3.6 Acre Private Island Retreat Islands

USD 4,250,000
SKU: I118
Property type: Island


  • Beachfront


Belize is a wonderful untouched, raw gem, home to hundreds of islands that remain unspoiled in their natural state. One day many will be home to charming little boutique hotels and resorts and others will be private oasis worthy of postcard status.  Zama Caye is precicely that – a Garden of Edenesk paradise unlike any other island in Belize with many unique elements such as a natural white sand beach ideal for wallowing in the afternnon sun waiting for the skies to become firery red with imminent sunset.  Zama was one of the few cayes that required no fill…it is naturally high and is home to rare species of trees and plants that are not commonly found on these coral based  islands. A few examples are:

Ficus Benjamina (Fig family)

Gumbo Limbo

Noni trees

Almond trees

Yucatan fan palms


Coconut palms

Palmetto palms

All of these trees create a wonderful, exotic, tropical setting that is rivalled by few other island in the region. The crescent shape of the island has sugar white sand  beaches and calm, shallow, clear water on the leeward side (west facing) perfect for a swim or simply relaxing and cooling off.

The windward side is home to abundant coral that are as robust and natural as one can find. The shoreline is blanketed with Coral Bern which acts as a barrier that protects the caye during storms.

The property was tastefully developed by the current owners who run it as an exclusive day destination where guests enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and simply enjoying the relaxing paradise that is the Caribbean.  The guests enjoy bbq seafood such as lobster, fish or pizza made in the brick pizza oven.

The owners have an 900 sq ft home that is tastefully designed and built with local materials and an international flavour.  One can best define the finishings and feel as “Barefoot Luxury”. Other structures include staff housing. chickien coup, bathrooms, storage and an outdoor kitchen that include bbq area and large brick pizza oven.  All of this covers less than %10 of Zama. The rest is an open canvas for the next proprietor.

Our Remax VIP team is thrilled to list for sale this 3.6 acre caye . Zama Caye  also known as Scipio Caye is located less than 6 miles from the Placencia peninsula, Placencia being a tourist hotspot. Its close proximity to the mainland and the potential for power to be run from the mainland exist, making it a fantastic opportunity for a resort or retreat to be built. The caye serves for 1-day tourists that want to visit, offering catering services, snorkeling and diving tours. The waters surrounding this caye are home to a variety of corals, fish species and much more.

This caye is only 3.5 miles from Norwegian cruise lines, Harvest Caye and a 10 minute boat ride to booming Placencia, Stann Creek. To the south Monkey river is 20 minutes by boat and a great experience for nature lovers.

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Contact the Agent

Chris Appelbe

Originally a licensed realtor with Sotheby’s Canada, Chris fell in love with Belize more than 10 years ago and has since helped countless expats purchase and relocate safely and securely. More than simply a realtor, Chris ensures quality home design, construction management and finally property management and rentals to maximize the return on your investment. With his extensive network of local brokers, Chris finds properties that are “off-grid” and well below market value, and he insists that the best deals never make it on the internet, therefore he recommends that prospective buyers should call and place their order directly.