We started to settle on Coco Plum for our honeymoon when we learned that it was a tiny island with space for only 20 guests, but we finalized our decision after seeing how overwhelmingly positive the reviews were. Still, though, we wondered - could this place possibly live up to the buzz?
Stepping onto Coco Plum was like stepping straight into a postcard. The white sand, the vibrantly colored flowers, the lush foliage, and the jade green waters had us floored. Our cabana was absolutely adorable and perfectly climate controlled. Then came the food. Good grief, the food! The portions were not large, but they were delicious and sized to keep you from feeling full and sluggish. We never got too hungry between meals. One of the most standout features of the resort was its staff. Every staff member we met immediately asked our names, and addressed us by them for the rest of the trip. They were funny and warm and made us feel like they were excited to have us there. When we missed the chance to take a photo with one of our waiters before leaving, we were genuinely disappointed - he was such a big part of what made our stay so enjoyable.
For such a tiny island, there was quite a lot to do. Sea kayaks are waiting to be taken out any time of day. Snorkel trips go out most days, and on some days more than one trip is available. There are nearby islands to explore. There are snorkels, masks, and fins available for no charge in case you'd like to paddle around in the waters around the island. There are scheduled day trips to the mainland for jungle zip-lining, river cave tubing, and Mayan temple exploring. (Bernard, our driver and guide, was extremely knowledgeable.)
For those that would prefer to take it easy, however, they will find Coco Plum a perfect choice. Cabanas are placed far enough apart that guests can feel they are given some privacy, and the island is quite large for the small number of guests it accommodates. Just grab a drink from the open air bar, stretch out in your beachfront chaise lounge, and listen to the soft and constant noises of the sea.
We came back from our trip just bursting to recommend Coco Plum to everyone we knew. We couldn't have made a better choice.
For a look at the island, you can check out the video we posted on YouTube to show our family and friends...
- 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 ten 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 visits to Mayan ruins, hikes in the rainforest hike and tours to a wildlife sanctuary. Come to your own little piece of paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coco Plum Island Hotel Dangriga
- Hotel Coco Plum Island
- Coco Plum Island Resort Belize/Dangriga