Hatchet Caye Resort

Experience the Caribbean the way nature intended; just you, a pristine sand beach and the crystal clear sea. Hatchet Caye is a Belize private island Resort that offers an unspoiled environment for an authentic and unforgettable tropical experience.

Welcome to our Little Island Paradise

Located on the edge of the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve in Belize, Hatchet Caye is literally a stones throw away from the Belize ...

Experience the Caribbean the way nature intended; just you, a pristine sand beach and the crystal clear sea. Hatchet Caye is a Belize private island Resort that offers an unspoiled environment for an authentic and unforgettable tropical experience.

Welcome to our Little Island Paradise

Located on the edge of the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve in Belize, Hatchet Caye is literally a stones throw away from the Belize Barrier Reef making it an ideal location for world class fishing and diving trips.

With nearly a mile of private shoreline and a limited number of guests at any time, it is easy to play, explore and relax in the Belize island lifestyle any way you want. We’re especially suited for a secluded and romantic honeymoon vacation. Come celebrate the art of island living with a year round climate of sunshine, warm breezes, and clear Caribbean waters.

The Island

Hatchet Caye offers a unique vacation alternative to the hustle and bustle of Belize's larger island and mainland beach destinations. Our Private Island, off the coast of Placencia in Belize, caters to travelers who are looking for an exotic and fun vacation that is also authentic and natural. Our island resort has everything you'll need and more to ensure a great time at Hatchet Caye whether it's for a day or a week.

Lionfish Grill

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, our Belize Restaurant, the Lionfish Grill, offers unique and tasty menu items cooked with local produce (some of which are grown in our own organic island garden!) and the freshest seafood - Lionfish included!

Join us for breakfast between 7am and 10am. Dining options include, but are not limited to, in the restaurant pavilion, pool side, or at the end of our covered pier. Lunch is served from 11:30am until 2:30pm.

Dinner is served from 6:30pm until 9:30pm, with a seasonal menu that features the freshest seafood, local produce and herbs, as well as fresh baked breads from our own ovens.

The bar is open from 7am until as late as you like. We've found that guests don't want the nights to end! There is a delightful array of juices, soft drinks, cocktails, beers and wines for you to choose from.

Lionfish, while exotic and beautiful, are a menace to the waters of Belize. Help us in controlling the local lionfish population and support the Belize Lionfish Project by tasting some of our signature Lionfish dishes! While fishing around our island is not permitted (catch and release only) diver's can spear fish for Lionfish! We will provide tridents and cook your catch up for you later. Contact us if you would like to learn more about our Belize private island resort restaurant.

Things to do on Hatchet Caye

In addition to our adventure tours, there is lots to do right here on the island. Whether you're looking to explore the underwater world by snorkeling off the pier (day or night) or you just want to relax by the pool or get a massage, we have you covered. Below are some of the activities available on the island. All unguided activities below are complimentary with the exception of our spa services. If you would like a guided tour or a spa service, we will be happy to arrange it for you.

Kayaks

We have both recreational kayaks and fishing kayaks at your disposal. Let us know when you want to use them and they will be in the water waiting for you. All feature adjustable padded seats, self bailing scuppers, and carry handles. Or, try a guided tour to some great snorkeling spots in the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve with a picnic lunch on a deserted island beach.

Pedal Boats

The Escapade pedal boat's sleek design and single pedal drive system make moving through the water feel effortless. The Escapade holds the Guinness World Record for fastest crossing of the English Channel.

Paddle Boards

Our Paddle Boards are a fun and easy way to explore the water around our little island. Take one out alone, or as a couple, and enjoy the sea from above and below!

Hobie Cats

Our Hobie Wave catamarans are the fastest way to a big smile. Quick and easy to sail on your own! Take one out to explore the Silk Cayes! Lessons are available complimentary.

Swimming Pool

Our fresh water swimming pool, with an exotic hardwood deck and loungers is available for use at your leisure. It is a great place to cool off and soak up some sun. With the bar on one side, beach on the other, and palms growing through the deck, the pool is the focal point of the public spaces.

Snorkeling

The island is so full of life that many people spend all their underwater time right outside their cabana deck. We provide snorkel gear for you to explore with a friend or join a guided tour of our reefs.

Night Snorkeling

At night, the lights on the end of the pier attract rays, squid, octopus and other fish. Guests can go snorkeling at night for a unique and invigorating experience.

Island Volleyball/Football

Practice your moves or play a friendly game with the staff on our barefoot grass-covered volleyball court. Or visit our Football/Soccer field and enjoy a game!

Spa Services

Request massages, all-natural scrubs or facials. Treatments can be administered in your cabana or over the water on our South end pier. Our guests recommend the crow's nest as the best

Adventure Tours

Belize scuba diving adventures are literally right outside your door. At Hatchet Caye, you are only minutes from some of the best diving in Belize. Our PADI certified dive operation can offer individual attention if needed and there's never an issue of overcrowding.

The Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve is a protected area in the central part of Belize's barrier reef. It contains some of the healthiest and most thriving parts of the reef and is host to over 25 species of reef fish. It is also the area where, at certain times of the year, gigantic but gentle Whale Sharks migrate. This area, only minutes away from Hatchet Caye, makes for exceptional and unforgettable diving.

Whether you bring your own gear or rent from our inventory, Pirate Reef Divers set up all the equipment on the boat for you and wash and securely store them at the end of the day. Our guides are flexible and can arrange diving trips on your timetable. Juices, water, snacks or even lunch can be provided on request. We offer custom diving experiences as well as diving certification and lessons.

Belize Fishing Tours

Great weather, a relaxed atmosphere, and plenty of action are all part of the Belize fishing experience. Being only minutes away from one of the most prolific blue water ecosystems in Belize makes fishing at Hatchet Caye a divine past time. The water around the island is thriving with bait fish which attracts larger fish such as permit, tarpon and bonefish. This means that it's possible for an angler to get a "Grand Slam" right from the island or on a tour! Please note that any fish caught from the island is catch & release.

Alternatively, you can take a tour out to the abundant reef and enjoy great fishing in the Gladden Spit. Join us on some of the finest flats for fly fishing & deep sea fishing grounds in the country. Anglers can enjoy resort amenities along with their fishing adventure. There's no longer a need to endure cold lunches and warm beers; after an exciting morning fishing trip, simply come back to the restaurant for a full lunch.

If you are planning on visiting Belize to fish there is a new Sport Fishing License that is required by Belize law. You can get one online at the Coastal Zone Management Authority.

Belize Snorkeling Tours

When you're staying at Hatchet Caye, amazing Belize snorkeling adventures are literally right outside your door.

Our guided tour takes you to the nearby Gladden Spit, which is thriving with aquatic life. Between the months of April and June, this area has the highest concentration of Whale Sharks in Belize. Snorkeling in this area puts you at center of the action during their migratory stop.

Another treat for guests on the island is night snorkeling. The lights at the end of the pier attract fish, rays, squid, turtles and various other marine life. Guests can grab their snorkeling gear and experience the thrill of night snorkeling right off the resort pier.

Although fishing in this protected area is not permitted, snorkelers can enjoy a rare treat, spear-fishing lion fish! These invasive lion fish are hazardous to our reef and it is not against the law to fish for them. We provide tridents for anyone who wants to spear-fish lion fish and we can cook up a tasty meal from your catch at our restaurant, the Lionfish Grill!

A full complement of snorkel gear can also be provided for those wanting an independent snorkeling experience. The coral formations around the island are so full of life that many people spend all their underwater time right outside their cabana deck. You can choose to snorkel with your own buddy or join one of our guided Belize snorkeling tours.

Turtle Snorkeling

Turtle snorkel tour with private island resort Belize
About 10 mins away from Hatchet Caye in the Gladden Spit marine reserve, Loggerhead turtles (some as old as 150 years), rough-tail stingrays, southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays and nurse sharks congregate. For decades these animals visit this particular site to feed on the leftovers from local fishermen who anchor and clean their catch in the area. The marine life has become so accustomed to getting treats this way that they come 'running' whenever they hear a boat. Snorkeling here is amazing and the water is shallow, about 8 - 12 ft deep.

Private Reef Dive Shop

Belize scuba diving adventures are literally right outside your door. At Hatchet Caye, you are only minutes from some of the best diving in Belize. Our PADI certified dive operation can offer individual attention if needed and there's never an issue of overcrowding.

The Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve is a protected area in the central part of Belize's barrier reef. It contains some of the healthiest and most thriving parts of the reef and is host to over 25 species of reef fish. It is also the area where, at certain times of the year, gigantic but gentle Whale Sharks migrate. This area, only minutes away from Hatchet Caye, makes for exceptional and unforgettable diving.

Whether you bring your own gear or rent from our inventory, Pirate Reef Divers set up all the equipment on the boat for you and wash and securely store them at the end of the day. Our guides are flexible and can arrange diving trips on your timetable. Juices, water, snacks or even lunch can be provided on request. We offer custom diving experiences as well as diving certification and lessons.

Belize PADI Scuba Certification

Our unique location near the reef makes becoming a PADI certified diver easier than anywhere else in Belize. Scuba diving certifications take almost half the time to complete because there's not a lot of time spent traveling out to the reef. Our professional instructors work diligently to ensure receiving your Belize diving certification is fun, safe and stress-free. Whether it's your first time underwater or you just need a refresher course, Hatchet Caye dive center is your best choice for Belize diving certification.

6 Night Diving Package

Take advantage of our prime location, just minutes from the world's second largest barrier reef, and book your dive vacation with Hatchet Caye today! Explore the endless wonders of the deep in this ever changing paradise. Bring your underwater go pro camera to capture breathtaking coral gardens and amazing shoals of fish. If you have any questions about our Belize diving packages feel free to contact us at any time.

Our 6 night Belize Diving Package includes the following:
Land transfer from Placencia airport to Hatchet Caye boat launch
Boat transfer to the island
Welcome drinks upon arrival
Accommodations in an oceanfront cabana for 6 nights
All meals (breakfast, lunch and 3-course dinners)
All taxes
3 days of 2-tank diving at the Belize barrier reef
Use of all non-motorized water toys

Belize Whale Shark Diving Tours

Between the months of April and June, Belize diving gets even more exciting as Whale Sharks migrate into the Gladden area. Whale sharks are one of the biggest fish found in the Caribbean Sea. The largest measured whale shark was 40 feet long and 5 feet wide, that's bigger than a school bus! These creatures are known to swim right up to divers, but they are not aggressive only curious.

These giant, gentle creatures travel to the Gladden Spit Silk Cayes Marine Reserve to mate and feed on the spawn of Mutton and Cuberra snapper. The best time to see these creatures are 4-5 days after the full moon. Divers can get an up close look at these majestic sharks and also thousands of other reef fish and sea animals.

Packages

Hatchet Caye offers different packages including All Inclusive packages, Beach Wedding Packages, Honeymoon Packages, Family Vacation Packages, Whole Island Rentals, Diving Packages, Fishing Packages, Jungle and Beach Packages and Island and Village Packages.

Hatchet Caye Accomodations

Our accommodations, facing the Great Barrier Reef of Belize, provide comfort, luxury and privacy. Whether you're looking for an intimate romantic setting, an exciting family adventure or a unique private island experience with a group of friends, our Ocean-front cabanas and Main House rooms satisfy every need.

Oceanfront Cabanas

In our oceanfront cabanas, you'll experience the tranquility and luxury of being on a secluded island in Belize. As you immerse yourself in swaying palm trees, crystal clear water and sunshine, your cares will slip away. With only a few cabanas on the island it will feel like your own private get-away.

Our rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. Each of the Belize beach cabanas has one, or two, Queen sized beds and can accommodate up to 4 people. You can even reserve all of our cabanas with the whole island rental package! And, for when you're not completely caught up in enjoying island life, Wi-Fi and DVD players are available in each room and Wii consoles can be borrowed from the office. Morning coffee and tea service is also available if desired. Roll-away beds can be provided upon request.

Our Belize Cabanas include:
Private deck
In-room safe
Ceiling fans
Air-conditioning
Hair dryers
Lotion, soap, and shampoo
Wi-Fi
DVD player with movies library in office
Use of all non motorized water toys

Main House Rooms

Our newest additions to your choice of accommodations are our ocean view rooms located in the Main House. Like our cabanas, these full and partial ocean view rooms will allow you to experience the tranquility and luxury of being on a secluded island in Belize. As you immerse yourself in swaying palm trees, crystal clear water and sunshine, your cares will slip away. With only a few cabanas and five Main House rooms on the island it will feel like your own private get-away.

Our rooms are clean and comfortable. And, after a day of amazing adventures on the sea, Wi-Fi is available and DVD players in some rooms and Wii consoles can be borrowed from the office. Morning coffee and tea service is also available if desired. Roll-away beds can be provided upon request. Enjoy all of our amazing island activities when you choose to book an ocean view room. If you have any questions about our Belize ocean view accommodations please contact us anytime.

Belize Main House Rooms include:
Private deck with ocean view
Ceiling fans
Air-conditioning
Hair dryers
Lotion, soap, and shampoo
Wi-Fi

Whole Island Rental Package

Rent your own island and enjoy the privacy and beauty of Hatchet Caye! Whether you are looking for a romantic island atmosphere for a wedding party or an adventurous location for a dive group, Hatchet Caye is ready to accommodate you on our Belize private island.

We can accommodate up to 30 persons on the island, and are happy to tailor your vacation to your group's needs.

There is also a full-service restaurant & bar on-site that offers a unique and tasty menu of fresh seafood and local produce. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will take care of the rest.

Guest also have use of all non-motorized water toys. You can check out our list of great adventure tours offered at Hatchet Caye.

 

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