An all-inclusive option for an island vacation near Belize City is Royal Palm Island, a resort 20 minutes by boat from the mainland on Little Frenchman Caye—and it is in fact French-owned. The tropically painted cottages, set fairly close together on this tiny island, have two bedrooms, kitchenettes, air-conditioning, and satellite TV. Prices include lodging, all meals (no French cuisine, though), and transfers from Belize City. Royal Palm Island also has a new sister
resort on the mainland, Dream Valley, and packages are available that combine beach and inland stays.
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