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Bird Island - Placencia, Belize

Fred User Profile

Bird Island - Placencia, Belize

6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Fred is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Stay on your own in a totally private island located inside one of the most beautiful atolls in Belize, in total comfort and with superb snorkeling and kayaking right outside your door. Bird Island has been featured in endless national and international publications; it was the opening act in Airbnb's 'Like This, Live There' ad campaign. It is well described by the reviews left by past guests; with the word 'magical' and the phrase 'once-in-a-lifetime- experience being their constant opinion.


Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet
High chair
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years) - Not suitable for children under 5 years old; despite the island being surrounded by shallow water, they will require constant supervision.
No parties or events
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 5PM and check out out by 10AM


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


134 Reviews

Marti User Profile
December 2018
Fred and Ruth run a first class show! Fresh paint, super clean and well stocked. If you have forgotten something from the pantry, chances are it is at the home. Many different places to lounge about. Multiple hammocks! The wildlife viewing and photo opportunities are endless…
Barbara User Profile
November 2018
Awesome as usual!! Fred and Ruth are a joy! Thurman was great on our fishing day and found us fish, lobster and conch. He even taught us how to clean and cook conch which came in handy a few days later. Improvements are always being put in place, much had changed since my ini…
Clara User Profile
October 2018
Wow! We had this trip planned for 2 years and we can’t even explain how amazing it was! Snorkeling, reading, fishing, hanging out and star gazing. Everything was great. The fishing trip is a must and we caught way more fish than we could eat. Will definitely do it again Thanks
Dana User Profile
October 2018
Ok, like other reviews said - DO IT. Such an amazing crazy experience. This place is beautiful, tranquil and peaceful, yet full of sightseeings as it's right on a reef. Our days were full of snorkeling and kayaking, and in between resting on hammocks watching the birds. Seriously…
Josh User Profile
September 2018
Stop what you are doing and book it. Just book it. It’s impossible to put into words the happiness we found on Bird island. It’s beautiful, comfortable, charming and secluded to say the least. Then top that off with outstanding hospitality. Fred, Ruth and leo were just fantastic…
Sue User Profile
September 2018
This is truly your own little island, not a resort. You are on your own out here but do have a method to communicate if needed. There are the regular amenities plus some extras. It is in a great location, not far from many dive sites. This is the ideal get away from it all place…
J Chad User Profile
J Chad
September 2018
Bird Island is a magical place. You have a beautiful oasis in the sea with a complete atoll around you. You have solitude, yet every convenience. Fred, Ruth and Leomar are really great people and they have created something really special. Thank you so much for letting us come e…

Hosted by Fred

Placencia, BelizeJoined in December 2014
Fred User Profile
134 Reviews
Fred is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Retired not from work, but from the maddening crowd. Came to Belize in 2010. Started Bird Island in 2013. Military Service: Vietnam Era. Then traveled throughout Central and South America for 2 years, always thought I would be back. Went to Cornell University for 5 years. Live…
Languages: English, Español
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