World’s Most Secluded Tropical Island (Gladden Private Island)

by Hayley Simpson | Updated: September 6, 2021

Gladden Private Island lives up to its title of being the world’s most private island. 

Featuring a single two-bedroom Mayan-style villa fringed by azure Caribbean Sea lagoons, a white sand beach, mangroves, and the Belize Barrier Reef, it’s truly the ultimate secluded paradise. 

Here are the most important details you need to know before booking the trip of a lifetime.

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Gladden Private Island Is Goals

I mean, the aerial photo speaks for itself…

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Gladden Private Island

Where is Gladden Private Island located?

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Gladden Private Island

Gladden Private Island is situated 20 miles off the coast of Placencia in Belize. It’s located on the edge of what many call the most picturesque section of the Belize Barrier Reef. In the heart of the Caribbean Sea, this is the longest reef in the Western Hemisphere.

How much does it cost to stay here?

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Gladden Private Island

To stay at Gladden, it costs…

Although designed as a romantic couples retreat, if you want to visit with friends or family it costs…

The all-inclusive fees include gourmet chef-prepared meals, alcoholic beverages, island-based activities, various mainland excursions, and transfers to and from Belize City.

We’ve also compiled a list of private islands for rent that you might find useful.

Who owns Gladden Private Island?

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Gladden Private Island

It’s owned by David Keener and Chris Krolow. Keener is the CEO of Vision Properties, while Krolow is the CEO of Private Islands Inc and the executive producer/host of HGTV’s Island Hunters. Krolow has spent 20 years selling and leasing private islands but literally combed the earth searching for his next project: Gladden Private Island, which he calls his “baby”.

A visit to this island can easily be described as the world’s most luxurious Castaway experience. 

Once you get used to the all-inclusive life on the world’s most private island, you will undoubtedly never want to leave.

Photos of Gladden Private Island

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Gladden Private Island
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Gladden Private Island
most secluded island
Gladden Private Island
most secluded island
Gladden Private Island