Gladded Private Island is the creation of Chris Krolow, host of HGTV’s Island Hunters and is our favorite place to stay in Belize.
Sheltered by the Belize Barrier Reef, Gladden Private Island is an intimate sanctuary of palms, powdery sand, and starry nights.
The low-lying coral islet rests in clear blue waters 20 miles (approximately one hour) east of the Belizean beach town of Placencia.
It’s an excellent base for snorkeling, diving, fishing, and beach-hopping excursions. The Gladden Spit, famous for its whale sharks diving, is just a few miles away.
Gladden Private Island is an intimate retreat; one suite, just for you. Inside, you’ll find two bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom.
The suite is equipped with air conditioning, television, ceiling fans, full kitchen, washer / dryer, and Wi-Fi (with Internet reception subject to weather conditions).
Villa amenities include a swimming pool, sundeck, roof deck, living room, al-fresco dining palapa, and pool table.
Support buildings and staff quarters are located on a second, smaller island; indicator lights let guests know when staff members are on the island.
Staff include a concierge and house chef who creates custom meals fit to guests tastes, featuring fresh fish and produce grown in Gladdens garden.
The full-board package includes meals and massage.
Included services at Gladden:
- Facials, manicures and pedicures
- Massage Treatments
- Selection of Games, Movies, Pool Table
- Hobie Cat, Kayaks and Paddle Boards
- Home entertainment system and WiFi
Gladden is located in Belize’s Barrier Reef which is home to renowned snorkeling and scuba diving. Guests can swim, deep sea fish, visit neighboring islands, or explore the charming town of Placencia Village.