We visited in August with our family of five. What can I saw other than we loved it.
A long trip out from Placencia, not helped by the boat arriving later than expected was quickly forgotten. The Island is just stunning. Gorgeous gardens, beautiful buildings, fantastic staff. It really is just a delight.
We had two sides of a small villa. Privacy for the parents is a wonderful thing. They are in excellent condition and kept spotlessly clean. You have your own deck, with a private stretch of beach. Not that it matters as the island is dotted with small private spots with hammocks and sun beds to choose from. There are only 4 lodges, plus the main house, so it just can't feel crowded.
The restaurant just couldn't be more beautiful. Open air, the one night it stormed it just made it more dramatic. Plus, the food, dear god, the food. I never met who was in the kitchen, but every meal was a delight. A mix of Belizian and European, every dish was wonderful. My absolute favourite was grilled lobster tail with a beurre blanc. Or maybe it was the jerked Grouper tacos. Hmm, perhaps the Lion Fish Gojons with fish we'd speared earlier in the day. You get the idea, its very memorable.
We were primarily out there for the diving, and Yianic did us proud. We went to a number of sites, and he managed to teach the kids to spear the lion fish. It was just wonderful. The team just made the memorable diving better.
Plus there is more you can do. Snorkle around the island, do a bit of sailing, kayak to your hearts content, or just put your feet up.
For the time you are there, it is your own slice of paradise...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A private island on the edge of the Silk Marine Reserve, seventeen miles east of Placencia, Hatchet is on the longest reef in North America. Laugh, love, play, explore, relax, rejuvenate, and dine in the island lifestyle you want. with a mile of private shoreline and word class diving and fishing only minutes away. With a pirates past, a hideaway present, and an environmental future, Hatchet offers unspoiled environment for your unforgettable tropical island experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hatchet Caye Hotel Placencia