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Our island resort in Belize is a true eco-resort. It’s closer to camping than a hotel, or really, it’s closest to summer camp. The cabanas are rustic, the bathrooms and showers are located in a centralized area so everyone can access them easily, and the whole place is powered by the sun and wind.

This is all to illustrate why fashion is not something we dwell much on. Few people wear makeup on Long Caye, you can’t plug in a hair dryer (you would use the days’ electricity for the whole resort in one five minute period), and we are mostly wet all day. If you join us you will be in and out of your kayak and in and out of the surf all day long. People show up to lunch in their bathing suit or wet suit. No problem! If a woman wraps a sarong around her waist she is fabulously dressed up.

Recently a photo from a guest who just returned from the island gathered quite a bit of interest on our Facebook page, a fantastic photo by Nick Cashion of his sister Kate swimming by a closeup view of a jellyfish. But it wasn’t the jellyfish that got all of the attention, it was her swim tights. I was amazed, I hadn’t thought much about being stylish on our island, but clearly this qualified as high Slickrock Fashion. We do tell everyone on our what to bring to Belize list that a dive skin or wet suit are required. Kate’s mother Carol gave her these tights for Christmas in preparation for our trip, and others asked her on our Facebook page where she got them. This prompted me to look them up, you can find these groovy swim tights on a site I didn’t know about called Swim Outlet. Cool stuff! Plus, they are currently on sale!

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