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Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
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4.2 out of 5 Very Good
6 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available


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About this area


Located in Placencia, Ray Caye Island Resort is on a private beach. Local points of interest include Belize Barrier Reef.
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  • Lionfish — 1 min walk

About this property

Ray Caye Island Resort

3.5-star resort with pools and private beach
Spend the day on Ray Caye Island Resort's private white sand beach or relax by one of the resort's 2 outdoor swimming pools. All 12 rooms offer comforts like memory foam beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus free WiFi and room service. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.
Ray Caye Island Resort offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and bathrobes. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. This Placencia resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a private beach and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: USD 10-15 for adults and USD 10-15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Porter/bellhop

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Free beach cabanas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Private beachfront location


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Safe



Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Arrival instructions: Guests must arrange travel on their own to Placencia Airport. From Placencia Airport, the resort provides complimentary transportation to the boat dock from which guests will board a boat (surcharge) to the island where the resort is located. This boat trip takes about 1 hour.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 5 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 for adults, USD 10 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Children 5 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Ray Caye Island Resort Hatchet Caye
Hotel Hatchet Caye
Hatchet Caye Island Resort
Hatchet Caye Island
Ray Caye Island Hatchet Caye
Ray Caye Island
Ray Caye Island Resort Resort
Ray Caye Island Resort Placencia
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Placencia Ray Caye Island Resort Resort
Resort Ray Caye Island Resort
Hatchet Caye Island Resort
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Ray Caye Island Resort Resort Placencia

Frequently asked questions

Does Ray Caye Island Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is Ray Caye Island Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Ray Caye Island Resort?
Ray Caye Island Resort doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Ray Caye Island Resort?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Ray Caye Island Resort?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Ray Caye Island Resort located?
Nestled on the beach, this Placencia resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Belize Barrier Reef.
Very Good
6 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Stunning place to Holiday! Fantastic staff!
We had such a lovely time at Hatchet Cay Island Resort. The staff were absolutely lovely with a special shout out for the restaurant staff and Dasha, the manager who made our vacation time there so special and marvelous! We loved going to the South Pier everyday and just getting into the water and snorkel and every night we would go back there after dinner with drink in hand and be hypnotized by the eagle rays gliding in and out of the purple lights. We went to the Silk Cays and bought fish from the fisherman there, then brought it back to the kitchen. The AMAZING chef there cooked it up for us and wow! Was it delicious! However I must also mention the lamb chops we had also which were incredibly delicious! What a joy to eat there! Also, at the Silk Cays, we had a superb time snorkeling with the big sting rays, nurse sharks and turtles as they circled around the fishing boat. Really great and it is only five minutes away from the resort! you can see them from the pier. We would most definitely go back. We loved our room which had a king size bed, huge balcony with plants and trees at its edge and the sea peeping out of the leaves. What else I liked is that we had neighbors but the rooms were very solid so it was quiet. We would sit there and watch the birds come and go. We became so incredibly relaxed on the island. Can't to go again when the whale sharks are there at full moon and go to Laughing Bird Cay for snorkeling. Thank you for making our stay so great!

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Great location, poor restaurant, too expensive
Location is phenomenal: bungalows are 10m away from the water, snorkeling with coral and plenty of fish is readily available and wonderful. However, the overall experience was pretty mediocre, in particular considering the cost. For example: - Pricing is opaque: Make sure you understand that the boat transfer is USD 400 (per couple). Some activities are included in the room rate (snorkel gear, kayaks, SUPs), others are not (diving, snorkel trips to surrounding cayes). Generally sensed an air of awkwardness around pricing: had to explicitly ask for cost of activities, menu items, etc. - Little control over boat transfer timing, may have to leave at 7am if unlucky. - Waterfront bungalows are duplexes. The interior walls and door are very thin, ours (#4) had some form of foundation issue so that we were woken up by our neighbours' steps shaking our floor&furniture. - The restaurant is bad and expensive. Dinner mains are 25-35 USD, the quality is poor. Instead of serving fresh local ingredients (fish?), they serve a poorly executed rendition of mediterranean cuisine. We tried chicken, steak, lamb, fish, soup, salad; none exceeded middle-of-nowhere diner quality. Ingredients were not fresh. Service was awkward and slow, waited 1.5h for 2 mains. Ordered Snapper, received chewy and tasteless Grouper; were not informed of the change. All of our $5 meals in rural towns were better. - Staff was regularly absent (restaurant, dive shop), seemed bored&complacent. Cannot recommend
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Beautiful stay
Incredible place I highly recommend! Beautiful island with snorkelling, sailing, fishing and kayaking- so much to do and come back to a delicious meal at the restaurant. Friendly staff who are very helpful! I will definitely return!!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

3/5 Okay

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Wonderful resort on the reef
The location on stunning coral reefs and amazing staff make this resort special, however the cost of food, drink and boat transfers makes this a very costly experience. Expensive but well worth it.

5/5 Excellent

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Beautiful Island
Fantastic snorkeling. Sea turtles, stingrays, and sharks. Excellent staff. Very comfortable room overlooking the Caribbean. Fun watching the pelicans diving to catch fish. Great for families and those looking for adventure. Our family stayed for 3 nights. Grandma had a great time too.

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