Hatchet Caye Resort

Placencia, Belize


Oceanfront cabana

Oceanfront cabana

Oceanfront cabana

Oceanfront cabana

Oceanfront cabana

Oceanfront cabana

Main House room

Main House room

Main House room

Main House room

Main House room

A private-island Caribbean escape off the coast of Belize, with a welcome drink

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Up to 42% hotel website price ?
Accommodation in a Main House room, on a room-only basis.

This offer also includes a welcome drink per person, per stay.

This offer is available for stays between April and December 2017 and is based on two adults only. However, the room can accommodate up to three guests. Please note that the third guest (aged 12 and older) will be charged a fee of $30 per night, payable directly to the hotel.

Please note that this hotel is not pet-friendly.

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out at 11am.

Taxes are not included and will be added on the payment screen.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 42% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On May 17, 2017, two people may book a one-night stay in a Main House room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay $225 (excluding taxes) per room, per night, compared to the hotel's website rate of $386 (excluding taxes) per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 42%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on February 27, 2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A secluded and unspoiled retreat on a pristine private island, with a sea-view room or oceanfront cabana

Sure, everyone needs a little getaway. But could you use a little island? Because that’s exactly what you get at Hatchet Caye Resort, a private isle that sits a full hour off the coast of Belize’s Placencia. This property is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner and one of that site’s top-ranking hotels in or near Placencia. While staying here, you can not only enjoy an ocean-view abode and spa services over the water, but experience the very definition of blissful seclusion.
And the island may be small, but the list of things to do is most certainly not. You’re welcome to sit back and sunbathe all day, but if all that resting gets tiresome, kayaks, pedal boats and paddle boards are complimentary, as are Hobie-cat lessons. Snorkeling, too – right off of the cabana deck, even after dark. And when you’re ready to come back on land, sea-to-table fare awaits at the restaurant, which can whip up your freshly speared lionfish with local produce.

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Rooms and cabanas
The perfect finishing touch to your blissful private-island getaway? Tropical accommodations with a Caribbean view, a Caribbean breeze and Caribbean-inspired interiors. The true island style in every abode extends to the outdoor space, as well as the wooden furnishings, colorful artwork and large windows to take in the stunning vistas.

The five Main House rooms are the newest addition to the resort's accommodations; these abodes are situated in the Main House and offer their own private deck. For the ultimate in seclusion and privacy, you can opt to stay in one of the few Oceanfront cabanas; each of these retreats includes one or two queen-size beds and include a deck, as well. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy either full or partial water views.

- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- Lotion, soap and shampoo
- Morning coffee and tea service
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, Lionfish Grill features local produce (sometimes from the resort’s own organic garden) and fresh sea-to-table fare. Surf favourites such as conch fritters, seafood lasagna and lionfish crepes are just a few of your choices. You can enjoy these delicacies in a variety of settings, including at the end of the covered pier, in the restaurant pavilion or poolside. In the later hours, sip wine or a cocktail at the resort bar.
In support of the Belize Lionfish Project, which is attempting to rein in the population of this destructive fish, tridents can be provided for divers. Any lionfish you spear, the restaurant will cook up for you at dinner. Please note that all other fishing is not permitted and is catch-and-release only.
A beautiful peninsula in southern Belize, Placencia features 16 miles of pristine beaches; a charming village full of bistros, coffee shops and restaurants; crystal-clear waters; reefs for snorkeling and easy access to the region’s best dive locations. Small enough to explore by bike, this Caribbean destination can be as adventurous or as laid-back as you choose. Nearby favorites, including Seine Bight, the Nim Li Punit Mayan ruins, Lubantuum and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, are just a scenic drive away.
Of course, you’re an hour away from this all, blissfully secluded on your own private island. It will take approximately an hour to arrive to Hatchet Caye, and if you prefer to stay put, there’s plenty to do right here. Snorkel, paddle board, pedal boat, or play a game of soccer on the field or volleyball on the grass court. Non-motorised water sports are complimentary, as are Hobie-cat lessons. For a fee, you can join a guided dive, perhaps among whale sharks, depending on the season.

Placencia Village, Stann Creek, Belize

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

From the international airport in Belize City, you will take a 45-minute domestic flight on Maya Island Air down to Placencia. The round-trip flight costs $234 per person. The hotel staff are agents for Maya Island Air and are happy to help you book this leg of your journey. You may contact them here.

After landing in Placencia, a driver will meet you at the Placencia Airstrip and transfer to you to the resort's mainland office/boat launch. There may, or may not, be a wait for the boat transfer for that day. The resort will not know this until the week of your reservation. If there is a wait, you're welcome to store your luggage at the resort's office and explore around the village and do some shopping, purchase snacks at the grocery store, or sample some Gelato at the famous Tutti Fruiti.

The boat ride to the island is roughly one hour and leaves at 3pm, at the latest. Please note that the cost of the round-trip transfer is $400 per couple. Make sure to pack your sunglasses, sunscreen and/or a hat for the trip, as the day may be bright and hot.

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We like

  • The complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and Hobie-cat lessons
  • The private-island resort itself, completely surrounded by the sparkling waters of Belize
  • Cultural and quaint Placencia, just an hour's boat ride away

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