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Bannister Island

Suite 207, Blake Building, Belize City, Belize
+(501) 220 - 9968
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Belize City
Type: Islands
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Indian Trail, NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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Houston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Belize
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Germantown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We got to Bannister Island as a make up day for the uncomfortable experience the day before in the Cozumel port on our cruise. Determined to see some kind of island beauty, we found the cheapest excursion our cruise had to offer, and Bannister Island was it. Cheapest in price, not in value. Our package included everything on the Island... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a marvellous place and a delightful place to be. Kayak, swim or simply sunbathe. The bar is well stocked and food is good. Very clean and a great place to be with friends. Can't wait to return.

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HUNTSVILLE
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39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We came here as part of a Barrier Reef snorkeling excursion. There was plenty of food to buy, if all you wanted hamburgers or hotdogs. The bar was well stocked. My only objection was the soft sand leading to the one accessible restroom on the island. That and having only one hour here!

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Just saw this island on HGTV on the show Island Life where people are showcased who are looking to buy and island in the Caribbean etc. Bannister island was recently purchased by a Canadian named Bill from Toronto. who lives in BeliZe with his wife who is a local. From the photos on this review nothing has changed. It still... More

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San Diego, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We got there by joining a snorkeling and beach tour. Get there by 30 mins ride of speed boat. Can be pretty bumpy but the beach is well worth the ride. No other transportation except by chatter boat. Beach is so pretty and water is really clear. Try to get there between the cruise tour, otherwise can be really crowded.... More

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