Although this review is almost a year overdue, this vacation was memorable that the gap in time doesn't matter.
Initially, I stumbled upon this resort looking for something unique, private, tropical, all-inclusive and affordable for our honeymoon. Coco Plum met and exceeded all of those criteria.
We originally planned to get married in Las Vegas but quickly altered our plans once we realized it was cheaper to get married on the island. How can you beat that? Furthermore, they were even able to cater to us by offering a secular ceremony :-). That isn't even easily obtainable in our own country (we live in Texas).
Staff was excellent!!! In general, the people of Belize are very warm and relaxed. Special props to Byron.
Cabanas were clean, comfortable and as private as advertised. Nothing beat walking out the door to the ocean each morning. Food was very decent and filled us up. No complaints. However, if you're the type that gets excited by the phrase "all you can eat" or "buffet", you won't be impressed. Local beer is very decent. Also, if you go on any of the excursions, they will stop and Dangriga and let you purchase fruit (bananas recommended) to make special drinks at the island bar.
Beach was fine and although I was super paranoid about "noseeum's", I got maybe one bug bite the whole time and quit using bug spray after the first day. Bring water shoes to walk over to the neighboring islands - also - don't buy cheap ones (like we did) or you'll end up with blisters.
Loved the Mayan ruins tour and hike at wildlife sanctuary. Don't miss out on those. I didn't like the snorkeling, but that was more of a personal preference than the quality of the tour.
Our wireless internet worked fine from the red cabana (which is one of the farthest from the office/bar area). We brought a laptop to check the news and watch movies at night.
Our wedding was awesome and exactly what we wanted - very initimate low key. At our request, they even had drummers! Probably the best part was dinner on the beach in the same spot we got married.
Bottom line - if you're looking to just hang out and relax with few diversions, this is for you. All you need is a minimal amount of clothes, sunscreen and books.
Thank you Coco Plum for making our wedding and honeymoon so awesome. We will be back within the next few years.
- 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