My fiancee and I decided to take a short trip shortly after he returned home from a deployment and upon reading reviews we decided this was the place to go.
It has been a while since our trip now but I finally decided to write a review because  I frequently think about Coco Plum with a whimsical, wishful way (we will definitely go back some time) and  reading some poor reviews about the place bothered me so I wished to counter them.
Coco plum is not like many other resorts. It is not for the high-maintenance, wanting to lounge around the pool and be waited on constantly vacationers. It is a resort that allows you to be you and to do your own thing. I found it to be the most amazing time to be with the person I loved after not seeing him for months due to his deployment. It is a very relaxed "we don't bother you, unless you need something resort" and when we did need something, the staff was amazing and more than willing to help us.
Each day there were events scheduled whether snorkeling with an experienced guide, or going to the mainland for a trip, and it was up to us to decide whether or not we wanted to go. If you have wishes to do other things, such as my fiancee and I wanted to go scuba diving (but we are not certified) the resort's manager set up a trip for us with an expert scuba guide/instructor. I have even read in other reviews that although Coco plum does not have a spa, if you ask they will set up an appointment on the mainland and assist you in getting there.
I personally thought the food was wonderful. Ever since this trip my fiancee and I have been replenishing our home refrigerator with the Belizian hot sauces we enjoyed at Coco Plum. Compared to American standards, the servings may have seemed small, yes, but they kept us full even while we were snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming almost all day, everyday. Also, there were always delicious fresh baked snacks or treats at the bar for guests to munch on between meals. The bar was also amazing. George was the bartender during our stay and his personality and amazing drinks kept us coming back for more. And he was very helpful as well, and he would adjust drinks to our preferences (mine was always a less strong than my fiancees). And when we wanted to go to the bird sanctuary on a kayak trip, he went and got us a freshly caught fish in a little baggie for us to feed to the birds. Coco plum also always provided water and snacks after snorkeling trips and they even packed us a delicious lunch to take on the day we left the resort to scuba dive.
We had the yellow cabana which is one of the closer ones to the bar. The hammock on the porch was amazing for us to cuddle in together and watch the sunrise. And the room was very clean and well kept. The only kritter we found in our cabana was an adorable little lizard on one of the beams in our bathroom. We slept soundly every night from the never-ending activities we did all day.
The last point I wanted to make is the wildlife. Coco plum provides the perfect environment to experience so much wild-life so close! One morning while kayaking around the island a group of 5 dolphins surfaced only a few feet from the nose of our boat. We also experienced so many different gorgeous, fish, rays and animals while snorkeling. Our scuba trip was amazing! We saw live sharks, a sting ray that had a width of around 8 ft digging in the sand, tons of amazing fish and sea turtles. At one point lounging at the bar a large sting ray swam right past the deck!
Coco Plum is a vacation like no other. The resort staff truly do care about their guests and want you to have the best relaxed stay possible. And let me tell you, we did and we will go back again and tell everyone we know about our wonderful time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coco Plum is an exclusive, romantic sixteen acre private island resort located off the coast of Southern Belize with 14 ocean-front cabanas offering a completely unique island experience. Guests choose from a variety of island activities including diving, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking. Additionally, our All-inclusive packages incorporate trips to the mainland to visit Mayan ruins, Aerial Trek Zip line/Repelling above the Belize rainforest and Cave Tubing down our Rivers or visit the Belize Zoo and observe animals indigenous to Belize. Come indulge in your private island paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coco Plum Island Hotel Dangriga
- Hotel Coco Plum Island
- Coco Plum Island Resort Belize/Dangriga