Private Caribbean Bliss — South Saddle Caye Placencia

USD 1,800,000
SKU: I121
Property type: Island


  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Quiet Location


South Saddle Caye — 4.84 Acres of Private Caribbean Bliss

ReMax VIP is thrilled to share this new listing of a private island! Sitting quietly outside of the Lark Caye range, South Saddle Caye enjoys 360 degrees of infinite views and privacy, while being only six smooth miles from Placencia. With its long, lean profile South Saddle Caye’s almost five acres secretly hold a mile of the finest snorkeling and diving in the interior islands.

Contributing to the amazing snorkeling and diving, the bio-diversity in this area of the Caribbean is simply astonishing. In the coral filled waters surrounding South Saddle Caye, one can find hundreds of different species of fish including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Groupers, Snook, Jackfish, barracuda, and multiple kinds of tuna and snapper; making it not only a great area to observe this wildlife, but the perfect place to fish or dive for conch to prepare a delicious fresh seafood dinner!

Along with the plethora of fish species in this area, one can find multiple types of dolphins, rays, and sea turtles. During certain times of year, if you’re lucky, you can even spot a gentle giant such as a humpback or sperm whale, or the majestic whale shark!


A master plan has been approved by the Department of The Environment to link the two sides of South Saddle Caye with an exclusive five bedroom home (renders found at end of pictures). The West side of the island will provide a private beach for snorkeling on the windward side and paddle-boarding in the leeward cove. Retaining walls meander around the dense protective mangroves and pimento palm walls hold the deep structural sand.

This filled side provides the staging for you to execute Belize’s most exclusive over-water villa. The East side of the island will allow trails for guests to reach some of Placencia’s finest fly fishing. The island’s length also provides privacy and sound isolation for your generators, water treatment, and staff housing.

Alternatively, the property could be divided into two parcels for spectacular individual private home sites. Or, design elegant and simple structures on the West side beach for the ultimate day trip island for a local homeowner, resort or tour operator.

The opportunities with it’s proximity to Placencia are endless.

South Saddle Caye is held in a Belizean chapter 250 corporation, so all approvals and architectural drawings will transfer with the ownership of the island.

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.