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Bannister Island

Address: Suite 207, Blake Building, Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: +(501) 220 - 9968
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Belize City
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Cruise to the Caribbean...Been there done that type of attitude....We were traveling with first time visitors to Belize that wanted to snorkel. RCCL offered a snorkel trip that had a visit to Starfish Island afterwards. Boy, what a pleasant surprise! I found myself having a grand time both on the snorkeling trip and once we got to the island. The... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went snorkeling first and then went to the island. We were only there for an hour and I was glad. There was a beach but it wasn't the best i've seen. Better then nothing I guess. Snorkeling part of the tour was better but crowded. Should have done a full day snorkeling I guess.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Yes, there are starfish - plenty of them. A recent change in management is evident. The very pleasant and well trained attentive staff will make your visit enjoyable. Spend the day relaxing on a hammock or chaise and enjoy the view while you await delivery of your favorite beverage. It's a private island with many of the amenities of a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I recently picked this trip as part of the Celebrity Equinox shore excursion pick list. It was the worst shore excursion I have ever been on and I have been on many including 3rd world countries which I have always loved. Firstly we were jammed into a boat which was overcrowded to get there - most people had to sit... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went here on an excursion from a cruise. This hands down was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We can understand why they have changed the name to starfish island because it was full of the largest most beautiful starfish we've ever seen. It was so relaxing and fun to just chill out. The beautiful... More 

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Indian Trail, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went on a cruise and did this shore excursion through Carnival as we hadn't had any plans for the day. I'm so glad we did! This island used to be called Bannister's Island and as I understand it, it is now owned by Carnival and is called Starfish Island. To get to this island, you take a 20 minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We just got back off a cruise to Belize and took the Starfish Island and Barrier Reef Snorkle. It was a great tour and will definitely do it again. Starfish Island itself is beautiful secluded and very quiet. Both the food and drinks were good, and the staff on both the island and the boat for snorkling were terrific, very... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We went to Starfish island for a half day of relaxation and beaching. The island is a short ride from town and has bathroom facilities, food, a great bar, medical hut, kayaks, a volleyball court, plenty of large beach reclining chairs and lots of shade if you want it. The water was a Lille cloudy and not a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Bannister Island is now the NEW Starfish Island.....more impressive, and serving all visitors and locals alike. Under new management, the island is magic...

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Rolla, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Took private island with lunch through carnival, looking to relax, read, splash a little. on my trip, we were the only ship, so not crowded, easily got a chair under a palm tree, enjoyed the clear water. The sun shining on the water made it shine like jewels of the sea, it was gorgeous. I didn't snorkel as I didn't... More 

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