$169 – Belize: Secluded Private Island Resort, 55% Off

Hatchet Caye Island Resort
Nikol Limaduran
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The Deal

TOP 20 - Sells out quickly! Book by Nov. 29

This private island resort just east of Placencia is offering exclusive rates to Travelzoo members looking for a complete disconnect in the middle of unspoiled nature. Holiday dates like Thanksgiving are included.

  • $169 per night ... most days through March 31
  • Accommodations for two
  • Transfers to and from the Placencia Airport for two (reg. $12 per person); please note that the transfer takes guests to the boat launch, and boat transfer costs $400 roundtrip per couple
  • 10% discount on tours
  • Travelzoo Tip: Check Southwest Airlines for low-priced airfare to Belize City from Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and others.

Why We Love It

  • Private island resort in Belize with only 12 rooms
  • Complimentary kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkeling
  • Nearby barrier reef makes for a great fishing or scuba destination
  • PADI scuba diving shop located on property can certify even first-time divers


Located on a private island, an hour away from Placencia by boat, Hatchet Caye Resort is the epitome of a relaxing, secluded getaway. The clear waters, pristine beaches and lush grounds allow for an intimate, unforgettable experience in a place few will ever visit.

The ultra-private resort has just 12 guest rooms facing Belize’s barrier reef. All Cabanas and Main House Rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private decks. The flat-screen TVs do not have cable but are hooked up to DVD players, and Wii consoles are available to borrow from the front desk. Spa services are also available in the guest rooms. With the sand and waters just steps away, though, the main attractions are located outdoors.

Guests have access to all of the resort’s non-motorized water sports including kayaks, Hobie Cats, paddleboards and snorkel gear at no additional cost. With a full PADI dive shop located on property, Hatchet Caye makes use of its proximity to the reef by providing great underwater excursions for new and experienced divers alike; those new to scuba can be trained by the resort’s expert instructors to become PADI-certified divers. Guests can also simply enjoy the beach on the nearly mile-long private shoreline.

The hotel has one restaurant and one pool, so it can feel a bit isolated. However, a ferry to/from Placencia runs daily to allow guests to explore the mainland’s shops and restaurants; the ferry is about an hour each way.

The quietly sophisticated, understated resort does allow families and children ages 10 and up, but is better suited for a romantic or relaxing escape.

From the press:
  • "Hatchet Caye offers an unspoiled, remote getaway for honeymooners, divers, or just anyone wanting a complete escape" -- Fodor's
  • "Stunning, secluded private island" – Oyster



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Guests need to contact the hotel in advance by e-mail to arrange the boat transfer. The boat transfer cost is $400.00 (subject to tax) per couple (roundtrip). Please note that the boat leaves Placencia latest at 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children age of 10  and younger are not allowed at the resort.

Children ages 11-12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs are not available. Extra bed available on request: $30 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. Extra person fee is $20 (subject to tax) per night for all guests 12 or older. 

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Guests need to contact the hotel in advance by e-mail to arrange the boat transfer. The boat transfer cost is $400.00 (subject to tax) per couple (roundtrip). Please note that the boat leaves Placencia latest at 3pm. 

Exclusive Member Rates

$169 / night


When You Can Go

Stays through March 31; +$50 for an Oceanfront Cabana

Getting There

Fly into Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City (BZE), then catch a puddle jumper to Placencia in the Stann Creek district (the resort can help to book domestic flights, if needed). A driver from the resort meets guests at the Placencia Airstrip and transports them to the mainland boat launch. The boat to the island may have to wait for other arriving guests, so those waiting are free to leave luggage in the office and explore the village. The boat will depart by at least 15:00; the boat ride is approximately one hour. Guests need to contact the hotel in advance by email ( to arrange boat transfer. The boat transfer cost is $400 (subject to tax) per couple (roundtrip).

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

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