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Bannister Island

Suite 207, Blake Building, Belize City, Belize
+(501) 220 - 9968
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Belize City
Type: Islands
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I generally find the positive in most excursions- after all it is the Caribbean, warmth combined with turquoise waters when its winter at my home in the US. I would say Bannister Island gets an average rating if I really take a look at it. It was perhaps the most "shelly" of sands and everything seems a bit contrived. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I was there with my mate and another 100 people who, on arrival, ran to grab the nearest chair available. We wanted to leave after 10 minutes but we were trapped. If carnival ever offered us the trip free, I would not go there even if they paid me to go! Bannister island is not an island. It is a... More

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We also booked this particular trip as part of a cruise package. Had a great 6 hours on the beach. Lovely warm carabean sea, spotless white sands, great snoreklling off the pier. Lovely food and drink as well. Straight from the harbour to the island. Perfect

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Saint Cloud, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The best part of this excursion from Royal Caribbean Liberty of the sea was being tendered right from the ship. The island itself was very small. We were lucky that we were the only ship in Belize that day so getting chairs were no problem. My kids age 16 and twin 13 year olds enjoyed the kayaks. Very very shelly... More

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Luhansk, Ukraine
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

During cruise on Carnival Liberty bought excursion on "The private island with a beach and a lunch" lasting 4 hours for 55 USD for the adult. Reached on the island on the boat about 20 minutes. The boat took away us directly from the ship standing on the tender in the sea and carried to other party from port. All... More

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

it was a tiny island which isn't a big deal but the sand was so coarse and sharp from shells made me keep my shoes on the whole time...at least they are nice enough to post a sign to warn you of this. The water was fine until we figured out that the restrooms empty into the water behind us... More

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