wild spirit of this island and the reef wall visible from shore invite you to explore, continually surprising you with wonders strange and familiar at the same time. Like the thousands of reef species whose origin is among these roots, you will glide effortlessly between land and sea, gaining a profound understanding of how your experiences above and below the water are interconnected.
Zophora is your host: a gathering of open-air dwellings and wide boardwalks nestled among mangrove roots just minutes from the some of the most awe-inspiring reef and wall dives in the world, and just 15 from the powerful diving experience that is the Great Blue Hole, Belize’s most renowned dive spot.
Discover what it means to know beauty beyond your allowance. Plan your trip to Zophora today... For those interested in owning a home on pristine Long Caye, beachfront homes for sale at preconstruction prices are now available.
The Master Plan
Long Caye is a pristine, sensitive and unbelievably beautiful place rooted in the world’s second-largest coral reef system. Passionate about sharing this stunning corner of the world with discerning travelers, but not at the risk of harming it, Amble Resorts is developing the eco-resort at Zophora with the highest standards in sustainability without sacrificing an ounce of island comfort.
Upon completion, the sustainable development at Zophora will include approximately 30 hotel suites and 100 vacation homes, a marina, spa, and a PADI-certified dive center, all complemented by sumptuous amenities and carefully incorporated into the natural environment within an area encompassing 80 acres and spanning two miles of coastline. An on-site organic farm will provide high-quality ingredients for an array of sophisticated dining options. Harvesting fresh rainwater and generating power via the radiant sun and ample ocean winds, Amble Resorts steeps your experience at Zophora in the comfort that comes from knowing you’re living in harmony with your surroundings.To dwell in such a pristine natural environment is a rare privilege few will experience in their lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you to our boutique resort and dive center in 2014.
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