Trip Advisor 2017 Travelers Choice Awards

Coco Plum Island Resort Named in the TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards

It’s the 7th year that Coco Plum Island Resort has been awarded with a Travelers’ Choice Award. Recognized in categories of Best Small Hotels, Best Service, and Most Romantic we are honored and ecstatic to present these rankings. 

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Trip Advisor ROMANCE Awards:
Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the WORLD (ranked #9)
Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Central America (ranked #2)
# 1 Hotel for Romance in Belize

Coco Plum Island Resort is the Most Romantic Resort in Belize

Yes, that’s right. Coco Plum Island Resort is officially the most Romantic Hotel in Belize! This is the second year in a row that Coco Plum has taken the top honor for Romance in Belize. Destination weddings, engagements, anniversaries, babymoons, honeymoons – you name it, we can assure you that Coco Plum is the ideal private island escape to create everlasting memories with that special someone. Check out our all inclusive honeymoon/romance packages … just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Trip Advisor BEST SERVICE Awards:
Top 25 Hotels for Best Service in Central America (ranked #4)
Top 10 Hotels for Best Service in Belize (ranked #3)

Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award for Best Service

This award for service is especially significant to us at it emphasizes what we are all about at Coco Plum – personalized customer service. Our guests arrive to our private island as strangers and leave as family, many of whom return year after year to be greeted by the same amazing staff members. Planning on booking a once in a lifetime vacation? Well remember, you are only a stranger until you arrive ….

Trip Advisor BEST SMALL HOTELS Awards:
Top 25 Small Hotels in Central America (ranked #8)
Top 10 Small Hotels in Belize (ranked #4)

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award for Best Small Hotels in Belize

We are one of the few resorts in Belize that is still locally owned & managed so to be ranked in the Top 10 Best Small Hotels in Belize and Central America is a huge accomplishment! Coco Plum has been in operation for over 15 years and each year we strive to offer unparalleled service in an exotic island setting. Well, we must be doing something right! With only 18 oceanfront cabanas, Coco Plum guests are able to practically enjoy the entire 16-acre island to themselves. The Coco Plum team strives to create a transformative experience where guests can be as relaxed or as adventuresome as they wish. Our unique all inclusive packages make it easy for guests to pick and choose from different tours ranging from snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef to hiking ancient Maya ruins in Belize’s tropical jungle. These awards are complimented with a feature in the world-renowned travel publication, Travel and Leisure, where Coco Plum Island Resort is named as one of the top All Inclusive Resorts in Belize for 2017.

See the comprehensive list of TripAdvisor awards here and start planning your 2017 vacation today!

What would these awards be without our one-of-a-kind team members who make Coco Plum what it is!?! These awards are for YOU! We cannot thank-you enough and are honored to have you all as team members. As Trip Advisor reviewer, Breanna B. so eloquently states,

“As many have stated before, the people are what really push this place over the top. Our friends at Coco Plum (the staff) are such wonderful, friendly, open, accommodating folks. They truly want to do whatever they can to make your stay as amazing as possible.”

And that’s exactly what makes us look forward to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards each year because it comes from our guests who have stayed with us and experienced the paradise of Coco Plum for themselves. No award is greater than being recognized by our very own guests! Thank-you for continuously recommending us through your insightful TripAdvisor reviews. For those who’ve stayed with us but haven’t gotten time to share their wonderful review, it’s never too late to share your vacation experience with the world on TripAdvisor.

Contact us directly today and let us help you plan your private island getaway!

We’ll see you in paradise.

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Recipe for FUN All Inclusive Drinks at Coco Plum Private Island!

Chances are if you and your significant other have been reading about Coco Plum, you’ve heard of some of our amazing bartenders and their tropical concoctions. And for those of you who are more experienced Coco Bummers, you know what its like to be CRAVING an exotic local drink! Today we’d like to share our recipe for the infamous “mosquito bite.”

Our bartender serving two Belize All Inclusive Tropical Drinks

Swervin’ Ervin and Coco Plum’s infamous mosquito bite

On arrival at Coco Plum, you will be welcomed with the first of many tropical drinks – the mosquito bite. After your voyage to Belize nothing beats the savory taste of a cold, tropical drink decorated with an umbrella and lime. For some of you this might become your favorite drink throughout your stay and luckily, the mosquito bite is included as part of our all inclusive packages. Most drinks that are made with local rum are included in the all inclusive packages (list of drinks not included here). Check out the recipe below so you can try it yourself!



Brandy (1-2 ounces)

Mango Squash mix (can substitute for tropical juice mix)

Coconut Rum (2 ounces)

Follow these Steps: 

Steps to making you own Belize All Inclusive Drink

Steps for making your very own mosquito bite

  1. Line the bottom of your glass with grenadine & add plenty of ice
  2. Pour coconut rum
  3. Meanwhile, blend brandy and mango squash to get a smoothie-like consistency
  4. Pour the blended drink into your glass
  5. ENJOY!!!

Although you may not be able to enjoy a mosquito bite amidst the sandy shores of Coco Plum at the moment, we hope this recipe inspires you to take a trip soon and taste it for yourself. Feel free to share your experiences making the mosquito bite at home and add any helpful hints! What else were some of your favorite drinks at Coco Plum?

Caribbean Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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How Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize Began!

Coco Plum Island Resort is a sixteen acre private island off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. Our private island is perfect for couples seeking an all inclusive romantic getaway to unwind and relax as well as explore the beautiful country of Belize! Here’s a chance to get an insider scoop on the history of Coco Plum Island Resort!

In Belize, small islands near the Belize Barrier Reef are commonly referred to as “cayes” and Coco Plum caye is part of the Coco Plum Island Range system located about eight miles off the coast of Dangriga Town in Southern Belize. In fact, Coco Plum and the neighboring cayes were once one large island!

Map of Coco Plum Island Resort in Belize

Map of Belize – Coco Plum Island Resort

However, in 1961, Hurricane Hattie made landfall on Belize as a Category 4 hurricane and split the Coco Plum Island range into three smaller cayes. Hurricane Hattie had such a devastating impact on Belize (then known as British Honduras) that the standing governor had to move the capital city from Belize City inland to Belmopan. One of our lovely housekeepers, Ms. Celia, remembers Hurricane Hattie as the worse to ever make landfall in Belize to date. Although she was a young Belizean child, Ms. Celia recalls chaos and destruction throughout the country. Today, fifty-three years after Hurricane Hattie, Belmopan is still the capital and Coco Plum Island Resort is one of the three remaining cayes of Coco Plum Island range.

The view of our Belize All Inclusive Private Island

The view as you arrive via boat from Dangriga to Coco Plum

Distance views of our Belize Private Island

Current gap between Coco Plum Island Resort and neighboring Thatch Caye

Coco Plum Island Resort is locally owned and operated by Belizeans. About 20 years ago, the owner acquired the island and slowly began development. He recalls the early stages when Coco Plum was only on a small portion of the island –

“First, the only developed part of the island was where the bar is currently … the only thing I had out there was a picnic table and barbecue grill and the family would hang out there on Sundays; this is where the dream grew and began to become a reality. Later, I designed and built the first cabana. Back then we only referred to it as the Orange Cabana, but that cabana is still standing today and we decided to name it Rainforest to remind guests of the lush, tropical rainforest we have here in Belize. Today, this is still one of my favorite cabanas on the island because it brings back so many memories”

The comfortalbe Belize Ocean Front Cabanas at Coco Plum Island Resort

The first cabana – “Rainforest”

The amazing view from our cabanas at our Belize All Inclusive Private Island Resort

A couple lounging in front of “Rainforest” … steps away from the Caribbean Sea

Lounging on the beach at the foot of you Belize Ocean Front Accommodations

Your beach chair awaits

We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about more about Coco Plum!

Caribbean Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Haunted Halloween – Devilish Drinks and Frightful Food!

For Halloween this year the Coco Plum staff decided to try something new and host a haunted island Halloween party! We informed all guests staying with us for Halloween to come prepared and bring a costume of their choice. From pirates, to scary fishermen, to evil witches, we gave out prizes for funniest and most unique costumes – check out the winners here!

Fun Halloween Party at our Belize All Inclusive Private Island

Funniest Halloween Costume Winners: Bacon & Eggs (Jennifer and Sam)

Fun Halloween Party at our Belize All Inclusive Resort

Most Unique Halloween Costume Winners: Scary Fishermen (Dan and Nicole)
Punta Dance Contest Winners: Wonder Woman & Batman (Jonathan and Kristin)

As the night drew on, guests got to experience some local Belizean dancing! Shantel & George led the couples to punta lessons – Wonder Woman & Batman were the contest winners!! Punta is a traditional Garifuna dance with a specific drumming pattern led by a smaller tenor drum and a large bass drum. Punta is the most popular Garfuna dance throughout Belize and you can be sure to spot locals dancing at celebrations and festivities.

Our amazing staff for Halloween at our Belize All Inclusive Private Island

Lovenia, Renee, and Bella

Staff and guests enjoying the Halloween Party at our Belize Private Island

Halloween Party fun!

Dressing up for Halloween at our Belize All Inclusive Resort

Staff and guests enjoying Halloween on the island!

Both staff and guests came out in full force to indulge in some Halloween festivities – after all there’s no spookier place to celebrate Halloween than on a secluded private island! Until next year, Halloween!!

What costume ideas do you all have planned for next year at Coco Plum!?!

Caribbean Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize

Welcome to Coco Plum’s official blog!

Relax under a palm tree on the beach at our Belize all inclusive private island

Relax under a palm tree

For those of you who are just learning about us, Coco Plum Island Resort Belize is an all inclusive private island for adults seeking a romantic getaway. Hopefully our blog will be useful to you as you dream of your island vacation whether you are planning a honeymoon, anniversary, wedding, or just plain old getaway.

To our return guests, our Coco Plum Family, we hope this blog will keep you up to date on all that’s going on with Coco Plum. We know many of you get homesick for Coco Plum and hopefully this can help you relive your memories (or start a countdown for your next trip!). We would also appreciate if you could share any useful information or fun stories about your trip to Coco Plum. Your insight is greatly appreciated!

Caribbean Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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