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.
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.
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.
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.
Certainly, we couldn’t miss this famous island. Also known as “La Isla Bonita”, Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize. The capital and hotspot of the island is San Pedro. The island is 25 miles long and approximately a mile wide. It is also a quarter-mile from the Barrier Reef. Ambergris Caye is one of the more famous vacation destinations in the country. With sandy beaches, reef views, a dizzying array of restaurants and bars plus activities in and out of the water – getting to know La Isla Bonita in just one day can be a special feat. The island can keep you busy from morning to late night – it’s no wonder Madonna sang about it!
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.
Roughly five miles long, the focal point of this destination is the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It’s divided by a narrow channel called “The Split”, a popular swimming area and you can have a taste of the famous lizard juice. From the beach, you almost feel like the reef is just a stone throw away. Caye caulker’s town motto is “go slow” for a reason. Once a fishing village, the island has created its own very special brand of laidback tourism. Always a highlighted Belize Destination, unhurried developments blend with the natural beauty and culture of this Caye creating a unique island vibration.
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.
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 air–conditioned 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.