Your own private island sanctuary, just hours from Miami, resides in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on Belize’s Barrier Reef––the second largest reef in the world. The definition of barefoot elegance, your luxurious 3,000-square-foot private beach villa for two on Gladden Private Island is ready to welcome you home with all the indulgent full service amenities of a luxury resort. A second master bedroom stands ready to receive guests should you care to entertain.
Stunning views wrap around your island home away from home. Standing in the entryway your eyes glimpse the coral reef just beyond the in-deck pool oasis. Let the dark woods of the master soothe and re-energise. Take in the view from the rooftop terrace, basking in the sun and dramatic panoramas.
Enjoy as much adventure as you wish, including a trip to Gladden Spit to swim with whale sharks. Or take a cruise on boat charter wherever you wish. Guest chefs will prepare your favourite delicacies any way you like, including your fresh catch of the day. Gladden Caye makes the bold claim–– “No matter how far you cast your gaze, you will never see another guest.”
Not quite uncharted, the island lies 20 minutes Northeast of Placencia, Belize. For maximum privacy, the staff resides on their own smaller island, a few paddles away. The island staff is committed to make all your dreams come true effortlessly, discretely, without any intrusion.
Taking all-inclusive to a new level, enjoy the endless list of included activities and cuisine including––all gourmet meals, beverages featuring some of the world’s best wines, as well as activities like snorkelling, scuba, diving, and PADI certification, even spa treatments. Don’t worry they cover your choice of mainland excursions as well as transfers. Stay for a week and they’ll throw in a one-way 35-minute helicopter transfer over the Caribbean and the barrier reef to the island. gladdenprivateisland.com
© This article was first published in June-July 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.