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Ray Caye Island Resort

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Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Deluxe Double Room | Balcony

Overview of Ray Caye Island Resort

Ray Caye Island Resort

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront resort with restaurant, near Belize Barrier Reef

8.6/10 Fabulous

8 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Restaurant
Offshore Placencia, Stann Creek District, Placencia

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Belize Barrier Reef - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Placencia (PLJ) - 3 min drive
  • Independence and Mango Creek (INB) - 64 min drive
  • Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) - 75.6 miles/121.7 km

About this property

Ray Caye Island Resort

Putting you within 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Belize Barrier Reef, Ray Caye Island Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy free cabanas, volleyball, and beachside drinks. 2 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness center. Lionfish serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The helpful staff and restaurant get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 units


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange travel on their own to Placencia Airport. From Placencia Airport, the resort provides 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • Fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Lionfish - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


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.

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ray Caye Island Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Ray Caye Island Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Ray Caye Island Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ray Caye Island Resort?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Ray Caye Island Resort.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ray Caye Island Resort?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Ray Caye Island Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball and yoga. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Ray Caye Island Resort?
Yes, Lionfish offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Ray Caye Island Resort like?
Ray Caye Island Resort is located a short 1-minute walk from Belize Barrier Reef.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

If you are looking to completely escape and unplug, then this resort island is your destination of choice. The staff look after you in a professional yet non-suffocating way, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy the island. The island is fully self sufficient and incredibly eco-friendly. Well laid out, with top amenities. Volleyball is especially entertaining in the evenings with members of the staff. The restaurant is incredible and run by Carlos, their head chef. I have eaten all over the world and the nature of my job has me exposed to some top class cuisine. It is no understatement for me to recommend every meal that the restaurant provided during my stay. I did not have a single bad bite to eat during all of my dining experiences in the week. The pork belly was especially exquisite as a meal with it being Michelin Star in its presentation, quality and taste notes. Antonio, Melvin, Carlos, Noas, Juan, and Pablo did an excellent job looking after all of the guests in their roles as servers, guest services, and chef (Carlos...). I don't often take the time to write as extensive or as glowing a review as I have here, but I feel that this life experience warrants my time and a review worthy of the unique experience that is Ray Caye. May the staff and the island continue to prosper and excel. The staff esprit de corps and the quality of the product delivered are truly deserving of my best wishes. I look forward to returning again in the near future.
THEODORE, 11-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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
Robert, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!!
Cecilia, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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