Developed by Chris Krolow, Host of HGTV’s Island Hunters, this picturesque oasis is right in the heart of the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef. It harbors a single villa designed for just one couple, with the all-inclusive service of a luxury resort. There is also a second master suite in the villa in case the guests wish to bring along friends or family. The staff resides unseen on the smaller island behind Gladden Caye, ready to respond to any request at a moment’s notice.
After almost 20 years in the business of private island real estate and visits to hundreds of islands around the globe, Chris came across Gladden Private Island 20 miles northeast of Placencia, Belize, in the most vibrant, picturesque part of the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef. The white sands popped against the aquamarine sea, but it was the second, smaller island behind it that caught his eye. “This would be the ideal canvas for my dream project,” he says.
A swirl of turquoise and aquamarine lagoons cradle Gladden Caye, an island fringed with white sand 20 miles northeast of Placencia, in the heart of Belize’s Barrier Reef.
This island jewel harbors your own private sanctuary, a casually elegant villa designed for just one couple, with the full service of a luxury resort.
Dine on local specialties prepared by a roster of guest chefs from celebrated kitchens around the world. Swim with whale sharks at nearby Gladden Spit, one of the few places where these gentle giants congregate each spring. Book a spa treatment or boat charter through your personal concierge.
The island’s staff resides unseen on the smaller island behind Gladden Caye, ready to answer your call at a moment’s notice without ever intruding on your privacy.
While most private island experiences require jetting to the far reaches of the globe, Gladden Caye delivers the natural beauty and tranquility of a Polynesian atoll only a few hours from Miami.