Guest Reviews "Gladden is the bar for what an island experience should be"


Amazing island

The island was amazing with amazing hosts. Peter, Colleen, Al, and Tiffany do an awesome job at making sure you have a memorable experience. Their knowledge of the area and variety of experiences that you have the ability to experience make this place one of a kind: Scuba, snorkeling, sailing, massage, fishing. You must try this island. It is the bar for what an island experience should be.

Mike H  |  January 10, 2019

We absolutely loved our week on Gladden Island. We wish we could have stayed longer!

Things We Liked About Gladden Island: -The weather (not -20 degrees like back home) -The amazing guest house -Remarkable/professional staff -Colleen's fabulous cooking -Peter's humor -Tiffany's manicures/pedicures -Al's fire starting/bonfire -Snorkeling on the reef -Sunshine -Overnight Oats for breakfast -Scuba Diving -Sparkling water -Spotted eagle rays -Catching lobster -Bacon-wrapped chicken/couscous -Curry Shrimp and Rice -Paddle boarding -Barracuda-they can fly across the water! -Alberto's driving the boat safely -Peter's expert scuba knowledge -Artichoke Dip for happy hour -Fresh conch appetizers -Al's special drinks -Sunsets on the water -Dancing on the beach -Seeing the nurse sharks -Brain coral -Visiting other islands -Drinks at King Lewey's -Drinks/snacks at Hatchet Caye -Colleen's homemade bread -Chocolate cake -"Peter's" cookies -Fresh oranges -Coffee at sunrise -Soft beds -Clean rooms -Beautiful views -Gentle breezes -Watching squalls roll in-Thunderstorms at night -More paddle boarding -The master bathtub with ocean view -Sherry's stunning paintings -The hurricane doors -Eggs made to order -Ice cream with strawberries -Pelicans diving -The osprey nest -Hermit crabs -Black bean soup on a rainy day -Folded cloth napkins -Mayan history and land tour -Jenga tower competitions -Belize's lovely climate -Friendly locals -Emilio helping at the airport -Champagne and grilled lobster on New Years Eve -Private island solitude -EVERYTHING!

Terri G  |  December 2017

The most amazing vacation of my life

The property was from a fairytale . A 2 person small secluded Island with the greatest 4 person staff that you could ever ask for that was at your service on a moment's notice from their own Island less then 100 yards away!!! Just an incredible experience. Thank you Colleen,  Peter , Tiffany and Al . You made our stay unforgettable.

Jim W  |  November 2017

Beyond Amazing!

My husband and I visited for 4 nights for our belated honeymoon and I cannot say enough fantastic things about our trip. It was the most amazing experience of our lifetime. The best part was the team that works there – Tiffany, and Al, and Hector. Colleen and Peter are two especially wonderful people and really made the trip special. They are genuine caring people, knowledgeable about what they do, and have a good time doing it! We feel like we made new friends for life! The team took the time to plan a special evening for us, with chef Omar from nearby Placencia and musical guitarist. Even though it was raining outside, we had such a good time and Omar’s food was beyond belief. We thank them both for coming out to the island in such dreary weather…and at night!

The food every day was fantastic. Colleen used only the freshest food and nailed every one of our favorite foods. Peter went snorkeling with us and took some great pictures of what we saw on the trip. The views were amazing, the house was gorgeous. We spent most of our time just gazing at the views around us during the day and up in the sky at the stars at night. Honestly no complaints whatsoever, only accolades for what the team did to make the trip so special and easy going. We hope to be able to come back again and refer some friends or family to visit as well! Thank you for the amazing experience!

Amy A  |  November 2017