Location & Getting Here

Belize Private Island Resort Directions

Hatchet Caye is a private island on the edge of the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. Seventeen miles east of Placencia Village, Belize, this tranquil jewel is on the protected side of the Meso-American reef; the second longest in the world. To learn more about vacationing on our little island feel free to contact us anytime.


Our coordinates are N16 28.010 W88 04.102

How to get to Hatchet Caye

  1. The international airport in Belize is the Philip Goldson International Airport located in Belize City - airport code BZE. Continental/United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, USAirways and TACA all fly to Belize.
  2. From there, you will take a puddle jumper domestic flight on Maya Island Air down to Placencia, in the Stann Creek district. The flight takes roughly 45 minutes and costs US$216.50 per person, round trip. We are agents for Maya Island Air and we're happy to help you book this leg of your journey.
  3. After landing in Placencia a driver will meet you at the Placencia Airstrip and transfer to you to our mainland office/boat launch. There may, or may not, be a wait for the boat transfer for that day. We will not know this until the week of your reservation. You are welcome to store your luggage at our office and take a stroll around the village and do some gift shopping, or purchase snacks at the grocery store, or even better have some Gelato at the famous Tutti Fruiti!
  4. The boat ride to the island is roughly one hour and leaves at 3 pm the latest. Make sure your Captain gives you a briefing card to read while on the boat or while waiting to familiarize yourself with the way things work at the island. Bring your sunshades, sunscreen and/or a hat for the trip as the day may be bright and hot!