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Coco Plum Island Resort As Seen on HGTV Island Hunters

Stay tuned for an Island Hunters Marathon on Friday, February 17th!

Coco Plum Island Resort was featured on one of HGTV’s newest shows – Island Hunters. It’s the same concept as House Hunters, but instead of houses it highlights exotic private island escapes. In the episode featuring Coco Plum, couple Pamela & Paul are in search of a destination wedding and honeymoon in Belize. Be sure to tune in on Friday, February 17th to see which private island they choose!

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The HGTV Island Hunter marathon starts at 12PM Central Time and the episode featuring Coco Plum is scheduled as the second episode airing at 12:30PM. Please check your local listings to confirm time. Schedule/episodes subject to change.

SPOILER ALERT: Of the three Belize private islands, Pamela & Paul choose Coco Plum! They found that our private island paradise was the perfect mix of privacy for their romantic beach wedding with all the amenities of an all inclusive resort.

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Coco Plum Island Resort is an adults only all inclusive private island resort. With only 18 oceanfront cabanas and a 3 bedroom / 3 bath overwater villa, Coco Plum is the epitome of romance and seclusion.

Contact us today to book your private island getaway!

Warm Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

Call or Email our Reservations office today!

1-800-763-7360

contact@cocoplumcay.com

www.cocoplumcay.com

 

 

 

 

Contact us today to book your private island getaway!

We’ll see you in paradise,

Coco Plum Bloggers

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Coco Plum’s First Annual Lobster Festival!

Kick off Summer with an island celebration of the opening of lobster season in Belize!

With the days getting longer and our tans getting darker, summer is definitely around the corner; that means that a large number of beach activities and beach parties are on the horizon! A typical Belizean summer entails various agricultural fests, as a whole array of foods “come in to season.” As agricultural products are produced by the season, the tropical climate of a Belizean Summer welcomes mangoes, cashews, and lobsters by throwing large festivals – or “fests.” Get ready to experience all the savory, fresh flavor that Belize has to offer!

Lobster Ceviche at Belize Lobster Festival

Lobster Ceviche

The Lobster Fest is the most popular, as it is held multiple times in various locations, including San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia. Traditionally, fishing for lobster has been a source of revenue for many local residents; now, we are happy to share the culture surrounding lobster with visitors to Belize! These events – with their discounted drinks, wide array of creative lobster dishes, free concerts and fun competitions – draw quite the crowd, from locals to tourists alike. Hotels in these locations are fully booked just weeks before the event, as everyone wants to ensure that they can be a part of the lobster frenzy.

Guests of Coco Plum are in luck as we are offering our first private island version of the Belize Lobster Fest experience! Look out for music, games and of course tasty lobster delicacies. Be prepared to devour lobster anyway you like: grilled, fried, boiled, or even in a delicious ceviche. Enjoy all that Lobster Fest has to offer without the huge crowds, while enjoying the unlimited local drinks included in each of our All Inclusive packages.

Lobster Fritters at Belize Lobster Festival

Belizean-style Lobster Fritters

The festivities begin June 29, 2016 and will continue every Wednesday until July 20, 2016. Stay tuned as we cannot wait to show you the surprises of our first Coco Plum Lobster Fest!

Enjoy our full course Lobster dinner at Coco Plum Island Resort

Enjoy our full course Lobster dinner

 

 

Why book a crowded island when you can experience this festive occasion on your very own private island paradise at Coco Plum?

Don’t miss out on this mouth-watering experience and book before all the cabanas are gone!

 

 

 

 

We’ll see you in paradise!

Regards,

Coco Plum Bloggers

Call or Email our reservations office today!

1-800-763-7360

contact@cocoplumcay.com

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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!

Ingredients:

Grenadine

Brandy (1-2 ounces)

Mango Squash mix (can substitute for tropical juice mix)

Coconut Rum (2 ounces)

Follow these Steps: 

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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!

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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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