Gladden Private Island

For 2-4 guests
100% privacy. The world's most private island resort.
USD 3,695 - USD 4,415 per night


A swirl of turquoise and aquamarine lagoons cradle Gladden, 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. There is a second master suite should you wish to share Gladden with friends or family. Our staff resides unseen on the smaller island behind Gladden, 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.


While you're ensconced in our casually luxurious 3,000-square-foot villa, you'll never spot a neighbor. But you will be greeted with stunning views from every room. Stand in the entryway and let your eyes wander across the swimming pool to the coral reef beyond. Slip into the master suite, a soothing enclave of dark woods complemented by wide windows overlooking the ocean. Climb to the roof terrace to soak up the sun and bask in the panorama of aquamarine lagoons as far as the eye can see. The villa was built for two, but a second master bedroom can comfortably accommodate another couple should you decide that such dazzling beauty deserves to be shared.
Gladden's managing couple, Johann and Toni, love to help guests create memories to last a lifetime, and have honed their respective skills as captain and chef on yachts and in exclusive villas across the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific. Their history of dedicated, flexible service perfectly positions this attentive, enthusiastic duo to cater to Gladden's visitors, ensuring a magical stay. Johann's superlative skills as a yacht captain make him the ideal host for snorkeling and scuba excursions to the surrounding reefs and beyond. Toni's delectable global cuisine made from fresh local ingredients melds with her flair for design into island meals that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Johann and Toni reside in their private residence located on our support island, out of sight but just the push of a call button away.
USD 3,695 for two persons for exclusive use per night (includes all taxes and booking fees).

USD 4,415 for four persons for exclusive use per night (includes all taxes and booking fees).

Minimum 4 night stay.

All inclusive:
All meals prepared by a gourmet chef, all beverages including alcoholic beverages*, all island based activities including snorkeling, one full day of scuba diving, massages, mainland excursions*, transfers from and to Belize City. Included in the price for a 7 night stay is a one-way 35 minute helicopter transfer over the barrier reef directly to Gladden.

* Additional charges may apply for special order items
* Mainland excursions are included when staying at Valley Stream
A Gladden experience will be anything but ordinary. Dine anywhere. Casually paddle around the island while the vibrant reef entertains or call the boat captain to take you to some of the worlds best snorkeling and diving spots. At the end of the day relax with a cocktail in hand and watch the dolphins swim by. Adventurous guests can head to the mainland where staff will arrange a variety of activities to immerse yourself in Belizian culture.
Moon lit dining on our roof top terrace, romantic dinners on the beach, or pool side tapas are standard fare.

Organic produce grown in Gladdens Garden, fresh fish straight from the surrounding waters, and dishes accompanied by our curated wine collection ensure that dining reaches new heights on Gladden. Our trained in house chef Toni Pratley creates custom meals to guests tastes. Cuisine never gets boring when guests can sample the best of Belizian cuisine.

On Gladden the menu is inspired, creative and yours to design.
Pool side lounging, cocktails in the open air palapa and sunset dinners on the roof top terrace are par for the course. Your hosts will customize your experience on Gladden to be as relaxing or adventurous as you like.

Selected Included Services.
  • Facials, manicures and pedicures.
  • Relaxing Massage Treatments
  • Selection of Games, Movies, Pool Table
  • Hobie Cat, Kayaks and Paddle Boards
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Home entertainment system and WiFi
Your Island Hosts can arrange for additional activities on Gladden
Belize is home to the longest barrier reef system in the Northern and Western Hemispheres, and its stunning central section lies right in our back yard. Snorkeling merely requires a few fin kicks from the beach outside your villa, or let your island host arrange a trip to nearby Gladden Spit and the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve for some of the best scuba diving in the world. From April through June, whale sharks congregate in this protected area, offering the rare chance to swim with these gentle giants, the largest fish in the sea. Outside of the marine preserve, spear fishing and deep-sea fishing are available.
A great way to cruise and explore the inner Barrier Reef. Stop at nearby private island establishments and enjoy cold drinks and great food. Visit our friends at King Lewey's Caye, a small pirate themed island resort with great food and a fun atmosphere or visit the Lionfish Grill on Hatchet Caye, offering unique and tasty menu items cooked with local produce and the freshest seafood.
Experience Belize's mainland with a stay at Gladden's Valley Stream only a short stunning 30 minute helicopter ride from Gladden. Access to the richness of Belize's mainland activities—ancient Mayan ruins, treetop zip lines, cave tubing—are just moments away. You can easily divide your holiday time between Gladden and a 200-acre mountain enclave with the same unparalleled level of solitude, service and amenities.

All mainland excursions are included in the rate.
Gladden lies directly on the edge of the widest and most picturesque section of the Belize Barrier Reef in the Caribbean sea. It is the longest reef in the Western Hemisphere and the 2nd largest in the World. Located 20 miles off the coast of Placencia, Belize, Gladden is the furthest island out from the mainland and closest to the protected side of the reef where the water is calm and clear. The magical "Gladden Split" where the whale sharks congregate once a year is a mere few miles away. This is one of the most beautiful locations in the World.
By Helicopter:
Included in a 7+ night stay (starting from USD 1,800 one way for stays less than 7 nights)
A Gladden representative will meet you at customs and take you directly to the helicopter where you will be whisked away over the Belize Barrier Reef and land directly on Gladden 35-40 minutes later. This is truly an amazing experience and will save you a few hours of travelling.

Maya Air:
Your regional flights from Belize City to Placencia are included in the rate and booked through us. When you arrive in Placencia you will be escorted by a Gladden representative directly to Gladden by speed boat which takes between 40 and 50 minutes.