As Belize continues to emerge as a prime tourist destination, developers seeking niche investment opportunities are able to capitalize on Belize’s low density high value proposition. On December 1st, 2017, “the world’s most private island”, Gladden Private Island Resort, opened its doors with an inaugural visit to the island. This authentic luxurious masterpiece emerged from a partnership between Chris Krolow, Host of HGTV’s Island Hunters, and Mr. David Keener, renowned Tourism Developer.

The island located 20 miles northeast of Placencia, harbors a single villa ideally designed to accommodate a couple, with the all-inclusive service of a luxury resort. Additionally, it also includes a second master suite to accommodate friends or family. 

With continued increase in overnight arrivals, which experienced a steady increase of 16.5% in 2016, and the rise in cruise tourism in Southern Belize, the development seeks to attract high-end visitors seeking to experience a truly unique luxurious get away. The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), through its technical unit BelizeINVEST, participated in the inaugural event in further fostering tourism developments through business development facilitation services to investors seeking to capitalize on the numerous investment opportunities as per the National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (NSTMP). For more details on tourism development opportunities in Belize, please feel free to contact our team at +501-822-3737 or at