How To Choose The Right Belize Private Island Resort For You

by Carolee Chanona

Growing up, you might’ve seen all these films and tv shows (cue: James Bond) about these opulent, far-fetched private islands; each within gorgeous locales across the globe. Even to this day, some of us may feel that having a whole island to ourselves is completely unrealistic. But, is it? Especially with the cusp of “normality” fast approaching in the travel industry, privacy will remain paramount—not that we foresee it going anywhere either—and you can find that in Belize. Thanks to Muy’Ono Resorts, the largest independent collection of resorts in Belize, your private island dreams can come true regardless of your budget. So if you’re planning the next wedding, girls trip, or bachelor party for the groom-to-be, here’s how you can rent a private island of your own. Ranging from $200 to $1000 a night, find the right island-resort-fit with Muy’Ono in Belize here.

Call a 7.5-acre private island your own off the coast of Dangriga with Royal Belize, an exclusive-stay private island resort. Found along the second largest coral reef in the world, this resort uniquely caters to one party at a time in five luxury suites. In fact, your own island manager, private chef, housekeeping, concierge, and boat captain are ready to customize your island experience.

Rates start at US$6,200 per night for 10 guests, all-inclusive, or $620 per person per night; details here. At a glance, the following dates are available: April 1 – 9, April 16 – 19, May 22 – 27.

Fly-fisher fiend: Blue Horizon Lodge

Blue Horizon Fly Fishing Lodge

Found in the heart of Permit Alley in Southern Belize, Blue Horizon Lodge was extensively renovated before officially reopening in 2020. Here, shallow saltwater flats stretch nearly 30 miles from Dangriga down to Placencia to offer your best opportunity at a Grand Slam. Not to mention, the boutique property pioneered saltwater fly fishing in this part of Belize. The 7-acre island caters to dedicated, beginner, and first-time anglers alike! The intimate Blue Horizon Lodge features 5 rooms, with a maximum occupancy of 10 guests. Three-night, all-inclusive packages start at $1,950.

Beach bumming: Ranguana Caye

Book a stay on the island from August through October and get a chance to see Belize’s endangered sea turtles hatch! Not to mention, this is Muy’Ono’s most affordable option. Enjoy your own private island, with a maximum capacity of 9 overnight guests, starting at US$150 per night.

Maldives mimic: Thatch Caye

For those looking for a different side to island life, you can find it nine miles from Dangriga Town. With a name like Thatch Caye, you’d expect just that in its structures. Instead, you’ll find a barefoot casual island resort, housing only 30 guests at a time in overwater bungalows or cabanas. Blissfully tropical with only 15 rooms, you’ll find yourself learning the art of community inside the common Coco Lounge (and only source of Wi-Fi).

Its fuss-free accommodations, colorful scattered hammocks, and coral reefs set a bygone mood. After all, the private island Muy’Ono Resort hosts an onsite Five Star PADI Dive Shop. And did we mention it’s on the doorstep of Glover’s Reef Atoll? Rates start at $3,700 for a one-week, all-inclusive package.

Header image of Ranguana Caye. All images courtesy Muy’Ono Resort.

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