An Island to Yourself: All-Inclusive Private Islands in Belize

by Carolee Chanona
Ray Caye island paddle board

Amid the new realities of travel, a tiny, spaced-out beach destination is just what many travelers are looking for. And with safety being a priority, bustling cities will undoubtedly feel overwhelming. However, all-inclusive private islands in Belize can offer decent distance with all the amenities you’ll need to rest, relax, and rejuvenate while on vacation. While the details of all-inclusive packages can vary at these hidden-away retreats, they’ll uniformly give you an experience you just can’t find at other all-inclusive properties — because privacy like this is the ultimate inclusion.

Ray Caye Island Resort 

Enter Ray Caye, an eco-off-the-grid haven limited to 20 rooms  with less than 50 guests on the island at any given time. The vibe? Pure jungle and aquatic paradise with a twist. Onsite, guests can choose from the island’s eateries: The Lionfish Bar & Grill, Catch 831 and La Bodega. Rent the entire island, exclusively for your party, for US$9,000 per night. Just 7 acres in size, you couldn’t get lost if you tried. Yet, Ray Caye is designed for privacy and intimacy with unspoiled access to the Belize Barrier Reef, at any given time.

Coral Caye, a Family Coppola Hideaway

As a sister property to Placencia’s Turtle Inn just 8 miles offshore, Coral Caye is an exclusive-use private island with show-stopping accommodations. Each villa boasting direct waterfront and private pools. Two dwellings and its Great House are the only buildings on the island; both can accommodate from two to ten guests starting at US$2,000 per night. Choose between its Coral Cottage, their newest dwelling ideal for a couple or young family, or Seahorse Cottage, ideal for extended families or additional friends. There’s a new menu every day, and the property encourages a mix of pure seclusion and active journeys, whether you’ve ‘gone fishing‘ or exploring the second-largest reef system in the world.

Ranguana Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort

As a picture-perfect 2-acre private island off the coast of Placencia, Ranguana Caye is the rustic island stay of your dreams. Right off the Belize Barrier Reef, the island offers three cabanas to make it all-inclusive, island-style; what they lack in luxury, they make up for in charm and location. Enjoy your own private island, with a maximum capacity of 9 overnight guests; rates start as low as US$150 all-inclusive per night per adult. Included within? Your boat transfer from Placencia, meals and snacks on the island, unlimited beverages, and use of all island toys. If you’re lucky, you may witness a turtle nesting or hatching on the beach of Ranguana Caye.

Blue Marlin Beach Resort 

Kayaking Blue marlin south water caye
Kayaking South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Photo courtesy Blue Marlin Lodge

Enter South Water Caye Marine Reserve: a mind-clearing paradise, with South Water Caye sitting directly on top the Belize Barrier Reef. Though not an exclusively private island, Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers a choice of 15 individually designed guest accommodations nestled along colorful, palm-shaded hammocks away from the wired world. Although small, this 5-acre, Belizean-owned retreat offers comfort and relaxation in fuss free paradise; Blue Marlin Beach Resort offers 180-views of the Belize barrier reef. Not to mention, a full service PADI Dive Shop, dining, relaxation, and top notch services. Their private cabanas start at US$1390 for a 3-night package.

Your island stay awaits! Contact the hotel directly or touch base with a local travel agency like ROEming Belize to help you arrange your island buyout.

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