Belize resort reopens as Ray Caye Island

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A bedroom in one of thre resort's new villas.
A bedroom in one of thre resort's new villas.

Ray Caye Island resort in Belize, formerly Hatchet Caye, has reopened after an extensive renovation and rebranding. 

The newly purchased and rebranded 20-room property, located 18 miles off the Belize coast, underwent a yearlong transformation giving it four new oceanfront villas (each with a private plunge pool), six new guest rooms, and six renovated waterfront cabanas. It also has installed a Tesla Powerwall system, enabling the island to run exclusively on solar energy.

Ray Caye has long been a destination marina, and its Pirate Reef dive shop and Lionfish Grill were both renovated. The guest-only areas have been expanded to include a pool, the full-service Catch831 restaurant and a private beach. A new wellness center has a gym, fitness area, yoga studio and spa treatment room.

Named for the local Spotted Eagle Rays, the resort officially reopens in January but is currently accepting bookings in a soft-opening phase.

The 7.4-acre island is near the Belize Barrier Reef, and day trips include sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The resort has a mile of shoreline and guests have unlimited use of the resort's water toys.

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