Hatchet Caye


  • Modern, upscale resort in remote area
  • Very good food
  • On-site PADI shop offers good diving and snorkeling nearby
  • Friendly staff


  • Small island with no shops or choice of restaurants
  • We've heard some complaints about the suite unit, which unlike the cabañas doesn't have much of a sea view

Published 01/27/2016

Fodor's Review

On a private island about 17 mile (28 km) east of Placencia, Hatchet Caye offers a unspoiled, remote getaway for honeymooners, divers, or just anyone wanting a complete escape. The rooms are recently constructed and modern, with light plaster walls with mahogany trim and tile floors; they all have air-conditioning, DVD players, Wii, and Wi-Fi. As with most small islands off Belize, there's really not much to do except relax and enjoy water sports—snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, and swimming. If you're unlucky enough to hit a stretch of bad weather, you may run out of things to keep you occupied. Rates start at around BZ$750 with room, meals, snorkel tour, tax and service, and boat transport to the island. Packages are available with Chabil Mar in Placencia.

Hotel Information


Hatchet Caye, Hatchet Caye, Stann Creek, Belize


533-4446-reservations number

Hotel Details:

  • Closed Oct.
  • 7 rooms in duplex cottages, 1 suite, 1 1-bedroom house
  • Rate includes: All-inclusive; No meals; Breakfast; All meals

Published 01/27/2016


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