Bird Island

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Stay in your own small private island on a beautiful atoll, with excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and exploring - with all the comforts. Bird Island has been featured in many national magazines and newspapers throughout the world; it was the opening act in Airbnb's 'Like This, Live There' 2016 campaign. Bird Island is not a catered resort experience; it is rather a unique personal get-a-away, perfectly described by the reviews left by past Airbnb guests that have stayed in it already.

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Férőhely: 4
Fürdőszobák száma: 1
Hálószobák száma: 3
Ágyak: 4
Érkezés: Bármikor 13:00 után
Távozás: 11:00
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Stay in your own small private island on a beautiful atoll, with excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and exploring - with all the comforts. Bird Island has been featured in many national magazines and newspapers throughout the world; it was the opening act in Airbnb's 'Like This, Live There' 2016 campaign. Bird Island is not a catered resort experience; it is rather a unique personal get-a-away, perfectly described by the reviews left by past Airbnb guests that have stayed in it already.

Bird Island, just 20 minutes away from the village of Placencia, Belize, is a small island inside a coral-reef. Its protected beautiful waters is what makes it unique. Its total privacy is what makes it special. It has been featured in many newspapers and publications, and was the opening act in Airbnb's recent 'Love This, Live There' ad campaign.

The central theme of Bird Island is a self-catering Robinson Crusoe type of adventure, yet with all the comforts, where one could get to do their own thing in total privacy. We offer Bird Island at an exceptional price for an experience best suited for the self-sufficient and resourceful in nature who is not expecting a 5-star resort, but a truly unique experience. Minimum stay is 4 days, maximum 7 days. As of Spring 2017, it can accommodate four (4) people comfortably, (6) depending on group composition. Please note Bird Island is constantly being improved; during 2017, a separate 2nd island with a house and beach will be started and ready sometime in 2018.

All one has to bring is their own food such as meats, vegetables and drinks; the kitchen is well stocked with everything else. Transportation from Placencia to and from island is included. Some fishing equipment is on the island; as to snorkeling equipment though there is some on the island, it is best to bring your own and can be rented locally. There are kayaks and float tubes in the island. Also a local phone, WiFi, and BBQ and many other amenities.

The island has a new main house at one end and a separate cabana on the other. It is surrounded by wadable, extremely shallow crystal-clear waters; you can snorkel, swim, wade or take the kayaks and cruise the entire nearly mile-long atoll or nearby islands.

It is a perfect setting for either a romantic get-away for a couple, a family gathering/reunion or for a group of friends. The island also tend to have exceptional weather, always cool when mainland starts to become hot and humid by early April. You will rarely see any of the notorious sand flies or mosquitoes in Bird Island found in the mainland, it was hand-filled with fine river sand to achieve that objective.

Want to get-away from it all, even for the shortest of time, with your love one or group of friends, then this is the place. Want to go swimming or snorkeling in crystal clear water in a beautiful unspoiled reef, you will be surrounded by one. Want to grab a fishing rod and cast to cruising feeding fish, the atoll around the island is considered one of the best for it.

Spending time at Bird Island, even for the shortest of time, you will feel like you have done something special.

The trip to the island is by boat which we provide and is included in the price.

There are no other guests.

There are other nearby islands for exploring with kayaks.

We have 2 kayaks for exploring other islands and the entire atoll.

#1-Availability: As you can see from the calendar, Bird Island is booked well, well in advance and many assumed the calendar must be in error, it isn't. We do keep a waiting list, though cancellations have been quite rare.

#2 -Length of Stay: From experience we have found a stay of 4-5 days is about perfect to stay in Bird Island. If you notice our calendar is set in 4-day 'windows' (occasionally 5 days) and a blocked day in-between guests, which allows us to make our preparations for your stay a lot better and continually improve the island in general. If you are interested in a longer stay than 4 days, we treat such requests on a case by case basis.

#3 -Extra Guests: You will always have the island to yourself regardless how many people come. Considering how far in advance Bird Island gets booked, we suggest to book two people from the outset if not sure how many extra guests you will have, and simply add extra guests about a month before your arrival. In this way, it puts no pressure on you to guess correctly how many people will eventually show up so far in advance.

#4- The trip from Placencia Village to Bird Island is included in the booking price. Check-out time is at 11:30am, and pick up (check in) is at 1:00pm. We meet at the M&M Hardware BOAT DOCK/gas station, which is way in the back of its large parking lot (lagoon side). Please note, pick up should be roughly 2 hrs before a scheduled flight out of Placencia however.

#5: Exclusivity. Yes, when you book the island, you (or group) will have the whole Island all to yourselves.

#6- Sun Tan Lotion and Bug Spray. Remember, it is the tropics; the best type of suntan lotion is one of high Block Factor, either lotion or spray type. As to bugs (i.e. sandflies), Bird Island just doesn't tend to have them, but on extremely-calm, still days some may come from other nearby islands.

#7- Wading slipper-type shoes. The island is surrounded by hard sand flats, further away by coral; bringing soft shoes that cover your toes and ankle are a good thing to have when exploring about. There are many pairs in the island that may fit you, but no guarantee to do so.

#8- Snorkeling equipment: Bring your own or you can rent them locally on the way to the island. Yes the island does have many sets, but no guarantee they will fit you. For divers, there is a local place for renting tanks, though most divers arrange a separate diving tour with a local outfit that can pick you up at the island.

#9- Fishing equipment: The island is usually surrounded by constant marauding schools of fish (jacks, snappers, etc) feeding around it. Best to bring (or rent) your own equipment and a few small (1") silver spoons if fishing. If want to do bottom fishing, should get shrimp bait when food shopping. There is a spear gun on the island.

#10- Food: Bird Island is a self-catering scenario so plan to bring enough meats, vegetable, drinks (and liquor) for your stay. The island however, does have a very well-stocked kitchen with a myriad of condiments such as cake mixes, flour, rice, spices, oils, paper towels, garbage bags, etc., so you don't have to be required to think of every little thing. Near where we take off for the island, there are excellent food stores and vegetable stands. Food shopping is a very simple step in Placencia Village and should be left for last.

#11- Refrigeration: The island has a new propane refrigerator with a fair-size freezer. It has ice trays.

#12- Water: The island has a well-filtered rain-water system, for all uses including cooking and even drinking water. Nonetheless, we still provide purified drinking water for drinking; meaning no need to worry about drinking water. Overall water conservation is extremely appreciated, an island after all is like being in the middle of a desert.

#13- Communication. A local phone is at the island so you can call local numbers, or us, at any time. The island has very good and reliable WiFi.

#14- Power. The island is solar-powered and has a wind generator; so no noisy generator.

#15- Boating. Two single-person kayaks, knee boards and inner tubes to cruise the atoll that surrounds it.

#16- Sleeping accommodations: The island's main house has a master bedroom with a double bed and a double sofa/bed. The main house also has a separate, small back bedroom. There is also a separate Cabana, with a double-size bed, Sirius radio, desk, etc. The island can accommodate up to four (4) persons perfectly, (6) depending on group composition.

#17- Places to stay in mainland: Right on the Placencia beach we suggest either Sea Spray or the more upscale Nirvana hotels, both right on the Placencia Beach. More high-end resort types outside of the village up in the peninsula are Robert's Grove and Laru Beya.

#18- General weather pattern:
January-June 15th is considered the 'dry season'. (January-March is nicest; April & May warmer and still).
June 15th-July 15th the first seasonal rains tend to occur.
July 1st-September 15th usually very nice weather, interrupted by the occasional passing thunderstorm.
September 15th-October 15th the second seasonal rains tend to occur.
October 15th-December 30th daily scattered thunderstorms here and there but great weather in between them.
Please note that weather in Belize tends to be pleasant, specially at Bird Island which is inside an atoll, so its waters stay clear even when windy. Perfect weather however we could never guarantee; the above is a rough guide only.

#19- Getting to Placencia from Belize City:
By Air: (Maya or Tropic Air) $235 USD round trip per person / 40 minute flight. Fastest way.
By Car: Rental Car; roughly 3.5 hour drive. Cost could range between $50 - $125 USD a day.
By Taxi: About $150 USD each way, up to 4 people, or more.
By Shuttle: Start at roughly $75 USD each way per person; 5 runs a day. Nice, relaxing scenic drive but long.

#20-Please Note: Bird Island is always undergoing improvements each year. Last year (2016) we added new decks, a fishing dock and the new observatory overlooking the atoll, which guests simple have loved. A new 30ft boat (see picture) for day cruises for snorkeling new waters and touring other islands; we are still working on that new program. During this year (2017) and next year, we will be expanding the island so it will have a a higher capacity and even a true beach by next Fall.

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They are posted on the premises and they are a few common sense to keep in mind.


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Lynn felhasználói profilja
2017. április
This is a vacation spot of a lifetime. Fred is an awesome host ! Bird Island, Placencia and Belize are all beautiful locations. We loved everything and would come here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Fred for everything!

Alex felhasználói profilja
2017. április
The island is by far the most private and fantastic place you can vacation. If I could live out there for a month or two I would totally do it. Fred and Ruth are very accommodating and amazing people. They have created something truly unique. There is awesome snorkeling all around the island and you can kayak to a few other islands if you are up for it. Bring some frozen shrimp bait with you so you can catch some fish and cook them up on the BBQ. We will definitely be back. Thanks again Fred and Ruth!

Kwunnie felhasználói profilja
2017. április
There was a guest comment book on the island.. this is what I had written in there: Dear Fred & Ruth, It's the morning of our day of departure from this wonderful paradise you have created. This has been a one in a lifetime experience for us. It's amazing - the crystal clear water, the creatures, the horizon, the clear sky where you can see all the constellations, the dancing lights in the ocean. If you're a guest reading this - get up in the middle of the night, say 3am? You can't miss the lights in the ocean when the moon is gone.. the stars in the sky.. It's absolutely mesmerizing. You guys have created something truly magical. The beauty of it all. Words can't capture it.

Ananda felhasználói profilja
2017. március
This place is amazing. We waited a whole year for this moment and it was worth it. It is a divers' dream. The dive shop (Seahorse) picked us up at the house and dropped us offm so no need to go to the city. The snorkel was amazing right on the back of the house (best spot is northeast, behind the blue hole). We saw nurse sharks, calamari, a huge manatee, spotted ray and tons of marine life. We wanted to see a whale shark but we were a week too late (make sure you go on a full moon). The beds are comfy and the house was very cozy. One short trip on boat to the island and you have paradise to yourself. I highly recommend this place.

Gabriela felhasználói profilja
2017. március
realmente una experiencia única, increible, magica.... a esa isla no le falta nada, es puro relax, placer, aventura, soledad, naturaleza.... 100% recomendable para mucho mas de tres días!!! Fred y su esposa Ruth son dos genios que hacen posible la magia! really a unique experience, magical, incredible... nothing is missing in that island... pure relax, pleasure, adventure, nature... 100% recomend to stay more than 3 days!!! the best days of anyones life! believe me!!! Fred and her wife, Ruth, two geniuous that make magic possible! thank you!!!

Max felhasználói profilja
2017. március
What can I say? We had our own island... Seriously, the place was perfect for us. Very peaceful. At night, all you hear is the wind and the ocean. We enjoy adventure and make our own fun, so we fished and dove for conch every day. We caught grey and yellowtail snapper as well as a couple of jacks that we grilled. When we weren't in the water, we just enjoyed the scenery and the serenity while sipping on some rum and beer. We saw some great marine life, including various types of rays that would swim along the edge of the island. I also have never seen so many starfish at one time. There is a grocery store and a great fruit stand near the place where Fred picks you up. Be sure to stock up on food and beverages. If you're not the "eat what you catch" type, you can get meat to grill at the grocery store. It's a great place to recharge your battery for the right person and Fred could not have been a better host. It takes a lot of work to keep that place up and he is all over it to make sure his guests don't lack anything. We would go back in a second!

Katinka felhasználói profilja
2017. március
This place is amazing. Just book it. Where else can you stay on your own private island with a personal reef?

Placencia, Belize · Csatlakozás időpontja: 2014. december
Fred felhasználói profiljaFred Superhost házigazda.

Retired not from work, but from the maddening crowd. Came to Belize in 2010. Started Bird Island in 2013.
Military Service: Vietnam Era. Then traveled throughout Central and South America for 2 years, always thought I would be back. Went to Cornell University for 5 years. Lived in Sun Valley, ID area for 7 years and then in Prescott, AZ for 23 years until 2010. My two main hobbies have been fly fishing and bird hunting with my beloved English Setters which I had the supreme honor of having for three generations encompassing 37 years.

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