Fodor's Expert Review French Louie Caye

French Louie Caye, Placencia Village, Stann Creek, Belize

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

Rent your own private island 8 mi (13 km) from Placencia with a lovely coral sand beach and a reef for snorkeling and fishing, and enjoy lobster and fish freshly prepared by your own cook. Accommodations here are basic: a simple, two-room cabin by the sea, tropically pink and green, with shower and bathroom facilities in a separate building, and you can also pitch a tent on the beach. The pristine reef and shallow waters around the island are safe for children, making this a perfect place for a family vacation. This is truly the way it used to be in Belize. Private island rental—you're the only party on the island except for the cook/caretaker—is BZ$4,653 for a week, double, including house, all meals (but not alcohol), use of kayaks and other equipment, round-trip transport from Placencia, and taxes. Shorter rentals and day trips also available, such as three-night package for BZ$2,520

PROS

  • Beautiful 2-acre private island
  • lovely coral sand beach
  • delicious fresh seafood and other meals prepared to your order

CONS

  • Simple accommodations
  • no longer inexpensive

QUICK FACTS

Intimate
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 523-3636 | 800-886-4265-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

Rate Includes: 1 cabin, Free Breakfast

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