It doesn’t get any better than staying on a private island off the coast of Belize. Coco Plum Island Resort Belize is an all-inclusive beach resort for adults seeking a romantic private island getaway. Our stay was truly the most relaxing vacation of our life. Coco Plum is known as the honeymoon hotspot and I can see how the vibe there would make the perfect honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or getaway for the absolute best vacation with the love of your life!
I was really impressed with the welcome we received as soon as we stepped off the boat. We were greeted with a cocktail and shown to our room as we were given more information on the island. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I’m not sure what other resort you can go to and be on a first-name basis with the staff. They were incredible at making you feel right at home. Coco Plum is paradise. I’m thinking of making it an annual thing.
Coco Plum Cay is a little island nestled 8 miles off the coast of a small town 80 miles south of Belize City named Dangriga. Belize City is only a two-hour flight from several major U.S. cities such as Miami, Houston, or Dallas. It was only a 3-hour flight from Atlanta and is the closest over-water bungalow vacation.
Once you get to Belize City you get to hop on a puddle jumper to Dangriga which is a 15-minute flight. From there you’ll be picked up and an air-conditioned van that will take you to a boat. Driving through Dangriga was pretty interesting. I love seeing how people live in different parts of the world. Once you’re on the boat, it’s a 20-minute ride to Coco Plum Cay. Don’t worry, your luggage is taken care of, carried, and stored under the boat by the staff. It gets delivered straight to your cabana once you arrive.
Resort + Rooms
There are a limited number of comfortably appointed ocean front cabanas so it’s never overcrowded. In fact, I really felt like I owned the entire island because everyone was off doing their own thing. I’m a huge fan of the “adults only” island because that’s how I like to enjoy my vacations… kid-free. There are 18 villas, including 1 two-story three-bedroom over-water bungalow that’s perfect for a girl’s trip or 3 couples. The overwater bungalow includes your own private entrance, sunning porch, and an array of other exclusive amenities like a private chef.
The beach cabanas are all painted a variety of happy colors ranging from pink to yellow to blue and nestled along the private island right at the edge of the water, steps from your own private porch. Perfect for early morning cups of coffee overlooking the water or resting in the colorful hammock. Obviously, I’d go for the pink one! There are 3 different types of villas that range from standard to premium with the only difference being the amount of space in the room. Quite frankly, you’re on a private island in your own private villa so they’re all pretty great options. The interior in most villas is white and bright with exposed wood beams and high ceilings. Most of the premium villas sit at the end of the island so you have more privacy. There is a volleyball net and a private dock at the end of the island as well as multiple lounging areas and daybeds.
Food + Drink
There are so many activities on Coco Plum that you’ll run out of days before you get to do everything. Try not to squeeze everything in your stay or you’ll end up tired and drained. Save some things for your trip back! Remember, it’s a vacation so spend the majority of your time relaxing and take it all in. Yes, they do have wifi but disconnect and enjoy everything the island has to offer.
Coco Plum offers an array of tours you can do on your stay. They offer mainland tours or local water activities you can enjoy. Choose from ziplining, cave tubing, snorkeling, fishing, charter a boat, scuba diving, sunset cruise, Belize Zoo, or explore the Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich “Maiden of the Rock.” We were only there for 4 days so we chose to keep it close to home and go snorkeling at the reef. Mike also went fishing in the morning one day and really enjoyed that!
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Doing my best mermaid impression. 🐚The water is so unBELIZEably clear here! I actually managed to snorkel without freaking out thanks to our guide Roja from @cocoplumislandresort! It wasn't pretty and I might show you the most hysterical and unflattering blooper picture ever in stories if enough people ask for it. haha 😂The Belize Barrier Reef is a must! So many fishies! "Under the sea… under the sea.." 🐬🐡🐟🐠🦐🐙🦀 BTW this is my first @plotagraphpro – what do y'all think? Photo taken with my @gopro [TAP FOR SOUND] #travelgold
There are also a ton of water activities you can do on your own that are complimentary. Most places will charge you to rent paddleboards so I love that everything at Coco Plum was free to use at any time! We paddle-boarded one day (I only fell once), took a kayak out, hopped on the hobby cat for a sailing lesson, and snorkeled just steps from our villa. There are also fun games to play scattered around the island. They have a volleyball court, ping pong table, corn hole, and ladder ball toss. Plus board games, cards, and even a library of books that you can read. The amenities are crazy. I swear they thought of everything!
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*Thanks Coco Plum for hosting us and making this vacation one for the record books!