Hatchet Caye, Belize
Tucked into the tropical palms on a private island on the edge of the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, this tranquil resort faces the protected Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Seventeen miles off the coast of Placencia, Hatchet Caye provides luxury and privacy in the Caribbean, with a pristine sand beach, clear turquoise waters and a serene natural environment. Enjoy the seclusion of your own spacious oceanfront cabana with a private deck looking over the world’s second longest reef. Cool whites and light hardwood decor are interspersed with bright splashes of color on the cozy rattan deck furniture.
Cabanas have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, Wi-Fi and DVD players, and include morning coffee and tea service. A centrally located freshwater swimming pool is surrounded by a hardwood deck and loungers, offering an idyllic place to cool off, soak up some sun or sip a refreshing cocktail. Shady, open-air dining and lounge areas invite the ocean breezes beneath elegant post-and-beam woodwork. Explore the private island’s watery mysteries with free access to kayaks, pedal boats, paddle boards, hobie cats and snorkel gear. Spa treatments are available in your cabana or over the water on the pier.