Private Islands

Belize has over 200 islands and choosing one to visit may be difficult but we are making it easier with our top pick!

Check out our top picks for the private island in Belize.

Ray Caye Island Resort

Travelers are increasingly becoming eco-conscious and prefer staying at an eco-hotel when booking their vacation. Contrary to the popular misconceptions about sustainability, eco-friendly travel doesn’t mean you need to skip out on luxury. Take a look at Ray Caye Island Resort, located 17 miles East of Placencia, Belize. On this island, you get to wake up to sunshine and blue waters every day while leaving nothing but footprints in the sand while staying true to your love for conservation and sustainability.

Coral Caye – Private Island 

The private island escape of your dreams awaits at Coral Caye! Sheltered behind the world-famous Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a completely private island; yours alone for a romantic, restorative or adventurous getaway. However, just 25-minutes from Placencia takes you to this Coppola Hideaway’s coral-sand shore. Within, eco-conscious but decadent cabanas honor the once-fishing camp’s natural, local flavor. 

Blue Marlin Beach Resort – South Water Caye 

Blue Marlin Lodge is a locally-owned island resort atop Belize’s Barrier Reef with all-inclusive diving, snorkeling, and fly-fishing adventures at your doorsteps. As a choice off-the-beaten-path destination hosting a few guests at a time, you can relax in nature and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Tobacco Caye

Tobacco Caye, located ten miles East of Dangriga, is a small Belizean-style vacation property with six private beach cabanas. Each deck has a hammock and offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The water is ideal for scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling. A restaurant and bar can also be found on the island providing delicious local meals and tropical drinks.

Tobacco Caye

Half Moon Caye

Half Moon Caye is an island and natural monument of Belize located at the South East corner of the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. This unusually shaped parcel of land, erupting from the sea, has an asymmetric shape surrounded by a fringe of reef to create a platform that safeguards a tranquil lagoon. The waters surrounding the island are crystal clear making it a world-class destination for snorkeling, swimming, and diving. You will be able to see an abundance of marine-life, including loggerhead turtles, rays, barracuda, and eels.

Goff’s Caye

Another choice is Goff’s Caye; small island off the shore of Belize City in the central region of the Belize Barrier Reef. The island has been a part of the Belizean heritage for many years and is also registered as an archaeological site due to its Colonial-era settlement. Some of the most spectacular snorkeling in Belize happens just a short swim off the white soft sandy beach of Goffs Caye. Due to its location, you will be able to discover a community of resident corals, sting-rays, an abundance of colorful fish, and much more.

Goffs Caye

Turneffe Island

It is 30 miles east of Belize City and is a small island that has a handful of private resorts. The island is popular for the largest coral reef atoll in Belize. The attraction of this island is also the sandy beaches and the crystal clear water. Divers and Snorkelers enjoy this island because of the unique experience under water with the marine life.

South Water Caye

An island less than half a mile long with unique white sandy beach, tropical trees, and plants that is surrounded by crystal clear water. It is a part of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve and snorkelers enjoy this Caye for the abundant marine life all around the island.


Cayo Espanto 

Located three miles from the northern island of Ambergris Caye, this luxury island is the perfect place for both couples and singles who want to experience a different world where they get to be pampered and relaxed the entire time. The accommodations include: seven airconditioned villas complete with two personal butlers assigned to each, a private dock, and an infinity plunge pool. The chef visits each villa every day to review the menu as there are no restaurants here, so you can have your meal inside or on your private dock – which gives you ultimate seclusion as if you’re the only one on this island. This is a favorite for many celebrities like Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, and others.  

cayo espanto
Photo Credits: Cayo Espanto