Bird Island is a unique experience; imaging having your very own island to spend time with your loved one, family or group of friends in total comfort and absolute privacy . It is located inside one of the most beautiful atolls in Belize, covering the full spectrum - in true relaxation or endless choice of outdoor activities at your fingertips and right outside your door. Its been featured in national and international publications including Airbnb's recent 'Like This, Live There' ad campaign.
“Every wonderful review about Bird Island was true! It was total paradise. Our TOP highlight of the trip was the fishing tour we booked with Thurman. He's so sweet and knowledgable about the area, and took us to all his secret fishing spots. We caught 12 fish, 5 lobsters, and 6 conches...and could have kept going but it was already way more food than my husband and I could have possibly finished in the 4 days we were there. Definitely recommend booking that tour as an addition to the trip (on the 1st day so you have plenty stocked for the remaining days). The kitchen was very well stocked as well - even if we hadn't caught any fish or brought any food, there was enough there to eat comfortably for 4 days. The only thing missing is fruits and veggies...and booze :) Wi-fi is not amazing on the island, but you're there to disconnect right? It's enough for emails and a little bit of social media, but forget about streaming anything! Also our first night there, the wi-fi went down entirely so were pretty isolated from the world for ~40-some hours. Overall - food was great, weather / temperature was great, hot showers + cool ocean was great...it was a perfect trip!”
A magical spot to Catch the breeze and listen to the sounds of the waves in this private belizean cabana 100 feet from the sea. Best location in placencia. Read the reviews tax included in price
“My wife and I had a great 10 day stay in the cabana at Finca Beach. She wanted a quiet place that was warm, sunny and with nothing between our room and the water but sand and palm trees. We found it. The cabana is as described. It is clean and comfortable. It isn't fancy but we only slept and showered in it and sat on the balcony enjoying view and reading. The beach is beautiful and very quiet with only an occasional person walking by. There are chairs to sit in either in the sun or pull under palm tree for shade. I enjoyed laying in the hammock reading and watching the sea. You will be about 300 feet from a $450 a night resort. There is no noise from them and they rarely walked in our direction. Our piece of the beach was prettier than the resort. The caretakers at Finca are fantastic. Val and Jose were friendly, helpful and couldn't have been better. Of course there were also Marley and Surprise, the friendliest dog and cat I have ever met. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.”
Private Heaven is located on Lark Caye, an island 6 miles off Placencia in the Caribbean Sea. Right in front of the house a breathtaking coral reef, perfect for snorkeling or taking the kayaks. On the backside a beautiful lagoon. The eco-lodge is powered with solar (+ backup generator), AC in both bedrooms, TV with Netflix, Wii console, hot water, well equipped kitchen, BBQ, 2 King Size beds, huge bathroom & shower, ocean deck, Wifi, USB-outlets, HQ Bluetooth speaker, hammocks.
“My wife and I spend 4 nights on the island. We are a big fan of booking remote/isolated private islands, and adventure travel in general, and Gigi's property is by far the most developed, comfortable private island property we've ever stayed at. To be honest, we booked hoping for another "castaway" experience, and ended up feeling like we were staying at a luxury vacation home. If you've never stayed on a private island, this is a great first try - you have every amenity you could possibly need, there's nothing to stress about, and society is just a phone call/20 minute boat ride away. Furthermore, Gigi is a phenomenal host. Not only did he pick us up from the Placencia airport, he took us around town for over an hour (not just for groceries) before loading our luggage onto his boat and taking us to the island. He is the nicest, most communicative host I've ever had on Airbnb. Gigi clearly put a lot of love and labor into his property - it was by far the cleanest, most developed, most comfortable private island we've ever been on - high speed internet that actually works, AC that we needed to turn off because it got too cold, generator and gas backups for the solar power and solar water heater. I never imagined I'd be taking hot showers every day on a remote private island. The island was also one of the more isolated, secluded places we've been. The house faces the open ocean, and over the course of 4 nights/5 days we only saw 1 speed boat pass by at a distance - 30 seconds of interruption to over 200 hours of complete isolation. Some words of logistical advice: 1) We had some bad luck with the weather - unfortunately it was rainy and cold during 4 of our 5 days on the island, despite being the dry season. This resulted in some really bad indoor sandfly issues due to changes in the wind direction/the sandflies trying to escape the weather. If you're allergic to bug bites like me (I swell up like a balloon), look into non-toxic indoor bug solutions like lavender candles, eucalyptus sprays, lemon peels etc. to be able to sleep through the night. 2) Be aware that there is no traditional "sandy beach" on the island, and you're probably better off without it - we learned that the cause of the sandflies was likely a neighboring property that put down a bunch of sand, that subsequently got invested with sandflies. 3) My wife and I are accustomed to fresh produce & ethnic cuisine. The canned/frozen produce we bought from the grocery was a bit stale, as can be expected. I regret buying canned pasta sauce and salsa - we should have just made our own with fresh tomatoes and peppers. 4) Perhaps this is obvious, but using the stove will heat up the home very quickly. Plan around that. If you're planning to do any serious cooking/anything complex with many spices/ingredients, do the prep work before starting the stove. In fact, I wish I had brought some packages spice mixes from the US (tandoori mix, chinese stir fry mix, etc) to minimize kitchen time in general. 5) Try the local fruit! Soursop and starfruit are hard to come by at home.”