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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 23 hotels in Placencia
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
A private island on the edge of the Silk Marine Reserve, seventeen miles east of Placencia, Ray Caye 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 world class diving and fishing only minutes away. With a pirate past, a hideaway present, and an environmental future, Ray Caye offers an unspoiled environment for your unforgettable tropical island experience.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Massage
BBQ facilities
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Video game console
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Hidden Gem
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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18 Miles Offshore Placencia, Placencia Belize
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Placencia Airport19 miSee all flights
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Dylan Hetelle wrote a review Aug 17
Saint Louis, Missouri13 contributions3 helpful votes
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This was hands down the absolute BEST experience we have had on a trip and cannot recommend this beautiful world class island enough. This is THE PLACE TO BE when you’re visiting Belize. It’s a luxury island experience unlike any other. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and had our own private infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean ocean…. Literally a dream.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sightseer798058 wrote a review Aug 8
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Ray Caye is AMAZING! Not only is the island beautiful, peaceful and relaxing, but the STAFF truly makes this place special. This was my third trip to Ray Caye, once as a mother/daughter trip, second trip for my daughter to get married, and third trip was to celebrate a new career for me. I thought of exploring a different place in Belize for the third trip but could not even imagine anyplace better than Ray Caye. When you have found paradise...why look any further. The staff are phenomenal and truly treat you like family. We snorkeled, SCUBA, paddle boarded, got massages, and just enjoyed our time together. To top it off, the Lionfish Grill is amazing! Two of our 5 people were VEGAN. They figured they would eat rice and beans for a week, but no, the chef was able to accommodate this and made some of the most amazing vegan dishes for every meal - and dessert!! Truly this was the icing on the cake for this trip. He made a curry dish that was to die for! If you are up in the air on coming, I can guarantee that this will be the most amazing place you have ever visited with the most amazing people working there. I can't wait for my fourth trip...! Lastly...on my bucket list was to see a WHALE SHARK and we were so lucky that on our second whale shark dive this behemoth came from the depths and did a drive-by not once, but twice. I can tell you it was the most surreal - amazing experience EVER and so glad I could share that memory with my Ray Caye family!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: EVERY room is amazing! Three of us were in a cabana and two were in the Island Room.
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CJPE wrote a review Aug 6
Market Harborough, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
From looking at the pictures and reading the reviews we were prepared to be impressed but Ray Caye absolutely smashed our high expectations in every way. We are a family of 4 and we were in a beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath linked villa which gave us plenty of space - much appreciated by our boys! The terraces opened onto the sand with the coral reef only steps away - perfect. The food is outstanding as are all of the waiting and bar staff, the pools are lush and the boys enjoyed using the gym everyday (I enjoyed the many quiet hammock spots instead). The reef and the activities were the star for us - we snorkelled, paddle boarded and kayaked. The kids LOVED the slide and diving platform! From snorkelling off the island pier we saws rays, dolphin, eel, millions of tropical fish and best of all a super healthy reef to support them all! It's also well worth doing a couple of the boat trips to neighbouring islands and parts of the reef, We were very well looked after by Elroy, William and Jeff who took us to Laughing Bird Caye, Silk Cayes, Fishermen's Island and all the best places to swim with turtles and sharks. Every day was amazing and we can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Great Air-con - 2 bed villa is perfect for a family with older kids
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Hayden Chambers wrote a review Jul 2022
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The BEST place ever!! Not to mention the amazing staff AND food- can not wait to go back!! We love ray caye! Couldn’t have picked a better place! Loved every minute of it! Ray Caye will always have a special place in our hearts❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Parker B wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Can't imagine it being much better than this: a small, beautiful island, wonderful food, accommodating and helpful staff and incredibly beautiful waters all around. For our honeymoon, Ray Caye was incredible.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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msbhph wrote a review Jul 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada2 contributions2 helpful votes
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We had the best time in Ray Caye! The weather was absolutely perfect! The water was cool and warm and super clear! The fishing never disappointed. We caught Holy Makerel, Yellowtail Amberjack and we even had LOBSTER 🦞!!!! The Chef cooked it for us and it was sooooooo delicious! The rooms were roomy and clean!! The entire staff was absolutely professional, happy, caring, kind and went the extra mile to accommodate all our needs. We fell in love with all the above and have decided that it’s a MUST to visit once a year or more if we can!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU RAY CAYE! We have given you a Five Star Stay and we miss you already!!! See you soon!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rich wrote a review May 2022
5 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited Ray Caye in April of 2022. From the reservation process with Ardie to the pick up at the Placencia Airport to the drive to the dock, the boat ride to the island, to the awesome Villa, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snorkeling, checking out, back on the boat again to our drop off to the airport - everything was spectacular. In between all of that there was a full staff of awesome people who made our stay at Ray Caye not only an awesome vacation but felt like we were home, part of the family. We want to thank Cynthia for being an awesome hostess and Marion, Jeff, Sean for all the help over at the dive shop and getting us all settled with our gear for snorkeling. Thank you ton Yanik for the awesome job while we went snorkeling. The turtles, coral reefs and sting rays were awesome. The vidoes he shot with the go pro even better. Thanks Sydney for taking us out. The grounds were well kept and the island vibe was perfect. The Snorkeling at the dock and the slide into the water was a great way to relax. To save the best for last the service from Morris and Melvin was by far one of the best experiences I have had on a vacation. Their service at the restaurant, their stories, and their humility, made the vacation spectacular. Ask Melvin to surprise you with a drink; he makes them well. Overall Ray Caye is a great experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tour298461 wrote a review May 2022
Rockport, Texas1 contribution
Everything was wonderful. We had a party of 6, ranging from 2 kids to grandparents and everyone had a great time. We rented one of the villas thinking we could play games when needed only we were so busy that we really only slept there. The snorkeling was great, the food was great, the people were great, the lighted dock and the big slide were a big hit. I am the only vegetarian in the group so I really appreciated how the chef came up with a meal for me each evening and the kids loved being able to go up to the bar and order their milkshakes and frozen concoctions. The guys went fishing and caught enough fish for our supper.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Gwen F wrote a review May 2022
Brazoria, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm not sure I can put into words just how amazing this island is!! We were first introduced to Ray Caye several years ago when some friends got married there, and let me tell you- we are addicted! This island has everything you could want or need for an idyllic island getaway! From the pristine beaches and grounds, to the amazing snorkeling right outside your lodgings, to the gourmet food and the spectacular staff, you can simply relax and enjoy life in paradise! Dasha and her team will cater to your every need! We are already planning to go back in 2023 and most likely every year thereafter! Highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Honeymoon suite w/plunge pool;great way to relax just before bed.Proximity of cottage 9 to the...
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acarlson9 wrote a review Apr 2022
Duluth, Minnesota2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Ray Cay. Fabulous scuba diving, delicious meals, and outstanding staff! Crystal clear water with a great reef right off shore for snorkeling. Elroy and Melvin are stand outs!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$351 - $561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hatchet caye hotel placencia
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hatchet Caye Resort
LOCATION
BelizeStann CreekPlacencia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ray Caye Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ray Caye Resort?
Nearby attractions include Silk Caye (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ray Caye Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ray Caye Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ray Caye Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ray Caye Resort?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ray Caye Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ray Caye Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Ray Caye Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.