Awards

Belize Award Winning Resort

In Belize, being friendly is second nature to locals. Our 100% Belizean staff makes it very easy for our guests to feel like family. As a locally owned and managed resort, we take great pride in providing the most personalized service to all our guests. Throughout the world, Coco Plum Island is known as a Caribbean home away from home to many! We strive to consistently provide an excellent Belize vacation experience to travelers from all over the world.

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence

2022 Awards Winners Announced!

We are delighted to share the news that our resort has won a Condé Nast Johansens 2022 Readers’ Award. Johansens, a respected British publication that reviewed hotels, resorts, and spas, was acquired by Condé Nast in 2001 and renamed Condé Nast Johansens. For over 35 years, Condé Nast Johansens has employed a team of highly experienced travel professionals who roam the globe, inspecting hotels and resorts on a yearly basis. Criteria for being selected for the annual shortlist is highly competitive, and most properties are visited and inspected for five years before being nominated.

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Condé Nast Johansens noted that guests who choose from Belize all-inclusive packages enjoy unlimited local spirits and beers, soft drinks, meals, and tours as well as the free use of non-motorized water sports equipment like snorkeling gear, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. We were given high marks for the clear love, respect, and passion shown by the staff and management of the resort. And we are so grateful to all who have supported us.

2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award

Coco Plum Island Wins #1 Small Hotel & #1 for Romance in Central America

We are so pleased to announce that we have been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner in the categories of Small Hotels and Romance in the WORLD and in Central America, that means we're in the top 1% of hotels worldwide! Throughout this challenging year, we're humbled to know that we stood out to travelers and provided an amazing experience despite unprecedented circumstances. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners represent travelers’ ultimate favorites around the globe.

We'd like to share one of our favorite reviews from 2021, “All I can say is wow! The location is phenomenal. It is like a different world with beautiful crystal clear water. Every morning we would get up and just walk out the front porch to watch the sunrise. We had hammocks that were over the water to use and one on our porch. The bed was very comfortable. It is small and secluded and that makes for very personalized service. They go out of their way to make your stay wonderful. The chef cooked us a special local dish when I asked. The restaurant sits right on the water and so does the bar. We are looking forward to returning!”

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“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that delighted guests more than any others in the past year even as they navigated changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers who visited, this award speaks to the exemplary service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”

2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Coco Plum Island Wins #1 Hotel for Romance in the World Award

We won! Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards represent the most exceptional, highest-rated properties and are among the top 1% of all listings on TripAdvisor. Given the fact that half a million hotels greet guests on any day of the year, it’s easy to see why we felt so honored to have received notification from TripAdvisor about our win in several categories. Our hearts raced when we realized that we were even selected as the #1 in Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the WORLD! Especially during a year that has been so challenging for all of us.

Here's a list of all the awards we are proud to have won this year:

TripAdvisor ROMANCE Awards

#1 Hotel for Romance in the WORLD
#1 Hotel for Romance in Central America

TripAdvisor SERVICE Awards

#1 Hotel for Service in Central America
#3 Hotel for Service in the WORLD

TripAdvisor Top SMALL HOTELS Awards

#1 Hotel for Small Hotel in Central America
#9 Hotel for Small Hotel in the WORLD

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We'd like to share what one TripAdvisor honeymooner shared recently, "I've spent the last month reliving our perfect honeymoon over and over again through my pictures and video...searching for the perfect words to do this place the justice it deserves when it comes to writing this review. What can I say that hasn't already been said? How can I describe in words just how epically amazing and magical Coco Plum truly is? All I can do is offer you more of what 1500 other people have already said. In a word Coco Plum is "Perfection."

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence

2020 Awards Winner

Thanks to support from our valued guests we are please to share that we have been selected by Condé Nast Johansens as the Best Waterside Hotel.

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We are thrilled and humbled. After all, Conde Nast Johansens' has been conferring awards for a quarter of a century, and competition is fierce because criteria are daunting. Winners must be exceptional to be acknowledged and rewarded in such a prestigious manner, thus these world-renowned Awards for Excellence bestow upon properties prestige and global acclaim. Even though we are a small, private romantic island we hope to be the quintessential destination for couples who crave an equal mix of intimacy, solitude and sensory delights with just enough activities and tours to spice things up: snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and touring ancient Maya cities.

 

 

 

 

2019 TripAdvisor Awards

Coco Plum Island Wins 9 Prestigious 2019 Travelers Choice Awards & Certificate of Excellence — Hall of Fame 2019 Award

Coco Plum has been awarded a 2019 Traveler’s Choice Award for the ninth year in a row. We'd like to thank our guests for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share their stories about Coco Plum. We were named #1 in TripAdvisor's Small Hotels category for 2019 and #1 in their 2019 Top Hotels for Romance category, beating out high-end competitors in Belize.

Additionally, Coco Plum took second place in the World Top Traveler’s Choice Hotels for romance. As TripAdvisor attests, romance is in the air at Coco Plum Island. This is the fourth year in a row Coco Plum Island has earned a #1 spot on TripAdvisor 10 Top Hotels for Romance list. All told we landed 9 TripAdvisor nods.

Trip Advisor ROMANCE Awards

#1 Hotel for Romance in Belize
#1 Hotel for Romance in Central America
#2 Hotel for Romance in the WORLD

Trip Advisor SERVICE Awards

#2 Hotel for Service in Belize
#3 Hotel for Service in Central America
#23 Hotel for Service in the WORLD

Trip Advisor Top SMALL HOTELS Awards

#1 Hotel for Small Hotels in Belize
#2 Hotel for Small Hotel in Central America
#10 Hotel for Small Hotel in the WORLD

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TripAdvisor takes its ranking seriously, using an algorithm based on best value, service, amenities, overall vacation experience, quality of accommodations, proximity to attractions, onsite restaurants and—importantly—feedback from guests who are not afraid to speak their minds in this day and age of full disclosure. But just having favorable reviews didn’t seal the deal for us. We purposefully aim to gain the attention of travelers by prioritizing attention to detail. This commitment remains a priority for us, as is the consistency of our service.

Here's what one TripAdvisor traveler shared recently, "Suffice to say that Coco Plum is an incredible experience. Their commitment to customer service is as good as it gets, both in philosophy and in execution. I've traveled very widely and this is the first place I've been that delivered at this level, consistently, without hesitation. I'm sure there are other places using this model, but I've not experienced them."

In 2019 & 2018 Coco Plum Island also secured Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame awards. Businesses that have received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years will qualify for the Hall of Fame award. Trip Advisor notes that the prestigious Hall of Fame was not offered in 2016 or 2017. The only other time the Hall of Fame was offered was in 2015 for the fifth anniversary of the Certificate of Excellence. Coco Plum Island Resort was a proud recipient of the Hall of Fame award in 2015 as well.

Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence

We're 2019 Awards Winners!

The Votes Are In

Thank you for helping us spread the word about the magic and romance of Coco Plum Island by casting your votes. We are so thrilled to be selected by Conde Nast Johansens as the Best Property for Weddings, Parties and Special Occasions in 2019 and Best Waterside Hotel in 2020. As the only hotel from Belize to be chosen, we are thrilled to help represent our country.

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Created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across Conde Nast Johansens' recommended properties, the world-renowned Awards for Excellence are a trusted mark of quality recognized by consumers and travel professionals alike.

2018 TripAdvisor Awards

2018 Awards announced and we're blushing

Coco Plum has been awarded a 2018 Traveler’s Choice Award for the eighth year in a row. We are grateful and appreciative to all our wonderful guests for sharing their inspiring stories. As a result, Coco Plum Island Resort is the #1 Hotel in Belize in the categories of the Best Small Hotels, Romance, and Service.

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With great humility we are not only #1 in Belize, but have taken several top spots throughout Central America & in the World! In fact, Coco Plum Island Resort is the only hotel ranked in the World categories from Belize! Coco Plum Island is a great destination to relax & recharge. But don't take our word for it, here's what one TripAdvisor traveler shared recently, "It's no exaggeration to say that this is the best holiday we've ever had. We can't think of anything that Coco Plum can improve on and we are planning our 2018 trip as I write this. Can't wait to see the island and all it's joys again next year!" READ MORE

2017 TripAdvisor Awards

2017 marked the 7th year in a row that Coco Plum Island Resort was awarded with a Travelers’ Choice Award.

Recognized in categories of Best Small Hotels, Best Service, and Most Romantic we were honored and ecstatic to receive these rankings:

Trip Advisor ROMANCE Awards

#1 Hotel for Romance in Belize
#2 Hotel for Romance in Central America
#9 Hotel for Romance in the WORLD

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Coco Plum Island Resort was officially the most Romantic Hotel in Belize in 2017. It was the second year in a row that Coco Plum took the top honor for Romance in Belize. Destination weddings, engagements, anniversaries, babymoons, honeymoons – you name it, we can assure you that Coco Plum is the ideal private island escape to create everlasting memories with that special someone. Check out our all inclusive honeymoon/romance packages. READ MORE

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