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A True Private Island Vacation

Nov 13, 2023

You don’t need to be a celebrity to vacation like one.  Get the glitterati treatment with a true private island vacation.  No other guests besides you and your entourage, from 2 to 28 people, Gecko Properties has four private island experiences to pick from.  One-of-a-kind retreats with personalized service and unparalleled privacy.  The fun and fantasy of being a castaway on a deserted island with all the comforts of home- if your home has butlers, private chefs, and an on-call masseuse.  Your very own serene and secluded paradise is easier to reach than you might imagine; this is what vacation dreams are made of!  Here’s what to expect when you rent a private island in Belize.

Belize, the small Central American country at the bottom of the Yucatan Peninsula and bordered by the Caribbean Sea, boasts hundreds of small islands (called “cayes”) studding the second largest Barrier Reef system in the world.  An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belize Barrier Reef, runs the entire length of the country and stretches more than 180 miles.  It is a visually stunning and ecologically important system comprising of coral reefs, shelves, offshore atolls, estuaries, coastal lagoon, and several hundred islands including Gladden, Kanu, Little Harvest, and Placencia Caye.  Accommodating a single couple or up to 28 people, our private island retreats feel utterly remote but are easily reached.  Leave the world behind and escape out to sea.  Discover the exceptional service and laid-back luxury of an inclusive Gecko vacation.

Full concierge service is a keystone of a Gecko vacation.  It is our philosophy that our guests shouldn’t have to lift a finger while on holiday.  Island transfers, meals, laundry, activities- leave the details to us.  We offer the convenience of an all-inclusive stay, but better; this is what we like to call island-inclusive.  Your every need anticipated and your stay custom tailored to the desires of your group.  Our islands’ staff are there to cater exclusively to your party; no other guests or tourists to distract or disturb your serenity. 

Gladden Private Island

If you are looking for the ultimate romantic escape for a single couple or an intimate getaway for your immediate family, Gladden Island is as private as you can get.  Dubbed “the most private island in the world,” the Gladden Villa was built for two, but can accommodate another couple in a secondary master suite.  Ensconce yourself in singular seclusion because even the staff for this island retreat to quarters on a nearby caye, leaving you with total and complete privacy when you choose. 

Kanu Private Island

On Kanu Island your party of up to 20 people can have exclusive use of this 2.5 acre caye.  Five separate individual dwellings provide couples and families with their own luxurious sleeping quarters while a central great room and swimming pool create a comfortable gathering space for meals, recreation, and relaxation.  This private playground is kitted out with paddleboards, kayaks, volleyball court, pool table, fishing equipment, and snorkeling gear.  Spectacular coral reef surrounds the island, so stunning underwater scenes are only a few yards from your doorstep.

Little Harvest Caye

Within eyesight of the lively little village of Placencia but worlds apart from ordinary, the extraordinary Little Harvest Caye is a best-of-both-worlds vacation retreat.  Just a 5-minute boat ride from the casual and colorful village center, you can enjoy the action of the coastal community or retreat to your private island sanctuary for peaceful solitude.  Little Harvest can accommodate up to 14 guests in five sophisticated cottages.  A focal point of this 1.5 acre caye is the stunning gathering area with soaring thatch roof, spacious lounge and dining area, pool table and entertainment system, adjacent sun deck and swimming pool.

The Enclave on Placencia Caye

Situated on Placencia Caye, a stone’s throw from the village’s municipal pier and famous Sidewalk, is The Enclave.  This property is a Shangri-La you can share with your party of up to 28 people, and no one else.  The ultimate escape for a family reunion or group of friends, the property has seven private suites and all the bells and whistles of a 5-star resort.  Mix and mingle among the shops and restaurants on the peninsula, delve into the culture and history of this fascinating country, and explore the interior jungle then return to the private haven of your island retreat. 

Whether you dream of sequestering yourself on a remote slip of sand completely isolated from the rest of the world or sharing your private paradise with family and a few close friends within quick reach of the mainland, Gecko’s has the exclusive island vacation for you.   Unparalleled service, unmatched privacy, unique and intimate experiences are what set a Gecko Vacation apart from a typical trip abroad.  Come enjoy the best of Belize from your own private island oasis.

All-inclusive experience without any of the crowds: island-inclusive! the comfort and convenience of an all-inclusive vacation with the additional luxury of personalized service and unmatched privacy.  One-of-a-kind retreats, eco-chic vibes.

Diving, fishing, snorkeling, or simply skimming over crystalline water and exploring the surrounding archipelago. Sophisticated. The beach is always at your doorstep. Laid-back luxury surrounded by serene water views. 

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