Off the coast of Placencia, Belize sits a rare coral island of incomparable beauty, its white sands sloping gently into the Caribbean Sea. After creating the ultimate private island escape for just one or two couples at a time with Gladden Private Island, Private Islands CEO Chris Krolow and his development partner David Keener have returned to this Central American vacation hotspot to deliver another stylish hideaway. Kanu Private Island, opening in the summer of 2019, is only 15 minutes by boat from the mainland, but offers a one-of-a-kind sanctuary.
The 2.5-acre island ensures privacy with five huge 1,000-square-foot villas, each containing a breezily chic master bedroom suite, high bamboo ceilings, huge resort bathrooms with outdoor showers, high end finish out and custom local furniture. Some villas also have large soaking tubs and one has a loft for kids.
At the center of the island is the huge palm thatched central area that contains the living room, dinning room, large bar and kitchen flanked by the large in-ground fresh water swimming pool complete with swim up bar. The soothing design palette incorporates coral stone and amazing rose wood flooring, complemented with accent shades of the sea and sun.
But the real star at Kanu is the dazzling ocean, visible at every turn. The underwater sights are equally impressive, thanks to fish-filled house coral reef just off the island. A 20-minute boat ride transports visitors to the Belize Barrier Reef for an even more expansive look at the region’s famous aquatic ecosystem.
-Full time Chef, concierge, maids, boat captain
-Air Conditioned Bedrooms
-Large Fresh Water Pool
-White sand beach
-Daily Laundry Service
-Large Private Suites
-Flat Screen TVs
-Full High-End Commercial Kitchen & Bar
-Kayaks and Paddle Boards
-Ping Pong Table, Pool Table, and Lawn Games
-Boat with captain available for local fishing and snorkeling close to the island
The all inclusive rate includes all transfers to and from the Placencia Airstrip to the island, all accommodations, all meals prepared by your personal chef, all local beverages including local beer and spirits, personal concierge services, personal boat captain, on-site massages, housekeeping, Internet/Wifi, unlimited use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and all other sporting equipment for 8 persons. Each additional adult (up to 14) is $175 USD per night and kids is $100 USD per night. The total max number of guests, adults and kids is 20.