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Hatchet Caye Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   17 miles offshore, Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #2 of 20 hotels in Placencia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Twenty miles off shore from Placencia, Hatchet Caye is peaceful and exclusive. As such, plan your activities ahead of time, ie, side trips or a massage. The atmosphere and staff are laid back which are perfect if you want downtime, or to dive, snorkel, and fish. Lots of water toys to help you navigate around the caye (I was told... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That about sums it up. My wife and I have traveled the South Pacific, Bahamas and Mexico and Hatchet Caye is simply the best place we have been. The location, food and amenities are all excellent but it is the staff that really puts this place over the top. We were on island recently for our wedding and stayed for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 6 nights in Cabana #1......wonderful accommodations, great location for the dock and restaurant. You need 2 or so nights just to get in the 'island' mood, then you really start to appreciate the relaxed atmosphere encouraged by the friendly and totally competent staff, plus the 'away from it all' location. Travel to the Caye was extremely easy with... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the island with 5 other couples and I was a bit apprehensive about the decision to visit Belize in July. Wow was I wrong, the weather was beautiful on the island, even though we were in the rainy season. We had sunshine everyday, the staff was great, by day two they knew everyones name and what they liked... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our family spent four nights at Hatchet Caye and had a fantastic time. The island is tiny and is surrounded by the most beautiful, clear water. There is amazing snorkeling off the pier, and there are daily boat trips to other snorkeling spots. The beach areas are small, but they are beautiful spots in which to relax, and there are... More

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Westport, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed at Hatchet Caye for 4 nights of a two week Belize vacation. We loved it. The location is spectacular, with beautiful water in every direction, excellent snorkeling and fishing right on the island (caught a bonefish and cast to tailing permit within 100 yards of our room), and world class diving just a short boat ride away. The... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My girlfriend found an amazing deal on Groupon and I packed my bags and was ready to go! The Placencia airport is smallish, upon arrival there...you take a smaller (crop duster plane) to the docks of Placencia. We had a little time to kill and walked around to visit a local eatery and a gift shop which your driver will... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

5 stars for the setting and 3.5 stars for service. We stayed for 4 nights at Hatchet Caye in the honeymoon cabana. Our primary reason for selecting Hatchet Caye was it's proximity to the Gladden Spit so we could attempt to snorkel with the whale sharks. We timed our arrival so we were there 2 days after the full moon.... More

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hatchetcaye, General Manager at Hatchet Caye Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and candid info on your snorkel sign up experience. The large vessel that was anchored off our island had actually booked their private trip with us nearly 6 months prior and the weather was not cooperating for them either so they had to go back to the mainland to stay a few nights before returning at... More

Monterey, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The island and accommodations were really spectacular. The rooms overlook the teal blue ocean. Very beautiful. The also have scuba gear that you can use to check out the marine life right off the island. We saw fish, spotted sting ray, eels, nurse sharks...etc. my only complaint is that the food was terrible. It was very expensive and not good... More

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hatchetcaye, General Manager at Hatchet Caye Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and feedback. It is shocking to hear complaints about the food as this is one area that we always seem to have consistant rave reviews. If you read this response please do contact us and let us know the menu items that you had that were so offputting and a few more details so that... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Hatchet Caye was amazing. We caught all sorts of fish right on the island. The food was amazing, and the service was first class. We took a charter with Captain Charlie Leslie Sr. and caught permit on the fly rod, and tarpon later that afternoon. Definitely going back again.

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Address: 17 miles offshore, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hatchet Caye Resort 3.5*
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A private island on the edge of the Silk Marine Reserve, seventeen miles east of Placencia, Hatchet is on the longest reef in North America. Laugh, love, play, explore, relax, rejuvenate, and dine in the island lifestyle you want. with a mile of private shoreline and word class diving and fishing only minutes away. With a pirates past, a hideaway present, and an environmental future, Hatchet offers unspoiled environment for your unforgettable tropical island experience. ... more   less 
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