Remote, Stunning, Isolated – Belize Island Lodges
For travellers looking for remote locations to travel to with their loved ones and friends, these idyllic island experiences could be perfect. Here are Vivaventure Central America’s recommendations for “Top 5 Places to Stay on an Island in Belize” covering all budgets. These lodges are also some of the best places to stay for Diving and Fishing holidays in Belize.
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Cayo Espanto Luxury Island
Situated on a private island off Ambergris Caye, Cayo Espanto features six luxurious, secluded 1 and 2 bedroom beach villas, each with a small splash pool at the water’s edge. There are no shared areas such as a bar or restaurant – everything happens either in your villa or where you want it to on the island. Cayo Espanto offers you the most exclusive and isolated experience in Belize and because of this, it has long been a favourite of A-listers and celebrities. Overlooking the sea with stunning Caribbean vistas, the villas exude charm with exquisite decor, broad verandas, and private docks. Resort staff arrange for diving, fishing excursions, mainland tours, or private yacht tours. Designed to ensure complete guest privacy, Cayo Espanto is ideal for couples looking for total isolation in oceanfront luxury.
Located on the private island of Ray Caye (formerly Hatchet Caye), the Ray Caye Island Resort offers recently renovated luxurious accommodations on the edge of the Gladden Spit and Silk Caye Marine Reserves. Guests enjoy world-class snorkelling from the dock, fly fishermen can attempt the “Grand Slam” from shore, and scuba and deep-sea fishing are on the doorstep. The resort offers five main rooms and eight oceanfront cabanas, and facilities include the Lionfish Grill, a dive shop, pool, wellness center, a full array of water toys, and more.
The Turneffe Flats resort features a welcoming central lodge, pool, upper and lower sun decks, hammocks, and bar and restaurant overlooking the water. Its accommodations include eight spacious beach cabanas, perfect for couples, and three villas (two or three bedrooms), great for families and groups. Located on a picturesque point of the Turneffe Atoll, the resort has a while-stand beach and offers ideal flats fishing right from shore. The incredible barrier reef is only a stone’s throw away.
When travellers seek out a “castaways” experiences centred around sport fishing, diving, or snorkelling adventures, the all-inclusive Turneffe Island Resort provides fishing guides, divemasters, and a fleet of boats to reach ideal sites only minutes from shore. Located on a six-hectare (14-acre) private island, the resort offers eight deluxe rooms and four superior rooms (two guests maximum), and 10 private villas (four guests max), all with beach views and mahogany and teak interiors. Facilities include a pool, bar, restaurant, and spa.
Pelican Beach Resort is a favourite with our mid-range clients and is one of the few islands that sit right on the Belize barrier reef. The resort is located on 3 1/2 acres on the southern end of the island and has the most idyllic beach perhaps in the whole of Belize where you can snorkel from the shore to coral and brightly coloured fish.! They also offer a guided night snorkel! The Belizean style cottages are rustic and comfortable with verandas positioned to see sunrise and sunset. Meals are authentic Belizean cuisine and the atmosphere is homely and welcoming. Relax all day or you can book island hopping boat tours, diving and kayaking activities. A great choice for couples, families and groups.
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