How to Get Here
Getting to Coco Plum Island Resort
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.”
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.
Most Frequently Asked Travel Questions
Is International Airfare to Belize Included in the Package Price?
*No, packages do not include international airfare to Belize. All packages do include accommodations in a private oceanfront cabana, all meals, snacks when on tours and a bar snack daily, unlimited local alcoholic drinks (due to medical concerns, drinks are excluded from the diving package). Your arrival and departure boat transfer to and from the mainland and unlimited water sports activities. For a comparison of packages, please see the Compare Packages chart on this page.
Entry Requirements for Belize
A valid passport for citizens of the following countries is needed: U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Venezuela, CARICOM member states, nationals of European Community countries.
Belize requires citizens from the following countries to have an entry visa: China, Cuba, Columbia, Honduras, Haiti, South Africa, Taiwan, India, Libya and more.
How do I get to Belize City?
Coco Plum Island Resort is located in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve about 9 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 (this info is subject to change so be sure to check with the airlines or your travel agent):
- American Airlines flies from Charlotte, N.C. (CLT), 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
- 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)
- WestJet from Calgary, Canada (YYC)
- Air Canada Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
- Southwest Airlines from Denver (DEN)
- Southwest Airlines from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
Special Note: Be sure to schedule your international flight to arrive in Belize City (BZE) by 3:45 pm. Why? The last local flight from Belize City to Dangriga departs between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Our departure (check-out) boats leave the island at 8am and 11am, so we can accommodate any late morning or late afternoon flights.
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 (*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.
How do I get to Coco Plum from Belize City?
Once you have arrived in Belize at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City, your adventure begins. Normally you will only need about 45 minutes to collect your luggage, pass through immigration, and clear customs. After clearing customs at Philip Goldson International Airport, take an immediate left in the same building and check in with your scheduled local airline. Our Reservation Team has pre-booked this local flight from Belize City to Dangriga on your behalf in accordance with your international flight itinerary. Then proceed to the domestic departures lounge where there are duty-free shops, gift shops, and a small restaurant and bar. During peak season, please allow up to 90 minutes to clear immigration and customs.
Most guests opt to fly on a local carrier from the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City to Dangriga. The local flight from Belize International to Dangriga Town takes approximately 20 minutes and is quite an exhilarating experience, since you will be flying over some of the most gorgeous views in Central America. Our picturesque Caribbean Sea and lush rainforests make for the ultimate flying experience.
Upon arrival at the Dangriga Airstrip, you will be met by one of our staff members, who will be easily identifiable since the local airstrip in Dangriga is fairly small. Then, it is only a 30-minute boat ride to Coco Plum Island Resort, your small, private island getaway. 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.
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 light blue.
Coco Plum Island Family
The Coco Plum team strives to create a transformative experience; guests are all known by name and any request whether personal or dietary is surely taken care of, as with our 1:1 staff to guest ratio no request is impossible. 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 this team provides 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. 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.
"The staff on the island are amazing!!! I felt like every staff member became my new friend...The worst part of our trip was when our week was up and we had to leave. It was hard saying farewell to the friends we made and the beauty of the island. I hope to return there one day. "