Getting to Coco Plum Island
Why Choose Belize?
Belize is home to a wealth of natural wonders offering unrivaled diving, untouched coral patches, dense jungle, and an underground Mayan world rich with history. Whether this is your first visit or a return trip, you will unquestionably agree that Belize provides many gifts to vacationers from around the world. From our pristine tropical rainforest to the largest barrier reef in the world, Belize is every traveler's dream come true. There is no wonder then why Belize is often referred to as “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.”
But what makes Belize unique is quite simple: its people. As a small nation with a little over 350,000 residents, Belize is a melting pot of various cultures. With its British colonial ties, Carib settlers, Central American neighbors, and more recent immigrants from around the world, you will surely meet friendly locals with interesting stories. Although most cultures have their own native tongue, English is the official language of Belize, making it easy for tourists to navigate and form a connection with the locals.
In Belize, we are mostly blessed with summer year round. Our weather can either be hot, hotter, or wet making Belize an ideal vacation destination to visit anytime of the year from any country in the world. Afterall, it takes only two hours to fly here from major U.S. cities such as Houston, Dallas, and Miami.
Coco Plum Family
From your first phone call or email, you will be assisted by exceedingly warm members of our reservation team. Planning a vacation might seem like a tedious task, but these ladies ensure that your experience top notch customer service which allows for a very smooth and easy booking process. Ask as many questions as possible, and then let them do the rest. Once your reservation is booked, they will take care of ensuring you are well equipped with the information you need to arrive at our little island paradise. They also take care of all your local transfer arrangements, so your booking just got that much easier.
Once on the island, the grand service experience only gets better. After a short boat ride to the island, guests are welcomed with the famous “mosquito bite” cocktail and a refreshing wet cloth. Guests are all known by name and any request whether personal or dietary is surely taken care of, with our 1:1 staff to guest ratio no request is impossible. Special touches make the difference and no detail goes unnoticed. Throughout the entirety of your stay, our warm and welcoming team will go above and beyond.
How do I get to Belize City?
Coco Plum Island Resort is located in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve about 8 miles off the coast of a sleepy town 80 miles south of Belize City named Dangriga (Hopkins is just south of Dangriga). Belize City is only a two-hour flight from several major U.S. cities such as Miami, Houston, or Dallas. All international flights to Belize land at the only International Airport in Belize, Phillip S. W. Goldson International Airport (Code: BZE). You will need to book your international flight to Belize directly through the airline or through an agent of your choice. Please note: international airfare is not included in the package rates. There are daily flights offered to and from the following cities:
- American Airlines flies from Miami (MIA) and Dallas (DFW)
- United Airlines flies from Houston (IAH)
- United Airlines flies from Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) and Chicago (CHI) during certain times of the year
- U.S. Airways flies from Charlotte, N.C. (CLT)
- Delta flies from Atlanta (ATL)
- Delta and American Airlines flies from Los Angeles (LAX)
- TACA flies from San Salvador (SAL) and Guatemala City (GUA)
- Southwest Airlines from Houston Hobby (HOU)
- WestJet from Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
- Southwest Airlines from Denver (DEN)
- Southwest Airlines from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
- Southwest Airlines from (ATL)
This info is subject to change so be sure to check with the airlines or your travel agent.
Special Note: Be sure to schedule your international flight to arrive in Belize City (BZE) by 3:45 pm. Why? The last flight from Belize City to Dangriga departs between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
How do I get to Coco Plum from Belize City?
Most guests opt to fly on a local carrier from the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City to Dangriga. The cost of this local flight is not included in all packages, please check the package inclusions located on each package page for more details. We will set up this local Belizean flight for you, no matter which package you choose. At the Dangriga airport, a Coco Plum staff member will greet you and drive your party to our boat. Then, it is only a 30-minute boat ride to Coco Plum Island Resort, your small, private island getaway. Kindly note that arrivals/departures scheduled during the week are subject to a transfer fee, this fee is wavied for arrivals/departures on Saturday & Sundays. The fee is $50 one-way, $100 round trip for your entire party (not per person). For example if you & your traveling companion(s) arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Friday, the transer fee would be $50 total.
Am I responsible for booking my flight from Belize City to Dangriga?
No. Once you have made your reservations with us, we will make the appropriate local flight reservations for you, just e-mail us your international flight itinerary (*our packages do not include international airfare) and your name as seen on your passport, as well as the names of any traveling companions.
The cost of the local round trip flight to and from the international airport in Belize City and Dangriga is approximately $161.50 US per person and flight time is approximately 20 minutes. We generally book this local flight the month prior to your arrival.
What if I am not flying into Dangriga?
Some guests stay with us after (or before) visiting a hotel or resort on the mainland. In those instances, ask your hotel to drop you off at our Dangriga office. It is best to have your hotel call our Dangriga office (M-F 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-5:00pm-Belize time) at 522-2200 (local Dangriga number) the day prior to your arrival to arrange a drop-off time.
The directions to the office are as follows:
The office is located at 3 miles on the Stann Creek Valley Road, on the right side of the road if you are driving to Dangriga from Belmopan. The office is a 2-story cement building which is painted blue & white.
Note: The Google Map image below is not the most current image. The island currently has 18 stand alone cababans and 1 overwater villa.
Contact us today for more information on getting to Coco Plum Cay