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ABOUT FRENCH LOUIE CAYE

Have you ever wanted to rent your own private island?  Choose FRENCH LOUIE CAYE as your private getaway in the Caribbean.  Owned and operated by Ran Villanueva and Kitty Fox (former owners of Kitty's Place Beach Resort), the island is sheltered behind the world famous Belize Barrier Reef.  This private two  acre island is available for an extended stay or just a day event, .  Located 8 miles east of Placencia Village, the caye offers a beautiful coral sand beach, exquisite reef and a fascinating mangrove ecology. Once used a commercial fishing camp, it has now been adapted for tourists, while still preserving the local flavor. 

The island is surrounded by a rich and beautiful coral reef, so anytime you want you can simply get in the water and explore! 

Kayaks are also available for exploring the area. 

You can fish right from the island, or schedule a day of fishing, or specialty fly fishing or a SCUBA tour. 

Your boat will pick you up at the island in the morning and drop you back to your island home in the evening.

Many birds can be observed on the island, including a variety of herons.

Scattered about the island are hammocks, well situated for bird-watching, reading and enjoying the sea breeze. 

A private island rental means that you are the only guests on the island - the caye and the facilities are there for your exclusive use.  The rental includes a caretaker who will cater to your needs: he will catch fresh seafood for dinner, cook your meals, take you on a kayak tour and snorkel with you around the island (he is a great teacher as well!).  An occasional small snorkel group may come by for lunch. This is an unforgettable experience - the perfect honeymoon, anniversary. or birthday celebration.

The waters surrounding the caye are shallow and very safe for children.  The tremendous varieties of sea life both in the reef and in the mangroves (as well as our entertaining hermit crabs on land) make this an ideal family holiday that will be a memorable educational and cultural - not to mention FUN!! experience.

A new lodge now provides space for group events;  special rates are available for day events like weddings or workshops, or longer events such as group retreats.  The sand floor in the lodge is wonderful for a yoga retreat.   Of course tables and chairs are also provided.

Testimonial (Belize Forum):
"Hi everybody - I'm new to this board, but not new to Belize. I'm posting to let you know that a very special experience awaits you at French Louie Caye. We stayed there in June when we went south to see the Whale Sharks. We had the whole island to ourselves (except for the caretaker who cooked for us and took us snorkeling and fishing, and the dogs who played with us) for three blissful days. Seahorse Dive Shop picked us up at the island to go out to see the whale sharks. Accommodation - rustic by comfy - food out of this world fresh - caught fish, lobster, etc.  Hot showers, solar electricity, gas range and even a refrigerator for beer.  The little caye is surrounded by it's own fringe reef with truly wonderful coral and lots of big fish - for those wishing to spontaneously jump in and snorkel this is a perfect spot.

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