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Hatchet Caye Resort

17 miles offshore, Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #3 of 20 hotels in Placencia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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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Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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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Philadelphia
2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Getting there: We had started this trip just as Philadelphia was about to get slammed with some of worst weather ever. It was the first week in February. For us, from Philadelphia, it took two big planes, one small plane and a smaller boat. Travel went without any problems except maybe the really bumpy boat ride out. It was later... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited Hatchet Caye over Eastern and rented the whole place for 4 days. We drove up in our boats from Guatemala and I must say we had an extraordinary time. In 2012 we did the same trip and improvement on service, organization, restaurant quality and snorkeling and diving was great. Seldom have we had such a beautiful time for... More

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bolton ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I really want to go on and on about Hatchet Caye. But I won't cause then you will go there and getting a room will become harder to do. So don't go although the snorkeling is great, the rooms are great, the food is great and the service is great. Hmm I am not doing a good job of discouraging... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Seriously. Just go here. If you are looking to relax and enjoy a beautiful tropical paradise, just do yourself a favor and reserve a cabana at Hatchet Caye. Everything about our vacation went so smoothly from the boat ride in to getting set up in our room to the wonderful meals. Dasha is the manager on the island and she... More

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Address: 17 miles offshore, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Placencia #2 Romantic Hotel in Placencia #3 On the Beach Hotel in Placencia #6 Family Hotel in Placencia
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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