Want to Stay on a Private Island in Belize? Start Here

by Khaila Gentle

Hoping to kick your vacation up a notch? A private island getaway might just be the bucket list-worthy adventure you’ve been craving. Nothing can compare to the complete privacy and the tranquil, go-slow vibe that comes with most far-flung destinations. Combine that with swaying trees and waves lapping against the shore, and you have a recipe for a memorable vacation. Looking for somewhere to stay in Belize? Consider these private islands.

Coco Plum Island Resort

Coco Plum Island Resort

As dreamy as they come, Coco Plum Island Resort has been consistently wooing honeymooners and couples with its clear blue waters and cozy beach cabanas. Adults-only and all-inclusive, this Belize private island sits just 30 minutes away from the town of Dangriga but feels worlds away. Spend your days lounging on the beach or playing corn hole. Or, embark on deep-sea fishing adventures and snorkeling expeditions.

Perfect for: A romantic Caribbean getaway

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Blue Horizon Lodge

Did you know? Belize is a hidden gem in the world of fly fishing, and it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to chase grand slam fame. Found in Southern Belize’s “Permit Alley”, Blue Horizon Lodge was founded by legendary Belizean fly fishing guide Lincoln Westby. Orvis-Endorsed and situated on a 7-acre island, this waterfront fishing lodge is the perfect place for an all-inclusive fishing vacation. Plus, there are only five guest cabanas on site, meaning it’s a stay that’s as private and intimate as it is exciting.

Perfect for: fishing enthusiasts and grand slam chasers 

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Casa al Mar, St. George’s Caye

While Saint George’s Caye isn’t technically a private island, it most certainly feels like one. Easily accessed by boat from Belize City but tranquil and idyllic, a stay on this historic island comes complete with captivating sea views and swaying coconut trees. At Casa al Mar, all that is complemented by an all-inclusive, intimate, and family-friendly stay. A charming vacation home found on the island, Casa al Mar can be rented by groups of up to fourteen guests. What better place to have a family reunion than on a Belize private island?

Perfect for: a multigenerational vacation

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Coral Caye

Live out your castaway dreams on Francis Ford Coppola’s Coral Caye. One of three hideaways in Belize owned by the talented mind behind The Godfather, this private island is where Gilligan’s Island meets glam. Combine it with a stay at the ever-alluring Turtle Inn for a luxuriously laidback trip to Southern Belize. The best part? The island is only booked one group at a time, meaning you’ll have it all to yourself during your stay.

Perfect for: Getting away with the gang 

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Slickrock Belize Adventures, Long Caye

The home of Muy’ono Resorts’ newest member – Slickrock Belize Adventures – Long Caye is the ideal place for getting away from the world and getting into the thrill of adventure. At Slickrock, guests get the chance to enjoy some of the most unique offshore expeditions in Belize inside one of the country’s prettiest atolls – Glover’s Reef. Eight days of all-inclusive, off-the-grid adventure, including surfing, await.

Perfect for: surfing and digital detoxes

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Similar: Looking for Somewhere to Stay on Ambergris Caye, Belize? Start Here.

Manta Island Resort

Photo Credit: Manta Island Resort

The family-friendly sister resort to Coco Plum Island, Manta Island is laidback luxury on the Belize Barrier Reef. It sits in Glover’s Reef Atoll, and its position right on the reef makes for some stunning seaside views and exciting snorkeling trips. Take your pick from a handful of colorful cabanas. Or, go big and book a reef villa (one of which comes with a private plunge pool).

Perfect for: A blend of tranquility and adventure 

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Ranguana Caye

Ideal for the fun friends getaway, Muy’Ono’s Ranguana Caye is rustic island life embodied. Challenge your pals to a game of giant Jenga. Or enjoy some shotski at Bully’s Beach bar. At the end of the day, retreat to your island cabanas and let the ocean breeze lull you to sleep. Just two acres large, Ranguana is quite literally a tiny slice of paradise.

Perfect for: a group getaway (whether overnight or for a day trip)

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Ray Caye

Photo Credit: Ray Caye / Kaejon Misuraca

Imagine the Caribbean before it got crowded — that’s Ray Caye’s much-beloved tagline. And, it’s quite fitting, considering that this 7-acre island in Southern Belize caters to a maximum of only 50 guests at a time. Whether you love giant water slides, offshore adventures like snorkeling and deep sea fishing, or simply unwinding while on island time, Ray Caye is sure to leave you captivated.

Perfect for: A luxurious off-the-grid escape

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Similar: Where to Stay on the Placencia Peninsula in Belize

Thatch Caye

Photo by Dylan Rose Photography

Overwater bungalows? Yes, please! Reminiscent of the Maldives — but without the extra long flight time — Muy’Ono’s Thatch Caye beckons to anyone seeking unique island adventures in Belize. Found off the coast of Dangriga, this all-inclusive private island resort feels deserted in all the right ways. Thatch Caye offers offshore adventure and island fun – all while keeping things barefoot casual.

Perfect for: a unique overwater stay

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Royal Belize

royal belize

Royal Belize, A Muy’Ono Resort

If you’re looking for luxury villas on an island — all for just you and your nearest and dearest — then Muy’Ono’s Royal Belize is sure to impress. Catering to anywhere between 10 and 16 guests, this Belize private island has three villas and a bunkhouse. The largest of the villas, Big House, boasts three private suites.

Perfect for: A luxurious, all-inclusive group getaway

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Similar: Where to Stay in the Cayo District, Belize
Featured Photo: Ranguana Caye. Photo by Belize My Travels. All other photos courtesy of their respective properties. 

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