Little Harvest Caye

  based on 80 reviews
  •   12
  •   5
  •   6
  • SQF 7,000
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool


Private Island // 5 Bedroom //6 Bathrooms // Pool // Staff // 360 Degree Oceanview

Your own private custom high-end island! Only your group and the onsite staff, who have separate detached housing, will be on the island during your stay. This uniquely designed compound home includes 5 private suites specifically laid out to take advantage of the amazing sea and mountain views and the cool trade winds right off the Placencia Peninsula in Southern Belize.

Little Harvest Caye (LHC) is a 1.5 acre island that is located just 3/4 of a mile from the center of Placencia Village. LHC was completed in January of 2016. The island is uniquely situated to have panoramic views in all directions of the Maya Mountains, open ocean and Placencia Village.

Little Harvest Caye offers an experience like no other in Belize. We offer the service and amenities of our other private luxury homes on the mainland in the Placencia area, on your own private island just a short 5 minute boat ride from the charming Placencia Village. You have a boat and driver at your disposal to go any time for dinner, bar hopping, shopping, or taking in the many other sites and attractions. Thus guests of LHC truly have the best of both worlds, the privacy, exclusivity and uniqueness of being on a private island, all the comforts of home (ac in all bedrooms, wifi, cable tv etc.) and the convenience and ability to take the LHC private boat to the village anytime to enjoy all that Placencia has to offer.

LHC is outfitted with all the comforts of home including high-end eco friendly Bamboo Sheets, Heavenly Bed style mattresses, and everything else you would expect from a high end resort.

Some resorts talk about being green but LHC is legitimately about as green as any property can get. LHC is power by a state of the art 45,000 watt solar system, with literally a room full of batteries to power the island when the sun is not out making it truly off-grid.

While LHC does have new very quite clean burning butane 40KW back up generator to provide power to the island during extended periods of rain or heavy clouds its use is not required under normal circumstances and responsible use of the air conditioners in each of the bedrooms. A very focused building design effort and details like all lighting on island being the latest in LED technology, all butane cooking, water heating and even refrigeration, all ceiling fans being the most efficient DC technology on the market and the in room mini split AC systems all employing the latest extremely efficient and quiet inverter type units, truly make it where LHC can satisfy 100% of its electric needs from its solar system.

Placencia itself also is an ideal location to explore all Belize has to offer. In Placencia you have access to both land and sea tours and excursions most less than 1 hour away. Our concierge will assist in planning and booking your activities to enable you to get the most out of your trip.

Placencia and the area around LHC is home to some of the best salt water fly fishing for Bone, Permit and Tarpon on the world as well as amazing snook, snapper and other fishing literally right off of the island.

Placencia is also know for amazing diving and snorkeling including an annual visit each year in the Months of March to June of the amazing and elusive Whale Shark.

All the dive boats and fishing boats leaving from Placencia drive past the island every day when they are heading out and returning for the day! The LHC concierge can arrange to have guests going diving and fishing to be picked up and dropped off at the island dock.

Whether you want explore Belize to the fullest or relax by the pool Little Harvest Caye will provide a vacation like no other.

The Following items are INCLUDED with rental:




PRIVATE CHEF (cost of food not included)







Home Description and Details:

Main Living Area, Bar & Kitchen

Massive open air main living area, kitchen and bar with soaring custom thatch roof and elegant Belizean woodwork. This area will have a large full walk around bar, eat in kitchen and private study. The living area is overlooking the pool and the sandy white beach complete with amazing views of the Maya Mountains. The pool is a large freshwater, concrete pool with tanning ledge, covered seating area/bar, layout deck and pool volleyball.

Master Bedroom and Bath - Dolphin Suite

This huge private bathroom has a large covered private balcony, large closets, and a make-up vanity/desk. The bathroom is a separate private room with thatch ceiling, concrete counter tops with his and her sinks, free standing tub, walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Dolphin Suite has a king bed and two child size (5 foot) daybeds.

Bedroom 2 & 3 and Associated Baths - Jaguar and Howler Monkey Suites

These large private bedrooms will share one common wall, each with a private covered patio and ocean views. Each bedroom has its own private bath that is a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Howler Monkey Suite has a 2 queen beds. Jaguar Suite has 1 king bed and 1 child size (5') day bed.

Bedroom 4 and Bath - Permit Suite

This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit is complete with a private bath in a separate room with thatch roof, Onyx sink, concrete counter tops and walk in shower. Permit Suite has 1 queen bed.

Bedroom 5 and Bath - Mantee Suite

This large private bedroom will have a private covered patio with beautiful ocean views. This unit also has a complete private bath with a walk in shower as well as separate large outdoor shower. Manatee Suite has 1 queen bed.

LHC also has a detached staff house where the onsite staff lives that is connected to the mechanical room and laundry. The mechanical room houses the solar equipment, batteries and standby generator that are part of LHC's sophisticated self contained high end solar power system.

Water for the island is city water that comes from Placencia Village (via pipe installed under the sea) as well as rain water collection. Potable water is stored under the main living structure out of site in a series of large water storage tanks to ensure that the supply of portable water is never an issue on LHC.


6 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Child bed, 2 King bed, 4 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
  • 6 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen
  • Spa & Gym
    Ping-Pong-Table, Pool table, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool, CD Player, DVD Player, Games
  • Outside
    Deck chairs, Bicycles, Canoe/Kayak, Golf cart, Private Island
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking allowed, Suitable for events, Chef Services,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Housekeeper Included, Laundry service Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
12:00 PM (noon)

Should I drive or fly to Placencia? 

FLYING – The flight from Belize City to Placencia is 25 - 30 minutes and cost $243.50 round trip per person. Once we receive your group’s international flight details, we will book your local flights and arrange pick up from the Placencia airstrip to the property. 

PRIVATE SHUTTLE – The drive from Belize City to Placencia is 3 hours and cost $550 round trip for up to 3 passengers then $50 for each additional person round trip. 1 hour is through the rainforest and unbelievably beautiful. Once we receive your group’s international flight details, we will book your shuttle to the property.

DRIVING – for a week trip as long as you have at least 4 people per vehicle driving ends up being less expensive than flying. The drive is 3 hours with easy to follow directions. 1 hour is through the rainforest and unbelievably beautiful. We do advise trying to get to the house pretty close to dark as there aren’t a lot of street lights in Belize. With that being said a flight arriving at 4pm or later will not allow you to get to Placencia before dark and the drive in the dark is much harder and NOT advised!

based on 80 reviews
Scott S.
Was nervous but not for long.

Anytime you book something online without a personal review from someone you trust, it feels like a gamble. However, from the first contact with the in country manager, Henry, the communication and dedication to our groups happiness was spot on. Once on the island, the crew there took care of us like we were royalty. Very friendly and out going, they paid attention to every detail. Very happy with the entire process! We will be back!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2020

Geneva B.
This property is absolute paradise!

This private island was the perfect place for our group of 4 families to enjoy Belize and each other but each with our own bit of privacy. The homes are immaculate, beautifully constructed and modern but with traditional flair. The common spaces are well arranged to facilitate group conversations while the kids swam, combed the beach or played on ping pong or pool tables. The staff were unbelievably professional, friendly and accommodating. Each meal was absolutely gourmet quality with beautiful presentation by the private chef who accommodated multiple special request food preferences and allergies with ease. We only paid for groceries which was extremely reasonable especially given the very high quality of our meals - we could never have done that for ourselves! Our concierge, Henry went above and beyond on multiple occassions organizing the menu in advance, helping us book excursions and organizing our travel plans. He kept track of us from start to finish and even helped us problem solve transportation issues not booked through him. Overall, the experience could not have been more amazing. We all felt like movie stars enjoying a private island experience! We can't wait to go back.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2020

Teri S.

We arrived with high expectations and those were exceeded! Talia did an exceptional job coordinating our stay. Many of the reviews mention that laundry is daily, but that's incorrect. It's done on Tuesday & Friday. Cindy takes care of the laundry and also does a wonderful job keeping the cottages sparkling. We had massages on the island and highly recommend this indulgence! Special thank you to Miguel for seeing to our every need. Oscar and Mike did a fantastic job as our chefs and the food was not only delicious, but the creative displays were impressive! Jose did an excellent job keeping the grounds & pool clean and although he tried to control the biting bugs, he was no match for mother nature, so we recommend getting and using plenty of bug spray. Not all of us came home with bites, but a few of us had several. Finally, thanks to this wonderful group for a week we will all remember! Your hard work and kindness is very much appreciated!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

Pat s.
Amazing vacation destination!

Words cannot describe the beauty of this island and the pampering received from the staff. Our family of 10 (from ten years of age through us old grandparents) had relaxing time when we wanted it and plenty of activities available when we wanted to be active. And the food … Ernesto and Oscar are true chefs. Want to go into the village, maybe do some fishing, learn more about the area - just ask Jose and your wish will be granted. Want massages, facials - Talia will be happy to arrange everything for you, including massages on the dock (incredible experience). Would we go back again? In a New York minute!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

What an experience !!

This place is amazing, great accommodations, food and staff!! No disappointment here!! This was on our bucket list and we can check it off now!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

Catherine S.
Couldn't have asked for anything more

From beginning to end, this was the perfect vacation for my husband, me, and 8 of our friends. Communication with Talia, the property manager was excellent. She always got back to me the same day, usually just within a few hours. We decided to take the quick flight on Maya Island Air which was perfect. From there the boat ride to the island took probably less than five minutes. When we arrived, everything looked just the way it does on the VRBO website. The staff obviously takes great pride in the appearance of the island. Have you ever been on vacation in a beautiful place only to be woken up by an obnoxious weed wacker or leaf blower? That's the worst! It won't happen here. They used machetes to prune the bushes and I never heard any kind of machinery or obnoxious noise at all. The beach sand was raked every morning before we got up. The villas, the island, and the water were all beautiful but the staff made our stay perfect in every way. Ernesto is an incredible chef and Miguel was awesome also. They worked so hard every day and went above and beyond what we expected. Jose was on top of everything. He carted us around and made sure we made it on time for our excursions. And Osmar was excellent too. They made sure we had what we needed and if we didn’t, they got it for us. Cindy not only did our laundry and cleaned, she added her own little special touches to the rooms and had such a wonderful personality. The food was totally amazing. I had made a reservation for us at a restaurant in Placencia before we got to Belize thinking it would be good for all of us to go out one night. This was a highly rated restaurant. After eating Ernesto's food, we were a little disappointed that we didn't stay and eat at the island. Every meal was delicous! And we are foodies so we're not that easy to please but Ernesto's got it going on. I've talked mostly about the staff but when you think about it, the staff is a big deal. They were all super people and it was obvious they were not just doing a job, they actually cared. They were fun to have around. Vacation could have been much different. All it takes is one bad attitude, but you won't find one on this island. We left with great memories and new friends.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2019

Chris Santella (Little Harvest Caye)
Delights Beyond an Angler's Expectations

Most of my visits to Belize have been driven by saltwater fly fishing -- especially for permit. When you're on a fishing trip with the guys, it's about the fishing...if you're fed something, have access to few cold beers and there are no creatures in your bed, you're pretty content. LHC was not that sort of island retreat! I was visiting with some friends as part of a good friend's 60th birthday celebration. It wasn't a fishing trip perse, though we did retain a guide for a few days to get our casts in. Little Harvest Caye is well-positioned for guests hoping to mix land and water pursuits -- just a mile or so from the town of Placencia, so you have privacy (e.g., no one swimming out to practice their downward dog on the beach before your dwelling), but if you need something on land (or want to do a land-based tour), it's a five- or ten-minute boat ride away (and the Caye has its own boat/captain). The accommodations are just lovely. My buddy and I shared a large room with two very comfortable beds and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the sea. I couldn't help but think that my wife would've appreciated the room's many nice accoutrements (including powerful air conditioning) more than I...but even with my limited aesthetics, I really enjoyed the semi-open, ample bathroom, where I could look out at the saltwater while I washed it off my person. I can't say enough about the food. Though I love to fish, I don't eat seafood. On those nights when fish was on the menu, our chef Ernesto accommodated my diet with chicken, beef or pork -- and I was hardly settling. If there were tortillas, they were made right in the kitchen from masa. If there was lasagna (and there was -- with braised beef rib filling!) -- the noodles were made from scratch in the kitchen. The folks who staffed the island -- a total of five -- were extremely friendly, happy to discuss their lives on and off the island. It was very easy to plan day outings (and the Gecko folks are happy to do the planning for you); while my buddy and I fly fished three days (tarpon and bonefish landed; permit were being persnickety, as is their wont), others went snorkeling or shopping in town. Several of us had work to chisel away at while visiting; we found both the internet connection and phone service to be more than adequate. It was a guilty pleasure to tell one of my editors that I was finishing up a story while having a gin and tonic and watching sailboats float by from my private island. When we weren't enjoying cocktails in the thatched room great room in the evening, we tried our luck fishing from the dock. Tarpon came in several nights, and we hooked several (even one on the fly rod)...when the night owls exhausted with fishing, there was a pool table...and even cable tv to catch the AL wildcard game (sorry, A's!) If you have a group of 8 or 10 friends who want to do some active activities but are also happy to chill; enjoy fine food; and relish the idea of your own little turnkey tropical idyll (that can be reached in one day from Los Angeles), consider LHC. It's not cheap -- but really, when you consider the level of service, the amenities and can split the fee between 10 people -- it's actually a pretty good deal.

Group  |  stayed in 10/2019

Michael Pater (Little Harvest Caye)

Our group could not have been more surprised to be there. It was like heaven. From the planning stages to being informed of what to expect upon our arrival in Placencia. Nothing was missed. When we were brought to the island we were all in amazement. The island is AWESOME!! Well laid out and everything ready for our arrival. The rooms were well decorated and clean. I guess what was really the best, was Ernesto and the kitchen crew preparing our meals. He is so amazing with finding fresh produce and seafood and his presentation of the meal was incredible. His knowledge of preparing everything from breakfast to dinner is amazing.. All I can say is enjoy!!! Everything you need to have fun at the island is there for your enjoyment. Kayaks, paddle board, cornhole board, horseshoes all on the beach. Miguel is ready to take you by boat back to the mainland if you need too. It was so nice to spend the week and decompress. Sitting by the pool or swimming in the ocean was so relaxing. They have thought of everything here. They will even put up a big screen for movies at night. Cindy takes care of the rooms and does your laundry there on the island. She is amazing too. Everything is tidy , clean and ready for you each day. Our crew was Ernesto, Cindy, Miguel, Oscar, and Jose. They are fantastic and are there to make sure you are taken care of. They took great care of us. Thank You so much!!!

Group  |  stayed in 10/2019

Rudolph & Megan G.
Make the jump!

If you have ANY hesitation at all about the property. I just gotta say stop and and take the jump. Its worth it! Every part about it was amazing! Views were great, staff was the best I’ve ever experienced and very accommodating. Hard NOT to fall in love with this place!

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

Jason S.
This place is even better in person!

The entire stay was absolutely amazing. We had 10 in our party and plenty of space. Our rooms were immaculate and the food was outstanding. I can not express how the staff went over and beyond what we expected. We spent our week kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and enjoying each others company. We explored town a few days to shop and eat. Our weather was perfect with any storms passing thru the night. We can’t stop talking about our vacation and planning for another in the future.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

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