A swirl of turquoise and aquamarine lagoons cradle Gladden Caye, an island fringed with coral and white sand in the heart of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. This island jewel harbors your own private sanctuary, a casually elegant villa designed for just one couple, with the all-inclusive service of a luxury resort. Our staff resides unseen on the smaller island behind Gladden Caye, ready to respond to any request at a moment’s notice. A “privacy meter” indicates if a member of the team is on the main island for any reason, because we want our guests to feel free to be themselves. There are no other neighbors – it’s just you and the views.
Some private island vacation opportunities offer a single home on an island for the ultimate in solitude, but they require either self-catering or intrusive staff. Others provide impeccable service in a resort setting, yet no matter how spread out the bungalows, there are still other guests, staff and maintenance crews on the grounds. They immediately realized that Gladden Caye delivered the solution they were searching for: a main island for a single villa and a smaller island that could make the staff accessible yet invisible. The project was constructed with all support structures on the smaller island hidden from sight-lines of the main house, and there are no neighbors to be seen in any direction, making Gladden Caye the most private island resort experience in the world – a short flight from most major cities in the US and Canada.