A Gladden experience will be anything but ordinary. Casually paddle around the island while the vibrant reef entertains or call the boat captain to take you to some of the worlds best snorkeling and diving spots. At the end of the day relax with a cocktail in hand and watch the dolphins swim by. Adventurous guests can head to the mainland where staff will arrange a variety of activities to immerse yourself in Belizian culture.

Around Gladden Yours to explore


Your Private Playground

Belize is home to the longest barrier reef system in the Northern and Western Hemispheres, and its stunning central section lies right in our back yard. Snorkeling merely requires a few fin kicks from the beach outside your villa, or let your island host arrange a trip to nearby Gladden Spit and the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve for some of the best scuba diving in the world. From April through June, whale sharks congregate in this protected area, offering the rare chance to swim with these gentle giants, the largest fish in the sea. Outside of the marine preserve, spear fishing and deep-sea fishing are available.


the barrier reef bar hop

A great way to cruise explore the inner Barrier Reef and meet your island neighbours. Stop at one, two or all three private island establishments and enjoy cold drinks and great food. Your boat captain will even take care of the bill!

1. King Lewey’s Caye
A small pirate themed island resort with great food and a fun atmosphere

2. Bully’s Bar on Ranguana Caye
Enjoy tropical drinks, delicious beach barbecue, and don’t forget to leave your mark on the bar

3. Lionfish Grill, Hatchet Caye
Offers unique and tasty menu items cooked with local produce and the freshest seafood

ON GLADDEN Relax or...


You Will Never Be Bored

Pool side lounging, cocktails in the open air palapa and sunset dinners on the roof top terrace are par for the course. Your hosts will customize your experience on Gladden to be as relaxing  or adventurous as you like.

Selected Included Services.

  • Facials, manicures and pedicures.
  • Relaxing Massage Treatments
  • Selection of Games, Movies, Pool Table
  • Kayaks and Paddle Boards
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Nanny services
  • Home entertainment system and WiFi

Your Island Hosts can arrange for additional activities on Gladden


on the Mainland Only 45 minutes from Gladden


Explore the mainland

An easy boat ride away from Gladden Caye is Placencia Village, a palm-fringed town at the end of a 17-mile peninsula with relaxed restaurants, bars and a casino. Placencia serves as a convenient gateway to tour Belize’s rich inner terrain: jungles filled with more than 570 species of birds, towering waterfalls and ancient Mayan Ruins. The region is also home to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s only jaguar preserve. While away a day ambling in the rainforest or get your heart racing with cave tubing or zip lining. Our concierge can arrange any type of off-island excursion.