Private Island Belize
UPDATED April 2021. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect vacation than your own private island. Guess what? It can be a reality; on a Belize private island! White sand beaches, palm trees, clear turquoise water, a cold margarita, and nobody else in sight. If you dream of renting your own private island in Belize, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Belize private island rentals from Airbnb and Vrbo, including some overwater bungalows, Belize island resorts with a full staff, and even a few surprisingly affordable options! Ready to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes? Then dive right in to our list of 10 Belize private island rentals to die for. Find your private island Belize paradise!
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If you want to see the location of all the islands on a map, then check out the map view for all our Belize private island rentals! Most of these islands lie far south of Belize City, somewhere between Placencia/ Coco Plum Island area and the Belize Barrier Reef (the world’s second longest barrier reef system!) Sure you should take a trip to see some Mayan Ruins and check out the cave tubing tours, but once you get tired of the crowds on San Pedro, you’ll be longing for an island all to yourself. Here’s where to find it:
1) Gladden Private Island: the Most Private Island Belize Has to Offer?
Billed as: The Most Private Island Resort in the World – You will never see another guest! Gladden Private Island, Belize is an exclusive 1-acre private island with a luxurious 3,000 square foot villa that can accommodate up to 4 people but is designed with a couple in mind. This island’s staff resides unseen on an island behind Gladden. Gladden Island lies 20 miles off the coast of Placencia Belize, just behind the barrier reef and only miles from the famous Gladden Spit where whale sharks congregate! For more information visit the Vrbo listing for this private island..
2) Bird Island Belize: A Private Island in Belize with its Own Coral Atoll
This tiny private island in Belize accommodates up to 6 guests in a 1200 square foot lodge. Bird Island, Belize sits upon a pristine coral atoll 6 miles from the mainland. This self-catering adventure offers the ultimate in privacy and reef snorkeling at a surprisingly affordable price! For more information visit the Vrbo listing for this private island.
3) Ranguana Caye: Affordable Private Island in Belize
If you’re looking for a cheap private island rental in Belize, Ranguana Caye is hard to beat. Currently listing at roughly $100 per night per cabana, it’s a pretty good value. The catch is, there are actually 3 cabanas on this island so you might not have the whole place to yourself. Unless you and your party can rent all three, which would still be a great deal! (Keep in mind, this rate doesn’t include boat transfers from the mainland which cost $75 per person each way.) All in all, this island comes in as a very affordable Belize private island resort. For more info check out the Vrbo listing for this private island!
4) Little Harvest Caye Belize: for the Ultimate Private Island Wedding
Little Harvest Caye is a 1.5 acre private island with five private suites to accommodate your group. It lies off the coast of Belize in the Atlantic Ocean near Placencia. A caretaker stays on the island in separate quarters and a boat with driver is provided any time you wish to go to shore. Visit the Little Harvest Caye VRBO listing to see all the photos of this amazing property! In my opinion, Little Harvest Caye Belize would be the perfect location for a large family group or a private island wedding. We originally listed this island in our post 22 Private Island Rentals on VRBO and it has been our most-viewed island ever since. It is possibly the most famous of the Belize private island all inclusive resorts!
5) Little Peter Oasis: Overwater Bungalows Belize Style
This 3 acre private island rental in Belize accommodates up to 4 guests in a 1000 square-foot guest house. Little Peter Island features overwater bungalows Belize style, in a sheltered lagoon, which is difficult to find in Belize private island resorts! For more information visit the Vrbo listing for this private island. [Note: this island used to be called Norval Caye! ]
6) Cindiri Beach, Belize: the newest of the Belize Private Island Rentals on Vrbo
This is the latest private island Belize that I’ve discovered on Vrbo. (Added in April 2021) This roughly 115 acre island has a lagoon and can accommodate up to 8 guests in two side-by-side cabins. It is located in the Belize Barrier Reef about 11 miles off shore from Dangriga. At the time I discovered it there were no reviews yet on the Vrbo listing so go check it out and be the first! The location looks pretty awesome.
7) Hideaway Caye: Romantic Island Getaway for a Couple
This 3 acre private island in Belize accommodates only 2 guests. Hideaway Caye is the perfect romantic couple’s getaway: the only other people staying on this private island will be the caretakers who prepare all your meals. There is also a small bar on the island where passing sailboats may anchor and stop for a drink! Your stay includes boat transfer from the mainland, all meals, and use of snorkeling gear and kayaks, which is really an amazing deal considering the less-than-$400-a-night price tag! For more info visit the Vrbo listing for this private island.
8) King Lewey’s: Perfect Belize Island Resort for a Large Group
This island features partially overwater bungalows (a rarity in Belize private island rentals) which can accommodates up to 28 guests. Includes transfer from the airport, breakfast, a daily drink, and your own restaurant! On Airbnb you can rent the whole island or you can rent units individually. For more info view the Vrbo listing for this private island.
9) Kanu Island: Newest Private Island Belize
This Belize private island resort was conceived by the same masterminds behind Gladden Private Island and Little Harvest Caye (numbers 1 and 4 above) so you know the quality is top-notch. But while the other two islands cater to just one or two couples, this island can accommodate a group of up to 14 people in five villas. Perfect for an epic once-in-a-lifetime group island getaway!
For more info view the Vrbo listing for this private island.
10) Lark Caye: Your Own Coral Reef & Mangrove Lagoon
This Belize private island is a nature lover’s paradise. Located 6 miles off Placencia, Lark Caye boasts a beautiful coral reef right out your front door. Snorkeler’s rejoice! Once you’ve had your fill of colorful fish, head out the back door and jump in the kayaks. Paddle through your own private mangrove lagoons in search of beautiful water birds! Lark Caye can accommodate up to 4 guests in a 2-bedroom off-grid eco-cottage. UPDATE APRIL 2021: Unfortunately this island isn’t currently listed on Vrbo. Sorry!
11) Royal Belize: Luxurious Private Island in Belize
This private island features separate villas that can accommodate up to 10 people. Includes complimentary boat transfer, a full staff, and all meals, drinks and alcoholic beverages! Enjoy strolling the large 7.5 acre island, including a long boardwalk to a private gazebo in the mangroves! Royal Belize has to be one of the most scenic and beautiful private islands in Belize; you have to see the photos to believe it! Available on Vrbo.
12) The Enclave: Most Convenient Belize Island Rental for a Large Group
Lying just off the shore of Placencia village, The Enclave is a 2-acre private island that can accommodate a group of up to 28 people! Includes 7 private waterfront bedroom units and private chef, concierge, and daily maid service! Lying just 150 yards off the coast of mainland Placencia and snuggled up against Placencia Caye, the Enclave is certainly one of the most accessible private island rentals in Belize! For more information visit the Vrbo listing for this private island.
13) BONUS: Itza Resort. A sweet location for divers
Located on Long Caye, very close to the famous Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye, the Itza Resort is a diver’s dream. While there are several rooms for rent, making this island not quite private, you could in theory rent them all for a party! There’s even a dive shop on the premises! For more information visit the Vrbo listing for this private island.
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