About Kanu Your Personal Private Island Playground


Enjoy exclusive use for up to 10 adults and 10 kids

Situated only 15 minutes off the coast of Placencia, Belize sits a rare coral island of incomparable beauty, its white sands sloping gently into the Caribbean Sea. Kanu's 2.5 acres ensures privacy with five 1,000-square-foot villas, each containing a breezily chic master bedroom suite, high bamboo ceilings, huge resort bathrooms with outdoor showers, high end finish out and custom local furniture. Some villas also have large soaking tubs and one has a loft for kids.

At the center of the island is the huge palm thatched central area that contains the living room, dinning room, large bar and kitchen flanked by the large in-ground fresh water swimming pool complete with swim up bar. The soothing design palette incorporates coral stone and amazing rose wood flooring, complemented with accent shades of the sea and sun.

What's Included


All inclusive

* All transfers to and from the Island (private land shuttle)

* Exclusive use of the entire island for up to 10 adults and 10 children - there are no other guests

* Three Meals a day prepared by your own personal chef and all local beverages including local beer and spirits

* Up to 4 complimentary massages a day for your group

* Personal boat captain for exploring the surrounding area

* On site personal concierge service

* Wifi throughout the island

* Daily housekeeping and laundry service

* Use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and all other sporting equipment.



Breathtaking location and only 15 minutes from town

Kanu is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the town of Placencia and within the middle of the island range for added privacy from neighbouring islands and boat traffic. The island is surrounded by turquoise green waters perfect for snorkelling and close to numerous dive sites including an annual visit each year in the Months of March to June of the amazing and elusive Whale Shark.

Getting to Kanu Just a short flight from many U.S cities


Transfers within Belize included in the rate

Located in the tropical heart of Central America - - Belize is just a short flight from many U.S. cities. Guests only have to get to Belize city and we take care of the rest.  Our reservations team will work with you to arrange your transport from Belize City International Airport to Placencia. When arriving in Placencia, staff will take you to the Kanu boat to be transported to the island.

The Kanu Story Not all islands are created equal


One of the most beautiful coral islands in all of Belize

After creating the ultimate private island escape for just one or two couples at a time with Gladden Private Island, Private Islands Inc. CEO Chris Krolow and his development partner David Keener have teamed up with  Shawn  Ritchie of Montana Jake, LLC and returned to this Central American vacation hot spot to deliver another stylish hideaway suited for larger groups. Now you can share the magic of the Placencia region with your friends and family. Kanu Private Island is a one-of-a-kind sanctuary that combines an idyllic private island setting and the ability to accommodate 10 adults plus 10 children in one booking. It’s conveniently situated only 15 minutes by boat from the mainland.